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Hard Times Cafe

4 star rating 12 Reviews

(703) 528-2233 Call

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3028 Wilson Blvd, (@ Metro Station & Clarendon)Arlington, VA 22201


  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA -  Sauce209

    Reviews: 48

    best chili
    Sauce209 (48 reviews)

    hard times cafe is the best place to bring stuff my dad just throws spagetii on the stove andbakes corn bread then we get chili it is the best

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA -  VanessaMaltin

    Reviews: 113

    Great chili and knowledgeable staff
    VanessaMaltin (113 reviews)

    Great chili and the staff knew all about gluten-free food. My waiter knew all of the ingredients in the food and double checked with the chef to make sure my food was entirely gluten-free.

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA -  Celiac Central

    Reviews: 205

    Good Veggie Chili
    Celiac Central (205 reviews)

    I really enjoy the vegetarian chili at Hard Times Cafe. This is also one of the few restaurants in Clarendon that remains open until 4am on the weekends!

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA -  Lydias

    Reviews: 227

    Fun atmosphere - so so chili
    Lydias (227 reviews)

    Okay, I know Chili is all about personal preference but this one really is just average to me. The staff is friendly, though typically VERY busy and not very attentive. There is a fun atmosphere but nothing really new or different. The restaurant in Old Town has more "life" The food is good but nothing to write home about. There is no parking, just street parking, which isn't easy in this part of town.

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA -  sharondalee

    Reviews: 10

    Place to have fun and great food
    sharondalee (10 reviews)

    Pretty good

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA - Ramona H.

    Ramona H.

    Hard Times Cafe
    Ramona H. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    This nice little place serves some great chili. They have several options depending on what type of chili you prefer ??? spicy, sweet, etc??? You can get ...

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA - Frances  T.

    Frances T.

    Hard Times in Arlington
    Frances T. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    This is my favorite Hard Times location in the area. I like it because you can park near here and take the Clarendon metro. The food here is as good a...

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA - Amy K.

    Amy K.

    Cincy chili isn't "quite" authentic, but still goo
    Amy K. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    Hard Times is a great little chili place and the free cornbread is good enough to make me crave it every couple of months! When you first visit, make...

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA - shannon f.

    shannon f.

    Hard Times
    shannon f. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    Hard Times is a national chain but they make some amazing chili. They have 4 different kinds, which are all tasty. My favorite is the Texas style chil...

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA - Helena F.

    Helena F.

    down home chili, convenient and cheap!
    Helena F. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    Hard Times Caf?? is located right across the street from the clarendon metro exit. It???s got many variety of chili, and they???re all uniformly good and ...

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA - Kayla L.

    Kayla L.

    Chili, Chili, and Chili
    Kayla L. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    If you love chili then this is the place you have to try Hard Times at least once. There are several styles to choose from and many different heats of...

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  • Hard Times Cafe - Arlington, VA - Amy C.

    Amy C.

    Great Chili
    Amy C. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    Hard Times is a chain that is all over the DC metro area. The chili here is great. You can get it many different ways. The prices are not too expensiv...

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Business details

Average Price

  • $15 and under


  • American
  • Vegetarian

Credit Cards

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 11:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • TUE
  • 11:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • WED
  • 11:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • THU
  • 11:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • FRI
  • 11:30am
  • 10:00pm
  • SAT
  • 11:30am
  • 11:00pm
  • SUN
  • 11:30am
  • 11:00pm