Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania: Cow Heads at Pancake House

Two very large cow heads are mounted on an otherwise empty sign, high up on poles, incongruously outside a Perkins Pancake House Restaurant.

Perkins Restaurant

Address:
615 Hwy 92, Tunkhannock, PA
Directions:
Perkins Restaurant. East of downtown Tunkhannock about two miles, on the north side of US Hwy 6/Hwy 92.
Admission:
Free
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Cows at a Pancake House

The pancake house was formerly the Shadowbrook Dairy Bar, which opened in 1955, and was sometimes called the Twin Cows (at least I remember hearing it called that as a kid). The Dairy Bar gradually expanded to include golf, mini-golf, a campground, bowling lanes, and a motel. It was sold separately in 2002 and became the pancake house, but the Twin Cows are still on a sign next to the building.

[Andrea Anesi, 10/25/2014]

Cow heads.

Cow Heads at Pancake House

I'd understand this unusual display [at a Perkins Restaurant] if the business it ballyhooed were a steakhouse or even a hamburger joint. But when I think of pancakes, cows don't pop into my mind -- unless I have a craving for flapjacks with butter, but that's a stretch. Whatever the reason, it's good to see a giant animal head when traveling.

[Diane Plumley, 01/20/2014]

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