Townsend Tavern


The Towns End Tavern will be bringing an upscale dining experience to Sharon Springs.  Set in a restored historic building, its relaxed atmosphere will be perfect for date nights or getting together with family and friends.

Located at 117 N. Main Street, in the building that was formerly the home of Rhea Antique Pump Organs, Erin has her whole family working day and night to restore many of its beautiful features including hard wood floors and molded ceiling. We are excited about the potential for this business, and can’t wait to see what the future holds! The possibilities are endless.”

While Mr. Rhea preserved the building for the past 13 years, renovations needed to be made to accommodate a restaurant. Renovations began September 1st with removal of the suspended ceiling to expose the molded ceiling. Carpet was ripped up, as well as a layer of tile flooring, to reveal a beautiful oak floor.  Several visitors have stopped by to see the progress, only to find themselves lending a hand. Erin is pleased with the progress and stated, “The support we are getting from our wonderful community has been overwhelming. It is encouraging to see how excited people are for this.”

Although Friday customers are excited at the idea of a new place to dine, some have expressed concerns about Food Truck Friday.  Rest assured, Erin will continue serving up meals from the truck every Friday. “We love our Friday crowd, and feel that there is still a need for quick, ready to eat meals on Fridays.”  Erin has been operating her food truck at the south end of Sharon Springs for almost two years. Every meal she serves is made from scratch. Meals often include locally grown fruits and vegetables as they come in season, including fresh peaches for her peach tea and desserts and zucchini for her death by chocolate zucchini bread. Fresh sides such as potato salad, cheesy potatoes, and pasta salads accompany the meals, which include other homemade offerings including buns, sauces, and salsas.

Erin will be bringing that same cooking style to the Towns End Tavern.  The menu will be upscaled from her weekly fare to include appetizers that are made from fresh ingredients, juicy steaks that are grilled to order, and decadent desserts that are sure to tempt even the strongest willed.  Prime rib dinners, bull fries, and fish fries will be featured on special occasions.

Erin added, “my family is excited for this new adventure! We are so proud to bring this to our community.”


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