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Hard Rock Cafe - CLOSED

801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
+1 619-615-7625
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (36 reviews)
“garlic fries” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
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1 - 10 of 367 reviews

Reviewed December 30, 2017

The food was good, the atmosphere was entertaining and the staff was very courteous. It is a Hard Rock Cafe, so nothing groundbreaking. I did pick-up a pin for my Wife at the store, she collects them.

Thank tiga31328
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Great location, food wasn't great. Bacon was not fresh, they gave me a discount on my meal. The gift show has everything 50 percent off, they are closing December 31. Happy to get a bargain on pins for the collector in my family.

Thank W1389VFangelaw
Karissa D, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed December 1, 2017

SO sad to hear that this location is closing down end of this month, with a big bang party New Years eve. Staff always so pleasant and nice, small rock shop off the restaurant.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Karissa D, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. It is really nice. :)

Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

Very traditional Hard Rock food. The settling was beautiful. Stain glass ceiling worth going into building for. Gift shop was having a 50% off sale and we got some nice souvenirs but am worried that the rumors of them closing are true. Our waitress was...More

Thank Testtrackmama
Karissa D, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thank you for your lovely rating! Check back in our Rock Shop for more deals soon.

Reviewed November 7, 2017

Stopped in for a drink and knew the 50% off signs were a bad sign. Staff confirmed they are closing soon. Obviously the food can't compete with all the great places nearby but you go to a HRC for the experience.

Thank Richy_Bobby
Reviewed November 6, 2017

I ordered a rack of ribs; when they brought them out they (not me) immediately highlighted that they were over-charred. I didn't have time to have them redone so I ate the least charred sections. The staff, without any request or recrimination on my part,...More

Thank Charlie W
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Charlie, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm so sorry to hear that your ribs were charred! Please email me at sandiego.ops@hardrock.com at your earliest convenience. I would love for you to try our fall-off-the-bone ribs the way they are meant...More

Reviewed October 31, 2017

Our food was great, the staff was excellent, and I had a really good time eating here. Be sure to check out the Stained glass before you leave.

Thank Blue_Samurai8
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you so much for this awesome review! I'm so happy to hear you had a great time! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

When you order and they come back three times on three different items and say we're out you get very frustrated. The servers were nice but it delayed orders items came our far apart from each other and an order was screwed up and it...More

Thank Tina R
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Tina, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm incredibly sorry to hear that we were out of the items you initially wanted to order and that the ribs ended up coming out burnt. That is certainly not the quality standard we...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017

We were in San Diego for a work trip and stayed longer for family vacation. We ate here about 5 times in one week because their nachos are just THAT good!!!! I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Their staff was always pleasant...More

Thank Andrea Y
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Andrea, thank you so much for this awesome review! I'm so happy to hear you had a wonderful time and that you loved our nachos that much! 5 times in one week!? You rock! We hope to see you at another Hard Rock Café in...More

Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great ambiance. Excellent food complimented by friendly and courteous service. Plenty of Hard Rock merchandise to select from. Convenient location.

Thank Sagar D
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! I'm so happy to hear that you were well taken care of and enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-615-7625
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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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