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Hard Rock Cafe

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American, Bar
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801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
+1 619-615-7625
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10:00 - 23:00
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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason I gave this a two star was Bc the manager compensated us for how terrible our food was! The kids meals were not edible and the adult meals were just okay. We waited 20 min. to be seated but the restaurant was only half full. The service was okay but the food was less than desirable. The... More 

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Thank Alicia K
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Alicia, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I apologize that we missed the mark with your children's meals on your visit. It is very unfortunate that you had such a poor experience, but without feedback like this, we can't improve. I would love to get a bit more information on your visit if you could kindly... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly staff, nice food. We loved it! We were free to look around at the collections items. Interesting. We would definitely recommend it.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy to hear that our staff showed you the true rock star experience and you enjoyed our delicious food! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Upland, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good. My daughter had nachos, which was supposed to be an appetizer and it was more than enough for 2 or 3 people.

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Thank grammajo2015
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking to time to review our café! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the memorabilia and the food! We hope to see you again! More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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580 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife and I went here for a late dinner and had a super time. The food was excellent as always, their burgers have been a favorite for years. We were seated near the bar area and had the best service from Sheila who also took care of the Bar. Best drinks made and lots of friendly conversation, it was... More 

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Thank Ron H
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Ron! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that Sheila rocked your world! I will definitely pass along your kind words to her and we hope to see you back soon! More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We go to a Hard Rock whenever we get a chance and this one did not disappoint. The service was very friendly and the food was good, as always.

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Thank Melissa G
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Melissa, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy to hear that we delivered the rock start treatment during your visit. We hope that you'll come see us again! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

A must visit for any music fan and foodie. I popped in for a quick beer while in Diego 'working' and after 5 minutes of seeing all this amazing food floating past me I begged the server for a table for one at the height of lunch service. She was very helpful in finding me a spot and gave great... More 

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Thank ChiptheChef
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy to hear that you loved our delicious burger special and that the server took great care of you. I hope that you will be back in San Diego "working" soon so you can pop in for a visit! Cheers! More 

Arvada, Colorado
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

My wife and I went on Halloween night and they had a very good band playing on stage, We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and the music was great, 80's, 90's, The service was great and all the staff ladies were really friendly and give my wife and I an excellent service.

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Thank ggarciao2001
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm glad you enjoyed our Halloween party! FYI-we also have live music every Friday from 4-6. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Salinas
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188 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've been to 44 locations, including this one, and this one is on par with their excellent service and food. There is no parking with the restaurant, as it's downtown, so we found a parking lot close by and walked there. I had made a reservation before hand for 1:30 on a Saturday, as you never know, but it turns... More 

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Thank raininroses
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you wonderful review! I'm so happy to hear that our staff showed you the rockstar treatment! Please say hi the next time you stop in! We'll see you soon! More 

Great Falls, United States
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We recently had dinner at the hard rock in San Diego. First of all parking is a real mess. We chose the public parking garage. The parking is not cheap. When we arrived for dinner. We were told there is a 15-20 minute wait. I am use to waiting for a table. As I looked around I saw numerous empty... More 

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Thank Darren B
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Darren, thank you for taking the time to write a review for our cafe. I'm terribly sorry to hear of your poor experience, but I plan to take all of this information to review with our staff so that we can improve our quality and service. If you could please contact me at sandiego_ops@hardrock.com I would like to further discuss... More 

Loveland, Colorado
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152 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I've been to over 50 Hard Rock Cafe's, all over the world. In San Diego, we only stopped in for a drink. We stayed longer due to the excellent service and all round great time we had sitting at the bar talking with, listening to and watching Sheila. This lady should be sent around the Hard Rock world to train... More 

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Thank ccfc1968
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review; I'll be sure to pass it along to Sheila! I'm so happy to hear you had a wonderful visit and we hope to see you back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?