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“Happy hour - great; salmon salad - poor”
Review of Houlihan's

Houlihan's
Ranked #6 of 131 Restaurants in Eagan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Happy hour - great; salmon salad - poor”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

My 3 rating is probably generous for this most recent experience, but I've had better experiences there in the past. The positives - service is friendly, good happy hour deals, convenient Eagan location. However, when I visited for dinner this week, my experience was poor, in spite of the handy location and friendly service. The place needed a good cleaning, from the crumb buildup along the edges of the booths that abutt the wall, to the hanging light fixtures. Biggest disappointment, tho, was the disastrous salmon salad I ordered. I like salmon salads, but this was the worst I ever had. Menu description sounded good, but the actual combo of ingredients was so unappealing. BBQ sauce on the salmon - yuk. A mass of tasteless crunchy strips mixed with white vegetable (parsnip?) strips - yuk. Spiced pecans fragmented into 1/8 the nut sizes - yuk. Overcooked salmon - yuk. I may be back for the happy hour, service and convenience, but I will be much more careful about what I order for dinner.

  • Visited July 2012
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Boston, MA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“More like 3.5 stars”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Houlihan's is a solid place to eat. We went on a Monday evening at 7pm and by the time we left the place was deserted. The service was good, the food is fine if not spectacular. All in all, a place where we can go for decent food and most people can find something to eat.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Mhlia
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Good food, fair price”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Have eaten here 4 times. Food is always good and price is very fair. Can be busy but overall well done.

Visited March 2012
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Thank RSTT3959
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St Paul, MN
1 review
“Good happy hour. The Fud is gud!”
Reviewed March 18, 2011

2 for 1's on rails and beers, good selection of apps, great service and great nachos.

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Thank acelesson
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“amazing food, great variety, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed January 23, 2009

amazing food, great variety, nice atmosphere

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Thank Patchoulii
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