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

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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“.


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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.

117 thoughts on “A Special Family Dinner At Houlihan’s {Gift Card Giveaway}”

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  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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..

  16. 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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