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Hard Times Cafe College Park

4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
301-474-8880
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Ranked #26 of 99 Restaurants in College Park
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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English first
Akron, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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144 reviews 144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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College Park, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Hard Times serves alcohol and has a bar with several seasonal beers on tap as well as domestic and imported beers. The chili is good and they have a take-out service. There are televisions and a jukebox, so it's not a quiet enclave, just be aware if you had intentions of studying while you eat! They used to have key... More 

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College Park, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I like their grilled wings, especially the chili lime ones. The manager is very friendly there. Their burgers are pretty good as well. They did get rid of their burger night last time I went, but they still have specials daily. The place is a pretty typical bar/ restaurant otherwise.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This place has a nice atmosphere, friendly servers, and delicious food - several kinds of Chilli specialties. One of those out of the way places that you just have to experience!

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Took our family there on Valentine's Day. Expected to be crowded but we were seated right away. Food and service was great! This was our second time at the Hard Times and I wouldn't hesitate to go back again the next time we are in College Park!

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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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