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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 #240 of 2,531 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

From the service to the food and drinks to the music and atmosphere, A++! Love all the classic rock memorabilia!

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Amherst
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

fun servers - lots of good music and TV monitors to watch the music videos... Great menu and fair pricing. Good for large groups or small.

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Lancashire
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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Food as always is consistently great, service good & the music makes the visit - may the the same the world over but a must when in Denver!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My kids wanted to go to the Hard Rock because we have been to a lot of them in different cities. Food was great but the wait was ridiculous. There was no one waiting but us. As we walked in to the restaurant another family left because of the wait. We decided to go ahead and wait, our boys really... More

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

We always appreciate feedback from our fans! Glad to hear the food was great. I'd like to apologize for your wait time; There were a handful of days in this past summer where we were admittedly short-staffed. On those days, we chose to have guests wait at the front door instead of providing a poor experience at the table. Once... More

Montgomery, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Atmosphere like others in the chain, i.e. a little tired. The food was the draw and it didn't disappoint. Had a fantastic cheeseburger and slab of ribs. Would go back for an early supper and walk.

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Eagle Pass, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The overall experience was very good but there is room for improvement on the customer service with the wait staff. The hamburgers are extremely tasty and are worth the price.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I flew into Denver from FL for a conference. Stopped at the Hard Rock Café. This was my first visit to any HRC. I was curious since they are everywhere and well thought of. From the moment I walked in, I learned the hostess, Tasha, who greeted me with a big smile, was happy to see me, pleasant and efficient.... More

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

Thanks for the great review! Tyler, Tasha, and Ryan are all one of a kind, and I'm glad such an awkward situation didn't ruin your experience with us! Visit us again soon! -Bryan Jenkins, HRC Denver More

Champlin, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

For a chain it's all up to the staff to make it standout. The staff was very friendly, food was good but not outstanding. They did do a recent upgrade to their memorabilia to the tune of a million dollars or so. Yes I would come back. My only issue is that for a solo business traveler the portions are... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Friday night band didn't start on time, ran nearly an hour late. Served warm beer and cold burgers. Not what I would expect from Hard Rock. Needs some improvement.

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

I'm sorry about your negative experience with us, and I'd love to fix the situation! Please email me at denver_salesassistant@hardrock.com. -Bryan Jenkins HRC Denver More

Glasford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at Hard Rock Cafe in Denver. The staff was awesome and our waitress was even better. I ordered the salmon and it was probably the best I've ever had in a restaurant. It was perfect. I loved sharing this experience with my kids. They enjoyed watching the activity around them. Our bill was typical of... More

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