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Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver

3.8
3.8
3873 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Enjoy our one-of-a-kind Aquarium Restaurant and make a splash with deliciously fresh seafood, steak, chicken and decadent desserts all served in an unbelievable underwater setting. Guests are seated around an elaborate 50,000 gallon aquarium with over 100 species of colorful fish and marine life – you may see a mermaid or two! Aquarium Restaurant offers guests an exciting and unique dining experience in an extraordinary setting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 561-4450

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties are welcome & can reserve our Nautilus Ballroom, special picnic area, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge & Exhibit areas for your functions.

  • Private party contact

    Sales Department: (303) 561-4459

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Aquarium Adventure Exhibit is over one million gallons of family fun! Discover how much fun & mystery lurks in the depths of our planet's aquatic systems. Observe swimming tigers & a variety of aquatic life such as sharks, otters & a vast array of fish from all water around the world. Don't miss out on the opportunity to snorkel or dive with the fish & sharks! Call or visit our website to see the latest events & festivals being held on the weekends. There's always fun & adventure at the Downtown Aquarium!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,873 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Kid Friendly

  • Denver

    Kid Friendly

  • Denver

    Scenic View

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  1. J

    Jayhdjdj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always awesome to watch fish swim while eating one of their brethren. Looking them in the eye as you take a bite shows dominance.
  2. RD

    RebeccaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The food was not very good at all and it was way overpriced and I had to walk through a crowd of people around the corner to go to the bathroom
  3. BH

    BarbH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I ordered the grilled shrimp. Well I didn't see 1 grill mark and the shrimp was cold and it had a nasty green sauce on it when it stated a marinade? I was very dissapointed in it. My husband ordered the broiled captains type platter and he had the same skinny shrimp I had and he wasn't very impressed with it. Our friend and grandkids had a really good meal chicken Alfredo and 2 kids meals were much better than ours. Together we spent almost $200 for 5 meals...3 adults and 2 kids .. sorry but very overpriced. We get much better "grilled" shrimp at Texas roadhouse
  4. T

    Travel80016

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service very good. Staff friendly and very accommodating.
  5. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Our server was clearly over sat, which happens, but he continually was attentive to the larger table beside us and ignored us. He let us sit there for almost 20 minutes before even acknowledging us. He then disappeared to go smoke, which we could smell on him, and left our food under the warmer. He served one member of our party the entirely wrong entree, but she was afraid to ask for a new one for how long it took to get the first one. The seafood was tough because it was left under the warmer. I’d like to go back again because our experience was not like that the last time we went. I hope it was just a tough night!
  6. RD

    ReginaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good, the portion sizes were large, including the kids meals and the service was excellent. Our server went above and beyond and had a great personality. Our table was right by the tank and the kids loved it.
  7. IM

    IreneM

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to eat. The service is always great (Jessica was our server this trip) and we love the menu selection - different types of food and desserts for all of our picky eaters. Love to sit by the aquarium glass and relax and watch the fish swim by.
  8. AJ

    AnnJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't miss this unique dining experience! We will make this a destination for future visits to Denver.
  9. KC

    KristiC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Fun place for kids to observe the fish during lunch!
  10. AC

    AaronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Hallie was awesome! Best ever! Helped my wife with something special and we will never forget her!
  11. MN

    MichelleN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The cheeseburgers were overcooked and dry. The mahi mahi was covered with parmesan cheese even though that wasn't listen on the menu. For the price, the food was not prepared well. My kids and I were disappointed.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Served all but one person their meal who happened to be an elderly woman. Waited a long time and finally had to go to kitchen to ask for other meal and sauce that was needed to eat one of the meals that was served. Food average. The only great thing was the aquarium fish everywhere.
  13. JW

    JeremyW

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    The calamari was the most bland food I’ve ever eaten. The rest of the food was what I would expect from an amusement park, not a crazy expensive restaurant.
  14. BG

    BriahG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    WAY overpriced, smelly, and noisy. The food was basic, but the price tag was HUGE. The server did what she could, but not amazing. I also find it absurd that you have to walk through the gift shop to get to it.
  15. CW

    ChuW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very slow service. We got seated at 11:00am and ordered food around 11:05am. Food didn’t come until 11:45am and really cut into our aquarium time. Or waiter didn’t check up on us once. We had to flag her down to get water refills. She also gave us the wrong bill. Food is mediocre but didn’t expect much from this type of establishment. The grilled cheese wasn’t melted and medium steak was more than well done. The veggies that came with my salmon weren’t fresh either. If you’re there for the mermaid show, that’s now on hold too. If you can, avoid the restaurant.
  16. PY

    PattyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All four diners were very pleased with their selection. My shrimp were all delicious, especially the bacon wrapped ones. The rice and beans were flavorful, not just spicy. And the fresh vegetable selection was generous and tasted great. We tried crocodile in the appetizer and decided it doesn't really taste like chicken--it has a taste all it's own and we liked it. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The fish swimming by were fantastic! We will be back.
  17. NS

    NaomiS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were six of us for dinner. We had reservations for 6:15 pm. The hostess was so pleasant and seating us immediately upon arrival. We did not have to wait for drinks or service. The atmosphere is amazing and the food delicious. The portions were large enough for us to share. Granted it was six women. We absolutely loved having dinner here. It was a first for all of us. Exceptional customer service.
  18. p

    pdillo63

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We made reservations for two at 5:00 pm on Saturday. We were seated and had to wait 15 - 20 minutes before any of the wait staff came. We could not order certain drinks because the blender was broken (not a very good excuse, there should be a back-up, a decent manager would have this well in hand). The main entree was good, the sides vegetables were not. I would not recommend this restaurant except for the view of the aquarium. Overprices for the service and quality of the food.
  19. RC

    RonaldC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    View was spectacular, while busy the service was excellent. Highly recommend but maybe later when most of the young children are in bed. A very romantic place for a first date with a partner you want to impress.
  20. S

    Smitty

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit for locals and out of town guests. First time eating at the restaurant and will be back. Food and Prices are moderate in comparison to other similar eateries.
  21. BM

    BritnieM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I really liked my food, but my eight year old son did not. He tried two different kind of shrimp and didn’t like either. The cheese cake was amazing and the coconut shrimp were so good. Staff was great and sitting next to the aquarium was so cool.
  22. KH

    KeithH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had so off the best food that I've ever had at a restaurant. The hamburger was cooked perfect.
  23. SC

    SC1987

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Not very impressed. Service was so so. Food was ok, but hoped for better with the price. Very disappointed that they no longer have their mermaids. That was the whole reason we chose to eat there. Save your money and go elsewhere!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our grandson’s 13th birthday. The food was amazing, the service spectacular! And the ambience of watching the different sea life was really cool. We all enjoyed ourselves and had a wonderful time. Great experience! We definitely recommend this dining experience!
  25. A

    Alyssa

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    They need more servers and better seating arrangements. The whole restaurant smells like sweat and fish tank water. Food was okay.
  26. CP

    CaseyP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with the best view! So fun for the kids and the food was great! the entire staff was kinda, fun and engaging!
  27. NW

    NicholeW

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Slow service he forgot he about us several times, didn’t come back to check to see if everything was ok. He lost our debit card and it was found in the wash with the dishes! The food was good the steak was dry and hard to eat. I was never asked how I wanted it cooked either!
  28. LV

    LillianV

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was enchanting, would make a great Mermaid!
  29. EC

    EricaC

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Food was mediocre. The Shrimp Kisses were just OK, the chicken lettuce wraps had great flavor, but were cold, and and with stuffed catfish. We immediately ordered the kids meals and requested that they come out ASAP/first. Our app came out quickly, while our meals (and the kids) took another 50 minutes to arrive. It had clearly been sitting somewhere for a while. Against our better judgement, we let the kids get ice cream and a cupcake for our daughter's birthday. We thought since it's pre-made it surely wouldn't take long. That took another 30 minutes to come out, and the ice cream was melted. The tables around us were sat later than us, ate, and left by the time we started eating. Sitting against the tank was really neat, but the service was awful (I really think it was just ours), and the food was cold. We will not be returning.
  30. AS

    AllenS

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Fantastic food as always. Service was not the greatest this trip.
  31. KH

    KirstenH

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We got the worst service I’ve ever had in my life, food was cold, drinks were warm, the server never came back to clear plates or refill drinks but we’re still expected to tip on a percentage of the bill which is a crazy amount because the food is so expensive. She didn’t even deserve 5% of the bill as tip in my opinion. My toddler went without a drink almost the entire time because we kept asking but she kept “forgetting”. She tried to set down our entrées ON TOP of huge appetizer plate, instead of clearing it first. I received the wrong order but she was so terrible, I didn’t even try correcting it because I knew it would be another hour before it came back out. I’m very sad I chose The Aquarium to celebrate my birthday as we don’t go out that much and this was just a terrible experience and waste of money.
  32. CK

    ChristyK

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Worst experience! We waited an hour for just a bottle of wine.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Passing thru to Glenwood Springs,CO…. The atmosphere was amazing but the food not so much…
  34. EM

    EMor

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Our drink order was not what was in the menu, we paid for bottled root beer to get off brand cans, we requested the special icee and didn't get it. The food was of a quality you'd expect from Applebee's or Perkins for 2-1/2 times the cost. Dessert was delicious though.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Food wasn’t fresh and definitely not worth the price. Waitresses were too busy. Ambiance was nice. The kids enjoyed seeing the fish. Probably won’t return.
  36. KP

    KaraP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my kids there and we had an amazing lunch! The food was great, the ambiance was amazing, and our server was fantastic!
  37. a

    anklesurgeon28

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Made a reservation and was placed as far away from the aquarium as possible. I have a 5yo so it was a big disappointment for him. It then took 15 min before a server even came by. Otherwise a decent experience, but could have definitely been improved with a little effort on their part
  38. TK

    TiffanyK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Had to wait forever to be sat, took a very long time for drinks and entrees to come out. The food and drink was not worth the price. I would not recommend coming here if you are in a hurry.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to visit colorado and was treated great and our server was so kind and did a superb job
  40. AR

    AnnR

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Pictures on the Internet make it very deceiving. Food was subpar and service as well. Would recommend to save your money and go somewhere else

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver

700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Aquarium Adventure Exhibit is over one million gallons of family fun! Discover how much fun & mystery lurks in the depths of our planet's aquatic systems. Observe swimming tigers & a variety of aquatic life such as sharks, otters & a vast array of fish from all water around the world. Don't miss out on the opportunity to snorkel or dive with the fish & sharks! Call or visit our website to see the latest events & festivals being held on the weekends. There's always fun & adventure at the Downtown Aquarium!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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