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Hardwood Cafe

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646 Pittsburgh Rd, Butler, PA 16002-4035
+1 724-586-5353
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Butler for a funeral - stopped here after a recommendation from a friend. Nothing fancy, but good filling food and good service.

Thank Patrick S
Butler, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had stopped eating at the Hardwood for some time as we personally found the food mediocre. But, we thought since they added on an addition, we would try again. The chicken stir fry was nothing special and the pasta dish with spinach and feta (and tomatoes) lacked in adding in enough tomatoes and feta though the sauce was flavorful.... More 

Thank Anna B
Dumfries, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Reservations were made by a family member who lives in the area. We were traveling from northern Virginia. The restaurant staff were very nice, friendly people. We had no complaints with the waitress. Since I was paying the bill no one in our party of 6 wanted to complain about the food. That would seem perhaps rude or ungrateful. Each... More 

Thank Richard E
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

First, I'll let you know that this isn't the first time I've reviewed the Hardwood Cafe, and I've always left a positive review because my experience there has always been very good. The Hardwood typically offers very good food for reasonable prices, and the waitstaff is wonderful. So I'm hoping our last visit there was a "one-off" thing. We arrived... More 

Thank Susan S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Good food, great service. Makes you want to come back, which I will. Will certainly recommend the bar for sure!

Thank Raptorman109
Butler, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This used to be my favorite restaurant. Unfortunately it's slipping a bit. Met a friend for dinner. Ordered my usual Cajun Chicken Salad with no mushrooms. The meal was fair, but there was some discolored lettuce included in my salad. That displeased me greatly. The dinner rolls were not fresh. Another disappointment as they are usually so delicious. Chicken was... More 

Thank Mimi010310
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Hardwood Cafe has been there a long time, I remember when it was just a local bar then the new owners took over and renamed it the Hardwood and it took off from there. I have been a visitor there since opening, and found it to be very good sometimes but also a letdown at others. Don't visit as... More 

Thank FRED S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The food used to be exceptional. It is mediocre at best. Known for its Cajun chicken pasta which was exceptional and is still good.

Thank JanDeMartini
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Took 19 women there for lunch last Thursday. Everything was just what it should be. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. We were not rushed but told to take as much time as we needed. We will go back.

Thank xraypeggy
Columbus, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Best prime rib I think I ever had and excellent sides and service. A quiet atmosphere that was great for a meeting of eight business colleagues.

Thank mchapple2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 646 Pittsburgh Rd, Butler, PA 16002-4035
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Butler
  • Phone Number: +1 724-586-5353

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