I can’t believe I am doing this. I kept thinking to
myself, this has to be some sort of joke. But yet here I was driving a
twisting, turning Green Ridge Road going to, of all places, the Road Kill
Surrounded by the forest and farms of Southern
Pennsylvania, I asked myself who would open a restaurant way out here?
This can’t be for real, I rationalized. I’m turning around right ahead at
that gas station sign! No more, I’ve had enough... looking for this
place... I grumbled. No sooner did I pull into the gas station parking lot
when I saw the wooden sign hanging on its block building Road Kill Cafe! I
found it, and I wasn’t the only one- the parking lot was full.
I made my way into the entrance where I found a grocery
store with everything from hardware to sporting goods. But my nose and
stomach quickly reminded me the real reason I came here, to eat. Home
cooking is a way of life at the Road Kill and I can attest to the fact
that if you enjoy good home-style food such as hot roast beef sandwiches,
BBQ ribs, hearty soup, and homemade pies, look no further. The dining room
“picnic” tables and benches are set up family style and the meal is served
on paper plates. But the food is good and you get plenty of it.
Barbara Snider, is both the owner and chief cook. She
started serving meals to locals and sportsmen alike and the cafe took on a
life of its own. The Road Kill Cafe received its name when a few of the
regular customers placed a sign on the roof for fun. It stuck. Now patrons
can browse the selection of humorous T-shirts and other souvenirs
featuring the phrase “You Kill It, We Grill It.” Many folks have
discovered the Road Kill including NBC newsman, Tom Brokaw.
The Road Kill Cafe is located near Artemas, PA, about 6
miles off Interstate 68 (exits 68, 64, or 62.) Follow scenic Route 40 to
the top of Green Ridge Mountain then turn onto Green Ridge Road. When you
see signs that say Artemas and Inglesmith, follow Ingelsmith. About 1 mile
to the left is the Cafe. For more information call the Road Kill Cafe at
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