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Hard Rock Cafe

Downtown / Chinatown
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999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-737-7625
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for a burger at a reasonable price!

It is a great place to get a good burger for a reasonable price in Washington DC. Great for families or groups as it is a little loud. Service was okay. I think the kitchen may have been a little slow at one point because our waitress seemed very up on our table and she remembered all 8 of our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
movedsouth
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Virginia
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Virginia
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great place to get a good burger for a reasonable price in Washington DC. Great for families or groups as it is a little loud. Service was okay. I think the kitchen may have been a little slow at one point because our waitress seemed very up on our table and she remembered all 8 of our... More 

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Thank movedsouth
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Movedsouth, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so happy that you and your group had a great time and we hope you visit us again soon! Best, Heather More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to hard rock cafe after I called to make sure that they would have the NFL playoff game on. I was assured the game would be on the tv's over their bar. We went in and the hostess told us to sit wherever we wanted to. We went to a bar height table in the... More 

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Thank SkullyF97
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi SkullyF97, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit with us. I'm so sorry to hear that you did not have the experience we strive to provide to our guests here at Hard Rock DC. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to me directly at washington_gm@hardrock.com Best, Heather More 

Boonton, New Jersey
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224 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to several Hard Rock Cafe locations all over the world and this one was pretty good. Believe me, there have been a few other locations where the food and service were both quite poor. Some other locations, just the opposite. As far as this one in D.C., we had no complaints. The kids enjoyed their Chicken Tenders... More 

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1 Thank HOCKPOOH
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi HOCKPOOH, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Hard Rock DC! We're so happy you and your family enjoyed your visit and hope you'll be back to visit again! Best, Heather More 

Singapore, Singapore
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160 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here on a Saturday night after a Wizards game. I have been to many HRCs in the world before, but this is the most boring and empty HRC I ever been to. First, the restaurant is rather empty, which makes the place quiet. Secondly, there's no live band on a weekend night? Come on! And lastly, where is... More 

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Thank alanthegreat
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Alanthegreat, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Hard Rock DC. I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience while dining with us. We hope that next time you're in town you give us another shot. We have some great events coming up if you check out our... More 

lithia springs
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food. We used the ticket from our program @ Fords Theater for free dessert. Service ok. The kids enjoyed it.

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Thank Kingsoftravel
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit and hope you'll be back to visit again! Best, Heather More 

Beijing, China
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675 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to The Hard Rock Café pretty much all over Southeast Asia, California and New York and of course we wanted to try it out in Washington D.C. We had just watched A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theater and in their version of the Playbill there was a coupon for the Hard Rock Café which was perfect because... More 

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Thank Daniel A
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Daniel A, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Hard Rock. I'm so happy to hear you and your wife had a great time and that the food, service and experience rocked. We hope you'll be back to visit us again! Best, Heather More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so we shouldn't have expected anything more at a place called the Hard Rock Cafe, but the incessant blaring music videos aren't really conducive to enjoying your dinner or talking to your dining companions. The food was very mediocre, industrialized TGIFridays style stuff. The wait staff was very nice and competent, so I gave it an extra star.

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Thank Michael B
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Michael B, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm really sorry to hear that you did not have an authentic experience during your visit. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to me directly at washington_gm@hardrock.com. Best, Heather More 

Lichtenfels, Germany
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was really friendly and cared perfectly for us! The food we ordered was brought to us really quickly and tasted amazing! We love Hard Rock Café and we weren't disappointed from the one in Washington!

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Thank AliciaP17
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi AliciaP17, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit with us! We are so happy the service and food were great and we hope you'll be back to visit again! Best, Heather More 

Northern Ireland
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here whilst on vacation.foood great ,good prices , good choices of beers ,cocktails and effluent staff. You may have to wait a few minutes to be seated but it's no hardship . Would certainly recommend it .

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Thank Liz_jojo
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Liz_jojo, Thanks so much for the review of your visit to the DC Cafe! We're so happy to hear you had a great experience and hope you'll be back to visit us again! Best, Heather More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We dined on a Saturday evening around 9 PM, booked a reservation on OpenTable app just in case there was a long wait. My experiences with most Hard Rock Cafes include long waits. We got there for our reservation and there were 4 other tables occupied in the entire place. We were so confused- how could a Hard Rock Cafe... More 

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Thank Angela V
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Angela V, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so sorry you didn't have the great experience we strive to provide to our guests. I hope next time you're in DC you will give us another shot! Best, Heather More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20004
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-737-7625

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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