House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago

4.5
1712 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers live Blues nightly and 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 Millennium Park and Magnificent Mile, 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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JudyZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere to dine in! The entire staff are friendly and helpful! I wish I lived closer so I could more frequently spend time at the House of Blues.

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Donnajb
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, we had a great time celebrating a birthday

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. The staff was amazing as well. Everyone was kind and very helpful. My husband and I both enjoyed our meals. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Waitstaff was good. Menu was basic for prices to be so high. I expected more menu choices. Music was great

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vipJeff
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service is great, having live music while you eat is just the icing on the cake.

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AimeeP
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony our server was fabulous and made dinner fun!!

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Bman
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Blues band was very entertaining during our dinner. The food was also very good!

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vipVictoria
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Dropped by for Happy Hour from 4-6pm at the bar before a show with friends and was very pleased at the good deals and quality of food. Everyone ate and drank their fill on happy hour deals alone! Add to that the warm and lively atmosphere with live music, and this is an excellent and affordable place to hang out with a group of friends for after work drinks.

As an aside: I highly recommend the nachos as a shareable - good price and great taste for a large portion. Other than the garlic truffle fries, it was a table favorite!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Music and atmosphere was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed at how good the vegan burger was.

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MichelleE
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was perfect! Blues played in the background as we had drinks and heavy appetizers for a sisters reunion. The music picked up as the evening progressed. Great location and fun atmosphere!

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Fairlady
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great time listening to music in the restaurant. Great service and we shared the machines which were terrific and a dinner for 2!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Employees was doing a webinar in earshot if dining room. Definitely dampened customer experience. I asked to be moved.

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AngelaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Fairly priced for the city. I also love the "pass the line" option!

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JamesV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! Mojito was weak, but food was great

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KevinB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend went to the House of Blues on a Thursday nights for the who's bad the Michael Jackson Experience show upstairs. We decided to get a bite to eat and let me just say the food was fantastic. The voodoo shrimp appetizer we got was delicious my girlfriend steak was cooked to Perfection and the shrimp and grits that I had were delicious. I would highly advise anyone who has never eaten at the House of Blues to dine at the House of Blues, the chefs are fantastic

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FrankW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Asked for a draft Guinness Stout. Very watery; did not have the correct taste. Waitress returned it, no charge. Brought back can of Guinness. Was fine. Jambalaya was fine. Good band Sweet Potato Zydeco. Parking for two hours at the House of Blues $42. $9 on the street.

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good live music in a fun setting, attentive staff, amazing food. We will definitely be back!

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vipBAba
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Overpriced, mediocre bar food, and didn't have a good view of the band from the restaurant. Service was slow though the waiter comped us a dessert and gave a discount to make up for it.

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Coryj123
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had such a great time! Great music, great food and good conversation! Loved it!

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SandiD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Thank you
It was really nice event
I will def do it again

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vipMelindaW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service was efficient . We greatly enjoyed the entertainment.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Saw Katie Kagan here. Restaurant was very good. It was busy but staff supported each other to make everything work. Show was the best part. Nice restaurant and great venue.

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SandraH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Energetic as the rating for noise? Just LOUD. Couldn't hear or speak to my date. Waited 40 minutes for a server to come to the table, they were unable to provide one of their featured drinks (no stock) my meal was passable, not fantastic, dates meal was cold. Our reservation did nothing to assist in seating. Those without reservations were seated first. After they were all seated, we were seated. I would never go again.

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SMBDenver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Southern Salad, key lime pie, bread pudding were GREAT! Brisket nachos had very greasy, fried chips so won't do that again.

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 if us had dinner and a concert. Everything was fantastic. Highly reccomend!

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LewisB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the music god and overall ambiance we all enjoyed

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Boots
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a rockin' good time at HOB. The entertainment during dinner was perfect!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

American food, american music, good ambiance! If You can go, you must go

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was excellent and delicious. I highly recommend this Atmosphere. Plan on coming back pretty soon

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Doll
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I'd say the wait staff could have been more attentive! The band was great! We were there celebrating a birthday and they sang us a birthday song! Very fun atomosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

When we booked we entered that it was a “birthday” but no one asked us about it. Other than that, great night.

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PatH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! We had the Juicy Lucy and the chicken sandwich along with a skillet of Mac and Cheese. Literally best Mac and Cheese I’ve had since my grandmothers five cheese version as a child. The juicy Lucy was very tasty and the chicken sandwich was ridiculously good. Service was fantastic and their Pinot Noir was extremely tasty,

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vipVindicator
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a scrumptious dinner and then attended a show at House of Blues. The meal was excellent and the show, which was on the second floor of the venue, was great! The bartenders and staff were extremely friendly and warm. The hall was not overly crowded. I highly recommend House of Blues!

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ThankFullyFour
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Came to HOB for a special night of music and fun with my sister on a Saturday evening. The artist for the evening was a guy and his guitar. He had a great sound, when he played. He played a short set and then took a 30 minute break. Kind of a bummer and Not so much for dinner and a show. Too bad. I had a better time at Winters Jazz Club the night before.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The server was awful. Nice but poor customer service. Everything took forever. Would forget to bring drinks when asked. Gave us the bill before we were ready to leave. Double charge two of credit cards.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We all had a great time and a great experience! Will definitely recommend it to friends and will go again when in Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time, but definitely not the last. The music was great, and the food singer lickin good! Our server Tyler was awesome! We will definitely return!

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 1712 OpenTable diners.

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