Results for - Oldest Restaurant in Every State (Part Seven)
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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. NEW MEXICO: El Farol, Santa Fe - This historic restaurant and bar in Santa Fe, New Mexico, dates back to 1835. Today, El Farol specializes in tapas, steaks, and paella. Customers can even enjoy entertainment from musicians and Flamenco dancers. Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
2. NEW YORK: The '76 House, Tappan - The '76 House holds a special place in American history, since the restaurant bore witness to crucial moments of the Revolutionary War. According to the restaurant's website, the '76 House acted as a prison for Major John Andre, a spy who worked alongside the famous traitor Benedict Arnold, until he was executed. Today, customers enjoy the restaurant's historic feel alongside classic dishes, art, and live music. Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
3. NORTH CAROLINA: Carolina Coffee Shop, Chapel Hill - Located in the charming college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the Carolina Coffee Shop has been a local institution for almost 100 years. While it's labeled a coffee shop, the establishment also serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and even has a thriving bar scene. Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
4. NORTH DAKOTA: Peacock Alley, Bismarck - Peacock Alley is a classic American-style bar and grill dating back to 1933. Located in Bismarck, North Dakota, the restaurant opened in the historic Paterson Hotel just as Prohibition ended in the US. Peacock Alley is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
5. OHIO: The Golden Lamb, Lebanon - In addition to being the state's oldest restaurant, the Golden Lamb also holds the title of oldest hotel in Ohio. The establishment first opened in 1803, and has been in the same family since 1926. Its on-site restaurant is known for its signature turkey dinner as well as its hickory roasted prime rib. Have you ever dined at this restaurant?
09/26/2020 Food & Drink