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106 S Main St, Warrenton, NC 27589-1930
+1 252-257-2779
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Warrenton, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The Hardware Cafe changed ownership at the end of September 2016, but the attentive staff and delicious menu remain unchanged. The "Halter and Bit" is my favorite sandwich, but you can't go wrong with any of the sandwich offerings and daily specials.

Thank TMBG2016
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Went to Carolina Shag dancing night and had great food and a really good time learning how to do this iconic dance. Service from the staff was terrific.

1 Thank Dubs1111
Denise P, Owner at Hardware Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you had a good time & experience. We are hoping to have another Shag Night in the near future. Thanks for your review. More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I've had prime rib at major national steak house chains like Fleming's, Morton's, Carson's, Sullivan's, and Ruth's Chris. The first Monday of the month Prime Rib Special at the Hardware Cafe beats them all. Larger portions, cooked perfectly, and better quality meat. I don't know how this little place off the beaten track does it, but it is well worth... More 

1 Thank 577gordonj
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

We have eaten at the Hardware Cafe more than once. We usually stop there on Saturdays if we are in the area. Their coffee is delicious! I usually get the "Mousetrap" which is a grilled cheese sandwich with chips and pickle. The grilled cheese sandwich is better than most! (also, the chips are very good!) My husband usually gets I... More 

Thank luvs2BB4fun
Denise P, Owner at Hardware Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. We really appreciate your taking the time to write the review. Hope you & your husband stop by again soon. More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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479 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

This was a hardware store now turned into a sandwich shop with beer & wine. Very nice atmosphere and very good sandwiches, soup and beer selection. The sandwiches all have hardware inspired names, which is fun!

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Denise P, Owner at Hardware Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're really glad you enjoyed your experience. More 

Warrenton, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

I have never been in this restaurant but I have had takeout food several times and the food I got was very good. The food was very good quality and the price was reasonable.

Thank Paul G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I found ourselves in Warrenton, and at the recommendation of a local business owner we stopped in the Hardware Cafe for lunch. A very cute place with much character and history. I ordered the BLT, and my friend ordered a Rueben . My BLT came without any condiments whatsoever, was dry, and bacon twangy, but had nice... More 

1 Thank Lee M
Appomattox, Virginia
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stopped in the small town for lunch and there were not many places available to eat that were open except for the Hardware Cafe. We loved the decor and atmoshere. They offer a variety of homemade sandwiches, salads, and deserts at a very reasonable price. You order at the counter and they bring you your order. The staff were very... More 

Thank AnneVa50
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a small place that used to be a hardware store way back when. The decor is that of a hardware store; they have the walls decorated with items that you would find in a hardware store. They repurposed alot of the original decor and items from when the hardware store was in business, they even have the nail... More 

Thank Kim G
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We were extremely pleased with our visit to the hardware cafe. Our sandwiches were fresh and delicious. The small town atmosphere was so nice. We will definitely stop again next time we head to DC.

Thank Hope M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S Main St, Warrenton, NC 27589-1930
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Warrenton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-257-2779

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