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Hard Times Cafe College Park

4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
+1 301-474-8880
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chili” (50 reviews)
“sampler” (7 reviews)
“wings” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Laid back sports bar with pub grub known for their chili. 4 different kinds, all come without beans (1 is vegetarian), which you can add beans, onions, and other toppings as you like. They will also give you a free...More

Thank Spikeitup13
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times. Always enjoy it. This time is was a lot cleaner then last. 4 way chili mac with Cincinnati Chili was very good. Just a little spicy but I have a low spice tolerance. Corn bread with was good also. $13...More

Thank dottopilot
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Solid place for lunch or dinner. Interesting chili options but the burgers are average. Would definitely get the fried pickle appetizer. Nice selection of beers and good happy hour pricing.

Thank jwstonedoc
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I really never knew that chili and spaghetti was a thing before coming here, but now that I know it has become my favorite way to eat it. They have a variety of chili here; I prefer the Terlingua for a little extra kick. If...More

Thank RGWard
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I had heard so much about the wings but they were just okay. Service was just okay. Would not go back again...nothing special. Not saying it was bad but nothing great that would make me go back.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great waiters amazingly tasty sauces and chilly. I'd say I couldn't find the flaw on all this. I recommend the BBQ RIBS an excellent barbecue sauce and spicy meat for you all.

Thank Marcus B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

It's been a while since I've eaten here but I wanted to visit again. This time I ordered a steak taco with chips. In a short time, the friendly server delivered three huge tasty tacos cradled in a three slot metal taco rack (I liked...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were looking for a late night place for a meal and this place was relatively close to our hotel. Kind of a dingy diner, but it appears to have a local following. Located in a depressing strip mall, the place has all the ambience...More

1  Thank M E
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The menu claimed they were famous for their chilli. I guess none of their customers ever had good chilli. This was basically tasteless and could not be improved by hot sauces. At little longer wait than usual, too.

Thank K L
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered food from this establishment with Grubhub. Food was delivered fairly quick. We had the sliders, fried pickles, chicken quesadilla, boneless wings, chicken fingers and southwest eggrolls. I would recommend them all as they were all some of the best fare we have had....More

Thank jtbambam79
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  College Park
  • Phone Number: +1 301-474-8880
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