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Tue, 4/7
8:00 PM

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#266 of 1,557 American in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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SIGNATURE COCKTAILS
Include your own collectible glass for an additional charge.
HURRICANE
Our signature cocktail and a 1940s New Orleans classic! Bacardi Superior Rum, a blend of orange, mango, pineapple juice and grenadine, finished with a float of Bacardi Black Rum and Amaretto. Include your own collectible glass for an additional charge.
CLASSIC CARIBBEAN MOJITO
A treasured favorite with a little extra jazz! Bacardi Superior Rum, fresh mint, lime juice and sparkling soda, with a premium Bacardi Añejo Cuatro floater and a powdered sugar sprinkle.
BANANA BERRY COLADA
Malibu Coconut Rum, Bacardi Black Rum, fresh banana, strawberries and piña colada mix.
PASSION FRUIT MAI TAI
A Tiki classic invented in the 1940s in California! Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, passion fruit and a blend of traditional Tiki flavors, topped with an edible flower.
BAHAMA MAMA
Bacardi Superior Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, DeKuyper Crème de Banana and the fresh flavors of orange and pineapple finished with a splash of grenadine.
TROPICAL MARGARITA
Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata Tequila, house-infused with fresh strawberries, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, and the fresh flavors of guava, pineapple and lime juice.
ROCK HOUSE RUM PUNCH
Cruzan Aged Light Rum, Myers's Dark Rum and our signature blend of tropical juices, topped with sparkling Fever-Tree Ginger Beer and an edible flower.
SOUTHERN ROCK
Jack Daniel's Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, Smirnoff Vodka and sour mix, topped with Sierra Mist®.
ROCKIN' FRESH RITA
Milagro Silver Tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar, finished with our signature sweet and savory rim. Upgrade to Patrón Silver Tequila for an additional charge.
ELECTRIC BLUES
Smirnoff Vodka, Bacardi Superior Rum, Beefeater Gin, Dekuyper Blue Curacao and house-made sour mix topped with Hard Rock Energy Citrus for a little extra energy.
STARTERS & SHAREABLES
Flavor, spice and an extra helping of attitude. That's worth celebrating.
JUMBO COMBO
A collection perfect for sharing: signature wings, onion rings, Tupelo chicken tenders, Southwest spring rolls and tomato bruschetta. Served with honey mustard, blue cheese dressing and our house-made barbecue sauce.
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK SPICY SHRIMP™
8 oz of crispy shrimp, tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce, topped with green onions and sesame seeds, served on a bed of coleslaw.
CLASSIC NACHOS
Crisp tortilla chips layered with ranch-style beans and a four-cheese sauce blend, topped with fresh pico de gallo, spicy jalapeños, pickled red onions, melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and green onions, served with sour cream on the side. Add Guacamole, Grilled Chicken, or Grilled Steak, for an additional charge.
SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP
A creamy blend of romano and cheddar cheese, chopped spinach and artichoke hearts, served with crispy tortilla chips and house-made pico de gallo on the side.
SOUTHWEST SPRING ROLLS
Crispy spring rolls with black beans, roasted corn, Monterey Jack cheese, red peppers and jalapeños with a guacamole ranch dipping sauce.
THREE-CHEESE & ROMA TOMATO FLATBREAD
Mozzarella, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, Roma tomatoes and fresh basil, drizzled with cilantro pesto.
SOUTHWEST CHICKEN FLATBREAD
Grilled, 100% all-natural chicken, avocado, shredded mozzarella, fresh pico de gallo, diced red peppers and green onions, finished with chipotle aioli.
WINGS
Our signature slow-roasted wings tossed with classic Buffalo or barbecue sauce, served with carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing.
ALL-AMERICAN SLIDERS
Three mini-burgers with melted American cheese, crispy onion ring and creamy coleslaw on a toasted brioche bun.
BUFFALO-STYLE SLIDERS
Three mini-burgers with crispy onion ring, classic Buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing on a toasted brioche bun.
LEGENDARY®STEAK BURGERS
All Legendary® Steak Burgers are served with fresh toasted buns and seasoned fries. Substitute your fries for Cheese Fries with smoked bacon or our Fresh Beet Side Salad, for an additional charge.
ORIGINAL LEGENDARY® BURGER
The burger that started it all! 1/2-lb fresh steak burger, with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, crispy onion ring, leaf lettuce and vine-ripened tomato, served with our signature steak sauce on the side.
24-KARAT GOLD LEAF STEAK BURGER™
1/2-lb fresh steak burger, topped with 24-karat edible gold leaf, served with cheddar cheese, leaf lettuce, vine-ripened tomato and red onion. It's pure gold - only for true rockstars!
BBQ BACON CHEESEBURGER
1/2-lb fresh steak burger, seasoned and seared with a signature spice blend, topped with house-made barbecue sauce, crispy shoestring onions, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, leaf lettuce and vine-ripened tomato.
THE BIG CHEESEBURGER
Three slices of cheddar cheese melted on our 1/2-lb fresh steak burger, served with leaf lettuce, vine-ripened tomato and red onion.
DOUBLE DECKER DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER
A tribute to our 1971 "Down Home Double Burger" One full lb. of two stacked steak burgers with American cheese, mayonnaise, leaf lettuce, vine-ripened tomato and red onion.
THE IMPOSSIBLE™ BURGER
100% plant-based vegan patty, topped with cheddar cheese and a crispy onion ring, served with leaf lettuce and vine-ripened tomato. Vegan/vegetarian burgers vary in locations around the world.
LOCAL LEGENDARY®
Prepared with local flavor and flair, our Local Legendary® is unique in each of our cafes!
SANDWICHES
Served with seasoned fries, or substitute Cheese Fries with smoked bacon or Fresh Beet Side Salad for an additional charge.
GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH
8-oz. grilled fresh chicken with melted Monterey Jack cheese, smoked bacon, leaf lettuce and vine-ripened tomato, served on a toasted fresh bun with honey mustard sauce.
BBQ PULLED PORK SANDWICH
Hand-pulled smoked pork with our house-made barbecue sauce, served on a toasted fresh bun with coleslaw and sliced Granny Smith apples.
CLASSIC CLUB SANDWICH
8-oz. fresh grilled chicken, sliced and served with smoked bacon, vine-ripened tomato, leaf lettuce and mayonnaise on toasted sourdough.
PREMIUM SIDES SERVED À LA CARTE
Seasoned Fries, Fresh Vegetables, Twisted Mac & Cheese, Golden Onion Ring Tower, Mashed Potatoes
SALADS
GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD
8-oz fresh chicken breast, grilled and sliced with fresh romaine tossed in a classic Caesar dressing, topped with parmesan crisps, croutons and shaved parmesan cheese. Substitute Grilled Salmon or Grilled Shrimp for an additional charge.
STEAK SALAD
8-oz. grilled steak on a bed of fresh mixed greens tossed in a blue cheese vinaigrette, with pickled red onions, red peppers and Roma tomatoes, finished with crispy shoestring onions and blue cheese crumbles.
CALIFORNIA-STYLE COBB SALAD
Grilled chicken, avocado, roasted corn, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, pomegranate seeds, and toasted pepitas on a bed of fresh mixed greens tossed in a creamy ranch dressing.
FRESH BEET SIDE SALAD
Chilled red beets and fresh orange tossed in a medley of kale and baby spinach with a lemon and herb vinaigrette, topped with crumbled goat cheese and toasted pepita seeds. Make it an entrée for an additional charge.
SPECIALTY ENTRÉES
Complement with a Fresh Beet Side Salad or a Classic Caesar Side Salad for an additional charge.
NEW YORK STRIP STEAK
USDA Choice 12-oz. New York strip steak, grilled and topped with herb butter, served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. Enjoy Surf n' Turf style with Shrimp Scampi for an additional charge.
COWBOY RIBEYE
USDA Choice 16-oz ribeye grilled and topped with herb butter, served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. Enjoy Surf n' Turf style with Shrimp Scampi for an additional charge.
FAMOUS FAJITAS
Classic Tex-Mex-style fajitas, served with fresh pico de gallo, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, house-made guacamole, sour cream and warm tortillas. Your choice of Grilled Chicken, Grilled Steak, Grilled Shrimp, Duo Combo, Trio Combo, or Veggie Fajitas.
BABY BACK RIBS
Seasoned with our signature spice blend, then glazed with our house-made barbecue sauce and grilled to perfection, served with seasoned fries, coleslaw and ranch-style beans.
TWISTED MAC, CHICKEN & CHEESE
100% all natural grilled chicken breast, sliced and served on cavatappi pasta tossed in a four-cheese sauce blend with diced red peppers.
SMOKEHOUSE BBQ COMBO
Slow-cooked Baby Back Ribs and hand-pulled smoked pork served with our housemade barbecue sauce. The perfect combination of our smokehouse specialties, served with seasoned fries, coleslaw and ranch-style beans.
GRILLED NORWEGIAN SALMON
8 oz. cedar-wrapped grilled salmon with herb butter and house-made barbecue sauce, served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
TUPELO CHICKEN TENDERS
Crispy chicken tenders served with seasoned fries, honey mustard and our house-made barbecue sauce.
DESSERTS & MILKSHAKES
From Boozy Milkshakes to Hot Fudge Brownies, nothing says rock n' roll like a sweet lick. Cheers to desserts that r
NEW YORK CHEESECAKE
Rich and creamy NY-style cheesecake served with thin layers of chocolate and caramel sauce, finished with sprinkles of toffee-almond crunch.
HOMEMADE APPLE COBBLER
Old-fashioned apple cobbler with warm Granny Smith apples, baked until golden brown and topped with vanilla bean ice cream, chopped walnuts and caramel sauce.
HOT FUDGE BROWNIE
Warm chocolate brownie topped with vanilla bean ice cream, hot fudge, chopped walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, fresh whipped cream and a cherry.
ICE CREAM
Choose from vanilla or chocolate.
COOKIES & CREAM BOOZY MILKSHAKE
Absolut Vanilla Vodka, creamy vanilla bean ice cream, white chocolate and Oreo® cookies, finished with white chocolate whipped cream and sugar-dusted brownie squares.
HOT FUDGE BOOZY MILKSHAKE
Jim Beam Bourbon, Myers’s Dark Rum, vanilla bean ice cream, dark chocolate sauce and a hint of coconut, finished with white chocolate whipped cream, a chocolate & toffee-almond rim and a fresh strawberry.
COOKIES & CREAM MINI-MILKSHAKE
All-natural Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream blended with white chocolate and Oreo® cookies, finished with white chocolate whipped cream and a sugar-dusted brownie square.
HOT FUDGE MINI-MILKSHAKE
All-natural Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream with dark chocolate sauce and a hint of coconut, finished with white chocolate whipped cream, a chocolate & toffee-almond rim and a fresh strawberry.
KIDS
For Ages 10 and Under
BUDDY JR'S CHEESEBURGER
Our famous Hard Rock Cheeseburger with American cheese on a toasted bun served with choice of a sidekick.
RAZZI'S REDONKULOUS CHICKEN TENDERS
Hand-Breaded chicken tenderloins, fried golden brown served with fries. Comes with honey mustard & BBQ sauce on the side.
AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A HOT DOG
An all-beef hot dog served on a bun with fries.
STYLER'S TWISTED MAC & CHEESE
Every Roxtar’s™ favorite – twisted cavatappi & a creamy cheese sauce with a choice of sidekick.
SIR KINGSTON'S CLASSIC CHEESE PIZZA
Pizza with red sauce topped with Mozzarella cheese and finished with grated Romano cheese served with a choice of a side kick.
SKIDDLEY'S NOT-SO-DIDDLY CHICKEN BREAST
Grilled chicken breast served with broccoli.
TWISTED 'N TASTY CAVATAPPI PASTA
Twisted cavatappi pasta topped with marinara sauce and served with broccoli.
KID'S SALAD CHILLIN' WITH CHICKEN
Mixed greens with diced chicken, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses. Served with carrot sticks.
FRIES
SEASONAL VEGETABLES
ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Alcohol-Free beverages. Include your own collectible glass for an additional charge.
STRAWBERRY BASIL LEMONADE
A refreshing blend of strawberries and basil muddled together with our house-made lemonade.
MANGO TANGO
Red Bull®, Finest Call Mango Purée and orange juice.
PINEAPPLE LEMONADE
Hand-muddled pineapple shaken with a refreshing bubbly lemonade, finished with a grilled pineapple slice.
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

On our final leg of our family US vacation we booked to eat at the Chicago Hard Rock Cafe as we have eaten at many others over the world do a kind of tradition. This was by far the best in terms of service our...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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ChicagoGM, Owner at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review James! We love to hear from our fans. We are so happy to hear you chose to dine with us during your US vacation and that you were treated like rock stars. Noah is a great and we will share...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We have been in Chicago for nearly a week now. We’ve gone to a dozen or so restaurants and for the most part we have been disappointed with the food and service. We received the best service we have had during this trip from Noah...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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ChicagoGM, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review and great feedback! Noa is awesome, and we can't wait to pass this along to her. We love to hear about these experiences and hope to serve you again soon. Thanks again!

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Food is just ok. Expensive in general, but probably normal for this type of place (tourist draw in a tourist area). The displays are nicely done, but probably out of touch with most music today. Do teens really care to see a bronze statue of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. The Hard Rock Chicago is celebrating its 33rd anniversary this year, it's true that we are not the newest, biggest or shiniest cafe, but we are a classic. Number 6 in the company in fact.

Reviewed August 17, 2018

It is definitely worth to include this place into a day trip. Great service with a nice variety of food and drinks.

Date of visit: June 2018
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ChicagoGM, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed our location and all we have to offer. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

We have eaten at Hard Rock Cafes in other cities in Canada and the U.S., but this was by far the best experience because of our waiter. Not only was he attentive and punctual, but had such a quirky personality that we laughed throughout our...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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ChicagoGM, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for the awesome review and great feedback on your service! We do our best to make sure every guest experience rocks, and it sounds like your server delivered on that promise. We are glad you enjoyed your meals and our location, too! Thanks...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a Hard Rock cafe as the others. Interior is lije with a kind of stage. Many artifacts. Food is good, service friendly. My plate was not probably washed though.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed our location and your experience. We have a full stage where we host Live Band Karaoke and acoustic music sets every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more details, please check out our events calendar...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

An old-school Hard Rock Cafe with good service and style! I’m not going to lie, I have a soft spot in my heart for these older Hard Rock Cafes. They are bigger, stuffed to the brim with tons of rock memorabilia and feel like they...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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ChicagoGM, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review Reed! We really appreciate the feedback and love to hear from our fans! We are glad you enjoyed our location and all that it has to offer. It is true that we have a pretty extensive memorabilia collection; we even...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

The menu is good, the atmosphere is classic Hard Rock Cafe with plenty of memorabilia. Walked in for lunch with no problems on a Sunday, no wait. Off Michigan Avenue. Good selection of Chicago merchandise at their store too.

Date of visit: July 2018
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ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our location. It is so great to hear you and your family enjoyed your experience. We hope to serve you and your family again soon.

Reviewed July 8, 2018

second HRC stop during our road trip in the Midwest: safe choice to get a good meal and a good beer, served with a smile!

Date of visit: June 2018
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ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Nice. Where else did you visit? Thank you for the rating and the feedback. What would have made this a 5 star visit?

Reviewed July 6, 2018

The wait/bar staff was so very nice and accommodating. I sat at the bar as I was alone and in town for a conference. I had the margarita flat bread which was just OK nothing special. I think it is time to spruce things up...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Anne- Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am glad to hear about your service and the hospitality you experienced. I will share your feedback on the food with our Food & Beverage team. If you would like to...More

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Melissa D
May 29, 2017|
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Response from RogerRFC | Reviewed this property |
It's 4.5 miles heading NW. Best to get a taxi I think.Google maps will show you.
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Steph-Parkes
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Hi There I was driving when I visited this cafe, so i only had soda's. I did not see any signs in the cafe to say that there was a Happy Hour. Also the servers did not mention it to me upon my greeting and during my stay. I... More
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rohopkins10
January 16, 2017|
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Response from ChicagoGM | Property representative |
We do welcome reservations. You can call the cafe directly at 312-943-2252 to reserve a table. thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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