If good music and sourthern style cookin’ sound like your idea of a perfect afternoon or evening, then head on over to House of Blues, a dining and entertainment experience at Disney Springs.
House of Blues features 2 distinct areas: the concert venue where you can see a show and the Crossroads where you can enjoy a sit down meal or a drink in a relaxing atmosphere. While children are welcome, this is a more mature venue where you’re likely to find adults who want to escape the madness of the theme parks for a couple hours.
About the House of Blues
Celebrate the history of southern cultures, especially African American contributions to popular art and music at this place. Featuring rural sourthern music like blues, R&B, gospel, rock ‘n roll, and jazz, House of Blues locations across the country attract performers (some well known, others less so) from all over to share the music of the south in a bayou inspired juke joint atmosphere. Dimly lit but warm and welcoming, you’re sure to feel some southern hospitality here.
On the menu, expect to find lots of southern soul food for lunch and dinner every day of the week (service from 11am-midnight). On Sundays, you can even enjoy The Sunday Gospel Brunch which features an all you can eat buffet of southern dishes paired with a joyous celebration of music from top gospel groups!
It is open from 11:30am every day and closes at 10pm Sunday-Thursday, but stays open until 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Located at Downtown Disney’s West Side, look for it near Cirque du Soleil Theatre.
Lunch and Dinner
You’ll find southern fare at moderate prices ($5-14 for an appetizer, $15-30 for an entrée, and desserts for about $5). If you visit during Happy Hour from 3-5pm seven days a week, you can get half price appetizers and some of the most reasonably priced alcoholic beverages at Walt Disney World starting from $3.
Cornbread with Maple Butter, Crossraods Quesadilla, Clicken Wings, Pulled Pork Sliders, Aaron’s Meatball Sliders.
Citrus Marinated Steak Salad, Cobb Salad, Caesar Salad, House of Blues Salad
Shrimp and Grits, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Applewood Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Chile Braised Short Ribs, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Jambalaya St. Louis Ribs
French Dip, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Classic Club, Southwest Chicken Sandwich Signature
Smoked BBQ Bacon, Wild Mushroom, Juicy Lucy, Island Turkey Burger
Mac and Cheese, Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries, Seasonal Vegetables, Drunken Beans, Cole Slaw, Red Rose Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread
Bourbon Bread Pudding, Key Lime Pie, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken Tenders, Mini Cheeseburgers, Grilled Cheese, Hot Dog, Mac and Cheese
The Gospel Brunch
Each Sunday offers praise, thanksgiving, gospel performances, and an all-you-can-eat feast for only $33.50 per adult, and $17.25 per child.
Menu Items vary, but may include:
Made to Order Omelet Station, Fresh Pastries, Croissants, Muffins, Cinnamon Buns, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Buttermilk Biscuits with Country Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Homemade Waffles, Bacon Strips & Sausage Links, Cheese Grits, Carving Station featuring Honey Baked Ham & Whole Roast Top Round of Beef, Cooked Chilled Prawns with Cocktail Sauce, Broccoli Salad with Crispy Bacon, Potato Salad, Field Greens with Spiced Pecans, Blue Cheese Crumbles and Tomato Shallot Vinagrette, Creole Potatoes and Aparagus Salad, Caesar Salad, Cornmeal Crusted Catfish, Macaroni & Cheese, BBQ Chicken, Creole Chicken Jambalaya, Cornbread, Delta Red Beans and Rice, Roasted Potatoes, Turnip Greens, Apple Cobbler, White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding, Key Lime Pie, Pecan Squares, Cheesecake, Chocolate Walnut Brownies.
In 1992, House of Blues was founded by Issac Tigrett (co-founder of the Hardrock Café) and Dan Aykroyd, and now there are 13 locations in the US. In 2006, the chain was acquired by Live Nation.
In 1997, House of Blue opened at Disney Springs. It has become a recognizable landmark at Disney Springs due to the famous water tower which stands over 100 ft tall. Inside, guests will find the artwork of Mr. Imagination, a “Crazy Quilt” and, just like all House of Blues locations, there is a metal box filled with Delta Mississippi Mud underneath it’s stage.
Advanced ticket purchases for the concert venue are definately recommended, as are Advanced Dining Reservations for the Sunday Gospel Brunch. But you can stop in at any time for lunch or dinner without too much of a wait (in peak season if you’re set on dining here, an ADR isn’t a bad idea).
Disney Dining Plan
You can dine at Crossroads at House of Blues for 1 table service Credit on the Disney Dining Plan. Depending on what you order, this could be a good way to spend those credits!
Lots of people have enjoyed their experiences at House of Blues, see some real life reviews of this Disney Springs Restaurant below!
Dad’s Bottom Line
If you like the blues, this is the place for you. The Sunday Morning Gospel Brunch is a big draw. Make your reservations early and often.