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Hard Rock Cafe

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63 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-3808 (Clark Street)
+1 312-943-2252
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Abilene, Kansas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What's the big deal? Wow there's a big guitar out front and a drum set on the bar so what? The food was HORRIBLE! Burger was bland and burnt at the same time and the fries were nothing to write home about. The only reason this place didn't get terrible is because our waitress was so sweet.

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Thank jacksonw89
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grandson, who is a senior in high school, here today and had fun talking about when we visited the Hard Rock Barcelona when he was three. Hard Rock Cafes are always fun with lots of conversation items. Plus the food is consistently good.

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Thank Gardener2014
ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the Rock Star review! I will share your feedback with my team. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Chicago! More 

Bern, Switzerland
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time there. Nice place. Very friendly and helpful waiter. Good food. Big shop... great expirience!

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Thank 948sandritab
ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Awesome Review! Thank you We hope to see you again soon! More 

Midland, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter is a guitarist and wanted to stop here. Food was good service not so much. The store staff were amazing! My daughter (10) wanted to play one of the guitars. They let her and cheered her on. Told her to come back and visit them when she was famous!

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Thank dennisl946
ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. I am glad to hear about the food and your Rock Shop visit. I am concerned about the service. Would you care to go into more detail? If you want to send me a personal message or contact information we can discuss further. More 

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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another first. The atmosphere is hella cool! The service was pretty good, and was pretty quick! I got the prime rib, ask for a med rare, came out med well! it was a little over cooked! Waiter took it back to replace it and when I got it back! OMG! Fantastic! Things happen and they made up for it. Awesome... More 

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Thank hilariog967
ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

I am glad to hear that we were able to correct the mistake. Thank you for your patience and the review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in to buy some shirts and our cashier guy was awesome and funny. Also was able to look around and take some photos.

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Thank Jen B
ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Jen- Thank you for the review and feedback. I will share with my staff! More 

Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every Thursday night they have karaoke, which is great entertainment. Gift shop is pretty good price wise. Portions are large. Its hard to sometimes, with the music and all the people

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ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. Live Band Karaoke is a FUN way to do karaoke. We hope you come back to see us in the near future. More 

Grand Haven, Michigan
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143 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to hardrock's around the world, and they're consistently entertaining, with lots of memorabilia to view.

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Thank drcser
ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

ROCK ON! Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you the next time you are in Chicago. More 

London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelling thru Chicago thought I would drop in for a snack, was 14:30 perfect time for lunch. Easy to find and parking right outside... Looking good! Great warm welcome and big restaurant, I could choose where to sit, so selected by the window - good view outside. The memorabilia is just amazing! Fats Domino / Louis Armstrong / Bo Diddly... More 

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Thank HerrFUDGE
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274 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

for a tourist, i guess its OK. I wound up here only as a matter of short term convenience. quick drink, and run. Hard Rock's best days are long behind them, but for tourists, its always a must do in whatever city you are in.

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Thank Gma0917
ChicagoGM, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Is there anymore information you could share with me about your visit? What would have made it a 4 or 5 star review? Feel free to email me directly at chicago.gm@hardrock.com Thank you for your visit and I hope to hear back from you More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-3808
    (Clark Street)
  • Public Transportation: 2 blocks west & 2 blocks north of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) stop at Grand & State Streets.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-943-2252
Description
Hard Rock Cafe is located at the corner of Clark & Ontario in the heart of Chicago's River North neighborhood. Open 364 days per year, the Hard Rock offers something special for everyone. Not only will you receive an incredible dining experience, but you will get the chance to view Chicago's portion of the world's largest music memorabilia collection. In fact, you never know when you may run into a local celebrity, musician or athlete, or even better, have the chance to see a live music event featuring the best emerging & established artists around. Visit www.hardrock.com/chicago & click on "events" to see the upcoming events for 2008. We also welcome help when it comes to our philanthropic efforts. Remember, "Love All, Serve All" & "Save The Planet" are the mottos that capture the spirit of the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago. So, be sure to make your online reservation TODAY & get the most authentic experience that rocks at Hard Rock Cafe in the Windy City of Chicago!

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