This establishment has been a part of our community since 1929 when Mary White started selling her now-famous WhiteWay bread. With her husband, George White (and four children), the Whites lived upstairs and called their business, "White Way Lunch." Along with the bread, they sold homemade ice cream, pies, and sandwiches to those who passed on Route 250. At the time, the farm was many acres, stretching past the historic Buckhorn Inn. The Whites used homegrown produce, dairy and meats from their farm. It was by all means, a family enterprise.
In 1958, their daughter, Charlotte, took the reins and ran the popular diner with her husband Lawrence and four children. Carolyn Maxwell was one of Charlotte's four children, who all had a role in running the business. It was Mrs. Maxwell who graciously taught us the original bread recipe from the 1920's.
After being closed for seven years the diner reopened in 2016 to be what you see today, White's Wayside.
We are perhaps the only restaurant in America since WWII to live by mission statement, "Grown by our neighbors, cooked by our neighbors at a neighborly price".
A 75KW solar array went online in 2017.
- LGBT Friendly
- Live Music
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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