|Vintage postcard courtesy of CardCow.com; photo by Frank Leslie|
The back of the vintage postcard above reads, "On U. S. Route 20, a mile East of Elyria, featuring Early American Atmosphere and serving the finest Beef, Chicken and Ham from our open buffet. Steaks broiled over the Open Hearth. Party facilities available."
Another vintage postcard (also courtesy of CardCow.com) shows another view of the exterior, as well as a little of the inside. It sure looked like a great place.
Unfortunately, there's not a lot of information out there about it.
I found an image of one of their placemats online, and it features the restaurant's town crier advertising mascot.
The mascot was also featured in telephone book ads. Here's the 1961 ad that appeared in the Elyria phone book.
The popular Tudy's chain of restaurants had an outlet at that same location in the late 1970s.
Anyway, today the restaurant's building is sadly gone. Either a used car dealership or a car wash seems to be on the property today, according to various online sources. If anyone knows for sure, let me know. ( I rarely make it out to N. Ridgeville!)