Residing on both Third Street in Beaver and College Avenue lives BeauCo Bistro. How is that possible, you ask? Well. Let me tell you!

Ok, let me be honest. I don’t really know how, but the restaurant is shaped like an ‘L’ around the unrelated corner store, which is currently Beaver Health Mart (and formerly Diamond Jim’s). On Third Street, the BeauCo entrance is the seating for the restaurant and on College Avenue, it is the take out area and outdoor seating.

While we have visited through all seasons, by far the outdoor seating is the best. The tables are nestled under shade trees and just off of Third Street – Enough that you can see what is going on without being seen. A perfect combination for traffic and people watching!

A close second for best time to visit is on Light Up Night. They have their trees lit, and it’s so warm and fuzzy inside…and it is right in the heart of all of the festivities. You can see what’s going on and feel like you are still part of the event…without freezing! I can be festive, but not when it’s 15 degrees outside. Can I get a high five on that?


Homemade & GOOD

Regardless of when you stop in, rest assured you will be greeted with a smile and a delicious meal. The menu is extensive and so is the daily special list. Always a soup, maybe a burger, but whatever it is, it’s homemade and it’s good.

They make their own pierogies and sauté them in butter and onion (yes, please). They also make their own buckeye brownies and cheesecakes in a variety of different flavors (yes, yes please). And then there are the burgers and sweet potato fries (yes, yes, a million times yes!).

…And the Burgers!

Let’s talk about those burgers, please. Cheeseburgers are my biggest dietary downfall. I simply cannot refuse a good burger.

BeauCo utilizes their Facebook page to post about their daily specials and to share pictures of the food – which, more often than not, includes a special burger. I simply can’t ignore these posts. So in the last few weeks, I have tried two of their burgers.

The first was the Boss Burger, an Angus burger topped with prosciutto, asiago-pesto spread, spinach, tomato and onion.

The second was the Cheesesteak Burger. An Angus burger topped with American cheese, their own pickled peppers, onions and cucumbers. Both were as excellent as they look and sound.

Another added bonus? BYOB! The hubs and I like to bring a bag of Fat Heads and pick the table closest to Third Street. Burgers, beers, people watching and that small town warm & fuzzy feeling when the clock chimes Yankee Doodle Dandy.

So many wins, I have officially lost count.


Hot Stuffed Pepper Frittata?

They also have breakfast on the weekends. Saturday from 8am until noon, and Sunday from 8am until 2pm. Might I suggest the Hot Stuffed Pepper Frittata? Delicious way to start the day!

Whatever your breakfast preference, you should be able to find what you are looking for. They have a little bit of everything on the menu, from sweet to savory, to please anyone.

BeauCo is open seven days a week. In the summer, Friday and Saturday nights until 9pm, all other weeknights until 8pm. They are also open for lunch during the week at 11am. Sundays are breakfast only and they close at 2pm.

When you are done eating, be sure to take a stroll down Third Street. So many new stores are opening, it’s hard to keep up. Two Rivers Olive Oil and Jeppie, just to name a few, and let’s not forget about the stores that have been there awhile! Worth a stroll, for sure!

Anastasia Beaverhausen is a married, stay-at-home mom of three kids. She was born, raised and still lives in downtown Beaver. Her main goals in life are making sure everyone lives through the week, the house doesn’t end up condemned, and teaching two (so far) small people how to “people” properly. In her free time, Ana enjoys running, knitting and gardening, although free time is a pretty tough thing to come by these days. Follow her on twiter @bcBeaverhausen!