House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

4.1
1150 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rock & blues-themed chain with Southern dishes such as po' boys & jambalaya, plus live music.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1150 people are saying
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StefanoR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been there before....it was a great experience.....I'll go there again for sure....

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AlfredV
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wasn’t disappointed, loved the experience. The staff is so kind and helpful. The musician that played that night was excellent. The food is good (although not outstanding) vast portions.
Overall a great experience. Definitely will come back again.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not sure who my waitress was but she was amazing. Food was great and so was the atmosphere.

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RayS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We booked this dining experience as a precursor to the DAYGLOW Concert. Over all the experience was pleasant. However, for the money it was lacking in the typical amenities such as salt/pepper shakers, more than one plate for the appetizer, serving a can of beer without a glass, and other additional items. The server Kennedy was on point though! Her desire to get things right was immediately impressive. It isn't a bad review of this place more a critical critique of what could have been better.

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StefaniC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was amazing to us. This was our first time and she even took the time to show us around the restaurant and where the stairs are for the event. Food was great and service too. Would definitely come back to this restaurant for any events at HOB.

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StephineeB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for something fun to do …GO HERE! We came to visit and decided to do dinner then Trap Karaoke and it was so much more then we could have ever expected. Can’t wait to come back!

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SHARLENEJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

I just didnt like my grit cakes but the shrimp was ok

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Chris
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

They were out of two of the dishes i spotted on the menu. The vegetables were undercooked and the salmon was super dry. Next time I’ll hit the jinya ramen bar around the corner before a show.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Family dinner with our boys. We liked the entertainment but our boys were not a big fan. They thought it was too loud and they weren’t a fan of the music. Hahah overall it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

45th wedding anniversary. we enjoyed our dinner and the music. was very relaxing and fun. we are from the country close to waco,tx so the change of atmosphere was great!

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FaborR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

This venue seems to rely on its live music entertainment to get by. They do not put much effort into the food.
We ordered the $30 steak dinners. Both steaks were tough and greasy, the vegetables were chewy, the mashed potatoes were runny. The waiter was not attentive. I had to walk to the bar to get another round of drinks.
The experience was bad. And we drove 45 mins to get there which was really a disappointment.

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JulieF
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

First let me start by saying music was Incredible!! The server was really sweet. The drinks were over priced and took forever to receive and there were only a few tables in the whole place that were occupied. The food was also over priced, not as bad as the drinks however, and it was ok. I think the fries were everyone's favorite, not the chicken sandwich or the burger!!

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SofiaS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waitress was not attentive and made my dining experience less enjoyable . Having to wait a very long time for waitress for water and cocktails, and to ask for anything my table needed is not my idea of a date night dinner. My first time there and not sure if it’s always like that because table near by had same issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Do not eat dinner here. Worst service ever. Took forever (when the restaurant wasn’t even 30% full) and they couldn’t get anything right.
House of Blues needs to stick to drinks and concerts.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

No body there! Dead! Messed up food order and it took forever

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Poor service. Resulted in 1/2 price meal. Order was wrong and never corrected.

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AimeeR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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KaylaB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Very attentive. Food was great and came out quick. Will be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good dinner, friendly staff

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Johnm
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We would definitely come back and will recommend it!

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vipchrystinp
Dallas
101 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level is energetic when band is playing. Otherwise, was much quieter during breaks.

We had four for dinner and Trinity River Blues night (on Tuesdays). Absolutely fabulous music and food was excellent. We ordered four different items: shrimp poor boy, brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, and a mac-and-cheese side. Food was served at one time (I noticed a poster noted different times of serving being an issue). The broiche sandwich buns are great.

We had a lovely time, as we always do.

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LoveLiveMusic
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I made reservations an hour later than I wanted to because it showed everything was booked at 8pm. When we got there, there were 2 other tables and the music was late in starting and ended an hour later. The restaurant closed shortly after the music ended. This was on a weekend. Pretty pathetic for House of Blues.

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LottieB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The service was good but the food was not great. The drink selection was limited. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this place if you want good food and drink. For the price of the food and drinks I expected the quality to be better.

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EdwinW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was awesome … he waited on us perfectly… he was also very busy but with the amount of attention he gave us …you couldn’t tell

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you for your kind words, it was unusual circumstances, to say the least. We hope to see you guys again soon! Best regards, Patrick F.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Our experience with dining was good but we had a terrible experience with the venue when it came to the concert. We reserved dinner at 6 and for a show in another section of building at 8. We are
From out of town so had to take a uber to the restaurant which is attached the the concert venue. Checked website before we went to make sure here were no restrictions at concert and none were listed. When the other couple that went with us went to enter concert venue they refused to let them on because she had a purse with her. There was a sign there that said no purse but they had just paid $25+ for an Uber ride there and had nowhere to leave her purse so they had to leave even after explaining there was no restrictions listed on the pages website or Facebook page as to bags. Fortunately the girl at the check in stand inside the actual restaurant was nice enough to hide my bag for me at her stand but we had to leave the concert early to get the bag because they closed at 10 and concert wasn’t over until 10:30. When I went to concert entrance I had my wallet with me because I don’t want to leave it with my purse the two people at the entrance weren’t going to let me in with my wallet either. I had to explain to them that they already refused my friends entrance because of her purse so I had made arrangements to have my purse held in the restaurant but wasn’t leaving my wallet. They finally agreed to let me in with a wallet. Then once my husband and I were inside the concert venue, we saw at least 20+ women inside with shoulder carry purses. My fiends had to miss the show and we’re not refunded for their tickets and we had to leave the show early to ensure we could get my purse. The staff at the concert side were very rude and seemed to be selective of who they allowed inside with a purse or not. It was a bad experience for us and I assure we won’t be back there for another show and would not recommend any fiends or family do there for a show either.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on July 1, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your honest feedback. Without it, we wouldn't be unaware of situations like this. I have passed on this review to our executive team and we have come up with an idea to prevent this in the future (such as a bag check at the valet, and a device, similar to one at an airport to check your carry-on size.). We would love a chance to win your business back, I will be following up via email. Warm regards, Patrick F.

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JulieC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for the wonderful service at your restaurant prior to the Scarypoolparty concert for our large group. And THANK YOU for having such a wonderful and talented artist - Scarypoolparty- at your venue!!

KB
KimberlyB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The baby back ribs we ordered were tough. We sent them back to order poboys but was still charged for the ribs. We didn’t realize it until leaving the restaurant. Not happy

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Bill
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Surprising low key, nice. I thought it would be busier for dinner on a Friday.

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LTGreen
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Great music, wait staff great, nice building, food not so great, bland, precooked food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Arrived at 7:45 for a late dinner
Was served a beer by 7:50
Ordered food at 7:55
Ordered second beer at 8:20
Couple next too me who ordered after me received their food (same as dish I ordered) 8:35
Inquire about food at 8:50. Told it just the dish just just longer.
Pay for my crappy 2 light beers ($15.15) and leave without any food. 8:55

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PattyH
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed drinks and dinner and live band! Great experience

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

We had a great time, music was great , service was just ok, prices of food and drink could be better. If you ever have time to go to the Gospel Brunch and that's awesome we went to the one in Vegas. The atmosphere is awesome.

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nance
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always great food & drinks. Our waitress was bit busy but the hostess, Lacy, stepped in & was AMAZING!
Shot out to Lacy!!!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thanks so much! We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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DD333
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrible experience!!
Fried chicken was not seasoned in anything. Is was awful.
Ribs were so tough we couldn’t eat.
2 sides were “unavailable” = potatoes and baked beans...but we were not told that until the meal came.
Manager explained they ran out...but we were the first people in the door and served. He then said “due to shortages we can’t get certain sides”.
We had already parked and were attending a concert there so we chose just to hang around.
Only ate cornbread and Mac and Cheese. The table next to us sent their food back and chose not to re-order anything (we didn’t know them).
Very disappointed

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PamL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the Go Ask Alice cover band and had a wonderful time. Great attentive wait staff!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thanks so much, Pam! We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Keep an eye on our calendar, we are looking to start a monthly program that involves tribute band for a unplugged experience similar to the one you were at.

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DESIREEN
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress! She was very attentive to our drinks.

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vipEvanA
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in a while obviously. Food was surprisingly good. We had salmon, salads and apps. Salmon was fresh, portions good for the slightly inflated prices, but still quite good.
Went to see a friend's band play, so we stayed a while. Drink prices high, but gotta pay for the entertainment! Lol.
Only minor issue was that spirit selection was quite low...not many options, but probably since bands are just coming back.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! I got shrimp as an add on for like $6 and dang there was a dozen giant shrimp! Very impressed with the House of Blues.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you James for your review! We have had difficulty getting some products in, but we are doing our best to substitute with equal or better. Our inability to get in jumbo shrimp is your gain! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was slow, food took a long time and wasn't what we ordered, Menu is os limited

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Lanman
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it !!! The atmosphere was amazing and the whole staff including the manager was great. Oh and the band the Bluez Boyz was the best !!!

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas is rated 4.1 stars by 1150 OpenTable diners.

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