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Hard Rock Cafe

500 16th Street, 120, Denver, CO 80202 (Central Business District)
303-623-3191
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Ranked #242 of 2,516 restaurants in Denver
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: Corner of 16th & Glenarm
Transit: The light rail can take you directly downtown to either the Union Station stop in LoDo or the 16th Street Mall stop on California, just blocks from the Hard Rock Cafe! Also, the complimentary Mall Shuttle travels up and down 16th Street Mall between Union Station and Civic Center Station, taking you right to the cafe located on Glenarm.
Description: Located in the Denver Pavilions directly on the 16th Street Mall, this two story hot-spot was recently rated Denver's #1 tourist attraction! Come and enjoy some of our Legendary burgers or Smokehouse favorites, or sip a delicious cocktail or cold beer! The Hard Rock Cafe Denver not only offers a premium dining experience, but exhibits hundreds of pieces of rock 'n' roll memorabilia from legends including Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Cher, and John Lennon. See the oak toboggan used in the Beatles' film “Help” or the costume worn by Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler in their 1988 video "Rag Doll." Let the Hard Rock Cafe Denver rock your world with delicious food, incredible service, energetic staff, and an experience you will never forget!
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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Right in the middle of the 16th Street Mall. If you have been to one, you know what to expect. There is outside seating which is great for getting the full experience of the 16th Street Mall. The service was good and our meals were typically big-portioned, so we shared.

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Denver
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here to start off my sister's Bachelorette Party Night. We called in advance and they were able to accommodate our large party. Service was fantastic and the food was good too. It was a great start to the evening!

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Ironbridge Gorge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very helpful bar staff for a hard rock café. Visiting from the UK and they were really hospitable. Good prices too - sometimes hard rock cafes can be on the pricey side, but this one was better than other bars in Denver

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Oklahoma
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We always try to go to Hard Rock Cafes when we are in a town where one is located. This one didn't disappoint! We always get the nachos and the more stuff you get on them, the better they are! Our waiter was great, the rock exhibits were awesome. Love the Hard Rock!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Good downtown location near other restaurants and attractions. Service was prompt and excellent. Caesar salad was exceptional, as were the hamburgers. Kids enjoyed the music and waking around looking at the music industry paraphernalia.

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Came here for dinner not what I expected. They have the servers dress like rock stars, they come off looking like homeless people . Service was not good, took forever to get our meal. Food was ok once delivered but based on ambiance, service and general menu, it is about 25% too expensive. Save your time and money and go... More

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Samuel, Our serving staff adheres to a strict company uniform policy of either a black button-down shirt and black pants, or a black dress, and are encouraged to express their own individuality. This by no means presents them as "homeless". Additionally, our prices are comparable to many of the restaurants that surround us in Downtown Denver. We appreciate your... More

Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been to numerous Hard Rock Cafés from Berlin to Chicago and I found the wait staff to be the friendliest I ever experienced at any of their locations. Plus on top of that, this locations meals weren't the typical chain taste which is always a pleasant and welcomed experience when traveling.

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Visit us again soon! More

Belford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We loved sitting outside while enjoying delicious food! There were the usual cool memorabilia items to check out, including Jimmy Hendrix's boots. The molten chocolate cake was fantastic and came with Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time with us! Thanks for the review! More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My hubby, friends and I were looking for a place for late-night dinner in downtown close to our hotel. We chose the Hard Rock Cafe. We were seated at the outside area of the restaurant. Unfortunately, the speaker was located very close to our table, so the music, albeit consisting of good classic rock selections, was very loud and glaring.... More

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

First off the service and atmosphere was great, loved the new decore. However the food was lacking in a big way, "ribs" meat did not come off the bone as advertised with great ease, in fact it was quiet the opposite and for the price you charge, it was disappointing. Steve the waiter did offer to buy me a dessert... More

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