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101 Hospitality Dr, Holiday Inn-Blue Ridge Shadows, Front Royal, VA 22630-6928 (Formerly Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar)
+1 540-631-3045
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Central Ohio
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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lettuce wraps were very good. Tomato and loaded baked potato soup as well as French dip sandwiches, all very good. Shared the chocolate and cappuccino cake - quite good. Service was good and included smiles.

Thank Suzichka
Mount Jackson, Virginia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two co-workers and I took one of our customers here for a thank you lunch around the holidays. It was a weekday around noon, and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Service was good; food was ok. Two of us had the chicken tenders and were disappointed; they were small and kind of dried up. My other co-worker... More 

Thank LeslieBurkholder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner. Very good dinner salad with poppy seed dressing. Steak potato and green beans were all nice and hot when they came to the table. Steak done just the way ordered. Excellent value for the money I hope

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

If you want a great meal and don't want to experiment with little known restaurants, Houlihans is a dependable option. The menu changes often and always has classy delicious options for any diet. The service can be slow, so don't try to sneak in if you have a limited time for lunch. It is fairly consistent in flabors and you... More 

Thank VeggieforLife
Stafford, Virginia
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited this restaurant this past Sunday around 5:30p. Sat near the bar area and was there were actually quite a few people sitting in the bar area as well as the surrounding booths. They do have a separate dining room area which is a good sized room. Hostess seated us right away. Atmosphere was pleasant. Our server was friendly and... More 

Thank twn030577
Front Royal, Virginia
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Have been here in the past and have reviewed. It was ok before. Tonight was a real disappointment. We waited for a while for any food. The salad was sparse and the waitress made a point of saying, "here is your small caesar salad. We then had a wait, and suddenly she was there with my dinner. We questioned this... More 

Thank jlwot1959
John H, General Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this review

Good afternoon, I want to personally apologize for this breakdown in service. This is definitely an issue I want to look into further and help prevent from happening again to you or anyone else in the future. Can you please email me at john.hartz@blueridgeshadows.com so we can discuss this further. Have a great weekend, and look forward to speaking with... More 

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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Perhaps this was an off-night. The restaurant appeared 2/3rds full and there was also a large party in attendance when we were there. We had a view of the kitchen area and could only see 2 cooks at work. The wait staff was sparse and appeared very overwhelmed. They were equally busy waiting tables and doing prep work/assisting in the... More 

Thank rosiedreams
HoulihansRestaurants, Marketing at Houlihan's, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about this experience. We strive to provide excellent food, service, and hospitality and we clearly missed the mark during your visit. Our management team in Front Royal would love the opportunity to discuss your experience in further details and make it right. Would you mind sending your contact information over to social@houlihans.com? Hope to... More 

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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch on Saturday, and the food and service were very good. I got the black angus burger and my wife got the southwestern chicken wrap. Both were very good.

Thank WTHughes
Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This places is great for supper and even a better for breakfast the staff is always great and the service as well. It's no high end eating but great place that I always look forward to eat when I stay at this hotel.

Thank jimmy m
Jackson, New Jersey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

While staying at the Holiday Inn we ate breakfast here. We pre-paid through the hotel and that was a good deal. The breakfast was actually great. We then had dinner here the next night and I was served cold soup, but the salad was okay. Overall the dinner was average.

Thank mntarfuso
John H, General Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this review

Good morning, I'm John H., the General Manager. I want to thank you because we always appreciate any form of feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Holiday Inn and our breakfast service. I apologize that we did not meet full expectations for dinner, and thanks to your review we can focus on these areas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 25
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Hospitality Dr, Holiday Inn-Blue Ridge Shadows, Front Royal, VA 22630-6928 (Formerly Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 540-631-3045
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?