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801 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6121
+1 619-615-7625
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that the Hard Rock was a must-see in San Diego. It was awesome!!! Tons of memorabilia. The menu was HUGE! The bartender was pretty cool. We really loved the vibe. It is near downtown, so it is a good place to check out before going out at night. We ordered wings...really good! The long island iced teas... More 

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Thank annacarey648
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear you had a great time at our café! We hope to see you back very soon for some delicious Ultimate Long Islands! More 

La Porte, Texas
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145 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always love visiting and eating at the Hard Rock Cafe. We went for lunch on a Monday and they were not crowded at all. Food is always good and service was excellent.

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Thank Revkev93
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! I'm happy to hear you got the rockstar treatment and we hope to see you back very soon! More 

Escondido, California
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366 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my fault I should have known better, $15.95 hamburger! add in the pushiest waiter I have ever seen, although his service was good, $3.79 for a Pepsi, never again, food was OK, but we went for the food-never again!

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

Hi Mike! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I'm sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience. We are competitively priced with all restaurants in downtown San Diego, but we certainly do not encourage our servers to be "pushy." If you could please contact me at sandiego_ops@hardrock.com I would like to... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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129 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hard Rock has been around a while but the food was good and the service was very good - the menu is more limited than I remember but there are some tasty items there. It's still fun walking through the restaurant and viewing all the memorabilia - still worth a lunch -

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

Ron thanks so much for the review! Glad to hear that you loved our delicious food and awesome memorabilia! We hope to see you back here or another Hard Rock in the very near future! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Good food awesome staff I like the potato skins and The Twisted Mac,Chicken and cheese,bring your appetite👍🇺🇸

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

Larry! Thank you for the review! When you leave stuffed we did our jobs! So happy to hear you had a rockin time. See you soon! More 

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124 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Hard rock cafes are always great just as this one was the service was fantastic such friendly staff and a great laugh too, extremely professional and experts at there jobs. The food is also fantastic so delicious and great value for money for the San Diego area.

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Thank Joesv1
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I'm so happy to hear you received the rockstar treatment and indulged in some delicious food and drinks! We hope to see you back very soon! More 

Fennville, Michigan
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We expected to have the usual bar food. Our meal was exceptional. Our party of five raved about the meal. Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. And the service was excellent.

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Thank suzie080222016
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Suzie! You ROCK! Thank you SO MUCH for such an amazing review! I'm so happy to hear about your wonderful experience! We hope to see you back very soon! More 

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247 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop for looking at rock memorabilia. The food is very good with a good variety for everyone.

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Thank WIBadger10
Karissa D, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed our awesome memorabilia and delicious food! Rock on! More 

Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Took my teenage son to a Hard Rock for the first time. He really enjoyed all the memorabilia, which was unexpected for me. Our server was very good, knowledgeable, and was prompt. The food was good for corporate chain type, not my standard go to, but went for the experience. It was pretty spendy, however we enjoyed ourselves, and would... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I'm very happy to hear that you and your son were able to celebrate his birthday with us! We'll see you at the next Hard Rock! More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We celebrated my son's birthday at the Hard Rock cafe in San Diego. The staff was so amazing, my son had a great time and the food was delightful as always.

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

Monique! You rock! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so happy to hear that you and your son had a wonderful time celebrating his birthday. We hope to see you back for your next special occasion! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?