|College Inn - 221 North Main Street|
Long before the 1970's rolled around the College Inn was providing meals for hungry students and town folk. But by the 70's it was one of the oldest surviving restaurants in town, along with The Greeks. If you wanted good southern home cooking this was the place.
The College Inn was one of the first businesses to have it's lights on and doors open in the wee hours of morning. Breakfast was served on heavy ceramic plates and likewise a good strong cup o' joe came in a sturdy tan colored mug. You might have one of the proprietors, Arno, greet you as you entered and he was sure to have a "Good mornin' " directed at you, along with a broad smile.
Belly up to the counter or plop down in a booth, it didn't matter. Mrs. Smith or any of the hard working waitresses would tend to you pretty quickly, and if you were a "regular" then chances are they already knew what you wanted.
Likewise, lunch time was a real treat too. Every day there was a different Special on the menu..... from homemade meat loaf to southern fried chicken, real mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans cooked just like a farmer's wife would make them, and so much other good down home stuff that it would (as a friend of mine used to say) "make your tongue slap your brains out !!"