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5.0 /6 Excellent 120 Reviews

Death Row Diner

Georgian Quarter American ££ +100
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About Death Row Diner

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There are a few things you think of when you think of America: the Wild West, the New York skyline, the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles...morbid obesity, Donald Trump, huge incarceration rates...it’s a mixed bag. While Deathrow Diner might sound like it harks towards the latter three options, in fact it leans towards the former, with a menu that brings the very best of modern American cooking to the streets of Liverpool, from burgers and barbecue to wings and ribs and plenty more besides. Throw in a fair few drinks options – cocktails, beers, speciality soft drinks and milkshakes – and an ambience that recalls all of the gin joints in all the towns in all the world. Walk into theirs by wandering over to Hope Street in the Georgian Quarter for an American restaurant in Liverpool that is well worth a slice of your time. Book now.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Death Row Diner, 32 Hope Street, L1 9BX Liverpool

Further Information

If you’re into American things, then you need to get yourself over to Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter. While the Georgian period was more typically associated with shooting Americans in a series of colonial wars, relations have improved somewhat in the intervening 200 or so years, allowing our revolutionary Puritan offshoots to reestablish themselves in the Motherland, going so far as to open restaurants in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Deathrow Diner bring the best in American cuisine to Hope Street, with a menu that features all the finest food from the land of the free and the home of the brave to the city of the Beatles and other, less good bands.

The culinary exports of America are manifold, and you can get a taste of them all at Deathrow Diner. Begin your Freedom Feast with a corn dog, maple popcorn chicken, mac and cheese bites or barbecue burnt ends, before moving onto a sharing platter of nachos, wings or ribs. The mains include burgers – of course – that can include everything from beef patties and the classic toppings of cheese, bacon and mustard to move outlandish fillings such as deep fried egg, coconut curry and tobacco onions. There’s plenty of meat to be found too, and whether you’re into steaks (they have 10oz ribeye or American strip) or chicken then you’re in for a treat. Do remember to book a table, however, as these are some of the best burgers in Liverpool, among their other delicacies, so Deathrow Diner can get crowded on occasion. For bookings of 12 or above, please contact the restaurant directly.

120 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 120 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
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Lisa C.
1 review so far 6
24.05.2017 19:15

Very quirky and alternative, would definitely recommend! The menu was delicious, especially if you are heading out for an unhealthy treat. Great service and brilliant staff

Tony B.
5 reviews so far 6
22.05.2017 03:12

A fantastic dive diner with amazing food. I go here regularly and enjoy the wings, mac n cheese starter and the burgers. Staff are fun and friendly and would recommend to anyone visiting the city.

Lucy K.
1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 05:41

Food is absolutely amazing and the staff are very friendly and attentive. The place itself is lovely and love the low lights. We will definitely be going back.

Tony B.
5 reviews so far 6
21.05.2017 02:54

Great place and great food, if you are looking for something fun and tasty then this is the place for you for sure. Recommend for sure.

Trudy V.
1 review so far 6
18.05.2017 23:56

Fantastic time at Death Row Diner fabulous friendly and helpful staff. Could not fault the food at all. Starters were plenty and very tasty indeed. Had mac and cheese bites, calamari and nachos. All had burgers and different chips. Very very yummy! My little boy loved the lollipops in the burgers and was asking us if he could have ours. The waiter heard him and brought a handful over to him. He can't wait to go back - neither can I.

Rebecca M.
1 review so far 3
05.05.2017 22:03

We had high expectations as a few friends had recommended trying the place, so thought we'd have an early dinner prior to a show we were going to later that evening. However we were very disappointed by the level of service, despite the quality of the food being very good. We arrived at 17:30 and our show was due to start shortly after 19:30, I think many people would reasonably assume that two hours is enough time to grab dinner. However despite arriving just before 17:30, we had a very long wait for the food. The starters came out relatively quickly, maybe within 30 minutes. However the mains were a long wait (we'd only ordered burgers from the standard menu, nothing special) and a couple sat next to us who had arrived 20mins after we did received their mains first! By 19:00 our mains had still not arrived, we got them about 5 mins later and had to request the bill right away so that we were able to leave straight after eating. Unfortunately as we had to eat the meal so quickly, we both felt ill afterwards too. There was nothing to fault with the food itself, it was very tasty, but it took far too long to come out and the service itself was slow as it was difficult to get the staffs attention. It wasn't a particularly busy evening and it was quite frustrating seeing deliveroo orders being sent out of the kitchen at frequent intervals, I can only assume there was either an issue in the kitchen causing the delay or takeout orders were being prioritised over diners in the actual restaurant. Definitely did not live up to the hype I've heard, however we did agree it would be worth trying again as everywhere has off nights on occasion, although we definitely would never go here when we have any plans afterwards!

Tom H.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 04:23

This is one of those rare places that gets dining out right. Starting at street level, you're drawn down to a mysterious low-lit basement where you are greeted by an attentive water or waitress. On less busy evenings you're given the choice of choosing where to sit (the rearmost centre is a favourite of mine). The attentiveness continues as you're asked if you're ready to choose a drink from the menu, or if you'd prefer have a few minutes to study the assortment of soft and hard drinks on offer. The food offering is exemplary, spanning from lighter bites (deep fried lasagne bites are a firm favourite of mine) to more hearty dishes such as mouthwatering burgers, steaks and chicken. If you're in the Hope Street area of Liverpool I'd highly recommended visiting Death Row Diner for top class food, not to mention the story that Death Row Diner is themed on.

Jack M.
1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 23:45

The food was absolutely gorgeous, our drinks came rather quickly ordered, and our food, although not exactly quick, came at a perfectly reasonable time. The staff are very kind and polite, and clearly are invested in helping provide a quality experience to the diner. The setting was also very, very lovely, a definitive turn for the better from most other restaurants I have been to. I would most certainly go again, either for another birthday meal, or simply as a nice Friday meal with friends.

Terence B.
1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 08:43

I turned up.. starvin !!! The staff were really nice, helpful 10/10. Burnt brisket for starter with a half rack of ribs.VERY NICE... Smoke me burger(xtra bacon) & fries... for main... OMG. AMAZIN.... BEST BURGER IVE EVER HAD... EVER !!! & i know me burgers !!! Also it stayed in 1 piece, no burger slip or nottin... Swilled down with a shake... JESUS TONITE...wow.... cudnt do a desert, properly stuffed.... infact, couldnt do anythink all night.... will deffinately go back again.... Deffo.....

Maxine D.
1 review so far 4
21.02.2017 17:01

My daughter said her burger (double patty burger with cheese and bacon) and fries were lovely. I opted for the buttermilk chicken burger and sweet potato fries. The burger wasn't quite what I was expecting, I thought I would be getting a chicken breast fillet but there were about 5 or 6 small fillets, deep fried in breadcrumbs. They were a little tough and it was awkward to eat but nice, as were the sweet potato fries. Good size portions. A little too dark and cage-like for my liking but good music and nice staff.

Jennifer A.
1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 02:36

We had a fab evening at DRD. Lovely, friendly staff with great banter, the food was extremely filling and tasted amazing, and the atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming. Overall top place to eat, we would recommend it to everyone, and will certainly be paying them another visit very soon😊. Thanks for making my daughters 25th birthday celebratory meal a great one. Jennifer

Emma W.
2 reviews so far 5
18.03.2017 23:13

Fantastic meal at Death Row Diner for my birthday. We particularly enjoyed the lasagne bites, burnt ends and bacon onion rings for starters. I had a chilli dog with pulled pork fries for main, which was delicious, but I was still eyeing my friend's Rancheros Bastardos burger somewhat jealously! Excellent cocktails as well. Everyone in the party was really impressed with out experience and I think we'll all be paying another visit soon!

joanne b.
3 reviews so far 6
09.02.2017 15:52

Lovely tasty food, generous portions and friendly service. I had the bacon double cheese burger which was good and the pastrami fries which were amazing. I will be ordering the fries next time i go, i loved them. My friend had the milkshake which was a meal in itself but apparently delicious. Would definetly return and would highly recommend.

Katie H.
1 review so far 5
19.10.2016 15:12

We really love this restaurant, and enjoyed the new menu as much as the old one. The Katsu chicken was delicious. The service wasn't brilliant this time. It was friendly just a bit slow, but I think they were a little understaffed. I also think they should bring back the Sundae with the deep fried Oreos ;) They've come back with a better selection of beers in my opinion.

Ste M.
1 review so far 6
11.04.2017 15:22

Excellent meal and great atmosphere. The Death Row Dive & Diner may have 'Dive' in its name but it isn't a dive in the traditional sense. It is a must for anyone visiting the city, near to the Everyman and Philharmonic, it could just be the ideal place to start an epic night out. Well done DRD.

Rachel M.
1 review so far 4
27.03.2017 04:17

Good food, not as busy on a saturday night as I thought it would be. Closes around 10 so not a place you can stay and have a few. We did have a billing issue but was quickly sorted. Be aware that this is one of those places that put a service charge on your bill without asking. The friendly staff would have gotten a tip from us but making a mandatory service charge is not favourable.

Andy W.
1 review so far 5
20.02.2017 22:39

Went to the DRD for the first time on valentines day, the place has a fantastic atmosphere however due to it being valentines day they only had the valentines menu on which was good but i couldn't get what i wanted from the main menu which would've led to me giving full marks i'm sure. Awesome cocktails and really good food.

Nikki G.
1 review so far 6
05.01.2017 16:44

Fabulous service by friendly happy staff. Food was quick to arrive and hot, steak cooked perfect and popcorn chicken and burgers were absolutely delicious. Staff were attentive ensuring our drinks never empty and food to our standard. Overall a fantastic meal for myself and family of 5. Definitely return again.

collette h.
1 review so far 4
10.05.2017 19:37

We had a great experience at the Death row Diner recently. Food was delicious and staff were more than helpful. I have rated this a four as I would like to see a more selective menu (last meal requests) and also the theme seemed lost. The restaurant should focus more on the theme as we were interested in the concept but felt like at the moment it's more of a burger bar.

David L.
1 review so far 6
19.12.2016 04:45

Excellent. Food really tasty and service excellent. Best burgers I've ever had. Lots of unusual combinations on the menu and I'd recommend the sweet potatoe fries. Make sure you have a big appetite as veri filling food. My lad hasn't stopped talking about the strawberry milk shake.

Paul M.
3 reviews so far 5
07.02.2017 19:02

Nice clean Pleasant restaurant. Very friendly and helpful staff who were knowledgeable on the foods. I had the deep fried lasagna balls which were amazing and recommended by the lovely waitress. The burger was perfect also so good meal had. Chop portions are huge so one portion would be good to share.

Jonathon M.
1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 18:59

Awesome, funny service and great food. Would definitely recommend to any of my friends. Don't really have anymore words to say about it but this has a minimum number of words. To quote Albus Dumbledore "Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!" Top Scran. Go here.

Tommy F.
1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 17:00

Went with my girlfriend and my 9 and 3 year old boys, had a great time. No childrens menu but ordered two sides and two lots of fries which was plenty for the boys. Would recommend death row diner to anyone.

Rebecca C.
1 review so far 6
05.05.2017 22:16

As always really amazing food and attentive servers. Always love the food and the novelty way of serving. Always fun to go and try out new menu items It was just a little cold which made the food go cold quickly

Hayley S.
1 review so far 3
28.03.2017 04:10

Overall food that good and service was great, but I do have a few problems thought the table we was seat at had food from previous customers long the side of the table which was slightly off putting; I visited the toilet and it looked like it hadn't been cleaned and the hand dryer didn't. Overall the food was lovely freshly cook which is good , the lady who was serving us was very polite and helped us ordering.

Will F.
1 review so far 6
23.01.2017 18:40

The food was great with a good selection, although they had run out of a few things as it was a busy Saturday night we didn't mind. The staff were friendly and it was very easy to pre-book.

Alan D.
1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 17:17

Burgers great! Try the Maple Bacon Onion rings! And the chicken gravy fries where proper Boss! They where out of date syrup for date old fashioned... hopefully there next time though as we will definitely be going again!

Sarah C.
1 review so far 5
08.01.2017 23:31

Totally different too our usual dining choice but we had 2 teenage boys to entertain they both loved the milkshakes and the choice of toppings for the burgers and fries. Overall at very pleasing meal with a cheeky cocktail or two for the adults 👍

Leah C.
1 review so far 6
07.02.2017 16:10

Great place, food was amazing and staff were fab. Thank you. My husband had quite a few cocktails 🍹 and he'd his cola lolly from his burger on the way home!!!! Thank you for a great night.

Sarah D.
1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 00:29

Loved it here today Shrimps were amazing as was the milkshakes burgers and chicken good value friendly staff , having an autistic son he loves it here the lighting is low and has a great atmosphere

Sean K.
1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 03:40

The food is nothing short of exceptional, service amazing and everything else just as perfect. Can't wait to return. Try the pastrami fries and the popcorn chicken, cool atmosphere and the drinks menu is a beast.

Chris p.
1 review so far 4
09.05.2017 03:18

Fantastic food. But, spoiled experience by rap music blasting out which was full of expletives. Kind of place I'd take my children for its look and great food but wouldn't now as I wouldn't want them exposed to music like this. Come on DRD, let your food do the talking not the music !!

Terence A.
1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 15:42

8:30 booking on Tuesday night, very empty so quick service and the still had burnt brisket ends! No shrimp so we got a rack of ribs with Frank's hot sauce instead which were delicious. Salted caramel pretzel milkshake was worth the visit alone!

Leigh O.
2 reviews so far 5
01.02.2017 20:27

Food was fantastic as it always is, service was good but could of been better! A bit too long waiting for drinks really. We will be returning again though as it is excellent value and tastes tremendous - chicken gravy fries in particular!

Nicole J.
1 review so far 3
29.01.2017 18:20

Food excellent but service awful. Felt like we were invisible. Waited ages to be asked about a desert and then never came back to place an order for them so then we just asked for the bill and left. First waitress who brought us in took the orders and then never seen us again so felt like we just got left when everyone else looked to be getting great service.

Beverley A.
1 review so far 5
30.11.2016 19:12

Excellent food. A few things not available like draught beer. Could do with a bit more prison type paraphernalia, pics of convicts etc. Love the silver tray idea but a prison type tray would be awesome. Will be coming again. X

Lee D.
1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 16:27

Lively atmosphere, we took our 2 kids 4 and 7 they really enjoyed their food, staff where fantastic and super friendly. Burgers where juicy and flavoursome. Best burger joint in town 10/10 from us.

Ste W.
1 review so far 5
05.02.2017 19:04

Great food and drinks - the wrong food did some out which caused a bit of a delay. The staff did take it back just lacked any kind of apology. Atmosphere was ace though and the concept is really fun!

Gay C.
1 review so far 5
20.12.2016 02:46

Visited on a Sunday lunch enjoyed our time here had the chicken b bucket it was a lot for me but took a doggy bag home service was good an the food was hot which I like would visit again

Samantha W.
1 review so far 6
24.12.2016 15:49

Excellent food and service - try the mac&cheese bites, you won't be disappointed! Already planning to go back and try something different - I had a halloumi burger and that was awesome.

Rebecca F.
3 reviews so far 6
28.12.2016 17:41

Amazing food and reasonably priced. We picked lots of things to share. The deep fried Mac and cheese is amazing and the burnt ends were great too. We will definitely come back.

Tom H.
1 review so far 6
09.05.2017 14:09

Absolutely brilliant, burgers are big but really tasty. The best I've ever had. Avoid the buffalo colleflour though as it was very very spicy (like seriously, I've never had anything hotter)

Matt A.
1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 17:40

really interesting, and slightly unusual venue, themed around American prisons death row. Despite the down beat theme the staff were really friendly and the food was extremely tasty! Will be returning!

Sophie C.
2 reviews so far 6
03.01.2017 16:34

Lovely food and atmosphere. Could only say that alcohol was a bit expensive for what you got but other than that would highly recommend, have already told all my friends :)

Franchesca M.
1 review so far 6
16.04.2017 16:31

Great food & quality service as per. Staff were super friendly, who went above and beyond to make our experience even better. An absolute must every time we are in Liverpool!

Rebecca H.
1 review so far 4
15.01.2017 19:05

I do like the food and the decor, but the staff are like robots, not very friendly and we have never got our drinks before our meals. We always have to ask where our drinks are! That's the only thing I feel needs to be improved.

Lucy A.
1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 00:52

The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere super friendly. Felt really welcome. The food portions are great for the price, and it would be very difficult to leave hungry!

Paul B.
1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 05:51

Served really quickly. Food was delicious! We had the salt and pepper chicken wings, half rack of ribs with teriyaki sauce and more ribs with hot sauce. The fries and sweet potato fries were lovely too.

Katharine R.
1 review so far 1
10.11.2016 22:57

For a Saturday night it was terribly understaffed, 2 floor staff and a manager. There appeared to be 2 kitchen staff and a KP We booked a table, had to wait 30 minutes at the bar - we were a table of 4. Another group had booked for 8.30 - had to wait, got free drinks, we did not. After being seated we waited 45 minutes for someone to even take a drink order, we nearly walked. Several tables around us walked out without even having their stater. 1 group of 4 had waited an hour for starters, the table next to us waited 75 minutes for starters then their starters and mains came all together. By the time our food came it was a very empty place. We then waited 30 mins after starter cleared for mains. Asked for the bill, no sorry about the whole experience . Food was not as good as previous visits either. Not great at all. Put me off coming back again. We travelled from Chester for this awful experience

Kate P.
1 review so far 4
14.04.2017 16:32

Delicious food, and lots of it!! Nachos, onion rings and mac and cheese starters all delicious. There were no prawns our chilli when we visited, but the chilli dog and eraser head were still nice without chilli. Very friendly staff but service was slow.