From our fresh coffee and seasonal menu, to our comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, to our private event offerings, we’re dedicated to providing a delicious dining experience in our unique, cozy atmosphere.


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3741 River Road (Route 32)
Lumberville, PA 18933
215-297-9262
cafemanager@lumbervillegeneralstore.com

Birthdays. Holiday Parties. Rehearsal Dinners. Weddings. Parties. Business Meetings.
Let’s throw the event everyone will talk about.

Book a Party

Whether you’re celebrating your birthday in the Parlor Room with a few of your close friends, or you’re planning an intimate wedding with up to 50 guests, good times become even better at The Lumberville General Store.

  • Holiday Parties
  • Heade Dinner Party
  • Hartley BBQ Buffet

 

Curbside pickup prix fixe menu

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday | 3 – 7:30 pm (last order at 7 pm)

Call 215-297-9262 to place your order!

$32.50 per person | Choose 3 courses below (bread included)

$99 family dinner (2 adults & 3 children) | Adults: choose 3 courses below (bread included)

Children: family style Chicken Strips, Macaroni & Cheese and French Fries, choose 3 desserts below

 

Starter (included)

House-made Focaccia with butter

Appetizer

Salmon Crostini house-smoked salmon, capers, pickled red onion and cream cheese served on rye toast points^

Classic Caesar Salad romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, croutons and house-made dressing*

Summer Salad mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and champagne vinaigrette*

Mexican Chicken Pozole Soup shredded chicken and hominy corn (medium heat)*

Fried Chicken Wings buffalo garlic Parmesan sauce*

Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado *

Entree

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf brown sugar ketchup glaze, smashed potatoes and beef gravy with seasonal vegetable^

Rosemary and Garlic Marinated Airline Chicken Breast pan jus, seasonal vegetables

and smashed potatoes

Classic LGS 6oz Burger sautéed mushrooms, onions, bacon and bleu cheese; served with

French fries and a Kosher pickle*

Mom’s Meatball Lasagna mini-meatballs, house tomato sauce, ricotta, spinach, and parmesan with seasonal vegetable

Grilled Bourbon Brined Pork Chop mashed sweet potato, bacon honey bourbon sauce and roasted pineapple salsa*

Pan Seared Salmon green peppercorn sauce and cherry tomatoes with seasonal vegetable^

Penne a la Vodka roasted red peppers and onions

Blackened Baja White Fish Tacos topped with pickled cabbage, tomatillo salsa, sliced avocado and sour cream with house-made chips and salsa*

Dessert

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake layered with fresh raspberries and chocolate whipped cream*

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake graham cracker crust topped with whipped cream and seasonal fruit

Sea Salt Caramel Tart ganache topped with whipped cream and candied hazelnuts

Mixed Berry Individual Pies topped with brown sugar oat streusel

 

A la Carte

Quart of Lumberville Turkey Chili sour cream and shredded cheddar with focaccia bread $16.95^

8oz Smoked Salmon Pack $12.50

Quart of House-made Chocolate, Vanilla, or Cinnamon Ice Cream $10.95*

Cappuccino, Latte or Americano $3.95* – To be served hot when you pick up!

6” Carrot Cake carrot cake, whipped cream cheese frosting and salted caramel $27

6” Vanilla Bean Mousse Cake vanilla cake, vanilla mouse and vanilla Italian meringue buttercream $27

6” Chocolate Mousse Cake chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and chocolate

Italian meringue buttercream $27

6” Back and White Mousse Cake chocolate and vanilla cake, vanilla mouse and chocolate

Italian meringue buttercream $27

 

*gluten free option

^may be modified to be gluten free

HISTORY

As you can see from the original date stone on the front of the store, our beautiful building has stood on River Road since 1770. Over the years – with ownership passing from local family to local family – the General Store has always honored the same fundamental tradition: providing a place for the community to congregate. While our visitors may not be relying on us for their weekly groceries these days, we’re proud to still maintain the cozy, communal feel that has defined our store’s history.

 

PAST

This once-sleepy area alongside the Delaware River steadily developed over the course of the late eighteenth century, and with it, the General Store. In 1775, Revolutionary War hero Colonel George Wall, Jr. acquired the land and began personally overseeing the store. He also (modestly) renamed the area “Walls Landing” and created two lumber mills, a grist mill, and a surveying school. By 1825, the store started to serve a dual purpose as the post office of the newly renamed “Lumberville” – a moniker chosen by Jonathan Heed and Samuel Hartley in response to the successful saw mill operations. As the eighteenth century turned into the nineteenth, the General Store exchanged hands between the Livezey family and the Heed family.

history

 

Over time, Lumberville became a bucolic haven for artists, such as Martin Johnson Heade, who was originally a “Heed” before leaving for Europe to study painting. His romantic landscapes experienced a resurgence in popularity the 1940s, with pieces selling for up to $1,000,000. When the daughter of his nephew, Elsie Housely, became the owner of the General Store in 1939, she ensured Heade’s continued recognition after disassembling his sketchbook and selling the pages to eager dealers and collectors. The store remained in her capable hands until 1973, when the ownership changed again.

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PRESENT

Until 2003, The Lumberville General Store was run by Gerald Gordon. In 2008, Doylestown businessman Jack Thompson purchased the historic Black Bass Hotel at auction. Shortly thereafter, he acquired our beloved store. This marked the first time that the same person owned both of Lumberville’s most historic locations. After complete renovations to The Bass – and slight improvements to the General Store – both reopened in 2009.

 

In January 2015, The Lumberville General Store closed again in order to tackle major structural renovations and enhancements. It reopened in the Spring of 2016 as a warm and inviting meeting place for locals, a convenient venue for hotel guests and tourists, and a rest stop for the cyclists and hikers making their way along the towpath and local roads and trails.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Quaker poet and abolition advocate John Greenleaf Whittier called Lumberville home from 1839 to 1840.
  • Culinary queen Julia Child married her husband Paul in Lumberville on September 1, 1946.
  • The Lumberville Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
  • The Black Bass Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

The Lumberville-Raven Rock Bridge is a walking bridge that connects Lumberville to Bull’s Island, NJ. Originally built in 1853, the wooden covered bridge had four timber spans crossing the Delaware River; but by 1944, it had grown unsafe for vehicles and was condemned.

old-bridge

In 1947, John A. Roebling’s Sons Company – the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge and part of the Golden Gate Bridge – was hired to replace the structure with a pedestrian bridge in 1947. These days, this unique multi-catenary pedestrian suspension bridge serves as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.

new-bridge

 

DELAWARE CANAL & TOWPATH

Opened in 1832, the 60-mile canal spans from Easton to Bristol. It was built to carry anthracite, cement, limestone, and lumber from northeast Pennsylvania down to Philadelphia. The canal gave Lumberville access to hard coal to burn to produce the steam that drove the mills. It also had a low-cost means to move agricultural and manufactured wares to market.

 

Around the time of the American Civil War, the canal also transported over 3,000 mule-drawn boats in addition to more than one million tons of coal per year. Over time, traffic on the canal decreased as freighters started to prefer the railroads, and the canal was deeded to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1931.

canal-and-towpath

Only two years later, the Delaware Valley Protective Association was founded to protect the canal as a historical asset. The DVPA paved the way for the establishment of the Friends of the Delaware Canal in 1983, and the group ensures the towpath remains usable and the canal restored.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Delaware Canal was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
  • In 1978, the Delaware Canal was designated a National Historic Landmark.
  • The Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National Heritage Corridor (between Wilkes-Barre and Bristol) was established by the US Congress and signed into law by President Regan in 1988.
  • In 1995, Scenic America – a conservation organization based out of Washington, DC – named the Delaware Scenic Drive (River Road) as one of America’s 10 Most Scenic Byways.

THE BLACK BASS HOTEL

The Black Bass Hotel is one of Lumberville’s most historic buildings with an exciting past. Back in the 1740s, the building was called The Temple Bar and was primarily frequented by the lumbermen who rode rafts and boats down the Delaware River. However, it wasn’t just hardworking loggers who sought out a drink and a room. Legend has it that George Washington was actually turned away when he was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. The innkeeper at the time was loyal to the British Crown, so the rejection was tough luck for George – but certainly makes for a great story.

 

Fast forward to 2008 when The Black Bass was purchased at auction by Jack Thompson, who also owns several automobile dealerships in Bucks County. The Thompson family had been longtime admirers and patrons, and it was their desire to restore the beauty and retain as much of the hotel’s history as possible. The Black Bass has long offered sanctuary, entertainment, and sustenance to thousands of guests who flock to enjoy its River Deck Dining, Sunday Champagne Brunches, and seasonal dishes. The Hotel has also gained a reputation as a perfect location for intimate weddings and other special occasions. The rich tradition of fine dining and warm hospitality that have defined “The Bass” have been extended by the Thompson family to the newly renovated Lumberville General Store, and we look forward to a future as colorful as these two buildings’ pasts.

Bass

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Black Bass Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
  • Do you believe in the supernatural? The Black Bass is known for its ghostly tales – both from employees and guests alike!

As much as we’d like to see you 24/7, we understand that you can’t eat with us all the time.
You can still show off your Lumberville love with our shirts, mugs, and other available merchandise.

Local love in-store

Hats 19.95

T-Shirts 18.95

Mugs 8.95 (12 oz) | 9.95 (16 oz)

In addition to our store merchandise, we’re proud to carry locally-sourced products.
Stop in to see our full selection!

The region's best tasting, all-natural raw honey

All Natural Soy Candles from Bucks County

Sweet and savory jams and marmalades

Children's Book Series - author Laura T. Barnes



3741 River Road (Route 32)
Lumberville, PA 18933
215-297-9262
cafemanager@lumbervillegeneralstore.com


Hours

Open 7 days a week, 6:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday and Saturday Night Supper Club