Houlihan's - Holmdel

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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.
What 121 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

inexpensive down home food. With open table can actually get a table with little wait time

CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though it was crowded we had a reservation thru open table and we were seated in 5 minutes The food was excellent

o
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A special call out to Ashley, she provided outstanding service. Ashley was attentive, pleasant and offered suggestions. One of the best wait staff at Houlihan's.
Houlihan's is a great go to place for a quick bite or a full meal. My friend and I had Cosmos, nachos and large house salads with grilled chicken. The food and drinks were delicious and timely.

We will be back!

JH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good. Just wish the waiter was more attentive

BT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! We had 3 small children and our waitress was very accommodating, and helpful!

o
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A steady stop for my husband and me. The food is always delicious and servers are attentive.

Great place for a quick bite to eat or a full meal.

Works for families and date night.

Good for those on a budget and those that like to splurge.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Houlihan’s once or twice a month easily. This has been our location for the last eight years since moving to the area and have almost always had a great experience. In all the many times there have only been a handful of times where something was off but management always goes above and beyond to make it right. Whether it is taking something off the bill or giving a coupon for a free app or meal or both. I know some locations are closing but I truly hope that this spot never has the same fate!

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great food and drink value, as well as excellent service.

ML
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a casual favorite of our family. Consistently good food at a good value. Staff is friendly and the Open Table App allows you to make reservations and cut down the wait, especially on weekends for dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Great service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Brought the grandkids and all went well. Kids loved the options and I thought the food was good also.

RD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter did an awesome job and was pleasure to work with. They accommodated all my needs.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my 5 kids. We ate until we were full. Service was excellent. A great go-to place.
Always count on them for good food and service.

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service.

EF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive.

O
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great value and good food. The staff is friendly and they honor the reservation time

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For a chain, this was a nice experience. We enjoyed ourselves, food was good, and Andrew our server did a great job.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Seating needs updating. Booth cushions lumpy and uneven. Veggies were overcooked and cold. Breadstick was a complete stale rock. Had to have replaced. But steak was hot and cooked well. And french onion soup was good. Waitress Katie was great. Attentive and made sure my special order was executed correctly. Loved the early bird meal special!

JL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Houlihan's is always a great value for food, service and promptly honoring Open Table reservations any day of the week.

f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service was very good

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

It was crowded at first then it thinned out in about an hour. The staff is very efficient at seating. The waitress was awesome.

H
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. Our server attended to us quickly. Our meals were brought out without delays and were very delicious.

S
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The fod deals were good. However, the waitress made a mistake that totaled $17.99. Had we not caught this, we would have been overcharged by quite a sum. This was a turnoff to me. I may not go back so quickly.

JH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love going here. We had no utensils when we sat down. Had to take it from another table. Took a long time to get first beer. Food came on time. Kids meal did not come with apples or yogurt like it usually does. Waiter seemed very busy. Overall it was ok but could have been better.

ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice to be able to be seated upon arrival rather than added to a wait list. The lobby was crowded was we arrived

MG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserving a table was great idea, the service and the food was great !

JH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away.. had our favorite waiter, Frank .always attentive and good to the kids. Food was delicious as always

J
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food came out ice cold mash and veggies my 4oz steak was supposed to be cooked medium instead it was cold and so over cooked that it wasn’t even edible. I did leave there hungry and very disappointed as I have ALWAYS enjoyed the same meal every time I get a chance to go there. On the plus side ...The manger apologized and took my meal off the bill and gave me a free dessert that my husband ate lol

o
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Houlihan's is our go to place for dinner. The food is always tasty and service is friendly and attentive. The prefix menu is great value and offers a nice variety.

I highly recommend it for families and or couples.

EF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Food was enjoyed. It’s one of our “go to” places.

RK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ordered full racks of ribs. This came with 2 nice size racks. My husbands were great. However, one of mine was very dry. The waitress was told and a manager came offer and at my request ordered another half rack. When the rack came it was delicious. Another manager came by and gifted us a free appetizer on our next visit. We not only will return, but will order the same ribs. This Houlihan location gives to the community and is very much appreciated by all residents. Thank you Houlihans! Darene K.

HG
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitress needed training The manager Alfredo more than made up for it . The food is prepared very well and portions are generous. Open Table reservations are a must. They don’t take reservations directly... It’s always a pleasure going anywhere with a open table reservation.. In this case, many were waiting. We walked right in and were seated immediately...

EG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Table location was so so...kind of like being on a highway. Requested a high top at the bar in my reservation...but ended up in the dining room. Our server was attentive-not overly friendly at all which is fine...as long as the food was good- which it was. Convenient dinner before a concert a PNC. I would go back.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

on Sunday July 21
I was very disappointed in my entree prime rib which was
tough and gristly. I really don’t think it was really the prime rib cut that is usually fatty and tender.
The restaurant was very kind to bring me another dinner but the meat was the same. It was more like the top sirloin cut that is not as tender.
Rather than making a scene, I took the $23 loss and brought it home for my daughter’s dog. I’m sure he enjoyed it more than I did.

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was pleasant, courteous and friendly. We had a handicap person with our party and they did everything they could to accommodate us.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was probably an off night. For some reason that night the service was very-very SLOW. Also, we had one of those servers that try to memorize everything. In this case the server kept forgetting to bring everything out. Also, the food was also poor too. (e.g. 1/2 a chicken wrap with barely any chicken) Hopefully, Holmdel Houlihans will get their act together soon.

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not sure what the kitchen was doing as it took a really long time to get our order and then didn’t get the dessert that was ordered

CS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ever since they went corporate quality and quantity is going downhill. They replaced their delicious rolls with some tasteless piece of bread, replaced delicious cheesecake with something that tastes like packaged goods

FP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food clean large enough portions friendly service fast service good drinks

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Good Service. Try to go when you have a coupon.