Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh

4.2
212 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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Experiences

  • Heritage Menu

    $19.95 per person

    Jan 2 - Mar 17, 2021

    HAYSTACK SALAD: Fresh romaine, Tupelo chicken, carrots, corn, fresh pico, tortilla strips & Cheddar & Jack cheese with ranch dressing. HRC’S COUNTRY BURGER: Ground beef, served double-stacked, American cheese, with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles & special dressing, served with fries & sweet relish. HARD ROCK N’ ROLL CHILI: Impossible™ plant-based meat, black beans, & a little hot sauce for a kick, with green onions. GRILLED CHEESE: Grilled cheese is made with American & Cheddar, bacon, tomato, & sourdough bread, with fries & chipotle aioli. ROAD HOUSE RIB SANDWICH: Boneless Baby Back Ribs, house-smoked & topped in our homemade BBQ sauce on a bun with coleslaw, dill pickles, tangy aioli & topped with shoestring onions, with fries.
  • The Big Game

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 7, 2021 only

    Big Game Bundle - $100* – SERVES APPROXIMATELY 6-10 GUESTS *Does not include tax or gratuity CLASSIC NACHOS WINGS BABY BACK RIBS STARTER ALL-AMERICAN SLIDERS . BUFFALO-STYLE SLIDERS TUPELO CHICKEN TENDERS ONION RING TOWER SEASONED FRIES

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 212 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MPyfe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh
Responded 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
1 review
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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Picky
Pittsburgh
9 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
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
1 review
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 :)

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Lowie
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was to die for. Really enjoyed my dinner.

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was very excited when my reservation was accepted so quickly however, after my experience I think I realized why. The menu was extremely limited. I do understand that most places now have limited menus- totally understandable! Hard Rock was so limited that it was really difficult to choose and then the choices were super expensive! $17 for a burger and fries——- and it wasn’t anything great or worth $17. Very disappointed. I guess others already caught on , hence the empty restaurant and easy to get reservation! Lesson learned!

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Anniebee
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were dining in the Hard Rock in Pittsburgh at Station Square. We chose to eat and have drinks to enjoy the rest of our evening. While waiting for some one to come up to greet us so we can be seated took way longer then it needed to be. When we were seated at our table the place was empty. There were only 2 other tables that had people at. It wasn’t as if they were busy at all. Our waiter wasn’t much better.

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KarinaL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food portions were small. I ordered a burger with fries, and i got about 15 fries. Same with the other two people at my table that ordered fries

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WendyL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was excellent. Outside seating comfy my meal was very good but would have lived a bigger pour on the 🍷! Only downfalls,are due to current regulations and not the restaurant.

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JenniferB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, friendly service

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Jason
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I ordered the sirloin steak on the menu. I was told later on that they did not have the sirloin but had another cut of meat. So I took that. It was by far the worse steak I have had. It was nothing but chewy fat. I threw over half the steak away because of it. The service was not the greatest. The waiter did not come around. He brought us our drinks and didn't come back till he brought us our food. Then he came back and brought the bill and receipt. It was not a good experience for me at all.

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MaggieB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Server was unattentive and the menu was very limited and I wouldn’t recommend

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh was great. We got right in with our reservation!

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Jeres
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Well i was very upset. I made the rsvp and when i showed up for my table they told me they we're closed. My daughter flew in from texas and we wanted a night out and although i could make an rsvp they closed the restaurant. So that was upsetting

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic ! I love it here. Our server Macie was Awesome !! She was very helpful !

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MarcH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Slowest service...order was messed up...food was not correct temperature....overall terrible experience for the price

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MartinG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience during COVID-19. Will definitely visit again.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Indoor dining closed cause of this fake pandemic and it was raining outside therefore we just left

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Torin
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slightly more expensive than other places to eat, but the service was great and the food itself was both incredibly delicious and generously-portioned, more so than most others in the same genre.

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food is not at all how I remembered. I ordered the same dish I’ve gotten in the past and it was bland. The drink I ordered came in a much smaller glass than what was pictured in the menu. Mediocre service for being at less than half capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Walked in with a reservation, was seated then ignored. My husband and I walked out as no one came to help us. Sat there for 15 minutes and not even a drink order.
There were 3 servers in our section all looked at us and never came over to help. All this while serving all the other tables including one right next to us. Extremely disappointed. My husband and I seek out Hard Rock Cafes and this was our first negative experience. We drove from Cleveland just to go here for the day and our experience was terrible.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Due to virus restrictions this Hard Rock was recently reopened and working a limited menu. The food was good and the staff was very welcoming.

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SusanT
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out due to Covid-19. We ate outside on the patio with 6 foot distance and server had on Mask and gloves and felt very safe!! Server tended bar and waited on us with excellent service!! Food tasted amazing though watch out for the birds that try to steal your food!!

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 4.2 stars by 212 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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