The location is the former Hilltop Inn.
“I have loved making food for family and friends for many years,” said owner/operator Sandy Fazenbaker. “It was common to have 30-to-50 people at my home to eat at a picnic or Sunday lunch. Food and service is my love language. This love has now been transformed into my business to continue to serve family, friends, and the community.”
Fazenbaker has 15 years of restaurant and kitchen management, cooking and baking experience.
Her son Adam Rounds serves as owner/business management/contractor for the restaurant. He is the owner of Rounds Home Improvement and has seven years of business management and construction experience.
Fazenbaker said her staff includes Tara Durst, Mary Murdock, Kimberly Kamp, Allie Wilson, Steph Wilt, Danyel Schmidt, Roger Beitzel, Dolly Drees, Adam Platter, Andrew Platter, Rick Garlitz, Butch Whisner, Anna Hutzel, Olivia Broadwater, Nick Harvey, Tiffany Hutzel, Keith Breegle and Jennifer Holler.
Besides the full-order menu, the restaurant includes daily specials, specialty desserts and a full bar and lounge. This enables the acc ommodation of most needs for customers.
Fazenbaker has been a Garrett County resident for 48 years. She has three boys: Dean Rounds Jr. and wife Brooke; Adam Rounds and wife Tiffany; and Bryan Rounds. Her five grandchildren are Haylee, Lily, Leland, Lakin and Lowynn Rounds.
“Our hopes for the restaurant are to offer a family-friendly atmosphere that makes you feel like you are eating with friends at home,” Fazenbaker said. “We encourage families to feel comfortable and love to see lots of children. With five grandkids running around, what’s a few more?”
Future plans are to expand the menu further and do some more remodeling to the interior and exterior over the next five years. The next planned focus is on the bar to expand marketing and renovations.
“Grantsville is an amazing town to not only raise a family, but to open a business,” Fazenbaker said. “Locals are quick to support each other and the possibilities of non-locals and making new friends are endless,” Fazenbaker said. “The interstate and Route 40 offer a great opportunity.”
The restaurant’s grand opening week is planned for the week of Aug. 19, with daily specials.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony through the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is set for August 20th.
The restaurant is open seven days a week. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Call 301-895-5168 to schedule a party or order carry out.