While the Buckeye Tavern was started as a family business in June 1987, the building has been the site of a neighborhood eatery since 1768. That's right, 1768. The Buckeye Tavern serves home-style American Cuisine at a fair price for the whole family's enjoyment. The structure was built in 1735, when George Washington was only four years old. The building has been home to a neighborhood eatery since June 1768, when Martin Speigle purchased the building for ten pounds, thirteen shillings, and three pence. Some 219 years later, in 1987, the Buckeye Tavern was opened. In the interim, the Building has had 19 owners.
In August 2000, a new upstairs party room was completed to accommodate large groups. The new area features an indoor/outdoor bar with deck. Great care was taken in restoring the original stone walls, which make a major contribution to the Buckeye Tavern's pleasant historic atmosphere. In the century's old tradition of the eating establishments that preceded it, the Buckeye Tavern continues to provide it patrons quality food and excellent service in a pleasant setting, ideal for family dining. Remember, visit the Buckeye Tavern once as a guest, and you will return as a friend.
Chef Neil Leidheiser was trained as a chef at the Philadelphia Restaurant School, following graduation from Emmaus High School, Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Neil's experience is apparent in the excellent and creative dinner specials delivered to patrons' tables. He broadens his culinary skills by attending continuing education courses at the Culinary Institute of America.