12 June, 2020
June 13th, 2020 – The oldest Restaurants in the Country….
Welcome to this edition of Out With Joe from the Cantiani Insurance Group studios and brought to by Nothing Bundt Cakes in White City Plaza in Shrewsbury.. , I’m Joe Mangiacotti… this week with the news of so many eateries that will not make it back from the pandemic.. I thought we’d talk a little about those that have endured time.. the oldest restaurants in the country..
Every restaurant has a story, especially when said restaurant is older than the United States of America.
For example, The ’76 House in Tappan, New York, was the site of key moments during the Revolutionary War.
The Buckhorn Exchange in Denver, Colorado, has a unique style with taxidermied animals covering most of the dining room’s walls.
While the US is nowhere near as old as many other countries in the world, there’s still plenty of history to be found, especially when it comes to food.
From inns and taverns that have been around since the Revolutionary War to restaurants that were prominent watering holes in the days of the Wild West, every state has a unique story regarding its oldest restaurant.
As restaurants nationwide are required to shift their business practices as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important now than ever before to support these delicious American landmarks.
For example, Massachusetts is filled with early American history, and the Warren Tavern in Charlestown is no exception. The restaurant has been in operation since 1780, and the historic presence remains strong.
Even the menu has a historic flair, including a burger called the “Sons of Liberty Burger.”
And our neighbors to the north enjoy some fantastic vintage eateries.. in Maine The Palace Diner in Biddeford, Maine, may be small, although it is entirely worth the cramped quarters. The restaurant, housed in an old train dining car, has been operating since 1927. Today, visitors flock to the unique restaurant for classic diner breakfast specialties in a vintage atmosphere.
And in New Hampshire, The Hancock Inn is a bed and breakfast with classic New England charm. The historic inn has been open since 1789. The inn’s restaurant, The Fox Tavern, serves classic dishes with a gourmet twist, like slow-cooked grits with mussels… next door in Vermont, the Ye Olde Tavern in Manchester, Vermont, has a lengthy history, dating back to 1790. The historic restaurant is perfect for a cozy meal any time of year, and specializes in New England cuisine like lobster bisque and traditional pot roast.
And to our south… our little buddy Rhode Island.. it would be The White Horse Tavern is not only the oldest restaurant in Rhode Island, it is also one of the oldest in the entire country. Dating all the way back to 1673, the historic restaurant, housed in a red barn, is filled with history. The restaurant also stays true to its roots, maintaining a menu that focuses on local products like honey, cheese, and seafood.
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