Our son loves to eat out, so after facing his fears at the dentist, I wanted to treat him for lunch in downtown Beaver. We parked along 3rd Street, and walked a block to one of my favorite Beaver County eateries: Towne Square Restaurant. I’ve been so impressed with the perfect combination of delicious, affordable comfort food and friendly atmosphere that I knew I had to share this gem with our YBC readers.
My little munchkin wanted to sit at the 50s-style dining bar with spinning stools (what kid wouldn’t?). Rich greeted us quickly and presented a wooden box of crayons to let mini-Picasso go to town on the back of the placemat while he got our drinks.
While we were waiting for our meals, I noticed something. The cash register is at the end of the dining bar, so I could hear people chatting with Rich as they paid their checks and left. It seemed like he knew them all! “How’s your brother?” “Have you seen George lately?”
Turns out Towne Square is like the Cheers of downtown Beaver, but instead of alcohol, they serve comfort food: enormous steak salad, burgers, chili, & fried chicken. They even have liver and onions, if that’s your thing. It’s a hometown atmosphere with loyal regulars, and for good reason!
All 20 of their sandwiches on the menu looked delicious, and I decided to try the Reuben. It came perfectly grilled with a side of chips and a skewer of pickles that seemed to be a perfect match for the diner atmosphere. Little One ordered a basket of shrimp & fries – he would have cleaned his plate if he could, but there was enough food for two meals!
Full bellies or not, we couldn’t resist ordering slices of their amazing pies. Owner Pat Trevelline makes each pie himself, using tried-and-true recipes that taste just like Grandma’s. Seriously, these are state-fair worthy desserts. Look how high the meringue is on the coconut cream pie:
Lunch for two was under $20 – and that’s with dessert! I can see why Towne Square has so many local awards on the wall. The employees at Eaton Corporation get their lunch catered from here every day – lucky engineers. The next time you’re looking for a delicious, filling lunch on a budget in Beaver, check this place out. You won’t leave hungry or broke!