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Hard Rock Cafe

801 4 Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
619-615-7625
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Ranked #755 of 4,118 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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Good for: Bar scene
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 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

You can't go wrong with the food. My only downside is that I have the Hard Rock "membership" and I was not treated as promised.

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Marietta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here on Jan. 14th, 2015. We found Hard Rock right around the corner from our hotel in downtown San Diego. I think the thing we liked the most was our waitress. She was funny, attentive, and full of information about the area. We only had burgers and they were ok. They had German chocolate... More 

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Waynoka
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Hard rock has a reputation for atmosphere and this one did not disappoint. The food, however is overpriced and not nearly as good quality as we expected.

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

Thank you for you comments on your recent visit. I'm sorry the food did not live up to our reputation. I would love to get you back in and offer you lunch and or dinner and see if we can try to win back your good favor. My name is Brent Rumph and I'm the GM here. My number is... More 

Busan, South Korea
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

There's nothing that stood out for me about this Hard Rock. My ribs were cooked well but you expect them to be tender when you choose to dine at a Hard Rock. Portions were quite substantial and they had a good variety on their kids menu.

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

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the ribs. We are workong on updating the cafe so we will not just be another Hard Rock. Your comments validate that thought process. Regards, Brent GM More 

Mcminnville Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a nice family dinner. It is always fun to see all the things on display at the Hard Rock Café. The food was okay.. The bar tender was very nice and acted as our server as well. It was the smallest Hard Rock Café I have been to.

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

Thank you for your comments and business. We hopre to see you soon. Brent GM More 

McMinnville, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I wanted to take my children to eat at the Hard Rock since it was near by where we were staying. Staff were very nice the setting was awesome, unfortunately the food was just average. I got a turkey club which was dry, I think from now on I will stick with the burger.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ended up in here for brunch twice during our stay down town as we knew it would be reliable, friendly and delicious. We were lucky enough to see some live music on one of the weekend days too which was excellent. Lovely and friendly staff who are happy to help and the food on both occasions was tasty and... More 

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

Thank you for your nice comments in regards to your recent visit to my cafe. I look forward to share them with staff and management alike. We hope to see you next time you are in San Diego. Regards, Brent GM More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food was good but I had one of the worst service ever. My salad was incomplete, we wait half an hour for my friend's beer and another friend asked for more butter for her steak and it never came. Our waitress was stressed out and not polite at all.

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

I appologize for the lack of service you recieved recently at my cafe. I would be very appreciative of you calling me and of giving me a number where I can reach you at to see if their is anything I can do to win back your good favor. Regards, Brent More 

Sooke, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I had not been to a Hard Rock for several years and that was in Shanghai, China so I expected the fare to be similar if not better considering this is in the States. First, in the event it was not crystal clear, it was noisy! A sole musician with a sound system that nearly had the walls vibrating. When... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. I'm sorry the tallent that night was too loud for your liking. We are working on establishing the cafe a live music venue a few nights a week. Your feed back is valued in this regard. Regards, Brent GM HEC San Diego More 

Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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 

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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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