March 13, 1942

Earl and Agnes Lambert with 14 cents between them, borrowed $1500.00 from Tish Jones and with 5 employees opened for business in a small building on South Main Street.

It consisted of a 9 stool counter and 8 tables for a total seating capacity of 41 people. Their policy of serving vegetables, meat and dessert was immediately established. These were trying years for everyone, World War II and severe rationing made restaurant operation extremely difficult. The war years were greeted with many meatless days and supplies of all kinds were in short supply - - but somehow and someway they were able to hang on.

How it all started

People have asked many times ---

"how did you start

throwing rolls?" Well, to make a long story short - - necessity.

In 1976 while still in our old building, I would try to pass out our hot rolls in the traditional manner. You know, real nice like, by saying, "Would you care for a hot roll?"

This was really awkward and uncomfortable to me so on an extremely busy day, when getting through the lunch hour crowd was im-possible, a customer said, "Just throw the #!%* thing!" I did and everybody else joined in. We started throwing rolls May 26, 1976 and have continued ever since. This was more suited to my style. What once was a job was now fun. The help liked the atmosphere this created and the customers for the most part do too. We have never been, nor ever will be, a suit and tie joint. We prefer that you come hungry, leave full and hopefully have a laugh or two.

Throwed Rolls

Location Specific Dishes


10:30am - 9pm

Grilled Salmon