At The Crossroads is a clean and friendly restaurant featuring homestyle cooking and homemade baking, located in the heart of Mennonite country.
Over the years, a number of restaurants have operated out of our location between St. Jacobs and Elmira. During the 1960s the first restaurant, Seiling's Cantine, was opened. Then in 1980, the restaurant became the Bavarian Inn. In 1987, the restaurant was renamed to Christian Horizons. And finally, in 1991, Donald Brox opened the "At the Crossroads" restaurant.
In 1996, At the Crossroads was purchased by the current owner, Anton Heimpel. The restaurant has undergone a number of expansions and renovations, but in 2002, it underwent its most extensive expansion, dramatically changing the building's outward appearance. At this time, the 3500 sq. ft. gift shop, "The Mercantile", was added, making it not just a place to eat, but also a local attraction.
Imagine Your Dining Experience...
As you walk through our front doors, you see a large gift shop with unique and creative gift ideas. To the right is a full selection of inspirational cards. To the left, a myriad of sections to browse through, each with it's own distinctive style and flare.
The aroma of homestyle cooking draws you straight ahead to our dining area. Here,you are greeted with a welcoming smile and escorted to your table in a quaintly decorated room. Quilts and pictures of the Mennonite lifestyle enhance the atmosphere.
You begin studying the menu which has a variety of items from grilled cheese to grilled salmon and almost everything in between. Your helpful server suggests the buffet because, after all, it is the best way to try a little bit of everything!
You start your dinner with a bowl of one of our delicious soups. You compliment your choice with a slice of homemade bread...and make a mental note to save room for some of those tantalizing desserts you just passed.
Next, you are drawn in by the wonderful selection of salads...greens with a variety of toppings, some coleslaw, potato, macaroni...all fresh and flavorful.
Time to move on to the hot buffet tables. Tonight they're carving roast beef and roast pork...and don't forget the sauerkraut. You still need to try the turnip...even though you don't normally like it, you just heard another table raving about it so it's worth a try! Balance out your plate with an array of other vegetables, potatoes, stuffing...and gravy to top it all off.
It's familiar and scrumptious. It tastes like dinner at Grandma's.
Your friendly and attentive server reminds you of the "all you can eat" dessert table that's included with the buffet and mentions that the apple dumplings are a favorite. Remember, there's always room for dessert! You peruse the options...squares, puddings, fruit, and ten different kinds of pie. You take one slice of pie and maybe another because they all look so delicious. There's barely enough room for the ice cream.
As you leave, filled to the brim, you imagine your next visit to At the Crossroads!
Tel: (519) 669-8117 • Fax: (519) 669-0430 • email@example.com