Houlihan's - New Brunswick

3.9
164 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 164 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipTraveler
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was excellent

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vipneverhome
New York Area
931 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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CindyP
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.

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randallj
New York Area
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.

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ChristinaC
Atlantic City
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

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vipneverhome
New York Area
931 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.

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DanV
New York Area
31 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.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carla was excellent!!!

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DanV
New York Area
31 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.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was excellent

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JoanneH
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.

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AmyN
Philadelphia
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.

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Joni
New York Area
11 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.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite server Carla is great will definitely be back

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vipneverhome
New York Area
931 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We always enjoy coming here and we happy for Wednesday, $10 off a bottle of wine. I chose the ahi tuna salad, one of my favorites and DH order from the 3 course menu. We shared the spinach dip with chips…so warm and creamy. His entree was a generous serving of meatloaf on mashed potatoes with green beans and tasty little onion rings. We shared the included dessert, a butter cake with caramel sauce…delicious.
We were happy that Landry’s has purchased the houlihans chain but are mystified as to why they cannot swipe the Landry’s card so we earn our points.

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hilfigergirl1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very attentive and also let us have our space at the same time. She was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just dropped by to meet with a friend. We had good food and it was enjoyable. Great value and doos was delicious.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carla was incredible very attentive outstanding server

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Sylvana
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from reception to waitress. Highly recommend.

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DanV
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was traditional pub fair. My only negative was that the lighting was so dark I had to use the light on my phone to read the menu

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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carla was outstanding and attentive great server!

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DJSFamily
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

Not the same Houlihans that it once used to be. Quality of food and menu has totally changed. I was better off going to On the Border next door that had a mirror image of everything on the Houlihans menu. Not sure why they would change their menu and charge a higher price. Not my cup of tea and while talking about that, they were out of many beverages and the beverage I did get did not taste at all what it was supposed to be. Unfortunately, this will be my last visit. There was also a horrible smell throughout the restaurant (not sure what it was).

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LisaE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best nachos in the World

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Speed of Service could have been more efficient, as far as waiting for our drinks it took awhile. Although they did bring out my five year old daughters food first which is why I gave it 4 stars. I appreciated that.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carla’s the best!

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vipSfcterrier
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice casual meal and friendly bar service

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vipSfcterrier
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good selection on “Date Night Menu”. Great friendly and attentive service from our server whose name was Liz

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Steph
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at Houlihans. The food was very well prepared with a lovely .presentation.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carla top server excellent

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Knitter
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

We have eaten at the New Brunswick Houlahans for many years and have always enjoyed it. This last visit was awful! At the end of the meal my friend started to yell Oh My God, over and over and began tapping down her spoon on to her plate. We immediately called over the manager and when she saw the bug on her plate was very apologetic. The four of us were completely sickened by this incident and would never go back. ☹️

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Davids
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Liz our server was wonderful
Burgers good
Nachos are the best
French onion soup bitter
French dip sloppy and fatty
Salad good

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KameelahS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were very courteous and everything came out in perfect timing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The server was definitely overworked due to short staffing. Soup cold. Food was mediocre at best. Definitely not one of the better Houlihans I have been too

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

They completely forgot about us! We had to go in to be seated, did not get the text. Asked to be seated outside, they forgot to come out and serve us. Took a while to get the food, and bent my credit card when I went I handed my card to pay! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was slow, kitchen was

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DebraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DBose
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place , great food and ambience at great price.

Houlihan's - New Brunswick
Responded on May 11, 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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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Houlihan's - New Brunswick
Responded on May 11, 2021

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

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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bartender/server was excellent!

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 3.9 stars by 164 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.