We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hard Times Cafe - Hagerstown

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1705 Massey Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
+1 301-302-8050
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Description: Family friendly restaurant. Famous for our chilis: Texas, Terlingua...
Family friendly restaurant. Famous for our chilis: Texas, Terlingua, Cincinnati, and Vegetarian. The Texas grilled wings were voted best wings by WTOP listeners. Fresh 1/2 lb burgers with fresh cut fries. Steaks and slow cooked ribs too. Many salad selections. Something for everyone. Sports bar showing all the games all the time. Play billiards on any of the Brunswick billiard tables. Free billiards every day from 11am-5pm with minimum purchase. Live entertainment in the Cue every Friday and Saturday night. Large stage and viewing area.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 41 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
No complaints

The restaurant had a very fun atmosphere at night. They have good food and good prices. You can't go wrong with their chili!

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Rachelrowe14
,
Hagerstown, Maryland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hagerstown, Maryland
Level Contributor
48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The restaurant had a very fun atmosphere at night. They have good food and good prices. You can't go wrong with their chili!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Small Town Titans have slowly been building our fan base in MD at this venue and we love it here. The staff and owner are very friendly. The sound man/promoter, John Hovanec, is very passionate about putting on great live rock shows. His work ethic is great. Food and drinks are affordable and bands get a FREE MEAL! Amazing. One... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, Maryland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The service was great we had 8 girls 16 and under and 9 parents go there after a long day of travel softball tournaments. The place was clean and pleasant, staff was kind and on the ball. Everyone's order was right and very quick to come out once ordered. The server we had was awesome and kept up with our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spring, Texas
Level Contributor
235 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Food was okay at best. Nice bar and excellent draft beer choices. Bartender was nice, but not a great server.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hagerstown, Maryland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Reasonably priced, good chili and wings with many varieties. Roomy, clean, tvs to watch ball games, large pool room in the back. I think they have live music every now and then ... soft rock, new country, oldies.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hagerstown, Maryland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

How'd they arrive at their name and logo, you ask? Well, it's not an appeal to folks having a tough time making pennies meet. The logo depicts a kid having a bath in a wash tub, like the old days when water was precious and tubs and hot water heaters were scarce.. Well, guess what? The prices will put you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lynnmd, Owner at Hard Times Cafe - Hagerstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Our strive to keep our prices competitive with other similar restaurants. We additionally offer daily specials such as $5.99 1/2 lb burgers with fresh cut fries on Monday. 1/2 off happy hour prices are available. Billiards is free Mon-Fri from 11am to 5pm with an $8 purchase. More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
167 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

In its category it is among the best. They have an excellent atmosphere. The service is always very good. The pool tables rented by the hour are a lot of fun. Some great local beers. Also the wings and other appetizers are always top notch . It's not a high class restaurant , but it is best in class. A... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Crown Point, Indiana
Level Contributor
51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My son had been to another of their locations. Didn't know kids eat free on Sunday, so be sure to leave an extra tip Aaron did good for us with the 3 kids. Burgers and wings were great

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hagerstown, Maryland
Level Contributor
81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We've been a couple of times and have to agree with some of the other reviewers that one should avoid the onion rings at all costs. The fish tacos are actually good and they have a variety of chili to choose from. They ran a special that evening for $5 nachos which was also good for the price. The front... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NYC
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Their $6 onion rings that I ordered were horrible! No batter at all and onion itself is fries to part black/brown (see the picture)! Why Arby's has better onion ring than a sit down restaurant thats just unbelievable!? I actually complain to their waiter about the order but he just disregard my concern, I guess this is their normal food.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lynnmd, Owner at Hard Times Cafe - Hagerstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your reviews that you posted on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Facebook. The feedback helps us to correct problems. Your feedback on the onion rings identified a problem with the prep of the onion rings - a change in the beer used to make the beer batter was attributed to the poor product. This has been corrected. Again, thank... More 

Travelers who viewed Hard Times Cafe - Hagerstown also viewed

 

Been to Hard Times Cafe - Hagerstown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1705 Massey Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown
  • Phone Number: +1 301-302-8050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Family friendly restaurant. Famous for our chilis: Texas, Terlingua, Cincinnati, and Vegetarian. The Texas grilled wings were voted best wings by WTOP listeners. Fresh 1/2 lb burgers with fresh cut fries. Steaks and slow cooked ribs too. Many salad selections. Something for everyone. Sports bar showing all the games all the time. Play billiards on any of the Brunswick billiard tables. Free billiards every day from 11am-5pm with minimum purchase. Live entertainment in the Cue every Friday and Saturday night. Large stage and viewing area.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hard Times Cafe - Hagerstown staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?