Papas World – REDS & TRUDYS back home

You know when you move away – there are somethings that

you always miss and make a attempt to see or do again!

In the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains

Of Western New York State

Near the border with Pa.

Is one of those you just have to go back to!

Good day to you all!

That special place has been there since 1924 !

Almost 100 years and still going strong!

A place so unique – that in all my travels

I have only seen it in another place

and that is because a former resident

opened the same kind of place!

In North Carolina!

Welcome to a pleasant surprise!

Know locally for it’s little space – warm atmosphere

and its BURGERS & FRIES – shakes and friendly service

REDS & TRUDY’S is a gem in a field of granite!

The BURGERS are unique in that the are not paddies

but crumbled – baked and toasted buttered – salt covered rolls


Along with the extras of cheese and diced up onions!

Top picture
Its small but packed with flavor!
The old stools and slide into booth’s
The smell and wait are well worth it!

The meat is always crumbled – baked in a hot oven

and the rolls buttered – sprinkled with salt

and heated in the oven

to come out a little toast

yet the whole thing melts in your mouth!

And they have been doing it this way for 96 YEARS!

The rain bow is here!

The same family has operated this since 1958!

62 years!

REDS & TRUDYS is a institution back home.

The people who grew up and lived within 50 miles

and then moved away

well this is their go to when they come back!

Like plastic bubbles
are always a memory
and a place to visit
when you go home!

In 2018 -they were bestowed upon

by The Olean Chamber of Commerce

The Presidential Award

for continued excellence


Sherry and Tom

If you ever get to Portville New York – just as you enter

On the left sits this little eatery.

Do not be surprised if there are no seats-

But do not worry – they have a walk up window

where you can order


and the homemade SHAKES!

Oboy – makes me want to go back one more time!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

Where friends meet the family!

6 thoughts on “Papas World – REDS & TRUDYS back home

  1. Lived next door to it…ate there ONCE….got ill on their gross food. Learned my lesson…DON’T EAT MEAT THAT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS ALREADY BEEN EATEN ONCE AND IS COVERED IN GREASE!

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    • Ann – so sorry to read this – I have never read or heard an episode such as this. I would say if this is the only one that I have seen or heard – that in the nearly 96 years they have been serving food – then that isn’t too bad. Thank you for your comment – Tom

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    • Jay – I do not think it is there any more – I’m guessing it was about ten years ago or maybe longer. Our friends in Leland took us there – I remember it was near a bridge you crossed and turned right and went down to. Somewhere on the way to Myrtle Beach. It was opened by a friend of theirs that I knew only through them. It was a lady who in the past had worked at the one in Portville and knew how to make the burgers. We ate there and yes it tasted almost the same. But I think she sold it and moved onto something else. Sorry – but thank you for the comment!

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