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Hard Rock Cafe

Downtown / Chinatown
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999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20463-0001
+1 202-737-7625
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 168
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Price of a Beer?" I can tell you how much they are in Atlanta or New York....

Stopped in for lunch with my wife and 2 other couples. I know it is the Hard Rock Cafe, but when the music is so loud you can't hear your server it is kind of a pain. I did ask how much for a pint of domestic beer and the waitress could not tell me! She said well "it changes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Mark M
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Coloma, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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23 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I visited that place with my family the second week of august, Two young afro american women was there as waitress, first, I may see that the place, at 4 pm, had free tables and was much free space around, however, those women do not attend me or ask me, they just ignored me. Finally after my insistence one of... More 

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Coloma, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch with my wife and 2 other couples. I know it is the Hard Rock Cafe, but when the music is so loud you can't hear your server it is kind of a pain. I did ask how much for a pint of domestic beer and the waitress could not tell me! She said well "it changes... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Food is good but very expensive. Menu is not what I remember in the past - seemed limited on food but well stocked for drinks. Fun atmosphere still playing music videos which is why we stopped in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were seated right away, but felt that we were tucked away in a corner (place wasn't really full). We like HRC because the menus are generally the same wherever we go. I felt that the menu had been re-done since we last at at a HRC (about a year ago). The prices seemed higher than usual too... The waitress... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I had a Bahama Mama. The drink was average and it was almost $10. I sat at the bar which had a slight vomit smell. The people eating at tables seemed to be enjoying their meals and from what I saw the portions were pretty good sized.

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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect, any chain restaurant is not the same as the last one you'd been to. Not that an employee can have a bad day, but maybe a customer isn't patient, or polite or asks for something not quite on the menu. I sat at the bar and asked about appetizers, feeling that I can walk... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have traveled to numerous Hard Rock Cafes throughout the world. Love the food, love their drinks. This is by far the worse one! We went around 4 pm. There seemed to be numerous wait staff but waited close to 15 mins before anyone came to our table. The line at the door was long, I could hear the host... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is always packed, due to the large tourist attraction that is Washington DC. Located right next to Ford's Theater, it's easily accessible. We arrived about 5pm on a Monday, and there was already a wait. However, after giving us our pager, the host told us that, since everyone in my party was over 18, to keep an eye... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We arrived on Sunday around 1:00pm for lunch. Same menu as many of the Hard rock Cafés, the food was just as good. Even though the restaurant wasn't busy, the service was spotty with a combination of hovering to MIA when ready for the check. This is a good place to go if you are touring Ford's Theater as it's... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

On a recent visit to DC with my two adult children, we stumbled on this restaurant while exploring the city. It's right near Ford's Theater and just across the street from the Washington DC Welcome Center. We arrived here about 5 pm on a recent Saturday for dinner and were seated right away. Our waiter was Antonio and he provided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20463-0001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-737-7625

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?