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Aquarium Restaurant

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700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the experience we were hoping for (or had paid for) We brought a group of 50 high school students from across two states through Denver on our way to our annual leadership camp. These students come from rural, often very poor communities. Most had...More

Thank breoni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to wait a little bit, but it was worth it. Like any tourist restaurant, it was over priced. the motif was exquisite with a whole as the aquarium.

Thank Uncleherb
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The food is good, not great but it more than makes up for it with the views of the aquarium and service. We had several fish visit us during our meal, we even named a few. The server was helpful and patient when we were...More

Thank PinkCaribbeanTurtle
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We had a relative come to Denver so we ventured down for a short visit and were looking for something that would entertain a youngster while we got caught up. We decided on the Aquarium Restaurant and it was just perfect. We all actually enjoyed...More

Thank kgaspen
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

The food was pretty good but for the price it could have been better. The kids enjoyed the dinner mermaid show. Dinner for the family was about as much as the entrance fee to the aquarium itself.

Thank Knholifield
Reviewed August 26, 2017

My husband and I had such a great time enjoying lunch at this restaurant before entering the Aquarium for the afternoon. I realized upon arrival that this was a Landry's branded restaurant, but I was traveling without my Landry's club card. No worries, they were...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the fish swimming around while we were eating. The food was average quality and the service was really slow. It was a relaxing experience. I'm glad we went probably won't eat there next time.

Thank LPritch
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Spent the whole day exploring Denver, and were wrapping it up with the Aquarium. We stopped for dinner about halfway through, and while yes it is a bit more expensive it was very good! What really stood out is how friendly the staff were. We...More

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

The aquarium restaurant has a very cute atmosphere but the food ruins it. The only thing good was the cheese sticks. The chicken fried chicken was basically chicken tenders and not very flavorful. You can get better tasting chicken at a fast food chain. The...More

Thank Tamara R
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Hope that you get George as your wait person - very friendly, helpful,and smiles! Service was a little slow,but there was a huge table near me so that could have been it. Watched fish as waiting. Seafood Gumbo great with chicken salad croissant. Prices usual...More

Thank Cheryl A
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August 9, 2017|
Response from Cheryl A | Reviewed this property |
I was there in June so I don't know about their Thanksgiving buffet.
May 15, 2017|
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Response from sjmdove1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is in the same building as the aquarium. It has it's own entrance so you don't have to tour the aquarium if you don't want to. There is a gift shop just outside the entrance to the restaurant and there is a seperate... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-561-4450
Dive into food & fun at the Downtown Aquarium – an underwater adventure! We offer a unique dining experience where you are seated in front of 150,000 gallon aquarium centerpiece tank as you dine amongst the fish & coral. You'll love our mouthwatering menu items such as Grilled Mahi & Shrimp, Macadamia Crusted Trout, Bayou Shrimp Pasta, Fried & Broiled Seafood Platters, Sauteed Snapper, Stuffed Flounder, plus Beef, Chicken, Pasta dishes & delectable desserts. Before or after dinner, you can also enjoy cocktails, like our Redfish Rita, in our eclectic Dive Lounge. Continue your adventure & explore our Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with over 1,250,000 gallons of water that house over 500 species of marine life. Sumatran Tigers, Sand Tiger Sharks, Otters, Stingrays, Giant Pacific Octopus, Jellyfish, Sea Turtles, Barracuda & other fascinating sea creatures await. Begin your Dining Adventure at Downtown Aquarium today!
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