Oct 292014

**Disclosure: My family was invited to the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston and received our meals at no charge in order to facilitate this post.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

My kids went to their first Hard Rock Cafe earlier this year when we were in Hollywood and have talked about how much fun they had there off & on since we were there this past April.  When I told them that we were going to the one in Boston for lunch recently, they both just about burst with excitement.

The reason for our visit was because on Saturday, October 25th, The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston rolled out their new kids menu featuring the the Hard Rock Roxtars® and we wanted to check it out.


Here’s a little bit of information about the Hard Rock Roxtars program:

The Hard Rock Roxtars are a band of characters serving as brand ambassadors for Hard Rock’s multifaceted brand-wide programs catering to children of all ages, presented at Hard Rock Cafes®, Hard Rock Hotels and Rock Shops® worldwide.  Kids who dine at the Cafe will receive their own activity book, Hard Rock Roxtars themed menus and they get to eat off of cool guitar-shaped plates!

As part of The National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program in collaboration with Healthy Dining, a mission and online resource that helps parents and children alike select healthy menu options when dining out, Hard Rock Cafes worldwide will offer healthier food options, ranging from Skiddley’s “Not-so-diddley” chicken breast to the “twisted ‘n tasty” cavatappi pasta.

As soon as we sat down, the boys got busy with their activity books.  My oldest loved doing the mazes while the little man colored and challenged me to a few rounds of tic-tac-toe.


After a short wait, the food came out.  My oldest got Razzi’s Redonkulous Chicken Tenders and the little guy got Sir Kingston’s Classic Cheese Pizza.


The new kids menu also offers a cheeseburger, hot dog, mac & cheese or fish sticks.  On the side the kids are given the choice between fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes or fries.

If you’re looking for something on the healthier side, you can get your kids a grilled chicken breast, cavatappi pasta or a salad with chicken off of the Kids LiveWell menu.

Each kids meal comes with a drink, too.  Kids can choose between Pepsi prodicts, milk, orange juice or apple juice.  You can upgrade to a Roxstar’s Thick Shake (chocolate, vanilla or oreo) or a root beer float for just $3.

Of course, Chris & I ate well while we were at the Hard Rock Cafe, too!



All four of us pretty much cleaned our plates.  Over the years, I have been to many different Hard Rock Cafe’s and have never been disappointed.


One of the things my oldest liked the best was that there were two spots on the guitar plate for condiments.  His plate came out with ketchup and honey mustard for him to dip.  And let’s face it, what kid doesn’t like to dip?

The gruesome twosome had a little fun playing air guitar with their plates before we left……


And of course, don’t leave without stopping by the Rock Shop for Hard Rock Roxtars gear to take home with you.


Our family are big fans of the Hard Rock Cafe.  We almost always go to one when we travel and we have eaten at the one next to Fanueil Hall in Boston many times. If you like great food & music and  you’re in the area, check out the Hard Rock Cafe Boston, which is located at 22-24 Clinton St in Boston, MA.

  121 Responses to “Hard Rock Cafe Boston Launches Kids Menu with the Hard Rock Roxtars®”

  1. There are none here or I would totally go. Saw your son rocking out on his plate on instagram and had to smile. My boys would have totally done that. Would love for them to open one here in CO Springs.

  2. Is there anywhere better than Hard Rock?! I submit that there is not! (Okay, maybe Disney). Love the new menu items for kids!

  3. I haven’t been to a Hard Rock Cafe in ages. I used to go to the one on Clarendon Street all the time but I haven’t been there in so long. Now I’m craving one of their amazing burgers.

  4. I enjoy eating at any and all Hard Rock cafes. they are so good.

  5. Aww, definitely looked like fun and hoping if we go back to the city for Christmas time now to see if we can take the girl to the HardRock Cafe in NYC – have to check if they have a similar kid’s menu, too 🙂

  6. Oh my gosh how cute are those plates! My kids love going out to eat and get excited to go but I know they would love this place!

  7. I love the cute plates 🙂 I bet my kids would love going to Hard Rock Cafe, I wish we had one near us!

  8. If we had more time at Universal we would have dined at that one. Cool that they’re doing this for the kids.

  9. I love the guitar plates! 😉 I don’t have a Hard Rock nearby anymore, but next time I see one, I will have to go! I always loved going to them on vacations! 🙂

  10. I love that place! We don’t have one here in Nebraska. I’ve been to one though.

  11. I don’t remember ever actually going to a Hard Rock Cafe. I have certainly heard of them and one of these days I will get there.

  12. Looks fun and delicious – I love those guitar plates! the food looks yummy!

    I went to one a long time ago – it was in CA

    I remember getting a Long Island Ice tea in the glass you get to take home too.

    Thanks for the review 🙂

  13. Well I’d go for the guitar plates. Those are just cool. 🙂 We like Hard Rock. The last one we went to was in DC. ::)

  14. I just found out that Hard Rock is letting kids eat free on Halloween here in NYC. That is a great way to get everyone into a festive spirit.

  15. We’ve never taken our kids here but these guitar plates make eating fun! I’d probably order one. The kids’ chicken looks excellent.

  16. I love the plates! I’ve never been to a Hard Rock anywhere but I think I need to change that…

  17. What a fun place for kids! I love the guitar plates. So cute. I haven’t ever been to a Hard Rock Cafe with kids but I think mine would like it.

  18. Everything looks sooo good! I’d love to try Hard Rock sometime, but the first time we went there we waited over 20 minutes and nobody even came to take a drink order so we left. Haven’t been back since 🙁

  19. Ha! Those guitar serving dishes are too much fun. Also, seriously with that twisted mac. GOOD GOSH, that looks good!

  20. I have never ate at the hard rock. Thoes guitar plates are so adorable i want one lol. Looks like i might need to go to the falls and experiance it.

  21. OMG – I love those guitar plates! The food looks great too. Looks like you have future roxtars on you hands…:)

  22. That sounds like a great time. The food look so good.

  23. I have never been to the Hard Rock Cafe before but we do have them in London, I love TGI Friday’s though!

  24. Never been to the Hard Rock Cafe… Perhaps one of these days when we are in Edmonton, we will have to stop in… They aren’t found near our area. Looks like fun!

  25. Mouthwatering menu is what I can just imagine! Now even kids can have a good time at Hard Rock. Kudos!

  26. I love Hard Rock cafes! Those kids meals are so stinking cute!

  27. Looks really delicious. We don’t have it Hard Rock cafe at our city :((

  28. I went here with my boys and they both finished their plates(a rare occurrence) and I did also(not a rare occurance).

  29. Wish we had one close by. When we travel we always stop, Not only do they offer great food but it seems as if their service is always great.

  30. I’ll have to take my son here the next time that we visit family in Boston. My son would love the food and that cute guitar shaped plate.

  31. How cute are those plates?! I think this new menu is great and the fact that they have healthy options? Brilliant! I can’t wait to visit a Hard Rock Restaurant now!

  32. What a fun and awesome experience you guys had there!

  33. Not only do the menu choices sound awesome, but those plates are kick arse! It’s been eons since I’ve been to a Hard Rock, but I would so love to take my family to this one next time we’re in Boston.

  34. That is so cool! I’ve always loved Hard Rock, and these new kids options are really great. The guitar plate is awesome.

  35. I love Hard Rock, such fun restaurants and the food is always delish!

  36. I’ve never been to Hard Rock Cafe, but would love to go. It sounds like kids will have a great time and stay busy while dining 🙂

  37. Those guitar plates are awesome I don’t think I have ever made it to the Hard Rock Cafe, I would love to go one day. x

  38. I have been to a few Hard Rock Cafe locations and they definitely did not have that. My youngest would love it. I have to see if they have a location here.

  39. Hopefully this comes to South Africa soon. Looks great.

  40. It sounds like you guys had a ton of fun! It’s kind of impossible NOT to have fun at Hard Rock. I love the pictures of the boys. They’re so rock and roll! =D

  41. Those guitar plates are soo cool!!! But I am mostly fixated on the onion rings. are they good? i am very particular about my onion rings and those look Good!

  42. I LOVE the guitar serving plates! So cute! I will definitely have to take my little boy to Hard Rock Cafe just for the guitar-shaped plate…lol

  43. I want to order from the kids menu just so I could have one of those plates!

  44. I love the hard rock cafe- the last one we went to was in Vegas and my first was in Germany. They have great food!

  45. Those kids plates are SO cute. Hard Rock has always been one of my favorite restaurants. I love the music and the atmosphere.

  46. Those guitar plates look so fun. They are opening a new Hard Rock near us. We’ll have to check it out!

  47. We’ve been to Hard Rock a few times, and it’s always a good time. I love all their memorabilia, and their food is ah-mazing.

  48. We don’t have one nearby, but I love the kid’s menu. My son would love it. And the food looks incredible.

  49. Love HRC and the new Roxstars line. The new focus on kids is amazing. Can’t wait to visit our Detroit location soon.

  50. I went there two summers ago. Such great food! The new plates for the kids – how very cool!

  51. What a great and fun program for the kids…..and those guitar plates totally rock! I haven’t been to a Hard Rock Cafe since I lived in California a VERY long time ago. Might have to consider it the next time we’re in Boston.

  52. I have never been to this restaurant before. The food looks amazing. I’ll have to make sure to stop here when I’m in the area. I love the guitar plates. What a neat idea!

  53. I have been to Hard Rock Cafe just once when I was in Venice. We don’t have one in our city, but I’d love to try out their foods. Your Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese looks really yummy!

  54. Hard Rock is so much fun. I haven’t been to one since I was in OK and would travel to TX. They have one here in MI, in Detroit but I have yet to get down there. Seems like when we go to Detroit we already have something to do. Lions, and Tigers, oh my! 😉

  55. We LOVE the Chicago location. The food is so good there and we’ve never been disappointed.

  56. Omg that guitar plate is awesome!!! We are huge hard rock fans!!!

  57. The food looks great and I love those cute guitar plates too!

  58. I love those little guitars the food came in, and that sandwich looks delish! I am so hungry now!!

  59. oh wow i love the shape of the plates so cute, I am glad they have a healthy option (not that i dont enjoy mac and cheese now and again)

  60. Those plates are awesome, and you get to take them home! Sounds like a fun family night out.

  61. I like the plates! That’s so cute and kids would love it!

  62. I have a friend who visits every Hard Rock they come across. I have only ever been to about 3 or 4. Your kids sure are having fun.

  63. I haven’t been to a Hard Rock Cafe in such a long time! Looks like everyone had fun 🙂

  64. I haven’t been to the Hard Rock Cafe in many years and we have one close. I need to gather my family and go there for lunch one of these next weekends. The food looks delicious.

  65. What??? I want one! lol We have a Hard Rock here in Chicago. I am guessing this is at all locations?

  66. The menu looks really good for kids and adults both! What a fun place!

  67. Those onion rings look delicious. We have a Hard Rock near us, but I’ve never been there.

  68. I had no idea they had the Roxtars! The only Hard Rock I’ve been in was the one in NYC on our honeymoon and the food was SO good!

  69. The food looks really good. I love the guitar plates that is such a fun idea.

  70. I grew up in Chicago and we used to love hard rock cafe, glad to hear they are adding kids menu items

  71. It looks like a lot of fun! I’ll take one of those club sandwiches any day! And I’m glad to hear they’re making an effort toward a healthier kids menu.

  72. What super cool lunches! My kids would LOVE those guitars!

  73. Awesome !! I love the way they displayed the food. Really fun for the kids. I think san Antonio has a hard rock café on the river walk. We will have to go and check it out.

  74. Awesome program! We have been there in the past in Niagara Falls Canada and the food is good and the atmosphere is fun. I love that they have this Rockstars program.

  75. Those guitar serving plates are ingenious! The food looks good, especially that twisted mac & cheese.

  76. The kids meals look great and I really like the selection they offer! My daughter would probably end up getting the hot dog or mac & cheese. The Classic Club Sandwich your husband got look delish!

  77. Those plates seem super fun! My family and I always eat at Hard Rock Cafe when on vacation.

  78. Oh fun! I love Hard Rock and those plates are awesome!

  79. Oh man, I got invited to this too but couldnt make it! It looks like your boys had a blast! I have never tried one before, but I hope to soon!

  80. Those kids meal look big. As our girls are growing I find it hard to find fa filling kids menu’s for them.

  81. Hard Rock Cafe is one of my all time favorites. The entire theme is so much fun.

  82. That is a cool program! Kids will feel a part of something special. All the food looks great

  83. I love the guitar shaped plates. The food looks like it was delicious.

  84. I love going to the hard rock cafe! They’re food is amazing.

  85. Oh what total fun. We have a Hard Rock here in San Antonio and will have to check to see if they offer these options, as well.. 🙂

  86. That guitar plate is awesome. Looks like so much fun. They have great food there.

  87. I’ll be checking if Hard Rock here has kids’ menu too.

  88. That guitar serving tray is so cute! I haven’t been to a Hard Rock Cafe for ages.


  89. This is awesome! My kids love to go to exciting places for lunch. I like that they have more kid-friendly options now.

  90. Hard Rock Cafe is really the bomb! This place never disappoints.

  91. Wow, that is sooo cool and I like the plates is in a guitar shape too!

  92. I’ve only been to the Hard Rock cafe once during college. It’s awesome that they have some choices for the little ones, including something healthy. The food looks delicious!

  93. I haven’t been there in years. I love they have kid options!

  94. We love our Hard Rock too! Glad they made some nice upgrades to the kids meals

  95. That looks so fun and cool. I wished we had one of those around here, I know the kiddos would love it.

  96. I have been to the one in Key West! I really like their menu.

  97. The menu looks amazing! I love the decor! Seems like a great place for a meal and to enjoy some ROCK memorabilia!

  98. That twisted mac and cheese is incredibly delicious! Those new kid’s menus sound great, I love the fun plates. We are going to Hard Rock in a few weeks, and my boys will love it.

  99. Ooh, Hard Rock Cafe is so fun. I love the little guitar plate!

  100. This sounds like a lot of fun for the kids indeed. I love the guitar shaped plates. I have never eaten at the Hard Rock Cafe anywhere. Sounds awesome though. Thanks for sharing.

  101. They have some yummy looking food. I’d love to go to a Hard Rock Cafe sometime.

  102. How awesome are those guitar plates??? Sadly, I’ve never been to Hard Rock…I need to go!

  103. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco last year and loved it. They have some super yummy hamburgers!

  104. That food looks delicious! Those onion rings are right up my alley!!

  105. What a cool feature. Those guitar plates are really cool.

  106. These are some wonderful meal ideas for kids. Mine would adore these guitar plates.

  107. I love those guitar plates. My son would love that!

  108. How fun is that?! I love the guitar plates. My kids would love it.

  109. Wow! That is so cool! My son would love that!

  110. All that food looks awesome! I love the kids plate – so cool!

  111. The guitar plates are the coolest. Looks like your family had an enjoyable time at Hard Rock Cafe. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  112. I like the little plates. Very cute. We haven’t hit up our local Hard Rock in a while.

  113. Just love Hard Rock Cafe and I don’t think the prices are all that bad.

  114. We love Hard Rock! Always something everyone in my family can eat.

  115. Oh that looks soo fun! Hardrock is great. This makes it even better!

  116. Can adults have those plates too??? We love the Hard Rock here in Baltimore, always a good time with happy servers and tasty food!

  117. I have never been to a hard rock cafe! I see them all over and want to visit but haven’t yet. Looks like i need to make a trip soon.

  118. As many times as I have had the opportunity to eat at the Hard Rock I have still never done it. I love the guitar plates. My daughter would get a kick out of those.