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Hard Times Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , American
1120 Smallwood Dr W, Waldorf, MD 20603-4759
+1 301-638-5552
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good6%
  • Average35%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible20%
18 Nov 2016
“Will not return”
7 Dec 2015
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, American
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1120 Smallwood Dr W, Waldorf, MD 20603-4759
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

My wife suggested we go here for dinner because she's been to one in Virginia that was quite good. The restaurant in Waldorf IS NOT. The dining room only had people at one table (not a good sign). The "bar" side had a few more...More

1  Thank david r
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Wanted to try a place I never stopped in before, so we stopped in for dinner. My wings were ok, but who the hell serves macaroni and cheese with the cheap powder crap my parents fed me when I was in grade school. Spacious place...More

Thank NY N
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Not the place to go for a good time. Decent number of pool tables, but hand over your wallet. Made my first and last visit to this place in one trip.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

My family an I had an awesome visit to Hard Times Cafe.. The customer service was awesome. I can't remember her name ,but I do remember she said she was from Greenville, S. C. . The food was hot an fresh an it was delicious....More

Thank elaine D
Reviewed 14 April 2015

The management and staff here were great - doing what they could on a limited budget apparently. The food was Hard Times original which is still fantastic chili. But we were served plastic forks and knives? The manager said they were having a shortage of...More

Thank dondenoah
Reviewed 19 December 2014

A little seedy for lunch, perhaps. It has that stale, hangover feeling lingering from the previous nights revels. But, I still like the Texas chilli. There is none like it. Recipe unchanged in thirty years.

Thank artgallerygal
Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

Perfectly awful. Ordered take out for lunch at work. I ordered a dish I used to get at the original HTC in Alexandria. Frito pie, chilli over Frito's. $8.99 I got a 5 1/2" by 1 1/2" "bowl" ( yes I measured it!) of dry...More

Thank Avidbadgolfer
Reviewed 23 June 2013

The service was pretty slow and we were the only ones in the restaurant, but I must say you cannot beat free wings. The same day the Nationals won by 7 to nothing we went in with our Nationals tickets to redeem our 6 free...More

Thank AnonymousJ_13
Reviewed 8 May 2013

The food was good. I ordered the baby back ribs, they were a little bit spicy but overall very good.

Thank PAUL B
Reviewed 25 April 2013 via mobile

I have been to several different Hard Times places. I have been here several times but not in the past six months until the other day. The chili was miserable and tasted like it was made a week or so earlier. Nasty. Onions were not...More

Thank JimmyC2011
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 Smallwood Dr W, Waldorf, MD 20603-4759
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Waldorf
  • Phone Number: +1 301-638-5552
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Chili. Wings. Burgers. Sports.
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