House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Chicago

4.5
1397 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Bar Seating
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers live Blues nightly and 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 near Millennium Park and Magnificent Mile, 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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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

That was really great and the music was also really good.

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r
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic place to get the feel of Chicago Blues. Music that is captivating and food a sumptuous experience. Miami BBQ Chicken Flat Bread is a must try.

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KD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was a fun experience. If you're really into blues, I would recommend another smaller location. The music was fun but not too bluesy.

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JB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great tasting Impossible burger and good selection of beers. Great house band, not too loud for group conversation. Happy customers!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitstaff was very attentive. The food good and great blues performance that evening. We throughly enjoyed ourselves while the kids we upstairs for an all ages show.

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JW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at the house of blues and absolutely loved it!!!! Will be back.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I am not American which may explain why I thought my food was pretty terrible. I thought I had ordered fried steak...( as in no batter) with garlic mash....perhaps a reasonable size scoop on the plate. What I got was a blobby battered mess which for some reason I persevered with but now regret not complaining. The cost was I thought a bit high anyway. We were seated to the side with little view of the stage...so fairly pointless if you were hoping to see the band. The service was polite but average. I liked the fun decor and idea of the venue but the rest was very disappointing. Perhaps having a drink at the bar would be the best option I could recommend.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arriving in Chicago, this was my second time coming here to the House of Blues. It was even better a second time the food was excellent, and the music was terrific. Arguably one of the best restaurants in Chicago I am thinking about coming back to the House of Blues to visit the foundation room.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was great. Artwork was really cool & the music was fantastic. We had a great time. Yummy pulled pork sandwich.

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and ambiance was exceptional. band was superb!

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P
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a great time at HOB! We happened to come in before a concert and heard some great love music while we ate..... incredible ‘

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Cool vibe at HOB! Service is amateur at best, w servers very indifferent about offering any gesture of a welcoming tone. Not a place that values a high level of attention to their guests- observed this across the board on our visit.

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BE
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had great food while listening to great music. The atmosphere was relaxed and we had the best time.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Came there Saturday fir the Dmx show and was seated and waited 20 mins to order. No one was around so we went to the front and complained. The manager quickly took care of it after that yhe service was great. She even comped the first round of drinks. Then we used our coupon for the 2 burgers and the pre show coupon. The waitress was nice and the manager was great. The food was good and the drinks were good. Great service. I would recommend this establishment.

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was overall fantastic. As a first time customer, I highly recommend this place. I think it’s pretty safe to say now that I’ll be booking a table again in the future at House of Blues.

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DB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Music was fantastic. Food tasted fantastic. Everything great. Just really slow service.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place and experience!! I wasn’t even called on stage for my bday!!! Shout out to Cheryl Youngblood! ❤️

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AX
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come from Barcelona (Spain) and our experience at The house of blues was al mazing. We will not forget it and we will recomend it to our friends. Thank you so much for this wonderfull time.

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chesley did a great job! Dinner was excellent. Music was fantastic.

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, friendly staff—especially the hostesses! Great food and very cool place!

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner for a friend prior to a concert and the food was delicious and staff made sure to bring our food out as quickly as possible.

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best! Especially no wait line policy for shows!!!

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KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. The service, the ambiance in the food were outstanding.

We will definitely be coming back!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time. The food was surprisingly good. Service was great with Tony, and the music was fun. House wine was also surprising good. The only negative was a partially blocked view.

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DK
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was excellent. The menu had tons of choices. The Juicy Lucy was delicious. Shrimp Tacos were ok. Music was very good...definately going back.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Location, the service was also great and the ambience was amazing.

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G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I have ordered an hamburger cooked ‘medium’ temperature and got it overdone ‘burned’. The waiter was very nice and professional. The restaurant has Nice atmosfere with great music.

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice Atmosphere, good service, excellent Food, good music and a small fine shop with some merchandise.

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FG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, cocktails are amazing (try the bloody mary), food nice and music great !
A very good moment in Chicago

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M
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Mike Wheeler was great! Food was good, service was great. Had a good evening!

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MG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Menu is varied enough to find something before a show. We received a 25% off coupon in advance, which was a bonus. I had the pulled pork sandwich, which was good, but the fries tasted like they were cooked in the same oil as tortilla chips (more corn flavor than potato). My girlfriend had the BBQ chicken salad, which she said she liked. Did not have dessert, but the bread pudding was recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had dinner prior to a show. Ended up going back there after the show to see some more live music

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night with great food and drinks. Entertaining performance while we enjoyed our appetizers and dinner. Drinks were flowing and delicious. 50/50 April offer was a pleasant surprise and shopping at the HOB store was an awesome place to get music inspired gifts and souvenirs. Looks like we will be back there soon as we have had a great weekend. Thank you

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I went early evening, before the Citizen Cope show upstairs. Plenty of seating. The service was great. The food was delicious. Even made a stop in the gift shop. Loved it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Waiter and friendly staff

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NJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good Food, Nice Atmosphere & Very polite and serviceminded personal.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, awesome music and impeccable service!

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GG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food!!!! Excellent waitress!!!! We will be back next time we are in Chicago!!!

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WB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best brisket I have ever tasted! GO THERE NOW!!!!!!!!

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HP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue. Sound is awesome and the food was tasty

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