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Hardware Cafe and General Store

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566 Main, Fair Haven, NY 13064
+1 315-947-6700
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08:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Fri 08:00 - 14:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Fair Haven, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank erobinson429
Hobe Sound, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 was delicious, and the atmosphere was warm and inviting(as always). I love eating in this... More 

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Thank Jeanne B
Castle Rock
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place for good food and atmosphere. Breakfast was great. Old fashioned former hardware store with handmade crafts on display.

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Thank redclayhill
Upstate, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was very good. I love their finger lakes coffee! However I have eaten lunch there and each time I have been very disappointed. I ordered the buffalo chicken sandwich and it was literally inedible. Tasted like rubber. But breakfast was great!

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Thank Jessiee1730
PA
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Went here for breakfast on a Saturday Morning. Had to wait to be seated 10 minutes or more then waited over 45 minutes for our food to be served. There were more than enough waitresses but I don't know how many cooks were there. Still, the wait was intolerable and I would not go there again because of that.

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Thank GoItaly2011
Urbana, Ohio
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed in Fair Haven for a week and we ate here every morning. Great atmosphere, food, and coffee!

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Thank whepp
Fair Haven, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Hardware Café combines a wonderful old building with a modern new menu. One of the few spots in town where you can find food for vegetarians, a few gluten free options, and lots of local, fresh choices. The Friday and Saturday night dinners are great food at a reasonable price.

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Thank LivesNearTheBigLake
Syracuse,NY
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Being summer, ice cream is always a essential treat. The menu of ice cream is so diversified that no one should be disappointed!...Looking at the lunch menu, I ordered a wrap...but ate the ice cream first. Always seize the moment and summer ice cream never disappoints.

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Thank DianaSyracuse_NY
Syracuse, New York
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Orders are taken quickly. Prep time varies depending on type ordered. Roast beef cheddar melt was served on a nice roll. Crusty out and soft inside. Mac salad seasoned well. Full selection of coffees drinks as good as Starbucks. Families with little kids seem drawn to the booth seating along big windows - where they are trapped on inside while... More 

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Thank scotpond
Alexandria, Virginia
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324 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I used to shop in the hardware store as a child and someone poured their heart and soul into it to convert it to a restaurant with gift shop. You can still see the fabulous old millwork, colored glass decorating the doorway, and restored counters from another era...coffee was fresh and hot. We tried the "scrambled your way", plus eggs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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
Description
seasonal business in a lakeside community

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?