$15 For $30 Worth Of Exceptional Food At The One And Only Hard Times Cafe!!! Serving Up Their Signature Chili Mac, Great Burgers, And Tasty Wings...Come In And

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Hard Times Cafe in Frederick continues the tradition of the famous chili that began the craze. Nothing gets much better than a loaded hot plate of al dente spaghetti covered in your choice of Texas (nice and meaty), Cincinnati (sweet and cinnamony) , Terlingua ( red and spicy), or Vegetarian ( soy based with mushrooms, jalapenos, onions) chili. Perfect every time!! Top it off with fresh onions, parmesan or cheddar cheese, beans.......HOW ABOUT ALL OF THEM! Butter up a nice thick slice of cornbread and you are on your way!


**15% of every voucher sold will go towards local Frederick High Schools. Support a great local business, and assist our kids in much needed funds.**


Enjoy a great family night out in a wonderful environment, with plenty of great eats. Not in the mood for chili, than sample some of the meatiest WINGS around. Or sink your teeth into one of their mammoth burgers. Excellent hot dogs that might have you sitting on Coney Island. Load one up with all the toppings for a real treat. Everyone can find a favorite at Hard Times Cafe in Frederick. Kids meals too!!

About This Local Business

Hard Times Cafe is a throw back to great eateries of the past. When family recipes were crafted from generations of trial and error. 

The beloved cowboy philosopher Will Rogers said he always judged a town by the quality of its chili. He liked to hang out at chili parlors where he took the pulse of the nation for his syndicated column in the 1920’s. 

During the Great Depression chili parlors supplied an inexpensive and nourishing meal for million’s of Americans. A newspaper man at the time was quoted as saying that "during those hard times chili saved more lives than the Red Cross." 

Meat rationing during WWII forced the closing of many chili parlors and although many restaurants today offer chili on their menus, few authentic chili parlors remain. The mission of the Hard Times is to maintain this unique American culinary institution, and boy have they succeeded

With a unique recipe going back to the early 1900's, Hard Times has been satisfying clients for over 30 years. 

Reviews - Eat in Frederick.com - "Great food, super nice people"

Yelp - ""Went here with friends, we had everything ... from salad, to burger, to chili. My husband had the Texas chili, with the Hard Times vinegar chili, he enjoyed it. I had the Cincy chili, with beans. Very tasty."‎ 

Insider Pages - " We were very glad to see a Hard Times in Frederick as we used to frequent the place in Columbia where we lived previously. The menu is simple, yet leaves options for everyone. The kids meals are a great bargain. We always take the kids ..."

Trip Advisor - "The food is really good - try the grilled Texas wings or the Cincinnati chili!

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The Fine Print

  • Food Only
  • Cannot be combined with other offers, coupons or specials
  • Entire Voucher must be used in one visite
  • No Cash Value
  • Sun - Thursday Only
  • No value of the certificate can be used towards gratuity
  • Present certificate to server before ordering
  • Frederick Location Only
  • 1 Voucher Per Table, Per Party

Location and Contact

1003 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21702