Houlihan's - Upper Arlington

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229 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Salads and entree came out together. Asked for entree later, returned dried out after heat lamp treatment. Manager was not honest about it, but discounted the meal. We did not request a discount. Would have preferred proper service and timely cooking, instead of them trying to turn tables quickly.

KG
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but risotto was like warm and was a bit surprised at $17 for one piece of chicken (the size of my palm) and $12 for two small tacos. Lunch may fare better.

v
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner and my husband absolutely loved the lemon piccata!

SM
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the scallops and ceasar salad were delicious. Good service. Very nice experience

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating birthdays and used a wonderful coupon. Service was excellent and food delicious. Made for a delightful celebration.

LE
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Houlihan's is always good! Staff are welcoming, service is prompt, food's always yummy.

GH
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed ourselves. The food and the service were terrific. Thanks

CD
Columbus
66 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Another great meal at Houlihans. We tried some different things and were very happy with our selections.

E
Columbus
48 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Happy hour food was good, price was reasonable, and value was excellent. Best of all was our server, Victoria, who was wonderful! We’ll be back. Thank you!

CG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and food! Thanks!! Very professional and friendly service

OT
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outdoor seating. Server very attentive and professional.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration on patio was perfect!

SG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fixed picks menu was a great value with several excellent menu items to choose from. Our server was very attentive in a good way and the kitchen staff was timely with the food preparation.

5
Columbus
90 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, friendly staff, we really enjoy this place.

CA
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I ordered a prix fix meal that included a desert. When the meal was done I asked for the desert to go. The server brought me my check and I paid. I waited over 10 minutes for the desert and it never showed up. I went to the kitchen and they said it would be a little longer. I had to leave so I left without the desert. The server seemed to not care.

B
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Great service. Our waiter SAM was outstanding, attentive and very helpful with the menu items. I had the steak and Iceberg Wedge salad which was incredible. The steak was cooked to perfection, the salad was awesome- fresh and ICE-COLD. No mediocre food here, everything was exceptional, including the service. What a gem Upper Arlington has here, highly recommended!

T
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a good experience at Houlihan's. Food quality is good for the money and the wait staff does a good job.

a
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a go-to place for slightly upscale American food. Great service, food, atmosphere!

MW
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was great and service was excellent

RB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, Service was excellent. Can't get better than that.

KM
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Would highly recommend!!

MJ
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We go to Houlihan’s on Friday nights for the panko-crusted fried shrimp. It is outstanding...as good as our favorite restaurant in Florida!

SF
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always good. Service was a little slow this time. It’s usually very good.

JP
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. And, the food was perfect. We definitely recommend Houlihans.

S
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always make a reservation without any problem. It is a good idea to have a reservation on the weekend.
Food is always good and service is always good too.

AM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as we walked in, we were greeted with a friendly face. We were sat immediately and a server was there to offer beverages within minutes. Service was outstanding, food was wonderful and price was great. Will definitely return.

TN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Patio is best in Columbus .

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner for all!

BD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both quite good. It was a game day in Columbus and this was the perfect place to enjy a nice dinner after watching OSU in the 'Shoe. Highly recommend.

l
Columbus
58 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food very good but still wouldn't mind paying more and getting larger portions. Very small portions. Always honor our seating preference which we greatly appreciate. Server new and didn't seem completely familiar with menu but it was fine.

CD
Columbus
66 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had another great experience at Houlihan's. The food was fantastic and despite a very busy dining room and outdoor patio, our service was timely and attentive throughout our meal.

R
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good. We ordered potato soup, bbq chicken flatbread, and the salmon with green beans and mashed potatoes. All good. We go there often and will continue to frequent it.

JS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always excellent, and membership in the e-mail group provides periodic money-saving coupons

M
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the deals Houlihans offers. The manager is attentive and the staff are really on the ball.

r
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun neighborhood restaurant. Excellent service. Enjoyed our visit.

TK
Chiapas
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was “national fajitas day” so they offered a $10 fajitas special at dinner. The amount of food served was about half of what most restaurants serve for $13. Not complaining about the portion size or the price, but it shouldn’t have been promoted as a special value

DN
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good! My sirloin was done exactly as I ordered it.(Medium Rare) My wife's salad was very tasty and huge. The waitress was pleasant and kept my coffee mug topped off.

BJ
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a special birthday on Fri evening. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Our server was pleasant and attentive. We ordered firecracker shrimp for our appetizer, very tasty! Entrees were filets and salmon, all very good, salads were good as well. Only complaints were on the potatoes both mashed and baked and the cauliflower mash. All three were not very good and the cauliflower mash presentation was very unappealing. I was disappointed that the server did not mention the birthday as I had noted it on my reservation. Overall good but not exceptional. We will probably return.

H
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Busy Wednesday afternoon: A little loud and our friend was double charged for a beer (the charge was immediately removed when we pointed it out.) The food was excellent for my 3 companions but my dish was too spicy. It would have been nice to have a warning on the menu. Overall we had a good time.

VL
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Jeff waiter was too over the top and a bit obnoxious. He needs to tone it done and speak a little quieter, at one point I felt like he screamed in my ear!

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