On a recent drive heading from Erie to Pittsburgh the prospects for a good lunch seemed grim. The area east of Interstate 79 doesn't offer much as their are only a couple decent sized towns. Checking online, Lona's in Franklin sounded promising.
It was early, just a little after 11 am, and they had just opened. We were the first customers in the restaurant but as we enjoyed our meal, I noticed that the restaurant was filling up. The seating area is comfortable although somewhat sparse. They also had a nice looking bar on one end of the restaurant. In addition, they are attached to another bar (smoking) named The Celtic Cafe.
The menu was very nice with some great choices. I went with the Marinated Salmon sandwich which is served on a focaccia bun with mustard, mayo, bacon and chopped avocado. The sandwich's came with a choice of regular fries or sweet potato fries. It was very good, although I could have done without the bacon. My partner choose a fish sandwich which was lightly breaded and while I did not sample it, the fish looked delicious!
Lona's is located at 1211 Liberty St. right in the middle of Franklin.