Houlihan's - Wheaton

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127 Reviews
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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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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very good

KB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service

JA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. The management team has the staff working to bring out the best dining experience.

AS
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was hot and tasty!!

MN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always good.
Love the atmosphere, relaxing, like a pub, but quieter.

F
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food, a wonderful ambiance and a staff that works hard to make the customer first.

s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My mom didn't get the hot water she asked or wine she ordered until half way through the meal. The iced tea that was served hot in a glass of ice. I asked for a glass of ice.

My mom ordered the Salmon.
She is Gluten-Free so she asked if she could have polenta instead of mashed potatoes.
She asked for the lemon-dill butter on the side (which they told her was how it came).
She ordered a salad, but she was never asked what dressing she wanted.

For vegetables, the only choice she had was garlic green beans. She has a sensitivity to garlic so she asked if she could have broccoli or asparagus or get the green beans plain. Alex told her that there were no plain green beans - that all the beans they had were premade with the garlic. They had no broccoli and that there was no asparagus (even though that is a featured item on many menu items) because it is out of season and no one has asparagus. She asked for spinach instead - just sauteed plain.

Seriously? No green veggies at all in the whole restaurant other than greasy, garlicky green beans?

I got my soup, but we had to ask for my mom’s boyfriend’s soup. It came out 5 minutes later.

No sign of her salad until I asked. When she got it, it was drenched in italian dressing with WHEAT CROUTONS she had to pick out. The salad was a lot of corn and small amounts of lettuce and a soggy pile of bacon bits.

So she gets her salmon. It was burnt. The lemon-butter was not there. There were two 1.5inch polenta pieces. There were garlic green beans on the plate.

Oh, and I finally got my ice.

A server brought out soggy spinach that was mostly stems. It took another 5 minutes to bring the lemon butter which was served cold and not melted.
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We didn’t say anything butt then the manager came by and asked how everything was. I told her what I mentioned. She was disappointed at what the kitchen had done and agreed that the salmon was burnt. She comped my mom’s food, so that was nice.

CJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place; very good service; food choices could be a bit more "healthy" oriented but overall a good time

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice basic good fun dining

KB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good staff

AZ
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service and the management is always there in case you have an issue they come out and say hello I recommend this place highly

MA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server Laura was fantastic.

LL
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good casual place to meet with friends. Meals are reasonably priced and the service was good.

F
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a limited menu but the food is very tasty. The service is top notch and it has a wonderful , warm ambiance.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The seating process was silly. We arrived around 7:05pm and when checking in for our party of two my wife was told it would be 25-30 minutes before we would be seated. Seeing an entire section of six or seven tables for two vacant, I went on line, made a reservation for two for 7:15pm, checked in at 7:10pm and was promptly seated. ???

PB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a delightful evening celebrating my husband’s birthday. Our server, Sparks was exceptional in her attentiveness, professionalism and made our evening extra special by singing Happy Birthday in Italian to my husband. She has been our server on other visits to Houlihan’s and we have never had a less than perfect experience. Thanks Sparks!

F
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was equally satisfying. There’s always a good cozy feeling at this restaurant because of the wonderful ambience.

BK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Seated promptly. Server was great. Had fish tacos (which I’ve had numerous times before) and they were really “fishy” tasting. Unpleasant but not as if the fish was bad. Never happened before but now I hesitate to order them in the future.

GD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again was not disappointed with the 19 dollar shrimp plate. I told a few friends that love shrimp and they are gonna try it. Good job. Could use one of those 15 dollar manager coupon.

AZ
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service Ciara was fantastic

S
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Loved the Tuscan salad! The Bavette steak was fine but menu said it came with roasted cauliflower which was not on my plate. Hubby enjoyed chicken sandwich. Nice outdoor patio but on a cool nightlije Friday some heaters were needed.

a
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our waiter appeared to go through the motions and did not seem to have much interest in us. Food was good but portions seemed small.

TR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I asked for a round table when I made a reservation on Open Table and we got that, so good start!
Our server was very busy, but he was efficient and funny so it was fine.
Splitting the bill wasn’t an issue. Food was tasty; all our orders were correct.
We ended up ordering dessert(s).,, yum!
Just a very nice time with friends. A little noisy, but it was a Friday night so it’s to be expected.

JA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will managed

AK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good and nicely presented. A very good wine list. William our server was professional, personable and attentive. We had a very nice dinner experience.

DN
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really clean food was great. Wait staff was friendly and helpful.

OT
Chicago
134 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very unfortunate, all lights went out, and loud sirens blared. We were told there was smoke in kitchen, and fire department arrived in 15 minutes. We could not stand the noise of the sirens and had to leave without finishing our meal. Thus our poor rating. Will probably not return, as staff did not evacuate premises, leaving customers wondering what was happening. Could have been a real tragedy. Staff was not properly trained to handle this type of event. Very poor management!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the potato soup

KB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service

A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Tom was excellent!!!

AZ
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food great service and the manager make sure that everybody there is satisfied and please

DR
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was $5 cheeseburger day at our favorite last minute restaurant Houlihan's in Wheaton.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Everything was sweet or salty. Wouldn’t go back again

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited for 20 minutes to place order. After 25 minutes of waiting for food was told it would be out in one minute. My daughter and I left 35 minutes after we ordered and nearly an hour after we arrived in your restaurant. I told the host we were leaving and why we were leaving. He did not apologize and just said they were busy. That is not my problem and I will never return to this restaurant

L
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always friendly personnel and great main course food. Dessert menu could use an upgrade though.

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience.

S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice crowd for a Thursday evening. If you are on their email advertising they had a 20% off for food. I had made a reservation for 5, but there were 6 of us.
They were able to accommodate us with no problem. The food came out correctly, but it seemed it took too long.

F
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would I recommend Wheaton's Houlihan to a friend? Not only would I, I have on multiple occassions. I have been to several different Houlihans and the Wheaton location stands out because of it's ambiance, staff, service and outstanding commitment to take care of their clientele.

MA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laura was our server- she is fantastic.

PB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely day to enjoy the outdoor patio. When my elderly, hearing impaired mother couldn’t hear due to the rowdiness of another table; the staff graciously moved us to a quieter table. Thank you for an enjoyable lunch!

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