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Hoolihans Irish Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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382 Charlton Esplanade | Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4194 0099
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Düsseldorf, Germany
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our local airbnb host recommended Hoolihans - and it was worth it. We went there on a Saturday and heard a great live band. Atmosphere was cool, drinks tasted good and staff was very friendly. Definitely worth a try!

Thank Joachim G
Maryborough, Australia
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138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I dined at Hoolihans recently, specifically looking for the beef and Guinness pie. The positives: the gravy was very tasty, the beef chunky and the mash set it off nicely. The negatives: A pie is defined as being covered with pastry. A slab of tough pastry floating on top of a very fluid stew doesn't qualify. I reckon the cook... More 

Thank Mike H
Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent New Years Eve at the Irish pub, great meals and fantastic entertainment. Overall a nice place to visit on the esplanade at Hervey Bay. Only complaint was that the drinks were not very cold, seems there may have been a problem with the refrigeration on the night.

Thank bigtractor
Feilding, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of drinks to choose from, I enjoyed the fish, my girls enjoyed the seafood platter for two, the mother in law enjoyed the Irish stew. The bar was a little short staffed on this public holiday but the kitchen speed of service was good. Just what we expect frim an Irish pub.

Thank ubutee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The band was decent but the $40 shared seafood plate wasn't as flash as could be. First time visitor, wouldn't come back for the seafood.

Thank Danyell1981
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Nice bar, friendly staff. Great choice of drinks. Magners on draught always a winner! Really good food too! Was pleased i popped in.

Thank Terri1990
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We came here to celebrate a birthday. We were looking for a nice restaurant not too flash and not too casual. When we got there we sort of got a feeling it was a bit too casual for what we were wanting, but thought we were there so give it a try. Well we were not disappointed at all. From... More 

Thank PG95
Gold Coast, Queensland
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130 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Just off the beach with plenty of parking! Offers 2 Irish beers on draught plus a cider. The menu has been Irished up but is still a good offering. Prices reasonable and the Fish & chips I had was tasty and substantial. Drinks in halfs and pints curiously

Thank Bennlew
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

If you are too tired to cook after a day out at the beach and don't want to get overdressed to go out to eat this is a good casual pub dinner and a good place to have a relaxing drink. It was a really good atmosphere and the staff were very good. We went with family and friends and... More 

Thank Mike A
Rockhampton, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Haven't been to Hervey Bay for a few years. Hoolihan's was always the place to go. with delicious food and atmosphere. I ordered Scallops Mornay which were inedible. The rice tasted awful, the scallops were tiny and overcooked. The others had steak and said it was very tough. the garlic and mozzarella bread was nice. Will not go back.

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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
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 382 Charlton Esplanade | Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4194 0099
This very popular restaurant has prices to suit all budgets and food to suit all tastes. Great staff and atmosphere. Eat free on your birthday (Min 2 people)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?