Hard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia

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212 reviews
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In the city where freedom rings, you're free to rock at the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia! Located in the historic Reading terminal train station, this popular downtown nightspot is just blocks away from the birthplace of America: Independence Hall. Take in the sights of Philadelphia and then celebrate your independence and our great nation at our Hard Rock Cafe. You'll feel like a star while dining with us in Philadelphia. Have a seat in our plush booths and savor a Legendary Burger or lounge on the Victorian-style couches or high-back chairs in the bar area while sipping on some handcrafted cocktails. No matter where you are in the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia, you'll be surrounded by memorabilia of music greats like Jim Morrison, Elton John, The Beatles, and Joan Jett. Commemorate your trip to Philly with a collectible or souvenir from our on-site Rock Shop. Browse through classic Hard Rock t-shirts, hats, cups, magnets, and more.
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night at Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia. We were booked for 2100, but turned up early. Cafe was very busy at this tim so I would recommend booking a table if there is a set time you wish to dine. We had a look around shop and a drink at bar while we waited. We were seated by Bob, asst gen manager, who made us feel very welcome and Paul our server was great. Food came quickly, was hot and tasted great. I will be back if I return to Philadelphia.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The is very good and the nachos are outstanding. The waiter was very pleasant and we got seated quickly. Only complaint I’ll have is the noise level it’s pretty loud. Overall I had a good experience at Hard Rock!

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was awesome. The food was amazing. Will definitely go back again

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SR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a Hard Rock Cafe, so you should know what to expect: Great food, friendly people and excellent service. We were not disappointed. Everything was first-rate. We had a good one there.

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! I was with a large group of people which can sometimes get challenging but our server Andrew was truly incredible and made it an experience to remember.

Hard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia
Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit to Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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C
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was so so and seemed very salty - service was inconsistent and lacked attention to detail. The kid burger was super well done and the one fajita plate was missing salsa. Considering it was maybe half full the restaurant should have been in a good position to over achieve but fell way short.

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JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Got seated with my 2 kids right away being that the restaurant was empty at our reserved time. We then sat there for 20 minutes with no service until I finally went up to the hostess stand, (which was right next to our table and they could easily see that no server had greeted us). Our waitress rushed over eventually and apologized. Whatever, fine. We ordered a Waldorf salad, a burger, and chicken fingers and fries. Salad came out with no grapes and chicken fingers were burnt. Burger was very good. I asked for the check and noticed that the fingers and fries had been rung up as a "tremula entree(?)" for 19.00. The server said there was no button for fingers and fries so that's what she had to use. Ummm, wtf? I paid the bill and left because at that point I was beyond annoyed and we had to make it to our show. Really, really disappointed because I wanted it to be a cool experience for my kids

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

music was way too loud to even have a decent conversation

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit to the Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia. I'll share your feedback with our team.

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SB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top - qualité et service juste parfait 👍🏻😃

Hard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia
Responded on April 29, 2019

Merci beaucoup pour votre visite. Nous espérons te revoir bientôt. Passez une bonne journée.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and nice staff.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great drinks & food! Everything we ordered was excellent!

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LS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was yummy and it was my birthday and the entire restaurant sang to me!!

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m
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! When I booked the reservation I told them there were two children and the table ready with crayons and puzzles to do. The waiter was fantastic, very attentive. Awesome job guys, we come to Philadelphia every year, we will be back next year!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out waiter was very good and efficient. Food was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

server didnt say thank you after tip .....server gave us our drinks by using finger tips around the drinking area for the lips instead mid glass

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 3

It was our first time there and it was my son's 16th birthday. We were put in the back room because they were cleaning up from a big party in the main room but I wanted him to sit in the front room. I was disappointed in our seating since we even made a reservation to get a good seat.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together

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JD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Just a burger and a beer

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tons of fun and great service

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M
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, ambiance and food. Just what you expect from HRC. Thanks again!

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was slow. Made my food incorrectly. Overpriced drinks that were very small

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Short wait. Excellent service from waitress and hostess. Good quality of food and drink. Food comes out in great amount of time. Appetizers come quick and followed by entrees.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was poor. Waiter had to come back and repeat the order 4 separate times. Food also took quite a while to come out (45-50min) when there was not that many other guests there.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment is amazing especially for a birthday dinner.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had excellent service and they were super accommodating to our large group (even on a busy weekend!) with kids involved. The food was hot, tasty and out promptly! Thanks HRC for a fun dinner.

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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great night with my friends only one suggestion to the restaurant it was too hot. I would not be comfortable if it were summer time and no air was on that's what it felt like.

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PA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Arrived 15 minutes early for reservation. Seated within 2 minutes although it was very crowded. We had a legendary burger and pork sandwich and they were good.

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KA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My reservation was made for 4 o’clock and we showed up at 3:30 and we were seated right away!

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FK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Limited and honestly boring menu. Service was decent for such a busy day. Music was too low and temperature was too high. Not a bad visit but not in a rush to get back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. Noise level too loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent. Food was good

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VV
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not very many choices in the menu and food is a bit over priced

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to a Hard Rock Cafe. It was a great first time impression. The waitress was great and the hamburger I got was possibly the best hamburger I have ever eaten.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attending Flower Show

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NG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Good for large parties and families.
Cool atmosphere and good service.
Food was just so-so. Very bland.

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EM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated promptly. Our server, Scott was great!
Food was very good.

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KK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fast service. Delicious food. fun date night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good and my server was great

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not accommodating menu (ex. No whole wheat bread for club sand). Chicken tough in 2 sandwiches/meals. Drink menu not clear; I thought I got a free mug with my sangria ( other drinks noted that mug was extra but not with sangria). Not great experience overall.

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QB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

From even before arriving they’ve made me uncomfortable & definitely proved themselves on horrible hospitality and customer service. From the person who sat my party all the way up to the manager being called because of someone dissatisfaction with their food. The experience was absolutely HORRID

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