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Hard Times Cafe - Downtown Fredericksburg

314 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3117
+1 540-899-6555
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Great food and fun

We were in town on vacation, and stopped by because they have Buzztime Trivia. Ordered steaks and... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Ralph S
,
Newport Beach, California
Gone downhill

This used to be our go to place but over the past year or two it has gone down considerably, in... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Candace W
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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21 Aug 2017
“Tasty Favorites”
21 Dec 2017
“Great food and fun”
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314 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3117
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+1 540-899-6555
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We were in town on vacation, and stopped by because they have Buzztime Trivia. Ordered steaks and they were great! Lots of friendly customers playing pool and trivia, friendly and professional staff, and we ended up spending an evening here. Highly recommended. They also have...More

Thank Ralph S
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This used to be our go to place but over the past year or two it has gone down considerably, in terms of food and service. We haven't been in months and gave it another go tonight. Our waitress had zero personality. She wasn't rude...More

Thank Candace W
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Known for chili, but pretty good with other dishes as well, this is a place to go more than once. It has a rustic, cowpoke, sportsbar theme that seems to suggest typical "bar and grill" cuisine, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that our...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've dined at Hard Times Cafes in Alexandria, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Frederick (Md.) and always enjoyed it. Invariably, I get the chili mac (chili on spaghetti, no beans). The atmosphere is country and casual. I'm not sure this is suitable for a romantic evening, but...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Quite a menu to choose from. Roast beef open faced sandwich to salmon to big chicken sandwich with barbecue and bacon with string fries. Steam vegetables broccoli and Collie flower we're really fresh. Even had a nice little salad bar. But service was on the...More

Thank Gregg L
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This visit did not start off great. I do wish I could get a message to servers in many places. You have the power to make or break a family reunion meeting, celebration dinner or other event that brings a group to your restaurant. Take...More

Thank b5orange
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Not bad food, good sized portions. Lunch was great! I had the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, kids had the rib tips (a little overcooked), and my wife had the Southwest Wrap.

Thank Tony V
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Food okay but way too loud socialized staff great you can't even talk way too early to be this loud 6 o'clock in the evening and I can't even hear myself think

Thank June M
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Over the past 15 years we have frequented this establishment many times. In the beginning years they had the best onion rings and burgers in town. In recent years they have been hot and cold. Recent visits have all been below par and tonight was...More

Thank Oscar G
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I visited hard times as a last minute stop and did not regret it! They have a nice selection of beer but there specialization is chilli. They gave us a sample of four different and my favorite was Cincinnati. We started with Nachos smothered in...More

Thank Thomas S
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