Best Places to Eat in the Huntingdon Area
You don’t have to hunt around for too long to find tasty food in the Huntingdon area. Rich in delicious delights, the town offers many restaurants that should be on any Pennsylvania native’s bucket list.
So, if you love food, say no more. Just approach the following list with safety and caution because once you discover these hidden gems, you can’t un-know them.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Edgewater Inn & Riverside Grill
7653 Edgewater Acres Rd., Alexandria; www.edgewaterinnandriversidegrill.com; 814-669-4144
Take the edge off at the Edgewater Inn & Riverside Grill! Sarah Beamer, the owner of this cozy and homey inn, welcomes all to the inn’s fifth season of business. “Each year in the restaurant, we like to revamp our menu (and) add new options that we think our customers will really enjoy,” Beamer said. “Some of our specialties are our smoked wings that we serve on Thursday nights, and new to 2019 will be our smoked beef brisket.” Up until now, the inn had only served the brisket as a special from time to time, but the customers’ love for the dish has brought it to the regular menu. “We also always revamp our bar menus each year to introduce new cocktails. One of this year's new cocktails will be the Edgewater Mule, our own twist on a Moscow Mule,” she said.
And if this exciting news wasn’t enough, every week at this grill is worth the hype — and not just because they serve the best lobster bisque you’ll ever have. Wednesdays offer in-house smoked ribs with homemade coleslaw and cornbread, Thursdays are all about smoked wings, and Fridays include hand-beer battered haddock with homemade macaroni and cheese and stewed tomatoes. The weekends present an ever-changing but always exciting "Chef Special.” For anyone who can’t decide what to order, Beamer suggests the clams casino appetizer, the chicken piccata entrée and the peach melba foster for dessert. “It's our own rendition of a bananas foster but with sliced peaches, French vanilla ice cream and a sweet raspberry sauce drizzle,” she said. In a location where bald eagles and blue herons wander, clearly so will your taste buds!
312 Penn St., Huntingdon; www.mimisrestaurant.net; 814-643-7200
In the market for upscale dining? For diverse selections of wines and cocktails — including 35 different martinis? For a restaurant that caters to all palettes? You heard it here: whether it be yummy pastas like the Cajun fettuccine or the spinach ravioli, the plethora of salads like the Cranberry Apple salad or Hearts of the Palm, the “Philly” style cheesesteak sandwich or the grilled salmon burger, you can count on Mimi’s to satisfy the dreams of your appetite. Be sure to check out their colossal number of appetizers, too, like the mushroom ravioli, coconut battered shrimp or the classic artichoke and spinach dip. You can’t go wrong here!
Standing Stone Coffee Company
1229 Mifflin St., Huntingdon; www.standingstonecoffeecompany.com; 814-643-4545
“Connecting people through an excellent cup of coffee” — what a motto! Standing Stone Coffee offers great food and service. This coffee shop is everything you’re looking for: cute, cozy and comforting. Order any coffee (roasted on sight), take a seat under the warm lights, browse the local art on the walls and enjoy an evening with family, friends or a good book! This shop is also known for its many community events including Team Trivia Night, classic movie nights, open mic nights and Huntingdon Art Walks all about intermingling live music with hands-on art projects. There is nothing like having a hug in a mug in a shop that celebrates all things good in the world.
410 Penn St., Huntingdon; 814-643-5013
Dig into good food at this old-timey café, where a bicycle hangs off the ceiling. Take in the dim lights, the fun signs and plants as well as the beautiful stained glass at the bar while ordering some delicious goods. Try the specialty sandwiches like the open-faced veggie melt, the Bleu Cheese delight, the grilled garden burger or the crabcake sandwich. If you happen to be more of a burger fan, don’t fret. This menu also offers plain, cheese, bacon cheese, mushroom Swiss and Cajun on an English muffin with cheddar and onion burgers and your choice of toppings! The soups offered at Boxers are all homemade, and there are vegan options a-plenty. At Boxer’s, this boxing match is yours for the win!
William Penn Hwy, Huntingdon; www.topsdiner.net; 814-643-4169
There’s nothing like finding a diner that feels like a home away from home. Well, Top’s Diner aims to please with its top-quality service and food that might just beat the recipes of your childhood. Comfort food never looked so good; try this diner’s chili, curly fries, breaded mushrooms, cheeseburger subs, grilled cheese, peppersteaks, signature wraps, Texan club melts, hot sandwiches, cheese steaks — you could run out of breath reading the extensive menu options! If you’re feeling extra hungry, go for the Roast Beef with stuffing, the country fried steak, the chicken and waffles or maybe even the chicken and broccoli alfredo bread bowl. Bon appétit!
Doan’s Bones Barbecue
3507 McAlevys Fort Rd., Petersburg; www.doansbones.com; 814-667-3670
Oh boy, we’re bad to the Doan’s Bones because it’s just so good! Picture your favorite barbeque foods and Doan’s Bones Barbecue has it. Try the burnt end fries and the smokehouse burger. Or maybe even the mozzarella sticks and the pulled pork barbeque sandwich. Wait, but what about the crowd-favorite Rothrock burger — a mouthwatering treat topped with crispy bacon, melted cheddar and Doan’s specialty BBQ sauce? Yet, you could always opt for the East Branch brisket, the juicy chicken tenders, or even the buffalo chicken nachos. Maybe you could even go for Gram’s ultimate BLT. Uh, it’s too hard to pick!