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Hard Times Cafe

Neighborhoods: Old Town
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Salads

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Gayot
Rating:
12 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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kentucy1

 Arlington, VA
 

this place is terrible

That day after the fraternity party smell hits you like a truck as you enter though the front door. That was my first sign to leave. The mess everywhere inside was sign #2. The disgusting diry pots on the stove that haven;t seen a brillo pad in 10 years was sign #3. I am an idiot. I ate that vile chili they sell and for the next few hours I was doubled over in pain. Foul. Health department must be on the take. Shut this dump down. I haven’t seen more disgusting places in central america. Do the homeless eat here? WTF?!

CHILI

Taste was bland. Hardly any chili over a ton of overcooked foul spagetti. I was doubled over in pain for 3 hours after eating there. Disgusting.

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Mary

from GrubHub
March 28, 2014
 

Great. Would like to order again.
October 7, 2009
 

Hard Times Cafe Alexandria is top notch.

@Clarke - Obviously has some sort of beef with this place. The Original Hard Times is great. You're not going there because it's a high end five start restaurant, you're going there for good chili, and a down home vibe. This place is…

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Pros
My last meal in this place was in 1983, forgive me if my memory of it is not so good.
Cons
Front door locked shut.
Comments
Great location for a new restaurant. I say keep the building and decor and do something interesting with it. German Bierhaus?
11/04/2017

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