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801 4 Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
619-615-7625
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: In the 1900's, the Golden Lion Tavern drew people to the Gaslamp Quarter...
In the 1900's, the Golden Lion Tavern drew people to the Gaslamp Quarter for fun and frivolity, and history hasn't changed much! Here it is less than a century later, and that same location has become a Hard Rock Cafe. The Cafe's cozy confines will wash all that local culture out of your head in no time, allowing you to fill it with important rock 'n' roll history and trivia. Ask about a Memorabilia tour!!!
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    Very good
  • 46
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Close to PETCO park

Was meeting clients prior to a Padres game and decided to check out Hard Rock. The waiter was very pleasant and we ordered some drinks and appetizers before the game. They have a HUGE TV if you wanted to watch sports it would be a good spot. Order the Chicken Quesadilla, it was delicious with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
staceylevasseur
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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San Diego, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Was meeting clients prior to a Padres game and decided to check out Hard Rock. The waiter was very pleasant and we ordered some drinks and appetizers before the game. They have a HUGE TV if you wanted to watch sports it would be a good spot. Order the Chicken Quesadilla, it was delicious with roasted corn and a chipotle... More 

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KALAMAZOO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I've visited San Diego on a few occasions. I recently took my family to the Hard Rock Café for dinner. I arrived around 5:30pm and found parking easily. We were seated as soon as we walked in. The new manager greeted us very professionally and treated us like we were the most important people in the Café. The food was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The food it's ok nothing special but the service is just the worse that I have ever seeing, I'm not going to come back again 👎🏽

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Chris D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about us. We do appreciate any feedback so that we can improve our business and provide a great experience. I am sorry to hear that your visit to our cafe wasn't a great one. It would be greatly appreciated if you could contact me so I can get a better... More 

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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went to Hard Rock Cafè because we needed to buy one of the Hard Rock Cafè T-Shirts for a friend of us who is collecting them. so we decided to stay for lunch. It was on a week day and the restaurant was empty. Just 2 other tables were occupied. Yes, the place itself is nice, but the food... More 

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Chris D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Daniel, I am truly sorry to hear about the experience you had with us the other day. We work very hard to make sure our guests get food they enjoy with amazing service. Please allow me to apologize for your experience. We also want to make our operation better and appreciate the feedback so we can improve. Please call... More 

Salinas, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Music was so loud it makes it difficult to talk to each other, so maybe a bad choice for us. We were there for a late lunch. Food was just ok.. Service was terrible. It was not busy at it was around 3:00pm in the afternoon.. Place was almost empty just a few people. We had a total of 7... More 

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Chris D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post. I am sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't the amazing time we strive to deliver. I would appreciate the opportunity to hear more about the service you recieved and to ask what I can do to have you try the Hard Rock in the future. Chris sandiego_ops2@hardrock.com 619-615-7625 More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I visited today on my own as I'm travelling California solo, and I had a great first time experience in the Hard Rock Cafe. I had a lovely server called Amanda who was very attentive and friendly, a great asset to the restaurant. I was greeted by someone called Daniel who was also very friendly. Food was beautiful, quick service... More 

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Chris D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Lauren! I'm happy to hear you had a great visit. Daniel and Amanda were excited to hear your kind words. Rock on! More 

New York
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

You can never go wrong with a hurricane at Hard Rock Café. Great bar service. Nice eats. Went for afternoon cocktails!

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Chris D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us. It is great to hear you enjoyed a little day drinking at our cafe. We hope to see you next time you are in San Diego. Cheers! More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Good varied menu that includes fish tacos for those who prefer not eat hamburgers. The decorations as usual are genuine items from rock bands and singers. They have a souvenir store attached to the restaurant.

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Chris D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post. Our Jimmy Paige double neck is my favorite guitar, did you have a favorite? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Fish tacos were amazing. Cocktail was perfect. And brenda made it perfect!!! She was so wonderful that our family came back multiple times. Thank you for our great time.

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Chris D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Rock on! It is great to hear you enjoyed our Mahi fish tacos and your post made Brenda's day. Thank you for taking the time to post the kind words. More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

From the moment we walked into this place it was a great experience! Loved the vibe and this old building had so much character it was difficult to sit down and order, so many cool things to see. Our server Sheila was so fun, enthusiastic, informative, high energy and very friendly!!' You could really tell she loved her job! Which... More 

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Chris D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Trish! Great to hear Sheila showed you an amazing time with us. We look forward to having another great time with you soon. Cheers! More 

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Additional Information about Hard Rock Cafe

Address: 801 4 Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-615-7625
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $30
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 4 Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-615-7625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

In the 1900's, the Golden Lion Tavern drew people to the Gaslamp Quarter for fun and frivolity, and history hasn't changed much! Here it is less than a century later, and that same location has become a Hard Rock Cafe. The Cafe's cozy confines will wash all that local culture out of your head in no time, allowing you to fill it with important rock 'n' roll history and trivia. Ask about a Memorabilia tour!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?