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Hardware Cafe and General Store

566 Main, Fair Haven, NY 13064
+1 315-947-6700
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“paninis” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe
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566 Main, Fair Haven, NY 13064
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to eat after we walked Sterling Nature Center. This is a very quaint store/restaurant. The servers were very nice and took our order in a timely fashion. The place was busy, but we got our food in a reasonable amount of time....More

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the unique environment and the servers and hostess were extra nice and friendly during this, our first visit. The food was delicious and we loved the breads...very tasty. But, for a place that was not packed full...we waited quite awhile for our fiid...something...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, but I wasn't overly pleased with my meal. My burger was tough and greasy. My husband liked his burger. There aren't many choices in town.

Thank donnadavidh2016
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This honestly was once a hardware store, and they have kept that vintage charm: the original (creaky and uneven, but NOT in a bad way at all) wood floors. There are wooden booths that look out onto Main Street, a counter, and even a soda...More

Thank RachelleAllen
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast while camping at Fairhaven Beach State Park and were not disappointed. As the title says, it was a very unique place. I loved the open floor plan and all the odd and touristic things for sale. The...More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Friendly staff....good food....very quaint atmosphere...it is very good place to visit for breakfast or lunch. It is a place that the locals frequent so that should tell you something.

Thank erobinson429
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was visiting NY this December and stopped, several times, at my favorite place, the Hardware Café and General store. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn Christmas concert last weekend. The music was outstanding, the food...More

Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place for good food and atmosphere. Breakfast was great. Old fashioned former hardware store with handmade crafts on display.

Thank redclayhill
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was very good. I love their finger lakes coffee! However I have eaten lunch there and each time I have been very disappointed. I ordered the buffalo chicken sandwich and it was literally inedible. Tasted like rubber. But breakfast was great!

Thank Jessiee1730
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Went here for breakfast on a Saturday Morning. Had to wait to be seated 10 minutes or more then waited over 45 minutes for our food to be served. There were more than enough waitresses but I don't know how many cooks were there. Still,...More

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Melissa L
15 July 2017|
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Response from erobinson429 | Reviewed this property |
I believe their summer hours are : Sunday thru Wednesday 8-3 Thursday thru Saturday 8-7
28 May 2016|
Response from dcr1837 | Reviewed this property |
Most days it's 8-2 pm, a little longer on Saturdays (8-4 pm)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Main, Fair Haven, NY 13064
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Fair Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 315-947-6700
seasonal business in a lakeside community
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