Results for - Oldest Restaurant in Every State (Part Four)
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I realize dining out might not be on your mind as restaurants nationwide are required to shift their business practices as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 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.
1. KANSAS: Hays House 1857, Council Grove - Hays House was founded by explorer Daniel Boone's great-grandson, Seth Hays, in 1857. From then on, the establishment was a popular restaurant as well as a trading post for the local area. Customers today will still get a historic feel when they walk through the doors. Some of their classic menu items include skillet fried chicken and cranberry-strawberry pie. Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
2. KENTUCKY: The Old Talbott Tavern, Bardstown - The Old Talbott Tavern has offered food and shelter to travelers since the late 1700s (it was built in 1779). It was particularly popular among people traveling west by stagecoach — even pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone stopped at the tavern during his travels. Plus, the tavern is also reportedly haunted, giving ghost hunters a thrill (and a place to refuel). Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
3. LOUISIANA: Antoine's Restaurant, New Orleans - Antoine's Restaurant opened in 1840, and it has evolved into one of New Orleans' hottest brunch spots. In addition to specials like eggs Benedict and a crab meat omelette, the historic restaurant provides a luxurious atmosphere perfect for anyone looking to explore the Big Easy. Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
4. MAINE: The Palace Diner, Biddeford - 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. Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
5. MARYLAND: Old South Mountain Inn, Boonsboro - The Old South Mountain Inn, founded as early as 1732, is the perfect place to eat after visiting the historic sites of the Antietam Battlefield and Washington Monument State Park. Plus, you can't visit Maryland without enjoying classic seafood dishes like crab cakes and lobster bisque. Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
09/23/2020 Food & Drink