The Times West Virginian

Local News

February 14, 2012

‘The place to go’

Citizens recall tasty treats from The Palace Restaurant

FAIRMONT — When someone is visiting a town, one question arises more than any other. No, it’s not, “What are the best tourist spots?” or “Where can I go shopping?”

After the initial visiting or business is concluded, the first order of business is always, “What’s good around here?”

Our hero seeks a restaurant, and preferably a local one. He’s had his fill of chain restaurants, nice places to be sure, but they just don’t have that local flavor that he craves.

If the place was Fairmont and the time was its glory days, the only answer to that question would be The Palace Restaurant, Fairmont’s own hotspot for years and years.

Started in 1919 by Spiro Gotses and Gus Scarlets on the 100 block of Adams Street, The Palace quickly became the gathering place for all sorts of folks.

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