Taste of The Town, Gus’s Keystone Restaurant: Spring Has Sprung

By on March 16, 2016

GusSeafoodAt Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant in Ephrata, it’s a springtime celebration of fresh flavors.

From St. Patrick’s Day specials like corned beef and cabbage to light, refreshing salads, club sandwiches, fresh strawberry pie and seasonal fresh filet of shad and shad roe, you’ll find all the food you love at Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant in Ephrata.

Easter Sunday at Gus’s promises to be extra special for the whole family. Choose from the Easter selections like baked sugar-cured ham with pineapple raisin sauce, roasted duck with orange sauce, roasted lamb with mint, tender prime rib, stuffed chicken and broiled seafood platter with crab cakes, haddock, dry sea scallops and shrimp.

There will also select items from the regular menu. Be sure to save room for dessert like mile-high coconut cream pie, chocolate fudge cake, cheesecake, sweet dessert treats and fresh strawberry pie with whipped cream. Hours are 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are a good idea, especially if you have a larger group.

When you and your family come to Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant, you always feel welcome by Gus’s family, which includesgus-strawberry-pie Gus Kourgelis, his wife Eleni, daughters Lemonia (Lem) and Evangelia (Lia), and son-in-law Dino Papazekos. The Kourgelis family has its original Gus’s in Mount Joy and opened its Ephrata location last spring to rave reviews.

“We always have a member of the family here,” says Gus. That might be Gus, Eleni, Dino, Lem or Lia, or maybe everyone!

Located right across from K-Mart, at 3687 Rothsville Road, people come in for great breakfasts, tasty lunch and dinners, and the warm friendly greeting they always receive.

Refreshing salads like strawberry salad with nuts, Caribbean chicken salad, Cobb salad and fresh baby spinach salad are always popular. Dinner favorites at Gus’s include the tasty ham loaf with pineapple, meatloaf, baked crust chicken pie, traditional chicken pot pie, Swedish meatballs, crispy broasted chicken. chicken croquettes, breaded pork chops, chicken Marsala, liver with onions and baked lasagna.

Gus’s has a devoted following of customers who show up nearly every day for full breakfasts like multigrain pancakes, sweet potato pancakes, Belgian waffles with fruit topping and the Keystone omelet with ham, sausage, bacon, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and cheese. You can even have breakfast all day.  Lunch specials change daily. There are five soups each day, which might include chili, baked onion, chicken corn chowder or tomato bisque.

Hours at Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant are 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. To find out more, call 738-7381 or check the website at www.guskeystone.com.

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