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The Hardware Store
The Hardware Store

The Hardware Store Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thsrestaurant.com/wp/
  • Phone: (206) 463-1800
  • Hours of Operation: Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Everyday!
    Breakfast served from 8am to 2pm
    Lunch from 11am to 2pm
    Dinner service starts at 5:00
    You are also welcome to join us between 2 and 5pm for Burgers, Lahvosh Pizzas and More!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Northwest
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We know your event is more than creating a meal, it’s about creating memories.

    That’s why we take great care to craft inspired seasonal menus, creating delicious memorable events every time. We work with you to meet your wishes & the needs of your guests. Our creative culinary team has a broad range of experience, from cooking delicious gluten free meals to traditional Northwest fare. Whether you’re hosting your event in The Hardware Store’s art Gallery, at a local Vashon farm, or even from your home, we work with you to create the special celebration you desire.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you’re hosting your event in The Hardware Store’s art Gallery or at a local Vashon farm, we will work with you to meet your wishes & the needs of your guests. We know your event is more than creating a meal, it’s about creating memories.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bank Road
  • Public Transit: Local bus stops less than 100 yards from our front door
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Curb side parking and plenty of nearby parking lots
A word from The Hardware Store
We invite you to come on down for a great meal, the perfect martini, or a fantastic bottle of wine from our cellar. Experience our full service espresso bar and take a stroll back to the Art Gallery which showcases island artists. Meet your family, friends or business collegues at The Hardware Store Restaurant (we offer free Wi-Fi). Most of all…enjoy your time here and soon you will see why we call this “the heartbeat of the Island.”Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "It's a great spot to see friends and neighbors...a great place to take friends...a neat place to celebrate important occasions."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Small, uninspired menu. Slow service. Mediocre food. Only go there if you have to. Many more interesting options on the island run by people who actually care. Waited for hostess. Waited for waitress. Waited for drinks. Waited for expensive diner-like food to arrive. Took 2+ hours to have sandwiches. The boring never-changing menu just got cut further leaving hardly anything you actually want to eat."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Hi There - The food was good, but your selection was very limited. We came for lunch on a Saturday and there was a lot of breakfast items. I love breakfast/brunch, but was in the mood for lunch. Maybe you could consider expanding lunch items a bit. Really love the online reservation system - worked like a charm! Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went to The Hardware Store while on vacation on Vashon island. The staff is very courteous and helpful, the restaurant has a great history, nice atmosphere, and a fantastic wine list. However, the menu was disappointing to say the least. Appetizers are very good but overpriced (2 crab cakes for $15?), and they have a grand total of 12 entrees. The food was good (but not stellar), but there's just not enough selection, and it's a tad pricy. For the money, I'd rather go to Anthony's in Tacoma."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Went for brunch on week-end. Seated and served promptly, although I was early for my reservation. Served burnt toast. I had to remind the waitress to bring the replacement. Toast came, wrong bread but I ate it as my eggs were getting cold. Also forgotten my side fruit order. Again, the waitress brought it when I reminded her. Prompt in refilling my beverages. Food ok for a basic breakfast. Eggs and bacon cooked the way I like them. The potatoes were cooked well but could use some seasoning. Fruit was fresh and attractive. I probably would go again if I'm on the Island as there aren't many choices, but I would be Very specific in my ordering and let them know of previous problems so that I could get my meal intact and hot."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food was good, but service made the night. Very attentive, personable and knowledgeable. Started with crab cakes- full of crab instead of filler. Steak was perfect, as was mushroom stroganoff. Yes, service was leisurely, but that's what you go to the island for, right?"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "An island friend had recommended THS. We were happy to see GF and Veg options on menu. Our lunches were tasty, the service was friendly and timely."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I met up for dinner with old buddy I hadn't seen for a while. We had a few of the brews on tap which were awesome. He had the Clam Linguine and I had the house burger rare. This was some terrific food. We ate at the bar, but the tables looked like a great place to eat too. The bartender was super friendly. I would go back tonight or any other night."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We stopped while touring Vashon on our scooter. Nice laid back ambience, food was very good, overall had a nice warm feel and was a great end to a fun day. Server was the only down side, seemed too busy to give us much attention, didn't mention specials, we had to ask for drinks and bread that were showing up on every other table around us. But I think she was just over-tabled. We'll come back anyway to try it again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "the noise level is deafening. the service outstanding the food fair to good. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was very good - but the dessert even better! The apple pie tasted just like the ones my Mom used to make every Friday night when I was growing up. My husband and I talk about taking the ferry boat over just to have dessert! There were some drinks that looked yummy, but we didn't try any. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I really like the Hardware Store and the food they serve. However, I was disappointed to realize that on Mother's Day they only had a buffet brunch option. I find buffets to be more expensive and lower quality than regular dining and this was no exception. The food was good, but nowhere near their regular standards and not even remotely worth the price. I still love the restaurant and I am sure I will visit again, just not for a buffet. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We made reservations on Mother's day having gone to a wonderful brunch a few years ago. I'd checked the website, but didn't see any information indicating there was a buffet this time. So we were surprised to discover that yes, there was a brunch and it was $28. Once over the price shock, we made the most of it. There were two standout dishes: the salmon wellington and the shrimp cocktail. Unfortunately, they kept running out of foods, which meant a lot of standing around waiting for dishes to be replenished. The food is good, the service friendly, but they were clearly overwhelmed by holiday volume. And they really need to put holiday special info in an easy to spot place on the website. I'd go again but not for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We've been denizens of this restaurant for about six years now, and we are still as thrilled with it as we were back then when it was (for us) a new find. Restaurateur Melinda Sondgerath, a design professional as well, has crafted a warm, comforting environment, vaguely suggestive of former times, when the space really was "the" hardware store on the island. The display of local artists' work on the walls then takes the space back into the present: Artsy, trendy -- there's not just food for the tummy here, but also for the soul. And oh, what food! The talented young chefs they employ keep the menu "alive" with fresh possibilities and amazing specials. The halibut, when available, is a must. And don't forget the homemade pies! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We were seated promptly and got the brunch menu at 5 pm! We asked for the dinner menu and did receive one. During our meal we noticed a special entrée on another diner's table. We were not informed by our server of any specials. The water served was barely cool - not at all cold. But the overall food was tasty, although the dinner menu was a little sparse. All in all it was a fun adventure to come onto the island for dinner."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Got here for Easter brunch....friendly restaurant...awesome food..buffet was well balanced. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed this place very much although service was poor. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My Kosher and gluten free lady friend and I who just likes good food of any kind were both very pleased with the menu and the food itself. Most of the entres had the option of being gluten free so there was a lot for her to choose from. The wait staff was wonderful and their famous banana cream pie was great. Even the espresso drinks were good. I look forward to my next visit. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal and great service when celebrated my friend's birthday at the Hardware Store. Live music entertained us as we sipped on a lovely rose. I had the baja tacos which were fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The Hardware Store always has great food and a can make the meat eaters and vegans in our group happy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 6 that became 9, and the staff was SO great about switching things up. Our waitperson was relaxed and handled the large group with humor and grace. And the food was excellent. We were there for brunch so I can only comment on that - great sausage, eggs were yummy, everyone seemed very happy with what they ordered. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "With a carnivore, a strict vegetarian, a pescadarian, and someone with GF/DF intolerances, going out to dinner can be challenging. The Hardware Store has a menu that works for all of us and has some of the best food I've had on the West Coast."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Our party of three had a wonderful brunch experience. There was a table actually reserved for our reservation time! We were very impressed. Restaurant was busy, but service was quick and our waiter was helpful and knowledgable. All three of us sampled each others plates and were extremely pleased with each. Kudos to the kitchen! We would come back in a flash! Interesting art on the walls and in the restrooms too!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The Hardware Store is our new favorite special occassion "go to" restaurant. It's a short ferry ride away from West Seattle - on Vashon Island. Really a gem! The food is FABULOUS - excellent quality and very well prepared. We've had a wide variety of dishes at both lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed with our food. We like the laid back atmosphere and appreciate that while casual and comfortable, The Hardware Store is very clean and well-run. Service is attentive without being intrusive. I also LOVE that The Hardware Store is a member of Eatiply. For every meal they serve, another "meal" is donated to this non-profit. How great is that! Since we live in Seattle, we'd like to try 50 North, their sister restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful breakfast at the Hardware Store, the bacon was smoked and crisp, the pancakes and french toast perfectly yummy (per kiddos) and my omelet was cooked to perfection. Toast was served with butter and local jam. The best part of the place is the local art on the walls - in fact my girlfriend's Dad (Walter) is not only a local (and yes was at the counter with his kept at the restaurant mug) but in one of Pam's paintings! Great vibe and worth the visit."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I appricate the various food selections that are for vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free. The willingness for the wait staff to answer questions about the food. Dined with two friends who hads never been and they liked my choice to eat. One draw back was our prompted us to leave early was based on a large group was very loud, plus they allowed their children to run around the table and the parents joined them. One child had a large plastic sword that he ran with and into my guest as we left."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "What a treat to have perfect calamari! Very good 'signature' burger, interesting & delicious appys. Would go for special occasion or just out with friends. A birthday party was in full swing adding to the energetic atmosphere. Be sure to check out the art!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere, polite servers. Food slow and cold. Coffee refills hard to come by."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The Hardware Store is a gem among gems on Vashon Island. Everything from the music playing to the banana cream pie, we had a wonderful experience and look forward to going back soon!!"
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "We love the location of this restaurant and the service was great. The appetizers were quite good but the entrees were so-so."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Great food from that tastes fresh. I ate my whole THS Omelet, and it was a 3 egg omelet! Friends also enjoyed their meals (Monte Cristo, Chilaquiles, and True Cod Fish & Chip), since they disappeared into their tummies as well. Fries and orange juice were also tasty good."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Great food and great service! Worth the trip to Vashon for Sunday brunch (but make reservations via OpenTable first!)."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "ordered GF available breakfast, it came with glutinous veg sausage. They re-made dish with more tofu it, and I felt sorry for server, but so glad I checked before I ate it. GF bread was very good!"
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "Food was great and the service was wonderful - we arrived late, due to a back up on the ferry, but they held the table - very impressed, and it lived up to all that we have read about - a must stop..."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "The heart of Vashon comes to dine at The Hardware Store. Locals and tourists alike. Continental food cooked very well and the menu hasn't bored us yet. We've been coming for years. Service is friendly and accommodating. They have seasonal specials so it gets switched up for us so we're never bored. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is very good. Great home cooking delights too like fried chicken salad, and meatloaf as well as more sophisticated meals. The best hamburger on the island. Gluten free and vegetarians will be happy there as well as the meat lovers."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "I've dined at the Hardware Store a few times and always enjoyed the experience and so was very surprised by my most recent visit. It was an hour before we received our appetizers and drinks and over two hours for the whole dinner. The food was OK was not as great as we've had before. We were told they were in management transition. I hope that happens quickly."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "Food was great but our waiter was not. It seemed like other tables had great service but ours was a bit out of it. Will still look forward to eating hear again."
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "First time at the Hardware Store and it will not be our last. Great food, great prices."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "We go to the Hardware Store most every time we are on island. The food and atmosphere are great!"
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "Basically this is a place you can go and get a high level of food and service every time!"
    Dined on 5/12/2013