Visitors should keep in mind that people in southern Huntingdon County don’t stay out late, and restaurants that are open for supper are likely to close at 7. Also, a local favorite is a dish called ham pot pie, which is nothing like a traditional chicken pot pie. You’ve been cautioned. Your best bet for local treats? Get invited to a church picnic and sample as many kinds of deviled eggs and desserts as you can.
Visitors should keep in mind that people in southern Huntingdon County don’t stay out late, and restaurants that are open for supper are likely to close at 7.
This recent, and welcome, addition has a delicious menu of overstuffed breakfast and lunch items, plus a long list of coffee drinks. Seriously — you can now get a real latte in Orbisonia! Plus you can do laundry if you need to, because Jenkie’s is also a laundromat.
Orbisonia’s oldest and most reliable restaurant serves pizza, as you might guess, but also a wide variety of pasta dishes and sandwiches.
Want to start an argument in southern Huntingdon County? Ask locals whether they prefer the original Pizza Star in Orbisonia, or the Pizza Star II in Three Springs. Opinions run strong. The menus, however, are similar — the restaurants are operated by two branches of the same family. (There’s a third Pizza Star over in Path Valley, too.)
Locals love this tiny restaurant on Route 522 in downtown Shirleysburg for its daily specials and comfort food. While you’re in Shirleysburg, head to West Street for a glance at the terrific old school building, and check out the Old Baptist Cemetery on the north end of town — the EBT tracks run right through the middle
In the mood for a burger and a beer? Checkers has you covered, with a menu that starts with a “Pontooner Burger” (“Golden BBQ sauce, grilled onions, grilled ham, bacon, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, and tomato”) and continues through a variety of other burger and sub offerings.
An unlikely central Pennsylvania branch of a Florida barbecue chain, Woody’s has friendly service and terrific barbecue. Looking to feed a crowd? Their “family feast” feeds four and can easily be doubled or tripled to take out for a crowd of hearty eaters — just ask the EBT crew
Huntingdon’s friendliest dining spot is a delightful little downtown beer joint with a long bar, a great beer list, and a simple menu of sandwiches, burgers, and fries. A favorite of young and old EBT volunteers!