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Reviewed March 8, 2020

A delightful experience with attentive service, daily specials innovative atmosphere, Stopping at a quilt store en route to a quilt retreat this was a perfect stop. The half sandwich and soup or salad combo left room for a freshly baked piece of buttermilk pie! Fabulous!,...very reasonable prices and loved the historic atmosphere.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed December 21, 2019

Under another new ownership but already good restaurant is just better. Food is great. Service is attentive and efficient. Decor is even better. Still worth the 850 mile drive to eat here! Exceptional value.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

There’s not much to choose from in Warrenton and when I heard there was a new place I didn’t think it would be good - but I was wrong! The Hardware Cafe is really REALLY good! The food is great, nice people, and the authentic...hardware store decor - which must be original - is excellent. This is where I will eat whenever I’m in Warrenton. Plus, they will make any of their sandwiches on gluten free bread and they do a fantastic job. They manage to keep the bread from getting soggy and falling apart by grilling it on...something. Don’t, know, don’t care - it’s just good 👍🏼More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

Been here a number of times! Great stop for lunch with a multitude of great sandwiches. My favorite is the Blow Torch. The decor is worth the trip even if you go in for a soda. A lot to look at! My only complaint is...the “regular” coffee often tastes flavored as I think they may use the wrong carafe. Good prices. Employees always nice and friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after a morning of searching for ancestors at the Court House across the street. As the name suggests, the venue is formerly a hardware store now repurposed as a lunch place, also serving breakfast starting 21 Aug. 2019. The wide variety...of sandwiches and a few more extensive plates are named in a hardware theme. Order at the front counter. Small but friendly staff can get back logged a bit during lunch rush, but do a good job. Definitely worth a try if in Warrenton, an attractive town reminding of years gone by.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 27, 2019

A great place to visit if in warrenton. Lunches are good value and tasty. They have great soup options on a cold winter day. You can look at the old fashion stuff and signs from days gone by while you wait for your food.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 25, 2019

Walked into this pleasant little restaurant / country store. Loved all the little items that were for sale. It was like a local Cracker Barrel. Left with a kitchen towel that was perfect for a friend. The menu was a little misleading. Asked for tater...tots with my sandwich and was told they did not serve them anymore. Only chips now. The atmosphere is very comfy. The wall menu is cool to check out. Love that they sell local goods.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 28, 2019

A couple friends and I ate dinner at Hardware Café on a Friday evening. We celebrated one of my friend's birthday. Since this very old building used to be a hardware store, the names of the gourmet sandwiches are quite interesting! I ordered the "Halter...& Bit", which is mesquite turkey, lettuce, tomato, Havarti cheese, mayonnaise, and honey chipotle sauce on pumpernickel bread. Chips and a pickle came with the sandwich, which was delicious. I also had a microbrewery ale, which was a Friday night drink special as it was not on the menu. The atmosphere at this restaurant is very cool as I already mentioned, the building was a hardware store for decades. The building is around 100 years old, I'm sure. I'm looking forward to eating here again to try something else!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We came to Warrenton to check out the antique stores and found only two open for business and then headed to the Hardware Café for lunch. This is a real neat experience as their sandwiches are named after something you would find in a hardware...store. Our sandwiches were very tasty and the service was very good also. Took a few minutes after lunch checking out the interior. We will return when in town as this was as a good dining experience.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I had a pleasant Saturday afternoon lunch alone here at the Hardware Cafe. I was traveling to pick up my grandson and looked on Trip Advisor to find a "special" place for lunch on the way. It lived up to the reviews. Staff was very...courteous. My sandwich was delicious served on wonderful bread made at the cafe. Even the chips were the best. And the staff fixed a to go cup of water for me. Wish it were closer to home as I would certainly eat there often. Thank you Hardware Cafe!!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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  • Yes, Hardware Cafe offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Hardware Cafe offers delivery services.

  • Hardware Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5