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Houston's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
+1 201-488-5667
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Houston's lives up to the expectations of a restaurant in the Hillstone Group. Well-prepared, fresh food. Knowledgeable, friendly wait staff. Cozy, inviting atmosphere. It's just a busy restaurant. A reservation is a good idea.

Thank GoldenMonarch
Tenafly, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

excellent service & excellent food Been there many times for lunch Even when busy the wait is never more than 10 minures

Thank tax61
Demarest, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this place. It's been around for over a decade and the food is really excellent. The restaurant is dark and the menu is limited and pricy, but I STILL recommend that you go. It's a great spot for couples and friends, but I've only ever gone with family and always have a great time. My favorite menu items... More 

Thank moniqueowens14
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is limited but all of the choices are quite inviting. Excellent hamburger. Great salads. The chili is amazing. Really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Thank Magie K
Toms River, New Jersey
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was terrible and food got to us cold. Had to wave down people for drinks. I will never go back. Staff seemed like they were doing is a favor.

Thank Laura L
Laura B, Guest Relations Manager at Houston's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Laura, We are so sorry your experience with us fell short and want to assure you that the issues you encountered are an aberration and not the norm for our restaurant. Senior Assistant Nathan Steen hopes you will give him the chance to personally look into what occurred during your visit and take steps to ensure we don’t lose... More 

Hackensack, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend for a drink and a bite to eat. The menu had nothing to it. The salad I ordered was terrible and way too expensive.

Thank lesleycoelho
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch with my son. We had steak salad and the spinach dip is my favorite. Houston never fails. Great service actually the best service. Salad was great kind of heavy and I wish the chopped it more. But very fresh. Place was clean and neat. Great veggie burgers too. Try it.

1 Thank _margaretllc
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Houstons is a restaurant (chain) located in the Riverside Square mall. You will have a horrrific time getting a parking spot. Once you get a spot, you go in and sign up for a table.. anytime after 6:30 be prepared to wait. You will se empty tables but you are going to wait...usually anywhere from 35 minutes to over an... More 

Thank denise2004
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Been going here since the early 90's. Food was always commensurate to the price level. Went there the other day and was shocked. Of the 5 dishes ordered at my table the Double cut porkchop and the prime rib were the only decent sized portions. The Cod dish was microscopic as was the seemingly dish of half size ribs. Granted... More 

Thank Lonnie J
Turin, Italy
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219 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I went there with a collegue. He recommended me to have the ribbs. I must say that Houston's is one of the best places were I tasted Ribbs. Really good and also the quantity was not bad at all. Then we had an ice cream, good and abundant. Next time in New Jersey I will come back for sure. I... More 

Thank Giovanni L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: +1 201-488-5667

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