Seeking memories of Spurg’s Restaurant


We received this photo here at the York Daily Record this week, and while I haven’t been posting regularly recently, I had to take just a minute to share it!

It was submitted by Lee Thomson, who wrote, “Remember Spurg’s Restaurant in Spry? Syd Grim is having her 80th birthday on February 14th. If you have a funny story, memory, or picture from Spurg’s, please send it to Syd at 193 Dew Drop Rd, York PA 17402.”

I would LOVE to floor Syd with birthday memories of Spurg’s! It tentatively looks like I’ll be blogging here regularly again soon, and what a great way to kick that off than to help make a birthday fun!

About Joan

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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One Response to Seeking memories of Spurg’s Restaurant

  1. Jim Fahringer says:

    My story goes back to the original Spurg’s Curb Service Restaurant which was located almost opposite the Stony Brook Dive- In Theater — about where the most eastern entrance to Food Lion exists. I remember the automated sign along the then Lincoln Highway or Route 30. It was a very large figure of a Curb Service female attendant who looked a little like a majorette complete with very high white boots. Her arm holding a tray of food moved up and down to wave people into the restaurant. I think she was also lit with lights. I loved the curb service there. The girl waitresses were dressed in the same white boots. I wss very young and it is a possibility that they wore roller skates but I cannot remember. One of the things I remember about this place was the unusual way they served hot dogs. They didn’t serve hot dogs on doggie rolls they served them on hamber rolls. They cut alternating slices on the opposite side of the hot dog from the top to the bottom. These slices only went half way through the hot dogs. When the hot dogs were cooked, the curled up into a circle that fit perfectly on a hamburger bun. In the center of the curled hot dog there was a perfect space for mustard, relish, ketchup, and onions.

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