New American Cuisine

The food is the real star here: a top-notch, scratch-made, local, eco-friendly and–most importantly–delicious dining experience. Our menu reflects the best of the US and the bounty of our region. Cajun and creole. Northern and Southern. The East and West coasts and beyond. This is hand made, lovingly crafted, just plain good food. Kaufman Tavern is new American cuisine at its finest.

Kaufman Tavern is new American cuisine at its finest: a top-notch, scratch-made, local, eco-friendly and delicious dining experience.

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Our Story

Visit for lunch, dinner or brunch and feel right at home in our four, distinct, fun and welcoming dining and bar areas, with a nod to our Victorian past. All of our menus highlight the bounty of our region as well as the best of the US.

A landmark experience. A dining and drinking destination. A historic tradition. Since it’s inception, the Kaufman House has been a gathering place for travelers, neighbors and friends. Today, Kaufman Tavern continues and updates the tradition, providing a warm welcome, restorative libations and a fun, comfortable, exquisite dining experience.

Our Story

Visit for lunch, dinner or brunch and feel right at home in our four, distinct, fun and welcoming dining and bar areas, with a nod to our Victorian past. All of our menus highlight the bounty of our region as well as the best of the US.

A landmark experience. A dining and drinking destination. A historic tradition. Since it’s inception, the Kaufman House has been a gathering place for travelers, neighbors and friends. Today, Kaufman Tavern continues and updates the tradition, providing a warm welcome, restorative libations and a fun, comfortable, exquisite dining experience.

History

The Kaufman House was built after the fire of 1902 by Henry Stokey and operated it as a hotel until 1920, when he sold it to the Union Rubber Company, who used it as housing for workers at its plant in Zelienople. Union Rubber sold the house to E.F. Kaufman in 1924. Kaufman remodeled and modernized what he called the Kaufman Hotel, making it a popular stop between Pittsburgh and Erie. In 1974, Ellwood City native Ken Pilarski bought the hotel and renamed it Kaufman House. In his tenure as owner, the Kaufman House had four dining rooms, a coffee shop, a banquet room and a lounge. Today, Kaufman Tavern continues to be a neighborhood destination, ideal for gathering with family and friends for good food, good drinks and a good time.

A landmark locale with a storied history, Kaufman Tavern is a dining and drinking destination that continues the 100-year+ tradition as a gathering place for neighbors, family and friends.

History

The Kaufman House was built after the fire of 1902 by Henry Stokey and operated it as a hotel until 1920, when he sold it to the Union Rubber Company, who used it as housing for workers at its plant in Zelienople. Union Rubber sold the house to E.F. Kaufman in 1924. Kaufman remodeled and modernized what he called the Kaufman Hotel, making it a popular stop between Pittsburgh and Erie. In 1974, Ellwood City native Ken Pilarski bought the hotel and renamed it Kaufman House. In his tenure as owner, the Kaufman House had four dining rooms, a coffee shop, a banquet room and a lounge. Today, Kaufman Tavern continues to be a neighborhood destination, ideal for gathering with family and friends for good food, good drinks and a good time.

A landmark locale with a storied history, Kaufman Tavern is a dining and drinking destination that continues the 100-year+ tradition as a gathering place for neighbors, family and friends.