In the summer of 1899, Fred and Cora Krebs started serving meals to their neighbors, board being $8.00 per week, three meals a day, dinner was 50 cents. Mrs. Krebs was a school teacher and a part-time caterer and Mr. Krebs was a store keeper.
The restaurant itself, which originally seated 25, has been added to until the dining room seats 150. The restaurant is furnished throughout with antiques, the tables covered with linen table cloths, adorned with fresh flowers from the Krebs’ own formal English garden, the windows covered with lace curtains. In 1946, the upstairs, where Mr. and Mrs. Krebs had their living quarters, was converted into a cocktail lounge and sitting rooms. In keeping with the decor, the cocktail lounge is furnished with Early American Tavern Furniture. Every effort has been made to keep the restaurant the way you would have found it in the early 1900′s.
53 West Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152