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Hard Times Cafe

6362 Springfield Plz, Springfield, VA 22150-3431
+1 703-913-5600
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“chili” (33 reviews)
“sampler” (4 reviews)
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
6362 Springfield Plz, Springfield, VA 22150-3431
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This used to be one of our stops when we visit DC, but the quality of the food is not what it used to be. The chili was not as thick as it should have been, and the pasta was not drained correctly. Hopefully this...More

Thank gumby925
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The Terlingua Red four ways with tomatoes, extra onions and jalapenos is my go to choice for a satisfying meal. The chili dogs are excellent too. I have yet to try the frito chili pie, but i will get around to it. Hamburgers are a...More

Thank gswallace
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Hard Times is famous for its chili, beer and pool but we really love to come for the breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday. Great selection and made to order omelets and waffles. And the bonus is it isn't crowded on Saturday morning like it...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food was fairly good, but it was hard to get past the smell of cigarette smoke. I don't think we will be back.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Late night dinner and was glad this place was open until 2am! Basic looking inside, nice staff greeted and seated us. Was impressed with their menu, specialty is chili so decided to try a Frito pie. Was delicious and their Cincinnati chili didn't disappoint! Fiancé...More

Thank trevtnyc
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Good food and service. Large place with booths in the front for eating. Pool tables and bar are in the back. TVs carry sports channels. Daily food and beer specials. Large menu. Inexpensive if you stay with the specials. Free pool at lunch time.

Thank leaf888
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The food is good with a informal neighborhood bar atmosphere. The servers are nice and you can usually get a table with no problem. This is a chili joint and the chili dogs and cold on tap beer are a favorite. The front part of...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A good change of pace. Get all your favorites with the addition of chili. My favorite is the Nachos with Texas Chili.

Thank David M
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Always enjoy the HTC. Excellent chili and fried green pickles. Service is always prompt, friendly, and attentive. Haven't tried the games room in the back, but looks like fun.

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Was staying close by at a hotel and this place was recommended, There were four styles of chili, interluding Cincinnati style, which I have never found outside Cincinnati. Ask for the sampler. They will give you a taste of all four. Check them out. I...More

Thank svargasi
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6362 Springfield Plz, Springfield, VA 22150-3431
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 703-913-5600
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