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Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Comfort food still reigns at Mueller’s

Favorites include smoked meats, weekly specials

The Smokehouse burger with cheddar, bacon and smokehouse mayo, is one of the restaurant’s top-selling burgers.

Chicken croquettes, beef medallions, fish and chips, chopped salad and stuffed meat loaf are just a few of the items that fill the menu at Mueller’s General Store & Kitchen in Riegelsville.

When owners Jonathan Davis and Greg Schuyler took over the popular restaurant four years ago, they knew that comfort food is what had made Mueller’s popular.

“We didn’t want to change what this was,” explained manager Alicia Fryer. So they brought in chef Daniel Boyko, from the owners’ other restaurant, Pearly Baker’s Alehouse in Easton, to craft a menu.

Boyko’s menu features his homespun favorites made with a flair, plus dry-rubbed chicken, brisket and ribs that are smoked at the restaurant and a full breakfast menu. The restaurant also serves the burgers that helped make Pearly Baker’s famous, an array of sandwiches including fish tacos and pulled pork, and a light fare menu for those who drop in between 2 and 5 p.m.

The dishes featuring meats cooked in the smoker have proved to be especially popular, Fryer said, along with Boyko’s specials. They change weekly, and recently have included pumpkin French toast, surf-and-turf eggs benedict, a meat-lover’s omelet, aloha burger with pineapple bourbon sauce, chicken cordon bleu and bangers and mash.

Wednesdays are Mexican night and Thursdays are pasta night at the restaurant.

Mueller’s has a full bar featuring craft beers and special cocktails for each season.

The current owners also sell prepared meals in store for people who want to take food home, Fryer said. “We have a little bit of everything.”

Mueller’s is located at the outer edge of Riegelsville, officially in Williams Township, having missed being in Bucks County by a few feet. On warm days, customers can choose to sit on the outside patio, Fryer said, where they have one of the prettiest views of the Delaware River.

“Even when it’s raining, people will sit outside under the awning,” said Fryer.

Heaters are used on cooler nights, she said. “We will keep it open until nobody wants to sit outside.”

Mueller’s General Store has a long and colorful history. Previously the site of a church, the store was founded by Richard and Patricia Mueller. It began as a bait shop, evolved into a general store and deli, and finally a restaurant.

3205 S. Delaware Drive, Riegelsville
(south of Easton)
Soup and salad $3.25-$7.95, light fare (2-5 p.m.) $6.95-$8.95, entrees $10.95-$15.95, sandwiches $7.95-$10.95, breakfast $3.25-$8.95.

610-252-3760, Facebook

7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Tue., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Sun.Full bar

Customer favorites:
Burgers, fish tacos, chicken croquettes, fish and chips, smoked brisket, chicken and ribs, omelets.




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