By Jacqueline G. Goodwin, Ed.D.
Step into Ted’s Bar & Grill 22 and you suddenly understand why this place has a parking lot that is perpetually full. And no wonder. With an interior that boasts two dining rooms, a large and spacious bar and more than 30 large screen TVs, it’s definitely a local favorite to relax and unwind.
Gabrielle Ritter says when the opportunity came up eight years ago to purchase Ted’s Bar & Grill her father, Romeo Lamarco, couldn’t pass it up. It truly became a family affair when older brother, Joel Lamarco, a classically trained chef whose past experience included upscale restaurants in Florida and Chicago, said he’d be chef and Ritter agreed to be general manager. The rest is history.
Ritter says Ted’s menu was revamped last November. “We added a lot more healthy options like fresh made soups, salads, and dips like hummus and spinach artichoke, but we kept our award winning wings, burgers, wraps, and everyone’s favorite, our roasted Prime Rib. And we still have steamed clams and mussels, delicious steaks, ribs and grilled salmon and crab cakes.
“We pride ourselves on providing delicious, affordable meals to our guests. From our daily specials to our homemade soups, you can count on Ted’s to deliver a great meal.”
The bar offers 17 drafts, a huge craft beer selection, in addition to ciders, malts and seltzers. Fresh and creative cocktails along with an abundant selection of wines and imported beers offer something for every taste.
“At Ted’s we like to have fun,” says Ritter. “Join us at 8 p.m. every Tuesday for Trivia hosted by Ray Rossi Entertainment, Wednesday for Live Karaoke, and Thursday for Bar Bingo with a chance to win a Ted’s Gift Card during every game every night.” Ted’s also hosts a D.J. on Friday nights and live music featuring local bands beginning at 9 p.m.
Ritter says Ted’s strives to enrich the lives of its guests through superior quality of food and beverages, customer service and an enjoyable environment. “We believe in delivering an exceptional dining experience to every customer, every time,” she says. “At Ted’s, the customer is always right.”
Ted’s also provides full service catering on or off site for parties and special events of all sizes.
If you can’t make it out to Ted’s Bar and Grill 22 at 7300 Allentown Blvd., there’s also its sister restaurant, Ted’s Bar and Grill which is located at 1313 North Second Street in mid-town Harrisburg that you can try. You’ll find that whichever location you choose, Ted’s Bar & Grill caters to all.
Ted’s Bar & Grill is open seven days a week. Hours: Monday –Thursday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.—2 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.—11 p.m. www.tedsbarandgrill.com
Must-Have-Appetizers. . .
Sausage or Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps: House made and stuffed with your choice of sweet Italian sausage or fresh blue crab meat.
Prime Rib Nachos: Tri-colored torilla chips covered with prime rib, cheddar and mozzarella, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and picked jalapeno peppers.
Can’t Miss. . .
Pretzel Sandwich: Soft Bavarian style pretzel roll served with your choice of ham or turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion
Build Your Own Pizza: First choose your base, then your cheese, and then add sauce and toppings of your choice.
Slow Roasted Prime Rib: 16 ounce cut.
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes: Homemade broiled crab cake made with fresh jumbo lump crab meat