A tour of Bucks County
Last Updated on January 10, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
We decided to go out to eat at the last minute on a Saturday. I picked the Hattery Stove and Still pretty much at random. The entire decision took less than a minute … and it was a great choice.
The restaurant is located in the Doylestown Inn. They serve meals on the main floor and in the basement bar. Our opinion was that the main floor was the better choice for dinner.
Our waitress was great. The place is very friendly with a lot of discussions between tables.
My girlfriend started with the French Onion soup. She liked the fact that it was lighter and less salty than most French Onion Soups. In addition, the onions were finer. It had grated cheese instead of the usual cheese topping but it worked well.
I had the Bourbon Garlic Chicken which was Crispy Chicken, Sweet Pea Rice, Grilled Scallion in a Sweet Bourbon Garlic Sauce. That was a great choice. My girlfriend had the Everything Salmon with Garlic Spinach, Potato Cake, Cucumber Dill Crema. That was another great choice.
The meal was excellent. The portions allowed for lunch the next day.
The hotel and restaurant are decorated in a vintage style. The wall next to the receptionist’s desk is full of old suitcases. Two stories worth. There is a phone booth with a rotary phone. I remember actually using those. Other decor includes and icebox.
After dinner, we went downstairs for a drink. The Bar was a bit crowded but we got a seat on a faux unicycle .The bar itself has old car parts melded into it. The rumor is that it was a speakeasy during prohibition. The door to the outside stairs has the classic small window with bars. Yes, it’s probably not real but it adds to the charm. For more information, visit The Hattery Stove and Still’s website
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