Hardwood Cafe

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$30 and under
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American
Located on Route 8, just outside of Butler, PA, the Hardwood Cafe has been a family operated staple in the area since 1990. Our sports bar and grille has become a favorite among restaurants in Butler PA due to our great atmosphere, friendly service, innovative dishes, and wood fired ovens that add a whole other dimension of flavor and taste.

With a loaded menu that includes appetizers, quesadillas, soups and salads, dinner entrees, sandwiches, pasta plates, gourmet pizzas, and specialty burgers, there’s truly something for everyone. Seasonal beer, fine wines, and awesome service round out the Hardwood Cafe experience – making us a favorite among Butler PA restaurants.
What 34 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was great!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

RJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was superb and 3 of the 4 entrees were excellent. The crab cakes were awful. Dry, cold, all bread, no crab. Sent them back initially; they returned warmer and less dry, but still all bread. Took one of the two home. Even the dog wouldn't eat it.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Food was okay, nothing great or anything I would run back to eat. They are remodeling, which is good because updates in the front need done badly.

JB
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our family go to places. From something so delicious as the specialty pizza's , pastas, salads to the great Daily specials you will never leave hungry. It's a family restaurant located in a area where family's go to enjoy time together . From inside seating to the outside patio you will enjoy a night out .

TN
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We visit hardwood quite often and enjoy their ribs and specials. Good atmosphere 4 family.

SE
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. Our waitress, Spencer was super friendly and helpful.

KK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good server.. need a few more choices on the menu. Just a little loud though.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was excellent I think her name was Jess.

KH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! We love that you take reservations and everyone enjoyed their food!

L
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious, we will be back to try other menu items. It looks like it was going through some renovations, but we were seated by the fireplace so it made up for the construction.

CO
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I took my family here for dinner. Will definitely not go back. I ordered the England style fish dinner. Their picture shows breaded cod with rice and vegetables. I got a small chunk of broil fish with rice, no vegetables. My son ordered chicken masala. Chicken was cold and so was the red potatoes. His girlfriend ordered chicken parm she said it tasted like a frozen dinner and it was also cold. My husband ordered a burger that was way over cooked that it was like a hockey puck.

AG
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was outstanding, she was very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent.

S
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

To inconsistent, food is hit and miss, mainly miss..

JJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Love Hardwood but tonight was exceptionally slow. My reservation was for 6 p.m. we got there at 5:40 despite being early we were seated right away. It took 20 minutes to even order, then it took them another hour to bring out the food. It wasn't very busy so I was surprised it took as long as it did. Once the food came out it was cold and a few members of the party had to have their dish taken back to be reheated. I was shocked, it is very unlike them to have such service, but it won't deter me from going back.

AG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

ordered pasta and it came out cold. sent it back. came back room temperature. 3 other pasta dishes in our group were cold also. should have ordered my favorite, Hardwood Salad. Always good. Waitress was wonderful. Loved my drinks and of course, the company I was with!

SA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Kristen was super friendly and attentive but our food was just okay. Place needs some TLC.

KW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and the service was outstanding. The gentleman who took care of us was attentive and efficient, as he always seem to be while waiting tables and tending the bar. There was 13 of us ranging in age of 1 to 82.

JW
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Staff was very friendly. Nice atmosphere. Waitress was excellent. We had a need for a handicapped person. Accessibility not a problem.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Salmon special was very bland. Waitress forgot to bring salads. Wrong order was brought out. When correct order was delivered it was cooked rare when medium well was ordered.

Overall bad experience this trip.

RK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never had a bad meal hear. Casual atmosphere, great for any occasion. Menu includes pastas, sandwiches, salads, steaks, chicken and seafood. Pleasant and efficient waitstaff.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our mother in law out for diner all 11 of us. The food was perfect and the service was excellent. We have had other meals there with the same results. I would recommend the filet mignon it was so tender you could cut it with your fork, although it was around 30 dollars, it was worth every penny.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am not from the area but I saw this restaurant on here and the menu had everything I like. Our waitress was beyond amazing and was so sweet. Our food came out fast, was so tasty and the portions were extremely generous. I would recommend this restaurant to people of all ages! 10/10 will definitely return.

AT
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Hardwood's newer sports bar area is great if that's what you're looking for. It was clean, lots of space, lots of screens, open to the outside, bright and had a great beer selection. I ordered the asparagus salad with salmon. It was very large and good overall, but the actual asparagus was tough. Maybe not fresh. Server was very attentive and friendly. Took friends there for the first time and they loved it. Definitely recommend for casual dining.

D
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was great. The Watermelon Moscow Mule was amazing! The service was outstanding.

RM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Small portions, I didn't count my French fries but like 20 or less, same with my son's. Wife's meat was so small didn't fill the bun. high priced. You got me never again.

KR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Tara was phenomenal! She was friendly and prompt with her service and truly went out of her way to ensure a wonderful evening. I will return again and again!!!!

d
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Buffet didn't have prime rib available 2 different times, and when it did it was raw, not rare. We overlooked it best we could and they did try to accomodate by going to the kitchen for another one 2 see if they could get some better cooked pcs. Our reservation was at 1, but at 5 minutes before 2. A different girl than our waitress, came to our table & said they had another larger party than ours with a reservation at 2 & that they needed our tables to put together with others for that party, so its not quite 2 yet ha and left. That was about as tacky as it comes. We had 4 generations of family for Mothers Day & a birthday we were celebrating. We were done eating, but had we wanted dessert there would be no time. Nowhere along the way where we informed of a time "slot" with our reservation.

LD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was outstanding and my meal has been good every time.
I also enjoy their cocktails.

J
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Too much glare on televisions watching , food was semi cold, during the break on penguin game juke box blaring so loud you couldn’t talk

HM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Tara, went out of her way to make sure we got what we wanted. Her service was just right. I have complicated diet needs and she let me know that was no problem. The food was tasty, served hot and the price was right. We will return.

CW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The crab cakes aren’t as good as they used to be and the veggies where over cooked. The waitress was kinda slow on getting drinks

F
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ok nothing real special selection was good. Price a little much.

GC
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was so helpful and accommodating.