If you are able to resist the temptation to devour the locally renowned bread sticks in mass quantities, you may have room to savor the other delectables The Fenton House brings to the table.
Established in 1987, The Fenton House, 413 S. LeRoy St., is in Fenton's quaint Dibbleville area. With a casual and family-friendly environment, the restaurant is alcohol free. The space includes a room with arcade games and separate rooms available for private events.
The diverse menu features an array of salads, sandwiches -- including wraps, chicken and BBQ dishes. A variety of pasta dishes are available and prepared with your choice of sauce (meat, marinara, creamy tomato basil, alfredo and pesto). If you're craving a slice, you can decorate a pizza with your favorite toppings or choose one of the unique specialty pizzas on the menu.
The infamous butter and garlic clad bread sticks served at The Fenton House are reason enough to visit the restaurant. Perfect crispiness on the outside with a soft and chewy interior, these baked goods are scrumptious on their own or with a side of dipping sauce.
The Greek house dressing follows as a close second favorite. A light and zesty mix of oils and herbs mingles well with many of the salad options. Most of my trips to The Fenton House are inspired by the craving for these two simple delicacies.
Almost too full and happy to continue, the main entree of my choice is the chicken alfredo. The Fenton House is one of the few places where I will order this dish, knowing the sauce will be light and creamy without being overpowering.
Other favorites from the bill of fare are the jumbo ravioli, the turkey and Italian sandwiches, and any concoction of pizza.
The service is polite and attentive, even after the server must return three times before I can make up my mind. Prices range from $6-$15, making the restaurant both delicious and affordable. The Fenton House is open for lunch and dinner for walk-ins and take-out. Catering is also available.
The menu is focused and does not compromise quality. Most meals are served in individual size to family-style.