Returning here completes the circle for the two of us. We both worked at the Log Cabin at the beginning of our restaurant journey: David as a line chef before entering the Culinary Institute, and Linda as an assistant manager. We met here, fell in love, and later married. When J.M. Juge left the Cabin to open the much renowned JM’s Bistro, we followed him to downtown Lancaster. There, a short distance from Central Market, our own restaurant dreams were realized with the opening of our first restaurant together, the Meritage, in 2000. Quite a few of our customers then told us they had two favorite restaurants in town: the Meritage and the Log Cabin.
When we heard that our former employer and friend Charlie DiSantis had decided to sell the Log Cabin after fifty years of ownership, we saw a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine the best of both experiences into one incredible restaurant. Together with Pam and Kirk Liddell, friends whom we first met as Meritage customers, we set out to restore the Log Cabin to its former glory while, at the same time, making the dining experience ever more enjoyable.
Many things add to the mystique of this place: the Lehoy Forest that surrounds it, its speakeasy history, its one-of-a-kind architecture, and the incredible warmth it radiates as you first enter its doors. There are fourteen different dining areas under our roof, each with its own personality. Whatever your particular tastes and needs, you will be sure to find the perfect venue here at the Cabin.
We want to continue the tradition that began in 1933 and allow this wonderful place to create many more memories for future generations. We hope you will come and join the many people who, over the years, have shared great times here with family and friends. Experience for yourself a great tradition restored. Discover your own special place. Create your own special memories.
See you soon at The Cabin!
David & Linda Eshleman