Have you noticed me? I am one of the oldest bars in the area, dating back to the early 1900s, when I was a permanent fixture at the Last Chance Saloon on Lancaster’s Main Street. Thirsty patrons would arrive by horse and buggy and belly up to the bar for a shot of whisky or other legal libations. As Ohio entered the Prohibition Era, I served less intoxicating beverages like Coca-Cola and lemonade. Perhaps these non-alcoholic beverages weren’t as popular as whiskey, because I was eventually & involuntarily moved into storage.
In 1936, local resident, Johnny Johnson discovered me in a barn in Pleasantville. I soon became part of the new Johnny Johnson’s Restaurant, right here, at this Cherry Street location! Throughout the next 46 years, I made many friends and was always ready to serve whenever anyone needed me.
In 1982, Alan and Rosie Snead adopted me, and my home, and we reopened as Snead’s Restaurant. I served fewer libations during that time and more home-cooked meals. In 2002, the Bibler family took us in and re-named us Bib’s Eastside Restaurant. It was fun to see our guests rush in for Bib’s famous corn cakes.
After working non-stop for 77 years, I was finally able to take a rest for a few years. Billy & Lorena Smith found me, fell in love and added more love to the rest of my home. We then reopened as The Cherry Street Pub! They were great, we had fun times and I was sad to see them go recently. But... no worries! My new caretakers, Stan and Cristi Riley, are showing me much love and I feel good enough to go another 100 years! I must say, I am having a great time rekindling old relationships while making many new ones.
So... Welcome to the Cherry Street Pub, where it really is all about me!
*Smothered in Pork Chile Verde... 4.00
Cup 4.25Bowl 8.50
*Served with pickles & fries
*Served with pickles & fries, unless otherwise noted