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“Smallest We've Seen, But Great Food!”
Review of Hard Rock Cafe Destin - CLOSED

Hard Rock Cafe Destin
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Ohio
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Smallest We've Seen, But Great Food!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We try to visit Hard Rock Cafe's all over while we travel and I have to say this is by far the smallest one we have ever seen! It almost felt like it was placed at Destin Commons outdoor mall simply as a tourist trap. It lacked the grandeur of other Hard Rock restaurants and didn't feel "special" at all. The "gift shop' area seemed to be the reason for this restaurant being brought to Destin. Having said this, the food did not disappoint! We were traveling with two teenagers and we all enjoyed a nice lunch! We just expected it to compare to other Hard Rock's and it most certainly did not impress!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank kerust
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Christie H, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Destin, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for your recent review! We appreciate all feedback! We may be small, but we pack a punch! We look forward to you return!

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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Florida
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great Atmosphere - this is the smallest Hard Rock we have visited but it did not disappoint. Staff was wonderful - friendlly, colorful and really good. Menu items were great - Fajitas are my favorite - Hubby loves the burgers and o-rings! Fun, Fun Fun....

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank NiteOwl7
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Christie H, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Destin, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for your recent review! We strive to give exceptional service! We hope that you come back and see us again soon!

Thank you!
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Went to Hard Rock last night for the second round of their Battle of the Bands (Hard Rock Rising) and had a great time! Been here many, many times, but this was the first time we decided to get food. We had a party of six, and our server Jan (HOLLA, SHE WAS AMAZING!!!!) made sure we were content the whole time. And her service wasn't limited to checking on us at the table, if she ran into us while we were walking around mingling, she'd ask if our drinks were good/if we needed anything. The epitome of excellent service! She really went above and beyond. The food was surprisingly tasty. We had their nachos, combo app (which had tupelo tenders, potato skins, o-rings, smoked wings and santa fe springs rolls) and wings. Everything was hot and delicious! Oh, and you can't beat 2 dollar beer!

  • Visited March 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Depressionista
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Christie H, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Destin, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your recent review! We appreciate you visiting us and we are glad you had a great time! We hope to see you again in the future!

Thank you!
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Pensacola, Florida
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Slow”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Ate lunch here. It's a smaller than normal HRC, but there was still some neat memorabilia on the walls. Restaurant was maybe 1/2 full - not busy. Was overpriced which I expected. Service was very slow - slow to get our drinks, slow for the food to come out, incredibly slow to bring us our check.

Food was OK, but I'd try somewhere else for the money.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank golferperry
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Christie H, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Destin, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Sorry to hear about your recent visit with us. We hope that you will give us another shot in the future!

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Destin, Florida
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good, but Im sure youve been to a HR before”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Just a normal HRC. Super friendly staff. Overpriced, but that is normal for HardRock and the area really. Try Timeout sports bar across the street. Sorry HRC, I like you, but youre just a name...

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Thank MrBeck6178
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Christie H, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Destin, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for your recent review. We strive to exceed our guests expectation 100% of the time. Sorry we let you down during your visit! We hope that you will give us another chance in the future!

Thank you!
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