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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%
Travellers talk about
“chilli” (52 reviews)
“texas chili” (4 reviews)
“wings” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my two boys. I ordered the Texas chili which wasn’t what i expected with just ground beef (my fault), but still delicious! Next time I’d order it on a burger or hot dog. My oldest ate the burger which he devoured....More

Thank HBH2336
Reviewed 7 July 2018

A real chili palace with four different type of chili with a complimentary tasting sampler. Impressive hamburgers and sandwiches as well.

Thank Ivan H
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Hard times has really changed for the better. The food used to be subpar even by bar food standard. But the food is good and it travels well

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This place is a diamond in the ruff. Great staff! Awesome burgers and slamming hot wings!! I was in this area for one week and ate here 3 times...twice for dinner and once for lunch. That says a lot about a place.

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The food was good. More of a dark bar atmosphere then a restaurant. Staff was friendly and attentive. The salmon and French fries were tasty.

Thank ldemetres
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The waitress we had was extremely friendly!!! She entertained our kids (8 & 7) with questions they had or stories to tell her. Just a very joyful person. She was on top of refilling drinks and bringing extra napkins for our kids’s mess. The patio...More

Thank DGordy1775
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Took my sons here after the UMD basketball game at the recommendation of my oldest who is a junior at school. He was in the mood for chili and told me there was a vegetarian option. Service was fantastic and the chili was delicious. My...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Straight up bar food. Fries and burgers join chili, wings and fries. Mostly an accompiament to beer, beer and more beer. Friendly and accomodating staff.

Thank barymad
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 Craig S
Reviewed 21 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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