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About The Cab Frye

The three-story brick building was built in 1830 by John Steinman and his family along the old gravel pike from Allentown to Philadelphia. A century later, Elmer Trollinger purchased the property and surrounding acreage and successfully applied for a beer license. Here they raised and grew most of what they served with good, simple home cooking.

Cab Frye and his wife, Betty, purchased the property in 1953 and began transforming the “local tap room” atmosphere into an establishment renowned for its fine food and cocktails, a tradition carried on by succeeding owner, Robert Eugster.

In 1993, Edward J. Galgon, Jr., purchased the restaurant and surrounding property. Serving continental favorites with seasonal fare of wild game, fowl, seafood and wild mushroom specialties, along with an extensive wine list and fine spirits, Cab Frye’s Tavern was awarded three stars by Mobil Travel and three diamonds by AAA.

In 2013, Cab Frye’s Tavern was sold and renamed Meritage Bistro.

In the fall of 2023, the building will reopen as a catering site for all types of events. We will go back in time using the name Cab Frye (catering company). On May 15, 2024, The Cab Frye will open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday.