Fork in the Road: A taste of history at Saddlerock Cafe

COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. (WIBW)-- In Council Grove, it's no secret that Saddlerock Cafe is a hometown favorite.

"We've been here for a long time," owner Marsha Seymour said, "we're kind of a staple for the community."

The cafe has been a local hangout since the 1800's. Railroad workers would stop by the eatery after they completed a long day's work. Today, frequent guests include Council Grove mayor, Debbie Schwerdtfeger.

"We come here at least once a week, sometimes more, sometimes everyday," she said.

Seymour, her husband, daughter and tight-knit staff serves about 2,000 per week. They offer hearty, country style dishes like fried catfish, chicken fried steak, breakfast and breads made from scratch everyday.

Seymour says the combination of great food, fun and people make Saddlerock Cafe the place to be, and she vows to stay true to what her customers love.

"We don't go with a lot of fad food because a lot of our customers don't want that kind of food stuff, they want the old fashioned stuff," she said.
"They say it's like grandma made it, well, I guess I'm the grandma."

Saddlerock Cafe, 15 S 6th St, in Council Grove, is open Sunday through Wednesday from 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday until 7:30 p.m.