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“Big plates little plate”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Houlihan's - CLOSED

Houlihan's
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Brooklyn Park
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Big plates little plate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

We have done both. I like that my family of four can order 6 or 7 small plates and get real full. Or we have the option to order off the menu. Wedge salad and steak is crazy good! anything pot roast is great.

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English first
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lack of service makes for dissapointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

My wife suprised me with the suggestion of going out on a date after what was an exhausting day. Our mood was spirited as we ventured to Houlihans for dinner. We enjoy the food at Houlihan's however on this occasion the food couldn't make up for the dissapointing service we encountered. The bartender during our wait to be seated (forty minutes) was average and our waitress couldn't have been less enthusiastic or friendly. By the end of the night we were having waiter/waitress envy of nearby tables. On top of that there was a substantial delay in getting our food due to "large groups that came in after us and mashed potatoes" as explained by the manager (we ordered a wrap and a veggie/turkey burger with the mashed tots). We would have done without the mashed potatoes if someone would have notified us of the wait. The short of it is we ancipated a nice meal together and left with dissapointment. Houlihan's generously tried to comp the burger but be paid for it anyway. Houlihan's can be very good...if the service is.

Visited January 2012
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome Place to Eat in Maple Grove”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

The Small Plates Menu is genius and perfect for light eaters or those who are on their way to a movie across the street. The food is always fresh and flavorful, plenty of options to choose from to make everyone happy! My favorite is the stuffed mushrooms and the Tuscan salad.
Service is great and very friendly.

Visited January 2012
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Food, Active email club, Spendy Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

This is a great place to eat and if you join their email club you will get weekly specials. They seem to put a lot into their promotions and have some great offers. The bar seems a little spendy if you are just looking for a place to hang out a drink. If you want to eat and have a few it's a good spot. Give it a try

Visited October 2011
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“Something unexpected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

Was reluctant to try here for a while bc they look so ave but everything is delicious. Happy hour on the patio is the best!

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