Why You Will Want to Stop at Out of the Fire Cafe

You can’t explore a new place on an empty belly. If it’s your first time in Pennsylvania, experience the delicious flavors of our state’s authentic cuisine. You can discover the gorgeous landscapes of the Laurel Highlands and stop at Out of the Fire Cafe in Donegal. This restaurant is by far one of the best in the region, and when you taste some of their specialties, you’ll understand why. Read on to learn more about the New American cuisine at Out of the Fire Cafe and start planning your trip to the rolling hills of Pennsylvania today!

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3 Reasons That Make Out of the Fire Cafe One of the Best in Town


History of Out of the Fire Cafe

The story of Out of the Fire Cafe dates back to 1974, when owner Jeff Fryer had his first taste of the delicious smoked salmon in Vancouver, Canada. It didn’t take him long to come up with his own smoking process, and it’s this inventive technique that he based the cafe off of! Out of the Fire opened in 2007 and has since brought a variety of yummy flavors to Donegal and beyond.


What’s on the Menu?

Smoked salmon is the specialty of the house, but it’s not all that is served! You can enjoy fresh, hand-cut seafood and steaks as well as a daily menu based on local products. Out of the Fire Cafe is also part of Slow Food USA, a non-profit organization promoting relationships and partnerships between local vendors and producers. “Think globally, act locally” is not only an expression here, but a lifestyle!

Out of the Fire Cafe’s menus change regularly to ensure the freshness and quality of each meal. Popular options include Thai pork belly with deviled eggs, the house-smoked salmon platter, house-made pastrami reuben, roasted wild sea scallops, and mesquite smoked picanha. If you’re visiting for lunch, Jeff’s special sandwich is a must. It’s made with hickory smoked chicken, sauteed portobello mushrooms, and fresh mozzarella on toasted ciabatta bread.

Tip: Out of the Fire Cafe is BYO, so don’t forget to pick up your favorite beverage!


Events and Happenings

The food isn’t the only thing that makes Out of the Fire Cafe such a great place. A series of events are also held regularly, including live music performances. You can eat your favorite entree while listening to talented local musicians. It’s perfect for a laid-back happy-hour with friends and family! Go to their events page to keep track of the lineup and get ready for an awesome night.


Plan Your Stay at Oak Lodge!

Cabin view of the bed wood - Short Trips From PittsburghAfter treating your tummy to delicious food at the Out of the Fire Cafe, come home to a comfortable room at Oak Lodge! Our B&B is ideal for a relaxing escape or a romantic trip with your significant other. You can hit the road, escape your daily routine, and experience the peace and serenity of the Laurel Highlands!

Browse our gorgeous accommodations and pick your favorite! Our cabins are a great place to reconnect with nature and spend much-needed alone time with your better half. Take a hot shower in your private bathroom, cozy up by the fireplace with a glass of wine, and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of night owls outside your window. Wake up the next day feeling as refreshed as ever and join us in the main lodge where a delicious homemade breakfast awaits you!

Book your stay today at Oak Lodge! We look forward to making your dream vacation a reality.