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Opened In 1948, Rohrer’s Tavern Will Close Friday

Posted On April 22, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Rohrer's Tavern owner Lisa Kendall (center) with Restaurant Impossible host Robert Irvine (right). The restaurant, which appeared on the Food Network series in 2012, will close on Friday, April 25. Food Network photo

Rohrer’s Tavern owner Lisa Kendall (center) with Restaurant Impossible host Robert Irvine (right). The restaurant, which appeared on the Food Network series in 2012, will close on Friday, April 25.
Food Network photo

(North Bend, Oh.) – A local restaurant is closing its doors after 66 years of serving west side families.

Rohrer’s Tavern on U.S. 50-River Road will close its doors on Friday, April 25, owner Lisa Kendall announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page Monday.

Kendall cited the passing of her father, a slow winter season, dismal sales and other circumstances beyond her control.

“I want to thank everyone that has supported me and helped me along the way. Without the great crew and awesome friends I have, I wouldn’t have made it this far. I gave it my all, countless hours, sleepless nights, blood, sweat and many tears. It is my hope that everyone will join us this week for our best week ever, before I shut the doors for one last time,” she said.

The diner was for many years a popular spot for tri-state residents seeking Rohrer’s deep-fried cod, homemade tartar sauce, specialty hamburgers, and coleslaw at reasonable prices.

Rohrer’s Tavern got a brief second life after appearing on the Food Network series Restaurant Impossible in 2012, receiving a remodel of the interior and an improved menu. The series’ concept is restaurateur and chef Robert Irvine turning around struggling or failing restaurants.

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