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Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver

3.9
3.9
3952 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 3,952 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Kid-friendly

  • Denver

    Great for scenic views

  • Denver

    Seafood

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  1. PM

    PegM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch during the week and it wasn’t crowded. Very enjoyable. Noise level was perfect but might be louder at a busy time. Good food and great waitress.
  2. KT

    KatalinaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a cute experience and the food was amazing.
  3. TJ

    TonyaJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    The flier circulating on social media advertised a Thanksgiving Buffet to 9pm. I made reservations for my kids and I for 6:45pm which was the earliest time slot available. When we arrived we were told the buffet ended “around 4”. So even though we drove 45 mins and paid $8 parking, we left. We’ll come back for other events but I hope your content creators are more clear with the ads next time.
  4. AH

    AmandaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The full menu great the Thanksgiving buffet horrible 5 people 300.00 not worth it.
  5. J

    Jackie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Other than no desert on the desert tables, food was great.
  6. KR

    KimberlyR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good variety, delicious food. Friendly staff. Very nice Thanksgiving buffet.
  7. MS

    MyrnaS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Disappointed. We enjoyed last years but the food quality was down and a $6/person senior increase then nearly $4.00 for a cup of coffee. We’re looking elsewhere next year and Easter
  8. s

    suzano

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful way to celebrate thanksgiving and my grandsons birthday! Food was very good! The price was steeper then I like considering we had two kids under 2 who eat in seconds flat so the adult meals were small and quick for the price. I would do this again with the hopes of a longer stay to enjoy the food more! So so nice!
  9. JW

    JayW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasant staff was very helping and friendly. Host was the best ever.
  10. SW

    SamW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Service was good, food was mediocre especially for the price.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good experience. The atmosphere was great, loved sitting right next to the tank. The staff was super attentive, and helpful. Food was delicious!! Only issue was the seafood ravioli was lacking flavor. Otherwise we had an amazing time, they even took us early. Great ending to a trip.
  12. MU

    MikeUl

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, especially the dessert (crème brûlée), and the service was awesome. Our waitress was new but handle everything as a pro!
  13. C

    Candiblake1216

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the shrimp kisses redfish Melissa and it tasted fresh and delicious. Better than the Houston location, which I’ve visited MULTIPLE times. Service was attentive and non intrusive. Can’t remember his name…. Sorry.
  14. MF

    MelanieF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    My 6yo LOVED watching the fish and sharks as we ate. He ordered a kid’s grilled cheese and grapes. The grapes were dried out and the grilled cheese - the cheese wasn’t even melted. My fish and chips were fine. Nothing exciting, but okay. Our server was training and struggling a lot. I don’t need a sales pitch about some restaurant membership when I’m eating. We will skip the entire aquarium next time we’re in town. Fun to say we did it once.
  15. m

    melissa

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!! Great food, friendly staff, awesome service. The rib eye and added lobster tail were cooked perfectly. The appetizers were delicious. I had two for my dinner and a salad. The dessert were huge and delicious! The management were true leaders, clearing tables, bringing food and keeping things moving. It was extremely busy, but we didn't wait for anything!! They checked on us constantly! We will be back, what a great time!
  16. AE

    AriE

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time in Denver and we thought this was a “must do” while here and we were right! This was such an amazing experience. There was a tiger (at the aquarium)!! We had our caricatures done and she was amazing; provided places for us to visit while here. The dinner was delicious as well. I wanted more or was so tasty (steak and lobster) the view while eating was unique. We would definitely come back.
  17. DN

    DimiN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The service in the restaurant is very good. The soup and fried gator was delicious, but the lobster tail was very salty, shrimp was overcooked and chewy. The steak was poor quality - chewy and tough to eat. I ordered a medium well steak and got well done; my husband ordered medium and got medium rare.
  18. E

    Evanj

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was good and prompt. Food was good but could do with less mushrooms in the sauce. Overall good experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Booking a reservation through open table wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. We have a group of 12 (8 adults, 4 kids) and the limit on the app was 8. I booked a reservation for 8 then called the restaurant to check whether there was availability to accommodate our entire party of 12. When they picked up I told them about my issue and they checked on their end whether it was possible to book a table for 12. They mentioned the OpenTable platform doesn’t allow that option…and suggested we break into two groups which we were ok with. We agreed to do two tables of 6 at the time we wanted. A few minutes later they leave me a voicemail saying they had to book one reservation 15 mins earlier than the reservation I had requested because it was fully booked. So I call the restaurant back and tell them I still have my reservation for 8 on the app that I haven’t modified or cancelled. They proceed to tell me what they told me on the voicemail as if they did not hear what I had said in the beginning of the call… then I bring it up to them again that I still have my reservation for 8 and whether I can just decrease to 6 so we can be seated at the same time or to change their reservation from 6 to 4. Once we got to the restaurant it was pretty empty, probably only 3 or 4 tables occupied out of 30 or more…. So I really don’t understand why we had to split into two tables?? Other than that, service there was great and food was good. They just need to improve their seating arrangement plan / get more familiarized with the app platform if they plan to continue using it.
  20. T

    Twinmama

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have never been to this restaurant, you should go. Our service is always exceptional. The food is always good. I have never complained about the service or the quality here, which is surprising if you know me. The ambience is above and beyond your expectations. There is a fish tank the entire length of a wall with all sorts of of fish swimming around. We go there 3-4 times a year, our teenagers love to eat there after a visit to the Aquarium.
  21. MR

    MichelleR

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Seated quickly and nice atmosphere. Server was clearly overwhelmed but very attentive.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great finish to our family weekend in Denver!
  23. JV

    JodyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Had a perfect time celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. The place was clean and so much fun. The restaurant service and food was fantastic! Can't wait to go again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four families came together to celebrate the end of harvest. The little children loved the aquarium and the sting rays were a hit! We were place in a private dining area which was perfect for little ones. Easy to contain them. Their highlight was when they saw the mermaid! Thank you for giving us a special memory for all.
  25. DK

    DavidK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for families, very kid friendly (placemat/menu with crayons) with great kid food selections. Fast, friendly, attentive service and surprisingly excellent food. Great value as well. Can't beat having a table alongside the giant aquarium for ambience! The bar/lounge is in a different location from the restaurant so you don't have to put up with that stuff.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new chocolate raspberry mousse was to die for!
  27. NA

    NaquishaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Reservation was at 8pm. Some food was hard and cold. Some was fresh. All in all great experience just not worth the bill.
  28. J

    Justme

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    The food isn’t really good. It’s super salty. The people are amazing though. We were so attended to I can’t tell you who’s role was what. The service was outstanding
  29. DD

    DebiD

    Denver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were sat right next to a tropical fish aquarium so they helped pass the time while we waited.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A memorable and awesome experience for the entire family. Dining in the “water room” was Great
  31. WS

    jenfaWS

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Gotta day I was skeptical the restaurant would live up to the good reviews, but we were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meal given it’s location in an experience targeted at families with younger children. The surf and turf was a really great value - and a lot of food. Well cooked. Overall a very enjoyable meal.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Our server and management were amazing. They took full care and responsibility when informed of a food allergy. The environment is satisfying. The quesadilla (food allergy item) was perfect but the rest of the food was sub par. The bread had the frozen taste, the steak cooking management seemed a click off, the lobster seemed frozen and I didn't like vegetables (don't know if it's my taste or the cooking). Very expensive for the Applebee's quality food.
  33. SF

    SadFish

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    I was taken back by how badly this facility has degraded over the years. Everything is filthy including the aquariums which was disturbing. The part that effected me the most was the tiger you have there. It looked like it was in so much distress and it really made my son and I want to leave after we passed by. I can't understand why you have a tiger there when there seems to be a lack of funds to take care of the place. I hope someone is looking into this and has plans to correct what has happened. Otherwise, I wouldn't be surprised if this place was to be investigated soon, if not now.
  34. JS

    JoshS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We enjoyed the ambiance and the service was excellent
  35. LL

    LetishaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Bought a Groupon deal and there was so much confusion the front charged the coupon for the wristbands and then when we tried to use the $100 coupon for the restaurant it was an issue and took for ever to get it figured out other than that everything else was good. The employees had no idea about the Groupon deal so that was a mess
  36. SF

    SusanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We read many reviews that the food at the Aquarium Restaurant was of low quality, but we decided to go anyway. We were excited to try out a restaurant with huge fish tanks to enjoy while we ate. We are so glad that we went. The fish tanks were not only very cool to watch, but they created a peaceful and serene atmosphere that was very enjoyable. When we got our dinners we were amazed at the quality and the flavor and could not understand why anyone would rate the food anything but wonderful. I was only there for the weekend, but I would easily embrace another visit. When I return to the Denver area I will look forward to another visit to the Aquarium Restaurant without hesitation.
  37. AP

    AmandaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Very expensive food for it not being the best!!! Service good shrimp nasty
  38. A

    Avco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time when we eat there. The service was spot on and the kids love the atmosphere sitting by the aquarium. We always make it a point to have our meal there when we go.
  39. RT

    RickT

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice experience! I wish they hadn’t been out of the shrimp platter. Loved the scallops and fish on my broiled plate.
  40. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The food was over cooked, so our seafood was pretty dry. The appetizer was delicious, though. It seemed like our waiter was very busy, so service was a little slow, but we understand there was a large party at the same time that he was helping with as well.

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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