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Houlihan's

55 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1530
+1 732-448-0500
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good51%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
55 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1530
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

There's an energetic vibe to this Houlihans that we're sure they work to create and keeps the crowds coming. Our server (and trainee) consistently provided excellent service throughout our meal. The food was good, although several things needed to be corrected in preparation. All in...More

Thank DCN2012
AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Glad to hear our team was quick to address any concerns! Thanks for the kind words, and we look forward to serving you again soon. - AG

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

On our way to curl in a bonspiel hosted by the Potomac Curling Club we got off the NJ Turnpike for lunch and found Houlihan's open for lunch. They we're not busy and we were seated in a minute or two. I had the zuccini...More

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

So glad you gave us a try! Thanks so much, and we hope to see you again soon. - AG

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

First of all, we waited 45 minutes for our appetizers, which still haven’t arrived till we got our entrees. In our fillet mignon, the vegetables were still in their preheating wrapping paper! The manager provided us with the explanation that the cook was apparently new....More

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Very sorry to hear we let you down during your recent visit. We'd like to make this right. Kindly email us directly at alexhoulihans@gmail.com so we can discuss further. Thanks for time, and we look forward to hearing from you. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

Reviewed 30 December 2017

I'm always impressed with the quality of food and excellent service at the Houlihan's chain. This one was equally good. Tasty hot food, fair portions, friendly staff, and prompt service.

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

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

Reviewed 20 December 2017

I've been to this restaurant before many years ago, and my husband and I figured we'd give it a try the other day. I had a crab melt and he had a french dip sandwich. Neither of us were happy with our food. Don't need...More

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AlexFromHoulihans, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Sorry to hear you were disappointed, but always happy to hear from our guests at alexhoulihans@gmail.com - should you like to discuss further. Thank you. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

Reviewed 11 November 2017

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 14 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 19 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 27 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 25 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 26 August 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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
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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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