The Forksville General Store &
Restaurant is a 160 year old historic
landmark located in the picturesque
Endless Mountains of Northeastern
Pennsylvania. Owners Mike & MaryAnn
moved their family from the hustle and
bustle of Philadelphia, to the quiet country
side upstate, when they seized the
opportunity to own their own business.
Born and raised in South Philly, Big
Mike always dreamed of being able to one
day own his own business and live in an
area that spoke to his heart. -
"This place is like no other. Being a
professional musician my whole life, I've
had the opportunity to travel the world
and nothing seemed to compare to the
beauty and serenity of the Endless
Mountains. I originally fell in love with
the area back in the '60's when a group of
us used to come up camping at World's
End State Park. I believe this is where I
was meant to end up in life, and I'm lucky
to be able to share this with my family."
Mike's wife, MaryAnn, was no stranger
to the restaurant business with her success
as a business manager/chef in quite a few
South Jersey establishments. When the
opportunity arose to purchase his own
business in a place he loved, Mike and
MaryAnn decided to breathe new life into
the old store. -
"With my wife's experience in the
food industry and my experience as a
South Philly Italian growing up around
hoagie shops and cheesesteak joints, we
decided that we found our nitch! We're
known around here for offering 'A taste of
South Philly in the Mountains' and you
better believe we've got the philly flavor
down! We've even been nominated and
ranked in the top 3 spot for USA Today's
BEST CHEESESTEAKS in
Along with offering lunch and dinner,
the restaurant serves breakfast daily
beginning at 8 a.m., and is located only 2
miles from World's End State Park. Every
saturday night, Forksville comes alive with
"Saxdaddy on the Loyalsock" dinner and
live entertainment provided by Big Mike,
the 'Saxdaddy'. This show has been
credited with putting the Forksville
General Store & Restaurant on the
map by being featured in numerous articles
and local television broadcasts.
Reservations are required to get tickets for
the dinner show but Saxdaddy can assure
you that you won't find anything else like it!
"We bring VEGAS to FORKSVILLE! And
remember, what happens in
Forksville, stays in Forksville!"
It took over 18 years for Big Mike &
family to turn an old, run of the mill general
store into a thriving restaurant and tourist
attraction. They made it possible with a
lot of hard work, dedication, and support
from friends and customers alike. -
" We are family owned and operated and
are proud to be one of the few 'Mom &
Pop' businesses still in operation. Our
goal is to make you our friend and valued
customer for as many years as you'll have
us. We hope that this tiny spot, in the
breathtaking Endless Mountains of
Pennsylvania, will forever hold a special
place in your heart as it has in ours."
-Big Mike & Family
The General Store continues to provide its
customers with basic necessities such as
groceries, camping supplies, bag ice,
bundles of fire wood, and novelty items
such as pure maple syrup, local honey,
old~fashioned candies, coffee mugs, souvenir
shirts , post cards, magnets,etc.
The Forksville General Store &
Restaurant is a great place to bring the
family, take a romantic drive through the
scenic mountains to visit, or to come and
"Taste the Difference." Big Mike & family look
forward to bringing you excellent quality,
delicious ingredients, and most importantly
customer satisfaction. Remember: you have
not truly experienced the Endless Mountains
of Pennsylvania until you've visted this
historic world... just across the covered
* Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of
Excellence Award 2015 & 2016 *
"We were up Sunday and for the first time had breakfast
instead of the usual Hamburger, cheese steaks and wraps. I
can now say I don't think you can get a bad meal there at all!
Loved the home fries wit whiz!!!! Will be back up in February for
the Winterfest! Can't wait to hit you guys up!!!"
"I like your breakfast portions and your steak sandwiches is
like having a little bit of Philly in the mountains! The service is
always friendly and the food is always good!"
Oaklyn New Jersey
"My family always stops at the Forksville Restaurant for some
great food on our way to our summer house in Canton from
Drexel Hill, PA. We love all the food especially the
cheesesteaks and everyone who works there is so friendly.
Thanks for running such a wonderful restaurant and store."
"There is no better place in the world for great entertainment
and wonderful food!! Everyone is AWESOME!"
-Marlene Howe Bower
"The best bargain ... Great Food...Up close, Vegas Quality
Show......In all of Pennsylvania!"
-Gerald Gephart Sr.
"We were at Worlds End for the weekend and came in Friday
night for dinner. The meal was awesome! Next time we come
back we decided to not pack food but just pack snacks and
have all of our meals at your Restaurant! Only being 30
minutes outside Philly ourselves, it was neat to learn that the
owners are from this area also! Thanks for the great
cheesesteaks and burgers!"
"My Husband and I were there last night~~Had a wonderful
meal and tons of fun~~Bought a CD of Michele's (Wonderful)
and all the music was great~~~Can't wait to go back~~~~What
a show Mike and Company~~"
-Candace Henry Welshans
"Best breakfast in Sullivan (and beyond!)"
"Place looks awsome, U and ur family are amazingly cool and
that food was great.....looking forward to gettn down that way
"Thanks for being there when we need you. Just drove up from
LockHaven on Saturday. Great rolls."
"If you are anywhere near Forksville, take the time to take
advantage of Sax Daddy's dinner show on Saturday nights! We
had an awesome time tonight! Two old friends entertaining us
in an intimate setting. How surprised we were when Mike
brought out his young daughter with an amazing voice and
super keyboard skills. We soon found out why he looked on at
her with a "proud Papa" expression... Michelle is very talented!
What a great way to usher in my 40th birthday! We will see you
|"Project Runway: Season 1" winner - Fashion designer Jay
McCarroll, stopped in for a bite to eat and visited with Big
Mike & the FRX crew
|Home of the famous Big Mike's Steaks & Hoagies
Ranked TOP 3 in USA Today's 10Best list for
BEST CHEESESTEAK IN PENNSYLVANIA!
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|Nascar Driver Dale Earnhardt
Jr., stops in for lunch and visits
with Big Mike.