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Houlihan's - Bridgewater - Houlihan's - Bridgewater, Bridgewater, NJ

Houlihan's - Bridgewater

4.1
4.1
184 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Sunday -Thursday: 4;00pm -12:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 252-1300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. J

    Jwryan21

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff attentive, appetizers very generous, good entrees. We will return in the future…

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall very good experience. Service, food good no complaints.

  3. AH

    ArtH

    Caribbean

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Veronica was an amazing server. Excellent experience!

  4. M

    Moorthy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was a 45 min wait even after a prior reservation. Though the tables were empty, the kitchen was backed up. Not sure how they can be so screwed up in anticipating the Mother's day crowd. I wouldn't go there again. Mother's day plan was totally messed up. I ended up going to a Thai place nearby.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    Had reservation for Mother’s Day but it wasn’t even crowded. Still took an hour for the main meal to come. The first course meal came out after my sons main meal. By the time me and my gfs main meal came out, he was finished with his. Couldn’t believe they served his lunch before even getting our appetizer. The appetizer was just spinach dip and chips. Should have been out on the table within 5 min of ordering and then our 3 meals served at the same time. Unbelievable. No one said sorry or acted like it was weird or even an issue. We had the same thing happen at the Applebees in bridgewater recently too. Not sure what’s happening to restaurants these days. Only good thing was the food actually tasted good and price was good.

  6. MD

    MadlynD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There were 8 of us.. we all enjoyed our meals. Several people ordered the meat loaf for the 3rd or 4th time and still claim it as delicious.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Met up with a couple of coworkers that work from home.

  8. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food for a reasonable price. Dine in or take out, it's good either way. They also have a bar which is a good option for some.

  9. SM

    SusanM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistent good food. They still are not offering their prime rib. We would like them to put that back on the menu.

  10. AH

    ArtH

    Caribbean

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    Waited 20 minutes for a waiter, another 20 minutes for our beverages. My husband’s appetizer arrived with dinner and was missing something. My order was wrong and had to be remade. By the time my dinner came out, my husband had finished eating. I was there for an hour before receiving food. No drink refills. Another 20 minutes for our check and we had asked twice and finally had to hunt down the server to get the bill.

  11. LO

    LORETTAT

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Full house for St. Patrick’s Day! Corned beef and cabbage was delicious.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Always a nice time!

  13. AH

    ArtH

    Caribbean

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Service was very slow. 20 minutes to place the order. 50 minutes before food arrived.

  14. CH

    CelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The waitress was engaging and had good suggestions. The food was quite tasteful, but the dessert was "stingy."

  15. i

    isla88

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Chain restaurant with some nice menu options. Server was friendly but a little slow with getting things we asked for. Had to ask twice but she was pleasant and the place got real busy right after we sat. The food was fine not completely hot. My wife sent back fries for hot ones. The manager bought us desert for the trouble which was nice.

  16. H

    Holly

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Sat at the bar with 3 friends and had a great dinner. Did the prix fixed menu and it was fine for the value. Very friendly atmosphere and staff was attentive.

  17. BC

    BrendaC

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Completely changed!!! Terrible VIBE none at all!! Food was HORRIBLE!!

  18. JG

    JimG

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Haft to wait 45 minutes despite reservation. Good and appetizers were cold. Took 40 minutes to get drink which we refused as meal was over.

  19. P

    Pricey

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    went for the $10 special fish n chips and that’s what we got. delicious crispy fish and chips. service was a bit slow not sure why because there weren’t a lot of people there but nevertheless we enjoyed our meal.

  20. AH

    ArtH

    Caribbean

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service and food were excellent! Looks like Bridgewater Houlihan's is back on track! Looking forward to our next visit!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    waiter forgot us a lot but crowded and understaffed. Not his fault

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It took 2.5 hours for 6 adults and 2 kids to eat dinner when the restaurant was completely empty. Definitely the worst Houlihan’s we’ve been to.

  23. e

    evbuckspa

    Philadelphia

    223 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We had a nice time here celebrating an 85th Birthday!

  24. AH

    ArtH

    Caribbean

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Houlihans made my birthday special! Great food snd great service!

  25. JJ

    JimJax

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Tough to find a restaurant open on Christmas but luckily for us Houlihan's was opened and took reservations. It was a little chaotic when we walked in because a dozen folks were crowded around the check-in counter wanting their to-go orders. We got our table and quickly got waited on as they were closing soon. Our food came pretty quickly and other than the top of my veggie burger bun being hard as a brick, everything else was perfect. Gave the waitress an extra tip as we appreciated her working on Christmas.

  26. s

    sushiqueen

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent. We chose their 3 course dinner plus an additional appetizer (calamari). Every bite we took was delicious and the price was more than fair. Not just the food itself truly impressed us, it was the lonesome worker named Jason who acted as our server. In fact, he was the bartender whose main job was to mix drinks and pour beer. When he had customers, he took orders. He was highly efficient running the bar and serving as a waiter and he cleared tables sometimes. He was this amazing one man band who did his job marvelously. We tipped generously. We would sure go back. This pandemic was killing the food industry and causing such low staff turnout. It made us sad that the surviving staff was so overworked and exhausted. I just hoped they got compensated REALLY well.

  27. TV

    TaraV

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went on Christmas and the food was DELICIOUS! The server was really nice and attentive and we had the perfect family dinner.

  28. CO

    CharlesO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Good and friendly service even thought it was a holiday, enjoyed my time miss the one in Woodbridge/Edion area. We went offen and enjoyed it.

  29. M

    Marilyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food & service were great!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Christmas Eve dining experience was lovely. Service was great. Food timely and yummy. Staff pleasant. Overall, thumbs up

  31. HO

    HilmaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. We were seated by host immediately. Adrian was pleasant knowledgeable and very attentive as our server. The food came out hot and was very good. The drinks were made perfectly by the bartender. We go every Christmas Eve and we were not disappointed.

  32. LO

    LORETTAT

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    Met friends for lunch. Unfortunately not good any longer. There was one other couple dining. Food was just ok, the waiter dropped a stemmed glass of iced sangria on the table which broke and got all of us wet. We had to change tables. I don’t see Houlihan’s staying around much longer. Too bad as it Was always a great place.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good service, appears to have been new server. Another server was not helpful when we asked for assistance and just walked away. Thanksgiving dining was excellent.

  34. RA

    RickA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tia was a wonderful server. She kept her eyes on us but was not intrusive, asking us something if she detected an issue (e.g., extra gravy). She was wonderful

  35. RG

    RobertG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Service has improved from our last visit, was a big issue in our previous visits hope it keeps improving.

  36. KK

    KatieK

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This poor restaurant is dying. I don’t expect it to be around in another year. Myself and 6 family members arrived at 4:30pm for my nephews birthday(was specifies on the reservation). We were seated in a timely manner, but that’s it. We didn’t see a server until after 5 pm. At that point we put our entire order in. After about 40 minutes drinks began to trickle out, one was missing and some came that were not ordered. Took some time for correct drink to come out(all that was ordered were sodas, water and milk) after about 40+ more minutes only chips came out when soups and salads were also ordered but whatever there was food so we ate as we were very hungry and restless..forget about the refills we ordered as those were forgotten about an hour. Entrees were absolutely awful and my mothers did not come out until 30+ minutes after everyone else’s trickled out of the kitchen. Mine was freezing cold and very under cooked. My husbands was raw my nieces seemed to be old. I’m assuming there was cross contamination in the kitchen and once we were home my husband and I were running to the bathroom extremely sick along with my mother who called and told me the same. This place so understaffed that those who are working are just running around aimlessly not knowing where to even start. It was very sad. Working there in 07 was great but those memories were wiped away dealing with that disgusting mess I had to deal with and pay to get sick. It’s a shame.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We reserved a table for 9 on a Saturday night at 6:30, we quickly seated and waiter came over Rather quickly. All orders were correct and food was brought out in a timely fashion. Our waiter was fantastic and checked back frequently. Food was all good, no complaints. Would recommend

  38. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    181 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    "Short of staff" is a frequently recurring message in chain restaurants and that is what we were greeted with-a line waiting to check in. So we went to the bar, where the friendly and attentive bartender got our drinks, asked if we were dining, and took us to a table in the bar. A good start. Unfortunately, there were too many flies disturbing us during dinner. And despite the elegant photos and food descriptions on OT, this once upscale chain has joined the other chains in a race to the bottom. Food items were bland and not at all unique. How do you make a flavorless spinach-artichoke dip? And please don't get me started on the thin, broken chips served with it. My wife's salmon entrée was at best mediocre. My burger was good and the fries arrived hot. They did have several very nice wines by the glass, as well as a favorite single malt which I enjoyed. It is highly doubtful we'd return to this restaurant.

  39. T

    Tasty

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience2

    Food is typically good. Service is always terrible. It always takes too long for someone to take your order. They take your drink order and then you sit there for 10 minutes waiting for the drinks. They never refill drinks unless you ask and then sometimes they remember but most times not so you have to go through the meal with an empty glass. It never seems like they have enough staff and those they do have disappear. Even when there are very few people in the place the service is poor.

  40. SS

    ShipraS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    To my utmost surprise, the front desk manager dishonestly charged us extra 1.5 times for food and drink $44.74+$2.96 On We ordered two ($10.00) Jalopeno stuffed Chicken dishes and a House drink ($5.00). The total is $25.00 +Tax. They charged us $44.74 for food and drink + Tax, instead of $25.00. When I complained, they reduced it to $30.66, still charging extra $3.75 for the drink. It's a deliberate act which should never happen again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Houlihan's - Bridgewater does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Houlihan's - Bridgewater also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 252-1300.

Houlihan's - Bridgewater is rated 4.1 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Houlihan's - Bridgewater

1288 US Highway 22 Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Sunday -Thursday: 4;00pm -12:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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