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275 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6703 (Formerly Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport) (US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd)
+1 650-588-2265
11:00 - 23:00
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The Woodlands, Texas
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was nice however the menu is all reheated frozen foods. Beer was cold though and plentiful.

Thank wodentx
Galena, Illinois
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343 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Is had a working lunch with a client at Houlihans. They have a decent menu selection from burgers, salads and entrees. They have a small craft beer selection at the bar. Service seemed slow for the amount of people that were there. Food was very good.

Thank Burns57777
Santa Clara
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Have tried about six items on the menu. Good across the board, and helpful staff for an airport hotel.

Thank Kent S
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had to stand for 15 minutes to be seated and I had to call and appeal to be waited upon twice before the waiter came. I then waited for another 30 minutes before my food came. Kudos to the chef for a really nice meal. If I wasn't hungry and tired, I would have left before the meal was... More 

Thank KOYE O
Santa Cruz, California
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate dinner and breakfast at Houlihan's and were very pleased with the food and the service. While not real extensive, their menu includes a good selection of options.

Thank Beachwalker5
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Tried this place on our last night in SF. Ordered calamari, seared tuna, fries and chicken alfredo. All were really good- especially like the chicken alfredo... chicken was moist! Seared Ahi was a pleasant surprise as well. Washed it all down with draft wheat beer. I would not go out of my way to eat here- but a great place... More 

Thank Joshua A
Boise, Idaho
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348 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were on our way through (airport layover for flight the next morning), and we stayed at a hotel just north of the airport. We saw the Houlihan's Restaurant at a nearby hotel and we walked there for dinner. It was noisy when we walked in and we shortly determined the reason. It was a baseball playoff game of the... More 

Thank StuartGustafson
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514 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Good service and decent food for a hotel restaurant. Would not go out of the way to come here but if you are staying at the holiday inn where it is located then eat here.

Thank tangojohnDallas
Highland Village, Texas
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Located within upper scale Holiday Inn this restaurant is full service with great menu, large bar suitable for watching sports. For dinner the Grilled Salmon with Aspargus, Fried Tilapia and Slow cooked Pot Roast were a favorite at our table. Wine menu is limited to some basic California "grocery store" table wines, fortunately one good Argentine red wine is available.... More 

Thank davecannon
Campinas, SP
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Not special, but nice to have lunch or dinner. Kind of sports bar. Too dark on my opinion, but some people may like in this way. It's a good option if you're staying in the hotels nearby

Thank guigoguto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6703 (Formerly Houlihan's at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport)
    (US Route 101 at South Airport Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Service ran by BART to South San Francisco BART Station or to SFO BART Station and take hotel shuttle.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-588-2265
Forget 'casual dining.' That's an industry term so out of touch with how consumers eat and drink today. For premium quality and style; fare that's at times familiar and other times adventurous and a laid-back modern setting, Houlihan's is a true original.

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