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“Service ruined the meal”

Hard Times Cafe College Park
Ranked #1 of 108 Restaurants in College Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Maple Shade, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Service ruined the meal”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Chili was amazing! Unfortunately our server (julie i think) was out of it and forget my son's order, and completely butchered my wife's order. Wife ordered chili burger and was brought a burger with pickles, then we mentioned it and waitress brought a side of chili out. At end of meal we were charged for an Elvis burgers? and another $6 for side of chili! Waitress took care of it after explaining she had a rough day because she went home to nap and was supposed to be in work at 4 but didnt get in till after 5.

Visited July 2012
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English first
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Eh. Just okay.”
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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Highland Park, IL
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Yumm.... Chili!”
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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Dort Washington, MD
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3 reviews
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“Great Chili”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

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

Visited April 2012
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York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fast Tasty Food for Chili Lovers”
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.

  • Visited December 2011
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