House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego

4.3
673 Reviews
$30 and under
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Discover authentic Southern-dining at House of Blues Restaurant and Bar. From the family style dishes and craft cocktails to the best in live music and folk art, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar delivers an unforgettable experience.
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SueL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to eat before a show. Good service, good food, fun atmosphere.

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Amanda
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was not good at all. I was excited to eat there. Have to be honest I didnt eat it and it was really expensive. Service was super slow and they had plenty of staff. It was a bummer. I wish they would have offered us a discount on food , as I left entire plate and told the waitress. My husband and I are typically easy to please. This really was ashame.

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GeorgeG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server, and they took it upon themselves to move us to an area that wouldn't be as noisy as where they originally wee going to seat us. We could hear each other, so we had good conversation over good food. A very nice evening.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from Ryan. He made our evening.

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LeahC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

First time back since COVID. They had just opened this week. We knew we might be in trouble when the hostess began with an apology before she even seated us. Our food was decent, other dishes that came out looked good. We did not wait a terribly long time for food. Seems like the kitchen was in order. BUT the service was about rock-bottom. They were trying hard, but clearly nobody had any experience serving. We ordered 2 identical drinks, received one. Had to ask twice and eventually go to the bar for the second one. The bar was completely backed up with drinks lining the counter. Our server (one of two that kept coming by to see what we were still waiting for) delivered our appetizer (cold) and one main dish together. She left and didn't come back. We had no utensils. We flagged down a random employee and asked for utensils. She never did bring us any water (which we asked for). My partner ate the appetizer while I ate my main course so it wouldn't get cold. Finally we got our server's attention and told her we never got our second main dish. Meanwhile, 2 servers were working our area and delivering the wrong drinks to the wrong tables. Other customers were annoyed because they couldn't get their check. The manager came out to converse with several tables about issues. CONCLUSION: It was mass chaos. The food was OK. Salmon was over cooked, drinks weak. Lots of apologies and running around in confusion. I hope they get it together soon. I would give them a month and try again.

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AlanS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This was a terrible experience, from start to finish. We waited almost 15 minutes to get our drink order taken and over an hour to get our food.
I think they had one server for the entire restaurant.
The food was alright, but by the time it arrived the experience was ruined.
I do not recommend.

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codyjat
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan is the best server ever... food was amazing and reasonably priced.

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vipPierpaoloC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good place, with a beautiful atmosphere. live music and good american food.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed all that our Restaurant & Bar has to offer!

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vipLarry
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Nice waitress. Great beer. Giant bread pudding. Would go back. Wish there had been live music while we were there but that’s ok.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for the awesome review! For your next visit, feel free to check out our event calendar on the House of Blues San Diego website to see when we will be having live music on the Salvation Stage. Cheers!

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AndahlynT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I attended the country brunch and it was so cute. I went with my girl friend from work and we had so much fun. The service was awesome and we were up close and personal with the band. I got to meet them and even met a few regulars that go to that event often. I would recommend for anyone of any age.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for the awesome review! So glad you enjoyed our brunch menu and the live country music offered at Country Brunch Live!

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AmberC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Perfect dinner option!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi Amber, Thank you for the 5-star review! So glad you enjoyed your experience in our Restaurant & Bar!

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JTST
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was superb and happy hour was a great value. Our dinners were just okay - I would not order the cobb salad again as it was basically lettuce with some bacon bits and eggs, but my husband's cajun pasta had good flavor. Also, the Pass the Line was a great selling point.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience in our Restaurant & Bar and took advantage of our Pass The Line offer!

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Rick
San Diego
84 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Just OK. Nothing special as far as a Brunch menu is concerned. Huge need for the menu to be reworked. The music for Brunch was outstanding and we would return just for the music and "Bottomless Bloody Marys"

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi Rick, Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fun time. Food was okay. Took forever to order entrees. Other than that it was fun

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21acidicshots
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nachos were delicious! The service was great!

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WilliamS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner. Everyone was super friendly. Hostess was great. Samantha our sever was excellent and we tipped her well. Our dinner was well prepared, presented well and tasted great. My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary and Black Label Society. Will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to take my wife to the legendary HOB -San Diego for the experience. I was there last in 2011 or 2012 to see Hollywood Undead play.
This time I got to actually sit down and enjoy the experience. The nachos were worth it!

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PeterandNinaW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Had chicken tacos, champagne salad with pecans, and a side of brussel sprouts. The sprouts were o die for and paired great with the salad. Too bad we didn't have an interesting glass of white wine with it like a Gewurtzaminer.

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vipJaneH
San Diego
109 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their entrees which included jambalaya, shrimp 'n grits, baby back ribs, and the shrimp and crab risotto. The service was excellent. The other two couples hadn't been there before and said that they would like to come again.

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WorkingGal
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fun on Fat Tuesday. Loud because of live band. Food and drinks were okay. Overall decent place for Happy Hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food, drinks, and entertainment.... I will most definitely return!!!!

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VitorC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The meet is really dry and not really good. Although the service and music are fine.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

great place, good food and fantastic music, all you need for a perfect evening

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Michael, Thanks for the awesome review! We hope to see you back here soon!

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CarlosR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go times, great venue, service & food recommend to al locals from San Diego and visitors

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CeeGee
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty southern style food. Service was great. Prices were moderate.

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TeresaL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate first and then saw a comedy show. The food was absolutely delicious! The venue was excellent the door guys were helpful and the show was amazing! We had a wonderful time from start to finish!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi there, we are so glad you had a great time at our venue. We hope to see you back here soon!

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JohnnyK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our hostess greeted us and asked us if this was our first visit and was extremely helpful in explaining how dinner before the show worked. Our server Gabby was just awesome and did not rush us. Her food recommendations were spot on perfect. The meals were great. No hesitation to go back next time we're in San Diego.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Johnny, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Can't wait to have you back next time you are in town!

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vipLindaP
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time. Would definitely return and have already recommended to friends. The Country brunch was great.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on February 21, 2020

Awesome! Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We love Country Brunch Live too!

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vipClausR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Good way better than what we had expected. Our server was nice and friendly, however the hostess was clueless.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear the server was great, but we will follow up with the host staff who worked that day for sure. Hope to see you again soon!

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EvaMarie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Valentine's Day before a concert at the House of Blues. We were seated on time and everything was served in a timely fashion. We had the Salmon, Mac and Cheese with Chicken and the Shrimp Po Boy. All of us said the food was really good. Drinks were great too.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! Glad to hear you had a great visit with us, especially on Valentine's Day. Come back again soon!

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vipJimJ
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a fun atmosphere. Our waiter was exceptional and even though the night was very busy he met our every need in a timely manner.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on February 24, 2020

That's so great to hear that you had fun in here and were well taken care of. Can't wait to have you back!

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DeborahH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was very dissapointed that they took the item I like to order off the menue.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego
Responded on February 21, 2020

We're so sorry we took off one of your favorite meals! We try to keep the menu fresh and not dull, so we may bring back old favorites, or you may find a new one! Hope to see you back soon!

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Stclare
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The waitress got all three orders wrong. We were in a rush so we didn’t have much time to get it fixed. What we ended up eating was alright but the experience would have been better if we had got what we wanted.

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Mtnez
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THEIR FOOD IS DELICIOUS AND DRINKS ARE EXCELLENT!!!!

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IlianaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience, will definitely come back again.

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

Hey There! Thank you so much for the awesome review. We have an upgraded menu coming out February 10th and can't wait for you to come back and try it. Thank you! Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience atmosphere people really friendly and helpful

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

Hi There! Thank you for the rad review. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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CrisS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to country brunch. Loved it. The singer has a beautiful voice. Victor our server great smile wonderful service. Can’t wait to go back. The food was so delicious we had the brisket hash the flavor was mouth watering loved the Smokey taste. Definitely recommending it to all my friends.

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

Hey Chris! Thank you for joining us for Country Brunch Live! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed Victor as much as we do! Thank you for recommending the brisket hash as well! We're pleased to hear you had a good experience with us and hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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PhilY
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely return next time we are in San Diego the country brunch / live entertainment with Kimmi Bitter was outstanding love the music

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

Hey Phil, Thank you for leaving us a good review! We're so glad you had the chance to check out Country Brunch Live while you were in town. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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TheresaG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Although the noise level was high we were looking for a party experience. The food was incredible. Highly recommend the brisket and the bread pudding but even the fries were exceptional.

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

Hey! Thank you for the awesome review. Depending on the band, it can get a little loud sometimes but we're so glad you enjoyed your overall experience. The brisket and bread pudding are some of our favorites! Can't wait to see you again soon! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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CindyG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Southern Salad with Flatiron Steak added and my date had the Jumbalaya. Both were awesome, but our waitress was even better. She made us both glad that we chose to eat at The House of Blues before the concert that night. It was a perfect date night.

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

Hey Cindy! Thank you for leaving us such a good review. We're really glad you enjoyed the service and the food. Can't wait to see you again! Thank you, Alyssa Herek | Restaurant Supervisor

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