Crossroads at House Of Blues - Orlando
Crossroads at House Of Blues - Orlando
  • Address:
    1490 East Buena Vista Drive
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
    Neighborhood:
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Crossroads at House Of Blues - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/orlando/
  • Phone: 4079342583
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Two Seating: 10:30am, 1:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ed Whittaker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: House of Blues showcases the diversity of live music by presenting nearly every genre of music on the main stage. Crossroads at House of Blues features Orlando"s latest and greatest blues artists every night on the front porch and every Friday & Saturday night in the Restaurant from 10:30pm to Close.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Buena Vista Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Crossroads at House Of Blues - Orlando
Crossroads at House of Blues® is a lively restaurant and bar located inside the world-famous House of Blues. It features a tantalizing new menu created by celebrity chef and Food Network star, Aarón Sanchez. Enjoy signature dishes such as shrimp & grits, short rib meatball sliders and fire-grilled flatbreads plus some new twists on House of Blues favorites like jambalaya, slow-smoked pulled pork, signature burgers, salads and steaks. It"s food that's bold and classic yet contemporary. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Crossroads at House of Blues is truly the place where food, music & art intersect!
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Crossroads at House Of Blues - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (59)kid-friendly (45)hot spot (34)vibrant bar scene (31)great for lunch (30)special occasion (27)late-night find (27)fit for foodies (23)great for outdoor dining (21)scenic view (15)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (8)romantic (6)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Colorful place for kids.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Adult food was ok. Very helpful w gluten allergy questions. Kids loved Mac and cheese.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have a special place in my heart for House of Blues it is a place were the romantic magic first took place about 14 years ago with the person who is now my wife in West Hollywood California. I specifically remembered the Voodoo Shrimp dish and a Smoked Planked Salmon dish that knocked our socks off back then. So we were really looking forward to recapture those memories here at the Blues in Orlando. We ordered the Voodoo Shrimp and it was entirely different and much to sweet on the night we were there, however the Juicy Juice Burger was delicious. This is our second visit to the House of Blues in Orlando and it seems to me the food is just not quite Dynamite as it used to be. Not sure if we would go there for anything more than drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Appetizer- Voodoo Shrimp is a must!
    Boonie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Lively atmosphere. Drinks and food are good. The voodoo shrimp with cornbread is the best. The desserts especially the chocolate cheesecake was memorable!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PaddysFaves
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife, daughter and I all enjoyed our entree's thoroughly. My BBQ Ribs and wedge salad were exceptional. The server was very pleasant and helpful. All in all a very good dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Molly Ringwalds Concert
    NobodyJr
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ate here before The Molly Ringwalds concert. Food was great! Concert was Greater! Bring back the Mollies. Best entertainment I've had in years and the dinner was a very appropriate warmup for a New Orleans based band concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went 2 days in a row!
    Johniesgirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We recently stayed in Orlando for the weekend. The first night we went here and the food was delicious! Service was good and place all out 5 stars, we said we would go again!...Well we went back down town Disney the 2nd night, and after reviewing some of the other dinner menus and prices, we opted to go back for a 2nd night in a row! It was just as fabulous as the night before! We had a one year old with us and they set us in back room which was perfect! We got the Jalapeno Corn bread both nights! IT IS SOOO GOOD! Can't wait to go back to this place next year!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish there was music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was hoping that there would be a musician or two strumming some Blues while we ate. Disappointed that the music at 5:00pm was old rock favorites and not actually Blues. Same goes for the later show in the theater. An 80's Rock band at the House of Blues? I don't get it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A few errors with food service were quickly corrected with a smile and genuineness.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Dining Experience
    TinaInOrlando
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was delicious and well-presented. Portions were generous. Our server, Tina, was very friendly. We reserved a table online ahead of time and were seated immediately. Great, fun atmosphere, too. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Wannarip
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Took someone here for our first date. We ordered the spinach dip which didn't have any flavor at all really. We ordered Heinekens and we were dissapointed because the beer wasn't even cold. At 7 pm the beer should be ready to go. We ended up going to Bongos instead after the appetizer. We decided that we will not be returning to the House of Blues.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • spike
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was OK and pricey. Not really hot especially the fries. People were nice and informative especially the greeter @ front door. We had walked all the way from the bus drop-off and she let us know about the boat to take back to Marketplace. Might want to consider this in your advertising especially for people staying @Disney hotels and may be attending Cirque Sole. We had a 4PM reservation because we had tickets for the show @ 6PM and didn't arrive until 4:30 because of the "LONG WALK" They did seat us right away and we made the show with plenty of time to spare Again, $58 incld. tip for 1 burger,1 fish sandwich and 1 childs mac n cheese & 1 margarita(Happy hour price $3.85) was just a little over the top.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor service
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    we have dined there in the past ,food is usually ok however on this occasion my wife ordered a dish that ended up so spicey she couldn't eat it,the menu didn't specify this and our waiter was so unconcerned about it that he didn't offer another dish or a refund. We were very disappointed in the slow service and lack of concern from the staff in general that we won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed...
    jessde12
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Being a huge Food Network fan, I expected great things from an Aaron Sanchez's restaurant. I ordered the Shrimp & Grits and my husband chose the Spicy Chicken Pasta. Although mine was super spicy, it really liked in flavor, the shrimp were overcooked and the grit cake was just bad. And there was nothing spicy about the pasta. I know the House of Blues is a "tourist" spot, but the food game is definitely lacking. The service was awesome though!! Unless you just want to drink and have a good time, don't bother.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesnt Disappoint
    Luishawn98
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and service, had reservation for 7 pm and the place was packed, had to wait a bit but was ok. Make RSVP if you don't be ready to wait for a whileeeeee.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere
    JRH1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a fun, relaxing yet lively dinner at Crossroads. The service was great and fast, even though the restaurant is huge. Reasonable priced good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Average
    Letdown
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had booked a table over a week in advance for 6pm as we were attending a concet after dinner. Having arrived promptly it was disappointing to then have to wait for over 20 minutes for a table. When we eventually went in to the restaurant there were lots of empty tables so we couldn't understand why we could not have been taken at the time we had booked. Service was ok but once we ordered our meals the food was brought to the table so quickly it was obvious that the meals were simply sitting played up in the kitchen waiting to go to whoever ordered next rather than being freshly prepared. The standard of the meals, which was distinctly average, reflected this "production line" approach. Overall very average!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected
    Verodan
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Chose HOB because we were going to La Nouba right next door. Our 4:00 reservations gave us plenty of time for the 6:00 show. Didn't have very high expectations because this is a chain in a touristy location. The menu has a good variety and the food was pretty good, nice French Dip sandwich. Our server was a bit disinterested.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious
    Eat121212
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing. It was fresh and just melted in my mouth. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice menu
    newflfoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Menu includes southern favorites (fried chicken), coastal delights (jambalaya) and glorious deserts (triple chocolate cheesecake) amongst other great choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible mistake to dine here
    Foodlover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Appetizers were very good, but everything went downhill from there. My wife and I ordered ribs, the toughest we ever had, difficult even to cut with a steak knife. My son ordered meatloaf, which wasn't very good. After the band started, the drunks hit the dance floor/serving area. My daughter was struck in the head by one of the drunks. The waitstaff were indifferent and occupied with maneuvering around the drunks. Management was apparently absent. Definitely a poor experience for our family.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blues at the House of Blues
    Ricardo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Booked a table for 7pm on opentable for my group and when we turned up we were advised there was a 20 min wait. This turned into a 40 minute wait for a table, but only after enquiring at 30 mins. Not sure of the value of booking on line if your reservation means turn up and wait for an available cover. The food was average and staff were observed not following posted hygiene notices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Food
    gr8foodndining
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Manager Kevin made our first time experience pleasant and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit & not disappointed
    momofpickypeople
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We visited 9 years ago on vacation & loved it. We were much anticipating another visit during this vacation. Made online reservations for Friday evening. Service was friendly & upbeat despite our server having several large parties & the 4 of us. The food was a great portion for the price & excellently prepared. Decor is fun with folk art theme. The burgers & barbecue are superb with unique offerings or design your own.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good food.
    WahooMan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As locals, we are usually hesitant to eat at a "theme" restaurant in one of our tourist areas. Our experience has generally been that the food is fairly pedestrian and the prices escalated. We were attending a concert at the House of Blues venue next door, however, and decided to go ahead and eat at Crossroads first. Other than a less than ideal reservation system (all a reservation gets you is priority seating after you stand in a long line to let them know that you are there for your reservation) we found the food to be very good and the service excellent. The price was certainly not out-of-line for the quality and service. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • House of Blues is HOT
    Favette518
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I love this restaurant and frequent here often. The service cast is always friendly and helpful and the food never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Gotf8th
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food is very good. Triple chocolate cheesecake is worth saving room for. Outdoor music is very nice. You can have a drink and listen to the music. I would suggest making a reservation as all Downtowm Disney restaurants can be very busy
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dog1cats3
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Even though our reservation was for 8:00, we arrived about an hour earlier and were seated after a few minutes wait. That was nice. When we made the reservation on-line, the first available time for our group (5) was 8:00 so I was surprised there were empty tables when we were seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dino
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    7/19/14 was our second time going to Cross Roads. I make reservations so it's never a problem getting a table. For how busy the restaurant is, the service is really prompt and you never have to ask for anything because staff is on it. If you are in town for a concert at the House of Blues, I would recommend having dinner before concert starts. If you spend $20 at the restaurant you get a pass the line pass. That works out really well to get into the venue among the first. Your chances of getting a good spot to watch the concert is guaranteed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SamJJ
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Best burger ever! Great waiter; he was fun, personable and very knowledgeable. Thanks for a memorable dining experience:)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    fezwater
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This restaurant is wonderful. Good prices, great food, friendly atmosphere and a band playing outside where you can sit afterward and listen to music. Staff is courteous, and friendly. Wonderful place to eat, and I would suggest using open table to make your reservations. No matter what time your reservation is, you can go in earlier if you like and they will accommodate that. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & great staff.
    Aimeemcg
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I visited here for the first time and we were thoroughly impressed. Everything on the menu looked delicious, and our food came within good time and tasted great. I also cannot compliment the staff enough - our own table waiter was friendly and added to our great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So So
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I had a party of 9 that was put onto four tables pushed together Two people sat across from each other with one seated on the end. This meant that space on the table was at a premium. The meal came out immediately following the appetizers That left everyone eating their appetizers and main meal together at the same time The lack of space on the table because of all the plates was an issue There was no obvious mention in the entree descriptions that the food would be spicy. (Notably the meatloaf) It was spicy, and for some people who were not expecting it to be, the experience was not a happy one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • H of B - cool
    Lovesfood
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Excellent place, lots to look at and take pics of. Very friendly and good service. Food- very good. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time
    NatalieMiami
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A little pricey but the food was good and the service was great
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Familyof4
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great food and great service. Best ribs! Chef came out personally to discuss food allergy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a real house of blues
    lferris
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Once we were seated the night went downhill fast. Our waitress was slow and uninterested in providing any type of service except to plop our over priced and ridiculously spicy food on our table only to reappear to give us our check. We were really disappointed in the house of blues.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but worth it
    Mohawk
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I thought the quality of the food was above average. I had jambalaya and it was perfection; not too dry nor too moist and properly spiced. My wife had the broiled fish and it also was properly prepared. Although the restaurant is a little pricey, I can see us going again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was flavorless
    SavvyRestCustomer
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The atmosphere and service were good. The food was not. My kids had the French Dip, and the meat was dry and without seasoning. I had the salmon, and once I added salt and pepper, it was better. Hubby had the pork chops which had no seasoning whatsoever! We will not be returning when we come back to Orlando.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time and food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Visited Crossroads at House of Blues Orlando on a Monday evening after making reservations on Opentable.com. (Which was very convenient.) Service from Danielle was fantastic. We were a party of 4 with 2 children. Our glasses were always filled and she seemed to know whenever we needed something before we asked. The menu selection was great and prices were what we were expecting. If you are coming with children, I would suggest reservations, as it is a popular spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very enjoyable
    cartwrite
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We didn't know what to expect since we hadn't been there before but the service was excellent and the food was very good! Our waitress was very helpful and patient as we had trouble with our restaurant.com certificate on our mobile app. We were seated in the back section that overlooked the lake and it was much more quiet than out front which suited us just fine and we were able to view the fire coming out of the volcano at the Rainforest Cafe across the lake. Overall it was a very enjoyable dining experience and would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.