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Hard Rock Cafe

#666 of 4,066 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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Hard Rock Cafe
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801 4 Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Great meal and beers
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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BJ_on_hols
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Sydney, Australia

We had an excellent meal and beer tasting platter here for our first visit to a Hard Rock Cafe. Good tunes playing in the background and friendly wait staff

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent meal and beer tasting platter here for our first visit to a Hard Rock Cafe. Good tunes playing in the background and friendly wait staff

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

Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate your feedback and your business. We hope to see you again very soon. Regards, Brent More

Lewes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Have just returned from the cafe and can honestly say we feel that we have been ripped off. The drinks prices were mega expensive at $9 for a small glass of wine and over $6 for a beer before all the tax and service charges. Also our waitress was a nightmare. . She was over the top and was dancing... More

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

Wow, so sorry to read your comments and the experience you had in my cafe recently. I will be discussing this review with staff and management alike. As for pricing, we are carefull to be in line with the market and our competition in this regard. I'm sorry that you felt that the value did not meet your expectations. In... More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had jumbo combo, fajitas, shrimp and mac&cheese for our kid. food was ok but cold. our waiter was friendly. If you like hard rocks, it is a good place to stop by. But I believe there are better places in San Diego

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

I'm sorry we did not live up to your expectations on your recent visit. I only wish that I could have personaly made your experience a memorable one. I would ask if ever inclined, to reach out to me when back in San Diego so that I could invite you back into the cafe and attempt to win back your... More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Me and my wife just visited our waitress Samantha was excellent, very friendly and efficient. The food was very good and couldn't complain. One of the other waitresses then asked where we were from and what the occasion was. When we said the UK and our honeymoon we were given a free ice cream which was very good of them.... More

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

Thank you for your input. We are currently working on our live music program and artists. Your feedback is very important in this regard. I will pass along your comments on the service from Samantha. I appreciate your time and business. Regards, Brent Rumph General Manager More

Gold Coast, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My waitress who had worked at Hard Rock for 10 years with a name tag "Me" has to be one of the friendliest and efficient waitresses I have ever met. Super friendly, knowledgeable and very welcoming. She had an extremely awesome personality. My pulled pork burger was extremely filling and my cocktail was very enjoyable to drink. I don't know... More

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

Thank you for the kind words Chris. I am glad you enjoyed yourself and that we showed you a great time. We look forward to you coming back to Hard Rock soon! More

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I'm up to 28 on the list of Hard Rock cafes around the world and this was the worst. Terrible service and a really scary face-tattooed waitress with an attitude problem!

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

Hello Hannah, I am sorry to hear about your visit here with us. We pride ourselves on giving people great food and experiences and I apologize that we did not meet that standard for you. More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Never been before and not impressed, very average, can get much better in the same area. Menu nothing to write home about.

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

I'm sorry we did not live up to your expectations on your recent visit to my cafe. I only wish that we could have provided the experience we pride ourselves on to you and you party. I would hope that if ever posible you would give us another opportunity in the future. Regards, Brent Rumph General Manager More

Vinhedo, SP
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I went to a few Hard Rocks around the world and they all look the same. Same food, same memorabilia, same everything. I thought they would change and adapt the local culture to it's restaurantes. Anyway, if you manage to get a table, you can have great fun with your friends. Very american style, so do not expect great food... More

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

It sounds like we did not deliver a typical Hard Rock San Diego experience for you and your party. I only wish that we could have made a better impression. I have shared your comments with staff and management alike. I appreciate your feedback. Regrds, Brent More

Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For the past 17 years we have visited many Hard Rock Cafe's on 3 continents. The San Diego experience was the worst we have ever experienced. Our server was trying to cope with too many customers and it showed. After choosing our meal we waited so long for the food to arrive. When it did, my burger was stone cold!!... More

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

Wow, so sorry to hear your comments on your recent visit at my cafe. It sounds like we did not provide the experience we strive for daily in any regard. I would only ask that you give us another chance to try to win back your good favor in the near future if posssible. Regards, Brent Rumph General Manager More

Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great service but adequate food. Good range of local beers available. It was not busy but we did book ahead.

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

Thank you for your kind words. I have shared them with staff and management alike. I appreciate you business and the timr you toookto articulte your experience. We hope to see you next time you are in San Diego. Regards, Brent Rumph General Manager 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 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Family Fare

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