A Westside staple is closing its doors this month, after nearly 60 years of serving the community. Stone's Restaurant in Cheviot announced via a Facebook post on Jan. 5 that they will permanently close on Jan. 25.
The restaurant, owned by Chris and Stephanie Stone, opened in 1962 and serves home-style comfort food, featuring classics like country-fried steak, tuna melt sandwiches, stuffed pork chops and all-day breakfast.
In the announcement, the Stones explained that after over five decades, they were retiring. "It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Chris and Stephanie will officially be retiring after more than 57 years of serving home cooked meals to the Cheviot and west side community. Stone’s Restaurant will be permanently closing its doors on Saturday, January 25, 2020," the post read.
They went on to thank all of their patrons. "Words cannot express how thankful we are for the honor to have served you," the post continued. "The lifelong friends we have made over the last 57 years continue to have a lasting impact on our lives and in our hearts. We’ve shared your joys and sorrows, laughter and tears, and made countless memories. These walls have seen generations come and go. They’ve seen couples marry, have children, and seen those children grow up and marry. Our humble little restaurant has never been just a business to us, it’s been our home and we loved sharing it with you. Thank you for coming into our home and into our lives. Thank you to our loyal staff throughout the years who helped make us a success, especially our current staff: Jerry, Donna, Amber, Kerrie, Stephanie, Tracey, Cole, and Elijah. Albeit with tears and a little bit of angst, we are excited about what the future holds."
They conclude their announcement with well wishes and ask for one last visit: "Wishing you all health and happiness. Thank you for your patronage, but most importantly, your friendship and love. We hope to see you one last time before we close. To the next chapter in life!"
For more information, follow the Stone's Restaurant Facebook page.
Stone's Restaurant, 3605 Harrison Ave., Cheviot.