About the Tavern On The Square

tavern-signWe are a family owned restaurant located in the heart of Amish Country in Western Pennsylvania. The Tavern on the Square is located in a home that was built in 1849 by Seth Poppino. Seth was a doctor and teacher and founder of the Methodist church that still resides in New Wilmington today. The Poppino family were also Abolitionists and The Tavern was once a part of the Underground Railroad. Slaves were hidden in the home and taken to freedom via a tunnel that runs underneath the building.

Tavern Founder and Five Star Status

cora-durrastThe restaurant was opened in 1931 by Cora Durrast who oversaw the Tavern for 66 years. Cora was a former Westminster College student who saw the need to provide a place for parents to dine when they came to visit their college students. The restaurant became a huge success and was labeled a FIVE STAR restaurant by many travel and dining magazines. In time, both the Tavern and Cora became icons in the area.

A Favorite Destination in Amish Country

walk-ins-welcomeBeautifully restored, The Tavern is once again a must see destination. Susan and Joseph Hougelman continue the tradition of Cora’s famous homemade Sticky Buns, Hamloaf, Chicken and dumplings and many other delicious country dishes. Known for their amazing entrees and desserts, reasonable prices and outstanding service, The Tavern on the Square is a favorite restaurant by many diners far and wide. Beautiful Murals painted on the walls, hand stenciled floors, seven dining rooms, a gift shoppe and coming soon The Little Bakery on the Square which will feature homemade pies, cakes, pasteries, fudge and many other delightful baked goods!

If you’re looking to host a special function, The Tavern on the Square boasts five private dining rooms that can accomodate up to fifty guests. For more information, call 724-946-2020 and ask for the Tavern Event Planner.