SHAMOKIN — Located at the corner of Market and Arch streets, Shamokin’s new Heritage Restaurant seeks to relate the city’s glorious past to its present-day customers. The restaurant’s interior includes an impressive array of local artifacts, each with its own unique story.

Owned by Sam and Kathy Vetovich, Heritage is a labor of love three years in the making. It combines the couple’s interest in preserving local history with their desire to offer customers a quality dining experience.

From the Masonic lodge and Fun Shop to the Victoria Theatre, J.H. and C.K. Eagle Mill, Capitol Theatre, The Coal Hole and more, the area’s history has all come together under one roof for a museum-like experience mixed with fine dining.

In addition to the functional artifacts, there are a number of iconic signs from former local businesses, including the Fun Shop, Mac’s Hoagies, Ziggy’s Cigar Store and Cheers II.

The restaurant’s menu is as unique as its decor, serving items you can’t find anywhere else in the coal region such as fried chicken skins, pierogi wontons, duck breast, gnocchi and more. People are invited to come in and try a spin on the famous Club 122 tenderloin sandwich while sitting at one of the tables from the former restaurant.

Heritage manager Dan Montrose said he plans to introduce cook specialties on the menu, giving the staff the opportunity to share some of their own heritage or personal favorite dishes with guests.

Sit at one of two bars and enjoy the weekly bartender specials or one of the classic cocktails including the popular mojitos or mules, and save some room for dessert.

Heritage is proud to partner with Jill Smith, owner of A Piece of Cake, who is bringing your favorite desserts back in an all-new atmosphere. Enjoy staples that will be featured as well as an never-ending rotation of delicious goods baked from scratch by Jill herself.

Heritage is always trying to push the boundaries of what it can bring in with entrees, desserts and drinks. The restaurant is hard at work for this year’s Anthracite Heritage Festival, held Memorial Day weekend, with specialty dishes that will showcase the past regional history.

Visit Heritage Restaurant on Facebook to follow daily specials and more.

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