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Houlihan's - New Brunswick - Houlihan's - New Brunswick, New Brunswich, NJ

Houlihan's - New Brunswick

4.5
4.5
190 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (732) 448-0500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Feed the crowd. Order half and full sizes portions of our most popular menu items (like Chicken Wings or Spinach Dip) and pick 'em up before your next shindig.

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 190 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Great for Lunch

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  1. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris was excellent!
  2. DV

    DanV

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the visit. The food is was good and server was attentive.
  3. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alissa is great!
  4. C

    Cheri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a special that was fish tacos, this was the first time I tried this dish and I was pleasantly surprised, it was quite tasty with a good amount of fish. I had made a reservation but didn’t need it, our server was very nice and attentive. Definitely will go back again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers Day! Everything was very tasty!
  6. GL

    GaryLynn

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good and service was very good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Waiter wasn’t the greatest… food was decent but not exactly like I remember… All in all it wasn’t a bad experience, just not the absolute best
  8. FM

    FrankM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our Easter Sunday waitress, Liz, was very friendly, accommodating (requested a TV sports change) and prompt. Food was delicious. Ambience was perfect (we don't care for modern, light, stark type restaurants). This is our favorite restaurant, especially holidays.
  9. DG

    DianeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great; server was excellent! Great holiday meal.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good was slow to come to table.
  11. RD

    RoseanneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food doesn't seem to be too salty. No need for all that salt
  12. n

    neverhome

    New York Area

    978 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    978 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always enjoy the food here with excellent quality and fair prices. We started with the charred ahi tuna. It was very tasty and the accompanying slaw was delicious. DH had the pot roast with mashed potatoes and green beans. I chose the French onion soup and house salad combination. We had a very reasonably priced Chardonnay to wash it all down. A very pleasant evening.
  13. B

    Barry

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food. Wonderful service. We keep returning because of these qualities.
  14. F

    Fabulous

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was delicious! Great value! Great experience!
  15. w

    wendieb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were sit right next to the kitchen, we heard everything the workers were saying inappropriate, never again!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The goos was great, as usual…the Service was great.., great experience!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have had many excellent meals here - all of the dishes are tasty, prices are very reasonable and the waitstaff are excellent
  18. S

    Shaylashae

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    The waitress was awesome and charming however, food servers were bringing wrong orders to the table and my dinner was served to me burnt to the point where my food had to be remade my husbands steak fajitas as served warm instead of sizzling and looked extremely greasy and the tortillas were over cooked so they were sticky and hard Needless to say we will not be returning anytime soon
  19. j

    julinue

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service last evening Food was good A good Houlihans location
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great…service was great … great place to meet friends for dinner!
  21. DV

    DanV

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The dining experience was very good, food and service were both timely and precise
  22. DV

    DanV

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were seated immediately upon arrival, greeted by our server Nolan’s drink orders weee taken immediately. Once the drinks arrived, the orders were taken and the food was delivered within the proper amount of time.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service
  24. JG

    JoeG

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible food and service, the staff rushed us out the food was dry and put together like they threw the food on the plate.
  25. H

    Heidi

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service superb! Recommend the scallops and caramel butter cake!
  26. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was excellent
  27. M

    Mare

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the food was plentiful.
  28. n

    neverhome

    New York Area

    978 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    978 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We got a coupon for $15 towards a birthday dinner. Money off is always an incentive! DH chose from the fixed price menu so we started with the spinach dip, which is very tasty. Entrees were the meat loaf and the ahi tuna salad…excellent.but the salted caramel cake is so delicious! Good service by Sabrina.
  29. CP

    CindyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was clean, The service was good. We went there on Thanksgiving (this was our 2nd year in a row) and the turkey dinner was delicious and a good value.
  30. r

    randallj

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an early dinner for two and the three course special. Very nice. Great experience, and service.
  31. CC

    ChristinaC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    It was really cold in the restaurant, the food took really long to come and when it finally did come the appetizers and our dinner came out at the same time. The food was disappointing the chicken tasted stale and the broccoli was bland and hard. I wouldn't eat here again
  32. n

    neverhome

    New York Area

    978 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    978 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice to receive a birthday coupon here. DH did the fixed 3 course menu so we had a starter of the spinach dip….so yummy. Plenty of chips as well. Entrees were the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans and my favorite, the ahi tuna salad. We split the Carmel gooey cake for dessert and were vert pleased.
  33. DV

    DanV

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Upon arriving , the gentleman at the host stand was too busy taking a phone order to acknowledge our arrival and the second person who appeared at the host stand told us it would be. A few minutes before we could be seated. The restaurant was relatively empty, but instead of being seated in the dining room, we were seated in the bar. I understand that hospitality has been understaffed, but for the entrees to take the amount of time they did was not right at all.
  34. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carla was excellent!!!
  35. DV

    DanV

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The server was very attentive and the food came out timely and at the correct. Food and service were a pleasant experience.
  36. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was excellent
  37. JH

    JoanneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    When we arrived at Houlihan''s - New Brunswick, our reservation was honored but the kitchen was backed up, so we had to wait around 5 minutes to be seated. The service was decent but we had to wait a long time for our food. I guess that was due to the kitchen back up and also staff shortages as there were several empty tables while people were waiting. The food was good but of average value for the price.
  38. AN

    AmyN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The sea food choices were great. The waiter's service was just okay and it could have been better.
  39. J

    Joni

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    My husband and I have been frequenting Houlihan's for a number of years. The food was good, however the new menu was limited. Also, we used to receive notifications of specials that were being offered on various weekday nights, but now we only get emails of drink specials, etc. We always go to Houlihan's for Thanksgiving, but this year we probably will not.
  40. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite server Carla is great will definitely be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.5 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Houlihan's - New Brunswick

55 US-1 New Brunswich, NJ 08901

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (732) 448-0500

  • Catering

    Feed the crowd. Order half and full sizes portions of our most popular menu items (like Chicken Wings or Spinach Dip) and pick 'em up before your next shindig.

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