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Houston's Restaurant

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181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
+1 201-488-5667
12:00 - 21:00
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live near Houston's and have gone there for many years, when we wanted a good meal even though it was a bit pricey. We went a few nights ago and ordered what we have ordered before- roasted chicken with couscous and the roast beef sandwich with horseradish dip and gravy juice with a salad. We also had a glass... More 

Thank Steve S
New City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always loved Houston's but last night was absolutely horrible. We were a family of four and two of us ordered Bloody Mary's, which had no garnish and only tasted like tomato juice. In fact, we sent the first batch back and had them remake them and they still were terrible. Bloody Mary's come with celery and olives, these... More 

Thank jftrow23
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

On the down side, we had to wait for a table despite reservation. On the up side, we were comp'd without asking, had great food and a terrific waiter (Peter). We'll be back.

Thank Em P
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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 MagieMary
Toms River, New Jersey
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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.

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?