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About Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport

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!

275 S. Airport Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

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!

Cross Street:
US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 588-2265

Website:
http://www.hisfo.com/dining.html

Entertainment:
SportsBar; Happy Hour is Monday-Saturday 3:00PM-7:00PM, 10:00PM-Midnight. Sunday all day!

Parking Details:
We offer FREE parking at the Holiday Inn and the adjoining South San Francisco Conference Center parking lots.

Public Transit:
Service ran by BART to South San Francisco BART Station or to SFO BART Station and take hotel shuttle.

Executive Chef:
Oscar Cortez

Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Rooms are available for groups of 20 to 50 people

Private Party Contact:
Omkar Pund: (650) 588-2265

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

Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.7

ambience

3.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (129)
Great for Lunch (88)
Vibrant Bar Scene (74)
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Fit for Foodies (54)
Kid-friendly (49)
Neighborhood Gem (47)
Late-night Find (45)
Special Occasion (37)
Hot Spot (34)
Great for Brunch (27)
Romantic (25)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Live Sports (2)
Good for a Date (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2016

food was re-heated.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Seattle)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Good service, good flatbread. A very pleasant surprise.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Burger & fries were very good. Margarita was awful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Hidden little gem. Would definitely come back again.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 30, 2016

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

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 16, 2014

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2014

As always, a great time and meal!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2013

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2013

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2012

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2012

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2012

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2012

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

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2012

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2011

Great food! Good price! Great service!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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