Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA

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2005/07/31 01:15:38 (permalink)

Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA

While travelling through southeast PA in April of 2005 we attempted to visit the Akron Restaurant as described in the 2002 edition of "Roadfood". We are sad to report it is closed for business. Although their sign is still up, the building is empty and available for lease. Anyone know why they closed?
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    Oneiron339
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2005/08/01 07:41:49 (permalink)
    I reported this in a Roadfood thread quite some time ago. The owners retired after many years and thus far haven't found any new proprietors.
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2007/07/09 17:32:44 (permalink)
    I am happy to report that the Akron restaurant has now reopened.

    The decor is unchanged. The menu is greatly expanded. It is now owned by the Mountis Company, which operates both the Neptune diner by the Amtrack Station in Lancaster and the Conestoga Inn on route 462 just east of Lancaster. Both are well regarded diners.

    The new menu is pretty much a typical mid-atlantic greek diner menu, including the usual greek specialties.

    Importantly, however, they appear to have kept the old Pa dutch menu offerings- including ham loaf, corn pie, beef and chicken pot pies and chicken corn soup offered daily.

    I've now eaten there twice and can attest that both the chicken corn soup and ham loaf are excellant. I've also had the shepards pie which was quite good. The only sub-par item was my wife's cheesesteak (but I've seldom found diners to make a really good cheesesteak).

    Service both times has been quite slow, which is perhaps understandable for a new operation with all new waitresses.

    The one gimmick, which I could do without is their french toast. They feature 26 kinds of french toast (which none of us tried). Instead of rolls or bread they serve a basket of regular french toast strips for the table. This was average, and I think all of us would have prefered the option of dinner rolls.

    All in all though, a welcome addition to Lancaster countys diminishing number of non-buffet Pennsylvania Dutch restaurants.

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    Oneiron339
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2007/07/10 07:09:28 (permalink)
    I was visiting Lancaster this past weekend and was surprised to see the Akron open again. We didn't dine there as we were on our way to a picnic, but will check it out on subsequent visits.
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2007/07/10 08:14:25 (permalink)
    Even if it is under new (corporate) ownership, this is good news. If anyone makes it to eat here, please report back and let us know how it was. I am thinking of heading that way later this month and most likely will want to stop in.
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2007/07/11 10:47:37 (permalink)
    I wonder how their shoofly pie is. I remember Jane and Michael's Goodfood description of being disappointed with it, and when I tried it myself many years ago, felt the same way. Hopefully that's changed with new owners.
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2007/07/11 16:39:18 (permalink)
    Frankly, I was never impressed with any of the old Akron restaurant's baked goods- it was not their strong suit.

    The new owners reputation for baked goods is good- I've had apple pie at their Conestoga inn and my parents who eat breakfast there often, rave about Conestoga Inn's cookies.
    The only feedback on Akron restaurants baked goods that I've had is from my father who bought a half dozen sugar cookies when we ate there Sunday. He believes its the same recipie as Conestoga, and found them very good.
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2007/08/01 22:26:23 (permalink)
    brookquarry, did you hear they also bought Mosby's Bar in Mount Joy?
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2007/08/02 07:16:43 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Cowboy Bob in PA

    brookquarry, did you hear they also bought Mosby's Bar in Mount Joy?

    Any of you remember the Washingto House in Mt. Joy? They used to have the best hamburgers and cold draft Michelob. It was closed several years ago - but I wanted to see if anyone remembered.
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2008/07/30 15:29:35 (permalink)
    I may be in the area in a few weekends and I was wondering if anyone has been to the Akron Restaurant lately?
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2008/07/30 16:11:14 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by buffetbuster

    I may be in the area in a few weekends and I was wondering if anyone has been to the Akron Restaurant lately?

    It has reopened - don't know the ownership status - but we were just there over the Fourth when we discovered that it was open. We had other plans so we never made it to try it out.
    As mentioned in an earlier post. Cliff get on the ball.
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2008/08/07 08:48:47 (permalink)
    Oneiron339-
    I was hoping someone had eaten there recently and could tell me if it was worth stopping in or not. The reports so far have been mixed. But, it doesn't look like I will have time to visit the place this weekend.
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    RE: Akron Restaurant, Akron, PA 2008/08/07 16:02:58 (permalink)
    Originally posted by buffetbuster

    Oneiron339-
    I was hoping someone had eaten there recently and could tell me if it was worth stopping in or not. The reports so far have been mixed. But, it doesn't look like I will have time to visit the place this weekend.

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    I'll try to coax some of my local relatives to give it a try.
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