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.
A collection of our most popular appetizers: Signature Wings, Onion Rings, Tupelo Chicken Tenders, Spinach Artichoke Dip with Parmesan flatbread and bruschetta. Served with honey mustard, hickory barbecue and blue cheese dressing.*
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.
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.
Tupelo Chicken Tenders
Hand-breaded, lightly fried tenderloins of chicken, served with mustard and hickory barbecue sauces.*
Crispy potato skins filled with our homemade cheese sauce, smoked bacon and green onions. Served with a side of sour cream.
Southwest Chicken Flatbread
Crispy flatbread with grilled chicken, pico de gallo, roasted red peppers, green onion, avocado, mozzarella and spicy jalapeno sauce.
Crispy flatbread with sliced roma tomatoes, basil and herb sauce, roasted garlic, romano and mozzarella cheeses, fresh basil and a drizzle of garlic aioli.
Grilled Vegetable Flatbread
Crispy flatbread topped with grilled vegetables: bell peppers, tomato, onion, mushroom, asparagus, roasted garlic with mozzarella and tomato sauce.
Crispy flatbread with tomato sauce, mozzarella and Romano cheese with a drizzle of garlic oil and topped with zesty pepperoni.
Choose from our homemade dressings: ranch, honey mustard, Caesar, blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, lite Italian and oil & vinegar.
Romaine lettuce tossed in our homemade Caesar dressing, topped with garlic croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese. Add grilled chicken,* grilled shrimp* or grilled salmon* for a little extra.
Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad
Baby arugula, thinly sliced grilled chicken, spicy pecans, dried cranberries and fresh oranges tossed in lemon balsamic vinaigrette, topped with crumbled feta cheese.†*
Fresh field greens and kale tossed ina 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.
It doesn't get any better than this: the freshest ingredients, sourced directly by our chefs and transformed into a feast fit for a rock star. Complement your entrée with a glass of one of our fine wines. Add a side Caesar or House Salad for more.
Your choice of grilled chicken, beef or shrimp, served
with pico de gallo, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese,
fresh guacamole, sour cream and warm tortillas.*
Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese
Cavatappi macaroni tossed in a three-cheese sauce with roasted red peppers, topped with Parmesan parsley bread crumbs and grilled chicken breast.*
Grilled Norwegian Salmon
8-oz filet, wrapped in cedar paper, grilled tender and drizzled with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce with maître de butter. Served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and seasonal veggie.*
Fried Shrimp Platter
A generous portion of lightly breaded jumbo shrimp, served with citrus coleslaw, seasoned fries and spicy cocktail sauce.
New York Strip Steak
Big and juicy USDA choice 28-day aged 12-oz New York strip steak, seasoned and fire-grilled just the way you like it. Topped with maître d' butter and served with hash brown waffles and seasonal veggie.*
Add a shrimp skewer for a little extra.*
Cowboy Rib Eye
USDA choice 28-day aged 16-oz bone-in rib eye steak,
grilled to perfection, topped with maître d’ butter.
Served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and
Add a shrimp skewer for a little extra.*
Seasoned French Fries
Twisted Mac & Cheese
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Get your napkins ready, because our fork-tender signature smokehouse specialties are marinated in awesomeness before they’re slow-cooked, right here in our own in-house smokers. Served with seasoned fries, cowboy beans and citrus coleslaw. Complement with a Caesar or House Salad for a little extra.
Hickory-Smoked Barbecue Combo
Perfect for people who want it all — your choice of
ribs, chicken or pulled pork.
Hickory Smoked Ribs
Fall-off-the-bone tender St. Louis-style ribs, rubbed with our signature seasonings and basted with hickory barbecue sauce.
Half chicken, brined then basted with our hickory barbecue sauce and roasted until fork-tender.
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.
HICKORY-SMOKED PULLED CHICKEN
Tender smoked chicken, hand-pulled with hickory barbecue sauce on toasted brioche.
Every half-pound Angus burger is made with with our proprietary blend of premium Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) grade beef. Grilled medium well (unless you say otherwise) and served on toasted brioche bun with seasoned fries and special sauce.
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.*
Toasted brioche bun layered with roasted jalapeno salsa, melted Jack cheese, freshly made guacamole, pico de gallo, crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato.*
Local Legendary ®
Our Local Legendary® cranks our original up a notch to the next level. Prepared with local flavor and flair, our "Local Legendary" is unique in each of our cafes!* Ask your server or check your table top menu for more details.
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.*
All burgers served with seasoned fries
Sub onion rings, add braised mushrooms, or caramelized onions for a little extra.
All our sandwiches are served with seasoned fries and citrus coleslaw. Sub onion rings or add a Caesar or House Salad for a little extra.
HONEY MUSTARD GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH
Toasted brioche bun with honey mustard, topped with smoked bacon, melted Jack cheese, grilled chicken, dijon mayonnaise, iceberg lettuce and a slice of vine-ripened tomato.*
Classic Club Sandwich
Toasted sourdough bread layered with rich mayonnaise, iceberg lettuce, vine-ripened tomato, smoked bacon and thinly sliced grilled chicken.*
Fresh, delicious desserts, shakes and coffees.
HOT FUDGE BROWNIE
Ben & Jerry’s® vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on a fresh homemade brownie, topped with chopped walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, fresh whipped cream and a cherry.†
CHEESECAKE MADE WITH OREO® COOKIE PIECES
Made in-house, a generous helping of Oreo® cookies baked in our rich and creamy NY-style cheesecake, with a decadent Oreo® cookie crust.
CHOCOLATE MOLTEN CAKE
Dense, chocolaty cake with a lava-like center of rich, oozing molten chocolate. Served warm with vanilla ice cream.
FRESH APPLE COBBLER
Thick, juicy apples are mixed with the finest spices and baked until golden brown. Our fresh apple cobbler is so good you’ll think your grandmother made it! Served warm with vanilla ice cream, topped with walnuts and GHIRARDELLI® caramel sauce.†
Contain alcohol - please refer to cocktail section
for full descriptions
CHOCOLATE CHERRY SODA SHAKE
VANILLA ROCK BEER SHAKE
TWIST & SHOUT SHAKE
CLASSIC DINER-STYLE MILK SHAKES (non-alcoholic)
BEN & JERRY’S® ICE CREAM
Choose from chocolate or vanilla.†
SPECIALTY TEAS FROM TWININGS OF LONDON
Salted Caramel Cafe
Tia Maria, Baileys Irish Cream, Monin Salted Caramel, half & half, topped with whipped cream, caramel corn and caramel sauce.
Jameson Irish Whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream and Monin Spiced Brown Sugar, topped with whipped cream, chocolate morsels and chocolate syrup.
Baileys Irish Cream, Disaronno Amaretto, Monin Salted Caramel, shaken with half & half and topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
Enjoy on the rocks or ask your server to add a splash of your favorite to your coffee.
SANDEMAN RUBY PORT
BAILEYS IRISH CREAM
COINTREAU ORANGE LIQUEUR
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 Rootbeer 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.