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Scribers — a good thing, right under our noses

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By Pat Wallace

Executive Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

Often we overlook a good thing that is right under our noses.  When we decide to have a meal away from home, we automatically think going out of county, but Henry County is blessed with many restaurants that serve wonderful food at reasonable prices.

A new guy on the block is offering as much, if not more, than restaurants in the surrounding area.  Scriber’s Station on Elm at 697 Elm Street in Eminence (across from Norm’s Grocery) has been open since the last Saturday in May, and visitors have found it to be friendly, with great food and a welcoming atmosphere.

The owners, Connie and Jason Scriber share a love of cooking which shows in the many offerings.  Hand breading of fresh meats with  hands-on cooking highlight the menu.  Are you looking to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, etc., and want a good steak? Scriber’s Station on Elm is where a hand cut 10-ounce ribeye specially seasoned and cooked your way is only $14.59.  Two sides of your choice and bread will make the special occasion even better.

Many menu items have the name Lola’s attached to it.  Scriber and their family have been in the Eminence business community since 1954.  Jason’s dad Darrell (and Connie’s brother) had the welding shop since 1954, and the Standard Oil Station was also a family business.  Connie also ran Lola’s Restaurant on Main in the late 1970s.  You can still get a Lola Burger (6-ounce burger hand made and dressed) from the old days, and the Lola’s steak special is very popular.

The name of the restaurant goes back to those early years of business and Scriber’s Station on Elm is most appropriate.  The restaurant seats 100 people, and can accommodate large groups.  There are 20 employees who will make your visit special.

The restaurant has many specials.  On Saturday the smoked pulled barbecue pork with homemade barbecue sauce made on the premises has become very popular.  Sunday the fried chicken platter (hand breaded chicken fillet breast) feeds the hungry.  The Wednesday all day special is country fried pork loin with pinto beans, fried potatoes and cornbread. 

Each Sunday afternoon from 2-7, football fans gather around the 6-foot-wide screen television and cheer on their favorite teams.  A special price for beer and a variety of great appetizers make this the place to hang out with your friends.

Don’t want to cook for the big get together?  You just call Scriber’s Station on Elm, and you can purchase bulk items and even whole cobblers.  The barbecue can be purchased by the pound or other items can be bought by the gallon or in bulk.  Just call them at 502-518-0159.  The number will also allow you to order carryout

The restaurant is family oriented with a kids’ menu for $3.99 (which includes a drink).

Desserts are available with different choices each day.  Homemade soups, salads, and mouth-watering appetizers as well as a choice of nine sides make this restaurant a must on anyone’s list.

The restaurant is open Sunday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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