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Hard Times Cafe College Park

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
+1 301-474-8880
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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College Park, Maryland
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Haven't been in awhile. Ordered 3 way chili mac. It was like dry meat on dry noodles topped with cheese. Asked for sauce and was told that's how they make it. Offered sour cream instead! Our waitress was generous to offer something else. I just keep it but won't come back!

Thank Lindyloowho
Arnold, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by my brother-in-law and it certainly did not fail us. We walked in with 30 minutes to spare before closing and the waitress was still very pleasant about serving us, our food came out piping hot and in huge portions. I tried to pay the bill before the food even came out to help speed things... More 

Thank Nicole R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This was an awesome restaurant in a strip center (which I am not usually found of.) The have wonderful food and a large selection. Service was exceptional.

Thank HappyTravelers98
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We just came in from a long drive, the friendly waitress told us that they were famous for their chili. I wanted to try some and she brought out a smaller of 4 different ones which was a treat. I couldn't tell a lot of difference between the 4 except the vegetarian one. I am not a vegetarian but it... More 

Thank FtMillresident
Reston, Virginia
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253 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Came several times for lunch. Chili good, as was cornbread, salads. Waitresses very nice. Not gourmet, but food is good, hot and decent.

Thank Susiewoozie12
Yorktown, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Staff was very nice and fast ,and all types of chili .plus if unsure they will bring you a sample to try to figure out which you like the best

Thank AprylC86
Syracuse, New York
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Fresh made, dipped in beer batter, large, and crunchy - maybe a little corn meal in the batter? Greasy but tasty with a great horseradish dip.

Thank scotpond
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We began with a chili sampler and I was sure I wanted more of the terlingua chil. It was meaty with the right amount of bite. I opted for the chili Frito pie. It didn't disappoint. Crunchy Fritos covered in Terlingua chili, cheese, sour cream. My husband had the teriyaki wings. Service was friendly and saddles, buffalo head, and lariats... More 

Thank pencowgirl1
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We found this place quite by accident while grabbing some groceries next door. My husband, who travels the country, claims they are the best wings he's ever eaten! Looks forward to them every trip! And try their chili sampler to find your favorite and then have it on everything from spaghetti, Mac, Fritos, tots, burgers dogs, etc. Their burgers are... More 

Thank Sewingmom123
Smithtown, New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Good burgers, great fries, friendly waitstaff. We had the Wiskey BBQ burger and the grilled chicken salad.

Thank Lesa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?