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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Private Dining

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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3.3

service

3.6

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3.8

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

63% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (19)
Good for Groups (12)
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Casual (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Special Occasion (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Spicy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Ordered steak salad. Looked like a chopped up piece of meat with a side of roasted veggies and arugla all separated? That's not a salad, that's a steak with sides. Menu also said there were grilled onions but it was Brussels sprouts. And arugla is way too bitter by itself, needs to be mixed to be edible. Slow service and drinks are way over priced.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Food took a very long time( over 30 minutes) but was worth the wait. I ordered a Mai Tai and was given a whiskey sour. Waitress graciously took off my bill.
Our waitress was fantastic.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Loved our waitress! She really helped us out for the concert we were attending!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

I was disappointed with the preparation, taste and quality of the food in general. I ordered gumbo and the special that was reccomended to me by the waiter, chicken teguchipoulas. It is supposed to be Cajun cuisine and it was really bad. The gumbo was really bad and did not resemble any gumbo I have ever had. I live close to New Orleans and I am very familiar with Cajun cuisine. The chicken was supposed to be blackened and was not. It was also served at room temperature like it had been sitting around the kitchen fo a while. I am dissapointed that my wife did not like her fish sandwich which was also supposed to be blackened. It was not and was as bland as the chicken I was served. Took the staff over 30 minutes to gind s bottle of Pelagrino, a sparkling Italian water.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Staff and service was fantastic; however, they had to be because the food and cocktails were below average at the very best. The server and manager did everything they could, but they couldn’t fix mediocre food and drinks. Only thing that saved the night was a very nice Voodoo Shrimp appetizer.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My boyfriend and I enjoyed the atmosphere. It was his first time and enjoyed the live music while we dined. The food was good serving size. :)
- MJ

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was my first visit, it was a date with my Wife for Valentines day. We were early for our reservation so we went to the bar, the service was almost non existent, the bartender seemed bothered to be there. We were seated for dinner, after 3 tries we ordered a beer, and after 3 more tries we ordered Dinner, A wedge salad that looked like it came from Kroger, a skillet of cornbread that was cold in the middle and Shrimp and grits that may have been worth a third of
the menu price. All in all a bad experience. I will not return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We arrived early and sat at the bar for drinks prior to dinner. This portion of our visit was perfectly fine.

Upon being seated for dinner we were placed a t a table in the center of the room but because the door kept opening and it was cold outside the entire room dropped to about 60 degrees which made it rather chilly.

Our waitress finally arrived and took our order for our two meals. My date ordered a meal which consisted of veggies and chicken. The veggies were fine but the chicken was so overcooked on the grill that it was like shoe leather. We ended up sending this meal back only never to see its replacement after speaking to the manager. We waited about 25 minutes for the replacement which never showed while my meal got cold, I ordered the jambalaya. My meal was overcooked as well with the rice being extremely mushy and a pretty small portion in relation to the price. We were so tired of waiting for my dates meal that we finally just got up and left without paying for either meal as the waitress apologized.

Will definitely not return for the food or service. HOB should definitely be concerned with the food and service in the Dallas location.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was fair. We waited a long time and the appetizer came out at the same time of ONE of our entrees. We had to wait for the other entree. I sent one entree (jambalaya) back because it was BARELY luke-warm. They brought me another bowl which was hardly any hotter. Because of the length of the wait for our food, they did take the appetizer off of the bill.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was great! The Live Music was great! The food was good, but they were out of 2 of the 4 desserts offered. It's Saturday night HOB. You're not a newbie establishment. You should really have everything you offer unless it's fresh fish flown in from the coast. We liked the place, but were disappointed with the dessert options & lack of availability.
Also, two sets of entry doors or rotating doors are REALLY needed to keep the weather outside. We were freezing because of the cold air rush every time someone came in or left.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was average and service was filled with errors and a lot of send backs and fixes.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We love the atmosphere! We plan to eat at each House of Blues around the country. I was disappointed to be told the kitchen only allows a certain amount of brisket to be sold alone, so I couldn't get what I wanted. I have 9 others to get it at and I'm sure it will be fabulous! The bread pudding is amazing!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We waited a long time for our food and it didn't taste good. We asked for ketchup and ranch and never got it. We had to rush to eat our food bc it took so long and our concert was about to start. Our tea wasn't refilled.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our table was not ready when we arrived, even though we had reservations . It was not busy, so there was no reason for it to not be ready. The service was poor. The food wasn't hot when it was served. While the manager did make things right in terms of the price, I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of the people in our party was on crutches and needed to park in the handicapped spot. A man that appeared to be the HOB manager came out to his car that was parked in a handicapped space took a phone call then got back out. We asked about handicapped parking and if he was leaving. He dismissed us and said valet was the handicapped parking. Valet parking is $15. To make a handicapped person pay $15 for parking when a manager that does not have a handicapped tag is using the space illegally is completely wrong. Another person in the restaurant tried to fix it after the fact saying he will move the car and they will comp the valet costs. But we had already parked much further away for $8.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was ok and the beer selection was worse than that but I am most frustrated that the website said we could get in early if we had dinner and we ended up finding out it was at the bands discretion. Probably not the restaurants fault but still...I would have gotten fast food and just gotten in line if I had know that.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Atmosphere was dead. Hardly any acts on stage, just one for open mic. Food was okayish, some in our party enjoyed but other food for example that the fried chicken was boney and dry. Our server Trey did a good job though.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We had such an amazing time. Everything was perfect. Our server was fantastic. Everyone was so friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always good

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My waitress was awesome. We had a party of 24 and she took care of business. We had a lot of problems with our orders and she was on top of it. She was the only waiter for this big party and did outstanding job.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very average food, slow inattentive service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I never thought I’d like a mixed drink that involved bacon, but it was great! I definitely recommend the unique house drinks. Not weak, not TOO strong, and tasty. The atmosphere is fantastic, and the music is wonderful!!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Gator bites were tasty! Food could have been served more hot than it was, and the Garlic Cajun fries seemed more plain than anything. Hubby was disappointed. Music so so, maybe it picked up more after we left. Honestly I expected more for my first visit to a House of Blues.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was our first time to go to the House of Blues as a family. Everyone's food was delicious, except the chopped brisket sandwich was a little overcooked/dry. The pulled pork was delicious and the burgers looked incredible. Great atmosphere too!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a show downstairs at House of Blues at 8pm, so we ate there for convenience. The solo live music was pretty good, we could hold conversations, but then the music changed to a band so we could no longer hear each other. The waiter was nice, but got the order wrong for one person in my party, then when the bill came that extra wrong order was on the tab. He was slow to bring the correct order an fix the bill. Still was worth to eat there than the hassle of finding parking again.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, People Watching
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Let me start by saying everyone has a bad day. We ordered the fried chicken and the southern salad with grilled salmon. The food came timely but my salmon was undercooked in the middle. The server took it back and it was at least another 10 minutes before it came back. The server offered us a free desert. The fried chicken was amazing. We ordered a southern sundae, basically ice cream chocolate and pecans. It was 25 minutes before that arrived. I went and found the manager (it’s amazing what people will do when you’re not an a**hole) I calmly explained what happened she came back to our table and gave us a free dinner. We still left the tip (it was still brought to us) then as we were leaving they offered us tickets to the show which we declined basically because we were wiped out from the week. I will definitely go back and try it again. Love the place, love music and good food.

Tags: Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went here for dinner before a Stars game. The food was pretty good and the live music was great.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I brought a group of my college students for a meal. Service and food were excellent. Restaurant was relatively quiet in terms of customers. The live music (two singers with guitars) weren't bad at all. We ate very well.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our server, Mike S., was outstanding even though he was new. This was our first visit to HOB, but we will definitely be back. We came for an easy bite before a concert, but I would return for the food alone. We had the cajun shrimp and the chocolate dessert - both were extremely tasty.

Tags: Spicy, Live Music, Quick Bite
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I had a reservation for 8h30 pm and the restaurant should be open until 10pm. When we got there they were already "closing". We ordered a flatbread and there was silverware or napkins. To cut the story short, the check was also wrong...... Definitely will not going back

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was great and the staff were very helpful. Enjoyed everything about our visit and well be sure to dine there again in the near future.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was our first time there. And we will most definitely be going back! Absolutely worth the hour drive!!!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The restaurant was empty which made for a nice quiet atmosphere, but being that we were 1 of four tables in the restaurant, and they had two waiters, it made his poor service really stand out. It wasn’t bad, he just took way too long between our drink order and food. Took him awhile to notice us initially, so it was about 30 minutes in before we got to place our order. The food was terribly bland and underwhelming, especially for those prices. I got the Cajun pasta, and it was lukewarm and bland. Don’t think I’ll ever eat here again

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great time. The band rocked

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was decent and fairly priced, drinks were ridiculously expensive. The only reason we went here was because a free concert was advertised to start at 5pm. We got there early and the music didn't start til 5:35pm. We had already finished eating by the time it started so it wasn't quite the experience expected. Would have stayed to drink and hang out if pricing had been more reasonable.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Had a Cobb salad and smoked bbq chicken.

Tags: Live Music, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I have been here several times and have never had terrible service until tonight. If you enjoy being COMPLETELY ignored by your bartender - THIS IS YOUR PLACE!! The bartenders have tunnel vision, stay at one end of the bar and are too busy on their cell phones to care about the customers. The food was brought out, put in front of us and the bartender walked away. Did not ask if they could get us anything for our steaks or if they could get us another drink. About 8 minutes after the food was dropped the bartender finally came by and asked if she would get us anything. YAY!!! I have only been choking on this food for 5 min!! Thank you!!! I eventually tried to change up my drink and go with something different, so I ordered a pickle-tini. He repeated the order and said absolutely. NO pickle juice... it was Olive juice and Vodka. GAG! Waived down the other person behind the bar, he went to the kitchen and got bread and butter pickle juice. Wow... I remember my first day as a bartender!
When you think dallas... you think TRAINED, IMPRESSIVE BARTENDERS. This - Is - Not - The - Case - At - All!!! I would rather go to a dive bar, smell like an ashtray, eat bar food but actually get served. Ridiculous.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Staff is great and the service was good. Live music is worthed, however the food quality is no very good. The wine tasted like the bottle had been opened for a few days (flat) and the meat was low quality.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As a musician, this spot need a variety of performers and entertainment didnt start on time! The managers seem out of touch and the staff wasn't ready for busy night! Loved our waitress Miracle even though she struggled with our big party of 25...she had to work our group alone with little help from the kitchen staff and other staff!

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was gross and terrible service.

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