House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cooking. The menu includes iconic dishes such as New Orleans jambalaya, gumbo, Lowcountry shrimp and 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, and salads. The House of Blues bar is dedicated to showcasing a unique blend of classic and contemporary specialty cocktails, spirits and craft beer.

Every Saturday and Sunday at 10am in House of Blues Restaurant & Bar is Country Brunch Live, a food and music celebration featuring live country music and made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired brunch menu. Country Brunch Live is a multi-sensory experience of food & music that will kick-start folks weekend vibes, and sets the stage, spotlighting a lineup of country artists performing top country favorites!

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Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch on Saturday was so good. I had the chicken buiscut and gravy. My husband had the southern French toast. I had to eat some of both. We sat outdoors and could still enjoy the live band that was played inside. I would go back again.

SG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us converged on the restaurant from different directions for dinner before going to a concert at the attached venue. There was great live music in the bar area to enjoy. We shared the family style fried chicken dinner along with some brisket nachos. Plenty of food, good tasting, drinks were good too. Servers were friendly and attentive. All in all an excellent choice!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Steven! Thank you for the great detailed review! We're so glad you enjoyed the live music and food in our restaurant before the show in our Music Hall! Next time ask about our pass the line incentive that we offer on a show to show basis. We hope to see you soon! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very nice. The new waitress from Boston was very friendly and efficient! Food was very good! Will definitely come back!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Mark! Thank you for the awesome review. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service and the food. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This my and my fiancé’s first time visiting the HoB and we specifically came for the country brunch. We had a wonderful time listening to the live music and the food was delicious. We had a great server, Ashley, who took great care of us while we were there. We will definitely be coming back for the country brunch and will be brining our friends with us.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Chris, Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed Country Brunch Live, and we can't wait to see you back here soon!

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AC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Ambient and host were great! The skip the line to a concert is a very good idea!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Angela, Thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and the ambiance at our Restaurant & Bar. It is great you were able to take advantage of our Pass The Line option as well. We hope to see you back here soon!

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EE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is excellent. Will most definitely be returning. Friendly Staff.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Erika, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Join us back here for Happy Hour on Tuesday-Sunday from 4-6pm!

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S
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Cool ambiance! Great for before and after a show

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hey Steve! Thank you so much for the rad review. Check out our Pass the Line incentive for eating before the show and our new late night happy hour on the weekend's after shows! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Had impossible burgers, definitely on the overcooked side but flavorful AF

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hey there! We're glad you enjoyed the flavor of the impossible burger but apologize that they were a little overcooked. An impossible burger is definitely more enjoyable when it is cooked right. We hope you give us another shot as we continue to learn from guest's experiences. Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talent and service were spectacular. Highly recommend this joint. Almost as good as Dubh Linn Comedy club in Duluth Minnesota.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on October 4, 2019

Hi Mike! Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you back here soon!

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Better than my last experience in the same restaurant. Ruby was a great server. Food was good but not outstanding. Totally bummed that I forgot to mention that I had 25% off my meal since I purchased concert tickets :-(

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on October 4, 2019

Hi Mike, thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had a better experience with us. We will continue to improve for the future!

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T
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service. Reservation ready when we arrived which was great

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hey Tina, thanks for leaving a review! Great to hear that you had good service and that we were able to seat you right away. We hope to see you soon! Brisa Heth | Restaurant Supervisor

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RN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bread pudding ever!
Our server “CC” was awesome.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're glad had a great experience with CC, she is awesome! The bread pudding is definitely a hit, we actually have a delicious brunch menu item made with it, called Bourbon French Toast. It has some added goodies on top including white chocolate, blazed banana, and salted caramel. Come check it out at Country Brunch Live on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Key Lime pie.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hey John! Thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed our signature Key Lime Pie! Next time you should try it with a scoop of ice cream. Can't wait too see you again! Cheers! Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Superviso

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Outstanding service. Keeps us coming back!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we are so happy you enjoyed our food and the service. We hope to serve you again soon! Brisa Heth | Restaurant Supervisor

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P
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great girls Sunday brunch there will be back again

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Country Brunch Live. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming brunches or events here soon! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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O
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a mixed experience that was overall positive. We showed up at 7pm and immediately told the waitress that we needed to be finished by 8 so that we could see the show right there at the House of Blues. She told us which entrees were quick and which took longer to prepare. We ordered two dinner salads and two mahi burgers. After 30 minutes, the mahi burgers were still not ready. They came at 7:50. We had a couple of bites and left. The waitress was super nice and apologetic. The manager came over and comped the late mahi burgers, which we greatly appreciated. The salads and mahi burgers were high quality and very tasty. The take home message is that we recommend eating at House of Blues, San Diego, but leave yourself more than an hour if you need to make a show there.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on September 22, 2019

Hello, We apologize again about the lateness of the Mahi burgers. It is not our usual practice for food to take so long. We're glad the manager stopped by and helped as much as they could. We hope to see you again soon, and next time, the food will come out much faster. Glad you enjoyed your experience overall though!

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TE
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed country breakfast with live music. Food was greasy and steeped in Southern cooking elements . Maybe a few more basic food options would make this great. Music terrific

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hey Terri, Thank you for joining us for Country Brunch Live! I'm glad you enjoyed the music and we hope you come back and try something else on the menu. We are a made-from-scratch kitchen and offer an a la carte menu so be sure to ask your server about those. Thanks again for your feedback! Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The bread pudding is to die for !!!!
The shrimp appetizer amazing but the gumbo need help !!
We enjoyed it overall

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hey CJ, Thank you for leaving us a positive review! Our Voodoo Shrimp is definitely a House of Blues favorite so we are very glad you enjoyed it. If you liked our bread pudding, check out our new brunch menu which includes Bourbon French Toast, our famous bread pudding served French toast style. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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Estonia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to a concert there so decided to grab dinner there at the same location

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hey! Thank you so much for dining in our restaurant before the concert and leaving us a review! Be sure to check out our web page for more exciting events happening in the future in our restaurant & bar. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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A
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed listening to the band while having brunch, we were disappointed that the menu options were so small. Service was slow to start even though several employees were lingering around. Our waitress seemed to be the one working non stop, we couldn't find her for a long period of time. She was a great waitress but said she was alone, though it wasn’t busy. Food tasted great, had steak (allergic to onions so had to go with fries with steak instead of pre-prepared potatoes 🥴) and friend had shrimp n grits, we enjoyed it and SixString Outlaws playing. Suggestion would be to have more options for food items, employees need to help others out when they are alone, not just stand around and watch them be busy. We’ll be back, hope it’s a little better experience next time.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

For being the first weekend of the Country brunch it was pretty good. The band was great and the menu was good. I think that with a little feedback and a some practice it will get to be quite good (kitchen wise). The band (sickstrings?) was very good. We enjoyed them a lot.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Happy hour ends at 6pm

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Check the live performers board out before going in...was hoping for blues and got 50s swing dancing instead.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hello, We're sorry we didn't have blues on the night you came! We try to offer a variety of live music to attract and keep different genres of music lovers. But yes please! Next time you come, we have a calendar of all of our events on our website! Hope to see you soon!

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GM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Our waitress Ruby was exceptional. High marks to Ruby. I ordered a Cobb salad as a dinner entree. It was only slightly larger than a dinner salad and pricey for the amount of food included. The burgers and the pulled pork sandwich looked good. They were decent portions for the price.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hi Gerald, thanks for stopping in to dine with us! So happy to hear how great Ruby is, we agree! We're excited to see you next time so you can enjoy some more food and music. Brisa Heth | Restaurant Supervisor

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D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our family of four went to HoB for a late night dinner, so the place was very slow in terms of the number of diners. The food was good, although not memorable. Unfortunately, they struggled get one of the orders right. The pulled pork came out with no sauce, no slaw and they gave her fries instead of the corn she ordered. After they brought out the bbq sauces and slaw, we were still waiting on the corn for several minutes.

J
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. Great food and drinks.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hey Jazz! Thank you so much for stopping in for dinner and drinks with us! Glad you enjoyed the service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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HA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If we had found this place earlier in the week we would have eaten there every night! Good food and a lot of it and good music.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on August 1, 2019

Heidi- Thank you so much for the review! We wish you could have eaten here every night too. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Victoria Paccione | Restaurant Supervisor

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DA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

very cool place and service
nice drinks and good music
thanks
a cool way to get ready for the show of moneieur perine

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on July 23, 2019

Damian, Thanks for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Our Pass the Line incentive, that allows guests in the restaurant to enjoy early access to certain shows is an amazing bonus. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Victoria Paccione | Restaurant Supervisor

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W
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Half the group arrived early and they were sat immediately. Of waiter was awesome. Food and drinks were great. I’ve been there a few times before. Always a great time!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Victoria Paccione | Restaurant Supervisor

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r
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Candace was our server and provided one of the most personable and excellent dining experiences ever. She asked about dining preferences, then after some considerations offered suggestions for each course of the meal - appetizer, entree and dessert. All of which were great choices. Definitely recommend the Voodoo Shrimp. It was very tasty and portion size is great for sharing, although you might be tempted to order one for yourself.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on July 17, 2019

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Candace is a wonderful server and a great asset to our team. Please come back soon and visit us for Happy Hour in our restaurant Tuesday-Sunday from 4PM to 6PM! Thanks, Victoria Paccione Restaurant Supervisor

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BE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was amazed at the portion size. The bread pudding was awesome, but could easily be shared with 1 or 2 others. We went a little early, before the music started. So, it was relatively quiet. Ci Ci was a very good server and had good interaction with our table. I recommend this restaurant in the Gaslamp District of San Diego.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on July 16, 2019

Bill, Thank you for your awesome review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Please come back and visit us soon! Thanks, Victoria Paccione Restaurant Supervisor

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Food, Excellent Atmosphere, We used the outdoor dining. Very friendly staff. Will come here again.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on July 9, 2019

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Please come back and visit us soon! Thanks, Victoria Paccione Restaurant Supervisor

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SH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Brisa, was super fun and friendly and since it was our first time we asked about where to go for the show we had tickets to after dinner. Brisa introduced us to Denise and she gave us a tour of the club personally. It was great never had such wonderful service. The food and drinks were delicious, the fries with BBQ brisket on top was crazy good but the bread pudding was so our of this world good we had to order a 2nd one. The sound for the show was awesome, I will be back in 2 weeks for another and dinner and drinks too.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on July 9, 2019

Shaunna, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Denise and Brisa are Rock Stars and we are lucky to have them! We look forward to making your next visit another memorable experience. Thanks! Victoria Paccione

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LT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Order barbecue platter for 4 food was lukewarm and mac and cheese was missing the cheese. Bread pudding was not warm enough to melt the butter on the top and the middle was cold.

MH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We thought it was going to be an American a Band and it was mostly 70's oldies which was fine but the food was horrible. The waitress was wonderful though and they were very fair about us not eating one of the entrees and simply nibbling at the other. In their defense, I am a foodie, and so was not aware this is such a middle of the road fare. But the service and management was as good as it gets.

JT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time prior to and during the concert. Food, drink and music.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on July 7, 2019

Hi John - I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Please come back and visit us soon! Thanks, Victoria Paccione Restaurant Supervisor

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LH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We had a nice evening. The band in the bar was excellent. My wife really enjoyed her flat bread. I got the fried chicken... Not bad, but not epic either. My salad had a twist tie in it... It happens.

JG
Hokuriku Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Jambalaya was very good but a wedge salad served with Romaine, minimal bacon and minimal blue cheese was very disappointing!
Stick with the Southern food?

OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was knowledgable and gave some great info the artwork is really cool and the gift shop had some good souvenirs they have items that help charities which was really neat to learn about and contribute to I have never had a bad experience here the Carolina mess was delicious and the dark knight super tasty loved the apple chunks

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on June 25, 2019

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Parking structure for Procopio's building was advertising for House of Blues but they would not validate and was not associated. Cost me $25 to park downtown.

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