A Special Family Dinner At Houlihan’s {Gift Card Giveaway}

(Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Houlihan’s via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Houlihan’s or Momtrends.)

Going out to eat at a sit down restaurant is normally reserved for special occasions in my family but we decided to break the routine and go out to eat last night. We went to Houlihan’s which I hadn’t been to in years. After a short wait we were seated and I ordered one of the few adult drinks I like called a “Miami Vice”.

The boys checked out the kid’s menu and stuck with their typical corn dog and chicken tenders. I liked that there was a variety of foods for kids and the sides weren’t just the typical ones you’d expect to see. Lucas chose fresh strawberries for his side and Jacob chose tortilla chips and salsa. Along with the entree and side, kids get a drink, dessert (ice cream or flavored apple sauce) and an appetizer of carrot sticks with ranch dip. With all this included I was surprised to find the kid’s meals were only $5.95!

For our appetizer I ordered the Parmesan Frites not realizing that was just a fancy way of saying french fries. They came with three dipping sauces, my favorite of which was the garlic parmesan dipping sauce.

Sinisa chose the salmon dinner with asparagus and mashed potatoes as his sides. I wanted to save plenty of room for dessert so I ordered a pulled pork slider and side salad. I loved that the pulled pork was a chunk of meat and not little pieces. It also came with fried pickles on it which is a delicious combo.

Nobody could decide on dessert so we chose a few! I had to try one of the seasonal specials, the chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries and whipped cream. It was absolutely amazing and was one of their light choices at only 410 calories. We also got a brownie sundae and doughnuts with a caramel apple dip. It was a delicious way to end our family day!

Houlihan’s had a great atmosphere. I like that they do their best to source the highest quality ingredients from partners committed to traditional farming practices and responsible stewardship of the land. Wherever possible, they choose smaller, artisan partners and make every effort to choose ingredients that are free of preservatives, antibiotics, and hormones. I also love their website design along with it is really creative sayings like “if you like it, put a pin on it“.


One reader will win a $50 gift card to Houlihan’s

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Giveaway ends March 25, 2014 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 18 years of age or older and a US resident to enter.


  1. I’d like to win because I havent been to Houlihan’s in a long time. The food looks delicious!
    Thank you!

  2. I want to win this one super badly for my best friends birthday. I sure hope I win this one thanks for the chance.

  3. I would like to win this to try their new Lighter Fare Menu.

  4. I have never been and have been wanting to try it out for some time now.

  5. I’d love to win because I haven’t been to Houlihan’s in years and it was one of our hangouts back in college…good times.

  6. pinned–http://www.pinterest.com/pin/400046379372230618/

  7. I’d like to win because we have not been to a Houlihan’s in years and there’s one in our area.

  8. My family always enjoys our trips to Houlihans, too! It’s at a great meeting spot for everyone.

  9. I would like to win so I can treat my husband to dinner.

  10. ellen casper says

    I’d like to win and take my family here.

  11. ellen casper says
  12. Allison A says

    I love the wedge salad!

  13. Allison A says
  14. We’re saving and paying down debt, so this would be a great way to be able to go on a date night with my husband!

  15. wild orchid says

    I would love to win because I have never been to Houlihan’s, and could use a date night out with my husband!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  16. wild orchid says


  17. I’d love to get the kids out to a restaurant. We rarely do lately with busy schedules.

  18. I would love to win because I’ve never eaten there and would enjoy trying a restaurant new to me.

  19. I would like to win because it is hard to find yummy, low-calorie food in restaurants and I would love to try the lighter fare menu!

  20. I would like to win because I have never been here, and it looks so good!

  21. I would really like to win, because this is a busy month for our family- with two birthdays for our kids, we rarely get to treat ourselves. It is our anniversary month as well. I would love to have a date night this month to celebrate 15 years with my hubby!!

  22. I would love to take my husband out to a nice dinner!

  23. I have never tried Houlihan’s but I have heard it is good. I would love to win this to try it.

  24. Arik Issan says

    This would be a nice gift for my mom.

  25. Arik Issan says
  26. I want to win because although I live near a Houlihan’s, I don’t think I’ve ever been there, and it looks good!

  27. houlihans has an asain salad i love

  28. I would love to win because I have never been able to try Houlihans!

  29. I would like to win so that my husband the truck driver can get a decent meal while he’s out on the road. He does so much for us, it would be nice to do something for him.

  30. I want to win this so I can give it as a gift to someone in need.

  31. Hello
    Making Time for Mommy. I would love to win the gift card so I can take my hubby out on a date!
    I`m a stay at home Mom therefore a little wine and some grown up conversation could do me justice!

  32. Aqdas Ahmed says
  33. Aqdas Ahmed says

    I love their stuffed mushrooms! I would love to go there again just for that appetizer plate!

  34. I’d love to win this certificate to take my husband out for a nice dinner

  35. I tweeted about the giveaway (@missfrugal)

  36. I’d love to win because I’ve never been to Houlihan’s and from your pics.. it looks yummy!

  37. I love Houlihans but haven’t been in ages! A gift card would be awesome so I could go try a few new things!

  38. Angela saver says

    I would love to win so I can take my hubby & kids to dinner!

    [email protected]

  39. Angela saver says
  40. I would love to win because I’ve been to Houlihan’s once before several years ago and their menu selection and meals are fantastic and would love to go again.

  41. My work best-ies and I desperately need a reason to get out of the office for a decent lunch

  42. tammy shelton says

    I’d like to win because I’ve never been to Houlihans. Plus it looks really good!

  43. tammy shelton says
  44. Jennifer H. says

    I would love to take my mom out to a nice dinner because she helps me so much.

  45. i’d love to win b/c I’d love a night out with my husband

  46. raquel perez says

    I’d take my husband out and show him and nice time for a change :)

  47. My parent’s anniversary is this week.

  48. I’d love to win to take my BFF out for a nice surprise dinner – without us having to feel guilty for our waistlines!

  49. Veronica R says

    I would love to win because I have never ate at a Houlihan’s before and would love to try it because their food looks incredible!

  50. ashley cossette says

    Id love to win because I haven’t been to houlihans in so long and it would be so ncie to bring the family! :)

  51. ashley cossette says
  52. raquel perez says
  53. Shared on facebook

  54. Id love to win so my husband & I could have a date night. We have only had 4 since our kids were born!

  55. I want to win because it would be a great date night for my husband and I.

  56. Cynthia Dubuque says

    we don’t have the money to go out to eat and this is a great place for us to go.

  57. Cynthia Dubuque says
  58. Sara G Giresi says

    We really need a dinner out! The house is under construction and dinner has been terrible!

  59. Sara G Giresi says
  60. The Houlihan’s we visit has the best food! Every item we order there is always made well. That’s saying something these days, when all the other chain restaurants don’t care anymore.

    I would love to take someone out for a little pick-me-up!

  61. raquel perez says
  62. jennifer finn says

    I would like to go and get out of the house I feel like I have been couped up all winter

  63. kathy dalton says

    Id love to win because i need a night out. I have worked 17 days in a row and i need to be spoiled

  64. Angela saver says

    I want to win so I can take my family out to dinner!

    [email protected]

  65. Michelle L. says

    I would love to win as a pick-me-up for hubby who is down about losing his job.

  66. Michelle L. says
  67. I’d like to win because we have not been to a Houlihan’s in several years!

  68. kelly mcgrew says

    i want to win because i’ve never been to houlihans!

  69. I have been seeing a lot about the lighter fare and I really want to check it out. My mom and I can have lunch as we need to have mother daughter time.

  70. I’d like to win because I love Houlihans.

  71. Misty Deatherage says

    Between school, work, nights up with a sick dog, being seperated because of business trips, and our car being totalled while parked in the driveway (by a drunk driver)… The hubs and I could use a night out!

  72. I would like to win because it would make a great date with my hubby.

  73. I would like to win because I like Houlihan’s. Last time I was there I had a drink with a shark in it!

  74. I would love to win so I can give this to my parents. They would love to go out for a dinner alone!

  75. I’d love to win! Houlihans is one is my favorite restaurants! Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Sara G Giresi says

    I would love to win so my hubby and i could have a night out! I would love some scallops too!

  77. Sara G Giresi says
  78. ‘d love to win cause it’d mean a night I don’t have to cook!

  79. I’ll be making a trip near a Houlihan’s soon.

  80. kathy dalton says
  81. Debra Guillen says

    I want to win because Houlihan’s was just recently built near where I live and I haven’t been yet.

  82. Debra Guillen says
  83. ashley cossette says

    it would be so nice to get a night out with my fiance! and I wuold love to try their new food!

  84. ashley cossette says
  85. teresa mckay says

    I use to go there with my husband for Sunday Brunch before we had kids. It would be nice to go back. Thanks!

  86. Liz Newsome says

    I’ve never been to Houlihan’s – but your pictures made my mouth water, so I think it’s about time to get there! Sounds like a great date night place too!

  87. Liz Newsome says
  88. What a yummy prize :D Thanks for the chance

  89. raquel perez says
  90. Cynthia Dubuque says

    with money being so tight and having 2 small children, my fiance and I rarely get to go out anywhere, let alone out to eat..

  91. Cynthia Dubuque says
  92. Megan Swinney says

    I would love to win this for my 9 year anniversary! Would help pay for our dinner.. :) Thank you

  93. Megan Swinney says
  94. I’d love to win, as we have never been to one. I just googled the location, and we’ll be near one in a few weeks!


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