The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's Groupon employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian-American fare at Middle Road Inn in Glenshaw.
Middle Road Inn presents a comforting repast of Italian-American fare served in a historic inn. The menu starts off with a chorus of salads and starters, bellowing their deliciousness to the rafters, while shredded pot roast sandwiches evoke the cozy plastic-covered sofas of youth ($6.50). Overzealous mandibles can gnash into veal parmesan ($11.95) or linguini alla pollo ($11.95) as grilled tuna steak ($13.95) spark memories of beachy breezes, ocean waves, and seagulls selling used watches.
The cozy dining room warms patrons with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, while on summer evenings guests can sip a draft beer or glass of wine on the outdoor deck. A kids' meal invigorates the restaurant with youthful vim, and a hopping bar scene extends open arms to of-age patrons after dinner hours. Middle Road Inn entertains crowds with darts, a pool table, a big-screen television, and a jukebox that, like 2,000 Vanilla Ices, has a catalogue of more than 22,000 songs.
Middle Road Inn
When you step into Middle Road Inn, you can feel a homey, welcoming atmosphere lingering in the air from its history as both a family home and hotel. The 19th-century building was originally Andre's Silver Star Hotel, a place where people traveling by coach or steam-powered Segway to Pittsburgh would stop for a pub meal and lodging. Along the way, a new dining room, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, a deck for alfresco dining, and a game room were added to transform the space into a restaurant.
Photographs of the inn's early days hang on the walls, joining the hardwood ceilings in creating a nostalgic and inviting atmosphere. The food is no less comforting: a handmade pizza or a shredded-pot-roast sandwich covered in homemade gravy pair well with occasional live music. After the meal, guests can head to the game room for video games, pool, or darts and practice their Victorian quadrille moves on the dance floor.
1822 Middle Rd.
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania 15116Get Directions