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Hard Rock Cafe

315 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103 (Midtown)
901 529 0007
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Ranked #8 of 57 nightlife in Memphis
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: As artist Billy Swan sang, "Memphis Rocks!" Located in the cotton-trading capital of the Delta, Memphis virtually invented blues, soul and rock 'n'... more » Owner description: As artist Billy Swan sang, "Memphis Rocks!" Located in the cotton-trading capital of the Delta, Memphis virtually invented blues, soul and rock 'n' roll. Once well-known for heavy gambling, voodoo, murder and prostitution, Memphis is just a hard-rocking place where you can get great food and hear hot tunes. Home to both Sun Records and Stax Records, this city has always been foremost in finding talent, and the rollicking live music scene is still kicking hard today. Maybe that's why Memphis is mentioned in more songs than just about any other city. So if you're out "Walking In Memphis" on the "Memphis Streets" and you get yourself a mean case of the "Walkin' Blues," just do the electric slide or "Memphis Boogie" right on into the Hard Rock Cafe Memphis and let us ease you into "Memphis Bliss." Our historic building, set on boogie street Beale, has done time as a recording studio and a saloon - the perfect combination for an electrifying menu that'll make you stomp and shout. Memphis was also Elvis's home, and the only place he ever felt he belonged. So come on down, y'all, for a taste of Southern hospitality and "Good Rockin' Tonight," 'cause you're bound to soon feel the exact same way. And while Elvis may have left the building (on a "Memphis Train?"), you can stay as long as you want. It's a "Memphis Thing." « less
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Food was great & Hard Rock Cafe is always a great experience; right on Beale St. They are relocating a couple of blocks away in the next couple of weeks so had a limited menu which was a little disappointing.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

We decided to visit and eat here as we have always been very pleased with the Hard Rock Cafe. This time did not disappoint. Initially we were shown to a table by a door but asked to move and the staff could not have been friendlier. They even joked that our new table would be the one chosen to perform... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I was surprised to read some of the comments on this place as my family and I have just had dinner at the Hard Rock Memphis. We have been to many of the worldwide venues and obviously several times to the initial London location. The Hard Rock Memphis is slightly different from other locations the first thing being the music... More

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Clanwilliam, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

fantastic ribs and cobb salad - great portions and friendly staff. Wine was over priced and the variety was poor.

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Memphis S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Agonyaunty, First let me thank you for taking a moment to review our Cafe! Your thoughts are appreciated and we love knowing that you enjoyed some of the items on our new menu! Being in Memphis and competing with the world-class ribs in the area can be a tough job! But I am pleased to hear that you thought they... More

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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

They didn't get the concept of 'starters', ours was delivered with our main course which sat getting cold while we ate the starter. The place was quite busy and we were given a table near the stage, we asked and were told the music didn't start for an hour so we sat down. Part way through eating, a bunch of... More

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Memphis S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Gary P, Thank you for taking time to send us some feedback. I'd love to get more information about your visit. Our standard is to deliver awesome service and a memorable experience. I am saddened to hear you did not receive the best of the best in service, food and entertainment. Please feel free to contact me directly! Holly Smith... More

Aurora, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Fun evening here with some friends. I had the salmon and it was very good. The restaurant wasn't very busy, and our waitress was friendly and helpful. She suggested that we take photos on the stage, so we each picked up an instrument, and our waitress took a fun photo of all of us together. Lots of Elvis memorabilia here,... More

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Memphis S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

tdrm, Thank you for the raving review! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here in Memphis with us! Elvis is obviously a big part of who we are in Memphis! I am glad to know you were able to enjoy some of his one-of-a-kind memorabilia! I hope that you'll come and visit us again soon! Thank... More

West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I ate at the Hard Rock Cafe May 4th and I have to say everything was great. From the minute we walked in we were greeted with the utmost care. We were seated, given water, they took our drink order then ordered our food. I do have to say it takes forever to get your food. From the we ordered... More

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Memphis S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Linda, Thank you very much for your review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere here during your time at the Cafe! Hopefully you were able to enjoy some of the live music at Music Fest while you were here! I'd like to apologize for the delay on your food. It is not typical that our food... More

Pemberville, Ohio
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129 reviews 129 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went here for dinner while on business. The food was overall good. The service was lacking, as was the front desk hospitality, but it was still a good experience for the Hard Rock Cafe. I was pleased overall.

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Memphis S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

twicewise, Thank you for taking a moment to send us your feedback on your experience while dining with us! Our goal is to never be typical or just good. I am happy to hear that you were pleased with your experience but it is not the business we are in! Our goal is to exceed expectation, deliver an experience of... More

Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I have been to other Hard Rock Cafe's and was not impressed with this one. Lay out was great with all the history. Staff was very friendly. Store work was very helpful and friendly. Even asked if I was a AAA member so I would receive a discount. Food.... was the down fall. Fries was the best part of my... More

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Memphis S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

CapeCorralFarms, Thank you for taking the time send us some feedback. I apologize for the delay in response. We have been diligently working towards improving our service, our atmosphere and most importantly, our food! During March, we underwent training for an entirely new menu. On April 1st we officially launched that menu to our guests. This was the first time... More

Gladstone, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

All kinds of great stuff to look at on the walls! Upstairs has a lot of Elvis memorabilia. Live music the night we were there. Friendly staff, especially the gentleman that seats the customers. Apparently we picked the wrong night to go due to a menu change later that week they were out of several of the dinner meals on... More

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Memphis S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

KDVH, I appreciate you taking the time to send us this review! I apologize for the delay! We take these reviews to heart and we share them with our team to better the experience of the guests! The menu change did cause some issues with production and I am sorry that this inconvenienced your experience with us! I'd like to... More

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