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“Mediocre ”
Review of The Halligan Bar

The Halligan Bar
Ranked #108 of 172 Restaurants in Glen Allen
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: OUR MISSION DECLARATION We, The Halligan Bar and Grill, believe that as our friends, family and neighbors you deserve to reward yourself with a memorable experience in an ambiance inspired by heroes. Rescue the FUN!
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went there to meet up after a VCU basketball game, and arrived shortly after 5 pm, early for a Saturday evening. The server seemed young, inexperienced and unsure of himself. We were told to seat ourselves. The place is not visually appealing the decor just looks tired. Firehouse subs does the fire engine theme much better. Service was slow and diffident throughout the evening. The menus are big and dog-eared, the names are confusing, and the selection isn't all that big. The beer menu is limited, our server didn't know anything about the beer menu, and they were out of local brew. In this day and age, a strong beer menu is almost standard. Our group ordered a burger, a rack of ribs with baked beans and green beans on the side, and two combo plates. One of the combo BBQ plates was ordered with a side Caesar salad (more on that later). The burger was bland, only tasting like the pepper from the bacon. The ribs weren't smoky flavored, or fall off the bone, or moist at all. The baked and green beans both just tasted strange. And the Caesar salad never came at all. When we informed the server of the missing salad, he just said "oh, uuhhh". We told him it was too late to serve it, and that was that. A nice touch would have been "sorry", then offer a token like a couple of bucks off the bill or 5% off your next visit.
All in all it was a big disappointment, barely mediocre.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have eaten at Halligans in Ashland and the beef brisket was excellent. we decided to try this one as they are owned by the same owners this one in Glen Allen was very disappointing. the food was cold when we got it. the brisket was very chewy and there wa very little sauce on it. the sauces at the table did not match the little sauce that was already in the brisket we will continue to go to the one at Ashland Va but not returning to this one Fries were over cooked and very few of them

Thank DTC8187
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten, and very much enjoyed the Halligan in town. While we were in Short Pump we noticed a Halligan and decided to check it out. The food is just as good here with a much larger restaurant. You will find a complete fire engine as the bar, with sitting area in the back of it. Overall we had an excellent dining experience. We always enjoy eating at The Halligan, either location.

Thank Xeuropn
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to speak with the RICHMOND Dive Club the other night. The group has been meeting at The Halligan for a few months now but this was my first experience. First impressions went very well!

The staff was working hard to keep our group of 30ish fed, watered, and comfortable. The room we occupied was comfortable, had a projector for our meeting, a PA system so we didn't have to yell, and was crowded but not hot and uncomfortable. Over all my experience was nice and I am happy the dive club has started using Halligan's.

Thank Jeff K
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Pork Nachos Appetizer was excellent and a meal in itself. I had the FIREHOUSE MEATLOAF SANDWICH and my wife THE CHIEF Burger. Both were good portions , tasted great and served with mouth watering sides: BAKED POTATO MASH and COLLARDS. Service was on time and excellent.

Thank Arron B
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