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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

3.8

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (74)
Fun (60)
Special Occasion (46)
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Good for Birthdays (45)
Scenic View (39)
Casual (35)
Good for a Date (33)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Groups (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Worth the Drive (20)
Romantic (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Cozy (16)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Waterfront (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Mermaid show is great for kids. Sitting close to the tanks is key. Food is super salty! Immediately after eating the Ruben I was sick and had horrible stomach ache which ruined my visit through the aquarium bc I kept running to the bathroom. Do not order the Ruben sandwich! Other than that the service was great. Ryan was our waiter and he took good care of our table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

I have very positively reviewed this restaurant in the past but last night was just...off. we had reservations, when we arrived for our date night were asked if we wanted a booth. I said yes because the tend to be succluded and quieter. Hostess asked again after walking through the restaurant (which was only 20% fill with several booths open). We again stated out preference for a booth. Hostess pressed us to take a table so we asked if we could get a quiet one. She said we would love it. Sat us right next to another couple and promptly sat a family of four with young noisy kids next to us. Service was lackluster even though its usually great.
Worst date night in recent memory.

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·Dined 5 days ago

My grandchildren loved bed the adventure! The food, service and great staff enhanced the experience.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was terrific and table near fish tank was great 👍🏼

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Outstanding service and food, our server told us we would be able to receive money back on admission, but we were unfortunately not able to be reimbursed 15% with a receipt because we had already purchased wristbands previous to eating dinner. But we were able to receive free parking!

Our server was training a new employee and was beyond professional and courteous to make sure she wasn’t interrupting our experience while giving her the opportunity to train.

10/10 would recommend, came from WI, and was worth the item on our itinerary!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Overly priced food for fair quality. Reservation did not secure a table with the best view as hoped.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The kids had a blast watching the mermaids perform as we ate lunch. The meals were large servings and very tasty! The service was great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We loved sitting in the water room! The fish are awesome and the food is good

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We end there as a "last fun night" before my 5 year old son's orthopedic surgery the next day. We all had so much fun, and eating at the restaurant was a great end to the evening. Our waitress was awesome too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very nice place. If you have children be careful what you order, because some of the food is spicy! I recommend this place for almost any ocassion.

Tags: Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Romantic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service was great. The food could be hotter. The steak was cold, lobster was Luke warm , veggies was warm, shrimp was a bit cold. Overall it was okay. I don’t know if we will be back to dine. But we will be back to visit the aquarium.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had dinner with 3 friends before a hockey game. When our one friend did not like the fish and chips, there was no problem getting him a entree to replace it which he loved. My salmon was a tad too well for my liking, but it was tasty and I saw no need to return it. Redfish was wonderful!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great for kids - a fun experience! Food was pretty good - a wide variety of options. The server was friendly and the service was quick! Definitely would recommend for a lunch place to go to with kids.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

So, I've been a member in the past and renewed yesterday and my little girl has been begging to come and my mom and sister have never been, so I decided to surprise them. When I got there, I was sent to the VIP line to renew my membership as a LSC member, the girl ignored me while I stood in the cold with my six year old and when I finally went up for some sort of acknowledgement, she was rude and unprofessional. I paid for my membership, she was taking so long that I told her I'd come back for my free passes and member cards. Once at the dining area, We were seated in a weird area, the service was ridiculous slow (although she was sweet), the food and drinks and especially the appetizer took FOREVER and when the food finally arrived, it was tasteless and cold. Was not a good experience, it's never been bad like that, I've always had a pretty good experience, this one was horrible.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere, decent food, great service

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our server was top notch. She knew the types of the fish. She alerted us when the stingray was above the bottom level so we could view it. She was super with the food suggestions and just all around a fun server to converse with.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server was nice and friendly but our order took a long time to come out. A table who arrived after us had their order before ours.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was good. Not an extended menu but enough choices for kids and adults. With a reservation we sat right away after our tour to the aquarium which was fun for the whole family. The service was okay, our waitress took very long to check on us and at odd times; we had to ask two passing waiters on different times for what we needed-they were very friendly but our waitress didn’t have many tables-she was just not very good. We were celebrating our kids bdays and they had nothing special for them. But we really enjoyed the experience of the aquarium as this has been our 4th time in the past two years. The restaurant was just convenient.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our first visit to the Aquarium restaurant and my family and I had a lot of fun. Our server was great and the food was good for the most part. It was really chilly in the dining area and we were seated at a table close to the entrance which made it difficult to see the mermaid show, one of the reasons we chose the restaurant, but we still enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Was good but limited selection of food. Don’t know about the main courses. Just had appetizers.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was amazing and food and entertainment was second to none.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A little pricey, but it was a special occasion and Brittany was an outstanding server.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Beautiful place and great service. I made a reservation. I'm glad that I did because the restaurant was closed from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. We made it for 2:45pm. Perfect timing.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our waiter Dustin really made the difference. My husband and I went for our 2nd wedding anniversary and he made it so fun and so special. He did everything to make it the perfect end to a perfect day. Wonderful man.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Denver Aquarium Restaurant truly makes you feel like you are under the sea and in a scene of The Little Mermaid. All of the dishes are nicely proportioned. And all of the beverages are creative when it comes to adult beverages. From seeing mermaids dive into the fish tanks two eating wonderful dishes this restaurant is great for All Occasions and ages.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My GRAND CHILDREN ENJOYED HAVING LUNCH WITH THE MERMAIDS. IT WAS VERY MUCH A THRILL FOR THEM. I THOUGHT THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND THEY HAVE A KID FRIENDLY MENUE

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing service as always best restaurant hands down thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The environment was nice, the drinks were great. The only con I personally would have is the food being overpriced but I get it you're paying for the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was ok if you like bones in chicken thats already been chopped up the service was good they were nice to respond to their mess up

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (México)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had been to the Houston Tx location. same outstanding food and service, awesome ambience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was terrible! We waited for over an hour for our food. Servers didn't remember to bring anything we asked for. Trying to get a water refill took about 5'times of asking. And the then the food came. And it was horrible. The aquarium was fun the restaurant was awful.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Came to the Aquarium for my daughter's third birthday. We had a wonderful time, she couldn't believe she got to see mermaids!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My niece and I were here from Dallas for a girls trip. She is 5, and had her heart set on seeing the mermaids. Unfortunately we found out the day of our reservation that the mermaids don't perform on Sunday. My niece was in tears, but the kind and attentive waitress helped smooth things over, and we had a great time!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

You must try the desert. After dinner you can enjoy the beauty of the sea creatures.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was decent but very over priced for the small amount of food given. The aquarium and ambiance was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I dined in for lunch and there needs to be more food choices. The kids menu was great and had lots of good choices.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

This was our first visit and we enjoyed it. The food was excellent, and the table by the fish tank made it even more special.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Consistently good service, family environment but open and large area so not loud and obnoxious. Fish tastes very fresh.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service and ambience was great. Food was good but severely overpriced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service starting from the beginning, our request were filled without any problems ...good food but what you really are there for is the awesome view.
totally amazing !
I highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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