Eating Out

Hard Rock Cafe

215 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta
404-688-7625; hardrock.com
Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.- midnight; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

This not your typical dining experience, it’s the largest music museum in the Southeast! As we stepped into the Hard Rock Cafe, friendly greeters ushered me, my husband, and our three boys into the high energy atmosphere with ’80s music playing in the background. We were intrigued by the music memorabilia throughout the restaurant, showcasing rock legends of the South. We couldn’t wait to check it all out!
What’s on the menu: The extraordinary burgers are a menu highlight. My husband enjoyed a Local Legendary Burger ($14.95) that was so big he couldn’t finish it. I went with the tasty Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Sandwich ($12.95). Other menu items include a rib eye steak at $29.95, mid-range sandwiches and seafood, and typical bar food including wings and potato skins ($9.95) The “Lil Rocker Menu” offers eight kid-pleasing options for $7.50 each. The kids were happy with their hot dogs, pasta and chicken tenders. Of course, we couldn’t resist the tempting desserts, so my husband and I split a warm apple cobbler. The kids enjoyed ice cream sundaes and milkshakes, despite the chilly weather outside. Our desserts ranged from $3 to $7.
Why kids will like it: My kids were captivated by the energetic dancing wait staff. The highlight of their evening was when a “Vibe Host” came to our table with an iPad to let our family request a song and video for the dinner playlist. My kids thought that was pretty cool.
Why parents will like it: Hard Rock Cafe welcomes tourists, locals, and families with younger or older children, and had a diverse mix of patrons on the night we visited. I loved the array of music selections, music videos, and authentic memorabilia. I was star struck as I looked at outfits and instruments owned by famous musicians, and got excited about touching a motorcycle owned by Elvis himself!
The staff encourages guests to get up from the table and explore. It’s hard to cover everything in one visit, so we look forward to returning. 
– Felicia Barman