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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar San Diego

) #1,296 of 3,977 Restaurants in San Diego €€ - €€€ Cajun & Creole, American,
1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
+1 619-299-2583
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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Cajun & Creole, American, Bar
€€ - €€€
1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good pre-show drinks and food - this time it wasn't as great as the last, but it might just be what we ordered didn't quite hit the spot.

Thank staceyp87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed appetizers and quite a few drinks. Wonderful bar staff. Chrissy was particularly fun. She whipped-up some amazing concoctions. Good background music provided by a DJ. In all, a very fun time.

Thank David M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

They have some of the best food. The macaroni and cheese is the best I've had. The shrimp and grits is my sons favorite and never disappoints. The wait staff are awesome too.

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I was attending a conference at the convention center for several days. One of the sponsors booked out the entire House of Blues for a night for conference attendees. The food was great, and the music was even better. The only downside was that when...More

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Service music and atmosphere was great. Food was good, had ribs, appetizers, coffee BUT the next day I had to stay at my hotel close to "the facilities". I won't go back

Thank T W
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

They have great popcorn shrimp and coleslaw. The rest of the food was not so wonderful. Concert was fabulous, not really a dinner venue. Lynch Mob was a fabulous band. House of blues lighting and sound were spot on! Will definitely go back!!

Thank Joy_babydoll
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

That's about how I'd capture this place in a word. It's definitely not a typical restaurant experience. Not very busy before a show may be a hint about the dining experience. (Other HOB restaurants have gone Dodo.) The place is long and narrow opening onto...More

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
HouseOfBluesSD, Manager at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for taking time to share such detailed feedback. Appreciate you informing would be guests on the ins and outs of the venue. We strive to provide an excellent experience with all of our guests and we'll share your feedback with the team. We...More

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Nostalgic and conveniently located next door to hotel. Food was basic but good. Entertainment was great.

Thank lbleuze
HouseOfBluesSD, Manager at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 28 June 2016

Attracted by the name, and wanted a place to chill out for the evening. Didn't do the band thing that night, Recorded music and some nice Cajun food sufficed. Really enjoyed the casual atmosphere and attentive service by wait staff. Good night, thanks

Thank Rustyute
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Well, when we cam back to San Diego we remembered liking this so much we wanted to go back and try it. Boy what a disappointment!!!! First off it might have been that the atmosphere was terrible this time. Last time we were in a...More

Thank metroman48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-5101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-299-2583
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Our delicious cuisine is a mix of American and international dishes created by our rockin' band of chefs across America. Appetizers to please are the perfect opening act before diving into juicy steaks, tantalizing salads and decadent desserts. Our burgers are even better than scoring a backstage pass. So whether you're in the mood for our tender Applewood Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf or the Shrimp & Grits with its seductive and crispy fried grit cake, there's a little something for every rockstar on this menu. Our menu is bold yet classic and has a contemporary twist that will leave your taste buds singing all the way home.

Closed on Mondays, but open on show nights from 4pm-11pm.
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