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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not clean. Noisy and food was poor. I had low expectations and wasn't disappointed. Cheap food, mediocre service and dirty. Stay away..

Thank Floridagator
Grants Pass
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the better in hotel restaurants that I have encountered. There is a lot of variety to the menu and the food has always been good. The convience is obvious, but it also seems to have a lotof non-hotel guests patrons.

Thank Sharon R
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never seen less edible meat on 1/2 a rack of ribs in my life. Truly 90% bone, 5% fat cartilage and 5% meat. The French fries were old and frozen. Tasted freezer burn. I guess they get numerous complaints; the wait staff was indifferent and management failed to come forward when I requested to speak to the manager.... More 

Thank MIke M
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is the standard midrange hotel bar: it serves up comfort food from breakfast to dinner and offers cocktails at the bar. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is very hearty and comparatively priced for the location near San Francisco.

Thank capriskman
Buffalo, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food! Tortilla soup was fantastic, Gorgonzola burger was moist and flavorful, Brentwood chicken sandwich was great and all was piping hot---add a great cup of coffee and Boom!

Thank MommaCHae
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stayed at a nearby hotel and ate here on valentines night. Very friendly staff and a great meal. While there were not as many vegetarian options at this location as the website showed, there were many more choices than at most restaurants. Totally recommend the guac bruschetta appetizer. Got a bottle of wine and hung out with my hubby, staff... More 

Thank 615traveler4life
Waddington, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the restaurant at the hotel. I carried a meal back to my room to save on the room service charges. I ordered the steak salad, and it was very good. There were families, couples, and singles in the restaurant, so they had something for everyone. I would definitely go back again, even if I wasn't staying at the... More 

Thank OldMama501
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Staff was friendly and helpful for places to visit and things to do downtown San Francisco. Good wings!

Thank Kathryn W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

After travelling in from UK, having problems with the shuttle bus service and finding a not very clean hotel we welcomed the ambience of Houlihan's which is actually within the hotel building. The selection of food was reasonable and the staff accommodating. We had our evening meal here and ate again at breakfast both of which we enjoyed.

Thank goldlegoman
Lincoln, Nebraska
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351 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

It's a little pricey, but it's close to the airport! My group was housed at the hotel where this bar is located when we missed our connecting flight due to mechanical problems. Beer is cold and reasonably priced during happy hour. Food is a little pricey, but delicious.

Thank Terry H

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?