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Hard Rock Cafe

801 4 Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
619-615-7625
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Ranked #708 of 4,093 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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2 reviews
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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154 reviews 154 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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

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 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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
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121 reviews 121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 

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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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