Business & Merchant
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:43
By Beth Stroud
Nestled halfway between Finleyville and New Eagle at 2130 Route 88 is the mid-Mon Valley’s newest diner. Monongahela native Joe Debevec recently opened the kitchen at Joey D’s Café in a spot where other proprietors had attempted to serve the local community in the past.
|Joey D’s Café|
However, Debevec’s efforts went beyond “just another restaurant” when he brought his vision to life after 18 months of expanding and renovating his building from the ground up. Knotty pine wood, warm brown tiles and a new stainless steel kitchen sets the foundation of an inviting café where diners can enjoy made to order breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and breakfast only on Sunday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Joey D’s menu offers a variety of “comfort food” using meats and cheeses from locally owned Cheplic Packing, Inc. and produce from Jordan Banana. Some of the most popular menu items include an array of omelets with homemade home fries, stacks of pancakes and French toast, fried/baked cod, burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, fresh cut fries and crisp and hearty salads.
Debevec brought his family’s southern fried buttermilk chicken sandwich to the menu along with daily homemade soups and his specialty coffee blend. The newest introduction to Joey D’s menu includes his signature chicken wings and sauce that took him five years to perfect. Daily specials for all three meals including unique sandwiches and select entrees are offered in addition to the full menu.
Debevec had served as a cook for years at the Yorkshire Inn in Pleasant Hills and was the owner of Debevec Pizza and BBQ which was located in North Charleroi from 1998-2001. When the opportunity presented itself to return to the restaurant business, Debevec didn’t hesitate to take it. Joey D’s Café offers a welcoming atmosphere where friends and families can come together for a delicious meal close to home. Joey D’s can accommodate 78 patrons in comfortable booths, free-standing tables and at the bar
|The facility can accommodate 78 patrons.|
which faces into the kitchen.
The owner and staff thoroughly enjoy serving their regulars as well as new customers. Ample parking can be found on either side of the building and take-out for those who would prefer to dine at home is available. The café may be rented for private parties outside of regular business hours by calling 724-258-2953. Be sure to like Joey D’s Café on Facebook.