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Hard Rock Cafe

801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
+1 619-615-7625
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“garlic fries” (6 reviews)
“hamburger” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here just to buys pins. The sales guy was very helpful and friendly. Apple Pay is accepted here. AAA discount.

Thank Hardrocker8888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luckily we went here for beer and appetizers during happy hour. If you like 80s rock with 2017 prices....this is your place. Staff was friendly, but very busy. We sat in the bar and the bartender was our server. She was good, but very busy....More

Thank Stuart D
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stuart! Thank you for taking the time to review us! I'm glad to hear you had a good time! I do apologize that the server was so busy. I will definitely take a look at our staffing levels during happy hour to assure this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Premises away from the Main Street in the Gas Street area, not very busy, staff pleasent but food nothing to write home about. A lot of competition , need to raise their game.More

Thank 99michael
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michael, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I would love to hear a bit more about your visit and see what we could have done to improve it. If you could please contact me at sandiego.ops@hardrock.com at your earliest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You know what to expect here; good food, interesting music memorabilia & friendly staff & you get it in abundance here. Recommend the pulled pork burgers & the great range of cocktails.

Thank GemBright_UK
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the awesome review! I'm so happy to hear that you loved our awesome café and got the rock star treatment! We hope to see you at another Hard Rock Café soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy seeing Hard Rock Cafe's, this one is awesome! You have to see the Stained Glass, the interior is wonderful and the ceiling is something to see!

Thank AcesCole
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our beautiful Café! We hope to see you at another Hard Rock soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always hunt down HRC when we are on vacation so had to tick this one of the list. Its easy to almost walk past this place. Its a historical land marked building so its outside decor is quiet compared to most HRC buildings and...More

Thank KiwiTraveller85
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this great review and for being such a fan of HRC! I'm so happy to hear that you were well taken care of (one of the best servers during your stay in San Diego!? Awesome!) and that you were able...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We came for dinner midway through our vacation because the kids were craving a Hard Rock burger... it did not disappoint here. We tend to hit one Hard Rock Cafe on our vacations because the atmosphere is just great for families - a little loud,...More

Thank Strubes
HardRock619, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hey Strubes, Thanks for the great review! Glad you came in with your kids and had a great time - RIP to Chris Cornell and Scott Weiland, legends!! Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous gluten free burger on a bun here which was loaded with great toppings! very filling and tasty! Loved all the memorabilia on the walls and the waitress/bartender was phenomenal! The only thing that could be improved is if the kitchen had a...More

Thank H0neym00ner86
HardRock619, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hey H0neymooner86, Thanks for the Awesome review!! We always love to accommodate everyone with a Gluten Free Menu's! Glad you enjoyed the Burger and Fries!! Come visit back soon! Rock On!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Th server was nice and it was nice to see all the things on the wall. The table was extremely close to the one next to us and there was no was to get into seats without hitting other people. The food was only so-so,...More

Thank heatherg20152015
HardRock619, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Hey Heather, Thanks for the review! Sorry to hear the table next to you was so close, sometimes we have a packed house and get way to crowded. Glad to hear you liked all the memorabilia on the wall. If you want to give our...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The staff was great and very attentive and even gave us tips for places to visit that weren't the usual for tourists. Only downfall was the actual food. The Parmesan fries were great but the pulled pork was awful and my husband wasn't impressed with...More

Thank dairyberrys
HardRock619, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hey Dairyberrys Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your food. We pride ourselves on perfect food and it looks like we dropped the ball. I would love to get some more information from you and get you back min the café if your interested. Thanks...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-615-7625
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Description
In the 1900's, the Golden Lion Tavern drew people to the Gaslamp Quarter for fun and frivolity, and history hasn't changed much! Here it is less than a century later, and that same location has become a Hard Rock Cafe. The Cafe's cozy confines will wash all that local culture out of your head in no time, allowing you to fill it with important rock 'n' roll history and trivia. Ask about a Memorabilia tour!!!
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