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Hard Times Cafe

American Restaurant and Sports Bar · Clarendon - Courthouse
3028 Wilson Blvd (at N Highland St.), Arlington, VA 22201, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

With piled high Chili Nachos, delicious char-grilled burgers, popular Chili Dogs and Chili Macs, award-winning grilled wings, home-made onion rings, Frito Pies, huge fresh salads and our succulent BBQ ribs, we give you all the choices you need for a great bite to eat!


Based on 229 votes

People like this place

  • Ranked #9 for American restaurants in Arlington
  • What you need to know
    Andy L.
    "Mac n cheese bites, chili lime wings, and Terlingua 4-way chili mac."(4 Tips)
    Dave B.
    "Chili Mac and Frito Pies are awesome."(6 Tips)
    "Chili Bubba or Chili Tators is the way to go."(4 Tips)
    Jenn W.
    "Love the frito pie."(6 Tips)
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94 tips and reviews.

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  • chili
  • chicken wings
  • terlingua
  • chili bubba
  • style chili
  • frito pie
  • trivia
  • french fries
  • happy hour
  • spicy food
  • veggie chili
  • nachos
  • beer
  • cornbread
  • vegetarian chili
  • buffet
  • tater tots
  • scenic views
  • burgers
  • onion rings
  • Heather B.

    Chili buffet on Wednesdays! Make your own nachos, chili dogs, bowls

    Heather Beck · November 18, 2015
  • Karl S.

    chili tots and grilled wings

    Karl Schaffer · February 26, 2015
  • Brandon S.

    Chili Frito Pie is tasty, get the chicken fingers done in the Texas hot and spicy sauce

    Brandon Sorensen · November 14, 2014
  • Bex B.

    Upstairs is good for parties

    Bex Bean · August 18, 2014
  • Hillery W.

    Great service upstairs. Love the beer options. Excellent bacon cheese fries, with real bacon. Yumm!

    Hillery Williams · August 16, 2014
  • Joshua H.

    The wings and fries deal on Thursday is great!

    Joshua Higgins · August 16, 2014
  • Keith R.

    Great veggie chili

    Keith Reeves · August 11, 2014
  • mike h.

    Chili Bubba.

    mike h · July 13, 2014
  • Lizz C.

    Get the Jalapeño poppers! They come with sweet STRAWBERRY pepper jelly!

    Lizz C. · June 3, 2014
  • David S.

    Bloody Mary's only $3.99 Saturday & Sunday

    David Small · June 1, 2014
  • Gizem E.

    That's a very classic american restaurant which i went with my fellas on valentine's day. Try chili bowl.

    Gizem Ergün · May 17, 2014
  • Chad S.

    Tuesday and Thursday night. 5 dollar 34oz mugs. And food specials also.

    Chad Smith · April 22, 2014
  • Dana W.

    Chili!!! Cornbread!! Awesome!!

    Dana Williams · January 5, 2014
  • 🔰 Kit O.

    Smelly dive bar with sticky tables, greasy food and lots of tap beer — great for game nights.

    🔰 Kit Oliynyk · October 31, 2013
  • Ben F.

    Lots of chilli to choose from, ask for the sampler before deciding.

    Ben Fortney · October 21, 2013
  • Jeff M.

    Great place to watch Sunday football, they show virtually every game.

    Jeff Martin · October 16, 2013
  • Tom S.

    Sit at the bar if ur in a hurry

    Tom Sakell · September 28, 2013
  • Keith R.

    No finer service will you find at any bar in all the land than that provided by Chloe!

    Keith Reeves · August 16, 2013
  • Andy M.

    Half priced burgers on Mondays!

    Andy MacCracken · June 11, 2013
  • Michael P.

    Try the chili vineger for an unexpected flavor kick on your next bowl of chili.

    Michael Proffitt · June 8, 2013
  • Victoria W.

    mixed drinks are weak, order beer instead, bartenders can't eff that up usually

    Victoria White · May 11, 2013
  • Charlie H.

    Aggie is the best waitress. Treat her well.

    Charlie Hitselberger · March 29, 2013
  • Sammie B.

    Try the Cincinnati chili. It's delicious.

    Sammie B · February 16, 2013
  • Washington C.

    A great Caps on Tap Viewing Party location. For official Caps On Tap Viewing Party details visit: Read more

    Washington Capitals · February 13, 2013
  • Elizabeth E.

    My server sucked, gave me $9 back in change instead of $10, good service & food, lousy atmosphere.

    Elizabeth Ericksen · January 5, 2013
  • Kayla R.

    Frito Pie! So good. And love the blackberry margaritas. Unexpected find but delicious.

    Kayla Renee · December 15, 2012
  • Darryl R.

    Another tip...dont eat The Big Fish...nothing special about it...stick to chili here..

    Darryl Rojas · December 14, 2012
  • Darryl R.

    Free chili sampler and The Big Fish Friday is good with prompt friendly service.

    Darryl Rojas · December 14, 2012
  • Daniel S.

    Chicken sandwich is great

    Daniel Seaton · November 28, 2012
  • Cathleen N.

    The bar nachos are DELICIOUS!

    Cathleen Niayz · November 28, 2012
  • Courteney B.

    Best chili cheese dogs ever!!

    Courteney Bush · November 27, 2012
  • Alex L.

    Garbage food. Undercooked/not fried. When I asked for a manager the manager ignored my waitress's attempts to get him. Nate should be fired. He was rude when i talked to him. Never coming back here.

    Alex Lepro · November 11, 2012
  • James S.

    Come here with Melissa and Liza!

    James Stewart · October 6, 2012
  • Joe H.

    The Cincinnati style chili isn't as good as the real thing, but not a bad substitute. Order it with extra cheese and extra chili to kick it up a notch.

    Joe Hall · October 1, 2012
  • Samy P.

    Awful service, they do give you a hard time

    Samy Pozo · September 6, 2012
  • Brian L.

    Great boneless buffalo wings...a healthy sweat

    Brian L · June 9, 2012
  • Chris W.

    Red bull vodka isn't red bull unless you ask twice. Some bullshit.

    Chris Williams · March 17, 2012
  • Guy S.

    Tell that bitch to chill!

    Guy Smiley · March 10, 2012
  • Hannah Z.

    They play "do the humpty hump". Classic.

    Hannah Zillmer · March 4, 2012
  • Trey M.

    Free Chilli!

    Trey Mckenzie · February 24, 2012
  • Madison L.

    The food is horrible for you but I like it. 1/2 price chili macs on Tues and 1/2 price wings on Wed

    Madison Levin-Epstein · November 16, 2011
  • D. L.

    The corn bread here is legit. Grab a order if it with your chili.

    D. L. · November 5, 2011
  • Paul B.

    Order the chili lime wings fried then baked

    Paul Banks · November 5, 2011
  • Jenn W.

    Love the frito pie. And the nachos.

    Jenn Wurz · November 3, 2011
  • Phoebe R.

    Cincinnati chili to complete the frito pie.

    Phoebe R · October 15, 2011
  • Richie F.

    Cadillac wings grilled are the best!

    Richie Fekecs · September 24, 2011
  • Washington Redskins

    Check in on game days for $3 off domestic pitchers!

    Washington Redskins · September 19, 2011
  • Ben O.

    Thursday. Boneless wings. The best sauce isn't on the menu any more - but ask for honey mustard sauce and they'll give it to you. Not straight honey mustard; delicious tangy honey mustard wing sauce.

    Ben Owen · September 13, 2011
  • Jon D.

    Enjoy waiting for the one urinal bathroom

    Jon D · August 20, 2011
  • Gavin S.

    Eat free wings with your ticket stub when the Nationals score 6 runs or more

    Gavin Schmidt · August 17, 2011

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