Hard Times Cafe Menu and Prices

About Hard Times Cafe: The first Hard Times Cafe was started in 1980 on King Street in Old Town Alexandria and it still operates today. Low prices, huge servings and almost the whole menu is plant-based. In October of 2005 USA Today named us as one of the 10 best places in the country for a bowl of chili.Don't be taken back by the name for you will definitely pass a good time in Hard Times Cafe!

Below is a list of the latest Hard Times Cafe prices that includes individual items, sides, and combo meals. Just scroll down and you can see the rest of the menu and prices yourself!

Hard Times Cafe Menu

Appetizers
Grilled Chicken Quesadilla 
Chili Nachos 
Corn Dog Nuggets 
Loaded Fries 
Onion Rings 
Deep Fried Pickles 
Chicken Tenders 
Santa Fe Egg Rolls 
Jalapeno Pepper Poppers 
Wings
Grilled Wings 
Boneless Wings 
Hard Times Traditional Chili
Our recipes are authentic and historically correct versions of the Chili created on the turn-of-the-century cattle drives of the Southwest and in the Cincinnati Chili parlors of the Midwest.
Texas Chili 
Cincinnati Chili 
Terlingua Red 
Vegetarian Chili 
Chili Mac
Your choice of chili over spaghetti
3-Way Chili Mac 
4-Way Chili Mac 
5-Way Chili Mac 
Chili by the Bowl 
Toppings 
Chili Bubba 
Frito Chili Pie 
Burgers
Hard Times Burgers are fresh ground Angus beef, hand-patted and char-grilled. Served with our homemade fresh-cut fries, shredded lettuce, tomato and pickles. Bold slice of Red Onion on request. All burgers are cooked made to order.
Black & Bleu Burger 
Whiskey River BBQ Bacon Burger 
Bacon Cheeseburger 
Chili Cheddarburger 
Chargrilled Burger 
Veggie-Burger 
Chili Dogs
World Famous Hard Times Chili Dogs are served with a heaping portion of fresh-cut fries and pickles.
Hard Times Chili Dog 
Authentic Coney Dog 
Great Sandwiches
Whiskey River BBQ Chicken Sandwich 
Bacon and Cheese Chicken Sandwich 
Texas Grilled Chicken Sandwich 
Santa Fe Wrap 
Buffalo Chicken Wrap 
Big Fish Sandwich 
Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich 
Specialties
Chicken Alamo 
Big Salads
Grilled Salmon Salad 
Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Salad 
Buffalo Chicken Salad 
Grilled Chicken Breast Salad 
Chili Salad 
Steak Tip Salad 
Suppertime Platters
All dinners come with choice of two sides.
Hard Times Southwest Ribs 
Chicken Tender Dinner 
Grilled Salmon Salad 
Fish & Chips 
Sides 
Beverages
Hard Times Rootbeer 

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