You gotta eat, so why not eat in The Town Time Forgot? Friendly, fun, and fabulous, get refueled with a food experience that won’t be forgotten !
On the Sophisticated Side: The Inns
Your opportunity to dine like they did during the Grand Hotel Era. Dining at the Inns is not limited to their guests. We recommend reservations especially during the busy summer season and on holiday weekends. Children are welcome, but the clientele is mostly adult. If the kids are wiggly, see “Casual Options” below for a pleasant time for all of you.
Pro tip: Check the beach desk bulletin board for babysitters. EM teens are happy to oblige!
Check the links for sample menus. Visit their websites for updates and special events!
Creative seasonal fare with a relaxed attitude. Large screen TV inside to catch the game, a cozy fireplace, and big booths for intimacy. When the weather’s warm, pull up a chair on the patio. Outdoor heaters take the chill off, but bringing along a sweater isn’t ever a bad idea. You’re in the mountains after all!
29 Mary Avenue, off Rt. 42/Eagles Mere Avenue
The original edifice went to hotel heaven back in the 1980’s, but fortunately the Wash House and Servant’s Dormitory were preserved and now house the restaurant and guest rooms respectively. Elegantly appointed dining rooms create a relaxing environment after a full day of mountain activity. During the summer, opt to dine under the pines by the stone fireplace on the secluded patio.
180 Crestmont Drive, off Lakewood Dr. near the Outlet Pond
Casual Options in Town
Eagles Mere loves kids, so of course there’s places just right to take them. But you won’t mind treating yourselves, too!
The Beach Shop (For Members of the EMA and its guests)
A totally casual atmosphere where “no, shoes, no shirt, no service” is NOT a rule! The Beach Shop serves sandwiches, salads, non-alcoholic drinks and ice cream. Lunch time can get busy with all those hungry swimmers, so plan to be patient. We’re on Eagles Mere Time.
The Beach Shop also houses The T-Shirt Shop, selling customized Eagles Mere-related clothing and accessories. Hours vary.
Open daily 11 AM-5 PM late June until Labor Day. (Kitchen closes at 4.) Carry-out available.
Pennsylvania Avenue at The Beach end of The Lake
This little convenience store, an off-shoot of its “parent”, the Jolly Trolley in Dushore
, provides made-to-order sandwiches from its deli, daily soup and sandwich specials, and light breakfasts, plus your favorite bottled beverages and snacks. The cappuccino machine also serves up piping hot coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
Pick a seat indoors or out, grab the paper, and “set a spell.” Say “Hi” to Brittany and Kimberly for us while you’re there!
Open daily year-round 8 AM-4 PM. Kitchen closes at 3.
Located in the Village Complex between the Bookstore and Robin Real Estate.
Operating since the early 1900s, the vintage decor and friendly atmosphere of the Sweet Shop will call to mind a Norman Rockwell experience rarely found today. Choose to sit in the old booths, at vintage ice cream parlor tables, or pull up to the counter and chat with the staff.
In fine weather, enjoy the deck and wave to the passers-by. Delicious breakfast and lunch, baked goods, candy, and of course hand-dipped ice cream treats. Don’t mind Bruce the lab waiting out front. He’s a love-bug.
Daily Memorial Day through Labor Day & weekends until Columbus Day. Open for Breakfast and Lunch. Ice cream served day and evening.
1 Pennsylvania Avenue in the center of Town across from the Clock
Just Outside Town
The Barn Tavern
Come as you are to the place all the locals go. Dating back to 1933 (Leslie’s dad remembers it!), the Barn is the place for a cold one! And don’t let first-impressions fool you: this place cranks out great home-cooked meals. Not sure where to start? Get the 1/2 pound Barn Burger. You can’t go wrong.
Sit at the bar, or for a little privacy, there is a separate dining room behind the pool table, perfect if the kids come along. Enjoy the hand-painted mural that features notable landmarks, and take your pic with a couple of real (mounted) bears!
Open daily. Just a mile out of town on World’s End Rd.
“Off the Mountain”
We suppose, for reasons we can’t understand, that you might want to leave the mountain, so here’s a quick, in-exhaustive list, ordered sort of by distance from Eagles Mere, to give you a little guidance.
Muncy Valley: Bottom of the Hill
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner. Gift Shop. Tanning (!) Movie Rentals.
Laporte: The County Seat
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Large separate bar room. Fresh made desserts by the SCHS cheer coach’s daughter, a professional baker.
Named for the school mascot! Zach does the top-notch pizza. Mom bakes the delicious home-made desserts.
Lunch and dinner.
Wed-Friday 11-8 . Saturday 12-8
556 Main street,
Laporte, PA 18626
Deli fare and Cuban-inspired daily specials by Nelson’s beautiful daughter. Get the tacos!
Mon – Thur: 7=7
524 Main Street
Laporte, PA 18626
Sonestown: Home of Aaron Kelly, American Idol Finalist. And a Covered Bridge
Hundred-year-old Hotel and Restaurant. Large bar area and two dining rooms. Haven’t been in a while but if it’s still there, get your pic taken in the giant lawn chair.
70 Main street, Muncy Valley
Sonestown, Pennsylvania 17758
Dushore: Home of the Stoplight
Home-baked muffins, donuts, breakfast sandwiches, donuts, coffee, and donuts. Also donuts.
Tuesday thru Saturday 5AM -1PM
11026 Route 220
Subs, Pizza, and Ice cream. Enjoy the picnic tables overlooking the creek. Be nice to the servers; they go to school with our daughter.
Monday – Saturday: 11:00-8:00
Closed Sunday in winter
132 Main St
Dushore, PA 18614
Breakfast and lunch in a bright, friendly atmosphere. Try to count all the cookie jars in Pam’s collection.
Daily 5 AM -3PM Sunday 7AM-11:45 AM Closed Tuesday
123 E Main St, Dushore, PA 18614
Phone: (570) 928-7228
Full-service bar and restaurant featuring American cuisine and a large wine list. Reservations recommended .
Monday-Saturday 5PM-Close. Closing time based on reservations. Call to confirm last call. Sunday Breakfast 8-11AM
Located in south wing of Hotel Harrington,
232 South German Street (Route 220),
570 928 8939
Authentic diner-style breakfast and lunch. And a train. And painted toilet seats. We’re not making this up.
8 AM – 5 PM
Hughesville: Home of the Spartans
Our favorite restaurant outside EM. Farm-to-table ingredients. Lunch plus breakfast all day. And P-I-E! Closed Monday.
21 S. Main St. Hughesville, PA 17737 570-584-5356
Breakfast, lunch, dinner plus ice cream and monthly shake specials. July is PEACH!!
1920 Rt. 405,
Muncy, PA 17756
Authentic bar scene, food, and live music. Family-friendly dining room.
5253 US Hwy 220
Hughesville, PA 17737
Lunch and dinner. Home-cooking with daily specials
Forksville: At the “End of the World”
So this guy and his family from Philly walk into a general store, and ….No, this isn’t a joke. They took it over, started slinging food and wound up winning Top 3 for Best Cheesesteak In PA! But that wasn’t enough for Big Mike. On Saturdays, he entertains as Saxdaddy “bringing Vegas to Forksville!” Seriously!
Open Daily for breakfast, lunch. Friday and Saturday for dinner, too. Reservations for Saturday Show strongly recommended. Hours vary with the season. Check their website above.
22 Bridge St.
Forksville, PA 18616
Not to be confused with the General Store, this great old place is south of town. It once housed a museum of sorts for Red Grange, “voted best college football player of all time by ESPN
” and Forksville’s hometown hero. (We miss it.) But it still serves up home cooking, all-you-can-eats, and seasonal specials. A dining room for the family and a full bar for the adults. Plus live music!
Lunch and dinner plus take-out.
Open Daily 11-8 and weekends til 9.
Okay, maybe no Michelin Stars, but quite a bit more than you’d expect! Hand-dipped ice cream and plenty of picnic -style food, much of it homemade. But believe it or not, they have specials on Friday which include a Surf and Turf Night. Yep!
Forksville, PA 18616
Hillsgrove: Another Covered Bridge!
Your logical next stop after dinner at High Knob Inn. 18 flavors of locally made ice cream served under the stars. Also free kittens.
On Rt. 87 South past High Knob Inn
Hillsgrove, PA 18619
A fav of the EM crowd, but also locals, especially on Wing Nite Tuesdays. Rustic with bar and separate family-friendly dining room. Bring quarters for the arcade games cuz they have Big Buck Hunter among others. (Makes sense when you see all the mounted trophies.) And no visit is complete without taking your pic out front. You’ll see….
Open Daily for lunch and dinner 11 AM to 9 PM
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