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Hard Rock Cafe

American, Bar, Pub
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801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bern, Switzerland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a berry with mold. Don't think so that I have to write more. But the food was fine and toilets were clean.

Thank Robert L
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Greeted with a warm welcome by lovely staff. We had drinks rather than food and the staff were really accommodating. We were served by a lovely guy who did such a good job - he asked us about our trip and gave us some great tips for our trip to San Diego. As it was our first time in San... More 

Thank sherbetunicorn
Fayetteville, Tennessee
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and the best music around that you just have to go and see for yourself to know I am telling you the truth

Thank Kent G
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't really want to eat here but a friend did. I thought it would be to cliche and poor quality but I was pleasantly surprised and actually like it. Nice inside, great front of house and service. Had Fajitas which were lovely - not the best beef but it was good. Had to ask for hot sauce to liven... More 

Thank Richard H
Krakow, Poland
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435 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the chain of HRCs, so the food and drinks - predictable and of decent quality. The advantage of this place if not food, but the place - amazing ceiling, great memorabilia. Nice place to go.

Thank Stanislaw1972
Roanoke, Virginia
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I went to Hard Rock after Fanfest at the All Star Game. We have gone to several Hard Rock Cafes including Boston, Gatlinburg, Myrtle Beach, etc. It was at the low end of our experiences, but it just kind of let me see Hard Rock for what it is...barely adequate overpriced food with just passable service. We... More 

Thank BBCard1
Gilbert, Arizona
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Across from Hortoin Plaza in former Elks lodge. Beautiful interior and stained glass. Attentive staff and good food.

Thank Debra N
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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312 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was good but a bit pricey. Fun to see all of the memorabilia from various rock groups. Burgers were pretty good.

Thank lagiant
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Waitress didn't know the food on the menu. Salesclerk in the shop was very rude. Small for a Hard Rock and not a lot of memorabilia

Thank m h
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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334 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 776 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Visited to find a decent burger and that we did. Service good but forgot to bring my credit card a day before we left. called and the did find it and cut it up.

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

So sorry about your CC, but glad you came in and the food and service were great. We hope to see you next time you are in town. Regards, Brent More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-615-7625
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?