Susquehanna Life's Winter 2020 Dining Guide
Most Unusual Places to Dine,
as Chosen by Our Readers
Casey Jones’ Restaurant at the Red Caboose Motel (312 Paradise Ln., Ronks) is a relic from another era—the Pennsylvania Railroad era, to be exact. In business since 1969, the restaurant is constructed of old train cars. Features include an all-day breakfast menu, with railroad-themed items like The Maine Central (stuffed French toast) and The Hungry Engineer (eggs, pancakes and the works). Lunch and dinner favorites include The Southern Rail (pulled pork over an Angus burger), chicken parmesan and shepherd’s pie.
Horse Inn (540 E. Fulton St., Lancaster) is—as its name suggest—an old horse stable. The space includes a bar from which, the story goes, the owners ran beer lines directly from a nearby brewery, through underground lines, during prohibition. The menu changes often and reflects seasonal items that hail from Lancaster farms. Highlights include Heirloom Grain Bowl, Shrimp & Grits and Farmer’s Salad.
Loxley’s at Heritage Hills (500 Centerville Rd., Lancaster) is known for a tree house dining experience. Located among the landscape of the Heritage Hotel, the natural environment is a relaxing place to dine. Favorite appetizers include Fried Local Cheese Curds, and notable entrees include Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Smoked BB& Baby Back Ribs and Seafood Linguini.
Treetops Restaurant (187 Evergreen Way, Acme), located just 15 miles from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, is constructed of three architectural wonders: Wright’s Donald C. Duncan House and two others by Peter Berndtson, a Wright apprentice. A farm-to-table menu changes seasonally, and includes favorites Vegetable Gnocchi, Chicken Avocado and Local Trout.