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Houston's Restaurant

181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
+1 201-488-5667
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spinach dip” (18 reviews)
“ribs” (27 reviews)
“veggie burger” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We like Houston's because of the atmosphere, food and service, although it can be a little crowded. It has a relaxing atmosphere and good lighting as long as you do NOT get a seated under a spotlight. The service is efficient and the team works...More

Thank Cgsaddle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there and they say 35 minutes. Almost an hour and a half. Purest idiocy waiting for this. Slow service, the people up front are OBLIVIOUS. Coach House across the road is the way to go. Wow was this bad.

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Houston's is consistent, has excellent service, delicious fresh food, and a great atmosphere for lunch and dinner. Their steaks are my favorite items on the menu! I also love the spinach dip! The bad part about this place is the wait, they usually tell you...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Houstons food is just ok, and after the long wait doesn't seem worth the trouble. Drinks are way over priced too. My recommendation? Try somewhere else!

Thank Cathy0114
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love Houston's in Hackensack, NJ and have been going there a very long time. Although the room is way too dark, the food overprices and the wine pours ridiculously meager, I love the food and the service. Some of their rules are idiotic such...More

Thank skj243
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to this Houston's since it opened and very little has changed over the years. Although it's had a few makeovers and management changes like monthly. The menu rarely changes but when it does it's rarely the food items...it's the prices. When I...More

Thank R1362PTmark
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My family and I love going out to dinner together. We often want to go to places nearby. Houston's is a 15 minute drive and we love it every time. We enjoy all the food they serve and we would come here everyday. The service...More

Thank bobby_the_beast13
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Serving up a variety of fresh American dishes and cocktails. Great ambiance for various types of dining.

Thank KimoraBak
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Houston's runs like a well oiled machine. The wait staff function's as a united team, serving, cleaning, & paying attention to every detail of a delicious meal. All the food is amazing & prepared to your liking. The atmosphere is cozy and warm.

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

After many years, this chain restaurant located in the Riverside Square shopping mall remains one of our favorite places in northern NJ! We still visit here quite often, both for lunch and for dinner when we want a comfortable place (mostly booths) with consistently excellent...More

Thank Anne C
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3 May 2017|
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Response from denise2004 | Reviewed this property |
You can call ahead to reserve and on a Thursday if you don't reserve they will make you wait and wait and wait....
Paula B
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
7 December 2016|
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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, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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