Looking for a fun diner experience? Be sure to check out the Ashford Junction Diner, located inside the Ellicottville Country Store at 5346 Route 242, where it meets up with Route 240.
Under new ownership, Jay and Peggy LaCroix are serving up breakfast and lunch, Wednesdays through Sundays, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. They offer homemade soups and dishes, as well as some unique eats.”
“We are excited to bring back the diner experience to our locals and visitors and to share the history of the Ashford Junction,” said Peggy.
Ashford Junction was once a highly-populated area of Ellicottville dating back to the late 1800s. The Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway (BR&P) was recognized as a true gem among its contemporaries. After the crash of 1929, the BR&P’s great little railroad became consolidated by the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad in 1932. Also gone was the the Pittsburgh Flyer passenger train, which delivered passengers east to Rochester, north to Buffalo and south to Pittsburgh, stopping in Ashford Junction to shop and eat.
“Jay and I discovered through reading material given to him over the years by family that our grandfathers and great grandfathers actually worked together in Ashford Junction on the railroad and at the Switch Tower that still remains across from the diner; we agreed then the name to be the Ashford Junction Diner,” Peggy explained.
The LaCroixs live locally with their children, making it a family owned and operated business with great food and fair prices!
In conjunction with the historic Country Store offering unique gifts and antiques, it becomes the best of both worlds and just a few minutes from the heart of Ellicottville.
For more info, call 716.699.6100 or find them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Ashford-Junction-Diner).