Houlihan's - New Brunswick

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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.

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DavidS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used to regularly visit the Metuchen store, so when it abruptly closed, we were shocked. We've come to the New Brunswick store twice now, and we're glad to see the food is just as great as our old Houlihan's. Nice to see Lenny the Manager is still with you and some of the waiters. Love it!

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vipneverhome
New York Area
824 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy the food here and this visit was no exception. We opted for the 19.99 fixed price. Appetizers were a bowl of chicken tortilla soup and three stuffed mushrooms...delicious! Entrees were a buffalo chicken sandwich and the fish and chips. Again both delicious. We took the salted caramel cake with ice cream for dessert...I regretted it when I stepped on the scale but it was great going down. Excellent and attentive service by the young man whose name I did not catch.

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vipmebby
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Houlihan's is a nice place for a casual meal. There are healthy options on the menu (but not for dessert, lol). We chose the prix fixe menu and had 3 courses for 19.99. The best part of the experience was our waiter, who was fantastic!!!

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was extremely mannered, friendly, and efficient

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DesireeH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. They just needed more help. The server was multi tasking between tables and the bar so if you needed something it took a while.

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BunnyR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My group of cousins routinely meet at Houlihans not being managed at all! If you're going to put all the nice coupons out for us, please have the manager & servers working accordingly. You're better than that!!

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vipJules
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There were five of us. Two ordered the valentines special which came with the spinach dip good enough for the whole table. The restaurant was very flexible, allowed us to use a buy one get one free coupon though we have ordered a special item. However the restaurant became stuffing with the fajita smell.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

it was a great valentine’s day date night !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time..place was packed but there was no delaying getting us seated on our reservation. High too wasn't available but that doesn't matter one bit.

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RuthY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I am VERY disappointed in Houlihan's since it has become Corporate owned. The service, food and managers were OUTSTANDING before and things have really gone DOWNHILL. The servers are still great, but even they have expressed dissatisfaction in their working environment since this establishment was taken over by corporate. The prices have soared, they no longer have an early bird menu, they REALLY push the 3-course $19.99 menu and the management staff seems to have had their hands tied when trying to accommodate patrons and some of their complaints. We used to eat there every Thursday night and now we OCCASIONALLY patronize Houlihan's. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!

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Talal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter did a good job.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
825 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here is always good and we like to watch the tv’s. The hostess stand has really fallen down of late. We checked in with our reservation and then watched walk ins be taken ahead of us. We had a small coupon which the server took and then we got our bill without the deduction. Little things do matter....

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Joni
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I dine at this Houlihan’s regularly. The food and service is always good. We enjoy the varied menu which has many great choices, No matter how busy it is when we arrive, the service is always good. All in all, we would recommend this Houlihan’s to anyone in our area.

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JackF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service as usual. Price fixed menu is a favorite of mine.

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Joni
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit this Houlihan's locations frequently. As usual the food and service is excellent. Because of this, I
have recommended this restaurant location to my friends.

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vipneverhome
New York Area
825 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We eat here often because the food is good and the location is convenient. This visit was the Wednesday before thanksgiving with our daughter and family including young children. Food didn’t disappoint but the service was terrible. We were ignored for at least 15 minutes. We flagged down a waitress who promised to find a server and then returned with the message that our table was her section. Strange that she didn’t know. We ordered 2 bottles of wine and after a long time she returned with the message that they were out of one choice. We picked a more exoensive bottle but that leaves a bad taste unless the restaurant steps up to provide at the other price. The children’s drinks were served with tops too large to protect against a spill... again how can a family rest be out of basic items. The wait for the appetizer and then the interminable wait for the entrees. And there was never a heck to see if anything else, like steak sauce or ketchup was needed. Usually managers are circulating to say hello to customers....not this visit. We are chalking it up to a holiday issue but not good...

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vipneverhome
New York Area
825 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Convenient stop on the way back from the airport. Food here is always good as is the service. Drinks were nicely sized. Entrees were a Buffalo,chicken sandwich, ahi tuna salad and pot roast...couldn’t have been better. Ashley took very good care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made the reservation on open table , which we have done a few times before but this time when we got there we were told there would be a wait if at least 30 minutes. When I told them we reserved a table on open table she said they don’t accept those and will only hold a table for 8 or more (there were 3 of us) . I said we’ve done it before and she replied again that they don’t accept open table reservations ... I asked - well why are you on there . She looked at me and said “the internet doesn’t know what’s going on in the restaurant “ ... ummmm ok. So we left and went somewhere else.
We used to go to this houlihans often but I think we may have to remove it from our go to list .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The service and food perfect. Our waiter was beyond incredible. Thoughtful, professional and extremely polite.

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GaryLynn
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was pretty good. Service was a little slow but not bad

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vipneverhome
New York Area
825 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday meal on a coupon. Excellent service by Anthony. We started with firecracker shrimp on top of slaw. It was a generous portion and very good. Entrees were chicken piccata with asparagus risotto. Always very good food here.

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Jola3741
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waitress we had seemed distracted...when our food arrived, she put it on the table and said to pass it down. Neglecting to say that the plate was hot. Salmon was very tiny for the price and both the salmon and the mashed potatoes were extremely dry. I've always gone for dinner and have never really had an issue...this was during lunchtime...not sure why the level of service would be different.

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service from Shaun. It is always a pleasure to dine at Houlihan’s.

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KathleenH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I made a reservation thru opentable for 3 people at 7:45, specifically for a table, not a high top. When we arrived, on time I was told “follow me to a high top in the bar”. I said that is not what my reservation was for. The young lady had a bit of an attitude and said no table available. Another young lady came over, they whispered a bit (very rude) and miraculously there was a table, and by the way, several empty tables on our way to our table. Our waitress was not very attentive, forgot some drinks but then ended up not charging us for any drinks without us saying anything. My coffee was cold.

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vipRiddj
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We go here relatively often. It’s a great go to place when you don’t feel like cooking dinner.

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CreativeMichelle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had great customer service. My niece and I had a lovely time.

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Nancy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Houlihans always has fresh food, my favorite go to chain restaurant. never have a bad meal here!~

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TracyS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service has been slow the last couple times I've been here. That being said, the food is decent and it is a good family restaurant.

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. The food was good for a chain. Steak I had was cocked as ordered. I added mushrooms to it and they were too salty. Overall it was good.

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Davids
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great nachos
Good burgers
Pleasant service

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RichardF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was excellent, food was very good. No complaints. Will definitely be back

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Bun35
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I do t think I got the right cut of meat. It certainly wasn’t cooked medium either. But the waiter was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wait to long for Appetizers to come out.

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MarisolP
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall was good. Food for some reason spicy. Service good.

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was fantastic. He was very prompt and knowledgeable about the food.

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JoeS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The overall meal was good, but our server was hard to find and slow. He also forgot part of our order. We would have appreciated more attention given to us. That said he came through on everything eventually. The food was good and served warm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Mother’s Day

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Bun35
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress,Denise, was excellent! She was very attentive to my gluten-free needs. The food is always delicious.

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JAES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waitress was very good but it was a busy night and service was somewhat slow.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hostess was rude never told us where to sit and forgot silverware. Server forgot my daughter's broccoli 3x. My husband ordered Dr Pepper and he kept bringing coke. The restaurant wasn't even that busy. It was a horrible experience.

FAQs

Houlihan's - New Brunswick offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 448-0500.

Houlihan's - New Brunswick is rated 4.3 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.