For literal centuries, these three restaurants have served cowboys, presidents, and various celebrities. Over the years, they survived wars, economical changes, highs, lows, and lived to tell the tale. Dinner with a side of history? Yes, please!
The Red Fox Inn & Tavern (established in 1728)
Certain things in life take time. Boiling a proper egg takes about 15 minutes. Getting a college degree takes four years. Becoming a grandparent can take as many as 60 or 70 years. But apparently, that kind of time means nothing to the Red Fox Inn & Tavern.
Founded in 1728, this place has been serving hot dishes to happy diners for nearly three centuries. When a restaurant has been around for so long, you can bet that it has served a wide array of people. If we were into namedropping, we would mention that some of those people were Tom Cruise and John F. Kennedy, but we’re not so we won’t.
The Old South Mountain Inn (established in 1732)
1732 was the year of great things being born. One of those things is George Washington. Another thing is the Old South Mountain Inn. This charming Maryland inn is bursting with history, serving people through wars, revolutions, and periods of economic turmoil.
It is said that the inn’s hospitality services were used by John Brown as he sought to end slavery. If you feel like breathing some historical air and witness the hospitality firsthand, pay the place a visit. Oh, and don’t forget to try the crab cakes.
The Griswold Inn (established in 1776)
Two important things happened in 1776: the first is the USA declaring its independence, and the second is the foundation of the Griswold Inn in Connecticut. Unsurprisingly, this makes the place Connecticut’s first bar.
Other than enjoying a good plate of food and a good room to spend the night in, it is also recommended to take a historical stroll through the building and its rooms. For those of you who don’t feel like taking the trip, you can watch the inn serving as filming set for the TV show “Dark Shadows”.