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“Its Hard Rock and a bit old hat”
Review of Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe
Ranked #906 of 6,003 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Description: Though primarily founded during the Gold Rush, San Francisco really made a name for itself in the turbulent 60's. Political protests, the infamous "summer of love" and of course, the ground-breaking music scene all marked San Francisco as an important and pivotal locale for culture. And take it from us—this city with a past still makes the scene, today. Whether we're talking foot-stomping live music or another 6.5 on the Richter, San Francisco truly rocks! Back in the day hippies used to congregate at Haight-Ashbury, but these days the rockinest spot is the Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco. Where else can you eat the tastiest burger in town, trippin' out on groovy rock artifacts and treasures, while jamming to the most outta sight tunes? Our mind-blowing memorabilia collection featuring great locals is far out, man! Grateful Dead, Faith No More, Jefferson Airplane, Journey, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Vince Guaraldi… these are just a few of the local bands that made it big. Now you can get in on big action yourself with the Cafe that's rocking San Francisco! Here at Pier 39 we've got fab views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, the San Francisco Bay, and the City skyline, not to mention more than 110 stores, 11 full-service restaurants, and numerous fun-filled attractions. You can find the 45-acre, Pier 39 complex two blocks east of Fisherman's Wharf at Beach Street and The Embarcadero. So if you're going to San Francisco, be sure to stop by the Hard Rock Cafe.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Its just a Hard Rock Cafe much the same as any other Hard Rock Cafe.. its a place to drink and eat on Pier 39. I would ordinarily not choose a place like this but needs must when you want a quick feed after a late ferry back from Alcatraz.. Its pub food at high prices what else can you say.. the service in here was pretty awful we actually waiting a long time to get our food to really not the quick feed we were looking for in the end. We tried to get a few different types of beer and they didn't appear to have anything we wanted so I had water in the end...

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to a Hard Rock and the first meal I’d eaten out after arriving in the US. The staff member who served us was absolutely lovely, but busy so there wasn’t much interaction after we placed our order.

The food was really good and the portion sizes were great, not as huge as a lot of restaurants in the States! The chicken flatbread was fantastic.

1  Thank Bekah B
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We went during the restaurant's slower time, there were plenty of wait staff (and other staff) on hand. We get there and get seated right away but waited over 10 minutes and weren't even acknowledged by ANY staff. Once the hostess brought us to our table they left, and no waiter came to us. Other tables in other parts of the restaurants got waited on before us. We ended up getting up and walking out saying to the hostess as we walked out, since nobody can come to our table and serve us we will go elsewhere. We got no response from any staff. So disappointing since I was looking forward to their twisted mac and cheese

Thank Abigail T
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome food as always!! SLOW service. Don’t be in a hurry! Waitress got distracted a lot!!! Mixed drinks were tasty!

1  Thank snshendrix5
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

In town with 300+ people for a global conference and very interested in watvhing the World Cup, see ad copied directly from thier website below: Rang to check, diverted to an extention, no answer, went down to go for the breakfast buffet at 10am, clearly noted below, they had no idea,neither themanger came to see us and the staff totally indifferent.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Special Events
COME JOIN US FOR OUR BREAKFAST BUFFET @ 10 AM & WATCH THE 11 AM GAMES WITH US! WE WILL ALSO HAVE THE BREAKFAST BUFFET FOR THE FINAL ON JULY 15 @7AM!

Group Stage

Tuesday, June 19

11 a.m. – Russia vs. Egypt: Come watch this game with us!
Wednesday, June 20

10 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet
11 a.m. – Iran vs. Spain
Thursday, June 21

11 a.m. – Argentina vs. Croatia: Come watch this game with us!
Friday, June 22

11 a.m. – Serbia vs. Switzerland: Come watch this game with us!
Saturday, June 23

11 a.m. – Germany vs. Sweden: Come watch this game with us!
Sunday, June 24

11 a.m. – Poland vs. Colombia: Come watch this game with us!
Monday, June 25

10 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet
11 a.m. – Spain vs. Morocco
Tuesday, June 26

11 a.m. – Nigeria vs. Argentina: Come watch this game with us

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