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Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport

3.7
91 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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Houlihan's Restaurant + Sports Bar, located at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport. Houlihan's is a contemporary, cordial and fun place-to-be. The restaurant serves traditional and contemporary breakfast, lunch and dinner fare. Houlihan's provides a culinary experience that is undeniably unique and will make you come back for more. Our fully-stocked bar brings drinks from around the world right to your coaster. Come and enjoy the eclectic eatery and electric bar scene at Houlihan's!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:00AM - 10:30AM; Lunch:11:00AM-4:00PM; Dinner: 5:00PM-11:0PM

Happy Hour: Everyday from 3:00PM-7:00PM and again from 10:00PM-Midnight. ALL DAY SUNDAY!
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Phone number
(650) 588-2265
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Oscar Cortez
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Private party facilities
Private Party Rooms are available for groups of 20 to 50 people
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Private party contact
Omkar Pund: (650) 588-2265
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Cross street
US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd
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Parking details
We offer FREE parking at the Holiday Inn and the adjoining South San Francisco Conference Center parking lots.
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Public transit
Service ran by BART to South San Francisco BART Station or to SFO BART Station and take hotel shuttle.
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Entertainment
SportsBar; Happy Hour is Monday-Saturday 3:00PM-7:00PM, 10:00PM-Midnight. Sunday all day!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
3.5
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on December 28, 2016

food was re-heated.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2016

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.

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2.0Dined on October 2, 2016

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.

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2.0Dined on September 18, 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2016

Good service, good flatbread. A very pleasant surprise.

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3.0Dined on June 27, 2016

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.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2016

Burger & fries were very good. Margarita was awful.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Hidden little gem. Would definitely come back again.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2016

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

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2016

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.

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2016

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.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2015

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.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2015

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.

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2015

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......................................

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1.0Dined on December 19, 2014

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.

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2014

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.

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3.0Dined on October 25, 2014

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.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2014

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

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2014

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

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2014

As always, a great time and meal!!

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1.0Dined on August 26, 2013

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.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2013

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.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2013

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

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2013

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!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2013

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.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2013

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

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2013

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.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2012

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

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3.0Dined on August 14, 2012

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.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2012

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!!!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2012

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

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2012

Always great food and good service, but can be very loud when the bar is busy.

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2.0Dined on April 18, 2012

I was there with a friend for lunch on Wednesday, 4/18/12. Nice entrance and interior but it's quite empty at 12:30pm. Food was OK but not impressive. I think I expected more.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2012

I really enjoyed myself, I will be going again when I get the time

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2012

great for casual drinks and food after a 49er game!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2012

Loved the Ahi salad and fish tacos and nice menu with great prices!

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1.0Dined on December 26, 2011

Place was pretty empty. I could see why after my party of 10 ordered and ate. Only two dishes out of ten (two of the same was ordered) orders were good. I would not recommend eating there. Drinks from bar were just ok. Have no plans to give it a second try...

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2011

Great food! Good price! Great service!

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2011

Food and service very good, as always. Forgot there would be a big football game on, so it was noisier than usual at the bar, but we were given a booth on the side that minimized the noise. It was much appreciated! Will be back, love the bruschetta and Southwestern wrap!

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