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Houston's Restaurant

181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
+1 201-488-5667
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“spinach dip” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (31 reviews)
“veggie burger” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We frequent Houston’s in our hometown in NJ. Love their salads and grilled artichokes. Salmon and chicken dinners always great. Yummy key lime pie! Friendly and laid back wait staff! After disappointing meals in Hollywood, we drove to Pompano Beach for two dinners at Houston’s!

Thank jagmac1611
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We had lunch here with another couple. The dining room is large, but attractive. The menu selection was good but not great. Not much for vegetarians. But our food was good, nicely served, with good service. Prices seemed on the high side.

Thank JGSK
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Houston's located in an upscale shopping mall, offers good food in a private setting ambiance. The inside is always dark, the tables are set as booths so you feel you have your privacy. The menu is average, they have your basic burger and ribs as...More

Thank GoldAdvice
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Can’t believe how crowded (5 PM Sunday) we had a 30 minute wait. Long story short, spinach dip, while delicious, is up to $18. Caesar salad (plain,no protein) is $16. Asian chicken salad, $21. Portions are definitely smaller. That’s all we ate plus an iced...More

Thank dana r
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

We are regulars. Food is typically good and service is too. Today, while hosting a business lunch I,unhappily, encountered an inept server. She kept trying to clear our appetizer while we were still eating it. she was trying to package up my meal by reaching...More

Thank parryaftab
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Houston's, which is in an upscale mall called The Shops at Riverside, is crowded, noisy and expensive, but my lunch there was one of the best I've ever had. The restaurant says it prepares American Classics from scratch, and even filets fresh wild fish in...More

Thank victorsN2770KS
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Management puts them self above the customers 75.00 dollars per person in and out in forty five minutes that's not dinning....

Thank cameo5460
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Visit this restaurant with my misses, the venue is good, service is fantastic, however i wouldn’t say the same for the food, I had the Hawaii rib eye stake and I was not impressed, it was tasteless, all you could feel was the sauce on...More

Thank visi111
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Went to Houston’s for dinner. Note this is not my first time there. Houston’s is a family favorite and they did not disappoint. I had the filet mignon and was cooked as directed. Only thing the waitress was a little rushy so to speak kept...More

Thank Aubynwr
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

I really used to love this place. The atmosphere, the food, the service, everything. Lately it has been going down hill. The food has lost a bit of its pop and so has the staff. The other nite I was there and it was late,...More

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May 3, 2017|
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Response from victorsN2770KS | Reviewed this property |
My receipt said, "Now accepting reservations."
Paula B
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Lonnie J | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you can access it as long as you go on their website as it changes from time to time.
Janna K
December 7, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: +1 201-488-5667
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