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Hardware Cafe and General Store

566 Main, Fair Haven, NY 13064
+1 315-947-6700
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (11 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
“limited menu” (2 reviews)
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566 Main, Fair Haven, NY 13064
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Stopped here on a scooter ride. There was 3 of us. I had the grilled cheese-cheddar-panini, hubby had a BLT, with turkey and our friend had grilled ham and cheese panini. Chips and a pickle came with each sandwich. The waitress was friendly and personable....More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Four of us had breakfast at the Hardware Cafe. We each had something different and it was all delicious. Highlights: pancakes, corned beef hash and crispy, thin bacon.

Thank Peg4157
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Quite a unique cafe. Excellent breakfast and friendly staff. We sat inside but there's tables outside, also. There is also a small gift shop with beautiful locally produced items.

Thank Beverly J F
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We went there to eat after we walked Sterling Nature Center. This is a very quaint store/restaurant. The servers were very nice and took our order in a timely fashion. The place was busy, but we got our food in a reasonable amount of time....More

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We loved the unique environment and the servers and hostess were extra nice and friendly during this, our first visit. The food was delicious and we loved the breads...very tasty. But, for a place that was not packed full...we waited quite awhile for our fiid...something...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Friendly staff, but I wasn't overly pleased with my meal. My burger was tough and greasy. My husband liked his burger. There aren't many choices in town.

Thank donnadavidh2016
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This honestly was once a hardware store, and they have kept that vintage charm: the original (creaky and uneven, but NOT in a bad way at all) wood floors. There are wooden booths that look out onto Main Street, a counter, and even a soda...More

Thank RachelleAllen
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast while camping at Fairhaven Beach State Park and were not disappointed. As the title says, it was a very unique place. I loved the open floor plan and all the odd and touristic things for sale. The...More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Friendly staff....good food....very quaint atmosphere...it is very good place to visit for breakfast or lunch. It is a place that the locals frequent so that should tell you something.

Thank erobinson429
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I was visiting NY this December and stopped, several times, at my favorite place, the Hardware Café and General store. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn Christmas concert last weekend. The music was outstanding, the food...More

Thank Jeanne B
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Melissa L
15 July 2017|
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Response from erobinson429 | Reviewed this property |
I believe their summer hours are : Sunday thru Wednesday 8-3 Thursday thru Saturday 8-7
27 May 2016|
Response from dcr1837 | Reviewed this property |
Most days it's 8-2 pm, a little longer on Saturdays (8-4 pm)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Main, Fair Haven, NY 13064
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Fair Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 315-947-6700
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