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Grilled Chicken Quesadilla: Grilled Chicken with melted cheese and Pica de Gallo wrapped in a toasted tortilla.

Chili Nachos: Piled high with chili, melted Cheddar, onions, jalapenos, sour cream, and diced tomatoes.

Corn Dog Nuggets: Nathan's all-beef Mini Corn Dogs with mustard dipping sauce.

Loaded Fries: Chili and Cheese or Bacon and Cheese.

Onion Rings: Fresh-cut colossal onions hand-dipped in beer batter.

Deep Fried Pickles: Southern-style pickle spears breaded and deep fried.

Chicken Tenders: Hand-dipped Tenders with BBQ, Ranch, Honey Mustard, or served Texas Hot style.

Santa Fe Egg Rolls: Crispy tortillas wrapped around chicken, black beans, and corn with melted Jack cheese.

Jalapeno Pepper Poppers: Deep fried red hot jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese.


Grilled Wings: Original Texas, Chili Lime, Honey BBQ, Old Bay, Sweet Red Chili or Teriyaki

Boneless Wings: Original Texas, Chili Lime, Honey BBQ, Old Bay, Sweet Red Chili or Teriyaki


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: Coarse ground beef cooked in its own juice, using an authentic turn of the century family spice blend and recipe.

Cincinnati Chili: Introduced in 1922 by Greek immigrants, it is a fine grind of beef with a tomato base and sweeter spices including cinnamon.

Terlingua Red: A tribute to the Texas ghost town that hosted the first Chili cook-off. A redder color and spicy kick of championship chilies.

Vegetarian Chili: Soy flakes cooked in a tomato base with fresh mushrooms, onions, green peppers & jalapenos


Chili Mac

Your choice of chili over spaghetti

3-Way Chili Mac (spaghetti, Chili, and cheese)

4-Way Chili Mac (spaghetti, Chili, cheese, and onions)

5-Way Chili Mac (spaghetti, Chili, cheese, onions & beans)

Chili by the Bowl: Your choice of Chili with or without beans

Toppings: Cheddar or Parmesan Cheese, Chopped Onions, Hot Dog, Sour Cream, Chopped Fresh Jalapenos, and Diced Tomatoes.

All Chili is served with homemade cornbread.

Chili Bubba: Two pieces of cornbread topped with two of your favorite Chilis, then smothered with Cheddar, tomatoes, onions, and sour cream.

Frito Chili Pie: We put in the Frito’s in a bowl, you choose your Chili and we load it with shredded Cheddar, diced tomatoes, and sour cream.



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: Crisp bacon and melted crumbled Bleu cheese.

Whiskey River BBQ Bacon Burger: Bacon, cheese with thick, rich BBQ sauce and two onion rings.

Bacon Cheeseburger: Crisp bacon and your choice of cheese

Chili Cheddarburger: Topped with Chili, shredded Cheddar and onions.

Chargrilled Burger: Add cheese (Cheddar, Jack or American)

Veggie-Burger: Choice of Cheddar, Jack, or American cheese. Add Veggie Chili for a small additional charge.



All Sliders are served with a handful of fresh-cut fries.

Mini Chili Cheddarburger: 3 Mini Chili Burgers with cheese and onions.

Mini Elvis Cheeseburgers: 3 Mini Burgers with cheese and pickle.

Original Sliders: 3 little square burgers with special onions.

Chili Dogs

World Famous Hard Times Chili Dogs are served with a heaping portion of fresh-cut fries and pickles.

Hard Times Chili Dog: 1/4 pound all-beef dog with your choice of Chili, shredded Cheddar, and onions – knife & fork recommended.

Authentic Coney Dog: two all beef dogs with just the right amount of Cincinnati Chili, shredded Cheddar, & onions


Great Sandwiches

Whiskey River BBQ Chicken Sandwich: Grilled Chicken breast with bacon, cheese, BBQ sauce, and two onion rings.

Bacon and Cheese Chicken Sandwich: Grilled Chicken breast with crisp bacon and choice of Cheddar, Jack, or American cheese.

Texas Grilled Chicken Sandwich: Grilled with Texas wing spice served with Blue Cheese dressing.

Santa Fe Wrap: Grilled Chicken wrapped in a tortilla with lettuce, cheese, red peppers, corn, tomatoes, and Mexi-Ranch dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap: Buffalo style strips of crispy chicken wrapped with tomatoes, lettuce, red onion, and Blue cheese dressing.

Big Fish Sandwich: White Cod hand-battered and deep-fried served on a toasted hoagie with lettuce, tomato, and pickles.

Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich: Hand-battered chicken breast deep fried, served on a toasted bun topped with bacon and Jack cheese.



Chicken Alamo: Spaghetti noodles mixed with a blend of Parmesan and Ranch dressing topped with tomatoes and spicy strips of grilled chicken.


Big Salads

Grilled Salmon Salad: Fresh Salmon marinated,  grilled to order over a garden salad with red peppers, diced tomatoes, shredded Cheddar, and tortilla strips.

Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Salad: Grilled Chicken on a garden salad, tossed with homemade Mexi-Ranch dressing, fresh sweet corn, red peppers, diced tomatoes, shredded Cheddar and tortilla strips.

Buffalo Chicken Salad: Buffalo style chicken deep fried and diced up on a mixed salad with red onion, red peppers, and shredded Cheddar.

Grilled Chicken Breast Salad: Grilled chicken, red peppers, chopped egg, bacon bits, diced tomatoes and shredded Cheddar on a garden salad.

Chili Salad: Your choice of Chili on a garden salad with red peppers, diced tomatoes, shredded Cheddar, and tortilla strips. Topped with sour cream.

Steak Tip Salad: Sirloin Steak Tips on a bed of greens tossed with Balsamic Vinaigrette, red peppers, tomato wedges, bacon, Bleu cheese crumbles and tortilla strips.


Suppertime Platters

All dinners come with choice of two sides.

Hard Times Southwest Ribs:  1/2 rack of St. Louis style pork ribs with a Texas rub and are basted with a thick, rich, BBQ sauce. Half or full rack.

Chicken Tender Dinner: Hand-breaded chicken tenders served with your choice of sauce.

Grilled Salmon: North Atlantic Salmon in a bourbon teriyaki marinade grilled to order.

Fish & Chips: White Cod hand-battered and deep fried.

Sides: Red Mashed Potatoes, French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Tater Tots, Steamed Veggies, BBQ Baked Beans, Coleslaw, and Side Salad.


Coca-Cola Fountain Sodas

Hard Times Sweet Tea and Regular Iced Tea

Hard Times Rootbeer: Our signature root beer with honey and without caffeine. Sorry no free refills.

Draft or Bottle available.


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