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Restaurants With Attention-grabbing Appeal

Nov 20, 2015 06:01AM ● By Erica Shames

Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub (1447 Daisy St., Clearfield) Nationally known as the home of the “World’s Largest Hamburger Challenges,” Denny’s started with a 2 lb. hamburger challenge with homemade buns baked in a coffee can. It has been featured on The Food Network, Travel Channel, and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Also features 46 types of wings and daily specials.

 Dodge City Steakhouse (1037 Paxton St., Harrisburg) features an updated western motif.  Owner Doug Krick dubs himself The Sherriff, and prides himself on serving fresh USDA choice western beef loins that he hand cuts. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great food and service.

Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar (332 Penn St., Reading) One of the first bars in America to serve free peanuts—since 1935. All-U-Can-Eat Specials include wings (Monday night), mussels over pasta (Tuesday night) and shrimp (Wednesday night). Everything is made to order, and you can even throw your peanut shells on the floor!


Wings-N-Things (1484 Ferndale Ave., Johnstown) Chicken wings done a thousand ways with a variety of hot sauces. The spiciest? “Nuclear Hell” reaches 6,000,000 Scoville units (a measurement of the spicy heat of chili peppers or other spicy foods). 

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