When my husband, Bobby, and I took our trip to Mohican Lodge and Conference Center for our anniversary, we had many hard decisions to make. Do we stay in the lodge the whole time or do we get out and view the sites. Do we enjoy hanging out at the fire place or do we enjoy the pool. Do we eat all of our meals at the lodge or do we venture out into the neighboring towns.
To the last question we decided to venture out, at least for breakfast. Thanks to the help of Bobby’s phone (a Google Pixel no less), we found a restaurant that looked promising. It was the Wedgewing Family Restaurant & Bakery in Perrysville. All of the online comments I saw gave it rave reviews.
The place is pretty unassuming. It looks like a converted house.
But it was clean and welcoming. While we were walking in, I overheard two different groups of people talk about the food. One was a boy to his mother. He said something like, “Did you see the donut? I’ve never seen donuts that big.” The other conversation was a couple talking about the sausage. They referred to the sausage as “the best they ever had.” Needless to say, I felt pretty confident we made a good decision. (Don’t worry, we enjoyed a couple of our meals at the lodge. One I already wrote about and one still to come.)
When we go out for breakfast, I always have a hard time deciding. I enjoy almost all breakfast food. (Except for oatmeal and yogurt. But who ever thinks to purchase that at a restaurant?) On the other hand, Bobby tends to be limited due to his disdain for eggs. Thankfully, Wedgewing had a breakfast entrée with Bobby’s name all over it. It was homemade sausage gravy over homemade biscuits. He ordered a side of hashbrowns to go with it. He said that the biscuits were the most tender he had ever had.
I also made him order an apple fritter. (This is one of his favorite pastries.) We were a little concerned when the waitress said she had to check to see if they had any left. Apparently there was a run on pastries that morning. Happily she returned saying they had a day old one left. She’d give it to us for half price. Score! We said yes and after heating it up, it was terrific! (At least the bite I had.)
I decided to go with a half order of the breakfast skillet. That was a fried egg smothered by hashbrowns, sausage gravy, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. If I liked onions and green peppers I could have had them in it as well. (I’m telling you this for you onion and green pepper lovers.)
In addition to this, I added one chocolate chip pancake. See, when it came down to it I couldn’t decide what to get, so I got everything I liked.
Let me say, I don’t normally get a box for leftovers when we eat breakfast out, but turns out that a half size breakfast skillet is still a pretty decent amount of food! I probably could have eaten it all if I hadn’t gotten the pancake, too. I figured the egg dish would heat better than the pancake. Although, I honestly should not have eaten all of that either. The portions were very significant.
All of the food was very good and obviously filling. This turned out to be a good thing, because of a hike we took to Lyons Falls, later that day. I also thought it would be a good idea to purchase a couple of pastries for Sunday morning. The lodge’s restaurant does serve breakfast, but it wouldn’t be open until after we were scheduled to depart. (We needed to get back for church services in Wooster.) Again, because of a run on donuts earlier, they only had day-old pastries.
We left the pastries in the car overnight. So when we got ready to leave, I took them into the lodge to heat for 45 seconds in their microwave. (They don’t have microwaves in the rooms, but there is one available for guests to use near the lobby.) Let me tell you that the day old pastries, now two day old pastries when we got around to eating them, were delicious! The 45 seconds did a great job taking the chill off from the overnight in the car and softened them perfectly. It was an excellent to start our day and a great way to end our weekend away.
If you ever have a chance to visit Perrysville, make sure Wedgewing Family Restaurant & Bakery is on your itinerary. We talked to the owner, Sarah, who grew up Amish and worked 5 years as a bakery manager before opening her restaurant 3 1/2 years ago. We really enjoyed our hearty breakfast and after talking to Sarah, she said they are busy all the time. I take that to mean that the food on their menu is all good and worth the trip.