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Hard Times Cafe College Park

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4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
301-474-8880
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
This was a good little place to eat

This was close to our hotel so we decided to walk there. Our server was very friendly and helpful. She explained that they are

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
chefkristie
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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was close to our hotel so we decided to walk there. Our server was very friendly and helpful. She explained that they are

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new mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We ate at Hard Times twice while visiting family in the area. Hard Times is a MD/VA franchise with many locations. This one is located in a strip mall with lots of parking. The environment is casual with wooden booths and lots of Western memorabilia on the walls. There's a long bar in front of an open kitchen. The requisite... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a fine barbecue sandwich and a chili which was not a traditional one. The server was first rate, substituting another chili for the one for which we did not care. Easy parking. Good service. Would return even though the chili we had disappointed as they have a great customer service ethic.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The will actually spit in your food....i witnessed it walked out and will never return.. id never slander a business in fact I never leave on online reviews however to allow something as disgusting as that and to allow others at the bar to witness.

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Akron, Ohio
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Came here while visiting DC and to watch the military bowl. Wanted a place to watch other bowl games. Decent atmosphere in a strip mall. 4 types of chili, 3 of which we liked, especially over tater tots. Jen our wait staff was excellent. Very attentive and informative.

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New Carrollton, Maryland
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I had some errands to run around College Park so we thought we would stop by for a quick bite to eat at Hard Times. We were seated immediately upon entering. We ordered a side of french fries for my son, an order of fried pickles, and two bowls of chili. We had been there before but... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The burgers are displaced are fantastic. Also the Hot wings grilled rather than fried which was a nice change of pace. However, the hot sauce really wasn't that hot but they do provide hot sauce on the table. The one thing that was surprising was the chili. I ordered a bowl, but it just looked like hot dog chili and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Food was okay but very greasy. Had the Texas chili and it was not great. I am from Texas and the chili there is far superior. The service was horrible. When we paid the waitress didn't bring back all the change. Will not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They look like a bar. They bring out a chili sampler to start things off. I'm not a big chili eater so my husband and I split a Santa Fe Chicken wrap and it was very good. Servers were very good. Very close to the interstate and easy to get off and on.

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Madison, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We came for lunch and it was fairly busy. They only had a few servers but our server Shannon was excellent. We liked that they gave samples of their four chili options which came with no beans. We did not care for the vegetarian but the other three were good. You could have beans added if you wished. We liked... More 

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Additional Information about Hard Times Cafe College Park

Address: 4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
Phone Number: 301-474-8880
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  College Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  College Park
  • Phone Number: 301-474-8880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?