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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - San Diego

4.2
370 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.

Located in the Gaslamp District near Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, International, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
*Open on show nights 4pm-10pm. Check out houseofblues.com/sandiego for show calendar.

Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm*

*Only in Salvation Alley
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Phone number
(619) 525-1966
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What 370 People Are Saying
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

This is our second time dining at HOB before a show, and we’ve always had a great experience! The food is delicious! Great selection of Southern eats, fantastic service and cozy and casual atmosphere. Reasonable prices for a quality dinner. Love the bluesy background music, and decor!
Enjoying dinner before a show is really a treat here:)

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vipDavidD (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

This was likely the worst dining experience I ever had. First of all, everything is so spicy here that even the water was sharp. We asked clearly in advance if we could have food with no pepper or sharp spices - and went so far as to order a plain grilled chicken sandwich as a stand-by. It came topped with inedible, spicy coleslaw and pickle slices that nearly killed my wife they were so sharp (she couldn’t stop choking for five minutes.) The beans had a kick, the meat had a kick, basically everything had a kick. OK, maybe that’s your thing, but we asked in advance if we could get the food without the spice and were assured that we could. Then, we sat with soft drinks empty for most of the meal as the server was flirting with one of the other customers. In addition, there was a live musician that we got to listen to at the same time the restaurant was playing recorded music over its PA – a real cacophony preventing relaxing dining. Then, when they finally turned-off the recorded music the musician took more time tuning guitars and chatting up who he was flirting with than playing any music. To top the night off, our server brought over a very hot dessert plate and handed it to us without warning – so our souvenirs from the evening were heartburn, headaches and a burnt palm. All this at double what we should have paid (even with a discount.) AVOID THIS DUMP – TOURIST TRAP!

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Monty36 
5.0
Dined on December 11, 2017

We really enjoyed the entire experience. Great food and service! The show was fantastic! Great venue and environment.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 11, 2017

The food was great we had chicken and shrimp pasta The Shrimp Po Boy and the sliced smoked brisket. The servers were very attentive and the cocktails were very good.

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kd6wft (Hawaii)
5.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Our server, the kitchen and bar staff combined to make this one of the best dining experiences we have had at the several House of Blues that we have dined.

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vipBreeze (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on November 25, 2017

I've always enjoyed HOB because of the atmosphere and vibe, but not necessarily the food. But I had one of the best meals Saturday night. I ordered the grilled salmon (sans the blackening). It came with a tomato and cucumber salad that was interesting and delicious. Loved it!

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Beckyg (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

Had a great dinner before the show. Waitress was friendly and the environment was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

First time going place was real nice and service excellent

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

HOB was great! The food was awesome and we saw an awesome show downstairs!

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Traveler 
2.0
Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a reservation so we got in right away (it was also before the evening rush). Greeter/host was very friendly and professional. Decor was great, fun atmosphere.

Moderate wait for the food. Food was ok, but honestly nothing special, especially for the price. Server checked on us once during the meal and didn't refill our drinks until we were about to leave; a man who I assume was the manager checked on us more than the server did.

Daughter found a long hair in her food and our meal essentially stopped right then. We were not charged for daughter's meal, and were given an additional discount, so props to the manager.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, International, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
*Open on show nights 4pm-10pm. Check out houseofblues.com/sandiego for show calendar.

Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm*

*Only in Salvation Alley
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Cross street
Broadway
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(619) 525-1966
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Entertainment
LIVE MUSIC ON THE SALVATION STAGE (All Ages - No Cover)
Enjoy a cocktail at our Salvation Alley Bar and groove to one of the many rock or blues bands booked Tuesday– Saturday on the SALVATION Stage. Check out our website for the full show lineup.
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Trolley: Blue and Orange lines, 5th Ave.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Planning a truly unique party, event or meeting? Let the premier special events team at House of Blues design an event to meet your needs. Whether you're in the mood to catch one of their great live acts; enjoy dinner with friends, or host a private event, House of Blues has clearly made it their goal to soothe the soul.

Call Erin Sawyer for more information: 619-525-1932

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