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“Eh. Just okay.”

Hard Times Cafe College Park
Ranked #3 of 122 Restaurants in College Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Ordered chili as it was praised by other reviewers. I chose my favorite from the sampler, the Cincinati, but I was not impressed. It was pretty one-dimensional. Just meat, spices, tomato purée. I prefer a little more zest- peppers, chunky tomatoes, a squeeze of lime, some cilantro. And I prefer it a bit sweeter and less salty. We also had some wings which were good and really hot. But in general, since most of the menu is about the chili, I was expecting it to be better.

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Delicious chili. Ask for a sampler before you decide which of the 4 varieties you prefer! Add beans, cheese, onions and they give you cornbread too. Very good! Watch sports on the tv's while you have your chili. Full menu too.

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Good variety of Chili dishes/ Love the Texas style chili. Chili your way!

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Reviewed December 24, 2011

Good place to go if you're a Chili fan. They serve a free sample of their 4 different chilies for first-timers to help them choose. Good local lager! And, boy they're fast!

Nice staff, tasty chili (on burgers, spaghetti or beans), lots of seating available. It's an OK/casual place to go with family or colleagues for a Chili fest, even when you don't have much free time.

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Reviewed November 1, 2011

This is not exactly the place for a healthy, low calorie meal, but if you’re looking for good comfort food and a very nice beer selection, you’ll be very happy here. I went nuts and ordered the Frito Chili Pie, and it was delicious. They serve multiple styles of chili, so if you’re not familiar with them, you should ask. Our wait person was courteous, knowledgeable and efficient, which is always a big plus for me. There were TVs mounted throughout the bar and dining area, but unlike a lot of places, they weren’t so loud as to prevent conversation. All in all, a nice casual dinner about a mile away from away from the bustle right off campus.

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