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Sep 11, 2011 02:21 PM

Breezewood--any hope for a good dinner and breakfast?

Traveling through this week and am in desperate need of recommendations. Thanks

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  1. I've heard a few history-minded travellers recommend Jean Bonnet Tavern in nearby Bedford. Lunch and dinner only.

    Jean Bonnet Tavern
    6048 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford, PA 15522

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    1. re: Fibber McGee

      I was there about six months ago for a romantic, well-prepared dinner and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and decent (for the area) selection of beer. The dining area was beautifully restored. If I remember correctly, I enjoyed a corn and crab chowder and my dining partner had lobster ravioli in a cream sauce. Service was friendly although not prompt even though it was not that busy. Nothing outstandingly creative (understandable because of the area), but everything was very well executed.

    2. Green Harvest, also in Bedford, might work for breakfast.

      My inclination for answer to the question, actually in Breezewood, is "no". ;-) It's possible I'm missing something, but I sure can't think of anything.

      1. I agree with CrazyOne. When I first saw this post, I was going to give a one word answer, "no." Bedford is not that close, especially for breakfast if you want to return to your motel room. The last time we stayed in Breezewood (we used to travel across PA many times each year), we ate at a bar called Wildflowers. OK but not CH-worthy. If you are a militant non-smoker, be advised that smoking is permitted. For breakfast, Denny's Diner is the best of the lot. We used to stay at the Wiltshire Motel until Mr. and Mrs. Wilts retired. It was one of the better independent motels across PA. I used to joke with them that they could do more business if there were a restaurant in town. And, CrazyOne, thanks for the Green Harvest recommendation. We stayed overnight in Bedford in August and had breakfast at the Landmark - average, at best.

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        1. re: jfr

          If you're just passing through, which was the impression I have from the OP, it's not that far, though.

          The one time I stopped in Breezewood for breakfast was at Family House just off the turnpike. I would also say Denny's Diner is the best of the lot even though I have not been there.

          1. re: Fibber McGee

            Family House has been closed for a couple years anyway. Or at least it was last time I passed through. Admittedly, it has been some months.

            1. re: CrazyOne

              That does not surprise me. It was about a decade ago that we stopped. They sure did try to promote their bees wax product.

              I wonder where BGRose wound up going.

              1. re: Fibber McGee

                BTW, was just through there a week ago, the Family House was torn down and they've built a new Sheetz on that spot, not quite open yet. So the Sheetz will be moving over there.

                Family House Restaurant
                16417 Lincoln Hwy, Breezewood, PA 15533

                1. re: CrazyOne

                  That's an improvement AFAIC. Sheetz is a good place to stop and go for coffee for the traveller.

        2. I'm so glad that you asked this! I drive through Breezewood constantly on the way to work in D.C. and it's always a terrible disappointment... but I look out at the little towns along the Turnpike and think that there MUST be some good homestyle cooking out there somewhere. I've enjoyed Maggie's at the Bedford exit, but I'm pretty sure that it's closed now - it's still an organic farm, but no longer a restaurant out there or in Pittsburgh (used to be in Oakland).