Can you see Polly?

Today, Polly decided to stop at The Casselman Restaurant in Grantsville, Md. for a short stack of pancakes w/sausage.  The restaurant is part of a hotel/motel that sits along US Route 40, which was the original route west to the Ohio Valley when our nation was still young.

Highway Marker





The original building was constructed in the 1840s and was one of the many inns that served drovers, merchants, and travelers on the “National Road.”  However, lodgers in the hotel and motel (around back) now have the convenience of free wireless internet, so one could say that this beautiful landmark has witnessed its share of change.




Homemade bread and apple butter. Yum!




The restaurant is known for simple cuisine with an Amish and Pennsylvania Dutchtwist.  The menu is surprisingly diverse, but the pancakes, bread, apple butter, and baked goods that are available for take-home shoppers are among the more popular items.  Where else can you get shoofly pie these days?





I'll take one of each!

In all, it’s kind of a new experience in an old place, and it’s easy to discover something unique tucked away amongst the comfort foods that we’ve all come to love.  Polly would like to see more grasshoppers and crickets on the menu, but she does highly recommend a trip to The Casselman to her human friends.

The Perennial Gardens are Lovely!

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5 Responses to “Polly #5 Gets a Bite to Eat at the Casselman Restaurant”

  1. Let’s eat!

  2. I enjoy stopping at Casselman’s whenever I’m heading to Morgantown, because they have a wonderful baked goods. Right now I’m trying to watch my froggish figure, and am proud to say I resisted the temptation when I went by there yesterday!

    Polly #2

  3. When I was a little girl, we used to stop at Casselmans every time we went to visit my grandparents, and I haven’t seen it in years. It made me very happy to see your post. Thank you.

  4. Mary,

    I’m glad the post made you happy. It’s an interesting place with good food. I also like the Keyser’s Ridge Truck Stop and Penn Alps. The food choices are really good in that part of Maryland!

  5. Looks great, especially the baked goods!