Houlihan's - New Brunswick

4.3
140 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.

Support Houlihan's - New Brunswick during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 140 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTraveler
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla’s the best!

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vipSfcterrier
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice casual meal and friendly bar service

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vipSfcterrier
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection on “Date Night Menu”. Great friendly and attentive service from our server whose name was Liz

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Steph
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at Houlihans. The food was very well prepared with a lovely .presentation.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla top server excellent

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Knitter
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

We have eaten at the New Brunswick Houlahans for many years and have always enjoyed it. This last visit was awful! At the end of the meal my friend started to yell Oh My God, over and over and began tapping down her spoon on to her plate. We immediately called over the manager and when she saw the bug on her plate was very apologetic. The four of us were completely sickened by this incident and would never go back. ☹️

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Davids
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Liz our server was wonderful
Burgers good
Nachos are the best
French onion soup bitter
French dip sloppy and fatty
Salad good

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KameelahS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very courteous and everything came out in perfect timing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The server was definitely overworked due to short staffing. Soup cold. Food was mediocre at best. Definitely not one of the better Houlihans I have been too

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They completely forgot about us! We had to go in to be seated, did not get the text. Asked to be seated outside, they forgot to come out and serve us. Took a while to get the food, and bent my credit card when I went I handed my card to pay! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow, kitchen was

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DebraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Been going there for years. Loved it! Went this past Mother's day. Not the same since COVID, portions are smaller and quality not as good, wait time for food ridiculous !!

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TimC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and atmosphere. Will go back again for dinner this time.

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DBose
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , great food and ambience at great price.

Houlihan's - New Brunswick
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you for stopping in! We are so thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Joseph Pinto, General Manager

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vipTraveler
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla is our favorite ...excellent server ...don’t ever lose her!

Houlihan's - New Brunswick
Responded on May 11, 2021

That's what we like to hear! Thanks for joining us.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender/server was excellent!

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EvaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food
Our waiter Edwin was awesome

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joycebnj
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Site practiced CDC guidelines and service was excellent.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla is our favorite server excellent

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Lulu
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easter with my husband.

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CharlotteK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

my scallops entree were very small and slightly burned and not at all like the picture in the menu

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KeithK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Geat service. Menu is very limited however and needs to be improved.

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LesliM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal and the wait staff was very attentive and the timing of the meals were perfect. The waiter was always informative and checked on us. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good. Food was good service was good

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PhyllisT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

My food was cold and had a lot of fat on the meat. My daughter's chicken wasn't chewable. The lemonade wasn't normal tasting. etc

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Great ambiance, wonderful staff & quality of food is delicious!!! Thank you for making St. Pat’s super fun!!!

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vipteamorganx
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a nice quiet lunch. Food was tasty.

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LisaE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service

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vipTraveler
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla is my favorite server so friendly and attentive recommend her highly

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vipJamesC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasant experience when dining in the bar with Missy and Jordana working. The food comes out timely, cooked correctly and we never need to wait for anything

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co418
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Jacqueline was very good. I was disappointed that they did not have the pork dumpling appetizer the night we were there.

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vipJamesC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service in the bar is always top shelf on Friday

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Davids
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Houlihans does not disappoint. Food is usually good. The people are accommodating and friendly. had the jambalaya which was excellent - just enough kick to it.

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jackie
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly server at bar area. Cocktail and food was very good. I enjoy going to Houlihans.

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Bun35
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My husband and I were there for almost 2 hours.

I asked for no onions in my salad because I have a stomach sensitivity to them, but there were onions on it.

The mashed potatoes were cold, and my 4oz steak was mainly fat.

The only good thing was the butter cake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff is super cool, professional, humorous & on point! We’ve been Houlihans guests for years, even after they went corporate. Such a great place for food, drinks & company!!

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vipTraveler
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla is the greatest

Houlihan's - New Brunswick
Responded on February 8, 2021

That's what we like to hear! Thanks for joining us.

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vipAric
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The server was friendly and attentive that’s the main highlight. The overall experience was ok, food menu was very limited not much changes than what they used to have 10years back. The cocktails were perfect.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla the best server

Houlihan's - New Brunswick
Responded on January 23, 2021

Thank you for stopping in! We are so thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Joseph Pinto, General Manager

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LisaE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers are always the best here!

Houlihan's - New Brunswick
Responded on January 19, 2021

Appreciate the feedback, and if there's ever a concern with your visit, feel free to ask to speak with me or any of the management team. We're here to assist in any way we can.

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FAQs

Houlihan's - New Brunswick does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Houlihan's - New Brunswick also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 448-0500.

Houlihan's - New Brunswick is rated 4.3 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.

Houlihan's - New Brunswick does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://houlihans.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

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.