A longtime steakhouse in central Pennsylvania is up for sale after 35 years


A popular North York County steakhouse is up for sale.

The Hillside Cafe in Fairview Township and adjacent properties are listed for sale for $5.75 million, according to a real estate listing by Hershey Real Estate Group.

“It’s time to retire,” said co-owner George Sgagias, joking “I’m 78,000.”

In the meantime, the Hillside remains open for business.

Sgagias has operated the restaurant at 589 Salem Road with his wife, Loula, since they purchased it in 1987. Previously, he ran other establishments in the area, including the Belmont Lounge and Olympic, both in Harrisburg.

In the era of chain steakhouses, Hillside, an independent establishment off Lewisberry off Route 83, stands out with a menu of steaks and seafood, including crab cakes and a popular cream soup. of crab.

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In 2014 the restaurant was destroyed by fire and reopened two years later after extensive reconstruction. The fire was deemed accidental and caused the roof of the restaurant to collapse. Damage was estimated at $2.5 million.

The 7,072 square foot facility can accommodate 300 people with two full bars, a fireplace, and two private banquet spaces. It is shared between a restaurant and a sports bar.

The prize includes five lots combining 9.5 acres and liquor license, according to the listing.

Sgagias said his three adult children did not want to take over the establishment. The couple work seven days a week and more than 80 hours a week, he said.


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