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About Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver

Dive into food and fun at the Downtown Aquarium – an underwater adventure! We offer a unique dining experience where you are seated in front of a 150,000 gallon aquarium home to more than 100 species of aquatic life from around the globe. You'll love our mouthwatering menu featuring deliciously fresh seafood, steak, chicken, pasta and decadent desserts. Pay a visit to The Dive Lounge, the perfect setting to unwind with one of our refreshing cocktails. Continue your adventure and explore our Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with over 1,250,000 gallons of water that house over 500 species of marine life, catch a glimpse of the magnificent Sumatran Tigers and immerse yourself in our 4D theater movie experience. Begin your Dining Adventure at Downtown Aquarium today!

700 Water Street
Denver, CO 80211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 561-4450

Website:
http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/

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!

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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our yearly calendar of events on our website to plan your visit! http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver/calendar.asp#6

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Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (50)
Fun (41)
Special Occasion (38)
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Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Scenic View (30)
Casual (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Romantic (11)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Waterfront (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

The Lobster tower salad was amazing! Rest of food was good. Our server was outstanding. Great place to go for a 'nice' meal with children. Watching the fish and divers in the tank was mesmerizing. A great place to take out of town guests.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my wife and I first time visiting this restaurant. We were in town from Chicago. The food was good and the service was nice. They even gave us a military discount. There's a gift shop where we bought a couple things. We set directly in front of the Aquarium. The fish were beautiful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Healthy, Organic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

It was amazing. My friend's first time so it was fun to show her around. And our waitperson was incredible. Very friendly yet professional. She knew when it was appropriate to chat with us and when to leave us alone. Best time for a girl's night out!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

This place was beyond amazing! The food was fantastic! I ordered the catch of the day which was trout fish with a side of rice mixed with crawfish, shrimps and Scallops. The seasoning and special sauce they put in the plate was so good! The service was also great. Her waitress was very attentive. I will definitely come back here!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The meals were delicious. Watching the fish swim around was very entertaining. The waitress had great knowledge of the fish. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a nice dinner celebrating a birthday. Aquarium tanks near the tables and lots of colorful fish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Service is slow and pay attention to menu prices because the servers do not and I got over charged.

Tags: Scenic View, Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Hostess tried to seat us at the worst table and we continually waited for help. The Menu has changed and the children's grilled shimp was not grilled it was cold and covered in pepper.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fun atmosphere with average food. The service was great.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Reservation at 545. Seated at 630 without an apology.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We took our kids and grandkids for dinner and had a great time. The food was excellent as was the service.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wait staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the fish in the dining room aquarium. Many choices for all diets. Food was very favorable.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food overall was very disappointing. The red fish and the sauce served on it was bland, and the vegetables served with it were soggy, like they had been microwaved, or reheated. Could not get them down. The calamari appetizer was served with some type of marinara sauce that, again was bland. Was expecting an aioli sauce for the price. The fish and chips tasted liked they had been fryed in oil that was several weeks old. Way overpriced for the quality of the meal served. Sadly, We won’t be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had friends from out of country visiting. Great experience

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great place to bring your out of town guests! Downtown Aquarium Restaurant is just that - a restaurant alongside the aquarium glass where your view is constantly changing throughout your meal. Allow additional time - not because of service issues (the service is excellent) but because everyone in your party will want to linger as you watch the tropical fish. (Don't try to time this restaurant around a concert or sports game.) Even the kids love it and remain engaged for an hour to an hour and a half in this unique dining experience, and then you can follow your meal with another hour walking through the exhibit upstairs. Tip: check the website before you go, click on Mermaids for showtimes in the dining room. If you time it just right, the mermaids will swim in the tank during your meal. Also, parking is free if your restaurant receipt is time-stamped 6:00 p.m. or after, and most nights there are discounts on the Aquarium itself (entrance next door) if you show your restaurant receipt time-stamped after 6:00 p.m. Join Landry's Select for birthday rewards - we saved around $75 this visit alone. The seafood menu is fantastic, difficult to accommodate my daughter's seafood allergy, however, due to the fryer being used both for fries and the seafood itself. Only negative: the pricing of the cocktails is outrageous, $9.99 if you don't keep the souvenir glass - not worth it, and there is no happy hour or drink special, which is frankly ridiculous. Kids love the kids menu including mac n cheese, pizza, etc and they love the rice krispie treat in the shape of a Sharkey you can "paint" with paint brushes and food coloring. This is an annual tradition for us, and a great experience anytime you want to dine downtown. Worth the drive!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Disabled Access, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We recieved a $200 gift card to get a membership for my family of 5 to the aquarium, a punch card with 4 discounts and 4 - $10 reward gift cards for an Xmas present.
We have had a membership a few years ago but never ate at the restaurant. We thought it would be fun to do both. I also had a free kids meal coupon. I presented the punch card asking to use the 20% off and the free kids meal coupon before we ordered. It wasn't until we were eating when the manager came over and said we could only use one coupon. The 20% was a better value. Then when we went to pay, I gave the waitress the reward gift cards plus my credit card. She then came back and told us that we could only use 1-$10 reward gift card. We were under the impression that the 4 cards were $40 in gift cards. So talk about a total disappointment when we expected to have a free kids meal, 20% off and $40 off our bill anded up paying most of the bill. We will never eat at that restaurant again nor any Landrys restaurants so the other 3 cards will go to waste.
We were told by the waitress that the person who bought us the Xmas present received the $10 rewards gift card for every $50 he spent. I have heard of restaurants given bonus gift cards for buying $xx amount of gift cards but never that you would use only use 1 at a time. That is ridiculous!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent as always. Friendly staff and good food. Also, can't beat the ambiance surrounded by fish and sometimes a mermaid show. Very fun place to take friends, family, and visitors.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The manger did not care that the food was not what we asked for. She offered a bowl of soup. Not acceptable will not return.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great memorable location for our trip from California. Thank You Aquarium Restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waitress was horrible! She was rude and unprofessional! Manager was much better! The burger was good. The salmon was dry and the kids grilled shrimp was covered in way too much pepper. Loved the atmosphere and the mermaids were great! They were only out for about 5 minutes while we were there though and we didn't know until right before they went in so we didn't get to see much of them.

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 (Montana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Not great. We should have ate somewhere better since we were on vacation. Just felt the overpriced mediocre fpod was a waste of one of our vacation nights

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The menu is uninspired, surprisingly devoid of interesting seafood options. It’s certainly overpriced for the quality you receive. You can get higher quality and more value from Red Lobster, which isn’t saying much. The staff seems to know all of this, but can’t make up for it with lackluster service.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very nice lunch...very kid friendly. Wait staff was patient and pleasant. Loved the mermaids. We had shrimp. It was well prepared and again wait staff was very good. We would definitely recommend and will be back.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Landry' S is a good restaurant but not at the aquarium. We booked lunch as we were visiting the aquarium over the holidays. The shrimp was overpriced and the salmon was only ok. A disappointment except for the lovely view of the aquarium.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went for a family reunion party of 8 the service was excellent, I regret not remembering the name of the waitress, he went that extra step to please everybody with a smile and also arrange with the mermaids show, So we can see it, cuz we were after show hours. My next time in Denver for sure I'll visit Aquarium Restaurant again.the food was amazing!!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This is our second time here. This time we brought friends from France. The ambiance is just great!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food and service was very good. Not for adults only parties since it is designed to cater to families and groups of varying compositions are seated in amongst of each other. As the evening progressed, atmosphere was quieter and more “adult”.
A touch expensive for all but a special occasion meal (ours was Christmas dinner).

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fish and chips and kids meals were great the lettuce wraps needs little help and the sauce was not v good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was a wonderful place for a family gathering, excellent food for the adults, try the broiled platter, and a blast for kids. I want to make the trip at least 1x per year, we'll worth it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The atmosphere was fun, the food was expensive for the quality and the vegan option was tasteless and simply a boring version of a regular dish.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was cheery and attentive but the food is awful. If it weren’t for the mermaid show, I would never go there for a meal. The Aquarium is to seafood what Casa Bonita is to Mexican food. Terrible food but unique entertainment.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nathan was our server and he was attentive, full of great info on the tanks, and checked in with us just the perfect amount of times, he was stellar! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love the Denver Aquarium. Very nice staff and enjoy viewing the tanks.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Everyone made my birthday a wonderful one and a relaxing one. I will return again the meal and staff was excellent .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good: aquarium view from table, food taste and serving size, friendly server
Bad: delay to clean table and seat us even with a reservation, slooooow service, salads use too much ice berg lettuce rather than better leaves

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was a Good Atmosphere, but food was not worth the cost.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic! Had an amazing time. Food was wonderful. Mermaids!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was excellent as our waitor was very personable. The food was served well .My sister and I come here whenever possible.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Disappointing and expensive. Slow, awkward service and food was very average yet over-priced.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife loved it.
Food
Service
Location
Parking were all great.
Only gripe background music to loud....

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