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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JD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early for our reservation and were seated anyway, excellent service, we will return!!

AT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes! We went on a Thursday night before the show. The shrimp and grits were the best I've had. They cook the grits then let them cool and cut them in a "cake" then griddle it. Super good not soupy at all. My friend got their Mardi Gras chicken sandwich special with fries. They fries were awesome. They stacked them like a little log cabin!

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late lunch with friends

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there- Thanks so much for visiting House of Blues Houston. Glad you could join us for lunch! We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Team HOB

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HN
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Chris Lane tickets and wanted to eat here beforehand. It was all great! Food, drinks, service and easy getting in and out. Will definitely come back. I’ve only been here a few times and it’s always a great experience.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 2 days ago

Hey there, Harry- Thanks for dining with us before a great show! We're happy to hear you enjoyed yourself, and hope to see you again soon. Team HOB

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good and the food and drinks were amazing.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 2 days ago

Hello- Thanks so much for the stars and review! We hope to have you back for more good food and good times! Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 2 days ago

Hello- Thanks so much for the stars! We hope to see you again soon. Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Valentine’s Day date night .. service was ok food was hmmm we’ll order salmon and it was rather fishy smelling granted I know it is fish... but it shouldn’t be smelling that fishy. The desserts were really good. And the performer was amazing

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for visiting House of Blues Restaurant and Bar, and providing us with feedback regarding your visit. We'd like the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit, as we want to ensure it's a five star one. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We typically go to HOB restaraunt before going upstairs to the concert that evening. I had gotten two $50 dinner vouchers with pass the line early entry, so we had at least $100.00 to spend on dinner. That's easy to do if you have a few drinks too. I had the Voodoo sprimp appetizer, then shrimp and grits for an entree. Both were great. My wife had a wedge salad then the NewYork Stip steak for an entree. She was disappointed in the steak. She said it was full of gristle. I think over all HOB is great. Our server was excellent and very attentive. Although the steak was sub par this go around, we will continue to go here.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 2 days ago

Hey there- Thanks so much for dining in our Restaurant & Bar before the show! We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us, and we will share it with our team as well. We look forward to having you back here! Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was all fantastic from beginning to close! We started with our mix drinks then proceeded to order an app then later our Entre. It was all smooth experience.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 2 days ago

Hello- Thanks so much for your review- we appreciate the feedback! Please come back and visit us again in the near future, Team HOB

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Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pre-Valentines Day Event

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there- Thanks for stopping by our House! We hope you had a great Valentines Day. Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A bit overrated. Ordered the brisket and more fatty than enjoyable.

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

Hello, Thank you for visiting House of Blues Restaurant and Bar, and providing us with feedback regarding your visit. We'd like the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit, as we want to ensure it's a five star one. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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JC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I usually enjoy my visit to House of Blues but this past Monday service was horrible and it wasn’t the bar tenders fought! There were no service personnel in sight and the two hostesses basically ignored us. It took almost 50 minute for food to come and me person in our party changed his order to go because we only had an hour for lunch but had been there an hour and twenty minutes.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hello there, Joel- Thank you for visiting House of Blues Restaurant and Bar, and providing us with feedback regarding your visit. We'd like the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit, as we want to ensure it's a five star one. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great service from the host, to the manager, to the waiter. Food was fine. Music was nice but we just came for dinner so it was louder than anticipated.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello- Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us. Sunday nights, we do not have live music. We hope to see you again next time! Team HOB

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A good place to eat if you're going to a show at the House of Blues. A little expensive otherwise.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi there, Alex- Thank you for your review, and providing us with your feedback. We hope to welcome you back for your next visit. Team HOB

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Made a reservation but was able to get in early.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi, Linda- Thank you for visiting our House! We are glad you enjoyed your night here- please come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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CA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was not as packed as I had thought, which was a good thing. The noise level wasn't high, nor was it too low. I liked the atmosphere and the food was delicious! Overall, it was a good place to go eat.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello Catherine- Thanks so much for the stars! We are glad you had a great time here. See you next time! Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and the music was good. The service needs improvement.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi there- Thanks for visiting House of Blues Restaurant and Bar, and sharing your feedback with us regarding your visit. We'd like the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit, as our goal is to always provide stellar service to our guests. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday nite party of six, stayed to see the show. Great food and outstanding entertainment.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi there- Thanks so much for visiting House of Blues, and for the review. Please come back and see us again soon! Team HOB

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to see the Houston Jazz Orchestra

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hello there- Thanks for stopping by House of Blues Houston. The Houston Jazz Orchestra is phenomenal- we hope to see you again next time! Team HOB

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G
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very convenient to grab a bite before a concert. Very convenient to grab a bite before a concert.

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

Hello, Thank you for visiting our restaurant before your concert experience. We hope to see you soon for more great food and music! Team HOB

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B
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had dinner prior to a show. Juicy Lucy with no bun. Awesome. It came with fries I didn’t touch. Forgot to ask for a Keto substitute. Had a guy playing great classic rock on an acoustic. He had a great voice and made for great entertainment. We had a couple of good bourbon drinks. Got to the show and upstairs they had only one bourbon choice. I’ll Have plenty of drinks at the restaurant next time and just dance during the show.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi there- Thank you for visiting House of Blues Houston, and for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad you had an enjoyable experience- please come back for more fun times soon! Team HOB

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MR
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the live music was good. The price was what i expected

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Mark- Thank you for the review! We look forward to welcoming you back to our House again soon. Team HOB

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DJ
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate dinner before going to see Eric Johnson - it was an amazing night!!!

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

Hello, Thank you for visiting our restaurant before your concert experience. We hope to see you soon for more great food and music! Team HOB

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PA
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good atmosphere. Great live music. Not impressed with the food though. Was tasty, just fairly expensive for what was given. The Cobb salad was comically small - so small in fact that everyone at the table giggled and the waitress asked if we wanted more lettuce. Not sure it is worth going back.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 31, 2020

Hi there- Thanks for visiting House of Blues Restaurant and Bar, and sharing your feedback with us regarding your visit. We'd like the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit, as our goal is to always provide stellar service to our guests. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with live music.

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

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

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CS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to eat before attending a concert upstairs and I’m glad we used Open Table to make the reservation because not long after we sat down the place began to fill up. Overall there was nothing to complain about from the service to the food or the live guitar player that was playing during dinner.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 25, 2020

Hi, Chad- Thanks so much for the kind words in your review! We are happy to learn that you had a great experience, and hope to welcome you back to our House again soon! Team HOB

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MV
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

i thoughjt i ordered a bacon cheeseburger. instead i was given some odd concoction which i could only handle 3 bites of. it was terrible, very bad. server asked to take it away never suggested he'd comp me. paid for the worst food ever and my being polite shoulda been met with 'oh, i'm sorry you thought you ordered one thing and i ordered another. let me comp you.' no, he just asked to take it away.

my time ran out, there was not time for another meal as i had to leave for the meet and greet...

not pleased. i still woulda tipped on the original meal, his tip wouldn't have suffered. but really, if the customer clearly only can tolerate three bites, then the restaurant should step up to make things right and keep trying until the customer is made whole...

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 25, 2020

Hi there, Michael- Thanks for visiting House of Blues Houston, and sharing your feedback with us regarding your visit. We'd like the opportunity to learn more about your experience and see how we can improve your next visit, as our goal is to always provide stellar service to our guests. We hope to speak with you soon! Team HOB

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KM
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I will go back to House of Blue but will do some research on other entertainment options. Our party had dinner during open mike night where anyone who wanted to perform was allowed. None of the entertainment was bad, but I would like to see what else they have to offer. The only downside to the evening was the lackluster service. The bartender noticed us waiting for several minutes at the host/hostess stand and greeted and seated us. The overall service was about the same limited attention. Not sure if our waiter had too many tables as it was a slow night and the Rockets were not playing. Hope for better service next time as all four of us enjoyed our meals.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hello Ken, Thanks for visiting House of Blues Houston, and sharing your feedback with us from open mic night. 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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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great place lay back

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Houston
Responded on January 22, 2020

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 on January 18, 2020
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 on January 22, 2020

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 on January 18, 2020
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 on January 22, 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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JC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
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 on January 22, 2020

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
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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 on January 22, 2020

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 on January 16, 2020

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 on January 22, 2020

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
42 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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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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