Houlihan's - Farmingdale

4.1
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104 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Since 1972, we've believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous 'Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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KO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

It took the server 15 mins to come to our table once seated. Service was slow although the restaurant was not crowded. We had to ask for utensils after apps were served some five minutes later

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The waitress forgot to bring our second round of drinks. She came back to give us check and we told her and she just said Oops..no apology. Sides of broccoli were cold and soggy

GA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Eating dinner their for years very comfortable for lunch or dinner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

They sat us in at a table, we felt, was too tight for all of us. My husband went to the front to ask if we could be moved. They moved us to a bigger, brighter table.

C
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Server Christian was most professional, friendly and efficient.

TE
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect enjoyed the whole experience perfect

m
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My only complaint is that we ordered a bottle of wine which was delivered to us decorked already. This bothered me. A lot. A bottle of wine in my experience is ALWAYS uncorked at the table.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Despite having a reservation we had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. Food was ok for the price. The worst part was our waitress who seemed to have zero interest in doing her job and was extremely unfriendly. We had to ask for everything from silverware and napkins to plates for appetizers. She never once asked if we wanted a drink refill and it took over 20 min from when we finished our meal for her to come back to the table. she still didn’t offer the check, again we had to ask as she was running by.

KH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone who works there is very pleasant. Food is always Amazing! Prices are wonderful. The music is Great. We actually brought two friends back with us on Saturday and they absolutely loved it as well. I kinda wish we lived closer. But the distance will not stop us from going back.☺

p
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner before movie. Service and food were very good. The server did not know how to use the reward points earned from OpenTable and neither did the manager but did apply the amount towards the bill.

NA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Houlihan's never disappoints. Food excellent and the wait staff couldn't be nicer and they aim to please.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved the all time 19.00 3/course meal and variety of selections.

NA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Houlihan's never ceases to amaze me. Week after week the food is fantastic. The wait staff couldn't be more friendly. You feel like you are the only people in there. We try to go every weekend. We love it that much

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No good deal on beverages. Alcohol or fountain. Even at the bar waiting to for my table. I had 3 beers my wife had to glasses of wine. My kids had 3 glasses of soda, for a fountain drink why the 3/4 dollar cost? It doesn’t even have the price for drinks on the menu? Isn’t that breaking some kind of law? Used to be a weekly, then to every other week. Now it’s once monthly my wife loves the schrooms , so I will always go just not as often as we party of 5 would like.

R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Pre fix good deal food was good service ok.

RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We had a 5:45pm reservation. Arrived at 5:40pm and informed the hostess that we had reservation. She confirmed our reservation and stated we would be seated in a minute. By 6:00pm after watching party after party being seated I informed the hostess again of our reservation and she said, "I am so sorry, I forgot about you."

I had ordered an item from the test kitchen menu. The portion size was so tiny that even our server was taken aback by it. It was literally eaten with 3 forkfuls, for a dish that was priced at $17.00.

There was only 1 beer and 1 soda ordered, 2 apps and 2 entrees. With a 20% off coupon and tipping our server 20% this dining experience was a total of $80.00. Highway robbery for the quantity and qualit of the food.

The only good experience we had was our server, Richard. He was awesome and I refused to take out my frustrations with everything else by denying him his 20% that is what I gave him.

This is the 3rd time we have dined here. The first time was awful but we gave them a 2nd chance. The 2nd time was flawless as far as service and quality although we do feel it is pricey but I don't mind spending as long as I have an enjoyable experience. Two of our 3 dining experiences here have been so awful that we know now to take Houlihans off our our list of places to go.

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chicken tender appetizer with honey mustard sauce is very tasty. I always especially enjoy the seared scallops with risotto, the dish is exceptional. Steaks ordered here are always cooked right. Order the California mash as a side for a delicious new taste. Service is excellent with no wait with reservation.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Good value and ambiance

DO
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Usually a very good choice for good food and service. This time with friends was pleasant with good service too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! Overall great experience!

PC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Exceptional value on their specials. Friendly efficient servers.

AN
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience5

Waiter barely came to check on us. No one cleared our dishes when we were done. Our dessert was served while our empty appetizer plates were still on the table. Waiter brought the check after the dessert was ordered but before it was served, without asking if we wanted anything else. Not a good experience at all.

OT
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Jason is an excellent waiter!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food over cooked

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the food and value

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I had a great time. Only complaint is that is was freezing. Next time I will bring a sweater.

OT
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Jason is an exceptional waiter and the reason me and my co workers frequent Houlihan’s so often! He is so courteous and friendly, always remembers us and our orders. He is meticulous and never makes an error!

SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday occasion! Always nice to celebrate at Houlihans! Belong to Birthday club so meal is free up to 15.00 with paying guest. Waitress was super friendly! We always celebrate our birthday at Houlihans.

MK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

pre fix meal is good deal and staff was great and friendly

LC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we love Houlihans...used to be close to our home but they closed that location. we traveled 40 minutes to get there and it was worth every moment. I know we'll be back!

AK
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been here before. This time I ordered the complete dinner. Good value for the money and the food was good. I'd come back here again.

DH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service always terrific! We come here pretty often, so it’s a great feeling to be considered VIP or “regulars” and that doesn’t even matter because they are good to everyone! The staff and managers are really great (hello Bob and Ayman!) but one odd thing was that the hostess Jeannette couldn’t see my OpenTable reservation even though I rec’d a confirmation email. Fortunately I was smart enough to call ahead also. It was lunch so there wasn’t a problem but I often find evidence of only minimal training or mandatory weekly staff meetings here. They are good in so many ways, but could be even better if they’d choose to run a tighter ship! Casual attitude trickles down to too relaxed servers with regard to respect of customers. While a friendly server is a good thing, they should use vocabulary that pumps up the tone such as “I’ll be back with that right away” or “yes, immediately” and they all need to avoid the “no problem” response. Seems like servers don’t stay here very long and this is not a good sign. Food is always consistently delish!

JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The staff that took care of my family kept passing without acknowledging us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Houlihan’s food is consistently great!

AR
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We went to eat with my family. They brought out the nachos they were good. We state without any food after that for 45 mins to an hour. Our server did not even come over to the table to even update us, we sat with empty drinks with no refills. We finally got our food my son’s food was freezing, fries were soggy, my brother and sister in laws food was cold, shrimp tasted like it sat there for hours. So disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I had a birthday coupon and there was a $5 hamburger special the day I dined. They wouldn’t honor both. This is not the first time not honoring two coupons or offers, even though we Asked for separate checks. My friend asked for the soup and salad. un fortunately our waitress disappeared for most of our meal so unlimited became one serving.

My salad hAd huge chunks of hard white lettuce in it. Very unappealing.

Restaurant is also dirty. Not s great experience.

DO
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the food and service was good too. This is our go to place when we're looking for good food locally.

p
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

good service little noisy young teens about 10 of them doing their thing no problem just about finished dinner

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The restaurant was out of draft beer to start. Then the wine was out of stock. The gluten free buns were out of stock as well.
The server was busy, but attentive.
The manager took a lil off the bill for inconvenience.
Would still go there again, but maybe not on a holiday. It was Father’s Day.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really didn't need to make a reservation for 5:30 on a Friday night as the restaurant was fairly empty at that time.