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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
What's the big deal?

It is truly not a big deal. It isn't great and the food is okay. What is everyone so excited about? I haven't figured that out yet?

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Braden K
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is truly not a big deal. It isn't great and the food is okay. What is everyone so excited about? I haven't figured that out yet?

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Wooster, Ohio
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73 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Pretty much an Applebees, TGIF or Ruby Tuesday approach, but where they try to show a cool attitude, with the food being the same here as at any HRC. The "hip" vibe is beginning to wear a little thin and the food was fine, but nothing spectacular. If you haven't eaten at HRC, going one time, to just about any... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bartender was very swift & funny. Staff super friendly & helpful. Small but felt intimate and open Bi-level seating, 2 gift shops, good selection

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

Gaylemae, Thanks so much for the great review, we're so happy to hear you had a great experience and hope you'll visit again soon! Best, Heather More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My family loves Hard Rock Cafe - we like to visit in each city that we go to. This one was a major disappointment. They were out of apple juice, sweet tea, and Oreo Cheesecake! Skip this place - there has to be better places to eat in DC.

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

Cindy A, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience and at your earliest convenience, please reach out to me directly at washington_gm@hardrock.com Best, Heather More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

As you walk in you can smell the carpet .. Smells really bad and looks dirty I told the lady in the register by the door and she told she can't do nothing about she just works there.. Bad really bad..

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

Jose H, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so sorry your experience with us was not one we strive to provide to our guests. Please contact me directly at washington_dc@hardrock.com Best, Heather More 

Monroe, Michigan
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Located next to Ford's Theater, a few blocks from The White House. The menu is like other Hard Rock Café menus, but the staff seemed to make an extra effort. It was packed when we arrived for a late lunch, but we got right in. The manager stopped by and shook my hand and thanked me for my military service... More 

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

Jeff B, Thanks so much for the great review. We're so happy to hear you had such a great experience and we hope you visit next time you're in DC! Best, Heather More 

Potomac, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We wanted to take our visiting teen niece to a cool place for dinner after she played two games of serious b-ball during a college recruiting conference she was participating in at the convention center. We thought the Hard Rock Cafe was just the place. Boy were we wrong. We arrived around 10 pm and was told by the host... More 

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

GoldenCat985, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear you had such an odd experience with us and at your earliest convenience, please reach out to me directly at washington_gm@hardrock.com Best, Heather More 

Graham, Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were in Washington during my wife's birthday and the got us sat down in no time. Service was great and the food is always good! Love us some Hard Rock!

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

tex1330, Thanks so much for the great review and we're so happy you and your wife had a great time celebrating her birthday! Hope to have you visit again soon. Best, Heather More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were seated earlier than expected, got good seats, music was great, and service was awesome. Our waitress took really good care of us.

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

fr8train54, Thanks so much for the great review and we're so happy you enjoyed your visit! Hope you come back and visit soon. Best, Heather More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have eaten at different Hard Rock's, but I think this one was the most enjoyable. The staff here were very friendly and the service was pretty quick. The ambience, as any Hard Rock I've ever visited, was fantastic. The food was good. They give discounts to military and law enforcement here as well, but you have to ask for... More 

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

DaleL19, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Hard Rock DC. We're so happy to hear you had a great time and hope you visit next time you're in town! 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: Large groups, Families with children, 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?