Hard Rock Cafe Chicago Menu
The best ingredients in authentic creations, handcrafted by artists formerly known as chefs. This is what you came here for. Let’s get this party started.
Our very own "greatest hits" album featuring our signature jumbo wings, crispy onion rings, hand-breaded Tupelo chicken tenders, Southwest spring rolls and bruschetta. Served with our house-made honey mustard, hickory-smoked barbecue sauce and blue cheese dressing.
Jumbo wings, coated with our signature smoked dry rub, slow roasted and served with blue cheese and carrot and celery sticks. Choice of Buffalo style or grilled with our Classic Rock, Tangy or Heavy Metal sauces or dry seasoned.
Tortilla chips piled high and layered with three bean mix, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, pico de gallo, jalapeños and green onions. Garnished with sour cream. Add southwest chicken* or fajita beef* for a little extra.
Cauliflower Wings (new)
One of our chef's newest creations: crispy Buffalo-style cauliflower "wings" served with carrot sticks, celery and blue cheese dressing.
Tupelo Chicken Tenders
Hand-breaded, lightly fried tenderloins of chicken, served with mustard and hickory barbecue sauces.*
Chicago Italian Beef Flatbread
Crispy flatbread topped with Italian beef, Romano cheese, giardiniera and roasted red peppers.
Crispy flatbread with sliced roma tomatoes, basil and herb sauce, roasted garlic, romano and mozzarella cheeses, fresh basil and a drizzle of garlic aioli.
Choose from our homemade dressings: ranch, honey mustard, Caesar, blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, lite Italian and oil & vinegar.
Our salads are fresh and made to order with a variety of our homegrown favorites and farm fresh ingredients. Chose from our signature house-made dressings: ranch, honey mustard, Caesar, blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, or olive oil and vinegar.
Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad
Fresh baby arugula, thinly sliced grilled chicken breast, spicy pecans, dried cranberries and fresh oranges tossed in lemon balsamic vinaigrette, topped with crumbled feta cheese.†*
Farm Fresh greens and kale tossed in a cider vinaigrette with homemade pickles, vine ripened tomatoes, candied bacon, roasted corn, praline pecans and hard boiled eggs. Topped with crispy Southern fried chicken, buttermilk remoulade and a tangy barbeque drizzle.
Freshly chopped hearts of crisp romaine lettuce tossed in our house-made Caesar dressing, topped with garlic croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese.
Every half-pound Angus burger is made with with Hard Rock's chef selected Certified Angus Beef blend of chuck, brisket and short rib. Seared to a medium well (unless you say otherwise) and served on a freshly bake brioche bun, delivered daily from our local baker. All burgers include our signature seasoned fries.
ORIGINAL LEGENDARY® BURGER
The burger that started it all! A juicy 1/2-lb Certified Angus Beef® burger topped with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, golden fried onion ring, crisp lettuce and vine ripened tomato.*
The Big Cheeseburger
Topped with your choice of three thick slices of American, Monterey Jack, cheddar or Swiss cheese, served with crisp lettuce, vine-ripened tomato and red onion.*
Atomic Burger (new)
Try the hottest burger in town, topped with spicy atomic-seasoned, crispy fried onions and jalapenos, melted pepper jack cheese, arugula, vine-ripened tomato and house-made sriracha mayo.
Chicago Pizza Local Legendary Burger
Topped with house-made pizza sauce, freshly grated mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and Italian sausage. Served with a side of giardiniera.
Our grilled Veggie Leggie patty is topped with a grilled portobello mushroom, zucchini, yellow squash and roasted red pepper. Served on a toasted bun with mayo, leaf lettuce, sliced tomato and grilled sweet onions.*
Hickory Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger
Basted with hickory barbecue sauce and topped with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato.*
Cauliflower Burger (new)
Our newest vegetarian burger featuring a blend of cauliflower, garlic goat cheese, oregano and breadcrumbs, topped with garden fresh grilled zucchini and yellow squash, melted Monterey Jack cheese, arugula, house-made garlic aioli and vine-ripened tomato.
Java Lava Burger (new)
An espresso-rubbed Certified Angus Beef burger topped with house-made jalapeno lava sauce, crispy java onions, melted cheddar cheese, thick-cut smoked bacon, fresh crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato, garnished with a crispy fried jalapeno.
Guinness & Jameson Bacon Cheeseburger (new)
Topped with a flavorful GUINNESS cheese sauce, house-made Jameson Irish Whiskey bacon jam, arugula, and vine-ripened tomato.
Introducing the main event: our fresh, never frozen, USDA Choice steaks, hormone-free chicken and responsibly sourced salmon, transformed into a feast fit for a rock star. It doesn't get any better than this!
Choose between a sizzling skillet of grilled chicken breast, fajita steak or shrimp, alongside peppers and onions, served with fresh pico de gallo, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, house-made guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and warm flour tortillas.
Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese
A creamy, zesty three-cheese sauce, cavatappi pasta, roasted red peppers, topped with Parmesan-parsley breadcrumbs and grilled chicken breast.
Fresh Grilled Salmon
Responsibly sourced 8-oz salmon fillet, grilled then drizzled with our sweet and tangy, house-made barbecue sauce and finished with herb garlic butter. Served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and farm fresh, seasonal vegetables.
Local Fresh Catch
Ask your server about today's fresh seasonal catch.
New York Strip Steak
Our 12-oz New York strip steak is aged for 28 days, seasoned with our chef's blend of spices and fire-grilled just the way you like it. Topped with herb garlic butter and served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and farm fresh, seasonal vegetables.
Cowboy Rib Eye
Our 16-oz bone-in rib eye steak is aged for 28 days for maximum flavor then grilled to perfection and finished with herb garlic butter. Served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and farm fresh, seasonal vegetables.
Seasoned Fries Chili Spiced Fries with Chipotle Garlic Ketchup Parmesan Romano Fries with Garlic Aioli Herb & Garlic Fries with Chimichurri Mayo Farm Fresh Seasonal Vegetables Twisted Mac & Cheese Crispy Onion Ring Tower Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes Side House Salad Side Caesar Salad
Our signature smokehouse specialties are marinated and slow-smoked in-house using our made-from-scratch dry rub and chef created tangy barbecue sauce. These fall-off-the-bone favorites are even better when paired with our sides created with the freshest ingredients available.
Fall-off-the-bone tender, slow-smoked in0house St. Louis-style ribs, seasoned with our signature dry rub and covered in our mouth-watering, house-made barbecue sauce.
Hickory-Smoked Barbecue Combo
A combination of our slow smoked in-house, fall-off-the-bone tender St. Louis-style ribs and hand-pulled pork, slathered in our signature house-made barbecue sauce.
Love me tender? One bite of our slow-cooked, authentically Memphis pulled pork or chicken and you’ll know why we’d never trust something as important as this to anyone else. Served with seasoned fries, cowboy beans and citrus coleslaw. Complement with a Caesar or House Salad for a little extra.
HICKORY-SMOKED PULLED PORK
Hand-pulled smoked pork with hickory barbecue sauce on toasted brioche.
Choice of hickory-smoked pulled pork or chicken with chipotle barbecue sauce, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, crispy fried jalapeños and onions, piled high on toasted brioche. Go big (10-oz) for a little extra.
Pulled Pork Sandwich (new)
A freshly baked brioche bun piled high with 8-oz of slow-smoked in-house, hand-pulled pork, Carolina slaw, slathered in Carolina barbecue sauce.
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Sandwich
An 8-oz grilled chicken breast, topped with honey mustard, Dijon mayonnaise, thick-cut smoked bacon, melted Monterey Jack cheese, crisp fresh lettuce and vine-ripened tomato, served on a freshly baked brioche bun.
Classic Club Sandwich
An 8-oz grilled chicken breast, topped with thick-cut smoked bacon, crisp fresh lettuce, vine-ripened tomato, finished with mayonnaise, served on toasted sourdough bread.
Fresh, delicious desserts, shakes and coffees.
Hot Fudge Brownie
A chewy chocolate brownie topped with Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice ream, rich hot fudge, covered with chopped, toasted walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, freshly whipped cream and a cherry.
Cheesecake Made with Oreo Cookie Pieces
A rich and creamy Oreo cookie crumb, New York-syle cheesecake, drizzled with GHIRARDELLI chocolate sauce.
Homemade Apple Cobbler
Sweet and juicy apples mixed with the finest baking spices, topped with a crumble and baked until golden brown. Served warm with Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice cream, and finished with toasted walnuts and CHIRARDELLI caramel sauce.
Classic Diner-Style Milk Shakes
An old-fashioned classic with your choice of Ben & Jerry's vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Another Hard Rock Cafe legend.
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Choose from chocolate or vanilla
Coffee/Decaf Hot Chocolate Specialty Teas from Twinings of London
Ask your server about our locally inspired, house baked dessert.
Kids menu is for AGES 10 and UNDER
BUDDY JR’S™ BANGIN’ BURGER WITH CHEESE*
A lil’ version of our famous Hard Rock Cafe burger with American Cheese on a classic bun served with fries.
AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A HOT DOG
An all-beef hot dog served on a bun with fries.
RAZZI’S™ REDONKULOUS CHICKEN TENDERS
Hand-Breaded chicken tenderloins, fried golden brown served with fries. Comes with honey mustard & BBQ sauce on the side.
THE MAC-DADDY MAC & CHEESE
Every Hard Rock Roxtar’s™ favorite — twisted macaroni & a creamy cheese sauce served with garlic toast and choice of a side kick.
SIR KINGSTON’S™ CLASSIC CHEESE PIZZA
Pizza with red sauce topped with Mozzarella cheese and finished with grated Romano cheese served with a choice of a side kick.
STYLER’S™ OFF-THE-HOOK FISH STICKS
Crispy fish sticks served with fries and a side of ketchup and tartar sauce.
SKIDDLEY’S™ NOT-SO-DIDDLY CHICKEN BREAST*
Grilled chicken breast served with broccoli.
TWISTED ‘N TASTY CAVATAPPI PASTA
Twisted cavatappi pasta topped with marinara sauce and served with broccoli.
KID’S SALAD CHILLIN’ WITH CHICKEN*
Mixed greens with diced chicken, monterey jack and cheddar cheeses. Served with carrot sticks.
Roxtar’s™ Thick Shake
or Root Beer Float for a little more
Hot Fudge Sundae for a little more
†Contains nuts or seeds. *Consuming raw or undercooked hamburgers, meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.