Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Only Olney Place

The Olney Place

The Olney Place is on Rt. 54, on the east side of Keuka Lake, midway between Hammondsport and Penn Yan, just a couple of miles north of our place.  It's where Froggy's used to be.

Owner Seth Olney has created a little oasis for convenience shopping and eating along Keuka Lake's east side. 

Open early to pick up a newspaper, as Tom often does, or to grab a tasty breakfast sandwich, Seth is always friendly and inquisitive as to what one is up to.  Since opening 5 years ago, Seth has worked hard to make it a special place.

Need to know something about the area's history, Seth more than likely will have the answer.  He likes to collect history of the area, through photos. And he seems to know everyone in the area. He is even considering running for Congress in 2014.

Olney's is much more than a convenience store, although it is very convenient. Otherwise, we'd have to drive all the way to the end of the lake (9 or 11 miles) just to get a newspaper, or an ingredient. 

My last run up to Olney's was with our grandson for fishing worms. He said that it should be called "The Only Olney Place."

Seth, the owner, also makes cinnamon rolls based on a family recipe.

It's a great place to get a quick meal -- for breakfast or lunch or after boating or gardening or doing chores.
Some of them are over the top.  Like the Eggleston. A hamburger with an egg.   But he also has a natural food sections and "green" section.

You can get gas for your boat from the dock.  And there are chairs and picnic tables for eating outside.  Ice cream, too.

A great selection of beer.
Even treats for dogs --which sell out fast.

It's a very popular stop for cyclists.  And for people needing WIFI. 

So, if you are in the area, check it out.

And tell Seth we sent you! 


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