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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
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Your average HRC

This is just like any Hard Rock cafe. Good food at a good price. Nothing fancy. Got here the evening of July 3rd and there was a 2-hour wait! Luckily we just slipped right in and sat at the bar. Got burgers, teas, and split the huge brownie sundae.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Mike R
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Norfolk, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Norfolk, Virginia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is just like any Hard Rock cafe. Good food at a good price. Nothing fancy. Got here the evening of July 3rd and there was a 2-hour wait! Luckily we just slipped right in and sat at the bar. Got burgers, teas, and split the huge brownie sundae.

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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent, but what made it awesome was that our food took very long because someone messed up, then the manager said no charge. Recommended

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Mark S, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit! We're so happy you had a great experience and look forward to having you visit again in the future! Best, Heather More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This place is rocking! So much fun! The atmosphere is amazing! The staff is so fun! Food is fabulous! For sure a place to visit while in DC.

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Melissa T, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at the Hard Rock DC. We hope you visit next time you are in DC! Best, Heather More 

Marshall, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We try to visit every HRC we can when we go on vacation. When we visited earlier in the week, we had issue with a server. Not to get in to details, but she was severely out of line. The management stepped in and made things right. They treated us like family and we made a return visit on the... More 

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

AbramBearsDad, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so happy you chose to dine with us a second time on your trip and hope you'll be back in the future! Best, Heather More 

Holtsville, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Big place, great food and wonderful atmosphere. Many photo opportunities! Very close to Ford's Theatre.

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hilary P, Thanks so much for the review, we hope you visit next time you are in town! Best, Heather More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Popped in to HRC this morning to get a quick drink before our tour of the Ford Theatre. Never, ever have we experienced such poor service in a restaurant - so disappointing. We have patronised many HRC the world over and love the food, the decor and the staff. Today was very different. The waitress acted like it was a... More 

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

TrinaCole, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the DC Hard Rock. I am so sorry to hear you did not have a great experience and ask that at your earliest convenience you reach out to me directly at washington_gm@hardrock.com Best, Heather More 

Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The decor is fantastic and the staff, so friendly! Food is okay. I would go back but I wouldn't order the burger again.

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

709stacyc, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and would love for you to come out and try another item on our menu! Best, Heather More 

McLean, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Late one afternoon in mid-march, as winter stubbornly continued to dictate the weather patterns in North America, I had a sudden and unforeseen yearning for apple pie. This was highly unusual as I was in the midst of a highly successful low-carb diet and had steadfastly committed to my austere regimen. Also, I have always had some fondness for that... More 

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

ThelastJourneyman, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! Congratulations on your Apple Pie conquest, and we're happy we made the list of places you tried! Best, Heather More 

Hebburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

made to feel at home straight away, had table upstairs, great view, great service, meal was good, waiter was very friendly

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

andykew, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Hard Rock! We're so happy you had such a great experience and hope you visit next time you are in the Nation's Capital! Best, Heather More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We always make a point of visiting the Hard Rock Café wherever we are - this was a really busy one but the food was as it always is and the Long Island Tea cocktail was great!

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Fran B, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. DC is a super busy place during the summer but we're so happy you made sure to stop in and enjoy a Long Island Iced Tea! Best, Heather More 

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Additional Information about Hard Rock Cafe

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

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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, Large groups, Bar scene
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?