Food & Drink

The Depot Restaurant

Enjoy lunch or a snack overlooking the Great Meadow at The Depot Restaurant! 
At The Depot, you will find classic lunch favorites including salads, wraps, deli sandwiches, gourmet burgers, hot dogs, and sweet treats. Beverages and historical craft beers from the Freight House Pub are also available for purchase at The Depot.  
The Depot is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Grill closes at 3 p.m., but visitors are welcome to purchase cold grab ‘n go items and beverages until 4 p.m.! 

*Menu pricing does not include sales tax 

The Freight House Pub

Hop on over to The Freight House Pub and cool off with a craft beverage! The open-air deck off the side of the Freight House is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a view of the Great Meadow. 

On tap in the Freight House, you will find Fat Ox Ale and Stocking Hill Ale (our historical craft beers, brewed by Rohrbach Brewing Co.), as well as seasonally rotating OSB Hard Cider, and a selection of wine.  

The Freight House is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during some special events.

*Menu pricing does not include sales tax 

The Pavilion Garden Restaurant

Relax amongst lush heirloom gardens when you stop for a bite to eat or drink at the Pavilion Garden Restaurant! 

In the Pavilion visitors can enjoy craft beverages on tap, grab-and-go lunch options, ice cream, milkshakes, snacks, and more. 

The Pavilion Garden Restaurant is open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays during our regular season. 

*Menu pricing does not include sales tax 

Picnicking at GCV&M

Picnics are welcome at Genesee Country Village & Museum! We encourage visitors to bring a blanket and a bagged lunch and find a lovely spot to enjoy a meal on the sprawling Museum grounds.

Picnic tables are available around the Great Meadow and at various locations around the Museum.

Please do not bring alcohol for on-site picnicking. Thank you! 

D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery

No place emits that warm, nostalgic feeling better than an old-fashioned confectionery with its colorful jars, bottles, and trays of sweet delicacies. Such a location is now found in the Historic Village at D.B. Munger & Co., located next to the Altay Store.

Part exhibit, part true confectionery, the Historic Village opened its confectionery in June 2014, selling savory hand pies and fancy treats.

Visit on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the regular season to purchase freshly baked authentic or historically inspired delights such as Chelsea buns, fruit tarts, elderberry or other seasonal fruit hand pies, or the ever-popular rosewater currant cakes, sugar tea cakes, and maple cakes (cookies). On special event weekends only, try our famous Steak & Ale or other savory hand pies. They are perfect for a quick lunch on the go.

You can also pre-order and pick up certain items each month at the button below.

A number of the bottles on exhibit are replicas of those found in several mid-1800s shipwrecks more than a century after the vessels went down. In some cases, the food was still edible!

Historic tastings and treats

Throughout the season in historic kitchens, visitors can not only experience costumed historical interpreters cooking authentic foods, but taste some of them as well! From minced meat, to Irish soda bread, to  chocolatey confections, there’s always something great to taste and immerse yourself in the 19th-century experience! (Please note: tastings available for consumption in historic buildings are prepared in modern kitchens.) 

On certain special event day’s the Historic Village’s Bread Cart can be found in the Toll House, selling fresh breads made right here at GCV&M. (Don’t wait to buy your goodies – the Bread Cart always sells out)! 

In addition, on certain days street-side vendors can be found selling novel treats. There’s “Pickle Peg” offering dill pickles on a stick, “Tater Tilly” selling creamy steamed and salted baked potatoes, and the newest peddler “Pretzel Gretel” with her fresh-baked German pretzels.

The Flint Hill Store

The Museum’s main gift shop isn’t just a place for unique, handcrafted gifts! We also have a variety of historic and modern goodies for those who aren’t looking for a full meal – or who maybe need something to snack on for the ride home! 

The Flint Hill Store offers:

Freshly-made, delicious fudge in a variety of flavors, made right here at the Museum! Fan favorites include peanut butter, chocolate, raspberry, praline, maple, and seasonal flavors.
Locally made candies and food items, featuring Oliver’s Candies (from Batavia!), chocolates, maple products, honey, mustards, coffees, jams, and jellies.

Historic goodies such as American Heritage Chocolate products, Ye Olde Pepper Shoppe Gibralter Candies (the oldest continually made candies in America), Shaker Rose Water, and 19th-century inspired candy sticks, lollipops, and bulk candies.

Special Event Delicacies

We are pleased to offer unique culinary offerings during many special events at Genesee Country Village & Museum! 

From pancakes and real maple syrup at our Maple Sugaring Festival, to  Scotch eggs and turkey legs at our Celtic Faire, there are endless opportunities throughout the season to taste something new and exciting at GCV&M. 

Visitors can also often find food trucks and local food vendors at special events. 

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