Restaurants that are really close to our cabins and that we patronize quite often are (listed in order of closeness to our cabins):
Trail’s End Restaurant – right across Fulmer Road from our cabins. There are several items that we just love on their menu. One is their homemade soups fresh from their kitchen. Another is the sandwich called the “Griller.” It is a hoagie and is to die for! It is what you would call an Italian Hoagie and comes to you hot off their grills. My husband and I especially love their steaks and grilled chicken breast meals. Lots to choose from on Trail’s End menu. You cannot go wrong when dining here. Full menu – from steak and seafood to burgers and wings and a kids’ menu. Website: https://trailsendcookforest.com where you can read up on their specials and hours of operation. Adult beverages available. Phone: 814-927-8400.
Forest Nook Restaurant – About ¼ mile from our cabins. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Great homemade food, from Italian to regular American food. Huge hamburgers, great crab cakes on Fridays, great Cobb Salad. Many homemade desserts to choose from. You will really enjoy yourself in this outdoor or indoor dining area. Adult beverages available. Website: www.theforestnook.com Phone: 814-927-5440.
Cook Forest Country Inn – About 2 miles from our cabins on Forest Road. Great home cooked food in this restaurant. Love the fish fry on Friday nights. Great homemade soups, hot turkey sandwiches. You don’t want to miss this restaurant while in the area. Enjoy an appetizer, wings or a full course home cooked meal while in town. Full bar available. Website: http://www.cookforestcountryinn.com/
Cooksburg Café – Approximately 3 miles from our cabins. On River Road, right beside the river. Great atmosphere viewing the river and scenery. Patio – outdoor dining. Fresh-cut fries, Angus burgers, wraps, salads plus hand-dipped Hershey’s Ice Cream cones, shakes and sundaes. Hosting Car Cruise Inns summertime. Phone: 814-744-8601. Check the website for details on hours of operation and dates for car cruises: http://cooksburgcafe.com/.
Gateway Lodge – Approximately 5 miles from our cabins. The menu offers a wide range of dishes, including cedar smoked salmon, pork chops, crab cakes, and pan roasted chicken. To finish off your meal, desserts include – sugar donuts, apple almond cake, Deb’s maple pecan pie, or winter spice cake. Sunday Brunch every Sunday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Online menu at https://gatewaylodge.com/dining/. Phone: 814-744-8017.
Sportsman’s Paradise – Approximately 5.5 miles from our cabins on Route 66, between Leeper and Vowinckel. From regular American food to Italian and Mexican food, this restaurant is tops. Have enjoyed turkey, chicken, Tacos, stuffed peppers and many other dinners at this fine restaurant. Find this restaurant on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/Sportsmans-Paradise. Phone: 814-744-8722.
Sawmill Restaurant – Approximately 9 miles from our cabins on the corner of Route 66 and 36. Featuring Soft Ice Cream and the home of the Sawdust Burger. Fresh baked goods, especially cinnamon rolls!! Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is excellent. Open year round. On FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sawmill-Restaurant or Phone: 814-744-8578.
Vince’s Tavern – About 10 miles from our cabins on Rt 66, south of Leeper. Sports – Spirits – Casual Dining. Great food and atmosphere. Open year round. Website: www.vincestavern.com. Phone: 814-744-9960.
Knotty Pines – about 6 miles from our cabins on Rt 36. Open all year, 7 days a week. Dining plus cocktails, beer, wine. Patio seating available in summer. Pavilion and private bar Web site: http://knottypines.cookforest.com/. Phone: 814-744-8780.