We live seven miles from the nearest town, grocery store, gas station, or restaurant. I dislike cooking, so my husband and I eat at least one meal out every day or two. As retirees, if we eat a late breakfast, we can make it a brunch and skip lunch. We eat breakfast out about twice per week, and here are the best places we’ve found to go within 25 miles of our home in Bradford County, PA.
Bishop’s Restaurant, Ulster, PA – Bishop’s is located on busy Route 220. It serves a buffet breakfast on Saturdays, which is popular and reasonably priced. Their sausage gravy over biscuit is excellent, neither too bland nor too spicy. Coffee service is slower than the other locations, but the buffet also includes juice.
Harkness Family Restaurant, Towanda, PA – We love the large pancakes at this family restaurant on S. Main Street. They also have better than average toast and great omelets. The service at this family restaurant is prompt, and our coffee cups stay filled.
Ram Zone, Wyalusing, PA – The sports memorabilia and decor at this US Route 6 Sports Bar and Restaurant is starting to fade, but the food is the best in Wyalusing. The coffee is served continuously and the waitress never forgets my husband’s milk, served with his meal. I think the ham is the top rate item at this location. There are many large screen televisions in this restaurant, so we can watch the news as we eat. We come away with the lowest bill at this wonderful small town establishment.
Beeman’s Restaurant, Sayre, PA – The clean country decor of this family restaurant on Elmira Street in Athens/Sayre is the finest of all of our restaurant choices. Their home fries and toast are exceptional, and the overall quality of this restaurant would make it my everyday first choice, if it wasn’t 25 miles from my home.
Pifer’s Diner, Wysox, PA – Pifer’s is an old-style diner located near the intersection of Rte 187 south and US Route 6. It features large windows which look out onto the intersection and the busy highway. Everyone passing and everything that happens is visible from this location. It is the place to go if we want local information on the day’s events. We don’t need to read a newspaper or watch TV, the news is spread verbally by the locals. Since the fire company and ambulance garage are right down the street, this restaurant is on the corner that sees all the action. Pifer’s is wonderful for cold winter and cool weather breakfasts since the windows let in a lot of sun. The breakfasts are well portioned, well made and reasonably priced.
We like to switch our patronage around to support all of our favorite breakfast destinations. We go in the direction our mood takes us, or choose based on other business that we must conduct that day. All in all, we find no shortage of good, home cooked food in Bradford County, PA!