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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

We were visiting Hershey and searched TripAdvisor for best restaurants in the area, Houlihan’s in the top 10, they certainly were! Located in a great area, easy parking around a beautiful building. Entered into a warm, welcoming dining room. The menu had a terrific offering,...some classics with creative twists on many of their dishes. We tried both of their soups: loaded baked potato and chicken tortilla, both were wonderful. I had the meatloaf which had a nice creative twist to it, my fiancé had the chicken breast stuffed with garlic cream cheese and it was excellent as well. Our server had a terrific personality and was great at his job. I can’t wait to go back and take some friends with us. Fantastic job!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

This place was not a good experience. We got there at 11:25, but doesn’t open till 11:30. There was another group waiting so we waited on the bench down from them. However, at 11:30, people walking in were seated before us! The hostess was so...uncomfortably weird. She mumbled, didn’t make eye contact, chewing her gum like she was a cow and walked literally at snails pace! I don’t know if she was high or what! We would watch her as we ate and she’d walk with other parties so slow, we would say”here comes another funeral procession”. Our waitress wasn’t bad, but food not great. The French onion soup did not have a lot of flavor, and we both got the fish tacos. The were fried but lukewarm. It was enough food, just not great quality. There are many other good places Hershey to try, go there!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

We were hungry after arriving in Hershey, PA and was told to eat here so we did. Cameron was our waitress. She was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu options. I had a surprise me and the wife had scallops. Cam got me the...salmon that was out of this world. Golden mashed potatoes and fresh green beans and carrots. Cam kept checking on us and did an excellent job. The dessert was a chocolate batter brownie that was killer chocolate strong. Excellent meal with excellent service in the heat of downtown Hershey. When you go, and you want the best service then ask for Cameron as you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022

Hi, We went in to this Restaurant on Memorial Day around 6:30. We checked in with the Hostesses & put our Name on the List, But, she told us if there was ANY Open Tables in the Bar AREA We Could Go ahead & set...down. After about 15 minutes of Setting there & No one came over to help us or even Say Hello, I be right with you or something? Until the Manager came over to our Table & without a Hello or Anything, He Asked US to Leave! He claimed that, We had Sat down without Checking with the Hostess! We told him that the hostess told us if there was Empty seats in the Bar area, go head and seat down! And We DID THAT! Well, before We Left the place, We Stopped by the Hostess station & we told her How Rude He was! And WHY Would he do That? She Was Shocked when we told her, What Just Happened to Us! We Told her, What he Said about the seating & that She was lying about the seating policy in the Bar area! Not just Wrong, But (You would Think she would Know the seating Policy in that restaurant seeing how she’s a hostess!)While We were waiting for the Rude Manger that We didn’t know was coming to our table! We Notice at Least 4 plates that had to go back to the kitchen! So in the End! We Probably dodged some Food Poisoning! Who Knows why People do the things they Do? This is Just Our Family’s Experience in this Restaurant!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Maybe our server was having a bad night, but she was pretty rude. On multiple occasions she asked, “Do you want a box for your food or should I just throw it in the trash?” Or “ Can I just throw this in the trash...from you?” I would not expect that in a “nicer restaurant.” She rushed us through our ordering and seemed annoyed that we wanted to order drinks. Food was average, food service was speedy. I think it was the beginning of their busy season so perhaps our server was just new.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed a good meal with family. Father in law raved over the meatloaf. Had to wait 15 minutes for a table on a Monday night, which was fine. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Open kitchen was neat.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

Good service. Service helped offset limits of food.. Very stale rolls served. Food average relative to price.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

We have been coming here for years every time we travel to Hershey. It has gone downhill. Drinks are very weak, and food is average at best. Food came out cold, and bartender was not very attentive. He was more interested in talking sports with...a manager, than waiting on customers Think it is time to find a new "go to" first stop.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 March 2022

As we ate, a waitress came next to our table and began operating a loud floor sweeper that emitted a grinding noise. After several minutes I asked her if she could please possibly sweep somewhere else while we finished our meal, as the noise was...disturbing us. She dismissively said she was "just about finished," but proceeded to keep up the noise right next to us long enough to show us that she did not care that she was disturbing us, and was not about to honor our request. She finally moved to another section--so she easily could have moved away and returned later as a basic courtesy. My wife talked with the manager, and was also treated dismissively. We won't be returning.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

Great dinner. Friendly staff. Ricki B was very nice. Food was great. We enjoyed ourselves. Went to see lights after. That was not as much fun. Directions getting to it is terrible.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 16 November 2021

Had the loaded potato soup and the ahi tuna salad. Both were ah-mazinly fresh and both were served by an awesome server named Nicole. She was knowledgeable about the menu, kind, made great suggestions and stayed on top of our every need. She is first...class.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 October 2021

I know it's a chain, but this may be the best location of them all. Even though it's bustling, the food, drinks and service are very good.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

Lengthy wait but well worth it! They were so busy, and everyone working was hustling. Once we were seated, orders were taken and delivered in good order. Food was beautiful prepared and tasted fantastic. Keep up the good work!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 October 2021

We have been going to this Houlihans for years and couldn’t wait to go back again with our party of 10 for dinner this evening. We arrived shortly after 5pm to have dinner and we’re immediately told we should have called ahead. Ok…we have never...done that before, but honestly we didn’t know that was a new policy. We asked if we could sit in the bar area and we were told that we could find an empty seat and a waitress would help us. Phew…it was a long day and everyone was tired. We sat down and all had our drink order taken. After a long day we were ready for a nice dinner with friends. Shortly after we made our order we were told that we must leave the table and that we couldn’t sit there because it was reserved. Everyone makes mistakes but we were basically thrown out of the restaurant without any alternatives or ounce of customer service. Can we sit outside? No that’s not available tonight. This property has a nice outdoor area that you would think would be overused during a pandemic. We had multiple people in our party that were over 80 years old and it would have been nice to have an alternative. Maybe….Can we put your names on a list and seat you when we have an open table? NOTHING….we also spoke to the manager who apologized for a “misunderstanding” but not for the rude host or terrible customer service. Do yourself a favor and walk down the street to the many local restaurants that actually want your business.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 September 2021

A busy place, can be a bit of a wait, but that's to be expected. Nice night out with attentive and prompt waitstaff. Parking next door can be a bit of a problem (tight spaces and low clearance into the parking garage.)

Date of visit: September 2021
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
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