The menu at Canale's Italian Cuisine?a family-owned restaurant more than 60 years old?reads like a well-loved scrapbook. Its notes describe the food and its history: "Homemade gnocchi prepared with Ma Canale's recipe from Morolo, Italy," or "Anna's [tomato sauce] recipe, prepared exactly as she taught us back in 1954." Given these personal touches, it's no surprise that the menu has a Family Favorites section that spotlights classic entrees. These include homemade fettuccine, rigatoni with shrimp, and of course, spaghetti with meatballs or Italian sausage ("Canale's most popular dish").
For meals at home, the kitchen prepares "parties to go"?packages of pizza or chicken wings. You can also find Canale's sauces, dressings, and frozen dinners at dozens of grocery and misguided shoe stores in the area.
The sticky, smoky, sweet flavor of barbecue coats your fingers and inflames your senses every time you dig into a pile of ribs or a juicy drumstick. The Guyle family specializes in those tantalizing flavors, packing them into the menu at Jimmie James BBQ. They sell pulled pork, ribs, and chicken, all drizzled in savory barbecue sauce and served with corn bread and baked beans. If you'd rather have your barbecue as a topping, try the Route 104 burger with barbecue sauce and bacon or a pizza with pulled pork. Barbecue isn't the only thing at Jimmie James BBQ, though. Enjoy a selection of pizzas, hot subs, and baskets full of pub-style fish and chips, chicken tenders, and clams.
The cooks at The Stagecoach Cafe plate up a full menu of classic diner fare for breakfast and lunch, then fry fish on Thursday and Friday evenings. Eggs, pancakes, and biscuits with gravy appease bellies in the morning, and a wide variety of burgers and grilled sandwiches can be worn as warm earmuffs at lunchtime. In addition to seafood selections, the dinner hour also boasts down-home entrees such as meatloaf, mac 'n' cheese, and New York strip steak.