Down home cooking with a touch of history
Long before Boyer Station became a restaurant, motel and campground, it was a general store and post office for the town of Boyer.
Owner Frank Murphy said he remembers going to the store as a child.
ﾓI remember coming in and getting a pop every once in awhile,ﾔ he said. ﾓThey had a bottle opener on the main support beam with a bucket below it to catch the bottle caps.ﾔ
The building also housed the post office between 1903 and 1967. The post office window is on display in the restaurant.
The building was purchased in 1979 by George Phillips, who turned it into the restaurant it is today. Phillips, with the help of Richard Carter, decorated the restaurant with artifacts from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.
Murphy and his wife, Susie, took over ownership of the restaurant, motel and campground in 1994.
With a variety of culinary influences, the restaurant has something for everyone. Many entrees are named for the railroad theme, including the Big Toot, the Shayburger, the Cow Catcher, the Heisler and the Flatcar.
Italian staples like lasagna, spaghetti and veal or chicken parmesan are specialties at Boyer Station and complete the menu that also features pork, chicken, seafood, steak and roast beef.
The restaurant is also famous for its house salad and desserts, such as strawberry shortcake and the brownie a la mode.
The motel and campground flank the restaurant.
The motel has 20 rooms,ﾠ offering single or double occupancy. Each room features a private bath, TV, air conditioning and electric heat.
The campground has slots for 40 campers or tents with amenities including: water and electric hookups, picnic tables, hot showers with private dressing rooms, private flush toilets, sewer hookups, dump station and a playground.