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Crossroads at House of Blues - San Diego
Crossroads at House of Blues - San Diego

Crossroads at House of Blues - San Diego Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.HouseofBlues.com/SanDiego
  • Phone: (619) 525-1966
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Happy Hour Daily: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International
  • Executive Chef: Aarón Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: LIVE MUSIC ON THE VOODOO STAGE (Thursday – Saturday No Cover!)
    Enjoy a cocktail at our Salvation Alley Bar and groove to one of the many blues bands booked Thursday – Saturday on the Voodoo Stage. No tickets required.

    TOTAL REQUEST KAL (Wednesday – Saturday)
    Request your favorite songs during Happy Hour from 4-7pm. Enjoy $2/$3 Select Draft Beers, $3 Wells & Wines, $4 Martinis and a killer happy hour menu featuring items crafted by celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez.

    LOCAL BREWS LOCAL GOOVES (Tuesdays)
    Presented by KPRI & Listen Local SD every Tuesday at 7pm, featuring San Diego's finest local musicians and local breweries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: Trolley: Blue and Orange lines, 5th Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Crossroads at House of Blues - San Diego
Crossroads at House of Blues® is a lively restaurant and bar located on Fifth Ave in San Diego’s downtown business district 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 nightly for dinner, Crossroads at House of Blues is truly the place where food, music & art intersect!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The combination of watching Jerry 'Hot Rod' Demink Band perform and eating good food is an awesome combination. We all had a great evening!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a blast. Live music for free?? Loved it. The kids loved it. The kids got a music history lesson also. How fun. Thanks for a great time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The menu selection was amazing. The food was very flavorful. The ambience was energetic and the drinks were amazing"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "What a dump! The only reason it got any stars was the food was edible. This place is dirty, noisy and it smelled like a sewer."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very nice. Our waiter was very attentive. They put a lot of detail into the interior design. I prefer going here vs Hard Rock Cafe down the street. The main venue is down stairs and can hold 1,300 people. I suggest having dinner 1st, then going to a concert."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Really nice waitress, & food was good, hamburgers & fries, but seemed a little run down Took awhile for them to figure out how to use the OpenTable Diners Cheque."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "REBEKAH did a fabulous job serving us! very beautiful person and friendly. the food and music Josh Damigo was great! We enjoyed the evening so much. VISITING FROM Oregon 50 something crowd, thank you!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This was a great venue. Music was Excellent and vibe was energetic. Drinks and food was good as well...."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Since Crossroads is in the House of Blues you would expect good jambalaya. The presentation was terrible and the food was worse. Terrible. The server never returned after serving the dinner to ask how it was. Another server finally cleared our table. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great food & a great time. VooDoo shrimp was excellent. Shrimp were cooked perfectly!!!!! & the flavor was outstanding, a little sweet/a little spicy. Basil flatbread was also done to perfection, just crispy enough without being on the burnt side. Our server was very helpful & couldn't have been any nicer. Would definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The service was great and the staff were very friendly. We were extremely disappointed in the food. The spinach/artichoke dip was just average and the pita chips were tough and soggy. We had the fried chicken dinner. The chicken and coleslaw were nothing out of the ordinary, at least the garlic mashed potatoes were good. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Food and drinks were good.....just a bit loud while trying to eat/socialize. (live band was playing)."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Great music, friends, service. The live bands were icing on the cake. Have to try the burbon bread pudding"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Loved the live music. Dining was very enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "A Perfect Location for Food And Music. We had a perfect time during our stay. Food was perfect and the music even better. The service as well. Highly recommend by us. A must be in San Diego "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food, service, selection is great. But some of The security staff have a power trip. One of the people in our group was using a vapor pen during the cypress hill concert. Yes this is prohibited.Understood. But the security made their way to the front just to kick my friend out! They must have passed a half a dozen people on the way that were smoking joints! They should shut the place down and kick everyone out if it's thats the case.I don't appreciate the way they singled him out! There was no warning, just told to leave. If there is a policy or quota that must be filled, then they are going about it the wrong way. The security needs to get there stuff together and treat people equally before I will ever attend a show at the house of blues!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "First, it was blues jam night, so everything goes better with great blues music. Beyond that, the service was awesome, the queso had it's own little signature kick, and the burgers were fabulous!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We went there for our weekend getaway. We were excited to taste the food created by Aaron Sanchez. Well the voodoo shrimp were good. But the jambalaya was awful! It didn't have any Cajun seasoning. Tasted more like tomatoes with bell peppers, something out of a can. The margarita was so watered down it wasn't worth getting another one. This place is overrated. If you have a choice go some where else. My husband said he needs more hands to give them more thumbs down as two aren't enough."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great spot to hang out and listen to local bands. Can accommodate a large group too."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The Crossroads at the House of Blues serves up a rockin good time with excellent food and a great spectrum of adult drinks. Stop by the bar to hear the house band play. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This a awesome place to start the whole HOB event! Enjoy"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We went on Wed night to catch Anita DaBomb a local blues band. There is usually a band playing around 6:30pm to 11:00 pm so you can catch some music while you eat. The band was great, service was good and very friendly. The menu is pretty standard fare. We had Caesar salad with blackened shrimp and Chicken Quesadilla and it was all good."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food wasnt special and neither was service. Drinks were a little pricier than expected."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "I would not typically recommend a restaurant like House of Blues because they do not specialize in farm fresh or local food sources nor do they attempt to cover special dietary types in their regular menu. I do; however, recommend House of Blues when you have tickets for a performance there. The food is prepared with some concept to appearance and taste and the menu offers unique types of entrees. The quality is at least moderate to very good. The bar drinks are well done and include a few unusual types of microbrews and a very good hard cider as well as tasteful mixed drinks. Of course the music is the main reason for eating there is waiting nearby the music!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I expected more of a restaurant feel on the restaurant side. We had terrible seating in the "hall" next to the restroom when the dining room was empty so we moved to the couches and are with plates on our laps. Service was HORRIBLY SLOW and when the food can out the order wasn't right. I didn't send it back because We didn't have another 45 minutes to wait for a salad with no black beans... Really it was that terrible. Menu was a typical bar appetizer menu. Portions were large but selection was poor unless you wanted pizza wings or burgers. Not the experience I was looking for, but the concert after dinner was great and after all that's why we were there."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard to attend an evening event at Copley Symphony Tower and decided to walk next door for an early dinner here. Our server Holly was awesome. She knew the menu well, offered suggestions but did not oversell. The food prices on the Happy Hour menu were incredibly low and the food was really good. The bartender delivered great cocktails and we felt like we got our moneys worth. A nice band was just starting up when we left for our other event but sounded like one we would have enjoyed hearing. Overall we had a great experience with good food and great service and will definitely recommend and hopefully return. By the way the hotel was charming and a definite great place to stay."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I recently joined my 16 year old daughter for food and fun at The House of Blues in San Diego. We have enjoyed the House of Blues in Disneyland for years. We were attending the New Politics concert and decided to dine as well. There were no VIP packages and if you had dinner at the restaurant prior to the concert you could go to the front of the line....YAY!! We had a lovely night. I ordered the Buttermilk Chicken- I have not have Fried Chicken for over two years!!! and my daughter ordered the Shrimp Poor Boy. Good food, fun and great band!!! Foodie :)"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Good and Service was great! I went when they opened for dinner and it was nice and quiet. I had my little girl with me and was a little worried about bringing her, but she had a great time!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "My husband and I were staying in San Diego, and were told to go there by friends. There were families and young people there, we're in our sixties. This place is for all ages. Our food was very good I had the Fish Tacos and my husband had great tasting Burger this was during happy hour. At 7 PM a Jazz band came in and played. We stayed for the first set. We will return next time we're in San Diego."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner, Ivan did a great job with the service, it was early and no waiting. The pricing on Appetizers & drinks during Happy Hour is a super value. The Applewood Bacon wrapped Meat Loaf was very good and I loved the snow peas served as the vegetable. Wife had the Barbecue Slider as the Appetizer, which she has ordered before, but this time the barbecue was dry and there wasn't any cole slaw. The salads were very fresh and the combination of four types of lettuce, pecans, and dressing was very good."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Sat in the bar area facing TV's, not sure if that was the only thing available? More casual than we expected. Not the best service, yet very very quiet Sunday night. Bar was empty, took 20 min for my husbands beer to come. Good food, decent price. Grabbed a few things from the happy hour menu. All in all, a more casual group restaurant."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The shrimp and humus appetizer is a flatbread pizza with shrimp, humus and arugula and can serve as a main entree. It was very tasty and highly recommended by our server. A must have! We each ordered a different salad (flat iron steak and blackened shrimp). It was delicious and very satisfying.The service was top notch. New drinks were given to us when our drinks were half full,not at empty like most places. It wasn't too busy for a pre-concert dinner. We had enough time to see the show after dinner and not feel rushed.We'll definitely make a return trip to try other entrees."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The waitress was obviously trained in trying to upsell her customers but not trained in making it less obvious. It is unlikely my family will return. The experience in July was much better. If there could be some indication from the restaurant that the next time would be different, I might consider going again."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The drinks were amazing as was the happy hour pesto flatbread but beyond the friendly hostess and attentive server there isn't much. Unfortunately the quality of the food did not meet the cost of the dish. The open floor plan if indeed it had been packed may have added some heat but it was warmer under the heat lamp at te hostess stand then it was inside the building."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Reserved it for a work event on Friday night employee appreciation dinner before going elsewhere to catch a comedy show. Food was spectactular, best corn bread EVAR! I had the Lobster Mac N Cheese was better than I could've ever expected, could've probably used a litte more lobster for the price but was simply excuisite. I tried all the other dishes as well, the pork chop came on bed of squash and beans which was a lovely marriage of flavors I didn't expect to sing together as well as I expected. The meat loaf was a solid dish and wrapped in bacon how can you go wrong. NY Strip was a little pedestrian though that might have more to do with it being ordered well done than the cut itself. Overall a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Went for a girls night out of food & concert... while the food was good, it was overpriced in the opinion of the 7 girls I was with. The most annoying thing was our waitress seemed more interested in becoming our best friend than serving us. She spent lots of time talking to us & we noted to other tables too instead of taking our order or paying attention to our requests. She was a very sweet girl but she needed to be more focused. I have eaten here many times tho & have not had that problem before so I am sure I will be back."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I frequent House of Blues for concerts and almost always eat at the restaurant prior to the event. Because we had a party of 5, I made a reservation for 6:00 pm. It was bit disappointing that we arrived exactly at 6:00 pm but still had to wait for a table to be set up for a party of 5. I would assume since we made a reservation, the table should have been ready. Do you not agree ???"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We were there with a very large group. I was looking foreward to the buttermilk fried chicken and mashed potatoes dinner. Also note it was one of the most expensive things on the menu. It was cold when it came out, not sure if had anything to do with our large"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I was nervous to eat here after reading negative reviews. I'd eaten @ Disneyland HOB & it was just OK. We ate here for the "Pass the Line" opportunity when you spend $20+ a person & it was DEFINITELY worth that at least. We got HH drinks--my vodka tonic was OK but my husband hated the whiskey coke. He enjoyed the signature drink he ordered afterward tho. HH chicken fingers didn't taste like anything, and my husband said his fried chicken was about the same. The sides are all good though, and my grilled chicken sandwich (like I had at Disney) was delicious and came just as I'd ordered without mayo/onions. Overall it's an OK place for dinner if you dont want to wait in line for the concert & dont mind spending $40"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We had high expectations for the food at House of Blues because they tout Aaron Sanchez as the chef who created the menu. I had the bacon wrapped meatloaf which was dry,dense and very salty. The serving of garlic mashed potatoes was about 1/3 the size of the meatloaf slice, not great tasting-blah. The saute'd veggies were OK, but dripping in oil that was not very appetizing. Overall a waste of money - $17.99! My husband had a 'juicy lucy" burger which he said was below average and very salty overall. Fries were boring. At $42 with the tip, this was not a cheap meal and so disappointing. Will not go back."
    Dined on 10/2/2013