We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hard Rock Cafe Krakow

#74 of 1,070 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Stare Miasto
As featured in 4 Days Sightseeing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
pl. Mariacki 9, Krakow 31-042, Poland
+48 12 429 11 55
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups
Description: The Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow, which used to be the capital of Poland, is...
The Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow, which used to be the capital of Poland, is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Market Square next door to the most famous church in Poland - St. Mary’s Basilica. From the tallest of its 2 towers, on the hour every hour, the bugle player plays the "Hejnal". According to legend, in 1241 as the Mongol invasion of Poland approached the Krakow, a guard on the church tower sounded the alarm by playing the "Hejnal", and the city gates were closed before the city could be taken. The bugler, however, was shot in the throat and did not complete the tune, which is why it now ends abruptly before completion

The 500-square-meter cafe includes seating for 160 over three floors, two vibrant bars and a Rock Shop. Hard Rock Cafe Krakow showcases memorabilia from some of the world's most iconic artists, including John Lennon, KISS, Prince and The Who. Key memorabilia items are now on display, from Jimi Hendrix’s embroidered poncho; and an autographed silver harmonica played by Bob Dylan; to a pair of black tassel gloves worn by Madonna and an autographed cymbal played by Tico Torres of Bon Jovi.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,001 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 417
    Excellent
  • 304
    Very good
  • 187
    Average
  • 71
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What you'd expect

We visited the Hard Rock Cafe twice during our visit to Kraków. During that time we had the blackened chicken pasta, the Mac, chicken and cheese, the cheeseburger and the fish and chips. All meals were absolutely fine. Some staff were super friendly, some acted like you'd interrupted their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
amy_va90
,
Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,001 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Hard Rock Cafe twice during our visit to Kraków. During that time we had the blackened chicken pasta, the Mac, chicken and cheese, the cheeseburger and the fish and chips. All meals were absolutely fine. Some staff were super friendly, some acted like you'd interrupted their Christmas dinner. All in all a pleasant experience.

Helpful?
Thank amy_va90
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here one night whilst staying in Kraków for cocktails, the menu has a big range and the staff are extremely friendly. The only down side is the price, the drinks were quite a bit more expensive than the other places, I would say this was the most expensive place on the square from my experience! I didn't come... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emily C
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Hard Rock Café on the square is very expensive compared to the surrounding restaurants and bars. Almost doubling some prices. If your a real Head Rock fan ....go for it but be aware your paying for it.

Helpful?
Thank jan c
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would not recommend visiting Hard Rock Cafe, yes it is a novelty but not worth the money. My boyfriend and I are not fussy whatsoever and we rarely write a bad review but it had to be done for this place. The host was miserable and hardly smiled, however the waitress was lovely. The food was the most expensive we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sophie H
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How can anyone who loves burgers pass up the opportunity at Hard Rock Cafe! Located just at the sq & very reasonable!

Helpful?
Thank Julietum1
Krakow, Poland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hard Rock Krakow, is pretty much like any other Hard Rock in the world, a celebration of Iconic music symbolic items decorating the walls from musicians throughout history. The only difference to this, is that they serve polish cuisine in the restaurant in addition to regular Hard Rock selections, which to be fair is of good quality and local polish... More 

Helpful?
Thank bobo2574
Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Hello bobo2574, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are happy to hear you were satisfied with your time with us, the food, the atmosphere and our local beer were to your liking. We hope you will visit us next time you are in Kraków. More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally we wouldn't go to chain restaurants, but as we hadn't had a really amazing meal since arriving in Krakow we thought we'd give it ago. It has the typical Hard Rock Café décor and atmosphere, but it does boast a fantastic location in the main square. We decided to share a Jumbo Combo to start and we weren't disappointed.... More 

Helpful?
Thank nufc1978
Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Hello nufc1978, Thank you for choosing Hard Rock Cafe Kraków during your stay in Kraków and for submitting such a glowing review! I'll be sure to pass on your feedback and let the whole team know they rocked your world! Hope to see you again soon when you're back in Kraków! More 

Crailsheim, Germany
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there few times in August. Nice friendly atmosphere, can sit outside, stunning decor and the cocktails been awesome! Thanks for great time!

Helpful?
1 Thank Karolina G
Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Hello Karolina G! Thank you for sharing your feedback on your visit with us. Better late than never! ;) It's great to read you enjoyed our cocktails and atmosphere. Thanks for recommending and we look forward to welcoming you for another great Hard Rock experience in the future. Rock on! More 

Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the typical Hard Rock Cafe atmosphere, but when you know other Hard Rocks all over the world you won't be impressed. Similar level to Warsaw and Santa Domingo, but no comparison to Berlin, NYC and other great places. However, not bad and , need to say, gorgeous location and View on the Market Place.There is a lot of... More 

Helpful?
Thank alex w
Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Hello alex w, Thank you for your feedback on your recent trip to Hard Rock Cafe Kraków. I am sorry to hear that it seemed to fall short for you. We always want our guests to receive the best experience when they visit us so we'd be very grateful if you gave us another chance to make things right for... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in my first night in Kraków. Wonderfully located in the main square. This place is smaller than other hard rocks I've visited but nice none the less. We were seated upstairs straight away and all the staff spoke English and were friendly. We chose some drinks which came quickly. We ordered food and this came In good time.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Beki E
Kuba_Ukowski, Sales Coordinator at Hard Rock Cafe Krakow, responded to this review

Hello Beki E, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are happy to hear you were satisfied with your time with us, the food, the atmosphere and service were to your liking. We hope you will visit us again soon in the future next time you are in Kraków. More 

Travelers who viewed Hard Rock Cafe Krakow also viewed

Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
 
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
 

Been to Hard Rock Cafe Krakow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: pl. Mariacki 9, Krakow 31-042, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
  • Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
  • Phone Number: +48 12 429 11 55

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 28
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups

Description

The Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow, which used to be the capital of Poland, is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Market Square next door to the most famous church in Poland - St. Mary’s Basilica. From the tallest of its 2 towers, on the hour every hour, the bugle player plays the "Hejnal". According to legend, in 1241 as the Mongol invasion of Poland approached the Krakow, a guard on the church tower sounded the alarm by playing the "Hejnal", and the city gates were closed before the city could be taken. The bugler, however, was shot in the throat and did not complete the tune, which is why it now ends abruptly before completion

The 500-square-meter cafe includes seating for 160 over three floors, two vibrant bars and a Rock Shop. Hard Rock Cafe Krakow showcases memorabilia from some of the world's most iconic artists, including John Lennon, KISS, Prince and The Who. Key memorabilia items are now on display, from Jimi Hendrix’s embroidered poncho; and an autographed silver harmonica played by Bob Dylan; to a pair of black tassel gloves worn by Madonna and an autographed cymbal played by Tico Torres of Bon Jovi.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hard Rock Cafe Krakow and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
london

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Hard Rock Cafe Krakow staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?