Houlihan's - Parsippany

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61 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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 61 people are saying
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DwightN
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ate here the Saturday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend. There were 8 of us and Lesly did an excellent job keeping track of everyone's orders. It took longer than usual but then there were 8 of us, 6 family members whom we hadn't seen in 2 years due to the pandemic. So we didn't mind being there so long in order to visit and catch up.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect for our party woth young iids

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SteveA
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of us ate from the fixed-price menu. Each dish was excellent, and the price and quantity were outstanding. One criticism, though, is why they do not include salmon as a choice on that. However, obtaining salmon a la carte was still a great value (and delicious).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving dinner !

VJ
VetJoe
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken parm and pasta was delicious.

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MarilynG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was great. Plenty of space and umbrellas for cover. Lunch was fast and delicious.

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FranS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

When we arrived at Houlihans and told the Hostess that we had an OpenTable reservation she told us that we would have to wait at least 20 minutes. We reserved an outdoor table and could see that there was only one of the outdoor tables taken so there was plenty of room for us to be seated. She said that if we didn't want to wait we should go to a different restaurant! We had expected a different kind of welcome.
Our request to be seated outside was because of Covid-19. So, when she said we had to wait indoors for at least 20 minutes to be seated, we could not accept that. We insisted that she seat us at one of the empty tables outdoors. She did, but never sent a server to serve us. Eventually, a server saw us sitting there and asked if he could help us. Otherwise, we could have sat there for hours.
After that, the server was great and the food was great. Too bad our experience had to start off the way it did.

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Hanneyp
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and friendly service, they definitely need additional staff we were a large group and had only one server so the wait for food was long at times but he did his best. The food was good and portions were large prices are reasonable. My second time at this particular location. I plan on returning , they cleaned between guests and follow all CDC protocol.

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vipJimG2
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good menu with variety; service was excellent; finding in general with eating out restaurants have run out of some ingredients, no big deal, but frustrating

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good, wasn’t cheap but average. I’d go again.

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RachaelP
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I decided to go to Houlihan's for my birthday since they were the only local place that were taking reservations for my party of 10. When we were seated, there was a party of at least 30 people sitting right next to us... Mostly young children who were sitting on the opposite side of their parents with very little supervision. The kids were yelling and screaming so loud that I could not hear anything my family members were saying. I looked around and could tell that others around us were just as annoyed. I get it... Kids will be kids because I have children myself but it was disgraceful and disruptive, especially since not one staff member went over to say something to control the noise levels. Our server was awful. Granted it was her first day and we did not find out until the end of our meal but she should not have been assigned such a large party. They were so short staffed. I literally saw two servers the entire night. We had to ask the server at least 3 times for drinks and refills several times. When the food came, one of the kids in our party was missing their dinner. The server must've forgotten to put it in and it took over 30 minutes to come out. Another person in our party was missing their side and that took just as long. Once again, I get it... First days can be rough but young beginners really need to start out with smaller parties, NOT large ones. This just goes to show how understaffed they were. For the amount of money spent, this type of service is just totally unacceptable. Houlihan's has really gone down hill since it first opened up. I always used to go and I loved it. I will never be going back here ever again!

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GMAJO
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

As we entered, there was a very energetic group in the dining area. The host kindly asked if we would prefer a less noisy are, and that was much appreciated. Our cocktails and burgers were delicious!

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vipHeatherC
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Chance is the best! He makes it much more enjoyable to dine here.

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Dean
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The staff was working hard to accommodate, but they were noticeably short staffed. The entire restaurant needs a renovation or, if not in the budget, at least a good cleaning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

3 hours for a dinner for 3. Served drinks but didn’t say what was what to tell the two boozy drinks apart. Food took forever and the risotto was horrible. Ordered a replacement and that took forever. Got it when the rest of the party finished. Server was not attentive at all. When the chef brought the replacement out after we cancelled because it took so long we ordered dessert through him because our server walked away when we told her we wanted to order dessert. It wasn’t busy at all. Disappointing.

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vipHeatherC
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always. Service was amazing with Chance. He’s the best server in NJ. I love coming here mainly because of him

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secondtino
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time out and about since pandemic started. We very much enjoyed some of the pandemic related changes in terms of the touchless pay and the availability of other touchless items, though we did not take advantage of them. The food was typical Houlihan's food which is to say exactly what we went there for.

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GDubs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Are At The End Of COVID-19 Lock-Down. It Was Great To Dine Out Again. The Houlihan's Staff Were Excellent.

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benf
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

2nd time trying houlihans over the past year, both times with different company. nice looking bar area, very clean restaurant. the food is just ok at best, its good, but nothing special, or memorable.

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DinaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love Houlihans. Haven’t been in a while and it was great.

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vipHeatherC
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always! Delicious food and excellent service. Chance is the best server!!

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IamAfoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to redeem my free birthday entree and was really happy when I found out they still have the Jambalaya even though it's not on their menu. It's my favorite dish and definitely did not disappoint. I love it because the taste is great and there's andouille sausage, shrimp and chicken (was cooked perfectly). If you want something else, they do have a great 19.99 3-course meal which includes appetizer or salad, entree & dessert. They give you lots of choices like filet mignon, scallops and shrimp, so it's really a good deal. Next time we go back that's what we'll order.

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DaveO
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very underrated food. Drinks and service also above average.

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vipHeatherC
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was outstanding. Chance is the best!

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miked
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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Suela0213
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We celebrated our son's Birthday. All was ok. Staff kept everything clean and safe. Food was good.

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Yasemin
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They may be understaffed/have new staff due to the pandemic, because previous reviews seem great. I would love to try them again. However, my main dish along with my guests came out cold. The appetizers were great though, no complaints there. We were never asked if we needed refills on drinks - seemed like the waiter was flying by and was hard to let him know what we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obeying COVID protocal

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MarkR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was very good. Ambiance was spacious but cozy. Love the paper menus. The drinks are a little pricey but I guess that's the going rate. We get together with friends at Houlihans. Consistent.

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NorthNJDavid
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was impeccable and the food was really good. They are a little pricey, but you do get a good quality meal so I rated the value for your money as average. I definitely recommend it, though, hands down. Although some offerings might seem similar, it's very noticeably in a class above the typical Chili's or Applebees and you will notice this the moment you take your first bite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I waitress was wonderful very engaging and funny . The food was very tasty

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vipDkfc
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We go often, but food can be hit or miss. Service is always great and love that they have 2 patios at the moment.

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JoanC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like the seared scallops and risotto, my friend had salmon ,I think we were both pleased...

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FrankS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was very good.
I did not eat but had beverages. Drinks were OK at best.
Overall, good experience.

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Sporting1200
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. I ordered the scallop entree which was filling and delicious. The drinks were great. Lots of mosquitoes since we were outside.

JB
JessB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They did not honor our reservation and we waited 45mins longer than the reservation time. They told us if they were to seat us they couldn’t seat walk ins. The food quality was poor and the service was terrible.

JC
JoanC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bit of a different experience on the patio ,we enjoyed being able to have a dinner out of the house and look forward to indoor dining again even with distancing .

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MarieD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect that day including the weather. Thank you for a first dine out experience since Covid.

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GGonz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and clean location. I love that they have a low carb option for sides (mashed cauliflower is delicious).

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Ladydi13
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was great Only 2 severs but they did a wonderful job

FAQs

Houlihan's - Parsippany offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 334-4900.

Houlihan's - Parsippany is rated 4 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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.