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Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe
Location Between Universal's two theme parks
Description The largest Hard Rock Cafe on the planet features a 1959 pink Cadillac spinning above the bar. Sound levels are loud, kids love it, but adults shouldn't even think about having a conversation here. The menu is the same found at Hard Rocks round the world and includes burgers, chicken, steaks.

The food is average American fare; it's the experience that draws in the crowds.
Cuisine American
Meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner Character
Reservations Not Required
Price Range $10 - $20
Members Rating (4.4)

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Join Date: Jul 11
Been coming here for years. It's always to a good standard and this year was no exception. Lovely meal and good friendly service. It was quiet the night we were there and we were seated in the Woodstock room. Also, for what you get, it is reasonably priced. Far far better than Planet Hollywood.

Returned again in 2014 and once again an excellent meal with good service and a nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Still on my list of places to go.

Well. Back in 2018 and very disappointing. Music was too loud (Yes I know, it's the Hard Rock Cafe, but you couldn't hear yourself think.).. Ribs were tasteless and I would go so far as to say I wasn't impressed with the quality of the meat. Asked for burgers well done, and two of them were raw in the middle. Those that did receive well done burgers liked them. Server was nice and attentive. Filled in the online quality survey and to be fair, we got our money back, so well done HRC in that respect. Also, on the positive side, the server did not try and sell us souvenir glasses.
April 2018
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [2] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [2]
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Join Date: Mar 09
Found this place very expensive, for 3 meals and cokes came to $125
April 2017
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Apr 13
Having eaten at several HRCs in the past this one was a let down. Nothing bad but nothing great just very mediocre.
August 2016
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [3] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [3]
Proud to wear my Ears

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Join Date: Aug 15
We walked in one afternoon and was seated right away, well i say right away but we had to get a stupid picture with an old guitar and the photographer insisted that we made more of an effort for this picture what we were never going to get but i guess its meant to enhance your hard rock experience but im guessing that the picture cost well more than it should but hey some people are into that, other than that our experience was good in the Hard Rock and it was a lot cheaper than I thought it was going to be.

As there was only two of us we just got two burgers and four sides between us and the food was great, a decent portion size and good value for money but people go in there for the atmosphere and i have to say it was good, the staff get right involved with songs such as the YMCA, we wasn't seated in a booth which I would've preferred but I overall I would definitely go again and was happy with my meal.
October 2015
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Feb 07
I took my 15yr old daughter here before we done HHN,we loved it,the theming is great,as DD loves AC/DC she especially liked that memorabilia,we had burgers and they were very good.
October 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Trying for More Ears

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Join Date: Aug 14
We've been to a few Hard Rock Cafes but this one has to be the best. The theming is fantastic and atmosphere is great. We all had burgers and they were delicious. Will definitely eat here again on our upcoming trip.
October 2014
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Very Serious Dibber

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Join Date: Aug 11
This was the most expensive meal of our holiday but it was worth it. We have visited many Hard Rock Cafes but this is by far the best one.

We did a priority seating request 30 days before we ate there and would say that this was the best way to get seated quicker.

More of an effort is made at this Hard Rock to make your experience more enjoyable. The atmosphere is just electric.

The menu was the same as it is at other Hard Rocks but it was cooked the best here and the portions are plentiful. The biggest disappointment to us was that we were not able to have dessert as we were too full. Maybe next time.
September 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jun 13
Didnt have reservation but able to seat 5 of us without await at lunchtime. Good choice of food and loved the theming. Probably our most expensive meal of the holiday once we had been persuaded to buy the photo!
August 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Aug 07
Been a few times now and it's always on our list to go back to. Food never disappoints and the atmosphere is superb. Recommended.
July 2014
Cleanliness [3] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [4]
Very Serious Dibber

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Join Date: Oct 12
Hard Rock Cafe is my favourite restaurant in Orlando

Yes its mainly burgers ribs etc etc but the theme of the restaurant and the atmosphere is amazing

i would really encourage everybody to go and experience Hard Rock Cafe
May 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Very Serious Dibber

Join Date: Sep 15
11 of us ate here, we were seated really quickly ( we didnt pre book ) our server was excellent and really made a fuss of our kids. I can't remember what we all ordered but everyone was happy with their food and the portions were very big. It's a little noisy but that adds to the atmosphere here.
February 2014
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]
Earning My Ears

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Join Date: May 11
Like others, I find the place relies more on atmosphere rather than quality of food. Visually the place is awesome both internally and externally. The menu seems to have shrunk over the years and we were disappointed in the quality of the burgers we ordered - both were served very pink when he both asked for them to be well done. I'm also not huge on the obligitory guitar pose photo and have them disturb you during your meal to check your pics. In the past I have enjoyed HRC here but have been disappointed by the food the last two visits. Will probably give it a miss next time I visit.
December 2013
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [1] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [3]
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Join Date: May 09
Our previous meals here have always been good.
I have to say the food was ok, the service was not that good,
When you think we booked months before hand for the thirteen of us to sit together, and they put us on two tables in different parts of the resteraunt.
They then charge a standard 20percent service charge and still expect a tip.
I dont think i will be eating at the parks anymore,price wise and service wise.
I found better service and hot food and more reasonably priced on the 192 and the 27.
December 2013
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [3] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [3]
Proud to wear my Ears

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Join Date: Apr 08
I like this place more for the atmosphere than the food. My Friend got married here on the cafe roof a couple of years ago so have good memories of the place as i got to see around the place a little bit. The food is good. I wouldn't say great but I had no complaints. there are nicer and cheaper restaurants out there. Cannot complain about the service and the cleanliness of the place. Location is perfect when leaving the universal parks. Always managed to get a table pretty quickly but there is plenty to keep your eyes occupied if you do have a short wait at the bar. Would recommend going for the experience.
October 2013
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [3] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
New Member

Join Date: Jun 15
Adore this restaurant, go to it every time we have gone to universal studios! Twisted Mac n cheese has got to be the best option on the menu as well as the combo platter starter both are excellent. Love the memrobilla as well as the staff who are all enthusiastic. Another great place to dine 😃😃
October 2013
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
slightly serious Dibber

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Join Date: Jan 15
Huge portions!
This place was great, the service was fantastic...
But I recommend sharing a starter.
Food was cooked perfect, and just an all round great lunch
September 2013
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]

Join Date: Jan 70
After a busy day around Islands of Adventure I was really looking forward to eating here. Disappointed that we couldn't pre book a table to start with. Then disappointed with the food. Really didnt live up to he great expectations we had. Should have gone to TGI's
August 2013
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [2] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [2]
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Join Date: Oct 06
I was looking forward to eating here as I have eaten in other locations and found the food, surroundings and service excellent. The setting is fantastic with all of the memorabilia on the walls and ceiling. The food was very good and reasonably priced. I had the honey mustard chicken sandwich, others had the legendary, the californian and the local specialty, which included mac and cheese in the burger. Not one complaint amongst us. Here is the bad bit. The server, Ty, gave us all of 1 minute to decide our drinks after getting our menus. He then returned with them and wanted our order, I asked for more time and got an eye roll and a stomp off. When he returned, he asked if we had any questions, which my daughter had. 'What is a day pickle?' reply 'a regular pickle, do you want that?'. Food was ordered and delivered and as stated earlier, delicious. About five bites in, Ty returned and asked if we wanted dessert. He was told we didn't know yet. He returned and asked again before we were finished and was told no. He then began removing plates before we were all finished, my daughter was mid mouthful when he reached for hers. She soon told him.

What was supposed to be a relaxing break from the parks turned into the opposite. I do hope it is only that one server that treats customers like that, but unfortunately I won't be returning to this restaurant.
August 2013
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [1] Overall Impression [3]
Trading Disney Pins

Join Date: May 12
loved it, the kids enjoyed it food was the best, the waiter was really nice.
August 2013
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Swimming at the All Star Resort

Join Date: Feb 13
We were looking forward to eating here but it was a big disappointment. I hated being pressured to having a photo taken and then being asked to buy it while you're trying to eat. I had a cheeseburger and my wife had a garden burger. They were ok, nothing special to be honest. The service was not great either. She wasn't particularly friendly and seemed to be on a mission to get us out as quickly as she could. Overall, it was a mediocre experience at best.
May 2013
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [3] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [2]
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Join Date: Mar 12
Ate here as a party of 8 with 2 kids on the last night of our hols. Atmosphere is fantastic and the memorabilia is amazing. Food was good but not the best we've had. Service was really good even though it was packed on a busy dinner service. Kids enjoyed playing with the interactive sections on the wall
May 2013
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Aug 09
We love this place. Food is great, cocktails are strong, and the vibe is excellent> Loved it so much we ate here 4 times. Give it a go its well worth the visit. 10/10
September 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Proud to wear my Ears

Join Date: Sep 11
We had one of our best meals of the trip here, typically on the last day of our holiday! Kids meals were pretty standard fare but to be honest I found that at most restaurants. Me and my wife both had the pulled pork sandwiches which were dee-lish! Would highly recommend
July 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 10
The food here was quite good but not brilliant. I had their standard burger and it was nice and cooked thoroughly but not really any better (or worse) than other burgers I'd had. DD also had a cheeseburger which was fine. My wife had the twisted mac, chicken and cheese and thought it also came with peppers in the cheesy sauce but it didn't. She may have been thinking of the chili flakes which she declined. She said it was a bit samey after a while.

For dessert my wife and daughter shared the peanut butter and chocolate sundae which they enjoyed. I had the cheesecake in a glass but this was a bit disappointing - I prefer a slice so that I'm not left with the biscuity base right at the end. It was a bit weird choosing our desserts - we were shown examples on a tray rather than being given the menu to think over. It meant we felt a bit rushed.

Regarding the service, we found that it wasn't that great. We didn't see much of our server. It didn't help that the server we had to begin with was swapped for another one because it was the end of the other woman's shift - or something. To be honest it was difficult to hear what was being said, which brings me to another point. Perhaps I'm getting old, but it was a bit loud and noisy in here.

Overall, the meal was fine but nothing better than we'd had elsewhere. And considering it was the most expensive meal we'd had, I think we had far better value for money - and better service - elsewhere.
June 2012
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [3]
Stuck in the Tower of Terror

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Join Date: Mar 12
I had really been looking forward to eating at Hard Rock cafe not really sure why but it didnt disappoint. I ordered the nachos with chicken, when they came out the plate was huge i had ordered them to share with my boyfriend but found they were still too big. they were the best nachos I have ever eaten though and would definately order them again even if I cant manage to finish them.

I then ordered the Mac, Chicken and Chesse it came in a large pasta bowl with two big pieces of garlic bread and a chicken breast cut up on the top. Before I went I had been dying to have an american Mac and Cheese, it was amazing one of my favourite meals of the whole holiday. It was too much after all those nachos though and i did leave a little bit.

The only downside to Hard Rock was the price it was the most expensive place we ate but was still good value for money. we always split the bill and it worked out $38.00 each which still isnt bad.
April 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 11
I was expecting brilliant things from here but wasn't impressed. We had to wait for the staff to finish their conversation before we were seated and when we were seated, our waitress was rude and trying to rush us. We both had a burger which was honestly one of the worst we had all holiday, although the chips were nice. We settled the bill and left. I thought you would be able to walk around and look at the memorobilla but you can't as they have tables obstructing. I would recommend a drink at the bar if you want to see inside but I wouldn't recommend the food. I also didn't like that they have items for sale on your table as the waitress mentioned it a few times and I felt pressurised in some senses.
February 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [2] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [2]
Proud to wear my Ears

Join Date: Sep 12
Food is fab here, really enjoyed it, big portions none of us could finish our meals, only downside our waiter was very slow, waited 15 mins to pay with 2 tired children I ended up takin them outside so he took the hint!
February 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Oct 09
Hard Rock never disappoints.All 5 of us ordered different things and no-one was disappointed. Wait time was about 15 mins once we had placed order. Def warrants another visit !
October 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 11
Often go here a few times during my stay, it's one of my face restaurants, staff are always very friendly and the food is lovely. I love all the music bits everywhere and the new(ish) interactive wall they have is very impressive for children. You can not go wrong with a hard rock burger...yummy!
October 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]

Join Date: Jan 70
First time eating here. Went because of the name. Firstly, I don't like places that take your photo on the way in and try to sell it at your table, I came to eat, not pose.

The food was rubbish, maybe it was an off day, but the chicken was dry, the ribs were tough and it just tasted horrid. Staff couldn't be bothered to ask how it was or do a follow up so they have no idea how bad the food is.

Was expecting more from them to be honest.
October 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [1] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [2]
Excited about Disney

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Join Date: Jan 10
First time we had eaten here and the last. We went for evening dinner and were hugely disappointed. I had BBQ half-roast chicken which pretty much consisted of just a leg and a wing, no sign of any breast. The waiter wasnt very helpful nor talkative. You dont get a lot for your money.
September 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [2] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [2]
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Join Date: Nov 08
Love the Hard Rock Cafe! Went back this trip as a surprise for Michael as he worships anything rock.

Burgers are IMMENSE! and the waiter was mental! really really good atmosphere in the place and nothing was too much trouble (dressings on the side, no cucumber etc etc etc).

Last trip we were taken to the Lennon Room which was awesome but even without that doing the tour of the memorabillia in the restaurant was fab - loving the new interactive wall!
July 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [3]
Excited about Disney

Join Date: Mar 10
Been to the Hard Rock a few times now and on each occasion the food has been very good, atmosphere is great, the staff are always pleasant.

We have our picture taken when entering the restaurant and have bought it every time, usually a great memento.

The kids really enjoy the video wall touch screen thing which keeps them occupied while we wait for the food :)
May 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Very Serious Dibber

Join Date: Feb 09
We visited here whilst drifting from Islands of Adventure to Universal. The minute you walk into the place your breathe will be taken away. The theming of it is spectacular, so much around you in terms of memorabilia you wouldn't know where to look next. The food itself isn't 5 star quality, and you do pay abit too much for what you receive, but the experience of eating there is easily worth it.
May 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
New Poster (2)

Join Date: Jan 13
We as a family of 5 went there for our evening meal. SO dissapointed. It took an hour for our meal to arrive, we had to keep reminding them. When it did arrive they got my sons wrong. However the manager did apologise and gave us a discount, but it really was a total let down
April 2011
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [2] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [3]
Relaxing at the Grand Floridian

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Join Date: Sep 08
Dined here twice on our recent 2 week trip. Had a late lunch both days & seated almost straight away. Food was good & plentiful & servers were very attentive both times.
April 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Apr 09
Loved this Restaurant! One of my Fav throughout Orlando!
I love the music and the layout..and the food is lovely!
My Dad also took a liking to the waitress's legs..and got slightly embarrassed when i broke it to her ;)
December 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 10
A lovely large restaurant. You can book priority seating 30 days in advance which means you get the next available table.

Menu is a bit on the expensive side but on par with theme park prices.

Very varied menu options for appetisers and entrees, we are always too full for dessert!

DH loves their hot wings, every portion of hot wings he has had since has never lived up to the ones here.

There is a lovely sharing starter which we had and the burgers are delicious.

The main room can be quite loud but there is a quieter side room that we were seated in which was much better and meant you could carry a normal conversation.

Excellent service, very friendly waitress and delicious food.

Is on our list this year for the hot wings alone!
November 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Sep 08
A enjoyable evening was had by all. Good food ,brilliant atmosphere and service.

Love to look at all the memrobilia.
October 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Sep 09
Ate here last September, didnt think it was up to much, probably wont eat here again, its expensive, the food inside the hard rock hotel is much nicer :)
September 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [2] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [2]
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Join Date: Feb 12
Wonderful dining place with great food and atmosphere!
We have visited here several times over the years and have never had a bad experience!
The main food options are burgers or sandwiches with fries but they are done to your taste and very well too!
Given that we are returning to Universal in 2012 we will probably stop here for our lunch between parks :)
September 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Apr 10
My boyfriend absolutly loves this place so this visit was for him but i am very pleased we went the food was lovely and staff were great little bit pricey tho but was as expected!
August 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 07
Hated the photo when we arrived thought it was a freebie til they came round with it and wanted $$ it wasn't even that good as I had my eyes closed in it, although a good shake of the head and wasn't pestered to buy it which I was thankful for.

We were seated right by the pink caddy and were wowed by the experience (TIP: when in the different rooms look up at the ceiling), took loads of photos which people didn't seem to mind me taking whilst they were eating.

Food was good and if ordering certain drinks you got souvenir glasses to pick up in the store (just take reciept), server was great she came round with the tray of the desserts you could order, sadly I didn't have room for them all.

They can omit anything from the meals just ask them to do it and nothing was too much trouble, only whinge about Hard Rock Cafe is the service could be a little bit slow due to how busy the place is, other than that I would definitely visit again.
August 2010
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Jun 10
Had a great meal at this restaurant. Was a bit of a wait to get a seat but then again its a very popular place. Did find it strange that everyone applauded at the end of the Michael Jackson Thriller video when it was played (pretty sure a lot of people thought it was live).
August 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Sep 08
We ate here for my birthday (rock chic at heart) it was a few years from we had last been but the menu was still more or less the same I was looking forwadr to the fajatias anyway which were delicious. Frozen orange soemthing cocktail was yummy and we all had a great meal!

It did seem a lot quieter than previous visits and we had no wait at all for a table I wish they didn't do that can a take your picture as you go in though I hate getting my picture taken!
July 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Feb 09
I was really looking forward to dining at HRC but the reality didnt live up to our expectations.
We arrived as a walk in about 5pm, it was very quiet, we was seated quickly and our drink order taken. Food order taken shortly after by another waitress. Food came within 20 mins by another server. DH and DS10 had bugers and DS12 and I had pulled pork sandwhich. The PP was not nice :( I left most of mine and the fries on all our plates were cremated. I didnt have any cutlery so sat for 5 mins trying to catch another waitresses eye.
We didnt bother with dessert.
May 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [1] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [2]
Excited about Disney

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Join Date: Mar 09
We had vouchers for a free meal as compensation from a ticket company. To be fair it wasa quiet day at Universal and we walked striaght in. Had the photo with the guitar and were quickly seated. The menu was a little restricted because of the complimentary vouchers, but the pulled pork was ordered and was great. lovely themed setting. Not sure I would want to pay for a meal there as I suspect it would be quite expensive.
March 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]
Relaxing at the Grand Floridian

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Join Date: Apr 06
Booked it the day before for 7pm. Turned up 15 minutes prior to time booked and eventually sat down at the table at 7.10 which we thought was pretty good. The food was good. DH had a rack of ribs and I had half BBQ chicken. The atmosphere is great. At one point they showed Thriller and several of the staff got up and did a perfect dance routine whilst the video was being shown.
The service was good.
November 2009
Cleanliness [1] Quality of Food [2] Location [1] Friendliness of Staff [1] Overall Impression [2]
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Join Date: Apr 07
The food is very tasty and there's plenty of choice. Nice atmosphere and great decor. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only downfall is that it is a little slow.
October 2009
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Getting to know the DIBB

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Join Date: Feb 11
was embarrassed by the photo on entrance. However my sons was ultra cool! Had to buy it. The food was good, and atmosphere great.Defo going back this year
October 2009
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Excited about Disney

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Join Date: May 09
Fantastic setting and decor. Classic american food of good quality. Music loud and atmosphere lively, great place to try. Definitely a place to go at least once every trip to Orlando!
October 2009
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Earning More Ears

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Join Date: Oct 09
We ate here after visiting Universal Studios and lived up to the same standards as other Hard Rock's.

Had our photo taken as we went in and could then buy it for $20, it was a good quality and a nice souvenir.

Food and service were both excellent.

The best part is spening ages looking at all the different memorabilia.

September 2009
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]

Join Date: Jan 70
have eaten here a few times and the food is always good. The service is great too. This time we visited and there was live music it was so loud we couldn't hear our server or each other. Food still great although did feel a bit rushed this time.
September 2009
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]
Excited about Disney

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Join Date: Feb 09
Just love Hard Rock.
Food excellent, service excellent (our server was a joy and really funny!). Love the memorabilia!
Not much more to say. Go every visit and highly recommend it.
August 2009
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Apr 09
Overall Hard rock was great...would definately go back next trip... although my 3 year old had a kids burger and we were not told that unless stated it will be cooked medium...we did not like the idea of undercooked food at her age. All other meals were very good.
May 2009
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [3] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Apr 09
This is one of my favourite places to eat in Orlando.
The food is delicious and the postions are huge, I struggled to finish, but couldn't justify leaving any ;)
I love the atmosphere and the look of the place, we happened to go in early May 2009 and it was surprisingly really quiet so after we finished our meal we actually spend half an hour just wandering round a lot of the empty rooms taking photos and admiring the memorabilia!

A word of warning though, the alcoholic drinks come VERY strong.
We ordered a Jack Daniels and coke and it was a short and must have had just a tiny splash of coke, we had to buy an extra coke to be able to drink it ;)

Love the Hard Rock Cafe!
May 2009
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jan 10
Me and my partner ate here on a Tuesday evening and i couldnt fault it, our waiter was fantastic and so was the food although there was far too much, i made the mistake fo ordering nachos for a starter and then following it with a burger of which i could only manage a couple of bites! We also had cocktails and purchased the picture they took of us on entering and the entire meal cost (including photo) was $80.00 which i thought vas more than worth it, a brilliant experiance and would definately return!
April 2009
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jan 07
Two words: yummy cocktails! This restaurant has great theming, some great pieces of rock memorabilia including some Thin Lizzy discs which is very cool. The majority of the staff are really friendly. All the food was very good and came as ordered, the desserts are huge but amazing. The cost is average for this type of place, and well worth it.
January 2009
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Dec 03
Never been back since Oct 2008.

Worst service from any restaurant ever , waitress was a complete waste of oxygen as she took for ever to get our drinks and cocked up the food order with the table next to us.

Once we got the right food order it was was lukewarm and my daughter's burger was undercooked.

Once we had finished and paid the bill I realised I left my wallet on the table , went back into the restaurant within 5 minutes of leaving knowing full well that we had left the table with waitress clearing and cleaning it and she still was cleaning our table when I went back in that she must of have or handed my wallet to Management. I received my wallet back but minus around $100 (which was sneakily took as they left plenty other notes hoping that I wouldnt notice) which I pointed out but she wasnt too helpful. After a few choice words I left but was grateful everything else was there

So have avoided the placed since... Untrustworthly staff and down right rude management
October 2008
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [2] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [1] Overall Impression [1]
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Join Date: Sep 08
i don't think you can get a bad review at this place , we've been here more than a dozen times and it's pure class, food is excellent service is excellent and the staff are so proffesional..top marks
September 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Aug 10
Granted, the food was a little on the expensive side. However, this was undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable meals of the holiday.

The food quality was great, the staff were friendly and helpful and the deco was great. The restaurant was huge, however being split into rooms with collections of tables helped to make it feel more intimate.

Would definitely recommend and will be revisiting on our next visit.
September 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 08
Unfortunately, we had high expectations for this restaurant and left feeling very let down. Food was dry and unappetising, surroundings were ok, but not spectacular. Staff were useless and thought looking good was all that was required of them. Very expensive and really not worth a trip. Even the kids didn't enjoy their food. Would not bother going back.
August 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [2] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [2]

Join Date: Jan 70
the ultimate dining expierience
August 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 09
Ive been to a few Hard Rock's in various locations, and this is the biggest. Went in Sept 07 for luch and it was good, so went back in June 08. Dinner was good, taken on time for our party of 6. I had to return a steak as it wasnt cooked to my liking, and the staff were very attentive. I would recommend a meal in this place and make sure you have a good look inside!
June 2008
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Feb 08
Fab food and Fab service, especially when they made my DH stand on his chair for his 21st birthday! It was a lovely meal!
November 2007
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 11
Absolutely love Hard Rock Cafe... staff are great, food is good and the atmosphere is brilliant!
September 2007
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Feb 06
This was a fantastic restaurant to visit if not just for all the memorabilia around you. We were thrilled by the pink cadillac and the servers were so 'rock cool' and looked as if he had walked straight off the stage after a midnight gig. Unfortunately, we were not sat at the best table and would have prefered a booth, I did notice one family ask to be moved and they were with no problem at all (should have thought of that!) The food was great, although my sister had the crab cakes and she felt they were very dry and tasteless. Dbro had a steak and it was huge and very tasty, I had the bacon cheese burger and it was really good, like a burger should be (with meat in it). Overall we found it great and would certainly return - asking for a table closer to the bar and more stuff.
September 2007
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Nov 02
Our teenagers voted this the best meal of our holiday

STayed at the Hard Rock Hotel, flashed our room key & got almost straight in.
August 2007
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Feb 09
bit pricier than most restateraunts but not to bad.Food is good & service was good , will try & sell you photos key rings etc so be prepared but no real hard sell.
enjoyed the ambience of the place well worth a trip.
August 2007
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Feb 10
Went in whilst we were at Universal for some lunch and was overall pleased with the service and food. Would recommend :)
March 2007
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Apr 06
good food good atmosphere will do again, even though it gets busy ,once in and seated you ARE NOT rushed great place
February 2007
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Feb 09
This is a great setting and the food is good enough but nothing to shout about. Very noisy as well (obviously) so if you are looking for a nice family dinner where you can have a chat, this is not the place for you. But young people seem to enjoy the whole theme of the place which is fun.
February 2007
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Imagineer

Join Date: Jun 05
This is again another regular place on our list, last time we went it was after HHN it was open late and still the food and drink was good
October 2006
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: May 04
had quite a long wait to be seated. very good atmoshere and friendly service. food was usual standard for the hard rock chain.
October 2006
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Feb 10
When we arrived it was loud and the first thing we saw was the pink car spinning on top of the bar it is a great atmosphere walking in too the Hard Rock Cafe. The food in here was amazing I would reccommend the steak fajitas they came out sizzling and it just added to all the different noises around you it was brilliant in the Hard Rock Cafe and is great for a night out after the parks!
September 2006
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Oct 11
We have eaten here quite a few times, but when we went in 2006 we had a really brilliant experience in particular! It was my sister's birthday, and when we told the waitress not only did she have sparklers/cake etc she got her up on the bar! which was brilliant, we weren't quite sure she was going to make it! - everyone was singing and cheering and it really made her night - ever if it was a tad embarassing! - a great memory, this place is great!
August 2006
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 06
liked this restaurant so much that we visited it three times,dh was really impressed with fajitas and tha starters were great.The staff were very friendly on all three occassions and had no trouble being seated or the food coming out quickly,overall a must do
April 2006
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Trying for More Ears

Join Date: Aug 06
We love HRC been to a few all over the world

This one wasnt quite as good as the others we have been to

Service not great, food not bad (just not as good as others), overly noisey, surprised as it wasnt that busy.

Would recommend other HRC before I would this.
November 2005
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [3]
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Join Date: Feb 03
we spent 2 nights on site at Universal and both nights we ate here, it really did give us some of the best meals in the whole holiday. The fajitas were huge and the open steak sandwich was awesome server was attentive despite the place being packed out on both occassions
October 2005
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 04
Typical American fayre is to be found at the Hard Rock Cafe and very well done it is too. We enjoyed steak and ribs served promptly and with a smile, it isn't cheap but worth the extra for the experience. This is not a quiet or relaxing venue so save your conversation for elsewhere, but teens will enjoy the rock music videos and music memorabilia and you can spend a while just looking around. Conveniently located between the two Universal parks it can be packed at mealtimes with long waits for tables, so make a reservation for this one and bypass the queues.
July 2005
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Apr 06
Everything was good about this place, food, service, quality. The loud music playing all day really sets the atmosphere! If possible, make reservations because the queues can be very long. We had burgers, but there were plenty of other things available, typical american diner food. We'll definately be going back this year.
April 2005
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Feb 04
Thought the food was good and restaurant theming was excellent, unfortunately our server was terrible wrong meals,drinks spoiled our dining experience
January 2005
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [1] Overall Impression [2]
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Join Date: Apr 08
Great food and theming!
The jumbo combo is gorgeous and a great appetizer.
From pulled pork sandwiches to burgers to pasta there is something for everyone.
Oh and did I mention the heavenly hot fudge brownie sundae?
Go,you will love it :)
October 2004
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 02
We always eat here at least once if not more per holiday. The atmosphere is great and the food is excellent for the price. The best thing though is we joined the Hard Rock All Access programme, we paid $25 which gave us a card that gives us the first available, preferred seating, just by showing your ALL ACCESS card. On one ocassion we hit the cafe at a very busy time and there were at least 30 people waiting in line outside to get in, we showed the card and were allowed straight in and given the very next available table. The card also comes with $20 credit which you can offset against the bill.
October 2003
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Sep 08
Enjoyed our meal here. Bit manic trying to get a reservation but we managed eventually. The food was nice but the experience was fantastic. Could spend hours looking at all the memoribilla.
January 1970
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Jul 12
We've eaten here every time we have visited Orlando. We stay in on-site hotels at Universal so get priority seating here which is certainly a bonus! When we visited in 2012 we ate here for my boyfriend's birthday. Outstanding food quality, well-priced and the staff were lovely and polite. When we mentioned it was my boyfriend's birthday they all seemed so excited and took him up to the stairs for everyone in the place to sing 'Happy Birthday' to him, then he got a free desert which was a really good size and to his taste. We loved this place so much we made the choice to visit a number of times during our holiday despite planning to eat elsewhere. The vibe of the place is really cool and appealed to all 10 of us in our group (aged between 16-70 at the time) Definitely my favorite restaurant I've visited so far. :)
January 1970
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]


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