Skylar Bark, News Writer

A Struthers loved restaurant has finally reopened their dining room since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

The Elmton had a carry-out service provided during the meantime.

Many were excited to see their favorite restaurant reopen not just for carry-out.

“It’s been a tradition ever since we were little kids. Our families would always come here, mom and dad. They would order the pizza and the chicken,” says customer Frank Butch.

The Elmton has been a huge hit in Struthers, Ohio for nearly 80 years.

On Tuesday January 24th, they reopened their beloved dining room to the loving customers.

“We missed our customers and they missed coming in,” says Jack Walters, the owner of The Elmton.

The Elmton struggled throughout the pandemic, due to the lack of employees.

Owner Walters hopes to have more assistance from employees while reopening their dining room.

“I’ve got a bunch of new people that weren’t here before the pandemic. It’s an all-new learning experience because we do a lot of carry-out and a combination of dining in, and I’m not going to have a full staff yet,” says Walters.

Dine-in hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Carry-out hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations aren’t needed.