It has been said that almost half of the couples in this area have been engaged during dinner at Don’s Pomeroy House, and more than half of all “good news” has been announced over drinks or dinner here. We’re happy about that and we’d like to think that Mr. Alanson Pomeroy and family would be pleased to see the legacy of wonderful hospitality and an unbeatable dining experience is being exceptionally served every day in his old “Homestead.”
Our Rich History
In June of 1975, the Pomeroy House was entered on the National Register of Historical Places. It was at that point the long time local restaurateur Don Strang, Jr. began to realize and understand the location, its history and its potential to the future population of Strongsville.
The Pomeroy House served as a station for the Underground Railroad.
Alanson Pomeroy and his wife secreted fugitive slaves in the cellar.
Did You Know?
Don’s Pomeroy House officially opened for business on March 14th, 1980. Ronald Regan was President, and “Call Me” by Blondie was #1 on the pop charts.
The Pomeroy House was in serious disrepair when Don Strang, Jr. purchased it in 1985. Through a significant amount of hard work and restoration, the mansion has been returned to it’s former glory.
Alanson Pomeroy was just 13 years old in 1818, and Ohio’s first newspaper was published: The Cleaveland Gazette & Commercial Register.
Alanson Pomeroy, trustee of Strongsville, founded the Bank of Berea and built the large mansion he named “The Homestead.” We call it the Pomeroy House.
On March 12th, 1980, Don’s Pomeroy House Restaurant was officially opened to rave reviews. Since opening, the Strang Corporation has held constant vigilance in keeping Don’s Pomeroy House true to its tradition of hospitality, good times and the ongoing efforts to maintain this National Landmark. The Pomeroy House is at its splendor – with the addition of the Library, the Pub, the Lobby, and the establishment of the outdoor Patio.
Now Don’s Pomeroy House is home to the finest quality fare and best hospitality in the area. Guests enjoy dining on the main floor in the Library, the Old Dining Room, the Parlor, the Study or downstairs in the Pub. The upstairs bedrooms have been converted into private dining rooms. In the summer months, dining outdoors on the Patio can give one a true sense of what it was like to be out on the Strongsville “Public Square” back in the old days. We look forward to having you and your friends here often.