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The structure that is “County Line Restaurant” was built and owned by Herbert “Herb” Shirk around 1968. Janet Heath rented from Herb and named it the “Willow Drive Restaurant”.  Herb added a back kitchen around 1971.  In 1976 it was rented by a new owner who called it “Dorday’s”.  In 1977, Mary Lou Williams and her sister, Candy Fogle, rented the building and renamed it the “County Line Restaurant”.

In 1980, Herb added a 60 seat addition to the western side of the building and rented it to Marvin “Jake” and Joann Lanker, who continued the “County Line Restaurant” name. Jake Lanker bought the building from Herb in 1986 and ten years later sold the business to Gerald “Jerry” Lyter and his wife, Betsy. The actual closing was almost postponed due to a four foot snow fall.

The Lyter’s daughter, Melanie coined the company slogan; “A Sunday meal any day but Sunday” in 1997. In 1999, Jerry had an addition built on the north side that included a walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer, and bakery. In 2005 he added a foyer/waiting room and purchased 2 acres of additional parking from Mr. Herbert Shirk.

The family business continues because in 2011 Jerry and Betsy sold the business to Curt “Zippo” Lyter and Michelle Brunner Lyter, their son and daughter-in-law.  Curt and Michelle will continue to run the County Line Restaurant and provide customers with delicious food and an incredible value, every single day of the week…  Well, every day except Sunday!

If you’ve never been to the County Line Restaurant you are in for a treat!  If you already have been here, well…come on back!