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Houston's Restaurant

181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
+1 201-488-5667
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spinach dip” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (25 reviews)
“coleslaw” (5 reviews)
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181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place for burgers or salads! It's perfect if in the mall or coming just for dinner. Burgers and spinach artichoke dip are signature dishes not to miss. Bar scene is lively and fun. Definitely have become stingy with portions- Fries used fill the plate...More

Thank Rula A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, classy décor. The food is a bit pricey but the portions were decent. Good place to talk and get some deals done. Drinks are expensive ($16 for a Grey Goose and soda) Cant make it a weekly meeting spot.

Thank Dools12
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...More

Thank jftrow23
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
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
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
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...More

Thank moniqueowens14
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
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.More

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...More

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3 May 2017|
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Response from moniqueowens14 | Reviewed this property |
During popular dining hours, yes, so you don't have to wait. They don't require reservations though. Can reserve through Open Table.
Paula B
a list of the menu with appetizer and main main course
1 April 2017|
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Response from Lonnie J | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you can access it as long as you go on their website as it changes from time to time.
Janna K
What kind of soup you have today
8 December 2016|
Response from MrDavid14 | Reviewed this property |
No idea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail