Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh

4.1
231 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Hard Rock Cafe is a global phenomenon with 185 cafes that are visited by nearly 80 million guests each year. The first Hard Rock Cafe opened on June 14, 1971, in London, England, and from there the brand has expanded to major cities and exotic locations around the world.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 231 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DLK1213
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Mother’s Day my family went to Hard Rock Pittsburgh for the first time. The atmosphere was very inviting and it was not loud and obnoxious like some restaurants where you can’t hold a conversation with anyone. The service was great too! We ordered steak and ribs and they were fantastic! Overall, the entire experience was so fun and enjoyable. I recommend it 100%.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best nachos

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GeorgeF
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Not impressed other than the memorabilia. Limited menu and food was not great.

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ChristinaJ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was not edible, coffee was cold. Ordered a well done burger that came out pink. Salmon was overcooked

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onewhowokeup
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice place to got for lunch. Service was good but could be better.

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WilliamR
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have dined at other Hard Rock Cafe's and there was no surprises in Pittsburgh. Meal, service, etc. was exactly as expected

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vipAmyT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The service was horrible. The food below average. Menu had about 3 choices on it and it’s overpriced

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EricB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Cannot remember his name but he did a very good job and was friendly! Only two issues I had one the food was a little pricey and second is the limited menu options. I under stand that COVID has caused this, however, there are only a few choices that you have when you are on a restricted diet. Not everyone eats ground beef or pork. Last time I was at the Hard Rock, you had much more variety and selection for food. I really enjoyed that. Don’t let Covid run your business and bring back the full menu!

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AaronM
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out to this location due to COVID. The service was excellent and the food was the best its ever been.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

My husband and I have been to several different Hard Rock Cafe’s to celebrate different occasions. HRC Pittsburgh was by far the most disappointing location. The ambience is just not the same as other HRC’s. It’s too brightly lit and there’s very little rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. The service was mediocre at best.

I had made an online reservation and specifically mentioned it was for a birthday. No acknowledgment was ever made it was my birthday, and when we asked our waitress to take our picture she said no. She said she was also having to bartend and was way too busy.

Later she stopped by our table and had two waters in her hand. I asked if those were for us and she said no. I asked if they could be for us and she said no. She did finally say she would get us some water. It took about five minutes and finally someone else brought us the water.

The burger and fries were super delicious and definitely up to hard rock standards.

We love hard rock Café and it was very disappointing, especially on a birthday occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We had a great dinner with our kids.

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thanks for the five stars and look forward to your next visit. KF

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DebbieA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Our table was ready when we arrived. Food was very good. Slight mix up on my fries, but it was fixed immediately. Nice dinner. Can’t wait to go back.

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Responded on March 10, 2021

Debbie - appreciate the positives and look forward to your next visit. KF

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vipAlmaC
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall ok. A bit disappointed that I asked for no barbecue sauce and it was delivered with it so I had to give it back.
They fixed the order

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went out for our Valentines Day dinner and it was a wonderful experience.

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thanks for the five stars. KF

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JolynW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, i will definitely return there again the food was awesome.

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thanks for the five stars and look forward to your next visit. KF

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SusanT
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff and great tasting food!! Felt safe and the restaurant was very clean during this time of worries of getting the virus!! Love the Rock-n- Roll ambiance to escape all the chaos in the world!! Recommend Hard Rock Cafe to all!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! I love Hard Rock!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my girl for dinner, had a good time. Server was cool, food was on point. Cool atmosphere. 🤙🏻

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Maryjo
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! And service was very good to we had reservations for 615 we arrived early and they still let us sit

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MPyfe
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast and polite. Food was delicious, and hot! Music was memorable!

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thanks for the five stars and look forward to your next visit. KF

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JackAinPA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations to assure we would be able to celebrate my daughter’s birthday at the Hard Rock Cafe. We were seated quickly and dinner was great as usual! Nachos, burgers and salads were delicious. Tables were spread out to “socially distance” and the table had a sign verifying the table had been sanitized. It was a wonderful celebration! We are HRC fans and have visited 46 different Cafes. It was very strange to be in such an empty Cafe. Looking forward to visiting more HRC and enjoying the food and atmosphere!

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh
Responded on January 12, 2021

Thanks for the review and look forward to another great experience. Stay safe and hope to see you soon. KF

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KateK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Atmosphere was amazing! Server was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for thanksgiving and the meal was amazing and worth the price. The drinks were reasonable priced and our waitress was so attentive. I will def go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a nice place food was ok

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Haven’t been there in a long time. Use of work at SS. It was good and pig sandwich was the best

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CarissaB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for 7pm on a Monday night, not realizing the restaurant would close at 8pm. I was nervous that we may not be welcomed or our service might not be as good, but I was wrong. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. They never rushed us and made our experience great. Thank you!

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh
Responded on November 4, 2020

Carissa - Thanks for choosing us and great review. Hope to see you sooner than later. KF

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere, friendly and welcoming staff

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh
Responded on November 4, 2020

Angela - thanks for the 5 stars and look forward to your next visit. KF

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MarbeaM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Reserved for an event which turned out was canceled but they still had event being advertised. Very disappointed and long drive for nothing. I was still having confirmation reminders from OpenTable as well.

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vipPicky
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard Rock definitely has the best burger and onion rings in Pittsburgh. All on the Hard Rocks are like an "upper class" McDonalds; always consistent no matter where you go. We did notice that the burger has gotten a bit smaller than it used to be. Cost savings because of fewer customers due to Covid-19 ? We'll still go back though. Just plain good eats.

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Lisa
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the burgers were delicious. The mojito was not that good.

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CarolB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was disappointed that Hard Rock is operating on a limited menu, but I understand why.

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AnnetteH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely accommodating and very friendly and courteous . Food did not take very long at all once we ordered .
Safety guidelines for exceptional . Overall experience was fantastic !

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HayleyW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service was poor for the price you pay. Waiters hands smelled of cigarettes' smoke and we were never brought a couple items we had asked for.

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KateG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Limited covid menu leaves a lot to be desired. I wanted a good healthy salad.

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DeborahH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Like other reviewers during Covid, the limited menu was disappointing. The food was expensive (I got the signature burger for $17). It was okay, but not a value--the meat was so enormous that the little bun basically melted and the lettuce was wilted so I removed it immediately. My guy's Pulled Pork sandwich was much tastier. The fries were really good; but you can skip the Onion Rings--a little too greasy. So, if you keep in mind you are paying for the HardRock name and not a gourmet meal, all will be well. Also, this is a very small footprint location. Just know in advance that this is a not a grand, sweeping location--it's very small. Still full of fun memorabilia, but very small.

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MoniqueF
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wish I would have checked the menu before going. I didn't realize it was a limited menu due to covid.

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ShawnW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience here is great. Our waiter was excellent, able to describe the menu without looking, knowledgeable of the drinks. Highly recommended and can't wait to sit in a different area for a different experience. Hats off to the cooks, wait staff and hostesses. We will return, and this was a birthday dinner without the surprise of the staff.

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Susank
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a fun noisy place. Only 25% capacity due to covid, so much quicker service than previous visits to past Hard Rock visits (different local). Attentive service, spotless, interesting facial recognition temperature ck. In this college area, where waits can be very long, it’s nice to be able to make a reservation and not have to wait an hour to be seated.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love hard rock, but this was my least favorite. Our food wasn't very warm at all and it wasn't very busy. The burger was a little pinker than we like.
The service was great and the decor and location is awesome.
I don't think we will be there again.
It was over 50 bucks for a burger, a buffalo chicken sandwich, a beer and a margarita!

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TanmayM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, music was not too loud either. I was on a date here and could not have asked for a better setting. I also made a special request for my order and they did it without any problems..loved the experience! We got a souvenir drink too :)

FAQs

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 481-7625.

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh is rated 4.1 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/hard-rock-cafe/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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