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Hoolihans Irish Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Irish, Bar, Pub, Australian, British, Gluten Free Options
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382 Charlton Esplanade | Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4194 0099
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Yeppoon, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Expected a bit more to be honest, a couple of reviews i had read had me a picture something a bit grander? Meals were large and quite enjoyable. Staff were friendly although maybe not too sure what they were doing. Live entertainment was a solo guitarist, he was pretty good. Only 5 other patrons which didnt help the atmosphere.

Thank Pete D
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Guiness and live music. Could do more promotion and have Happy Hour prices though to get people down, esp. backpackers from hostels a few blocks away

Thank Noufy
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here last Sunday and judging from the entertainment volume I expected the place to be mobbed. 4 people and the two of us made a total clientele of 6. A pint of local everyday beer (new) and a coffee 12 bucks. Could that be why it's empty? It's rubbish compared to other Irish Pubs I've been in. In... More 

Thank reboi
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived a little early (6:30pm) and wish we started later as we had no idea it was karaoke night. what fun it was. Plenty of locals, families and visitors having fun. Food was very good. Menu has a good selection and is sure to please all. Atmosphere was great. Whilst this is a restaurant / bar it has a... More 

Thank Taroco72
Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is what it is. Irish pub with honest food. Not the cheapest option and I probably wouldn't go again, but if you're the kind of person who loves Irish pubs, you'll probably enjoy this one

Thank SouthernShark
Düsseldorf, Germany
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Our local airbnb host recommended Hoolihans - and it was worth it. We went there on a Saturday and heard a great live band. Atmosphere was cool, drinks tasted good and staff was very friendly. Definitely worth a try!

Thank Joachim G
Maryborough, Australia
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166 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I dined at Hoolihans recently, specifically looking for the beef and Guinness pie. The positives: the gravy was very tasty, the beef chunky and the mash set it off nicely. The negatives: A pie is defined as being covered with pastry. A slab of tough pastry floating on top of a very fluid stew doesn't qualify. I reckon the cook... More 

Thank Mike H
Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Spent New Years Eve at the Irish pub, great meals and fantastic entertainment. Overall a nice place to visit on the esplanade at Hervey Bay. Only complaint was that the drinks were not very cold, seems there may have been a problem with the refrigeration on the night.

Thank bigtractor
Feilding, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Plenty of drinks to choose from, I enjoyed the fish, my girls enjoyed the seafood platter for two, the mother in law enjoyed the Irish stew. The bar was a little short staffed on this public holiday but the kitchen speed of service was good. Just what we expect frim an Irish pub.

Thank ubutee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The band was decent but the $40 shared seafood plate wasn't as flash as could be. First time visitor, wouldn't come back for the seafood.

Thank Danyell1981

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Australian, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 382 Charlton Esplanade | Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4194 0099
This very popular restaurant has prices to suit all budgets and food to suit all tastes. Great staff and atmosphere. Eat free on your birthday (Min 2 people)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?