Hard Rock Cafe - Baltimore

3.9
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229 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located in the historic original Power Plant Building in the Inner Harbor, Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore sits between the world-renowned National Aquarium in Baltimore and Harbor East. We are within walking distance to the Baltimore Convention Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and M&T Bank Stadium.
Mouthwatering flavor takes center stage at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore. Dazzle your taste buds with a selection from our unique menu featuring house-made entrees spiked with local flavors. From our Legendary® Burger to our delicious desserts, there is sure to be a menu item to please everyone in your entourage.
From our wraparound bar to our patio tables, every seat is the best seat in the house when you visit Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore. Immerse yourself in music history with authentic memorabilia from top musical legends while enjoying classic American cuisine and our signature cocktails. Don’t forget to stop into the Rock Shop®.

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3.9based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
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4.1
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OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Large party that unfortunately had a bad experience. Separate checks were charged to the wrong credit cards. I was overcharged $44.12 for meals I did not purchase. Hopefully will get credit. Took over 1/2 hour for us to try to straighten out the bills. Large parties beware. Pay cash.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time there and I fell in love I wanted to go back the next day! Would highly recommend to anyone! My new favorite place. A little pricey but well worth every dime.

KW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was good. But it was too crowded in the place. Waiters kept bumping my chair.

PH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience1

Will not be back. Our food was fine, our service was great, but man, oh man.... don’t expect to have any conversation at your table. Our dinner was a full on sound check for whatever half-rate garbage band was performing last night. If I hear anyone repeat “one two, one two” I will rage. It was ridiculous. It was unnecessary. And it was maddening. For the love of anything good in the world, cut the speakers during your hour long mic check, and quit it with the drum check.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Let me first say I LOVE Hard Rock Cafe. I've visited them all over the nation and have long been a member of their rewards. With that, I will never return to the Baltimore HRC. The family near us left the area trashed - food and debris all over the floor, chairs, and table. It was left this way for more than half our meal, watching staff and customers step through it.

Our drinks (tropical margaritas) tasted so strongly of lime juice they weren't palatable, on top of the fact they took 20 minutes to arrive. Our food arrived before they managed to bring out our replacement drinks (bottled beer), and was both overcooked and bland.

When we requested to speak to the manager it took asking 3 different wait staff to finally get her attention. She was passive aggressive, argumentative, and petty. She comped our entire meal simply to prove a point - which was fine considering it wasn't a meal worth the price anyhow - but it was not done out of good customer service. All in all I suggest you not only avoid this place, but you should probably just avoid Baltimore altogether. This experience wasn't unique to HRC, as we had similar experiences all day during our visit to Baltimore. No wonder the harbor was basically empty on a Saturday - it's just a miserable place all around.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible service. Had a reservation and still waited 15 minutes after we arrived. The table wasn’t even set when we sat. The busser was incompetent. Had to ask for side plates for our appetizer. Just terrible experience at an iconic restaurant. Very upsetting. Only enjoyed the glass of wine I had honestly. Won’t be returning.

DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, service, food and waitress was great.

MJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! Took my son there for his 13th birthday!! He loved it

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Hard Rock Cafe is certainly not what it used to be. Certainly no hard rock music here. Ambience ok. Interesting Memorabilia on walls. Food menu selection ok but could have been a better selection. The local burger option was quite good with some crab meat in it. Overall ok experience. Nothing to really hate and nothing to take me back there. Location is quite good at the inner Harbor.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and good service. A cool place and nice ambiance. A little pricey but worth it.

MD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I know it was New Year's Eve but we had made reservations 2 months prior to see the band. The reservation specifically asked to be near the band. The table was horrible.

I ordered the NY Strip done medium. The outside was burnt and the inside was rare. The cut of meat was so chewy. Very disappointing. The green beans seemed raw. Again very disappointing.

The drinks made where great but the service was very slow as the bar staff of 2 where completely overwhelmed.

If you are not going to see a band there or for the Hard Rock collectibles, the food was nothing I would recommend.

b
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at the Hard Rock and were very impressed with the server’s knowledge of the kitchen, which helped us navigate our son’s severe food allergies with ease and confidence.

IA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could give a 0 star I would. This place is horrible lot managed and long waits for food that tastes like it’s been microwaved.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was very good, which was why I gave 3 stars, as opposed to 2 stars. My son ordered the nachos, which barely had any toppings, including cheese on them. It was pretty much a handful of chips and nothing else. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich, which was cold. I had the chicken tenders, which were okay, but for what I was charged, I would have expected 6 tenders, not the 4 I received. Very disappointing experience overall.

EH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the feel of this place! I am definitely returning. Our waiter, Joe was great!

ME
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean with very friendly service! Server was amazing and the staff at the gift shop were extremely cheerful and friendly.

SA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We didn’t see a server until 35 minutes after we were seated.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always.

JG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Our server was wonderful. Everyone's food was good except mine. I couldnt eat it. The toast was hard and the chicken was very dry and tough. Not good at all.

J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service by Ericka.

OT
Washington DC
160 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you for having gluten free options that are delicious for my daughter.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was below average for the price and the service was not great.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience. The hostess was wonderful, the waitress was wonderful and the food and drinks were reasonably priced,

p
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When we arrived at the HRC, they had to close the restaurant due to an issue with their plumbing. They did have open the outside deck area and we sat there instead. I was disappointed to not be inside the actual restaurant, but things happen that are out of everyone's control so we made the best of it. Everyone was super friendly from managers to servers and that made up for everything. Was able to purchase special merchandise being offered for the Freddie for a Week event going on starting today as well.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hard Rock Cafe never disappoints. The waitress was amazing. Perhaps some of the best service I have ever had. She was attentive and professional, yet friendly and personable. From her energy, I would’ve never known that she hadn’t even been in MD a whole 24hrs. Food was great, but it was the service that made my dining experience outstanding.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

On vacation and took our sons (10 & 6). Both loved it. Burger was great. Pulled pork was as well.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

All you're paying for is the name. Had to ask our server two times for lemon. My husband ordered a side salad with his meal. We both figured it would come out BEFORE the meal, as salads usually do, not WITH the meal. The wait time for our meal was a bit longer than expected, as the restaurant was not extremely busy (we had 8:00pm reservations on a Sunday.) Will probably skip Hard Rock next time we visit the Inner Harbor.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was an amazing server, constantly checking on my friends and i!

r
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Very small menu selection, highly priced for what you get. Musty old building, ripped booth seats and a huge spider crawled across the table on to my son's arm before we could even order food. We left and went elsewhere for dinner. Highly dissatisfied. Many other better choices in the area.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Long wait...poor service...mediocre food

JW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, wings were the best I have ever eaten!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came to Baltimore to visit the Aquarium. The Hard Rock was right across the street. We booked a reservation online and it was super quick to be seated indoors. The burgers are about 16$, and apps around 12-18. Prepare to spend atleast 80-100$ for two. Overall great food and great place!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We didn’t receive any refills in our drinks and never did get ketchup.

R
Atlanta
208 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was a typical Hard Rock Cafe - no surprises - no disappointments. All was just normal - which was good.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server didn't come around much and took forever to get my drink!

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food was absolutely horrible. Did not come out as we had ordered. The prices were significantly more for the same food at other Hard Rocks. The server was not friendly and got an attitude when I asked for her to bring me what I ordered the correct way. This is the 2nd time I have went to this hard rock and had a bad experience and for the money I wont be back.

b
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was great, and atmosphere was as well. Was going to send a search party for our server though. We were there for an hour and a half and just got three burgers. Asked for extra napkins when they were delivered to our table, and we were done eating and had to go to the host station to ask where our server was so we could get the check. No napkins!

SF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to unwind with a music studio ambience

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