Forester Restaurant


The Forester Restaurant & Tavern is nestled in a peaceful corner of the Allegheny National Forest in northwest Pennsylvania. Choose from our rustic tavern atmosphere, cozy dining room, or a tranquil creekside patio to fully enjoy your dining experience. The menu features food rich in family tradition like our famous fish fry or prime rib to hearty pasta dishes, blended with an array of different steak cuts, delicious burgers, and our own unique style of wings. Our eclectic menu and ever evolving specialty items coupled with our staff's commitment to freshness and quality make for a memorable dining experience.

The Gazdak's re-opened the restaurant in September of 2013 and have carried on recipes that have withstood 3 generations. They experience the restaurant as a way of carrying on the traditions of their families, and the sincere passion they dedicate to its success make the Forester Restaurant & Tavern a landmark dining destination.

The Foresters' well trained bar staff is ready to accommodate all drink orders from its well stocked spirits cabinet as well as many different selections of wine, domestic and imported beer, and a featured local option for craft beer from Lakewood New York's Southern Tier Brewery, with selections varying seasonally.

The kitchen staff’s experience and craftsmanship are represented in every order from kitchen to table. Prepare to be amazed by the complex list of daily specials featured off the menu, with few items repeating (not by lack of request) and fresh new ideas cycling and emerging constantly from the creative and exciting kitchen environment.

What People Are Saying About Us

"This restaurant is a treasure hidden in the woods, a little off the beaten path."

"Forester is delightful, you can sit outside by the brook and listen to the falling water on the patio, it's got an eclectic feel and you can tell the menu is more sophisticated for a rural area."

“Best onion rings in America.”

"Very busy place on a Friday. Bar was buzzing too."