Renovations to begin at The Bluffs Restaurant

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The interior of Bluffs Coffee Shop in 1952 The interior of Bluffs Coffee Shop in 1952
February 7, 2020

Ten years after The Bluffs Restaurant closed, interior renovations will begin in preparation for an opening day this summer! Thanks to your support, the work will soon get underway at this beloved Doughton Park gathering place at milepost 240.

One of the many people who have been waiting for The Bluffs to come back to life is Ellen Woodruff Smith, who worked at the restaurant from the day it opened on May 31, 1949, to the day it closed on November 1, 2010. For so many people who enjoy fond memories of Bluffs Coffee Shop, the stories go beyond the ham biscuits, pan-fried chicken, and berry cobbler. A big part of the charm was the welcoming staff.

“I never met a stranger,” says Ellen, who greeted tourists from all 50 states, loyal locals, and visitors from around the globe. (Read about Ellen’s time at The Bluffs)

We’re so close to welcoming customers back for delicious food and good times, but we still must raise $60,000 to cover the remaining costs of the renovations. If you can’t wait to visit The Bluffs again, please give today.