The Bottom Line
- Upbeat atmosphere
- Good entrees
- Expensive for regular lunch
- Crowded on sporting event evenings
- The Hard Rock Cafe is close to the US Airways Center and Chase Field.
- The first location of the Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix was at 24th Street and Camelback.
- The servers appear to be empowered and encouraged to make the customers happy if there's a problem.
- There are video screens playing music videos and there are TVs at the bar area for sports.
- Don't forget to stop at the Hard Rock gift shop.
- If you are going to a game nearby, get to the Hard Rock Cafe very early.
Guide Review - Hard Rock Cafe
For our main meal I ordered a Cheeseburger with cheddar and my companion ordered the Pig Sandwich. These seem to be two of the most popular items on the menu, as we saw several of them being served around the room. The burger is a nice size at half a pound, and is served with French fries and garnish. The fries were hot and crispy on the outside, but not overdone. Just the way I like them. The Pig Sandwich was huge, and comes with the fries, homemade beans with shredded beef and pork, and homemade cole slaw which was also very good--not too mayonnaisy! Both meals were very good, and we would order them again.
For dessert, we decided to share. The server recommended Stormy's Pleasure, which is half Brownie Sundae and half Strawberry Shortcake, with a scoop of ice cream and lots of whipped cream. Wonderful!
The Hard Rock Cafe is somewhat small, but comfortable, decorated in dark woods and, of course, adorned with music memorabilia on every wall and the ceiling, too.