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101 Hospitality Dr, Holiday Inn-Blue Ridge Shadows, Front Royal, VA 22630-6928 (Formerly Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar)
+1 540-631-3045
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Front Royal, Virginia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been here in the past and have reviewed. It was ok before. Tonight was a real disappointment. We waited for a while for any food. The salad was sparse and the waitress made a point of saying, "here is your small caesar salad. We then had a wait, and suddenly she was there with my dinner. We questioned this... More 

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Thank jlwot1959
connecticut
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps this was an off-night. The restaurant appeared 2/3rds full and there was also a large party in attendance when we were there. We had a view of the kitchen area and could only see 2 cooks at work. The wait staff was sparse and appeared very overwhelmed. They were equally busy waiting tables and doing prep work/assisting in the... More 

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Thank rosiedreams
HoulihansRestaurants, Marketing at Houlihan's, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about this experience. We strive to provide excellent food, service, and hospitality and we clearly missed the mark during your visit. Our management team in Front Royal would love the opportunity to discuss your experience in further details and make it right. Would you mind sending your contact information over to social@houlihans.com? Hope to... More 

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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch on Saturday, and the food and service were very good. I got the black angus burger and my wife got the southwestern chicken wrap. Both were very good.

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Thank WTHughes
Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This places is great for supper and even a better for breakfast the staff is always great and the service as well. It's no high end eating but great place that I always look forward to eat when I stay at this hotel.

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Thank jimmy m
Jackson, New Jersey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

While staying at the Holiday Inn we ate breakfast here. We pre-paid through the hotel and that was a good deal. The breakfast was actually great. We then had dinner here the next night and I was served cold soup, but the salad was okay. Overall the dinner was average.

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Thank mntarfuso
John H, General Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this review

Good morning, I'm John H., the General Manager. I want to thank you because we always appreciate any form of feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Holiday Inn and our breakfast service. I apologize that we did not meet full expectations for dinner, and thanks to your review we can focus on these areas... More 

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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The menu is basic American and the quality of food very good. The staff is currently in a kind of transition but even though they appear to be hustling, they need better organization. Ultimately we enjoyed the atmosphere, the pleasant personalities albeit under stress, and good food. Management made up for the slow service and we recommend this establishment.

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Thank ArlingtonVaSonnet
John H, General Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this review

Good morning, I'm John H., the General Manager. I want to thank you because we always appreciate any form of feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. I am proud to work at a restaurant that has almost 90% made from scratch food, and it looks like you could taste the difference. To accommodate a... More 

Hampton, New Hampshire
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Typical chain type of restaurant food. Not sure if a chain. Drinks weak. Good variety but nothing spectacular. Convenience of having it part of the hotel was nice since everyone could relax with a drink and not have to drive.

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Thank Deb04033
John H, General Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this review

Good morning, I'm John H., the General Manager. I want to thank you because we always appreciate any form of feedback. I am sorry we weren't able to wow you during your experience here. Could you please give me an idea of what drink you ordered so I can pinpoint areas for improvement. We do have our bartenders do a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great food always fresh Love the white bean salad and fish taco Charming environment I word recommend

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Thank Bonnie H
John H, General Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this review

Good morning, I'm John H., the General Manager. I want to thank you because we always appreciate any form of feedback. We do take pride in our fresh made from scratch food, and I'm so pleased to hear you were able to taste the difference. Thank you for your kind words and look forward to serving you again. Take care... More 

Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant and bar is attached to the Holiday Inn. Nice and quiet during the day but can get loud as the evening progresses. Staff is friendly. Food is good standard bar/grill menu.

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Thank Richard L
John H, General Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this review

Good morning, I'm John H., the General Manager. I want to thank you because we always appreciate any form of feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and yes with the hotel attached, we can get pretty busy out of no where. We have a new menu rolling out with much more flavors and options, and... More 

Little Rock
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We both enjoyed our dinners although prices could be lower and the portions smaller. Meatloaf was awesome! Our waitress was just attentive enough and the booth was a nice change from riding on scary interstate 81 all day.

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Thank Becky R
John H, General Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this review

Good morning, I'm John H., the General Manager. I want to thank you because we always appreciate any form of feedback. I'm glad you found refuge from 81 with us, it can be an intense highway to travel on, even for short distances. I'm happy to hear your food was excellent. We can always find room for improvement and thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Hospitality Dr, Holiday Inn-Blue Ridge Shadows, Front Royal, VA 22630-6928 (Formerly Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 540-631-3045
Description
Forget 'casual dining.' That's an industry term so out of touch with how consumers eat and drink today. For premium quality and style; fare that's at times familiar and other times adventurous and a laid-back modern setting, Houlihan's is a true original.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?