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“Kool place to hang out....” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hard Rock Cafe Tampa

Hard Rock Cafe Tampa
Ranked #85 of 2,356 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Hard Rock Cafe Tampa infuses live music, world-famous American fare, cutting-edge technology, and one-of-a-kind rock 'n' roll memorabilia from the 1950's to today in a new 'rockcentric' interior design. It's the first Hard Rock Cafe in the world to feature gaming, a Hard Rock Girl blackjack pit and slots at the bar.
Englewood, Florida
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Kool place to hang out....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Good drinks , real good food , good music a great place to hang out for awhile when in the casino. always a friendly staff

Visited May 2014
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SHRTampa, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thanks you so much for the response to your experience at the Hard Rock Café Tampa. We are so very glad that we delivered a Rockin' experience for you while you visited with us. You keep coming back and we'll keep Rockin' Out for you every time! We appreciate the feedback and we can't wait for you to join us again soon. Thanks and have a great day!
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Orlando, Florida
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145 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise For The Hard Rock”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

In the casino area of the Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa is one of their ubiquitous Cafes. I seems to me that if you have been in one Hard Rock Cafe you have, well, been in all of them. Standardization can work well for restaurant chains but it can also be boring. However, this Tampa location has a different feel and, I believe, that difference comes down to staff. Our reservations were immediately honored. We were greeted with big smiles and genuine care. The decor is about what you would expect - one difference is a feeling of greater openness. The service is quick and attentive. The menu, yes, is standard but the kitchen does a super job with fresh, hot, tasty and nicely presented orders. The price might have been higher than other locations, hard to tell. Nature of being in a casino location? Next visit to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will include the Cafe. Certainly worth it.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tmm32776
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SHRTampa, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
“We’re glad to hear that we were able to “surprise” you with our very unique Hard Rock Café here in Tampa. Each and every Hard Rock Café you enter does strive for its own personality but we are most certainly “Different.” It most definitely starts with our incredible staff and their Rockstar Personalities! We also love the fact that we have the best kitchen in the brand. I don’t mean to boast, but I would be remised if I didn’t give our staff their due credit and respect.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write in your comments and for telling us we did what we are supposed to do: Deliver you an experience that Rocks! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit in the very near future. When you do come back, please ask for me by name, it would be my pleasure to meet you. Have a great day and thank you again for your time.”

-Lanse Bishop
GM-Hard Rock Café Tampa
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Rochester, New York
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“Excellent (and scenic) place for a great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant that is inside the Seminole Casino in Tampa. It has tons of tables so there is seldom a long wait. There is also a large stage area where they can bring in musical groups to play to folks dining in back.

I had a chicken chopped salad for lunch, which was a bit on the pricey side but well worth it. The portions here are quite large, so plan accordingly. (One of the guys in our group ordered a plate of nachos that ended up being almost as large as he was. It was HUGE! (And good, too!)

I would definitely return to this restaurant even if I wasn't playing any of the games at the casino.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Larry W
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SHRTampa, Social Media Specialist at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Les great to hear! Our portions at our Hard Rock Cafe will definitely fill you up! Yes all of our salads are delicious. Come back and see us soon!
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Legendary!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

We had the Santa Fe Spring Rolls and the Legendary burger, which lives up to its name without a doubt! Everything was very tasty! The service was friendly, the entertainment was great and the food was outstanding! And it was fun!

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Thank BurgGirl620
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SHRTampa, Social Media Specialist at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you for your review. Our legendary burger is amazing. Glad you enjoyed it. We actually have a new enhanced menu, including some new burgers that you will have to try out when you come back!
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice food. A bit pricey. Fair Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

ate in the hard rock café. Hotel has several restaurants and a casino. Food was good but a bit pricey but then it is a Hard Rock. Service left a lot to be desired. Waiter was absent a lot. had to wait for everything.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank tampabayray12345
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SHRTampa, Social Media Specialist at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you for your honest review. We apologize if you experienced slow service. Our team members aim to provide the most efficient service as possible so again we apologize. Our portion sizes as you may have noticed are pretty large which is reflected in our price. We hope you give our Cafe staff another chance to provide you with a better experience.
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