Located in the heart Downtown Disney, the House of Blues is a popular spot for both residents and visitors. From voodoo-inspired artwork to bottle-top ... More
House of Blues
Located in the heart Downtown Disney, the House of Blues is a popular spot for both residents and visitors. From voodoo-inspired artwork to bottle-top lampshades and the rustic, woodsy environment, you will find as much to feed your eyes as your stomach. But don not let your peepers have all the fun. From authentic shrimp po-boy sandwiches to a slab of Rosemary cornbread served with maple syrup butter big enough to feed a whole colony of starving artists, the House of Blues delivers a feast for both stomach and soul.
I love the eclectic atmosphere and the food was absoulutely among the very best I have ever had! The steaks, ribs, chops, and fish are just delicious! Furthermore, it's not as expensive as comparable restaurants, especially given the location.
I have been to the House of Blues on a few occations for different concerns. It's a great venue to see someone live. It is a place to allow the concert-goer to get into the groove of the show and to have a good time. The atmosphere has a rustic feel. The House of Blues in Orlando is 2 story. The ground floor is usually packed so it's nice to go to the balcony for a less hectic feeling. Both the ground floor and balcony have bars that serve drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) along with food. The bar does close when the main act begins their show.
Security is very tight at these shows. There are guards practically on every corner and they keep the crowd from getting to out of control....which happens on a rare occation.
Overall, the House of Blues is a great venue to see up and coming artists, comics, and larger named groups. I would recommend checking out a show if you are in the area.
We went to the restaurant for dinner before catching a show and it was a big disappointment. The food was mediocre and way over-priced. I ordered the voodoo shrimp that everyone raves about. I paid $10 for six small shrimp and two pieces of cornbread that were just so-so. Also buyer beware - they are looking for every opportunity to make money off of you. I ordered a margarita on the rocks and found out when I received my bill that the waiter had decided to give me the most expensive one at $8.50 when I wanted a house margarita. The atmospehere is nice with all the wall art, but once again you almost feel like you are at a used car lot with them trying to sell you something at every turn. For example, you would expect to hear music playing in the background, but all you get are tv monitors with advertisements for upcoming concerts and snipits of songs. So my advice is to skip this tourist trap and find a local place that is more reasonable and taste a whole lot better.
One of the best meals my husband and I have had! The Voodoo Shrimp is amazing!! My spice-loving husband thoroughly enjoyed his gumbo. And my steak with the bourbon peppercorn sauce was out of this world!!! The atmosphere is super-funky -- cool artwork everywhere. The only thing is that when you waiter says, "would you like some cornbread while you're waiting?" is to know that it's not free -- it's $7! Oh well, learned our lesson. :)
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