Do you consider yourself a foodie? Do you love to try the local cuisine when you travel to someplace new? Well, the Laurel Highlands won’t disappoint. The Neighboring town of Ligonier, for example, boasts many locally owned and operated eateries with unique flavors and exceptional flair. Do you want to know the best part? When you stay at Oak Lodge, you’ll be just minutes away from all our favorite Ligonier restaurants! From fine dining establishments to laid-back pubs, you’re sure to satisfy your culinary cravings.
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Get Your Palate Ready for These 8 Ligonier Restaurants
The Kitchen On Main
The Kitchen on Main is a charming place and a local favorite. The cozy atmosphere makes this the perfect setting for breakfast (although our pancakes here at Oak Lodge are better), lunch, or dinner. The menu is full of delicious treats like watermelon salad, grilled Spanish Octopus, pepper-crusted burger, Guinness Reuben, orange chive salmon burger, and scrumptious desserts! Their Key lime trifle is a must-try.
Ligonier Tavern and Table
The Ligonier Tavern and Table is a great farm-to-table option if you want to try local products. From freshly caught seafood and grass-fed beef to farm-fresh vegetables, you’ll know your meal is natural and prepared with the finest ingredients. You’ll love the Victorian house and first-floor patio area.
Are you looking for a brunch spot? Table 105 is one of the best in Ligonier. Experience the diverse flavors of the dishes here, including eggs benedict, variety of omelets, waffles, breakfast tacos, and steak & eggs. This wonderful restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner.
Myriam’s Table Cafe and Cheese Shop
Myriam’s Table is the type of intimate and incredibly delicious spot you cannot miss when you visit Ligonier. They offer a true farm-to-table experience with some of the most delicious dishes you’ve ever tried. Indulge in delicious savory crepes, freshly made pâté and tapenade, juicy sandwiches, and an array of Viennese and Italian pastries that are to die for! It’s like traveling to Europe without leaving the Laurel Highlands.
Fat Daddy’s Place
If you’re in the mood for a more laid-back, American restaurant, head over to Fat Daddy’s Place. Whether you’re craving a hot pizza, burgers, or a crisp salad, they have all the classics you need. It’s also a wonderful place for happy hour — make sure you try the cocktails!
Carol & Dave’s Roadhouse
Carol & Dave’s Roadhouse is a great option for gourmet food and a romantic date-night spot. They’re open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday breakfast. You’ll love the tantalizing menu full of original appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The strip steak is an all-time favorite of ours, but you can also try their surf and turf if you’re in the mood for seafood. They also have vegetarian options like crispy fried tofu, portobello mushroom wrap, salads, and more.
Rosalie Jioio’s Little Italy
Are you craving pizza but not from a chain? Head over to Rosalie Jioio’s Little Italy! You’ll feel as if you traveled to Rome as soon as you step through the door. Their famous pizza has been a local staple for more than 60 years. You have to taste their unique, old-world family recipe: a delicious, specialty crust baked in a traditional oven.
Keep your taste buds traveling and visit First Wok. This splendid restaurant feels like an enchanted forest with the string lights intertwined and decorative vines adorning the ceiling. Here, you’ll get to enjoy traditional Japanese and Thai dishes like sesame noodles, spring rolls, sushi, sweet chili chicken, and chili shrimp.
Once You’re Belly’s Full, Come Home to Oak Lodge!
Take your time enjoying your lunch or dinner at one of these great Ligonier restaurants, and when you’re ready, come home to your cozy room at Oak Lodge. Our splendid property is only 20 minutes away from Ligonier, and is a dream come true for those wishing to unwind in nature. Experience the beauty of the Laurel Highlands combined with high-end amenities and modern comfort. From spacious suites to intimate cottages, you’re sure to find the best accommodation for you and your loved ones.
Take a look at our cabin 6, for example. You’ll love the wooden decor, kitchenette, luxurious linens, and whirlpool tub. After a hot bath, you can snuggle by the gas fireplace with a glass of wine in hand, then dream the night away on the plush king bed. Wake up feeling refreshed in the morning and join us for a mouthwatering breakfast! We make delicious pancakes that go very well with our homemade maple syrup.