A Little History

Built in 1925, our restaurant was once home to Issacher Polk Reese and his sizeable family. Reese was a successful Mennonite business man and founder of Lancaster’s historic Reese Padlock Company. He kept good company with F.W. Woolworth and was known for hosting grand dinner parties in this very house.

In addition to the large dining room, there was also a music room, a study, a family room and a tea room. The Judge’s Bench from the old Lancaster Courthouse is an addition from previous owner Obie Miller, who was actually “judged” and sentenced from the same bench for prohibition era rum-running in Lancaster city.

Just as the original owners did more that 80 years ago, we welcome you into our “home”. Our goal is to make your time here special and we thank you for the opportunity to serve you!