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Houston's Restaurant

181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
+1 201-488-5667
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spinach dip” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 11 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank KimoraBak
Reviewed 9 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 4 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
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were treated well and served promptly. The veggie burger and fries rocked and the hamburger, salad and gumbo soup was everything! Jessica the server and Katherine the hostess were incredible!

Thank RLF724
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We tried to get a table at 6 pm on Monday and it was a 1:30 minute wait. We sat at the bar and had dinner served there. Menu is limited but each of for something different and all 5 of enjoyed our meals. It's...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Aside from the dishes being on the pricey side, this is an amazing restaurant. If money is an issue, save it for special occasions. Dark, romantic, upscale ambiance. Best wait staff you could ever hope for. Every dish you get there is outstanding!Best ribs (fall...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food is always great, never a bad meal, even the veggie burger is delicious . Very high quality food and drink. There usually is a wait but well worth it!

Thank Susans5126
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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
8 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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