By Catherine Rhegness
Schmucker’s is a great place to go if you’re looking for somewhere to go with your family and delicious food at all the different times of the day. Harvey and Nola Schmucker opened Schmucker’s dairy bar in 1948 focusing on pies and ice cream made by Nola. Their son Allen worked with his parents in the early years and took over with his wife Alice. He changed the name to Schmucker’s Restaurant and served breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They had three children Tim, Doug, and Judy. When Allen died, Doug took on Schmucker’s full time. Co- Owner Doug Schmucker strongly believes the way they are staying connected to Schmucker’s dairy bar has been a huge factor in success. “We’re not trendy, not a national chain you can find in every city. We offer real home cooking. I know a lot of national chains claim that, but when I have someone here hand-peeling potatoes, chopping French fries, and making pies every day, I think that gives ‘home cooking’ a better definition compared to what you’d get at a chain,” says Doug Schmucker. Schmuckers has served three whole generations of customers. One of my favorite things to get there is their breakfast burrito. The breakfast burrito is stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and sausage topped with salsa and sour cream on the side. I also like their cheeseburgers and fries. Rich in flavor, they come out hot and fresh. Another favorite of mine is definitely their homemade pancakes. These pancakes are very big and fluffy. I recommend the pancakes with syrup drizzled on top. My favorite side to get is their bacon. The warm bacon, right off the skillet, crispy and crunchy is delicious. To top everything off, I recommend a slice of vanilla peanut butter pie. This pie is very soft and creamy. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want a fun time and scrumptious food.