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Allen St Hardware Store Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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245 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201-1323
+1 716-882-8843
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Meet someone for a drink here and was really glad to be able actually enjoy convo without having to shout and scream over music. Great place.

Thank djbool
Williamsville NY
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We walked into this restaurant because an eatery down the street could not see our party of six. Allen Street hardware seated us promptly and the service was wonderful! Our food was delicious and very well priced… We had Panini's, ravioli, lasagna and a seafood dish, including a side of sweet potato fries which was gargantuan in size! I would... More 

Thank Xanadu12
Ithaca, New York, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This was the first place we ate on our trip to Buffalo and it was just what we were looking for. The service was efficient the food was tasty and the ambience was fun.

Thank Ethan S
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited the cafe only for drinks and some live music. After I mentioned my lack of knowledge about Bourbon in comparison to Single Malt Scotch, the bartender offered three Bourbons to taste and a full glass of his preferred Single Malt for free. Great evening!

Thank Marc C
Sutter Creek, CA
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Happened upon this little gem while traveling through Buffalo. What a pleasant surprise! They were very accomodating to us and our family group of 7, some of who had to leave early with a sick child. The little patio our front is great, and inside the place is comfortable and stylish. We were all impressed with the food we ordered.... More 

1 Thank FoothillTravelers
Grand Island, New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Overpriced average food and atmosphere. Extremely poor service. Save yourself the trouble and go to a real restaurant.

Thank Rick P
Niagara Falls, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here for the first time last week has I've had a few friends recommend it to me. It did not disappoint! The bruschetta was the best I've ever had! I'd go back just for that. I had the BBQ chicken sandwich and Mac n cheese. The sandwich was good but the Mac n cheese was... More 

2 Thank Ashley K
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I love the food, the ambiance, the drinks, and the music. Hardware is hands down one of my all time favorite Bflo establishments. This one of the few bars in bflo that actually knows how to make a margarita without sour mix. Highly recommend the meatloaf panini.

2 Thank ILikeDirt
Ajax, Canada
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

We were in town to see Pink Martini perform at Kleinhan's Music Hall this past weekend and were looking for a place to eat before the show....not being from the area we wondered around until we found Allen St Hardware Store Café. What a wonderful find, the food the drink all amazing. My husband had the fried chicken dinner and... More 

2 Thank AjaxTravellers
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Don't be fooled by how warm the vestibule is upon entering. The dining area is freezing, all patrons were wearing coats! The restaurant could use some space heaters. Servers were attentive and friendly and the food was good. Will come back, but not in the winter!

Thank quain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201-1323
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-882-8843

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