Bring the family together or celebrate friendship over a delicious meal. But, let someone else to do the cooking. These 10 family owned restaurants in Pennsylvania promise a welcoming atmosphere, eclectic menus, and a memorable experience that will keep you going back time and again.
1. Tatiana’s Restaurant – 615 East Main Street, Palmyra, PA 17078
Enjoy a home style meal at Tatiana's Restaurant, which specializes in American, Ukrainian, French, and Mediterranean food. The family owned restaurant features such scrumptious dishes as filet mignon asiago, Ukrainian goulash, homemade lasagna, and pecan crusted sea bass. Dine at Tatiana's Restaurant Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
2. Viggiano’s Italian Restaurant – 16 East 1st Avenue, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Start a new tradition when you dine at the family owned and run Viggiano's Italian Restaurant. Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB) to this charming restaurant that pays homage to the tradition of delicious Italian food such as grilled portobello mushrooms, bruschetta, country-style rigatoni, and lasagna. Visit Viggiano's Italian Restaurant Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
3. North 9th Street Restaurant – 348 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Treat yourself to a scrumptious homemade meal at North 9th Street Restaurant. BYOB to pair with one of the many dishes on the menu, such as fish and chips, chicken Alfredo, linguini marinara, pizza, and homemade chicken fingers.
Enjoy a quaint dining experience at North 9th Street Restaurant Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
4. Zarra’s Italian Restaurant – 3887 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Indulge in a taste of Southern Italy at Zarra's Restaurant. Peruse the generous menu that features such authentic Italian dishes as pasta marinara, Judy's homemade ricotta noodles, and Zarra's lasagna. Zarra's Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
5. Wert’s Café – 515 North 18th Street, Allentown, PA 18104
Experience a nearly 50 year tradition by dining at the charming Wert's Cafe. The family-owned restaurant promises a cozy, homelike atmosphere and a wide range of traditional dishes, including homemade French onion soup, homemade chili, pretzel burgers, traditional burgers, veggie burgers, salads, and New York Strip Steak. Stop by Wert's Cafe Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
6. Clifford’s Restaurant – 514 Upper Harmony Road, Evans City, PA 16033
Journey to the French countryside without leaving Pennsylvania when you dine at Clifford's Restaurant. The charming restaurant offers such nightly features as whole boneless trout, fresh salmon, and grilled pork loin chops. Cap off your meal with one of the scrumptious desserts - cheesecake, creme brulee, or chocolate mousse. Reserve your table at Clifford's Restaurant Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
7. Gabriella Italian Ristorante – 3907 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109
Order authentic Italian cuisine at Gabriella Italian Ristorante, a Harrisburg tradition for 20 years. Browse the generous menu that features such authentic dishes as manicotti, cheese ravioli, eggplant Parmesan, and veal Oscar. Side dishes include meatballs, garlic bread, steamed vegetables, and penne vodka pink. Gabriella Italian Ristorante welcomes guests daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
8. Pine Grill Restaurant – 800 North Center Avenue, Somerset, PA 15501
Join generations of Pennsylvanians who have dined at Pine Grill Restaurant since 1941. Sit back and relax as you enjoy such entrees as crab cakes, ribeye steak, chicken breast, burgers, pierogies, and seafood scampi. Pine Grill Restaurant welcomes diners Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9. Mason Dixon Family Restaurant – 3 Old Farm Lane, Shrewsbury, PA 17361
Start your day off right at cozy Mason Dixon Family Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant features an expansive menu of famous broasted chicken, roasted turkey, roasted beef, meatloaf, spaghetti, and broiled New York Strip Steak. Mason Dixon Family Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
10. Seasons on Main – 10 West Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Embrace a fresh fine dining experience at Seasons on Main. The elegant family owned restaurant, which is BYOB, offers such entrees as roasted Alaskan halibut filet, grilled aged filet mignon, New York strip steak, and pan seared wild northwest salmon. Visit Seasons on Main Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.