Princess Restaurant has been serving fine meals at
reasonable prices for four generations.
George Pappas Sr. first acquired ownership in 1939. In
the early years, the business existed primarily as a
confectionary with homemade candies. A businessmanís
special luncheon, consisting of homemade soups,
sandwiches, and fountain favorites was also available.
As the years progressed, increased emphasis was placed
on serving meals.
In the mid 1940s, George Pappas Jr. joined his father
in the restaurant business. It was during this time
that additional changes took place. The confectionary
candy cases were removed and were replaced with booths
and tables for increased dining capacity.
Whether you are a political junkie or not, you will be
interested to know that on June 21, 1953 (Father's
Day) President Harry Truman and his wife Bess
enjoyed dining here. He was passing through Frostburg
on his first trip back to Washington DC since
leaving the White House in 1952. He stopped at the
Princess Restaurant for a lunch. Be sure to check
out the Truman Booth when you visit us!
George Jr. and his wife Dorothy became the owners in
1963 and continued to operate the business until 1981.
They too made structural changes in the restaurant and
expanded the menu offerings as well. The fine homemade
candy-making tradition continues exclusively for the
George W. Pappas along with his wife Shelia and family
are continuing the Pappas tradition of making the
Princess Restaurant one of Allegany Countyís most
Restaurant is located just four blocks or 10 minutes
from Frostburg State University. We offer catering
services for Business Meetings, Weddings,
Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Fraternity and
Sorority Social Functions. Call us (301) 689-1680 to
learn how we can help you.