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801 4 Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
619-615-7625
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good service and the old 50's diner feel

If you like the old style diner experience, this is a good one. Great breakfast!! The Hard Rock alwYs seems to do things well. But they are busy!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Prostreetmike
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Gilbert, Arizona
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

If you like the old style diner experience, this is a good one. Great breakfast!! The Hard Rock alwYs seems to do things well. But they are busy!!

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San Dimas, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I decided to visit the Hard Rock Cafe in San Diego after shopping in the city for appetisers and a drink. We sat at the bar and were given menus then when I ordered a drink was asked for id. Aged 52 I am sure it was obvious that we were over 21. Being a visitor from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited the Hard Rock on a mission for a quick refreshment (ahem...beer) & a snack. We ended up staying for a couple of hours and the main reason was Paul the barman. What a friendly man, he was really helpful & determined to give us good advise as to where to go to see the best of Gaslamp in... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I really am not a fan of Hard Rock. The only reason I went here was because a friend's son's band was playing that night, and I met up with another friend to support them. We got there in time to catch the band's second half (because apparently they started at 5 pm on a Friday night), and hung out... More 

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Leeds
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great atmosphere, good service with generally average food at higher than average prices. We wanted to give our daughter the Hard Rock experience and she loved it so fair enough. Situated in a nice old building and some good music memorabilia.

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HardRock619, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments in regards to your recent visit to my café. I only wish you would have been more impressed with your experience as we strive to provide amazing experiences along with great food and atmosphere. I hope to see you and your family next time you are in the Gas lamp. Regards, Brent More 

Orange County, Ca
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58 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Roof top Pool/Bar area was a blast. Beautiful people, beautiful service, fun atmosphere. I didn't stay here, but had drinks and meet with some friends. Really fun.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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HardRock619, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words and comments. I very much appreciate your business and your loyalty to the brand. Please come and see us again next time you are in SD. Regards, Brent More 

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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
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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 

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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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