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Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver

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2534 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Kid-friendly
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(303) 561-4450
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Private parties are welcome & can reserve our Nautilus Ballroom, special picnic area, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge & Exhibit areas for your functions.
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Private party contact
Sales Department: (303) 561-4459
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Neighborhood
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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!
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2534 People Are Saying
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4.4
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3.5
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Thank you to who served us. She was wonderful unfortunately I do not remember her name. We went for my son's 2nd birthday. It was amazing. The food was good I know it was pretty pricey but was worth it.1

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Quiet Sunday evening- perfect for a birthday dinner!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress was very nice and caring.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Maybe I should have done more research, but with the offerings on on the menu and the prices, I assumed this would not be the Wal-Mart crowd in their pajamas coming to dinner. My wife and I thought this would be a nice place to celebrate our anniversary and not the local Wal-Mart cafe.

The food and service were good, but the crowd and lack of civilized manners of the other patrons were a major turn off to ever returning to this restaurant again..... We had seating right next to the aquarium where the mermaids performed and had other patrons from other tables come and stand between our table and the show prohibiting us from viewing the performance. At no time did the staff ask these patrons to return to their seats. People were bumping into my wife and I trying to get "front row seats" to the performance and it felt as if we were at the local Wal-Mart with a celebrity appearance on black friday....... (you get the point) It was not the nice relaxing romantic dinner celebrating our anniversary that we had planned.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was okay, not great, for the price. Good place for kids.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was great, but good god our waitress was TERRIBLE! Came to our table 3 times, once to take out order, then to give us food, and last to give us a check. Give me a break?!? And would giving us a smile hurt? If we go back I really hope to get a different Waitress. If you hate your job find something else!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great for a fun family meal, good for all ages. Not noisy. Wonderful service

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great lunch and atmosphere. Great place for kids.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Slow, poor service. It took 20 minutes to get a beer. The food was decent but over priced.

We definitely will not be returning, nor will we recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Quality meal at a reasonable price. Great atmosphere for children.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great atmosphere, family friendly. Would be even more awesome if the mermaid show was more centralized to be viewed by all the guests. Our grandchildren had to leave our table in order to see the show and only got to see part of it. Would still recommend for food and atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have never been to the aquarium I've heard good things about their bar so I made reservations a couple of times and on both occasions I wasn't able to sit at the bar because they had a event going on the last one was a prom where they can't even drink alcohol so on both occasions I canceled my reservations because I got there early to sit at the bar

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was my wife's birthday and we planned for the mermaid show at 12:15. We got there around 11:00 am and rushed through the aquarium to make our reservations at 12:00. When we got to the hostess stand and my wife asked for the best seat for the show they informed us that for the month of April there would be no mermaid show on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesday. there was no mention of this on their website. We are very disappointed that they could not announce this on their website. I took off work to be able to do this and we were left disappointed and nobody to talk to about it. there didn't seem to be a manager in the entire place.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My family loved the food. Their kids menu had options my children enjoy (typical kid choices) and my husband and I enjoyed some fabulous seafood! The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was fun but not overwhelming. Dining by the aquarium was awesome! Thus was an excellent experience for my family.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service could be quickly, we have to wait a lot of time for highchair and for waitress at the first moment.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It's all about the 'Denver Aquarium' experience. The fries were old, the burger was okay. The server was great. Overall, I've had waaaaay better for at a waaay better cost. So again, it's all about the commercialized experience

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

For our honey moon I decided to surprise my wife with a lunch date after our tour of the aquarium. The waiter was great, the food was awesome, watching the fish being fed was an experience in and of itself. I would definitely not expect a quiet meal unless you maybe reserve the entire room that is down the steps near the front, possibly named the water room.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The atmosphere was great, service was fantastic. Food was fine for a quick lunch option. Mermaid show was a big hit with the kids!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My fiancee and I love coming here. We love the aquarium. The restaurant is always sub par. The wait staff is very attentive but the food seems to disappoint everytime. It's not reflective of the prices they charge. Yes it's seafood so it will cost more but for an amazing setting run by Landrys, I expect more. The carpet looks and smells it's age. Visit and support the exhibit as much as you can and if you're hungry there's a restaurant that serves food.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our waitress,
Brittany was very good and attentive to our needs.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We took our grandson here because of the ambiance not necessarily the food. The service was exemplary with a very friendly waitress and prompt delivery of our food. Lucky for us our table was right next to the tank which our grandson loved. My husband had the Greek salad and I had the chicken salad sandwich while my grandsons had the kids shrimp. The bill was in the $80 range with soft drinks but no dessert. A bit pricy but you have to realize some of the price is for the ambiance. Of course you have to exit and enter through the gift shop. If you can talk the kids into going to the restaurant and skipping the aquarium it is a pretty good value.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Absolutely a must in Denver. Fun atmosphere with some unusually good food for a theme restaurant. You do not have to attend the Aquarium to make a visit here. Actually, you will feel you visited the Aquarium! You dine with fish in full view. A great place for all ages.

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Took 45 min. to get our food and when we got it it was cold!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Had a great time! Our server was awesome!! Loved sitting right next to the fish and divers and mermaid show!!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Had a great time and the food was amazing. We got to sit right by the glass. Our server was fantastic. Only downside is that people do not supervise their children very well. We ended up with children we did not know sitting at our table and literally wiping their noses on us.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Service was great, food was okay, and the view wasn't bad.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Overall good, only complaint was ordered medium rare steak and it was half medium well and half well done

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Made reservations a week in advance for my son's birthday and asked to get a table next to the tanks. We arrived and let them know we had a reservation and we wanted a seat by the tank, they said it would be another 15 minutes which was fine. After waiting 20 minutes they sat us at a table that we in between the takes which made it difficult for the kids to see the fist. My son didn't care so it was fine. The food was alright but NOT worth the price.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We enjoyed the fish tanks & mermaid dives! Our service & waitress & food was great too!
Thank you for making Jimmy's birthday celebration very special!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had an absolutely amazing celebration with our daughter and granddaughters at the Aquarium Restaurant. The food, service and Mermaid performance was exceptional. We suggest you secure reservations on the open table app. Thank you for a great experience. We will return and recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great Service great food but make a reservation for the best experience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went for my 25th birthday -- had a blast! We asked in our reservation that they seat us next to the tank so that our daughter could watch the mermaid show. When we got there super early, I thought the restaurant would just sit us wherever they could since it was so busy. Instead, they were able to still sit us by the tank (I didn't even ask or remind them we wanted to sit there) and my daughter LOVED the show!! And the food of course lol My husband and I both had marg's and they were just as yummy as the food we got. I had the crab cake and he had the fried platter. For dessert, we had the lava cake which was AMAZING!! and so worth the wait (they say it takes about 20 min but I swear it was out faster than that). While they didn't sing or anything like that for my bday, it was an unforgettable night and seeing my daughter so happy (and her tummy full by the end) was the best!! Also-- had we not had a reservation we probably wouldn't have been able to get a spot. With it being St. Patty's Day (we forgot that it was that day) there were A TON of people there!! So it all worked out super well.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I made my reservation a month before I got to Denver from Salt Lake City! The Aquarium easily has the best and most flavorful seafood I've had in any inland state! Being seated right in front of the tank was a HUGE plus! And the drink glass souvenirs are a great idea! Out of a group of 4 people, we didn't have a single complaint on any drinks, appetizers or meals. Definitely worth every penny spent!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was a bit pricy and the food was horrible! The private mermaid show was nice.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had very good service in the restaurant. Made the visit special. Awesome waitress was very knowledgeable about Aquarium.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The staff were so welcoming, friendly, and professional. Great crew!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I dined here with my husband and our two kids on a vacation to the Denver area. We happened to be arriving at the aquarium around lunch time and figured we would try out the restaurant. The service was great and the food for the kids comes out on the cutest trays. I had fish tacos, which were very tasty and my husband had coconut shrimp. We shared the shark attack for dessert, which our kids thought was a lot of fun. It did take a long time to come out though. I highly recommend dining during the noon hour if you are going here for lunch, because the mermaid show was a highlight for our 4 year old and 7 year old as well.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

All the food is great except the child’s chicken tenders that tasted awful. Unfortunately our son didn’t say anything but that he wasn’t hungry. We got back to our hotel and tried them later (took them to go after he didn’t eat), and they literally had no flavor. Waitress was great, and it was quiet and not super busy. Overall, a pretty good experience.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food and service was great. If you are there during the mermaid swim, and happen to be seated by the aquarium, a bunch of people will literally surround your table. That part was pretty annoying. A bunch of stranger leaning over you as you try to eat and enjoy your surroundings. Other than that, it was a really great experience. Like I said, the food and service was top notch!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Too many dishes had jalapeno's and we had a hard time finding anything to eat. Large quantity of food. Great decor. Mermaid show was fun. That and meeting a friend close for her to get to, and we hadn't been to the aquarium since it was Ocean Journey. If we visit again we will go through the aquarium, and eat somewhere else. Good for one experience, but don't need to go again to the restaurant.

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