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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 good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chili” (45 reviews)
“sampler” (6 reviews)
“wings” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago 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 17 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 2 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 9 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
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

In town for NHD on campus and gave this restaurant a try.. everything was delicious and wait staff great as well. Yummy boneless wings, grilled chicken salad, chicken quesadilla and black and blue burger are the things we tried! Would eat here again!

1  Thank Missy L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stopped for lunch and I basically trusted the waitress to bring me what she thought was good and I have to say I wasn't disappointed, I had a great burger and some really good tasty Chilli, nut too spicy but with a kick, would...More

Thank 666EdS666
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a nice little Ma and Pa kind of place. Good parking, The food was great and reasonable. A fair amount of college kids when we were there. I liked it!

Thank PJCremin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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