About House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

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.

2200 North Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Open nightly for dinner service 4 P.M.
Open for lunch on Sat - Sun 11:30 a.m.

Cross Street:
Houston

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 978-2583

Website:
http://www.houseofblues.com/dallas

Entertainment:
House of Blues offers live entertainment nightly on our Restaurant & Bar Voodoo Stage!

Wednesday: Open Mic Night

Catering:
House of Blues offers catering for groups of 20 to 2,000.

Parking Details:
$15.00 Evening Valet Parking.
Free Lunch Weekend Parking 11:30 A.M. - 2 P.M. with lunch purchase

Executive Chef:
Jennifer Otsuki

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Krishna Stacey for Special Event or private dinning inquiries at KrishnaStacey@livenation.com or 214.978.4854

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House of Blues Dallas is the city’s most unique venue for groups of 12 to 300 in one room or 600 throughout the entire house. With the spirit of the blues filling the air, House of Blues is the perfect location for your lunch, dinner, birthday, anniversary, wedding or corporate event.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas Ratings and Reviews

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based on recent ratings
food

3.5

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Authentic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Live Sports (2)
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Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2015

It was a great experience, everything was great except for our waitress. She must have been new or some me thing. But lucky for us she had a support system that came behind her and asked us what we needed and refilled our glasses.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 5, 2015

This was a fabulous start to a night on the town. The entire venue is wonderful and houses a concert hall which was also great. The food was a 5/5 and the staff and service were excellent! The only thing that I can say that wasn't great was that it was quite chilly in the restaurant and I was cold for the entire meal and had to keep my jacket on.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2015

First time eating here and had a great experience! Our server was very friendly and attentive and the food arrived in a timely manner before our show. The food did NOT disappoint and was very good! A bit pricey but great evening.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 22, 2015

Great burgers cooked just as we orded (perfect med rare ) with great fixins, especially the savory cucumber slices. Good portions at fair price. Best burger I've had in quite a while.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2015

We had a great dinner and loved our waiter. We would recommend this to friends..

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2015

The cornbread with maple butter is to die for. $9 for cornbread seemed crazy but it was worth every penny!! The wait staff was awesome.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2015

My friends and I ate at Crossroads before an event in the theater onsite. It was open mic night (Wed). Live music is one thing. Live music from people better off at karaoke is another. Disruptive with the kind of entertainment value the performers weren't going for. We'd hope to get in some good gossiping, but we could barely hear ourselves except in the blessed moments between sets. Even the waitress could barely hear our orders. Honestly, if the music has been superb, it was still too loud for the small dining area.

Having said all that, the food was great. We had the lobster mac & cheese, the chicken breast and the street tacos. Our waitress was attentive and swift. I recommend going, just check what the live music is to be before booking, and don't expect to do any catching up.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2015

We were going to the House of Blues to watch a friend who was in the band that night. Made reservations for a large party at Crossroads to have dinner before the show. Table was ready when we arrived. The ambiance and service were very good but the food was very salty. I like salt and normally that would be the last thing I would complain about but it was too much for my taste. I had the shrimp and grits so I thought maybe they were trying to cover up less than fresh shrimp. But others ordered the bacon wrapped meatloaf and grilled chicken and had the same experience. The sandwiches and burgers were acceptable. Maybe they should stick to that kind of menu.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2015

Went for a before-the-concert meal. Food was okay, but small portions & the service lacked. No drink refills for the kids, Brought my beer late, out of what I wanted & never asked if I needed another. The salad came with the meal instead of before, took a long time to get served. Tried to pull the food plates before we were finished, several times...Will only go again if it's convenient.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2014

Crossroads is decent. The food is average, on par with any other American diner-themed restaurant (think Chilis, Bennigans, Applebys, TGIFridays). The food averages about $20 for entrees. I found the drinks to be unnecessarily expensive, I paid $15 for a Hurricane (but it did come with a keepsake House Of Blues glass; still too expensive, though, in my opinion). If a band happens to be playing, it is very LOUD, so conversation will only be possible when the band isnt on stage. Our waiter was very personable. I would defintely go again, great place for a group outing, whether or not you see a show in the main auditorium.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2014

After reading all the bad reviews I was nervous about eating there but we were attending the Robert Earl Keen concert. We ate within an hour. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The food was good, but a little pricey for a hamburger. All in all a good experience!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 21, 2014

We arrived at our reservation time at 6:00 pm prior to a concert at 7:30. We did not get out food until 7:05. Had to "wolf it down" to get to AAC in time. The order was wrong, but no time to correct it. Not sure if it was a waiter or kitchen issue.
Won't eat there again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 20, 2014

Food was so so. Waiter was NOT attentive. Music was great. I had a burger which was food but my fries were soggy and only warm. My sister had lobster mac and cheese which she said was delicious. The waiter did not refill drinks promptly and when I didn't like my mystery woman margarita (way too sweet) and asked for a Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider it came 15 minutes later and in the bottle. A bit disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 14, 2014

Great food, I took a min to get they had close early and I had book a table. There was no one there we had to wait until they turn the oven own.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2014

This restaurant is only good if you are seeing a show at the HOB and want to take advantage of the "Pass The Line" privilege. Other than that, the food was over priced and under seasoned!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 4, 2014

Food was great: however wait times for beverages from the bar was a tad long; perhaps due to house packed because of John Hiatt concert...Overall a very good dining expereience...

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2014

good wait staff, but as you move to the show - if you are there for a show- the staff inside become hateful towards patrons. And as you try to leave, they herd you through the upstairs club so you can spend more $$$, then when you try to turn and take the stairs out, they force you back and say you MUST take the elevator.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2014

There was nothing positive about our dining experience here. The food was unappetizing and served to the 5 diners at our table at different times. The temperature in the restaurant was very chilly with the front door allowing extremely cold air into the dining room. The waiter was inattentive and frequently absent from the dining room. An extremely disappointing experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2014

Loved sharing the amateur night show with my family. Not very knowledgeable on wine however the establishment was gracious enough to let me taste before buying. We actually ordered two glasses of different wines recommended by bartender and sent one back with no charge. Thank you! Food was quite good and fun was had by all watching the show and joking around with our waitress.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2014

Very good experience. The waitress was new and young, needs some more time and training. Great mixed drinks.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2014

The food we got was awesome...pasta bolognese is amazing, as is the bread pudding. My husband ordered the quesadillas as a starter and then the jambalaya and bread pudding...of those three items he only actually received the quesadillas. I had already finished my pasta and his jambalaya never arrived, so we asked the waiter and he said there was a mix-up in the kitchen. By that time, our concert was getting ready to start soon so we said just forget it, let's get dessert. We both ordered a bread pudding but the waiter only brought out one, which we shared because at that point we just wanted to get out of there and go see our concert (King Diamond). They were very busy that night but forgetting two items is kind of over the top.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2014

Went to House of Blues for a show and ate here before hand. Food was great - service was great. It was open mike night so we had some hometown music to listen to before the show. After we ate - the show was right next store!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2014

I arrived on a quiet night so was one of the few people in the place. I enjoyed some great southern cooking. I highly recommend the buttermilk fried chicken. The service was great and the waiter was very jazz knowledgeable. We talked about the early days of jazz and the folk artwork on the walls. A good ending to my day!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2014

The atmosphere was fun and attractive, however the dining experience was one that I would not recommend. First off, They sat us in a booth where the seats were so low that the table came up to my "upper chest" area.....try cutting a steak with your elbows swung up to your shoulders. My steak was very undercooked. Our server Armondo was concerned and agreed that the steak was not cooked to Meduim. 20 minutes later, new steak appeared on my table. This steak was so overdone, it was almost uneatable. They did however offer me a salad or soup, "on the house", while I waited. I generously declined and at the end of the dinner, they did knock off 15% for the steak disaster. Please purchase a coat rack. There was no place to hang my coat.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 31, 2014

My wife and I eat at Crossroads before a concert. The food was great and the wait staff was very friendly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 31, 2014

Love the eclectic atmosphere all over Crossroads and House of Blues. The two man show acoustic band playing in Crossroads, sounded good. Crossroads has a creative menu, so easy to find something to like.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2014

Really good food and service. Servers made good recommendations and helped us out with getting to our show after dinner. Like would recommend dinning here before any show at the house of blues.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2014

this is the second time that we've been here. The first time we had a fantastic experience waitress gave great service and we had great food came out just perfect. The second time around, the waiter was fantastic however you're back end kitchen Really needs to work on it because we pretty much had to hurry up and eat before we get into the concert. Because we basically had to scarf down our food, we didn't really get to enjoy it.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 4, 2014

Great place been several imes when I visit Dallas on business five times a year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 4, 2014

I enjoy the atmosphere. It reminds me of a mix of Hard Rock Cafe and Stubbs in Austin. Service was good and the waiter was friendly and helpful. We were traveling to Dallas for the football game and he had plenty of suggestions for places to go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 4, 2014

Crossroads at House of Blues has great food and it was enjoyed by Kids Who Rock (BPC).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2014

They lost our ticket and it took over an hour for us to get our food. Our waiter was very nice and came out to tell us our food got lost and had been sitting in the window and forgotten about. They didn't pick up our tab which they should have, they just gave us a free beer.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2014

We went there before a show because we wanted to eat and didn't have time to go anywhere else. What a nice surprise! We were not expecting much but the food and service were very good. It was open mic night and there were some very talented singers as well so the overall experience was great. We will be sure to go there again the next time we are attending a show.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 24, 2014

We went before a concert and walked in on open mic night. It was such a fun atmosphere and entertaining all the way around. Our food was great. We both ordered Cajun dishes and no complaints.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2014

Our group had a great time! BJ was a great server !

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 20, 2014

The food was average. Best was the banana bread pudding but it was served cold whereas most restaurants serve it heated. Sliders were ok, but buns were still cold (as though they had been refrigerated.)
The music was entertaining, but noise level made it hard to hear. Most people were not paying attention to it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 20, 2014

Although it was a bit loud, the food and service was very good. We went before a concert at the HOB Dallas, so it was very busy. Our service was quick and always available if we needed to something. The food was very good, as a chain kind of place I expected the food to be "so-so", but it was very good. Great selection for every taste. I am a vegetarian and my friend isn't, and we both found yummies to eat. We had a great time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 20, 2014

We chose Crossroads because we were going to go to a concert at HOB. I made reservations for 7pm. Concert started at 8:30. We were sat right away. But our server, Britney, was also sat 3 other tables at the same time. We placed a drink & appetizer order with her. Drinks came out right away. Our appetizer of spinach artichoke dip came out at 7:50. 45 minutes after ordering it. The table next to us (that was sat the same time as us) got their appetizers & entree in the time it took to get our dip. A table that was sat 5 minutes after us got their food before we got our appetizer. Our dining experience was not Britney's fault. Management/hostess quadruple sat her. We missed first band. We finished the meal & got check & out the door at 9:15

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2014

Was told there was a show at the rest but onoly a paid one, need to be more clear to customers. Other then that it was a great first experience. Thanks

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 13, 2014

Local bands, that is! What fun to go enjoy surprisingly good food - GET THE VOODOO SHRIMP (And a side order of cornbread to sop up the extra sauce) - along with music by local bands and artists.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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