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Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh

4.1
4.1
303 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-7625

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Speaking of hanging out in Station Square, that’s exactly where you’ll find our Pittsburgh cafe. We’re located right between the Grand Concourse Restaurant and the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, and near the historic Duquesne Incline and Gateway Clipper hosting daily sightseeing tours on the Three Rivers. Our one-story building features an industrial ceiling, exposed-brick stage, indoor seating for 200 people, and an outdoor patio for 70 people. Music memorabilia is scattered all around the cafe from rock legends. Be sure to stop by The Rock Shop® to pick up a souvenir to remember us by!

  • Private party facilities

    With space for 20 to more than 450 guests and our living museum of music memorabilia lining the walls, Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh is the perfect venue for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Pittsburgh Sales Team: (412) 481-7625

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Smithfield St.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 303 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh

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  1. EA

    EdAnthony

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Was expecting more. Expensive and they sat us down next to a wall in a corner and forgot about us.
  2. VH

    ValerieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent, food, service, & atmosphere. My wish is that I would have loved to sit outside but it was too hot.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Hard Rock is like an airport or movie theater: everything is marked up only because they have something else to offer. However, here, the only thing they have to offer is getting to see some Rock paraphernalia and watch the music videos of the songs you're hearing at the same time. Unless you're a die hard rock fan I would suggest going to your local burger joint to get the same food for much less money.
  4. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Waited 35 minutes couldn’t even get two soft drinks
  5. F

    Flegs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hard Rock never disappoints . Been to many in different states east coast to west coast always good food and great service. A little pricey on some items but what hasn’t gone up in this crazy world. Would recommend Pittsburgh site ,later afternoon pretty quiet and fast service !
  6. C

    Charmaine

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Came to celebrate my significant other’s birthday last night (6/3). Outside seating with great views, food and service was okay. One thing that would have made the evening more special was acknowledging my s/o’s birthday. I noted in my reservation of the special occasion and mentioned it when I checked in. The table next to ours got a sundae for their birthday celebration. Once our dinner ended, I expected some mention or acknowledgement but received none. Those details would have warranted a bigger tip.
  7. DK

    DawnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly, although not greeted and the girl was very blah. (Don't know her name but she was very large) Our server came promptly, I believe her name was Karlee or something like that. (She had rainbow hair) She was helpful, friendly and checked on us frequently.
  8. ME

    MEB2017

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice feeling of Rock n roll while eating burgers are awesome!
  9. EK

    EricaK

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Right Turn Clyde was awesome! Great atmosphere, And the staff was really attentive. The food was cold, average selection. The wine was not great at all. Not enough bourbon drinks for my taste but just a great time overall.
  10. S

    Sumia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was good time at Hard Rock Cafe, and I wish there will not close kitchen like 8pm ish but its fine, I loved it anyway. Also their band are good music and beat as vibration are so perfect
  11. B

    Bucfan

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Took my wife there for Mothers' Day. We found that the service was excellent. Our server came by often to check on us and meet our needs. The food was good and the portions were more than sufficient. The only nit was the limited nature of the menu. It was pretty basic.
  12. JW

    JenniferW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, terrific service and delicious food!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and delicious food.
  14. CB

    CraigB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    My overall experience was poor. They put us in the back room and no one came over to greet us and take our drink order. I had to go to the hostess table twice to get someone to come over and take care of us. After that things got better.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went to see the Vandoliers live at Hard Rock Pittsburgh, it was fantastic! Service was good even with the crowd watching the show.
  16. MV

    MollyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walked in at our reserved time and was immediately seated. Our server was excellent and the whole experience was enjoyable.
  17. GG

    GeorgeG

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Table was jammed in a area where my chair was kicked multiple times. Minimal memorabilia. Food was average at best. Every meal came out wrong and the manager delivered them. When we told her, she was nasty and kept yelling at us about vegetables on the burger. Diego our waiter was excellent though. He was the bright spot to an otherwise submarginal experience.
  18. WT

    WilliamT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time in a Hard Rock Cafe and I had a great time. The music was also great as well
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Whenever we go to Pittsburgh, we go to the Hard Rock! One drawback this visit was that there was a band setting up onstage the whole time we were there so that took away from the atmosphere a bit. And the music wasn’t matching the videos playing which was weird. But we love the location and the food was great. We will definitely be back!
  20. TW

    TomW

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious entree with ribs and pulled pork. The ribs were very meaty and the meat just about fell off the bones. The pulled pork was very tender and just about melted in your mouth. Plenty to eat, you won't go away hungry with that entree.
  21. TU

    TonyaU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! Our table was ready before the reservation time. The server did a great job
  22. LS

    LoriS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding host, bartender, and waitress! The chicken Caesar salad and chicken fajita were delicious! I asked the bartender for an amazing fruity drink and she recommended a Hurricane. So good, I ordered a second! We had an amazing time at the Hard Rock Cafe!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall great experience
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time to Pittsburgh!! Had a great time and our server was fantastic!! Will visit again next time we’re in town.
  25. CW

    CadeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, our waiter was very helpful, food came out fast and fresh
  26. R

    Review

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Our waitress was amazing, she was super helpful and nice. However, I got a chicken sandwich and at least half of the chicken was straight fat and impossible to eat.
  27. AL

    ALSANDRA

    Pittsburgh

    266 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    266 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    sliders and caesars salad were excellent---service was efficient and friendly
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Schism Band Birthday
  29. JK

    JeannineK

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    The pictures of the food looked wayyyy better than when it arrived. Quality was ok. Guess I expected a little more than a Dennys looking/tasting hamburger from the place.
  30. AB

    AprilB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, really great service.
  31. MC

    MoiraC

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice server but slow service to begin with and then they messed up my allergy request and had to re-make my food while the rest of my family ate. They were very apologetic, but we had somewhere to go, and ended up being late. Not anxious to return unless it’s for drinks and music.
  32. J

    Jamba

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Food way over priced. Special event going on. Will not return.
  33. TW

    TomW

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pulled pork was delicious, the staff was very accommodating and the atmosphere in the restaurant was lively. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday!
  34. AK

    AmandaK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere! I forgot my box with leftovers and cried on the way home when I realized it. SUCH good food, I was very pleased.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Our server was very nice and attentive. Food was rather slow coming out, but once it came it was very hot and very good. Been to some other HRCs and they were pretty upbeat and exciting. This one has an odd/subdued vibe. Dining is split up in a weird way and the decor is kinda meh compared to some others.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! I've been there before several times and have always had a great experience.
  37. JJ

    JohnJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had good service and good food. Our server was attentive and made sure our drinks were refreshed, but he was not "in the way" at any point. One of the other things I appreciated was that the music was not overpowering. It was obviously there, but at no time did it interfere with our conversation.
  38. ES

    ErinS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good but there was a limited selection. I haven't been there in awhile so it may have been because of covid, or because we were there for a concert. We still had lots to choose from. The waitress, Kayla was awesome despite running her tail off. She was very polite, we just didn't get to see her much because she was extremely busy. The band was awesome and I expected nothing less from Bill Toms and Hard Rain featuring Soulville Horns. I really don't ever give the full amount of stars, so 4 is pretty darn good. The steak salad was especially good. Loved the blue cheese vinegrette. A little pricey but worth it for the music. Our table was very crowded because of how tight the tables had to be to fit the sound board in.
  39. PP

    PPU2025

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the best waitress, great service. A great choice as a venue for my daughters 19th birthday lunch get together.
  40. T

    Timothy

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was good but somewhat overpriced. The menu was very limited in offering perhaps due to COVID. The portions were generous. Our server Kayla was amazingly outstanding. I would recommend but you are paying for the atmosphere. I was not super pleased having to pay to park.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 303 OpenTable diners.

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh

230 W. Station Square Drive. Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Smithfield St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-7625

  • Catering

    Speaking of hanging out in Station Square, that’s exactly where you’ll find our Pittsburgh cafe. We’re located right between the Grand Concourse Restaurant and the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, and near the historic Duquesne Incline and Gateway Clipper hosting daily sightseeing tours on the Three Rivers. Our one-story building features an industrial ceiling, exposed-brick stage, indoor seating for 200 people, and an outdoor patio for 70 people. Music memorabilia is scattered all around the cafe from rock legends. Be sure to stop by The Rock Shop® to pick up a souvenir to remember us by!

  • Private party facilities

    With space for 20 to more than 450 guests and our living museum of music memorabilia lining the walls, Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh is the perfect venue for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Pittsburgh Sales Team: (412) 481-7625

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