234 North Front Street, Wrightsville
717-252-0416 or Jwrpa.com
Hours of operation: Breakfast, Saturday, 8-11 a.m.; Lunch, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner, Wednesday-Saturday, 4-9 p.m.; Brunch, Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Seasonal Pizza Patio, May & September, Friday & Saturday, 3-9 p.m.; June-August, Wednesday-Sunday, 3-9 p.m.
Located on the banks of the Susquehanna River in York County, John Wright Restaurant offers farm-to-table American cuisine with a bit of history on the side.
The restaurant and its store are located in a large warehouse built in 1916 by R.P. Wilton. The structure once housed a silk mill, a textile corporation and a weaving operation.
All of the products used by John Wright, from meat and dairy to produce, are farm fresh, local and non-GMO. Fish and seafood are sustainably harvested, and the bar focuses on local brews and spirits. Bread is also made in-house (with the exception of sliced bread, which is sourced from the Lancaster Food Company), as are the desserts.
The restaurant’s website states, “We take pride in the quality of our food by purchasing from local farmers. Our personal relationships with our farmers ensure that our products are not processed or pre-made.”
A list of local farms and purveyors include Breezy Meadows Farm, Musselman’s, Pine View Dairy, Farm Fromage, Shady Acres, Locust Point Cattle Company and more. The restaurant offers a breakfast menu, brunch buffet, lunch menu, dinner menu and kids’ menu.
Its alfresco dining in the warmer months has become John Wright’s trademark. Dine in the Four Seasons Dining Room, River Room (banquet area) or patio. It’s also a popular venue for weddings and other special occasions.