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Restaurants near Falling Water, Mill Run, Laurel Highlands

KatieMc Apr 10, 2013 06:32 PM

My husband and I are making a trip to see Frank Lloyd Wright's houses in the area. Does anyone have any restaurant recommendations in the area? Usual sources aren't turning up much of anything.
thanks in advance,

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    sr44 Apr 10, 2013 07:24 PM

    I was in the area for the same reason a couple of years ago.

    http://www.caileighs.com/ was the better of the 2 dinners we had. The other was the single worst meal I've ever had. It was an Italian restaurant in downtown Uniontown, and I'm repressing the name. If you see an Olive Garden, it would be far preferable. There is a good cafe at Fallingwater, but, if I remember correctly, only ice cream at Kentuck Knob.

    There have been a number of inquiries for good food in the area, so if you find something good, please share. You may find interesting possibilities in West Virginia, which is very close.

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      KatieMc Apr 11, 2013 04:45 AM

      Thanks very much. I'd seen this and wasn't sure from their website. Looks like we might hire a cottage as we can't seem to find a good inn/hotel nearby. Did you have a good place to stay?
      Thanks again,

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        sr44 Apr 11, 2013 08:22 AM

        I think it was the Holiday Inn in Uniontown. Not remarkable.

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          KatieMc Apr 11, 2013 10:01 AM

          Thanks again. "Holiday Inn, not remarkable" a marketing director's nightmare of a
          Soundbite. But have stayed in them too - clean, comfortable and reliable. Thanks.

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      jfr Apr 11, 2013 07:19 AM

      We have stayed in the area several times over the past eight years, the last time being in 2011. The Stone House was the best restaurant early on. Our favorite motel is the National Trail Motel in Markleysburg, just east of Farmington. It is an updated, well-kept 1940s motel with hummingbirds visiting in the morning. For dinner in 2011, there were occasional thunderstorms, so we only went as far as Nemacolin Woodlands rather than to try the Stone House again and had a nice casual meal in its tavern. On an earlier trip, we did eat at an Italian restaurant in Uniontown -- average to pretty good. Sorry to hear it is now terrible.

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        sr44 Apr 11, 2013 08:23 AM

        Surely Uniontown has more than one Italian restaurant.

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        centralpadiner Apr 11, 2013 09:36 AM

        We are in the area frequently due to my husband's whitewater habit. :)

        You won't find too much fancy stuff out there. Primarily casual dining. As mentioned, the cafe at Falling Water is very nice. In Ohiopyle, there is the Falls City Pub http://www.fallscitypub.com and really good sandwiches (get them to go for a picnic or eat them overlooking the river on their deck) at Ohiopyle Bakery http://www.ohiopylebakery.com

        For a nicer sit down experience, we always enjoy River's Edge Cafe in Confluence http://www.riversedgecafebnb.com/index.htm

        If you enjoy lamb, there is Shepherd's Farm up Rt. 281 from Confluence. It is what it's name says it is, and they serve up a menu of primarily lamb based dishes. They also sell cuts of lamb from their freezer case. They sell ice cream as well. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/252/11587... If we are there on a rainy weekend, I always make my husband drive out or our way so I can warm up with some lamb stew. The food is good even if the locale is a little odd and the restaurant extremely casual.

        Of course, not too far away is the Nemacolin Resort. With high end accommodations and high end dining to match it. I have read very good reviews, but never been myself. There are multiple restaurants on site. The most well known is Lautrec.

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          sr44 Apr 11, 2013 10:53 AM

          Really helpful. Thanks.

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          masha Apr 11, 2013 09:55 AM

          It's been about 10 years since we visited. We stayed at the Nemacolin Resort for 2 nights and ate there both evenings, as well as at least 1 lunch. There are a range of restaurants there, running from high-end "continental" (might now be "American" or "farm-to-table" given trends in dining in the past 10 years) to simpler basic burger/sandwich/salad type restaurant. As I recall, the food was very acceptable. It was not the best meal I ever ate and not value-priced, but I'd return there if I found myself in the area.

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            KatieMc Apr 11, 2013 10:07 AM

            Thanks. I looked at the accommodations but they looked in need of updating and therefore pricey for what they are. Perhaps the photos aren't flattering. We'll try one of their restaurants. Thanks!

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            Effort Apr 12, 2013 12:19 PM

            If you are near Donegal and the turnpike. Out of the Fire Cafe. www.outofthefirecafe.com/

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              elmdt1229 Apr 21, 2013 08:49 AM

              I don't know how far afield you want to go but you might try the Jean Bonnet Tavern at the intersection of Routes 31 and 30 near Bedford PA. Its at least an hour from Fallingwater.

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