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Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver, Denver, CO

Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver

3.9
3.9
4557 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 36 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 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, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 4,557 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Kid-friendly

  • Denver

    Kid-friendly

  • Denver

    Great for scenic views

4,557 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exceptional and the food was great! Our server sent the chef out to talk with our table about our allergies. The chef took the allergy order separately. They brought the allergy orders out separately and stated that they washed hands and handled it carefully. We’ve never been somewhere where they have taken allergies so seriously. It was incredible! We would highly recommend eating here!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu choices along with speciality and alcoholic drinks. Our server was great and accommodating. Meal was good and of course the view was awesome!

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  3. CharlesB

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a good experience overall For this visit. The only bad experiences we’ve had has been with the service in the past. But if you get a great server, you’re good to go 

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  4. Larrydawg

    Denver

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very nice anniversary lunch. Our waitress Elizabeth was EXCELLENT! She went out of her way to take care of us. Food was very good too.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing unfortunately our waitress was very poor not helpful didn't get our order right and didn't care too. She was hardly at our table never checked drinks was honestly horrible

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I’m not one to ever leave reviews but we had a terrible experience. I had been told previously that if you made your reservation at least 24 hours in advance and put in your notes you would be able to get the water room. My wife and I were celebrating our One year wedding anniversary and she is a marine biologist so I was really hoping for that added touch. When we arrived at 1:55 for our 2 pm reservation we waited until 2:20 to be sat in a back booth as we watched many walk in people get sat in the water room. We chose to let it go and just enjoy our time with our fish friends and then to our next surprise our waitress audrianna was short and rude and checked on us maybe 2/3 times, in which was our order, us asking for plates for the cheese sticks and her saying they were out of plates as we watched several other people being sat and being brought food with plates then the last time was for our check. In total we were maybe there for 45 minutes to and hour with just our sadness and disappointment as this usually is a place we really enjoy.

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  7. tom1littleton

    Denver

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A good spot for Mother’s Day buffet. It would’ve been better with signs out front directing us to the restaurant and not be confused by being in line for regular tickets. The buffet had all trimmings —. Fish shrimp meat salad great desserts. Service was very very good.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything went smooth...very nice system in place with no hiccups.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The soda machine was broken. They brought out bad soda twice. They did not know how to taste, test, maintain or repair the machine. They apologized and said many customers had complained. Clearly no one “is driving the bus”. There is no competent management. If you can’t run a drink machine, how can you understand food safety. We got sick the last time we were there so we haven’t been in years. This was not reassuring. Yes we were charged for the bad soda.

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  10. Brinksvail13

    Denver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a very rambunctious two-year-old, who loves to run around during dinner. This was the perfect place to let him blow off some steam after seeing all the fish! The staff was absolutely amazing and they were so accommodating to him and us. Matt was super nice and he let us go play in the back area on the rubber fish ❤️ The staff is outstanding! Thank you!

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  11. LindaM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A different and enjoyable place to eat and be entertained by the mermaid show. I just wish the mermaids performed longer

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were sat right next to the aquarium and it was beautiful! Only downside was the barracuda ate a smaller fish right in front of us.. a good story to tell though! It was very nice on a slow Tuesday.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ENRIQUE WAS AWESOME , ATTENTIVE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE ENTIRE MENU!! Appetizer Portions were huge! Would most def return. Thank you for the prompt service Enrique ! Delicious food as well.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was easy to book a reservation and the service was excellent. It didn’t take us long to get our food and it was absolutely delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly and the seafood was spot on. It was expensive for our party of 5 but I believe the food was well worth it.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was pretty disappointed with the service and food. I made a reservation and still waited for 15 minutes for our table even with the Landry Select membership. The server did not bring appetizer plates and part of my dish dropped onto the server platter and there was no recognition on remaking it. We usually enjoy our experience there but we may reconsider going back in the future.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we had on our trip, can't wait to come again.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was my son's birthday we wanted a special night out we had asked if we could sit next to the tank told yes many tables open we got sat in a booth that's fine but the food was very flavorless very disappointed the calamari had zero flavor completely nothing Cajun combo same burger same my son had the platter with stuffed crab and lobster everything taste the same just oil he said not ever butter just oil it was a special event didn't plan on returning but the quality of food ensured it

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Emily, our server, was great. Prom was last night and they closed the bar without notice. I thought it would be wall to wall aquarium…only one wall is the aquarium. Shrimp kisses were good, fettuccine was cooked perfect, fish tacos had great salsa but the fish was blaaah. The strawberry velvet cheesecake was great the key lime pie with yuzu (fondant of sorts) and strawberry ganache was ok. The yuzu made it bitter but once we took that off and reassembled it was just amazing. We’d eat there again.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Being seated next to the fish tank is always a great time for the kids!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The place it’s nice and the food it’s no to bad but the service it’s the worst I make a reservation for a table at 12pm and they took 15 minutes to attend me , the servers take a while to come take your order they never ask you how it’s your food if you need something also, i order and sprite when i get my food and they never give the sprite and they try to charge me for it , the water glass was so dirty it was gross when I notice , and not even talk about my strawberry mojito the flavor was disgusting I came to the restaurant with high expectations and it as a sadly experience in such of beautiful place to enjoy your food looking at the aquarium

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  21. 2Diners2

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fun, great place to eat during a visit to the Aquarium. Huge windows let you watch the fish swimming while you dine. Lots of non-seafood choices on the menu if you don't want to eat them while visiting them live! Tuna nachos were huge and tasty, clam chowder was just mediocre. We'd go back just for the ambiance!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience the food was hot and very nice portions. What a neat place.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the vegetable pasta and it was so dry and bland I didn’t eat it. I didn’t order anything else bcuz it took so long to get our food I didn’t want to make my entire party wait for my new order. The rest of my party enjoyed their food.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was ok food could have been better for what you pay …empty tables and still had to wait for a table …poor customer service at front desk …

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  25. Minnow

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our Grandkids for lunch and a visit to the aquarium. The lunch was great and we had an excellent waitress! ☺️

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome! This was our senior prom and we had so much fun. It was great to be treated like “real guests”!

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  27. Carrie

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was bland, then all of us got sick afterwards.

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  28. DianaB

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was average, and the service was terrible. However, the aquarium itself and eating next to the giant tank were very cool. By the way, the mermaid show is only on Fridays.

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  29. JamieG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Made a reservation. Sat there fir 30 mins while other people walked in and git seated before us. Food was really bad. And honestly the ambience wasn't great especially because few tables are actually up against the fish

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  30. katiek

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We are from out of town so found this Easter buffet for the holiday. It was a little pricey but the food was pretty good, and of course and restaurant is full of sea life which was great to watch.

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  31. JoanK

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite place for us to spend Easter. Brunch is wonderful

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall my kids loved it! We went for their Easter Brunch and they had a wonderful food selection and the ambiance was great! The hostess was absolutely rude. There was a mistake with my reservation and she very rudely told me I could go online and see if there was anything available for our correct day/time and then told us to step aside. It didn’t take me long to adjust the reservation but, she was just overall extremely rude and I would never put someone like that at the host stand. Waiters were fine, nothing great and kind of sparse but, I chalked it up to it being a Holiday.

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  33. MariyaD

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was average. Everything else was great. Very happy there was a NA beer.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are after touring the awesome aquarium. We had the gator bites as an appetizer and various meals as there was six of us. We also got the cheesecake as dessert with the raspberry. Service was outstanding food was wonderful and as an added treat, we were there when the mermaid show happened. Definitely recommend.

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  35. Lindsay

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was slow to come, rarely returned and took a very long time to bring the check, charged us wrong. The food was not good. Too much $$ for the low quality.

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  36. Dooglio

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic sitting right next to the tanks, and the food was great, altho I must say I was not impressed with the cole slaw 😊

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  37. TraceyD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible service. Took over an hour to get our appetizer. Very little tables even there.

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  38. Meli

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were able to be seated 15 minutes nites before our reservation time. Aquarium in the restaurant was great, music was loud.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We love coming here but the last few times have been a hit or miss. From missing food items never making it to our table and simple things like refills just never getting delivered. Need to dial in the service aspect again.

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  40. Roni

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very positive experience with a friendly waiter who served us well in a timely manner! Food was tasty and served hot ! The create your own sundae was the best for our 5 & 6 year olds! A pleasant overall experience for us!! Could come back in the future!!

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Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver is rated 3.9 stars by 4557 OpenTable diners.

Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver

700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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