It was more than half a century ago that Kerry Steed's grandparents served the first slice at Generations Pizzeria. Today, Kerry continues the family legacy, doling out specialty pies, freshly made subs, and buttery garlic bread sticks to diners that pass through the bright pizzeria's door. The chefs toss their traditional and gluten-free crusts with gourmet ingredients such as fresh banana peppers, crispy bacon, and premium sausage. Awaiting pies and burgers in the dining room is a leisurely experience, with customers sitting in cushy booths, sipping frosty beers, and watching the game on glimmering flat-screen TVs.
Perkins began as a single humble Ohio pancake house in 1958. More than 50 years––and 440 national locations––later, each Perkins restaurant stays true to its roots by keeping those signature buttermilk pancakes the focal point of a 90-plus-item menu. Cooks layer the popular flapjacks in stacks of two, three, or even five and make the fluffy towers all the more tempting with toppings such as glazed strawberries, whipped cream, or flavored syrups. Breakfast favorites—including hearty omelets and country benedicts—are served all day, meaning kids and adults can order short stacks to accompany their jumbo-shrimp or steak dinner, instead of smuggling them in under a stovepipe hat. Unlike most other chain restaurants, Perkins also features in-store bakeries that churn out the shop's real fruit and cream pies, muffins, and chocolate-chip cookies.
Taste of India’s kitchen is well-stocked with bottles of cinnamon, coriander, ginger, fennel seeds, and garam masala. These traditional Indian spices flavor the eatery’s many meat and veggie dishes, from chicken tucked into a bowl of basmati rice to marinated pieces of lamb cooked in a clay oven. Each already-large portion is supersized during lunchtime, when the buffet offers diners a bottomless supply of curries and tandoori-cooked proteins.
Tucked inside the clubhouse at Shaker Run Golf Club, Palmer’s Place refuels patrons before and after rounds of golf. The menu features Montgomery Inn meats slathered in the company’s famous barbecue sauce. The chefs also grill burgers and whip up smaller bites that include potato skins and bowls or goblets of housemade chili.