Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport

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Since 1972, we’ve believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous ‘Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 20, 2019

Ends: January 21, 2118

Availability: Daily 11:00AM-5:00PM

What 99 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Needed something close to the airport and this was perfect. Very easy on and off the freeway, Perfect.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There for 2 hours, party of 8. Table got 1 refill of waters from a passing waiter, our waiter seemed to be new which is fine but come on. Food was honestly pretty trash.

RB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with good vibes. Will be back next trip to south SF.

GF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Wasn't as nice as I thought it would be. Probably will not go back again unless meal is free.

ME
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Houlihan's is solid. Though the service is usually way less than perfect (on the slow side), the servers are nice and the food is delicious.

DO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Houlihan's is a nice bar/restaurant. The food is good but a little on the pricey side. Service is good and manager is a responsive and pro active. He does take good care of his guest.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was good. A little bit of a language barrier and had to point at the menu for what I wanted to order. The waitress was tentative and we didn't have to ask for anything. Otherwise, good experience for my first time here.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

food was re-heated.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We really enjoyed having the back section to ourselves. We had a party of 18, which included 8 kids, so the privacy was nice. The downside was that it seemed we were forgotten. But overall, we had a good time. The food was delicious! We went late in the evening, so it was pretty quiet. I will definitely dine here again the next time I'm in town.

C
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The decor is very dated which, to me, translates to lack of investment / care from management.

The food was just ok. My salmon was overlooked but edible.

My glass of water without lemon had a hint of lemon taste (not good).

My server brought me the wrong bill twice - third time was a charm.

Totally forgettable dining.

PG
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Came to watch the 49'ers game on Sunday morning at 10am... but the bar with all the TV's was "not open yet" because the night shift "hadn't done their job and nothing was stocked." So, we found a TV in the main dining room and asked for the game to be put on. Over an hour later, we were still awaiting the channel to be changed... eventually we gave up, finished our breakfast (which was just fine), paid (took forever to flag our server), and left. Very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good service, good flatbread. A very pleasant surprise.

N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This was the best choice for dinner near our hotel by the airport. The restaurant was nice looking, service good but slow. Mostly business people. Over all safe choice.

WL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Burger & fries were very good. Margarita was awful.

K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden little gem. Would definitely come back again.

ES
Palm Springs
69 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Solid meal out for the money and location. Certainly nothing fancy.

SA
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went for lunch. Good waiter, pleasant atmosphere but the food was pretty tasteless. I had the Honey grilled salmon/blt. Bacon was fine--bacon. Salmon was mixed like a tuna sandwich but had no seasoning and was very dry. Fortunately there was lettuce and tomato which gave it some moisture. The French Onion soup was actually pretty good. The hummus/white bean with pita points was ok. Nothing horrible but I won't go back.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Dead, dead, dead... for a hotel next to the airport this restaurant had zero people in it and the food was not flavorful at all.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2015
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Not happy at all for our Xmas dinner experience. Put in the back of the restaurant with no one else back there. The server was inattentive and the place WAS NOT busy of packed. If the tip 20% wasn't already included in the final bill she didn't deserve a thing. No follow up on the food on how it wAs. No refills in drinks until dinner was over. Never coming back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

service was slow. table and menus were in need of cleaning. water had no lemon, Shirley Temple had no cherries. fish taco was cold but ribs and hamburger were very good. Waiter dropped the burger bun top, then replaced it with a new one or so he said??
Basic wine and beer menu.

c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2015
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

During the time we order food from waitress, she does not know the special of the night, does not not what it will come with on the entree, does not know the kids meal come with side order and drinks.
Food came in with one left behind, had to complaint and wait for 15 minutes to come.

Complaint to Manager, he only ask "Do you want deserts or not" did not really want to know what is happening. I guess they have too many complaint to deal with and getting use to it.

Eat with bad services at our own risk, stay away if I were you......................................

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made my reservation - and 48 hours before my party of 20+ the manager called to let me know that we would be bumped to the bar...
Never again will I book at this restaurant.
Poor customer service.

a
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Used to go here with the family growing up back when it was in San Carlos near the airport. When it moved, we were crushed. When we found it again, it rekindles some of those moments having dinner with Bo, Me, and the brosef. Now it's just me and brosef enjoying that to-die-for spinach dip with lavosh bread. Still as awesome as ever. Things change but some things never do. Thank you Houli's. Never take that badboy off the menu.

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The pasta dishes were very good. The starters looked good as they passed by.
But, we ordered two hamburgers med rare and they came very well done. Who can't get a burgers right? Waiter did offer to replace them. We were on a time crunch, so declined. The waiter gave a five dollar credit. I will go back but choose more carefully.

BH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinner, had the NY strip steak and my dinning partner had the salmon. Will be going back soon!!!

e
Edinburgh
74 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our drinks were lukewarm, the service was poor & we were mostly ignored. We will not return.

P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I love the spaghettini with the shrimps,mussels and scallops except the scallops was bland. Plus the lettuce wraps chicken was a little salty but otherwise the food is good.

BH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, a great time and meal!!

G
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2013
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I am afraid that is the only word I can think of. The usher tried to sit me at the bar even though it was obvious there was no room and then having given my order I waited 35 minutes for my dinner to arrive. However my soup never did and the waitress seemed completely clueless on what to do.

The food was at least cooked reasonably.

SS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We generally enjoy Houlihan's, but our experience Wednesday not left much to be desired. My wife order lettuce wraps and a bowl of soup. I ordered a club sandwich with fries. It took at least 20 minutes before any food was delivered and then it was just the lettuce wraps. A few minutes later the soup was delivered (i really doubt they cook each bowl individually, so that was ridiculous). About 5 minutes after that, my sandwich was delivered. The wraps, the soup, and my sandwich were all good as usual, but my fries tasted like they had sat under a heat lamp since we placed our order (that's about 30 minutes if you lost count).
If we have another experience there like this one, it will be the last.Too many good places around.

B
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Could have been worse, better than TGI but that is about it.

SD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a surprise! We had dinner at Houlihan's and loved the food. Their chicken wings are excellent and their steak was cooked well. The atmosphere was great, had a few couples having dinner and a few other people near the bar for drinks. We positioned ourselves away from the big LCD screens that had sports on so we can have a nice dinner without the distractions. I was pleasantly surprised. Recommended!

N
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I really like going to this restaurant inside the Holiday Inn. The food is delicious and the waitstaff is always friendly and efficient. The only issue I had (and this is just personal preference) the dessert menu is really small with very few options.

r
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The hostess & waitress were very patient & helpful. Food was more than I expected "very Good".

LB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal here. Especially awesome was the French Onion Soup and the apple pie. Only complaint is that the music was obnoxiously loud.

H
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2012
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to have dinner the night before a flight and then stay at the hotel.

T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2012
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great spot for eating while attending a conference at the conference center next door. A good spot if you live in the area and when time permits prior to taking a flight from SFO. Good food and good energy.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2012
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed every starter we had...from the spinach and lovsh, the chicken wings, and the big bite rshooms. Then the main dish...scalloped risotto (yummy), enjoyed every bite.

Will be back for other entrees on the menu!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They didn't have my reservation from Open Table, but happily sat our group of 10. Very friendly and patient.

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