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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Chicago

#225 of 7,613 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654-2681 (Wacker)
+1 312-923-2000
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Loyal, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The house of blues is very easy to find in downtown Chicago. The venue is pretty small but it made the show feel more intimate. After we got inside the music Hall a waitress came up and asked if we wanted a table. At least I believe that is what she asked us. She said it was $25 for one... More 

Thank Kristen S
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It sounded like a great idea......Sunday Brunch and Gospel Music......but it disappointed. Timing and direction was a problem.The programme was unclear. There were queues at various serving places but the overall sequence was unclear. When the gospel singing started it was all about the main performer who dominated. The young choir was very energetic but the tunes and songs were... More 

Thank Barry O
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ribs were dry, food was average. Music was great but my view of stage was blocked by a pillar. Still, could hear the music well. Dislike restaurants that have a washroom attendant, as they are unnecessary. However, House of Blues has one.

Thank SMFToronto_Canada
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp and Grits were delicious! They had a good amount of heat and the grits were a bit crispy. We got a table with a good view of the stage and the music was not to loud.

Thank Krystals007
Bogota, Colombia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regular food you will find in a quick service restaurant. Nothing special and the service was plain and cold.

Thank Camilo P
Jade I, Manager at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Camilo, Thanks for the review. We're so sorry to read that our Restaurant did not exceed your expectations, and would like to discuss this further with you. I'll message you now to get your best contact information and our Restaurant Director will reach out. Thanks! Jade Marketing and Promotions Manager More 

Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Some interesting menu items, but not a huge selection. French fries weren't worth getting as a side dish though.

Thank TrevorR1982
Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had lunch here. Good selection, burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads... Good cocktails. Advantage was we were staying at the Hotel Chicago and could charge to our room. Had the Pulled Pork sandwich. Good quantity of meat. Sauce was not very tangy. Service was very good.

Thank tcwidder
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had lunch here and it was really good. Much better than I expected. I had the Jalapeno cornbread which was amazing and the Schnitzel which was okay. Prices were reasonable for downtown Chicago.

Thank Amsta
Munich, Germany
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383 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had no reservation but we were seated anyway on the side by a very friendly waitress. They had a guitar player not singing though 'blues' though. Known american pop songs sung in his own style from like the 50's-60's. It was ok. The inside was decorated different...little funny. I could not rate it anymore because it was..okay only. Nothing...WOW.... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Came on an off time so the place was pretty empty, but atmosphere was great, food was great and service was excellent.

Thank isumike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654-2681
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-923-2000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?