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Houlihan's

€€ - €€€American,
55 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1530
+1 732-448-0500
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good52%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
55 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1530
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Georges Bank Scallops ($15.99 for small serving) with asparagus risotto, micro greens, and basil oil are really delicious and a surprising offering for a chain. Pleasant service. My lunch companion had the fish and chips ($16.49) - tilapia with fries and chipotle coleslaw -...More

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and our Rutgers offer. Thanks for the kind words, and we look forward to serving you again soon. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Headed to a show at George Street Playhouse (temporarily @ Rutgers) and limited choices to eat, so we settled on Houlihan's by default, All were pleasantly surprised, by the variety and quality. All were happy with their choices. It was Wine Wednesday, $10 off any...More

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed our hospitality and our variety of menu items! Thanks for the kind words, and we do hope to see you again when you're in the area. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were unimpressed with the food here. The fish tacos were skimpy on the fish-mostly fillers (lettuce, tomatos). Big no no on the Reuben sandwich! Meat was chewy, fatty and tasteless. Sauerkraut was the only plus on the sandwich. Baked potato soup was good- French...More

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Sorry you weren't impressed with our made-from-scratch dishes. We welcome you to email us directly at alexhoulihans@gmail.com so we can discuss further. Thank you for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Everything I have tried hear has been very good service I also good average décor for a chain restaurant

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for the kind words! - Hou Marketing

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Sometimes at work you have to go to some chains for lunch. This is a fine place for that. You will get some good things to eat, and some OK. It is what it is. People are always very friendly and the location is great....More

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Appreciate the feedback, and hope you find a new fave from our made-from-scratch dishes! - Hou Marketing

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Traveling from New England down to the Maryland area we found this Houlihan's along the way. Service was adequate, the surprise came when my burger was served and had a long black greasy oily hair sitting on top of it. i totally lost my appetite...More

Thank Verado275
AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

I'm sorry to hear we let you down. I will be passing your comment along to the team, and welcome you to email us directly at alexhoulihans@gmail.com so we can discuss further. Thank you. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

Reviewed 26 July 2017

I tried this Houlihan's twice in one month. I got Kansas Burger $12.99 and French Onion Soup $2.99. The Angus beef Burger cooked in prefect medium and the Bacon tasted so good to let me enjoyed each bite. The Onion soup is fresh made in...More

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed our made-from-scratch menu items, and our service! We look forward to serving you again soon. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

Reviewed 7 July 2017

This place was good in terms of food, service. The cocktails we ordered had very less alcohol, but overall it was fun to be there...good music.

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Alex H, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for the feedback. - Hou Marketing

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Happy hour at bar offers many specials. Potato Soup is excellent Burgers are excellent. I had mushroom and Swiss with sweet potato fries I recommend and will return

Thank Carolyn W
Alex H, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

We're so glad you enjoy our made-from-scratch menu items, and our Happy Hour! We look forward to serving you again soon. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while wife is meeting friend for lunch. Beer is good, chicken tenders were "rubbery", only way to describe them. Could not get my Tab 4 to connect with any of their WiFi. Works other places. Empty at the bar at 12:30 this Friday.

Thank Michael B
Alex H, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Sorry you were disappointed by our chicken fingers. Please feel free to email us directly at alexhoulihans@gmail.com to discuss further. Thank you. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1530
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-448-0500
  • E-mail
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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