The Hardware Store
The Hardware Store

The Hardware Store

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thsrestaurant.com/wp/
  • Phone: 2064631800x
  • 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: Comfort Food, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • 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.”
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Hardware Store reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (8)good for groups (8)hot spot (6)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (3)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Other reviewers complained about the dearth of menu items. I don't agree. The items chosen show a detail to a select few and the chefs favorites. Salads and fish tacos were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was Good, Server had a tude
    SomethingPretentiousVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food was what expected, nice, but the server did not make us feel welcome. The hostess was pleasant and was helpful and seemed to be doing a lot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THS was yummy!
    iluvfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a group of 6 - we had a reservation - it took 30 mins to get a table. That was the only unenjoyable part of our THS experience. The food was wonderful, everyone ordered something different - fish and chips, oriental chicken salad, omelet, breakfast burrito and a wedge salad and everything was great. Service was a little slow, but we were not in a hurry so it was okay with us. We would recommend THS and we will be back - make a reservation - those without them had a 45 min to 1 hour wait - for Saturday Brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the Hardware Store
    Naomi1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It's a great spot to see friends and neighbors...a great place to take friends...a neat place to celebrate important occasions.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant was lovely and the staff accommodating, but my husband became ill after eating the fish tacos.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre
    Vashong
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch on 7/26/2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SeattleTaste
    SeattleTaste
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 48 reviews are from the The Hardware Store reviews archive.
  • Great Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would I go back? Yes.
    Whimsygirl
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beers and menu, Fun Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice stop on on a scooter trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    the noise level is deafening. the service outstanding the food fair to good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plan on having dessert
    qtpie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunate brunch
    BenjaminF
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If we'd only known...
    Peggy
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Predictably, Consistently Excellent
    ACDittmann
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brightbulbs
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice old fashion restaurant!
    ARPdx
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Got here for Easter brunch....friendly restaurant...awesome food..buffet was well balanced.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for a casual dinner
    Foodisgood
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Enjoyed this place very much although service was poor.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picky girlfriend was happy
    tryall
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday celebration
    Emily
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Hardware Store always
    Chris
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The Hardware Store always has great food and a can make the meat eaters and vegans in our group happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly AND good food!
    jbsky
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to take out-of-towners
    Heather
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    javaman
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy - Eatiply too!
    NWwriter
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, visit the locals
    Kimberly
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Speical Needs Food Accomidating
    Ronn
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Calamari
    Scrawltrawler
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Nice atmosphere, polite servers. Food slow and cold. Coffee refills hard to come by.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss it
    wineanddine
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love the location of this
    leigh539
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    We love the location of this restaurant and the service was great. The appetizers were quite good but the entrees were so-so.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the ferry ride.
    LuvNomNomVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    magoo356
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Great food and great service! Worth the trip to Vashon for Sunday brunch (but make reservations via OpenTable first!).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • be careful if gluten-free
    meri
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great and the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best on Vashon Island
    operahowler
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unusually poor this time
    LisaluVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate