Houlihan's - New Brunswick

4.3
130 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 130 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
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4.1
ambience
4.3
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow, kitchen was

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DebraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DBose
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , great food and ambience at great price.

Houlihan's - New Brunswick
Responded 14 hours ago

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
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Houlihan's - New Brunswick
Responded 14 hours ago

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

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vipTraveler
New York Area
17 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
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Site practiced CDC guidelines and service was excellent.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
17 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
6 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
4 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
1 review
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
12 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
18 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
17 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
9 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
17 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
17 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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neal
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love there Stuffed Mushrooms (Shrooms) It is a little far away for me 40 Minutes I Still go for the shrooms

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vipTraveler
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and specials.... Carla the server is the best ever

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vipTraveler
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carla is the greatest server she is quick attentive and a pleasure to talk with..we will be back!!

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

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

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vipneverhome
New York Area
902 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had excellent service from Edwin and were sorry to learn he is leaving for a new job. He has taken care of us each visit since indoor dining has been permitted. We like coming on Wednesday to save $10 on a bottle of wine. We started with the dumplings which were delicious... not sure why we haven’t had them before. Entrees were the ahi tuna salad and the stuffed chicken breast. Both plates were clean!! A very enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Whatever , food ok service sucks

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vipJamesC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at this location are always top notch. You can never go wrong when dining here. They have indoor and outdoor dining available.

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LindaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was great. One person wasn't happy with food but didnt complain.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
902 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like coming here on Wednesday evenings to get $10 off a bottle of wine. We had great service by Edwin again. We started with the spinach dip...really good with plenty of chips. Dinners were the meatloaf and a full rack of ribs, which was huge and very enjoyable the next day for lunch. We had the salted caramel cake... so good...should have walked home. A very nice evening.

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JustinS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Got extremely sick a couple hours after eating there. 🤢

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vipneverhome
New York Area
902 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We like the food here very much and were pleased to have the sane team, Edwin as server, and Alison as bar person, take care of us. DH loves the Buffalo chicken sandwich. I chose from the fixed price menu. We started with the spinach dip. The portion was huge....warm and tasty with about a million chips. My entree was the fish and chips. Again a large portion with 3 pieces of crispy battered cod and a ton of chips. We shared the salted caramel cake fir dessert...so warm gooey and delicious. It was all washed down the chateau st Michelle Riesling. A very pleasant evening.

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 130 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.