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Hard Rock Cafe Krakow

pl. Mariacki 9, Krakow 31-042, Poland (Stare Miasto)
+48124291155
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Ranked #128 of 814 restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $34
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
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.
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East Sussex
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had late lunch here on Saturday afternoon. We ordered 2 cocktails 1 beer and 2 cokes. Club sandwich, chicken tendors and fries x 2 and mac n cheese with onion rings. The food and drinks were very good quality although there was too much food we could have easily shared one meal between two of us. It was fairly... More

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Indianapolis
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ate here on July 4th in order to have some traditional "American Fare" on the American Independence day. It was just okay. If you are in need of a fix for American food, it will do.

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Kingston, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The North American Quality and food you want to have, while on a trip abroad. The shop is nice too. It was nice to sit down in the air conditioning restaurant and watch the scene outside.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We only had drinks in here but the staff are mad (funny mad) friendly, and the drinks are good. Nice cocktails and quality beer, it may cost a bit more than other bars but you pay a premium and you are in a premium bar. Your choice of places to visit, but if you are popping in for a drink... More

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Bergen, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went there with 5 friends, for some drinks and dinner. Very nice location, super service, top atmosphere, but the steaks were so-so... We all had different starters and then everybody had N.Y. Strip Steak. Disaster! The meat was very chewy and not up to standard. It did not matter how the meat was cooked, because amoung the 5 of us,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very interesting place with epic views over Krakow square and good food and drink. Friendly service and great atmosphere.

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of the nicer decorated Hard Rocks, very lovely floating mezzanine on the 2nd level. All tables for eating are at least on the 1st floor most enjoying enviable views of the basilica across the street or the impressive main square in Krakow. Shop is smaller than I have seen before but very well stocked and as per usual excellent... More

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Kent
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88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Food is pretty good, with good music, friendly service and a good view across the square too. Cheap compared to UK prices, but worked out slightly more expensive than some of the other restaurants locally.

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Krakow, Poland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Whilst normally an advocate for seeking out new experiences and local cuisine, there comes a time when one wants the comforts of classic favourites. When that time comes, be it after a few weeks, a few days or even a few hours, you would be hard pushed to find a more consistently reliable and delicious tasting menu of food and... More

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peterborough
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Rainy afternoon lovely cocktails in Hard Rock Cafe. Fantastic location.Friendly staff lovely and clean.

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