About Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport
Houlihan's Restaurant + Sports Bar, located at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport. Houlihan's is a contemporary, cordial and fun place-to-be. The restaurant serves traditional and contemporary breakfast, lunch and dinner fare. Houlihan's provides a culinary experience that is undeniably unique and will make you come back for more. Our fully-stocked bar brings drinks from around the world right to your coaster. Come and enjoy the eclectic eatery and electric bar scene at Houlihan's!
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:00AM - 10:30AM; Lunch:11:00AM-4:00PM; Dinner: 5:00PM-11:0PM
Happy Hour: Everyday from 3:00PM-7:00PM and again from 10:00PM-Midnight. ALL DAY SUNDAY!
US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
SportsBar; Happy Hour is Monday-Saturday 3:00PM-7:00PM, 10:00PM-Midnight. Sunday all day!
We offer FREE parking at the Holiday Inn and the adjoining South San Francisco Conference Center parking lots.
Service ran by BART to South San Francisco BART Station or to SFO BART Station and take hotel shuttle.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Rooms are available for groups of 20 to 50 people
Private Party Contact:
Omkar Pund: 650-588-2265 x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport Ratings and Reviews
Solid meal out for the money and locatio ...
Solid meal out for the money and location. Certainly nothing fancy.
Not the Houlihans I remember
We went for lunch. Good waiter, pleasant atmosphere but the food was pretty tasteless. I had the Honey grilled salmon/blt. Bacon was fine--bacon. Salmon was mixed like a tuna sandwich but had no seasoning and was very dry. Fortunately there was lettuce and tomato which gave it some moisture. The French Onion soup was actually pretty good. The hummus/white bean with pita points was ok. Nothing horrible but I won't go back.
Poor service especially for Xmas.
Not happy at all for our Xmas dinner experience. Put in the back of the restaurant with no one else back there. The server was inattentive and the place WAS NOT busy of packed. If the tip 20% wasn't already included in the final bill she didn't deserve a thing. No follow up on the food on how it wAs. No refills in drinks until dinner was over. Never coming back.
service was slow. table and menus were in need of cleaning. water had no lemon, Shirley Temple had no cherries. fish taco was cold but ribs and hamburger were very good. Waiter dropped the burger bun top, then replaced it with a new one or so he said?? Basic wine and beer menu.
Really bad service, bad saitress, bad Manager
During the time we order food from waitress, she does not know the special of the night, does not not what it will come with on the entree, does not know the kids meal come with side order and drinks. Food came in with one left behind, had to complaint and wait for 15 minutes to come. Complaint to Manager, he only ask "Do you want deserts or not" did not really want to know what is happening. I guess they have too many complaint to deal with and getting use to it. Eat with bad services at our own risk, stay away if I were you......................................
Did not honor the reservation
Made my reservation - and 48 hours before my party of 20+ the manager called to let me know that we would be bumped to the bar... Never again will I book at this restaurant. Poor customer service.
Place holds special memories
Used to go here with the family growing up back when it was in San Carlos near the airport. When it moved, we were crushed. When we found it again, it rekindles some of those moments having dinner with Bo, Me, and the brosef. Now it's just me and brosef enjoying that to-die-for spinach dip with lavosh bread. Still as awesome as ever. Things change but some things never do. Thank you Houli's. Never take that badboy off the menu.
The pasta dishes were very good. The starters looked good as they passed by. But, we ordered two hamburgers med rare and they came very well done. Who can't get a burgers right? Waiter did offer to replace them. We were on a time crunch, so declined. The waiter gave a five dollar credit. I will go back but choose more carefully.
Had a great dinner, had the NY strip steak and my dinning partner had the salmon. Will be going back soon!!!
Our drinks were lukewarm,
Our drinks were lukewarm, the service was poor & we were mostly ignored. We will not return.
I love the spaghettini with the shrimps,mussels and scallops except the scallops was bland. Plus the lettuce wraps chicken was a little salty but otherwise the food is good.
I am afraid that is the only word I can think of. The usher tried to sit me at the bar even though it was obvious there was no room and then having given my order I waited 35 minutes for my dinner to arrive. However my soup never did and the waitress seemed completely clueless on what to do. The food was at least cooked reasonably.
An unusual off night - I hope
We generally enjoy Houlihan's, but our experience Wednesday not left much to be desired. My wife order lettuce wraps and a bowl of soup. I ordered a club sandwich with fries. It took at least 20 minutes before any food was delivered and then it was just the lettuce wraps. A few minutes later the soup was delivered (i really doubt they cook each bowl individually, so that was ridiculous). About 5 minutes after that, my sandwich was delivered. The wraps, the soup, and my sandwich were all good as usual, but my fries tasted like they had sat under a heat lamp since we placed our order (that's about 30 minutes if you lost count). If we have another experience there like this one, it will be the last.Too many good places around.
Could have been worse, better than TGI but that is about it.
A neighborhood Gem!
This was a surprise! We had dinner at Houlihan's and loved the food. Their chicken wings are excellent and their steak was cooked well. The atmosphere was great, had a few couples having dinner and a few other people near the bar for drinks. We positioned ourselves away from the big LCD screens that had sports on so we can have a nice dinner without the distractions. I was pleasantly surprised. Recommended!
I really like going to this
I really like going to this restaurant inside the Holiday Inn. The food is delicious and the waitstaff is always friendly and efficient. The only issue I had (and this is just personal preference) the dessert menu is really small with very few options.
The hostess & waitress were
The hostess & waitress were very patient & helpful. Food was more than I expected "very Good".
Had a great (but loud) meal here.
We had a great meal here. Especially awesome was the French Onion Soup and the apple pie. Only complaint is that the music was obnoxiously loud.
Great place to have dinner
Great place to have dinner the night before a flight and then stay at the hotel.
Great spot for eating while
Great spot for eating while attending a conference at the conference center next door. A good spot if you live in the area and when time permits prior to taking a flight from SFO. Good food and good energy.
Enjoyed every starter we had...from
Enjoyed every starter we had...from the spinach and lovsh, the chicken wings, and the big bite rshooms. Then the main dish...scalloped risotto (yummy), enjoyed every bite. Will be back for other entrees on the menu!!!
They didn't have my reservation
They didn't have my reservation from Open Table, but happily sat our group of 10. Very friendly and patient.
Always great food and good
Always great food and good service, but can be very loud when the bar is busy.
I was there with a friend
I was there with a friend for lunch on Wednesday, 4/18/12. Nice entrance and interior but it's quite empty at 12:30pm. Food was OK but not impressive. I think I expected more.
I really enjoyed myself, I
I really enjoyed myself, I will be going again when I get the time
great for casual drinks and
great for casual drinks and food after a 49er game!
Loved the Ahi salad and fish
Loved the Ahi salad and fish tacos and nice menu with great prices!
Place was pretty empty. I
Place was pretty empty. I could see why after my party of 10 ordered and ate. Only two dishes out of ten (two of the same was ordered) orders were good. I would not recommend eating there. Drinks from bar were just ok. Have no plans to give it a second try...
Food and service very good,
Food and service very good, as always. Forgot there would be a big football game on, so it was noisier than usual at the bar, but we were given a booth on the side that minimized the noise. It was much appreciated! Will be back, love the bruschetta and Southwestern wrap!
Great for sports fans
This is essentially a sports bar with an attached dining area, which also has a large-screen TV showing sports. If that's your thing, this is it. If not, you may not want to go during games. The food, however, was very good, and the wait staff excellent.
Houlihan's is a better than
Houlihan's is a better than average chain that caters to a wide variety of tastes. Given the dearth of decent options within walking distance, we found Houlihan's to be a welcome option an elevator ride away.
Our waiters were very attentive
Our waiters were very attentive and nice! They took care of our big group. Quite a few of us got the Pot Roast and it was delicious. The Wild Mushroom Enchilades were not a hit. It was served cold. Overall, we would come back and have another luncheon.
Very conveniently located
Very conveniently located off Hwy 101. Great appetizers, awesome cocktails, and the only place I know of that serves blueberry lemonade.
First time at Houlihan's.
First time at Houlihan's. Good food great atmosphere during NCAA BCS Bowl game. Definitely would come again.
We were dining @ an odd hour
We were dining @ an odd hour of the day on Christmas. I had been to Houlihan's before for drinks and appetizers. t was disappointing for dinner. It was freezing in there. The hot3el loby doors kept opening and I felth the restaurant could've turned on heat. The restaurant wasn't crowded but it took so long for our foo to arive. We were watching a basketball game, then th bartender changed the channel to match all other channels, then turned loud music on right over our table. They were understaffed once it picked up and the srvice got even worse. The appetizers were tasty however the entrees were like-warm and underseasoned. i had a xhixhen torilla soup that hdidn't have a single piece of chicken in it. I wanted dessert but it took too long
Have been several times and
Have been several times and have always enjoyed Menu changes a bit btwn my visits - I think gets better each time FOOD: 4 -only gripe- Dish was quite a bit spicier than I like or have ever had w/this dish: Rare Ahi Tuna Tacos--FAB! The pieces of Ahi were very sizable which I rarely find w/Ahi in a salad or tacos as smaller chunks are often tossed in if Ahi isn't "headlining" the plate. Kudos! As well, "Rare Ahi Tuna" was prepared perfectly! RARE! Restaurants advise "rare", but it arrives not rare,,, SERVICE: 2 - service quite slow. Had reservations yet sat 10' b4 even asked if wanted water/wine. Lrg party in the back- not enough Waitstaff in Main
Great place to eat in a pinch!
Great place to eat in a pinch! I had a friend from out of town call me at the last minute. I suggested we meet at Houlihan's, seeing that she was at the SFO airport. It was great. Didn't have to sacrifice a great meal for convenience.
Holidays is an average place,
Holidays is an average place, nothing more and nothing memorable.
The bartender was pretty chintzy
The bartender was pretty chintzy with the liquor. The Pot Roast was very tasty. My parents felt their prime rib was a little tough. The steak was good though slightly overcooked. I will give this restaurant another try. Hope the bartender will be more generous with the liquor as I do rate restaurants by their liquor also.
Service was excellent, but
Service was excellent, but food was mediocre. Lots of noise and had to be moved...we were right next to the bar. Probably great for younger crowds or singles.
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