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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 #271 of 2,529 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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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 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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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 NEW

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

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

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

Bourbonnais, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was nice. The food, however, was just okay. I had a chicken chopped salad which was good. The other food was not bad, but just not great.

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We're glad you had a great time with us! Thanks for the review! More

West Jordan, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I try to stop at a Hard Rock every time I travel to a city that has one. As always, the food and drinks were delicious and the service was great. We were traveling as a family this time and the kids loved it too! The only thing I was disappointed in was the size of the gift shop. It... More

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The service was excellent, the atmosphere as you would expect ... but how can you call yourself the "Hard Rock Café" and play Miley Cyrus videos? The rock memorabilia on the walls were ashamed to be in the same room. Food was delicious but overpriced, you pay for the atmosphere and the name.

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

Thanks for the review! We play music and videos that cater to fans of all genres, from rock to pop and everything in between. We appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts! More

Vienna, Austria
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Enjoyed this place, It was nice from inside, music wasn't that loud so we could talk, service was sweet, ac wasn't on arctic mod like some other places or maybe because it wasn't that hot outside. Regarding food, i hat a local burger, its a open burger but pretty tasty!! Just don't order this one if you're hungry as bear... More

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

Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Hard rock cafes are all similar. The food is consistent, like the local burger special (has pulled pork). Outdoor seating is nice, service very good. There is solo seating so it doesn't seem awkward if you're dining alone.

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