Gracie’s on West Main, started by Jim and Gracie, is tucked away in the Leola Business Center on Route 23. Countless surprises are hidden inside the restaurant. Cheerful yellow and blue walls, inspirational quotes and beautiful chalk drawings, smiling faces all around, and incredible food with unique flavor combinations are found within.
Both Jim and Gracie have strong roots in the food industry which started at a young age. They have a passion for sourcing as much as they can locally, and putting unusual twists on the incredible dishes they serve in their quickly growing restaurant. They recently expanded their seating from what was 16 seats in June of 2013 to 90 seats as of April 2016. Needless to say, Gracie’s on West Main is doing it right.
As soon as FLL sales representative Todd Geiger and I walked into Gracie’s, we were greeted with a smiling face and taken to our seats immediately. Large windows surrounding the dining rooms let beautiful sunlight in, allowing us to soak in the richness of the afternoon as we chose our drinks. We asked our waitress to recommend a cold and hot drink for us. She immediately recommended the comforting London Fog as well as the sweet and flavorful Blended Caramel Coffee with whipped cream (which was served in an adorable mason jar with a handle). We also tried the locally made spicy ginger ale, recommended by the charming Gracie herself.
Gracie brought out their ever-popular Spicy Hash. She explained that usually the dish is served in a big bowl, but because they graciously spoiled us with tastes of many of their most popular dishes, they gave us a bit of a smaller portion size (but not by much!).
Jim later came out to chat with us through our tasting, telling us that the Spicy Hash was created by their dishwasher. It includes home fries, housemade chorizo, peppers, and onions, and was doused with a homemade cheese sauce and ranch dressing, chipotle aoli, and finally topped with a fried egg. (Because, why not?) For just $11, this dish held a lot of complex flavors and textures which is a big theme at Gracie’s!
Their breakfast menu is extensive. If you’re looking for something a little different to jump start your morning, you absolutely must pay Gracie’s a visit.
Side Note: Gracie’s is BYOB friendly!
Gracie’s on West Main (in Leola Business Center)
264 West Main Street, Leola, 17540
Monday : Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 7am-9pm