We’re fans of House of Blues just for the incredible collection of folk art – we visit just to enjoy the fantastic paintings. When we headed back last week, we found some new menu items – and tweaks to old favorites.
If you loved the HOB shrimp and grits, the new version is just as delicious, but now the grits are fried in a crispy cake, smothered in a chipotle garlic cream sauce with six pan-seared shrimp. If you’re trying to behave, the new grilled flatbreads are a winner: they grill the dough then finish it in the pizza oven. The simple basil pesto and tomato was our favorite.
Cornbread is back minus the rosemary, jambalaya returns without shrimp, but with a hefty serving of chicken and spicy Andouille sausage. The diverse menu runs the gamut from lobster mac & cheese to street tacos and generous salads, but we have to say that the new Juicy Lucy burger topped our list of favorites. The Angus beef was stuffed with cheese and Applewood bacon, then topped with crispy pickled jalapeños and chipotle mayo. We split it three ways.
The wine list is all new, and you’ll find 15 beers plus local micro brews and a full bar. When you’re really hungry, end with an order of bourbon bread pudding, now served with a splash of bourbon, or the new molten chocolate cake – then stroll Downtown Disney end to end to burn those calories.
I ate at the Houston HoB last night before a concert.
I was sad that they dropped the Voodoo Shrimp from the menu but the new Shrimp & Grits is a nice replacement. Loved it!
The Lobster Mac & Cheese is really good too although I think the cheese sauce needs a bit of the lobster flavor infused into it.
I had the Street Tacos when I was there in December and it was amazing. Living only an hour away from Disney World I’ll be back again.
We are interested in visiting House of Blues on our next trip. Is the Gospel Brunch available to pay for using the Disney Dining Plan, or must one pay out-of-pocket?
I hate the fact that they eliminated shrimp from the Jambalaya — I have made it a point to eat at House of Blues every time I visit Disney World & my favorite dish by far was the Jambalaya with a wedge of rosemary cornbread. I’ll be interested to see if this new recipe is even close in taste to the old one since I thought the original Jambalaya was as good or better than any I’ve had in NOLA, which is my second home.
The new jambalaya sounds delish!! I’ll be sorry if white chocolate bread pudding is gone, though — what a lovely dessert that was! Thanks for the updates, Pam!
We just ate at House of Blues for the first time in January 2012. My fiance and I had the best meals ever! He had the Jambalaya and the Molten Chocolate Cake. I had the Island Turkey Burger with Sweet Potato Fries and Key Lime Cheesecake (easily the best burger I have EVER had). We will be back! PS: The cornbread is also phenomenal! Glad to see this restaurant is getting some attention 🙂
I for one am very sad that they changed to this menu. I liked the old menu much better. The jambalaya was better and I was not a fan of this shrimp & grits recipe at all. My favorite catfish nuggets are gone as well. BAD MOVE in my opinion.
Those pizzas look so yummy!!!