About House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features a harmony of Southern cuisine and re-imagined American favorites that are bold and classic, yet contemporary. Here, you will indulge in genuine culture with cuisine that is as illustrious as the talent on the stage, and as inspiring as the art on the walls. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy Smoked BBQ Bacon burger, fire-grilled flatbreads, or our signature Voodoo shrimp, there’s a little something for every rockstar on this menu.

House of Blues Dallas offers a unique, high-energy environment where guests can eat and be entertained. Our well trained staff always has all hands on deck to help create an unforgettable and truly unique dining experience. Conveniently located just blocks away from American Airlines Center, Dallas World Aquarium, and the Ross Perot Museum, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar provides a place for locals and visitors alike to have an experience that will leave your taste buds singing all the way home!

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

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (20)
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Good for Groups (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Fun (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (8)
People Watching (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Central Texas)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was gross and terrible service.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We decided to grab dinner before a concert. It took 45 minutes to get our food. And once we got it, it looked like they just took some charcoal briquettes and threw them on a plate. As part of getting the tickets I got a free dessert, but the only one that looked appealing they were out of. I won't ever eat there again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Came for dinner and loved getting to hear the band out of the UK called Loud Mountains. Great music, food and fun night with friends!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Went for an early dinner before watxhing Toad the Wet Sprocket. Excellent service. Hostess was friendly. Waitress was very attentive as well as the other mwmbwrs of staff. Food was excellent. I had a New York strip that was cooked perfectly. Wife had shrimp tacos that were perfect for her. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Authentic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Horrible! Got COLD cornbread apoetizer in a cast iron skillet!? Wierd. Waited an hour for brisket tacos. Never got them !! All they had to do is assemble them and serve... GEEZ! We had to leave-missed the entire set of the opening band at the concert next door. Wake up management team- you have issues in your kitchen. 👎🏽🚫

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

finally made our way to hob for dinner last night and boy was it ever a disappointment. the menu looked good but the food wasnt. so let me start with our experience. first off we had reservations for two a 7pm. we did arrive early so we checked in and was asked to come back to the front in about 15-20 minutes, which we did and we were seated about 7. so the waiter finally showed up and asked if we wanted to order drinks, we told him we were ready to order our meal too and he said hold on, left, went to some other table to take their order, submit it and then came back to us. we ordered the tacos and pulled pork sandwich. after about 10 minutes had passed he came back and told us they were out of pulled pork, really out at 7 pm??? so changed it to pulled brisket. 30 minutes later still no food. the waiter did come by several times to apologize and tell us it will just be a minute more or we are next. finally almost 8 we received our food. very disappointing. the pulled brisket and tacos were terrible. they were so greasy we couldnt finish eating them, but hey the fries were okay. so all in all a terrible first time experience. i am glad i didnt bring my family like i had planned to do.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service in the restaurant was absolutely horrible. Their system includes people other than your waiter bringing you your food, so our waiter was able to casually blame everyone but himself for the fact that we still didn't have two of our dinners even after the other 3 people were served 45 minutes previously. We finally gave up and left and got them food some place else. We won't ever go back. It's one thing to have a mistake made...but it really offends when the waiter seemed so unconcerned, and no effort was made to comp any of the other items. They really didn't care, and we won't care to ever go back. Great concert venue....HORRIBLE RESTAURANT!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a great time. My wife, daughters and myself had the best time ever. Lexi our waitress was fabulous she made the evening very enjoyable and memorable and her service was excellent.....

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

House of Blues...same stuff different location.

Was greeted by a very lovely hostess, Judith I think. Warm, friendly, genuine. Just the right greeting while being out of town! Food was very good Split the shrimp voodoo and wished I hadn't it was really good
Southern Fried chicken was recommended and did not disappoint!

Our server was a little shaky, but hey its house of blues not the Waldorf!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of our dishes was sorely undercooked, despite a long wait for the food to arrive. Even after taking back the dish, the chicken was returned to us yet again undercooked.

The beer draft list is embarrassingly small and expensive.

Overall, the staff is very friendly and very willing to work around shortcomings of the cooks, but if you're looking for food before your concert, go somewhere else!

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food. Wife had New York strip was good flavor. I had street tacos and was very good.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awful service. Waited over an hour for food that arrived cold. Ruined my kid's 21st birthday

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Sadly the service was terrible and the food wasn’t much better. The wine selection was decent though!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

First time to visit restaurant. Went to eat prior to a show. Made happy hour. Wasn’t busy at all. Food was good. Loved the chicken waffle screwers. Our server kept disappearing and took long time to come check on us. She also didn’t charge us happy hour prices on drinks but fixed it immediately when I pointed it out. Considering it wasn’t very busy, it was a bit frustrating we couldn’t get a little better service. Even though I would come back if I was seeing a show for convenience.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

It wasnt what expected. The waiter was friendly with great suggestions of the menu. The food was not good. It was 14 of us and 3 had to send their good back with 1 having hair in his food. The rest of us kinda just dealt with it because it would have taken too long to get it back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very energetic vibes, happy waiter, good hostesses, different variety of choices. The only thing I would change ..i really don't want BAD music while I"m eating..singers too loud and I can't understand them ANYWAY because of the patron noise. I really thing just INSTRUMENTAL music- would work better in the dining area.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had dinner and saw a band afterwards. Excellent time.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant before hockey, basketball, and concerts at the American Airlines Center. We also go there before concerts at the HOB. Dustin is our favorite server. Nice guy and always outstanding service. He told us that he's moving to the concert hall and won't be a server in the restaurant any more. So sad to hear that but a good reason to attend more HOB concerts!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The hostesses were very friendly and nice. Once we sat down it took almost 30 minutes just to get an order of french fries and when we finally did they were cold and greasy.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The chicken wasn't cooked thoroughly but server advised the cook who replaced it with no fuss. The live music (I wish I knew the musician's name) was very good, and not so loud that my friend and I couldn't easily visit with each other.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Turkey burger came out pink when we complained we were told that the burger came pre-cooked and the cook just throws the frozen burger on the grill and heats it. He said it was the spices and comped us dessert but seriously... burger was pink. Frozen turkey burgers? Do they even cook there or just reheat?

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had dinner before seeing a show there at the theater. My daughter ordered a dish which was a little spicier then she expected; we asked to get something else. I was surprised to see both dishes on the final ticket. I didn't question it; I just paid the bill. Our server was friendly enough but several times we had to look for her to get drink refills and return the order. Sheila, the hostess was phenomenal so naturally I expected our server to live up to that standard. She did not.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We wanted dinner and a show for a friends birthday. We were there on a Friday night before going to the Foundation Room to hear the Squeezebox Bandits play. First time eating there and the dinners were delicious! 3 of us had the shrimp grits and one had the chicken street tacos with beans. Fun place! We arrived a few minutes before the reservation and were immediately seated. The service was good and we really enjoyed the live music with dinner. Also, love the convenience of valet parking!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Had trouble finding entrance. Waitstaff was good but very slow until they thought I had finished.

Tags: Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Cozy
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Delicious dinner (salmon salad myself, burger and ribs for others in the group). Franklin (our server) was outstanding. Just a warning: if you're going to order dessert, use the buddy system. The banana bread pudding is enough for an army, but so amazing you'll want to eat it all yourself; you'll need someone to share it or knock the spoon out of your hand.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

My experience was awesome. It was everything I thought it would be. The food was great and the employees were super nice! I had a great time, I'm definitely coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Celebrated my birthday here. Great food and great atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was my wife and I first time dining here and we enjoyed ourselves. Our server Lexi was great plus the atmosphere was inviting.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was our first time here and we were impressed with the food. Also liked that dinner got us to the front of the security line for the show we were seeing

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We have always liked going here before shows, but the service gets worse every time. The last few times have been slow even though they didn't seem that busy. Thus last time it took over an hour to get our food even though the place was only 1/2 full. I think that will be the last time we eat there. There are too many other choices in the vicinity.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Ive been here twice over the past few months before concerts. The food and service were both less than average each time. Im going to another concert at HoB next week and Id literally rather eat at Hooters across the street if that tells you anything.

Tags: Live Music, People Watching
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Drinks are overpriced and weak. We ordered the garlic fries, which were okay but nothing truly special. The jambalaya was nice and spicy. The mac and cheese was flavorful, but couldn't used some cheese sauce; my noodles were completely dry. The live music was a nice way to warm up for the Seether concert and kept the mood nice and light. We made a reservation and were seated promptly. It took some time for our order to be taken, but our waitress checked on us numerous times throughout the visit. Overall, I would return, but I have to say it's nothing to write home about.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Live Music, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Hostess was amazing, cheerful, genuine. She asked if we had visited before and we added that it was our first time due to our wedding anniversary. She was sweet in saying she would pass it along to our server. Server was complete opposite of hostess, ALMOST brought down our cheer level but we were so into the live music it didn't happen. Order the Tot Mess as a shared app- this is not your kids tater tots! It was DELISH. Weird/disappointed that there is an extensive Moscow Mule menu but the drinks were served in glasses (?!). The decor and ambiance leave something to admire on every inch of the restaurant!

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The staff was superb and the good was delish! Must try the jalapeño cornbread

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Decent food, terrible inattentive service. Convenient spot to valet park & dine before shows, but we would never come except before shows - the service is horrible.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Shrimp and Grits was tasty! Would definitely order again. Had dinner prior to Sir No Face event. Rarely visit downtown, was a nice change from the suburbs.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was great. But our waitress was never at our table. Took forever to get her to come back and take our order (see we were ready when she brought our drinks. It was our 1st time there and we were taking in all the ambiance.) Never got refills or her coming over to ask if we needed anything. I finally waved her down and I asked for a Togo box and had to ask her twice more after that once when she brought the check (no box) then again when she came to pick up the payment (still no box). Plus we sat at our table for another 20 mins after I asked her for the check.
To busy of a place for there only to be 3 waiters.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Friendly staff and a clean restaurant. Food was fresh and don't pass up the voodo shrimp they are awesome

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Went for dinner before the Los Lonely Boys concert. After reading several reviews, we thought it best to stick with the burgers, nothing fancy. The burgers were actually pretty good, although a bit small.

There was a local blues band playing throughout dinner so it was a bit loud, but they were good.

My wife was upset that the ladies bathrooms were in pretty bad shape... she wanted that noted in any review I wrote.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Fun atmosphere. Place to watch upcoming and hopeful artist perform while you drink and eat. Better to go when an event is going on around the town or weekend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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