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Pennsylvania Eateries

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Dutch Pantry
DuBois, PA
The first Dutch Pantry restaurant opened in 1945 near Selingsgrove, PA. The chain expanded in the 1950s and 1960s with other locations in PA and FL. At its peak in 1983, there were 52 restaurants in 12 states. There are only two other locations known to still be in operation: Clearfield, PA (below) and Williamstown, WV. Many of the other buildings have been adapted for other restaurants. For more, see this website. [map]

Dutch Pantry
Clearfield, PA
This Dutch Pantry opened in 1973. It was the 25th location built. For more, see this website. [map]

A former location in Danville, PA now houses Mom's Country Kitchen.

Pat's King of Steaks
Philadelphia, PA
Geno's Steaks
Philadelphia, PA
Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks compete with each other on opposing corners. Pat's has been around since 1930 and gets credit for inventing the Philly cheese steak which is thinly sliced steak and onions on Italian bread, topped with liquid cheese. For more about Pat's, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Geno's Steaks opened in 1966, right across the street from Pat's. It has its loyal followers as well. For more about Geno's, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

For more about Philadelphia's cheese steaks, see this website.

More Pennsylvania Restaurants:
White Horse Grill (Berwick)
former Red Barn (Bradford)
Effie's Charcoal Chef (Reading)

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