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Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver

2454 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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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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!
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2454 People Are Saying
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2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Server was fine, but services was pretty slow. Food was flavorful, but my Whitefish was overcooked, and the squash was pretty bland. The entire menu is about $10 overpriced. The restaurant was busy, but that's no excuse for the slow service. All this makes for a restaurant that I'd go to once in a great while in conjunction with an Aquarium visit (if I had a Groupon or something like that), but I wouldn't visit on anything like a regular basis. And I wouldn't go out of my way to dine here. Too bad, because they could really make this something special.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

This is a family place so I expected the kids and the huge groups of family. What I did not expect is being on a waitlist when I made a reservation. Took them 20 minutes to seat me they didn’t explain why and the hosts where all just yelling amongst each other. For being such a small busy restaurant they are very disorganized. Not the host nor servers nor managers are attentive of their guests at all. The waiter told us our bread was in the oven and it would be right out. He brought us cold bread. The plates were warmer than our supposed bread that was in the oven. To anyone looking to spend outrages amounts of money , doesn’t mind bland mashed potatoes, and bad service. This is the place for you! Not to mention the couple that ALSO had a reservation at the same time as us, waited 30 minutes to be seated and no server was available to greet them for another 17 minutes, and finally a manager came over to get them started on drinks. Would not recommend to anyone

Christina (Denver)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Went here for a special date last year at this time, and we decided to make it an annual tradition. Made a dinner reservation last year (not through opentable) and upon arriving, had to wait nearly 30 minutes for a table. They had our reservation, but were too busy to honor the time. This year went through opentable for reservations. Upon arriving and informing the hostess of our reservation, we immediately were given a pager and was asked to wait. Again, they had our reservation, but told us it was busy and hopefully it shouldn't be too long of a wait. Around 20 minutes we were escorted to a table. While we understand that perhaps certain foods may take longer to prepare, it seemed like the wait for our meal was way too long. Perhaps part of the perception of the eternal wait, was having to dine near another patron who had chosen to hang her jacket on the back of her chair and dine in only her lacy bra. I WAS INCREDIBLY ASTONISHED THAT NONE OF THE STAFF ASKED HER TO COVER UP!! THIS IS SUPPOSEDLY A FAMILY FRIENDLY ESTABLISHMENT! Once we got our meal, it was delicious. We ordered desert to take home. It took way too long to get our check, but we tried to just enjoy one another's company. Before leaving (2 hours later), I stopped at the hostess station to advise of our experience last and this year. It was suggested that we "come at a different time; that it is President's Day weekend and really busy". I expressed that I understand dinner is busy- hence; the reservation. But to suggest eating dinner at a different time (because the staff is too overwhelmed) is absolutely ridiculous! I was also told that for an ADDITIONAL $25, we can sign up for the rewards program, and then could receive priority seating. Really?!! IF YOU CANNOT HONOR DINING RESERVATIONS, THEN *DO NOT* TAKE THEM!! We got home to find that the Souvenir Glasses we purchased with our drinks, were not in our bag! Deciding that we now DO NOT want memorabilia from this experience! Nor will we ever be back.

3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Misleading photos about the dishes. What was actually served (grilled seafood platter) was very poor and overpriced for the amount of seafood served. So, don't go by the pictures.

Speakers are installed over 40 feet high on the ceiling, and as the result, the sound from them were more annoying noise than music. Extremely poor sound quality.

The atmosphere was interesting, and te service was efficient and friendly.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We love bringing our grandson to Landry's for lunch at the aquarium because of the amazing glass windows that allow you to watch the fish in the giant tanks.

SarahS (Denver)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food and carpet in restaurant is disgusting. Bathroom sink overflowing as I washed my hands. We made a reservation for my daughters 4th Birthday to see the mermaids. Nobody could tell us when they would swim or be there and sure enough the swam by our table right after are waitress said they would be somewhere my daughter totally missed it!!! So frustrating, never saw them! She cried and cried! So disappointing!

Will (Denver)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

I appreciated how hard the workers were trying however the food wasn’t good at all. It was cheap and I had to force it down. My date and I still had a fun time but I will not be returning to the Aquarium for Valentines Day!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This is a go-to place for us. We love the atmosphere and the menu is good. We happen to be fond of the dessert options also. It is not cheap, but it is fair--like most Landry's restaurants.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good food and service! The mermaid show was fun and made it a great experience!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was excellent but the portions are enough to feed 2-3 people. Next time I will split a lunch or dinner with someone. Although the food was really good, the prices are way too high. I had a Caesar salad, my friend had a chicken wrap, and we both had one glass of wine. The bill was over fifty bucks. Nevertheless, it was fun, and our table was right in front of one of the aquariums. We saw a mermaid while eating! Fun.

irishmaggie (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was okay. Not awesome but not bad either. Pretty expensive for what you get. $170 for seven diners (a couple of us shared, two small children and no alcohol). Tour of the Aquarium is extra even for diners. At the prices for drinks, food etc. they should extend the tour of the Aquarium as complementary.

CNG87 (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was tasty, and the service was great. It's pretty loud. I gave the Aquarium an overall 3 because the staff was so careless in clearing the tables and throwing away unopened straws. It's unnecessary polluting.

TinaL (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The Strawberry Mojito was AMAZING. The dishes looked and tasted wonderful. Our waitress was super nice and efficient. The experience was nothing but AWESOME!!

CourtneyP (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went for the valentines dinner day that included the dinner and tickets and was very disappointed! Food was awful, server didn’t know the menu, and someone kept asking to take our pictures then if we wanted to pay for them. Very disappointing

DeniseB (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

ambiance was very good although a little loud. Wait staff were very attentive and both myself and my date received roses.