About Us

A Family Operated Butler PA Restaurant

Located on Route 8, just outside of Butler, PA, the Hardwood Cafe has been a family operated staple in the area since 1990. Our sports bar and grille has become a favorite among restaurants in Butler PA due to our great atmosphere, friendly service, innovative dishes, and wood fired ovens that add a whole other dimension of flavor and taste.

With a loaded menu that includes appetizers, quesadillas, soups and salads, dinner entrees, sandwiches, pasta plates, gourmet pizzas, and specialty burgers, there’s truly something for everyone. Seasonal beer, fine wines, and awesome service round out the Hardwood Cafe experience – making us a favorite among Butler PA restaurants.


Event Hosting in Butler

The Hardwood Cafe takes pride in hosting Butler community events. From birthday parties and anniversaries to holiday parties, business meetings, social groups, wedding rehearsals, and funeral wakes. It’s our mission to provide quality meals at affordable prices, as well as outstanding service, in a comfortable atmosphere.

We offer a variety of dining atmospheres and seating options. Whether it’s our balcony, private dining room, or large party room, the Hardwood Cafe can match you with an appropriate setting for practically any type of event.

We look forward to hosting your event! For more information, or to schedule an event at our establishment, please email us at events@hardwoodcafebutler.com.

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Party Appetizer Menu

    • Cajun Shrimp (30 or 60 Pieces) – $30/$60

 

    • Buffalo Shrimp (30 or 60 Pieces) – $30/$60

 

    • Shrimp Cocktail (30 or 60 Pieces – $30/$60

 

    • Mini Crab Cakes (28 or 56 Pieces) – $49/$98

 

    • Chicken Quesadillas (30 or 60 Pieces) – $35/$70

 

    • Buffalo Wings (30 or 60 Pieces) – $18/$35

 

    • Nacho Grande (Serves 13-18) – $24

 

    • Seared Ahi Tuna (Serves 13-18) – $36

 

    • BBQ Baby Back Ribs (Serves 13-18) – $35

 

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip (Serves 13-18) – $28
    with Crabmeat – $45

Party Lunch Menu

    • Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad – $8.99

 

    • Grilled Chicken & Artichoke Salad – $8.99

 

    • Unmatched Cajun Chicken Pasta – $12.99

 

    • American Classic Grilled Chicken Breast w/ American Cheese & Bacon – $7.99

 

    • Pasta Marinara over Linguini – $9.99

 

    • Grilled Chicken & Roasted Asparagus Salad – $9.49

 

    • Fresh Strawberry & Grilled Chicken Salad – $9.99

 

    • Grilled Ribeye Steak Salad – $10.99

 

    • Lite Entree – Baked English Style Cod w/ Baby Greens – $7.99

 

    • Sauteed Crabcake Sandwich – $9.99

 

    • Baked Tilapia Sandwich – $7.99

 

    • 1/2 Rack BBQ Baby Back Ribs & Fries – $8.99

 

    • Seared Ahi Tuna Salad – $10.99

 

    • Chicken & Fruit Salad Platter – $8.99

 

    • Open-Face Grilled Ribeye Sandwich – $10.99

 

    • Chicken Parmesan w/ Side of Penne Marinara – $12.99

 

    • The Purist – Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich – $6.99

 

Entrees include a side salad with your choice of homemade Peppercorn Ranch, Creamy Tomato, Blue Cheese, Italian Vinaigrette, and Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
Sandwiches include your choice of French Fries, Coleslaw, or Potato Chips

Party Dinner Menu

ALL INCLUSIVE DINNER MENU

All items include a refillable non-alcoholic beverage, fresh rolls, dinner salad, and entree.

Tax and Gratuity are not included.

Per Person Cake cutting fee for outside Desert Items are waived for the $24.99 Menu.

All Items Are Subject to Availability and Prices Subject to Change.

Additions and Substitutions are Subject to an Up Charge

$15.99 Level

All Selections Include a Cafe Salad Consisting of Fresh Green Leaf Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, Red Onions, and Cucumber With Your Choice of Homemade Peppercorn Ranch, Creamy Tomato, Bleu Cheese, Italian Vinaigrette, and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing on the Side.

    • Our Famous Unmatched Cajun Chicken Pasta

 

    • BBQ Pork Chops Finished in Our Wood Fired Oven served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Classic Chicken Parmesan with a Side of Pasta

 

    • Sauteed Chicken Marsala with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Baked English Style Cod served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Fresh Pasta Marinara with Chicken

 

    • Grilled Center Cut Pork Chops Glazed with our signature BBQ sauce, served with imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

$19.99 Level

All Selections Include a Cafe Salad Consisting of Fresh Green Leaf Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, Red Onions, and Cucumber With Your Choice of Homemade Peppercorn Ranch, Creamy Tomato, Bleu Cheese, Italian Vinaigrette, and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing on the Side.

    • Pancko Breaded Chicken or Veal Parmesan topped with Fresh Mozzarella, Baked in Our Wood-Fired Oven, served with side of Penne covered in Homemade Marinara

 

    • Our Famous Unmatched Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Tossed with Penne and Roasted Red Peppers

 

    • Tender Sauteed Chicken and Artichoke Hearts and Domestic Mushrooms in Light Oil with a Hint of Garlic, served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Fresh Pancko Breaded Flounder Filet, served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Tender Veal Cutlets Sauteed in our Exquisite Marsala Wine Sauce with Domestic Mushrooms, served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Wood-Fire Grilled 12 oz. Angus Ribeye Cut-to-Order, served with Potato and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Juicy & Delicious, Our Prime Rib Au Jus with a side of House Horsey Sauce, served with Potato

 

    • Fall-Off-the-Bone BBQ Baby Back Ribs – You’ll Be Licking Your Fingers! Served with our Famous French Fries

 

    • Fresh Jumbo Shrimp and Giant Scallops tossed in our Homemade Scampi Sauce over Linquini

 

    • Fresh Atlantic Salmon Baked in our House Citrus Sauce, Grilled BBQ or Grilled with our Unique Cajun Seasoning, served wit Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, Made in House, Sauteed Golden, served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Farfalle Pasta tossed with Chicken in our Famous Malfalda Sauce

 

    • Jumbo Shrimp, Fresk Asparagus Spears and Diced Roma Tomatoes tossed in a Blue Cheese Cream Sauce over Penne

 

$24.99 CHEF’S MENU

All Selections Include a Cafe Salad Consisting of Fresh Green Leaf Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, Red Onions, and Cucumber With Your Choice of Homemade Peppercorn Ranch, Creamy Tomato, Bleu Cheese, Italian Vinaigrette, and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing on the Side.

    • Our Unmatched Cajun Chicken Alfredo with Roasted Red Peppers tossed with Bowtie Pasta

 

    • Chicken Pomodoro paired with Fresk Mozzarella over a lightly dressed Pasta Marinara

 

    • Tender Sauteed Veal Pomodoro paired with Fresk Mozzarella over lightly dressed Pasta Marinara

 

    • Tender Sauteed Veal and Artichoke Marsala served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Shrimp Asparagus Pasta served with a Blue Cheese Cream Sauce

 

    • Grilled Filet Mignon with Caramelized Red Onions and Creamy Danish Blue Cheese, or in our Justino Style, served with Potato and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Fresh Baked Flounder Topped with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat with Imported Basmati Rice and Vegetable

 

    • Succulent 16 oz. King Cut Prime Rib Au Jus served with Potato

 

    • Full Rack of Fall-off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs with French Fries, Traditional Memphis Style BBQ, an American Classic

 

    • Jumbo Shrimp and Diver Scallops lightly dressed in Sun Dried Tomato Sauce served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresk Vegetable

 

    • Seared Sushi Grade Aki Tuna with a Teriyaki Glaze served with Imported Basmati Rice and Vegetable

 

    • Wild Salmon Oscar topped with Crabmeat and Asparagus finished in our Wood Fired Oven served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Grilled Chicken Sea Bass served with a Light Tomato Basil Sauce and Finished in Our Wood Fired Oven served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

    • Maryland Style Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Hollandaise served with Imported Basmati Rice and Fresh Vegetable

 

Pizza Party

$11.99

For Groups of 15 or more looking for a casual event option, we can provide an all-you-can-eat pizza party. The service will include unlimited pizza from our fresh wood-fired selection, salad, and soft drinks. Appetizers and desserts can be added to expand your event.


Employment Opportunities

Hardwood Cafe, a locally owned restaurant serving Butler for over 20 Years is a great place to work, have fun and make money. If you are looking for a position as a server, bartender, host, line cook or a number of other hourly positions, we may have just what you’re looking for!

Hardwood Cafe Employment Opportunities

  • Waitstaff
  • Line Cooks
  • Pantry/ Prep Cooks
  • Buss Person
  • Dishwasher
  • Bartenders
  • Management
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