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Hard Times Cafe - Alexandria
This local chain serves up Texas-style chili.
Comments () | Published December 12, 2006
Hard Times Cafe - Alexandria
Address: 1404 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-837-0050
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: American
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11 to 11; Friday and Saturday 11 to midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: King St.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Price Details: Starters, $5.29 to $7.89; entrees, $5.99 to $14.99.

From March 2004 Dirt Cheap Eats

Hard Times is known for its tasty chili—the Texas-style blend is said to be based on a 100-year-old family recipe—but it also has atmosphere. Horse pictures, lassos, and Texas flags cover the walls. Above the bar, lit by a string of hot-pepper lights, are steer horns and posters from old Westerns. There’s an old-fashioned jukebox. After a few visits, the bartenders know your name. We can't figure out why there's never a wait.
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