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
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3.5

service

3.8

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4.1

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (19)
Fun (12)
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Casual (11)
Good for a Date (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined on January 5, 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 30, 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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·Dined on December 29, 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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·Dined on December 5, 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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·Dined on November 27, 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 23, 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 20, 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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·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 15, 2017

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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