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“The most popular restaurant on Vashon”
Review of The Hardware Store

The Hardware Store
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Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in Vashon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bank Road
Transit: Local bus stops less than 100 yards from our front door
Description: Located on Vashon Island near Seattle, Wa.
Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The most popular restaurant on Vashon”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Restaurants come and go on Vashon with the seasons but The Hardware Store's consistent good food and service makes it perhaps the longest lasting other then a couple of the local bars or hamburger joints. Well trained friendly staff is certainly one of the reasons. Upon our last visit one of our guests had a couple of questions the waiter could not answer and rather then just "wing it" he went to the chef to get the correct information. The menu selection is large and at dinner there are usually three or four specials including fresh salmon when in season. As the name implies the space was once a hardware store located in one of the oldest buildings in town. A large bar serves up quality cocktails and a good selection of reasonably prices wines. For dinner on weekends or during the summer months reservations are necessary although if just a party of two you can often find space at the bar or in the bar area. In short you can't go wrong choosing The Hardware Store.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank speedroberts
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heavenly worcestershire
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“great store olde worlde”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

fantastic atmosphere, good value for money, very nostalgic, loved the wooden floors and the smell of roasting coffee

Visited April 2012
Thank tomba2
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New Orleans, LA
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85 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Enjoyable atmosphere, good food”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

It's a neat local scene, and we had a nice brunch here. No wait, but somehow it was still pleasantly busy, a good mix of locals and visitors.

Visited March 2013
Thank Soda100
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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Simply good food”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The old favorites here are prepared well: think clam chowder, fried chicken salad, pancakes, etc. The atmosphere is down-to-Earth and the service is friendly. All in all a good experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank GeorgiaJael
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74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Warm atmosphere and great place for lunch”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I've been here a number of times. Everything from great fries and burgers to delicious pie. Getting seating at lunch is fairly easy but be aware that dinner reservations is a good idea. Great location in the center of "downtown" on Vashon.

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Thank LeslieOSeattle
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