House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston

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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 steps away from Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, and also the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Houston Theater District, 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.
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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM

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4.3based on recent ratings
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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great place lay back

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 15 hours ago

Hello there - Thank you so much for the stars. We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon! Team HOB

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R
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing time. Great staff and even better live music. Shellye Cheyenne was incredible. We will definitely be back and bring lots of friends next time she’s there.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi there Robbie- Thank you for visiting our House- so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. Please come back and see us again soon for more fun with your friends! Team HOB

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K
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Restaurant was just way too expensive. The food isn't any more exciting than a comparable restaurant but the bill was double what you'd pay elsewhere.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 15 hours ago

Hello, Thanks for visiting House of Blues Houston, and sharing your feedback with us. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit, as our goal is to always provide a 5 star experience. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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JC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and an excellent house drink menu. Service was friendly and attentive with a comfortable and energetic atmosphere.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 15 hours ago

Hey Joel- Thank you for visiting House of Blues Houston, and for leaving us a review. Please come and visit us again soon! Team HOB

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BB
Houston
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Let's face it, you don't go to House of Blues for the food, you go for the music. Drinks are strong, but pricy. Atmosphere is fun; the crowd is always interesting (always varied).

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi there Bob - Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us regarding your visit! We aim to provide a fun atmosphere, and we're glad you could experience it for yourself. Please come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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S
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service host was amazing there was live music and he went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable will our table!! Server was great. Friendly efficient welcoming

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the awesome feedback and review. So glad to hear you had a positive experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Team HOB

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CT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So, my hubby and I frequent HOB and had a really, really bad experience in November. I left a review. I didn’t trash them, but it was just an honest critique of our experience. The manager, Jade, reached out to me and offered a do over. It was very kind of her to do so. We took her up on her offer and the experience was night and day!! The food, the drinks, the service, everything was an improvement. The only part that sucked was the musical act cancelled on them, but that’s not within their control. Thanks Jade & HOB for a great date night! We’ve even been back.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 15 hours ago

Hello, Crystal- Thank you for coming back to House of Blues Houston, and giving us the chance to provide you with the service and experience you deserve! We're glad to hear you had a great date night, and hope you'll come back and see us in the near future. -Team HOB

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LC
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Let’s face it, you don’t go to the house of blues for the food. You go for the music… Live music. So we made arrangements, got a babysitter, drove there, valet parked, ...only to sit halfway through a below average appetizer to find out that the live music would not be happening as scheduled. Extremely disappointed. Manager said they called the musician and he said he forgot. Seems like confirmation should have led to a replacement act. Two other adjacent tables were having their own issues with the place, not happy either. We will not go back to this “joint” of the main dining room. Perhaps the vip foundation room will be better? Not so sure.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello, Thanks for visiting House of Blues Houston, and sharing your feedback with us. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit, as our goal is to always provide a 5 star experience. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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G
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I expected better food as per the menu descriptions I liked the place in general but I was disappointed with a lot of details: Caroline Mess advertised as crispy French fries, more like soggy McDonald’s fries. Cajun pasta advertised with blackened chicken, chicken was like boiled tasteless. Large beer glass was al sticky had to clean it with a wet napkin. Beer on tap selection not too many options. The final bill seemed overpriced for the standard to below average quality of the food. I would return for the entertainment, music, ambience but I would be careful about my drinks and food choices.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 2, 2020

Hello, Thanks for visiting House of Blues Houston, and sharing your feedback with us. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit, as our goal is to always provide a 5 star experience. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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A
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE 2020 at House of Blues in memory forever! Amazing, nice very special!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi Armen, Thank you for celebrating NYE at our House! We had a FAB time and glad you did too! Please come back and visit us a gain soon! Team HOB

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

New Years party .....great music entertainment as well.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 2, 2020

Hello, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you had such a great time celebrating NYE with us and look forward to seeing you again soon! Team HOB

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M
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Bad manager. The service was terrible. The music was not appropriate for the restaurant theme. The food wasn’t that good. I would not go back.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 2, 2020

Hi there Marcelo, Thanks for visiting House of Blues Houston, and sharing your feedback with us. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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PK
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

You should have low expectations here. The food is mediocre and the service was just ok. The burgers looked ok but my wedge salad was was mostly stem, bacon bits from a shaker, and watery thin blue cheese dressing.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 30, 2019

Hello, Thanks for visiting House of Blues Houston, and sharing your feedback with us. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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GH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Will go again. Unfortunately the entertainment venue was sold out

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for providing our team with your feedback. We apologize for not providing the 5 star experience that we know you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding your experience and how we can improve for your next visit here at House of Blues Houston. Thank you. Team HOB

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R
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place to meet, eat, and go to a concert at the Toyota Center. Had great service, food and experience.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hello there- Thanks so much for the stars! So glad you could stop by before a show down the street at Toyota Center- we hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was great! Food was fine! Atmosphere was cool!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi there- Thank you for visiting House of Blues Houston. We are happy to hear you had a great experience here. Please come back and see us again! Team HOB

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TD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Convenient for food and beverage before attending a concert or show.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 20, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for providing our team with your feedback. We apologize for not providing the 5 star experience that we know you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding your experience and how we can improve for your next visit here at House of Blues Houston. Thank you. Team HOB

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was thoroughly impressed with the setup and overall appearance of the establishment. The food, however, was not worth the money spent. The portions were absolutely pathetic based on the price paid. I do not think I will be dining there again in the future if the choice is solely left up to me.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 18, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for providing our team with your feedback. We apologize for not providing the 5 star experience that we know you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding your experience and how we can improve for your next visit here at House of Blues Houston. Thank you. Team HOB

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate my sister graduating from college. They were very accommodating of our large party.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 15 hours ago

Hello - Thank you for visiting our House and for the positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again for more good times! Team HOB

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RP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. The coleslaw and B however after asking for them my server brought them right away. We arrived on time for our reservation and we were seated right away. I would stop here again before an event at HOB.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 18, 2019

Hi there, Ruth- Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself, and hope you'll come back and visit us again soon, Team HOB

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JT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was just okay (my chicken sandwich had no flavor and my daughter's cajun pasta was very oily and didnt have a lot of flavor either. ) The service was slow even though the restaurant was mostly empty. It was a disappointing visit.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 18, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for providing our team with your feedback. We apologize for not providing the 5 star experience that we know you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding your experience and how we can improve for your next visit here at House of Blues Houston. Thank you. Team HOB

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AB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chipotle shrimp & grits...so good! Can’t wait to go back soon so I can have it again. Friendly server, quick food and delicious. Love the reserve a table option.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 18, 2019

Hello Angela- This is what we love to hear- thanks so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed yourself- we look forward to your next visit! Team HOB

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WB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had so much fun. The food was delicious, service was great. Drinks were delicious. Overall we loved it and it was an awesome night.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello William- Fun is what we love to hear! Thanks for coming to hang out with us- please come back and visit us again anytime! Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a holiday concert, and enjoyed a meal, too. It was a wonderful evening.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hi there- Thanks for spending part of the holiday season with us! We are happy you had a great time- we hope to welcome you back again soon! Team HOB

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AL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Noise level was energetic by design! It was Houston Jazz Orchestra night, which was the reason we were there. They are outstanding!!! Food is always good. The only flaw...bar drinks with lime arrived with lime on the rim, but no stir sticks...used our eating utensils.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello Annie- Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate the feedback, and will share with our team. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, everything that was asked for was provided. Will eat here again esp if we have another concert.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hi there- Thank you for visiting House of Blues. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time here! We hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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RD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had horrible experience the venue was very unorganized and they allowed people smoke weed and they were over charging people for tables over 100 dollars which is ridiculous. The show didn't start on time it was suppose start at 7pm but start at 10pm so people had stand up for over 2hrs waiting . The only thing I enjoyed was the artist performance but the Venue was over all horrible.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on December 2, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for providing our team with your feedback. We apologize for not providing the 5 star experience that we know you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding your experience and how we can improve for your next visit here at House of Blues Houston. Thank you. Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the jambalaya. It's just spicy enough to get your nose running. The Frisky Whiskey is also a pretty good drink, it's similar to an Old Fashion.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 27, 2019

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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RL
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprise birthday party

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Reeanna, Thank you for the stars! We hope it was a wonderful surprise and look forward to seeing you again soon for more fun! Team HOB

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P
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our knives still had food on them - they had to be replaced. The waitress NEVER refilled our drinks (water) and the food took 59 min. come out when we told them we only had 1 hour for lunch.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 25, 2019

Hi there, We apologies for not providing the 5 star experience that we know you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding your experience and how we can improve for your next visit here at House of Blues Houston. Thank you. Team HOB

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J
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun place, food was good. Disappointed that there was no live music. Will return when live music advertised.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 18, 2019

Hi Janet, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Sadly, Sunday is the only day of the week that we do not offer live music, please visit us again soon on any other day to enjoy some live music. We hope to see you again soon! Team HOB

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CT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The music was advertised as R&B, but the main act was more pop. But, the second act was awesome!!! I think her name was aleesha Renee. She’s bomb!!! The food is always a hit! But, the service was terrible!!! Our waitress, Taylor, was nice but not attentive at all!!!! We had food, but we didn’t have utensils. We had to ask for silverware three times!!!! A to go plate multiple times and several other times we were chasing her down because she flat out forgot. It was annoying!!! We were patient because she was nice, but it wasn’t the best experience. Typically, the service is great, but not Saturday.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi Crystal, We apologies for not providing the 5 star experience that we know you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding your experience and how we can make your next visit a 5 star experience. Team HOB

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We ran into issues with our drink selections; everything we tried to order HOB Houston was out of it seemed. The manager did try to right the situation by offering us a free drink. However, when we got our bill the server had forgotten to take the pitcher of Sangria that we tried to order, but that they didn't have, off the bill, so we had to have them re-do the check. All in all the server and manager were both pleasant enough and the food was decent so my sense is we just caught them on an off night.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 18, 2019

Hi Jessica, We apologies for not providing the 5 star experience that we know you deserve. We hope to speak with you soon regarding your experience and how we can make your next visit a 5 star experience. Team HOB

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k
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to dine at before a show! Food/ drinks are a little pricey, but delicious.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. Please join us for happy hour Monday - Thursday from 3pm - 6pm which offers great food and drink specials. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Team HOB

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L
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wow! I've never been to the actual restaurant, but it was such an amazing experience! Great music, amazing food, and laid back vibe/atmosphere! Loved it!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 4, 2019

Greetings, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled that you had such a great experience in our Restaurant & bar and look forward to welcoming you back to our House again soon! Team HOB

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. I would definitely recommend!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hi Jilliane, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our House again soon! Team HOB

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RV
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Service was excellent, but the food was very bland. The burger and pulled pork sandwich we ordered tasted bland. The burger had no seasoning and was very dry.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hi Ruben, We apologies for not providing the 5 star experience that we know you deserve. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to find out more about your experience with us and give us the chance to correct it. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my son on his first date with a girl he likes. We talked about the restaurant, all the different ones. They loved all the art and music playing. Then I took them to the Dreamers concert. The food was delicious and flavorful. The bread pudding delicious!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hello, Thank you for visiting House of Blues and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that you all enjoyed your time at our House and hope to welcome you back again soon! Team HOB

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PH
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Got the fried chicken. Came with corn on the cobb, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw. Everything was delicious! I definitely recommend!!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on October 25, 2019

Hi Paul - Thank you for visiting House of Blues Restaurant and Bar! So pleased to hear you enjoyed everything, and hope to see you back at the House again soon. Team HOB

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JS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

On this particular trip, I was reminded of my previous visit here. Lucky me they forget where they put me. I had to get the attention of the host to remind her I was here before someone finally came to my table. I placed my order - appetizer, drink - and waited maybe 20 minutes for the food to arrive. Lucky for me I made it to the concert I was there for but only with about 3 minutes to spare. the thing is, the restaurant was not busy and not crowded. Also, this menu is NOT diabetic friendly. There is sugar in everything. If you are a diabetic be prepared to leave here hungry.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on October 23, 2019

Hi John- Thank you for visiting House of Blues Houston. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us, and look forward to speaking with you about your experience if you give us the chance to do so. Thanks again. Team HOB

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