Houlihan's - Naperville

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160 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.
What 160 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My kids love this place, so happy they are offering vegetarian options. Great service, smiling happy staff, consistently good food for the whole family.

s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deanna does a great job.

G
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server was very good, a very nice young lady!

J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was fast. The food great. Went before we were going to a concert. Had plenty of time to arrive at concert.

a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a girlfriend night!
Service & food was great!
Thank you!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good casual dining experience. Alcoholic beverages left a little to be desired

SB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would I recommend it to a friend? The answer is actually "It Depends". What you call an "Energetic" Noise Level, I call "can't hear someone talking from across the table". Maybe a good place for a date that you don't want to have to carry a conversation with, but for visiting with family that you haven't seen in a long time, it was far less than ideal. Good for you for being so busy on a Wednesday night. But not a good choice for us.

s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There at least once a week, and we are super picky...nuff said!

s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat in bar.. food and service was great. Mom and dad with two obnoxious kids felt the need to sit in the bar to eat. We sat in the bar to get away from screaming kids. Not Houlihan’s fault. Parents need to quiet obnoxious kids, not everyone wants to share in the delight you feel while your child is screeching and hanging over their booth into ours.

GG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal, we're seated promptly even though we were early for our reservation. Service was great. The only negative was thst the noise level was quite high and made having conversation very dificult.

JS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Fun place to grab dinner with friends. Close to theatre and other fun places.

SA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, it's a good family place for eat, good food n customer service see u soon

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Have had good meals here before, but for whatever reason on a Wednesday night the service was horrible and they seemed distracted and/or understaffed. Even though we had an Opentable reservation, we were stuck way in the back with the empty tables, none of the tables had silverware and the servers rarely ventured back there. Took forever to get the silverware, the drinks took a long time to arrive, not a good dining experience.

DB
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, good food & good service.
Was $5 cheeseburger night so had that. Thanks for participating in the offer.

s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hot food. Prompt friendly service.
Awesome.

W
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The impossible burger is delish! Salads looked excellent, as did the chicken wrap. Of the people I was with, all were very pleased with the food. We will definitely visit again!

O
Chicago
362 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6:30pm reservations arrived early seated immediately. Friendly front staff. Food and service is always good. Our waitress Abigail was most attentive. Enjoyable dining experience.

m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though there's a Houlihan's that may be closer, we choose the store on south Rt. 59 in Naperville. Service is always attentive, food's great, and there's an outdoor area.

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

Great service and food as we have come to expect here. Will be back again soon.

RB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My wife and I went there for dinner and the food was just OK. My order was wrong, but it was corrected fairly quickly. Service was just OK. Not sure why we keep going back there since our experiences haven't been that great there.

VC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took our son there to celebrate his 30th birthday. He had never been to Houlihan's before. We ordered crunchy spicy cauliflower as an appetizer and thought it was great! He ordered a burger and we ordered big salads. Everything was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. Then they gave him a free dessert for his birthday that was amazing. We will definitely be returning.

P
Chicago
186 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice pace, good tasting meal.

PR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Took 1 hr to get our food. Just 4 of us. Other people came after us and served before us. A little ridiculous!! Don’t plan on going back. ☹️

MH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We love coming here and come often however today the service was subpar. Our waitress was grumpy and could not crack even a small smile during her entire time of serving us.
Perhaps some training is needed.

Otherwise all was great.

s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We visit quite often and the hosts NEVER say” good bye, thank you or how was everything”.
Need some trading focus on the hosts. Food excellent as usual.

O
Chicago
362 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5:15pm reservations seated immediately, wasn’t busy. Beautiful evening sat outside on patio. Good food & service. Wonderful dining experience.

s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food took a long time, but it was worth it. Best French dip sandwich that I have had in YEARS!!
Food came out hot , even the French fries. I hate receiving cold food or dried out food from being under the heat lamp.
Service was a bit slow, Don’t know if that was our server or the kitchen but they were very busy and it was worth the little bit of extra time.
Desserts are individual sized and delicious!

JR
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent as usual. Great place for a weeknight date.

CM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the steak and wedge salad. Awesome cut of beef and cooked perfectly. I told the waitress to give the chef a hug, and meant it! Houlihan’s has been up and down over the years but was fantastic on our trip.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

We had the 3-course $19.95 meal. The ‘Shrooms were huge and flavor was ok. Steak was tough, asparagus was stringy and limp and 4 very skinny sprigs, loaded potato was cold. Créme Brûlée cheesecake tasted burnt with the torch they used on it.

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Houlihan's food is always outstanding, as the wait staff's service. If there is a "complaint", it would be that the room was quite "live", meaning that, unlike the previous pages description of "energetic", it was loud, as in it was hard to hear conversations within our own table. We couldn't hear other table's conversations, but the overall volume/noise level of the restaurant was pretty high and distracting.

DW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our very favorite place to dine. Everything about this place is outstanding; servers, food, drinks, atmosphere...everything!

AN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Was really hot and stuffy inside. Water served to us was warm.

D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, food and ambiance. Would like to see more local favorites menu identified for each geographical area. Manager stopped by and checked how everything was.

LF
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and great service

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Alexis was wonderful! I asked her for recommendations on appetizer, meal, and dessert - all of them were delicious! She was prompt, efficient, and a wonderful server - definitely going back!

DB
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good..... scallops & fish & chip entrees.
Thank you for Birthday email.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was AWFUL. Took over 20 mins for waiter to take our order (wasn’t even that busy). Our entire meal, he came by three times and only when we flagged him down. Food was even worse. Lettuce was brown. My husbands chicken was cold on the inside. Huge miss.

CO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We've been to this restaurant quite a few times but this visit wasn't that great. The steaks were a little over done and only one baked potato came with our meals. They said they were backed up on backed potato orders and we should have our second potato within a few minutes. There were long periods between when the waiter would check on us. He finally came to bring us our check long after we finished our meal. He completely forgot about our second baked potato. He apologized and brought us the potato in a take home box.

SG
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced. The salmon in my Ceasar salad was undercooked. Love the outdoor seating, nice wait staff, but will have to think long about coming back.