In the state of Pennsylvania, there lies a small county called Snyder. At the southwestern edge of this county a small building stands proudly between the Bald Eagle and Shade mountains. Not even half a mile from the Snyder / Juniata county line, this building keeps watch over those who flock to the area. This building is aptly named “The county line restaurant”.
In 2011, the current owner (Curtis Lyter) purchased the building and the restaurant therein from his father. The food served there is more than just closely scrutinized. The dishes that come out of that kitchen are unique and a classification all there own. From burgers so large it almost requires a knife and fork, to amazing crab cakes that put Red Lobster to shame. County Line has proven itself to be almost two cuts above the rest.
Curtis prides himself on the principles that his father poured so much time and energy into. He does his best to adhere to 4 key rules. “Recipes as close to scratch as possible, more than adequate portions, variety, and high quality service”. Curtis seems to have caught on to something here…
Think about it like this; Who wants processed fast food over a real home cooked meal? Or what about standard portions that leave you wanting more, versus so much food one cannot finish it? This list goes on. Plus, the entire menu is reasonably priced. That is what sells it for me.
The county line restaurant deserves more than just a simple 5 star rating. This place deserves so much more recognition. Quality, quantity, and prompt service reign supreme in this kitchen. In my experience as an American, to find all three of those in the same place at the same time, is a rather rare occurrence. Also, to have it all at a price that will not empty my wallet, makes things even better. I will be returning to the county line restaurant soon, hungry for more. After all, Where else could you find over 40 sides and a mock lobster?