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Houlihan's - Denton

4.4
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97 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Our menu is designed for modern lifestyles, with small-and-large portion entrées, vegetarian options & nutritive whole foods throughout. Feed your lifestyle at Houlihan's.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 97 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDiamond
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. The manager and staff are the best. Never had a bad meal there.

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SaundraH
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was extremely slow and the margarita I ordered tasked different with each new refill.

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vipJohnnyD
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal with great service. Thank you!

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KristinaS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was very busy but is was dinner time on a Sunday. We were there to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary but that never came up. The pink elephant tasted like alka seltzer. The dessert was dry and disappointing. A fruit fly flew out from between our lettuce wraps. I didn’t tell my husband or we would have left and I was looking forward to that dessert. Probably won’t go back. Also they didn’t make the tomato soup anymore which is why I went there in the first place.Meh. Some people work workout tights and t-shirt and others were wearing jeans and collared shirts. I wasn’t sure the one in leggings worked there until she took our plates. Not sure what was going on.

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PAULT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Houlihan's! It is not your typical chain restaurant. Many menu items are unusual and not found in other Denton-area restaurants. You'd normally have to go to Dallas or Frisco to find similar offerings. Tables are well spread out, and the atmosphere is cheerful but not loud. The restaurant is attached to the Embassy Suites, so that makes it really convenient for those who might be traveling. All in all, a first-class restaurant with excellent service and ambience.

Servers were all wearing face coverings, and masks are required of customers until they're seated at their table.

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ArleneF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

While the shortened menu was a drawback, we managed to find items that we wanted. Service was very good and they were doing a good job of social distancing.

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was excellent. The food was so good. They celebrated our 4 year old's birthday. She even told us about a grill drawing we had no idea about. Just such a good experience.

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vipHeidiK
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food at Houlihans is always so yummy. The queso is amazing, always, no matter what. This location is very nice. It was our first time here as we live near their now closed Fort Worth location, but the 28 mile drive was well worth it. Super easy to get in and out, immediately on and off I35, even easier than their prior Heritage location. We will be back. No joke, Houlihans is our youngest daughter's favorite. Every Bday meal this is where she picks. Their kid's taco bowl is really cool and she thinks it's special. Only minor gripe is that the server, although nice, wasn't quite as attentive as I like, but still a great meal, super nice service and the restaurant was taking measures to seat and serve safely for COVID-19 needs. Great job!

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Scottishnurse
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful fresh food. Table service was prompt and friendly. Restaurant was very clean, with employees bustling around wiping surfaces. When Covid over, will definitely return.

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all regards! High quality food, menu with variety, EXCELLENT service and amazing location if you're staying at the Embassy. Truly enjoyed the visit!

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were great. The food was good but was a pricey for the portion size and quality.

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YadiraM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, inviting environment. Host and server were very efficient!!!

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CourtneyS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very eclectic. Drink are fantastic and service impeccable! We visit often!

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KarenB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good location in Denton and easily accessible. Nice to be close to a movie theatre and in a nice hotel.

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KeithS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service however, we would like to see more vegan options. The guacamole was awful. We asked to have the cheese removed but there was pieces of cheese in it. You should revamp the recipe.
Great place overall and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a Valentine's Anniversary! We loved the 'shrooms and potato soup. The Valentine's menu was very good! My husband had the steak and I had the scallops, which I highly recommend. It was topped off with a luscious butter cake and ice cream. We loved it!

Houlihan's - Denton
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for the great review! So happy to hear you liked our Valentine's menu! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & menu selection

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SteveI
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

After reading some reviews, we were a little hesitant. But, after we were seated and our waitress answered all our questions, we had a lovely evening. The fried shrimp was a little over cooked, but we had a great dinner.

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AMLady
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We made a reservation for 20 and they placed us in a private room with a tv to watch the game. It was a very pleasant experience. Just make sure you aren't in a rush. We received our appetizers and hour and a half after being seated and it took around 20 min to receive each drink. The rest of the restaurant was pretty slow. Other than that, it was great. The food was amazingly delicious and the service staff was very nice.

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Creed1996
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy going here. The food is always good and great service.

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JoetteK
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the one near us in Alliance and were sad to see it close. The one in Denton is a longer drive, but we will definitely go there again. The staff was excellent and very welcoming. Food was great. It’s a bit far for us for happy hour, but their happy hour items are terrific as well so it might be worth the drive as well. Ahi tuna is the best!

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BarbaraJ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was terrible. The waitress messed up and forgot orders and wouldn’t just admit simple mistakes and that she would make it right. She blamed the cooking times and messed up the orders she forgot to put in even then. Management just glazed over the issue and didn’t even come over to simply apologize. Expected much more from the location.

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Redheadsdatenight
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We picked Houlihan's in Denton for date night and I wasn't very impressed. The night we went several things went wrong. The first was I wanted Salmon and they were out of the sauce for it, the second issue was they were short handed so we had to order extra appetizers to make it until our food came out. Which means we had to pay more at the end of the night. For my appatizer I ordered the stuffed mushrooms which were really good then for my main meal I ordered the nachos on the appetizer list, and when I received it was highly disappointed, there was barely anything on them however there were a ton of plain nachos. The cheesecake was amazing I just wish it was a little bit bigger.

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CEJM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Started in the bar. The bartender waiting us was snobby and impatient, also was not willing to change one of the four TVs to the Texas game.

We moved to a table on the other side of the bar as they were willing to have both of those TVs on the game we requested. Our new server was great, food was good.

The Houlihan’s in Ft Worth was recently closed down. We went there at least once a week and always felt welcome by everyone every time we went. We had to drive 30 minutes to this Houlihan’s to use our gift cards. After we spend the rest of our $100 gift certificates we will more than likely be done with Houlihan’s.

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ArtC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I wish servers would not bring the entree while you are still eating first course.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Meh. Food was only so-so, warning sign should have been the hiring for chef’s at the entrance to the restaurant.

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StephenW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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DianeW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner! The service was good, we weren’t rushed, and the food was good too. They were out of some of the things that we had planned to order (short rib lasagna, one of the desserts), so that seemed a little weird on a Friday night. But a good experience anyway. We’ll go back-

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BryanW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Christmas dinner
Food was good service was slow

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Took an hour & half to get my burger.Was there for a college graduation lunch.We had a party of 8 & everyone got there food but myself.They did comp my meal but pretty bad that it took an hour & half for a cheeseburger.

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ShelbyV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For a large party we only had one meal not prepared correctly but the service staff made it right and we had a great time! Highly recommend

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BethL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The menu selections and food at this restaurant are great for its price point. Everyone in my group of seven enjoyed their meal, especially those who got the chicken parmesan. The only feedback that prevented a five on the rating was that the service was a bit slow. All in all it was a good experience and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a step up from Chilis (which is nearby) or for someone interested in a relaxing, moderately quiet atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere

Houlihan's - Denton
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 stars!

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JasonVincent
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service! our server, Michael, was great and handled our large party with ease and a great attitude! will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall, it was OK .... overpriced for what you get .... ambiance is nice and quiet.

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BethC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and atmosphere. We initially had a reservation for 7:45 pm after my daughter’s graduation. However, her graduation ended early and they were able to seat us (a party of 8) 45 mins early. Food was excellent and the service fast and friendly. Would highly recommend and will be back.

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Cyndal
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was the perfect location for a small gathering after a graduation at UNT. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Neato
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had to wait way too long for a refill on tea. The restaurant is part of the Embassy Suites. Menu is the same as other Houlihan's.

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CynthiaF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great time! They ran out of baked potatoes but substituted with loaded mash potatoes. The service was fast and friendly. We will definitely be back!:)

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great to have a place that invites us to taste the best food in North Texas. The House Salad is great!
the filet, the cocktails and the dessert SUPREME!

FAQs

Houlihan's - Denton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (940) 220-4646.

Houlihan's - Denton is rated 4.4 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.