Princess Restaurant has been serving fine meals, at reasonable prices, for over 78 years and four generations.
George Pappas, Sr. first started the business in 1939. In the beginning, the business existed, primarily, as a confectionary with homemade candies and a "Businessman's Luncheon," consisting of homemade soups, sandwiches, and fountain favorites.
In the mid-1940s, George Pappas, Jr. joined his Father in the Restaurant business. I was during this time that additional changes started taking place; the confectionary candy cases were replaced with booths and tables and what started as soups and sandwiches quickly grew to full course meals.
In the early 1950s, President and Mrs. Harry Truman enjoyed dining here and left a legacy that will always be known as the "Truman Booth."
George, Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, became owners in 1963 and continued to operate the business until 1982. They, too, made structural changes in the restaurant and expanded the menu offerings. It was at this time, that confections became limited to the Easter Season.
George W. Pappas and his wife, Sheila, acquired ownership in 1981. Together, they expanded the business in a number of ways. They added a Dining Room to accommodate more customers and started a Catering business that continues today.
Lauren Pappas, the youngest daughter of George and Sheila, joined the family business in 2014. After working for her family, she became the 4th generation Owner of Princess Restaurant in January of 2016.
For four Generations, the Princess Restaurant has had the pleasure of being one of Allegany County's most beloved restaurants.
12 West Main Street
Frostburg, MD 21532