The two-story Victorian that holds Miss Addie’s Cafe and Pub has plied visitors with victuals since its inception as a soda fountain and drugstore in 1915. Carrying on the tradition of hospitality started by the druggist and his wife, the eponymous Addie, today’s owners welcome guests with an extensive menu of hearty pub fare. Plated pasta, beef, and seafood entrees adorn white linen tablecloths inside a sunlit dining room, and dark wood wine racks and a brick fireplace imbue a second space with an English pub atmosphere. Private parties mix and mingle amid the upstairs dining room’s rose-colored walls and bookcases. Patrons can also bring Miss Addie’s homestyle cooking home in the form of a cookbook, bottle of salad dressing, or realistic wax effigy of the head chef.
Paul's Diner unleashes a wide array of hearty, old-fashioned meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Patrons can partake in an all-day breakfast menu, which boasts egg, sausage, bacon, and ham sandwiches kept as warm as a good guess between giant biscuits or thick toast ($3.50). During lunchtime hours, the kitchen issues forth the Indian taco ($8), a mélange of taco meat, pinto beans, and picante sauce drizzled over an Indian-fry-bread canvas. The diner's culinary wunderkinds press fresh burger patties by hand into four different sizes, before testing their structural integrity with heaving helpings of bacon and cheese ($5.75 for a half-pound) or chili with cheese ($5.75 for a half-pound). Paul's Diner offers a separate smoking room for its patrons, ensuring that nonsmokers can enjoy a plate of meatloaf ($8.50) without the Marlboro Man begging for scraps beneath their tables.
The first IHOP—the dream of founders Al and Jerry Lapin—opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, California, and was originally dubbed the International House of Pancakes. Since then, rapid expansion has led to myriad milestones across the company's colorful history, from introducing its modern IHOP acronym in 1973 to its 1,000th restaurant opening in Layton, Utah, in 2001. Today, the company stands strong with around 1,500 locations across North and Central America, each one an enthusiastic dispenser of pancakes, french toast, and tables constructed entirely out of bacon. Though IHOP is known as a bastion of breakfast, it also stays open during the day and into the evening, delivering lunch and dinner as well.
Boar’s Head meats and Amish cheeses bring deli cred to The Nut House’s pecan wood log cabin. Hot Mama’s customers customize sandwiches from a list of five meats, six cheeses, and eight spreads, with unusual options including tangerine habanero mustard and oven roasted garlic mayo. A full-sized chicken breast sandwich borrows a hot outfit from chipotle honey lime mustard before emerging on a plate beside potato salad and the dessert of the day ($7.49). Liquid lovers can elbow sandwiches out of the way for a cup of soup and half sandwich combo ($7.49), while those still full from yesterday’s full sandwich can opt for a lone half ($4.29). Hot Mama’s serves up made to order meat stacks Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Amish Cheese House culls cheeses, meats, and more from Amish communities in the local area, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to fill mouths and appease appetites. Titillate taste buds with a collection of more than 40 cheese varieties, such as american, habanero jalapeño, southwestern salsa, lacey swiss, and extra-sharp cheddar. Peruse a display case brimming with deli meats from local sources before picking up an enticing pound of liverwurst or using a sample of cajun turkey wrapped in a layer of lebanon bologna to convince a live bear to act as a living room rug for a day. Patrons can also choose from a selection of gift boxes and a collection of miscellaneous goods, including locally made jellies, old-fashioned candies, granola, pastas, coffee, and tea. Though prices vary as much as the ingredients used to make cheese-in-a-can, cheeses start at $3 for a small slice and can range up to more than $25 for larger portions, Meats range from $7 to $20 per pound, and sugar-free chocolates start at $10.
The Pink House's elegant 1902 building charms both traditionalist tea devotees and regular lunch-timers, serving a plethora of loose-leaf liquids next to an extensive menu of homemade soups and sandwiches. With more than 50 flavors to choose from, traditional tea savorers can enjoy a pot of their favorite tea variety while extending the pinky finger, entire arm, or pincers of their choosing. Tea is customarily used as a demure alternative to Wild Turkey for reconnecting with friends, calming the mind, and curing stymied conversation boxes. Munch on homemade scones from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and order a pot whenever you wish. Sandwiches made from freshly baked bread include the Summer Garden ($6.99), with layers of cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, and a crisis garden's worth of other vegetables. For dessert, chocolate radars will ecstatically short circuit when in close proximity to the shop's hot, gooey baked fudge ($3.89), decadently topped with a dollop of whipped cream.