About Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport

275 S. Airport Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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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!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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!

Cross Street:
US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 588-2265

Website:
http://www.hisfo.com/dining.html

Entertainment:
SportsBar; Happy Hour is Monday-Saturday 3:00PM-7:00PM, 10:00PM-Midnight. Sunday all day!

Parking Details:
We offer FREE parking at the Holiday Inn and the adjoining South San Francisco Conference Center parking lots.

Public Transit:
Service ran by BART to South San Francisco BART Station or to SFO BART Station and take hotel shuttle.

Executive Chef:
Oscar Cortez

Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Rooms are available for groups of 20 to 50 people

Private Party Contact:
Omkar Pund: 650-588-2265 x

Additional:
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

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

good for groups (3)
great for lunch (2)
neighborhood gem (1)
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great for brunch (1)
romantic (1)
kid-friendly (1)
special occasion (1)
vibrant bar scene (1)
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food3
ambience3
service3

Solid meal out for the money and locatio ...

vip
Dined on March 31, 2016

Solid meal out for the money and location. Certainly nothing fancy.

food2
ambience3
service4
value2

Not the Houlihans I remember

Dined on January 11, 2016

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.

food1
ambience1
service1
value2

Poor service especially for Xmas.

Dined on December 25, 2015

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.

food2
ambience2
service2

just ok

Dined on March 28, 2015

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.

Tags: late-night find
food3
ambience1
service1

Really bad service, bad saitress, bad Manager

Dined on March 23, 2015

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......................................

food1
ambience1
service1

Did not honor the reservation

Dined on December 20, 2014

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.

food4
ambience4
service4

Place holds special memories

vip
Dined on November 20, 2014

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.

food2
ambience3
service3

Food

Dined on October 26, 2014

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.

food4
ambience4
service4

Dinner

Dined on September 14, 2014

Had a great dinner, had the NY strip steak and my dinning partner had the salmon. Will be going back soon!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience1
service1

Our drinks were lukewarm,

Dined on March 17, 2014

Our drinks were lukewarm, the service was poor & we were mostly ignored. We will not return.

food3
ambience3
service2

Houlihans

Dined on February 17, 2014

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.

Tags: romantic
food2
ambience1
service1

Appalling

Dined on August 27, 2013

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.

food3
ambience3
service2

An unusual off night - I hope

vip
Dined on August 1, 2013

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.

Tags: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience3
service2

Airport Stop

Dined on June 17, 2013

Could have been worse, better than TGI but that is about it.

food5
ambience5
service5

A neighborhood Gem!

Dined on March 30, 2013

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!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service3

I really like going to this

Dined on March 21, 2013

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.

Tags: good for groups, romantic
food5
ambience4
service4

The hostess & waitress were

vip
Dined on March 19, 2013

The hostess & waitress were very patient & helpful. Food was more than I expected "very Good".

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4

Had a great (but loud) meal here.

Dined on January 2, 2013

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.

food3
ambience4
service4

Great place to have dinner

Dined on November 9, 2012

Great place to have dinner the night before a flight and then stay at the hotel.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience3
service4

Great spot for eating while

vip
Dined on August 14, 2012

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.

Tags: great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4

Enjoyed every starter we had...from

Dined on June 30, 2012

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!!!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service5

They didn't have my reservation

Dined on May 13, 2012

They didn't have my reservation from Open Table, but happily sat our group of 10. Very friendly and patient.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly
food5
ambience4
service5

Always great food and good

Dined on May 12, 2012

Always great food and good service, but can be very loud when the bar is busy.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience2
service2

I was there with a friend

vip
Dined on April 18, 2012

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.

food5
ambience5
service5

I really enjoyed myself, I

Dined on February 15, 2012

I really enjoyed myself, I will be going again when I get the time

Tags: good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

great for casual drinks and

vip
Dined on January 15, 2012

great for casual drinks and food after a 49er game!

Tags: late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Loved the Ahi salad and fish

Dined on January 4, 2012

Loved the Ahi salad and fish tacos and nice menu with great prices!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience2
service3

Place was pretty empty. I

Dined on December 27, 2011

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...

food4
ambience4
service4

Food and service very good,

Dined on December 4, 2011

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience2
service4

Great for sports fans

Dined on November 25, 2011

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.

food3
ambience3
service3

Houlihan's is a better than

vip
Dined on September 21, 2011

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.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5

Our waiters were very attentive

Dined on July 27, 2011

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.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4

Very conveniently located

Dined on May 15, 2011

Very conveniently located off Hwy 101. Great appetizers, awesome cocktails, and the only place I know of that serves blueberry lemonade.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5

First time at Houlihan's.

Dined on January 11, 2011

First time at Houlihan's. Good food great atmosphere during NCAA BCS Bowl game. Definitely would come again.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
food2
ambience2
service2

We were dining @ an odd hour

Dined on December 25, 2010

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

food4
ambience4
service2

Have been several times and

vip
Dined on November 20, 2010

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

food5
ambience5
service5

Great place to eat in a pinch!

Dined on October 18, 2010

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience2
service3

Holidays is an average place,

vip
Dined on October 9, 2010

Holidays is an average place, nothing more and nothing memorable.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service4

The bartender was pretty chintzy

vip
Dined on July 19, 2010

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food3
ambience3
service5

Service was excellent, but

vip
Dined on March 27, 2010

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.

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene

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