House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

3.9
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$30 and under
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American

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cooking, including iconic dishes such as New Orleans jambalaya & gumbo, Lowcountry shrimp & grits, house-smoked Carolina pulled-pork barbeque, Memphis-style baby back ribs, and Delta fried chicken. The menu also offers signature Southern-inspired recipes such as Voodoo Shrimp and Carolina Mess, as well as a wide range of burgers, sandwiches & salads. The House of Blues bar is dedicated to showcasing a unique blend of classic and contemporary specialty cocktails, spirits & craft beer. Conveniently located near American Airlines Center, Dallas World Aquarium, and the Ross Perot Museum, the House of Blues experience brings together authentic American food, live music, and art like no other place on Earth. The sounds are electric, the art is inspiring, and our kitchen is as rockin' as the talent onstage.

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1086 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
Food
3.9
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.6
Value
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

My sister and I were going to a concert later in the evening so we figured eating at the House of Blues restaurant would be an easy option. The service was okay. The food was not good at all. The restaurant did, however, have a nice atmosphere.

r
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

i made reservations on the open table app and i had a party of 7. the time slots available were 4:30p or 8:15pm and nothing in between. when i arrived at 815pm the restaurant, had about 10 people in it. very inconvenient when you do not live downtown to be put off until 8:15 when there's no other patrons to service. more than likely i'll never go back due to this.

Z
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Bbq was dry should of got burgers and fries

PH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

We enjoyed our dinner. The service was excellent and enjoyed the live band playing. Atmosphere was great too! The meals were of generous portions.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time & also thoroughly enjoyed the concert!!!

KP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Easy to grab a bite before a show. Food was pretty good. Items were barely Luke warm unfortunately. Server was nice but forgetful and a bit slow following up on things.

DH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

This is a frequent stop for us to see live music and we usually have a great time. This time was a fiasco due to the restaurant. We sat at two tables (6 and 4) across from each other. Two different servers. The table of 4 were done 45min before our table of 6. We had arrived plenty early to eat and get into the concert right at 8pm to buy seat upgrades. Unfortunately dinner took over 2 hours because had to wait an extreme amount for everything. Instead of getting in at 8pm we got in at 850pm. We tried to leave the restaurant for a few minutes mid dinner just to upgrade tickets but were told we had to go through screening and then would do it a 2nd time if we returned to the restaurant to finish our meal. It took nearly 30 min to tab out a table of 6. We used our receipt to skip the line but ironically it took us longer to get in then it did for our friends who were in the normal line that was 3 times longer. By the time we made it in no seats were left so we stood for about 40min and had enough so we left. We complained numerous times during dinner and was told a manager would come by table but it never happened. What a way to see our favorite HSB performers. Great music venue but horrible service in the restaurant. May be our last visit.

EH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!!!😊🎉👍🏻 Our server Taylor was so helpful, friendly and FUN!!!!😃 Valet parking was friendly helpful and accommodating. 👍🏻 We had made reservations which was easy and they seated us right away. Dinner was excellent and the steak were tasty although they made a mistake with my wife’s but the corrected it right away. 😊 The musician playing at dinner was great and extremely talented. 😀 We also had tickets for the New Years Eve 80’s bash which were great seats!😃👍🏻 The show was awesome and the bands were awesome!!!😎

OT
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience2

We got our meal before our appetizer. Very disappointed since we specialize asked to make sure our appetizer came out first.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We went prior to a concert. The service was GREAT. The food was mediocre at best and extremely over priced! One expects a premium but it was beyond reasonable. Even worse inside at the concert. $16 beer

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attending a Concert but the food was great!!

M
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Food and service were great! Enjoyed the live music!

JK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

They were less than 10 people in the restaurant. We were seated immediately but waited awhile to see our server. The food was bland and barely warm.

BR
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience1

Really disappointing dinner. The menu posted online was NOT available. LITERALLY had 1 app, 1 side, 2 salads, 2 sandwiches & 4 burgers to choose from. We started to leave the restaurant but since we were attending a party there in the foundation room - we didn't feel like going thru the hassle of walking and/or taking a ride someplace - so we stayed. Took 25 minutes to get our food - including the side of corn that I asked for to be free due to the terrible menu. The sandwich & the salad were both good - but it shouldn't' take 25 minutes to get your food. There was LITERALLY one other couple there ahead of us. The server made up for the menu - she was good. Got a 15% discount card to go back & give them another try. If you're going - I would HIGHLY recommend calling BEFOREHAND to see if they have the regular menu. Very disappointing.

OK
Oklahoma City
20 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Do ur research, the restaurant seems to be an after thought. Friday night and less than half full. The food was awful, the service was poor. Their drinks are about 20% higher than average for DFW.

L
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The food had no taste. I had fried chicken and im unsure what the flavoring on it was as it was bland as was the southern salad. The salad dressing was extremely bitter as was the green sour apple slices soaked in lemon. The mashed potatoes are NOT mashed but LARGE lumps. The were 2 one inch pieces of corn with some sort of cajun spice that didn't go with the meal but actually had the most flavor on the plate. I would recommend you eat somewhere else prior to your concert if you are a foodie. Let's just say, they won't be replacing Church's!

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Three meals came out at three different times. Hamburgers were over cooked but the sweet potato fries were crispy and very good. Kids chicken strips were good. Service was courteous and floor manager discounted the bill without me asking or really even complaining. I just mentioned we were still waiting on another meal.

SG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I had not been there in years and decided to eat there before the Ottmar Leibert concert as there were few food choices in the area. When going online thru Open Table, for a table for 4 there was only 5pm and 7:30 pm so I chose the 5pm slot. There were only half a dozen tables full until about 6:30 so the online numbers were wrong. We had the Voodoo Shrimp appetizer which was really good however since an order only came with 4 shrimp it was suggested we place 2 orders ($30) so everyone has enough, which I thought was a bit much. I ordered the wedge salad with flat iron steak which was terrific - in fact probably one of the best wedge salads in the Dallas area. Otherwise, my friend's salmon was way overcooked (agreed, this is not a seafood restaurant), the brisket tacos were tasteless and tough, probably cooked way too early and our fourth had a hamburger. We did have a very efficient waiter and the overall service was quite good. The bar service int he music venue was really well managed and the security coming in was friendly and efficient. Overall an enjoyable evening with friends.

HL
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The food was not good. It was super expensive and the appetizer we wanted was sold out at 5:30 pm!

S
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Bartender Paige gave excellent service. The food was only okay. Not terrible, but definitely not great.

AL
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Everyone was very nice! Food was amazing! Manager made sure that we were being attended and that everything was good with the restaurant and our service.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Alex, We are thrilled that you had a good experience at our House and look forward to seeing you again soon! Team HOB

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TM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was really good, decently priced and was able to get a cut the line pass for The Jidenna Concert!! Sage was my waitress and she was very polite and professional. Will definitely eat dinner here prior to any concert for sure

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

It was good the food was okay for me, our server was amazing and accommodated me for pass the line at tonight’s Lukas Graham Concert. Can’t wait to come back in December for WATERPARKS!!!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 4 November 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that you had a good experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Team HOB

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

Bad and slow service. My beer wasn’t cold and chicken wings awful flavor.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hello, We apologies for the less than 5 star experience that you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding you experience so that we can try to help make it right if you give us the chance to do so. Team HOB

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A
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

There more for the music which did not disappoint.....food was average but not complaints.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Alang, We apologies for the less than 5 star experience that you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding you experience so that we can try to help make it right if you give us the chance to do so. Team HOB

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LE
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I have had better, the brisket was dry and tough in both the sandwich and taco

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Laurie, We apologies for the less than 5 star experience that you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding you experience so that we can try to help make it right if you give us the chance to do so. Team HOB

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MH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food and service (Julio)
Fried Ckn meal was huge, enough to share with a friend. Slaw was delicious. Cornbread was moist (we asked for butter)
We also got the Shrimp and Grits and it was good but not big enough to share. The grits.were more of a baked square. Moist and yummy.
Good drink menu too.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 23 October 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you for visiting House of Blues Restaurant & Bar and for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to sharing your compliments with our team and hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner before concert at House of Blues

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 18 October 2019

Hello, We hope you enjoyed dinner before the show and look forward to seeing you again soon! Team HOB

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OT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Part of food cold wife’s meal came out 20 minutes late. Gave 15% discount for cold food and food issues. Not their best day at all. Wouldn’t go back.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner was great. Very entertaining environment.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 18 October 2019

Hello, Thank you for stopping by for dinner and for the stars! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Team HOB

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AK
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and atmosphere! We came early for a concert and enjoyed a meal and our awesome server told us about the "pass the line" option-- we're so grateful for her help! We enjoyed our show 10x more because of that helpful tip! Awesome food, people, and venue for great shows!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting our House and taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Husband’s birthday

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hello, We hope your husband had a great birthday at our House and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Team HOB

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TC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Valet parking when dining is $15. Also, you get tickets to bypass the long lines after your meal to get into the concert. Great value when including all of these perks.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hi Timothy, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our House again soon! Team HOB

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GG
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

I have been to Anaheim, Chicago and New Orleans HOB restaurants. I was so sadly disappointed from our Cobb salad which had lettuce that was old and pink, brown to the small portion for the value. When I pointed this out to my waitress she responded back with "i don't see the brown lettuce" really! The manager was nice enough to comp the salad, but last i checked i was a customer and why would you question me?

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 7 October 2019

Hi Gina, We apologies for the less than acceptable experience that you had with us. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to make it right and speak with you soon. Team HOB

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JO
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The waiter wasn't very good and there was an issue with the bill. The Manager wasn't accommodating at all.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My son and I got tickets to see Band Maid perform there on the 28th and made reservations for a table at 2:30. Wanted to have time to eat and watch some of the Alabama game before having to line up for the show. We got there a little earlier than expected because traffic was not too bad and headed on over to HOB from the hotel. They were having some kind of event going on and told us that they would be closed until 4:00 and that somebody was supposed to contacted all the reservation holders and let them know. I showed Rich my phone and was not upset about it and he made arrangements to seat us anyway. Right there was the best customer service I had ever received! We ate and watched most of the game. Daraha was excellent in her service and attention to our wants and needs until we left to line up for the show. Food was absolutely delicious! Only wish the chicken fried steak was bigger. I’m a big man and love a generous portion of food on my plate. My Dr will argue that I don’t need it though. Do yourself a favor and go try em out!!!

OF
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always great pre-show dinner.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 30 September 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again for more pre-show sips and snacks soon! Team HOB

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KG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was outstanding, and the music was very nice. The wait staff on the other hand was a little bit rude and condescending.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hello Kelly, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We hope to connect with you soon and learn more about your experience. Team HOB

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JF
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Service just was terrible didn’t feel important an the place was empty server took long to check on us we kept having to remind her of things and then looked over an the server was talking about individuals my dinner with me it was my birthday an service was just terrible

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hello Jay, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We hope to connect with you soon and learn more about your experience. Team HOB

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DC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Great food. The gal on stage was so good. Great vocals, amazing acoustic skills. Our waitress took our orders, did not write anything down. We got one order out of two wrong, waited a long time to correct it. We had a minor special order on the loaded nachos. Wrong. She apologized and deducted a few bucks. Still....write stuff down. I am more impressed with right then amazing memories.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hi Darrell, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We hope to connect with you soon and learn more about your experience. Team HOB

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