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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
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I make it to College Park once a month for business and plan it so I can stop in. Where else can you get your entree in about the same time it takes to get a beer. I love their chili, all four of the chilies are good. I am hooked on their 4-way, which is the chili (or chilies)... More 

1 Thank Jeff H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Decent place with good wings. Server was very friendly and knowledgable about the beer selection and food.

Thank Charles D
Morgantown, West Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I walked in to Hard Times simply because it was close to my hotel and had good marks. What a nice surprise! I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather so I sit outside in 92 degree heat. Chili wasn't the first food on my list but I'm glad I tried it. My waitress Lisa offered the chili sample... More 

Thank enk2014wv
College Park, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Service Staff is friendly, the main menu item is there chili of which there are many selections as well as good selection of Craft Beers.

Thank skibum9922
College Park, MD, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Chili uninspiring Cincinnati style in recognizable. Rest of the food not very impressive either. Friends also not impressed.

Thank Sabrina B
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This place has good service, great appetizers, and ice cold beer specials. When happy hour calls, this place is worth exploring.

Thank Aviator07
College Park, Maryland
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 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?