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“Great choices for lunch and breakfast” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hendrick's Food Vault - CLOSED

Hendrick's Food Vault
Cuisines: Soups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great choices for lunch and breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

We have eaten there about 8 times for both breakfasts and lunch. Their prices are high but the quality is good and service is OK.

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank Erik H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

19 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Port Charlotte, Fl
2 reviews
“worth the wait?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

My family and a friend of ours visted Hendricks's Food Vault Chill Out Lounge last weekend. We got there just after 6pm. The lounge is set inside their deli. They've installed pull down movie screens (blocking their deli cases), which did have an old black and white movie playing on it. The atmosphere was nice for just a simple touch. We placed our drink order and appetizer (nothing huge - a water, few sodas and chips with dip), which came pretty quickly. We munched on that for a while before the server came to take our main order. Waiting for our meals took forever!! I would say it took every bit of 30 minutes, maybe 45 minutes. The place wasn't packed with other guests; I think in total there were 10 other guests. All four of us had burgers and there were no complaints with the quality of the burgers. Their fries weren't what we had expected. The fries were wedges, but instead of being fried they were roasted... nothing special. The one thing that bothered me (and I am a germaphobe) is that the sauces (ketchup, mustard, some sort of curry sauce - there were 8 total) that they brought to our table were in bowls. When we were done with them the server brought the bowls to the next table and then after they were done they were brought to another table. Anyone could have accidentally cought/ sneezed on the condiments and then they would have been passed around.

One way that they differ from a typical restaurant is that they don't rush you out of there. When my server told us this I was bit surprised, though it was a nice surprise. Basically the server told us that whatever the occasion was that brought us to the lounge, they wanted to make sure that we enjoyed our night there and that we could stay until they closed and that he would bring us our check when we asked him for it.

Worth the wait for the food? Yes! We really did enjoy ourselves and weren't in a rush. The food and atmosphere were good.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Michael S
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Awesome hamburgers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

I love grabbing lunch at Hendricks but at night it turns into the Chill-Out Lounge! They pull down the curtains, screen black and white movies and serve awesome hamburgers and appetizers. The beer and wine list is pretty spot on as well.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank KingHungry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Punta Gorda, Florida
Level Contributor
103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Wonderful home made foods”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

I would call this a bistro and it has fabulous salads, meals of the day and delicious soups, all home made.
It is very friendly and a great place if you are on your own, which I was this time. That is nice to know. It has free wifi and they are comfortable with you just sitting and enjoying your snack or meal.
Try the smoked salmon bagels - in fact try everything!
There are evening meals and various special nights, so don't miss this place. It is tucked away just outside of the town on the right of the 41S.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank SuziTours
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southwest FL
Level Contributor
114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Fourth visit - still fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

I am sorry that the other reviewer had a horrible experience. Every time we have gone we have taken people who have never been there before and they love the concept. It is a limited menu. They would rather do 10 items wonderful then do 40 items mediocre. The theory is that it is a 'chill out lounge' - a place to come and relax and hang out. And we have stayed a few hours each time. We have never felt rushed out, or on the flip side, ignored.

Each time we get the specialty burgers we are never disappointed. The pasties are always fresh and tasty and the beer is always cold. We always get a visit from the owner to find out how things were and he is usually very receptive to our comments.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank gatorbait75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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