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Ugh, forced to eat at Hard Rock Cafe Universal..anything decent?

running pig Apr 6, 2011 07:57 PM

A group of my friends insists on going to the Hard Rock Cafe this weekend. Bummer.

Anything half-decent? Onion rings, egg rolls, etc.?

Is the bar any good?


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  1. EWSflash RE: running pig Apr 6, 2011 08:11 PM

    You have my condolences. The only one I ate at was in Lahaina, Maui, and it just short of sucked. Plus it was really pricey, being Lahaina.

    1. Akitist RE: running pig Apr 6, 2011 08:17 PM

      Sneak out and go to that brewpub while they aren't looking. Karl Strauss? Food isn't great there but the beer's pretty good. Calamari was edible when we went.

      1. alanbarnes RE: running pig Apr 6, 2011 08:23 PM

        Been there, done that.

        Onion rings and egg rolls go straight from the Sysco truck to the deep fryer. Sauces are terrible. Most entrees come out of vac-pacs.

        Your best bet is to stick with plain grilled meat. Burgers, steaks, chicken. Fish is a reach. Fries don't suck.

        Good luck.

        1. LA Buckeye Fan RE: running pig Apr 7, 2011 09:50 AM

          I always order a BLT when I don't think the restuarant is very good. It's pretty hard to screw up. HRC doesn't have it listed on their menu, but you can doctor their chicken club. Good luck.

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            dinedelish RE: running pig Apr 7, 2011 11:55 AM

            Is it that bad? It can't be can it? You can always go to Sparky's after :)

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              apple7blue RE: running pig Apr 8, 2011 04:11 AM

              They used to have good food at Hard Rock Cafe's (Newport Beach). I don't know what happened--expansion, someone mentioned sysco, whatever--they don't even have the same menu items

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                mc michael RE: running pig Apr 8, 2011 09:34 AM

                this is a rhetorical question.

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                  running pig RE: mc michael Apr 8, 2011 06:20 PM

                  noooo...i was serious!

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                    apple7blue RE: running pig Apr 10, 2011 09:14 PM


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