Here in Hancock, we’re all about getting comfortable. Yeah, once in a while we like to dress to the nines and treat ourselves and our significant others to a night to remember. But most of the time, we just want to go someplace where we can kick back in jeans and a t-shirt, shoot the breeze with the locals over a drink, and enjoy a great meal without all the fuss.
White Birch Airport
For a “uniquely Hancock” dining experience, check out the White Birch Airport “Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast” every Sunday from May through October.
Experience the thrill of watching the planes take off and land as you enjoy a full breakfast of pancakes, eggs of your choice, sausage, hash browns, coffee, and juice for just $7.00 ($4.00 for children under 12). Each weekly breakfast is sponsored by a club or organization raising money for local projects and causes.
White Birch Airport, a member owned flying club that has been in operation in Hancock since the 1960s, is located at 333 Airport Road — just off Dry Brook and Sands Creek Road near Camp Hilltop in the Town of Tompkins, about five miles north of Hancock Village.
Stop in for a bite, make new friends, and have your photo taken next to one of the many planes that make White Birch their home!
Circle E Diner
No one does diner food like the Cirlce E. The secret is in Ray’s special sauce and his and wife Stacey’s unfailing commitment to serve up the best comfort food in the area
UncleBrother is an art gallery/restaurant located in the former DaBrescia Motors car dealership and repair shop in Hancock Village.
Enjoy an eclectic menu of art and food from the four corners of the world in this unique space designed by art dealer Gavin Brown and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Open weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
BRAG ALERT: Hancock has THE BEST Chinese food this side of NYC! Skeptical? Just try it! But a word to the wise — If you’re here on the weekend, call ahead and be prepared to wait a bit. It’s so good, people sometimes line up outside the door!
The Maple Room
Open year round, the Maple Room at the Hancock House Hotel is ideal for a simple meal or special occasion. Enjoy casual dining in elegant surroundings.
Two Sisters Emporium
Famous for their home made fudge of many flavors (actually, home made EVERYthing!), Two Sisters Emporium also offers an intimate setting for a casual lunch or dinner with a twist. They are a gourmet coffee shop, bakeshop, bar, bistro, restaurant, and gift shop all in one! Located in the historic Capitol Theatre on East Front Street in Hancock, the sisters have maintained the stage where they also provide the occasional dinner and a show. Stop in for a free sample of their scrumptious “fudge du jour” and tell them Destination: Hancock sent you!
Hometown, casual feel at this local sports bar and grill. Known for their specialty wings and Friday night Mexican fare.
Long Eddy Hotel and Saloon
If you’re looking for great BBQ, head over to the Long Eddy Hotel and Saloon. Great food at a great price!
From salads and sandwiches to steaks and sides, the Beaver-Del restaurant provides a rustic retreat from the hustle of modern life.
Stop in at the bar for a cocktail, or try one of their local brews. Dinner is served in The River Room overlooking the East Branch of the Delaware River.
The Bakery specializes in baked goods, fresh breads, and made-to-order special occasion and wedding cakes, but you’ll also find a daily assortment of gourmet soups and sandwiches on the menu. Top off your treat with an espresso, latte, or cappucino. But be sure to call ahead. Hours of operation vary with the seasons.
Martin's Cozy Corner
This family-friendly restaurant is the newest addition to our list of great places to eat in the Hancock area. Located in the heart of Hancock Village, the Martins boast fresh food and home-made nightly specials. Stop in for a cozy bite to eat, then enjoy a pleasant meander around the Town Square less than a block away.
This beloved anchor restaurant in the Hancock community is back after TWO devastating fires in 2015. Reasonably priced traditional Italian-American fare with a huge side of friendly, welcoming service is the order of the day at Little Italy. Stop in for a delicious bite… you’ll be part of the family in no time!
440 Rainbow Lodge Rd
16 miles outside of Hancock proper is the Rainbow Lodge, a family-run restaurant nestled between the surrounding Catskill foothills. During the summer, you may choose to dine down by the pond and watch the ducks and geese as you enjoy a delicious meal. In the Autumn, you’ll see exactly why it’s called “Rainbow Lodge” — and why it’s a favorite of locals and visiting outdoor adventurers — a hidden gem with great food and friendly service.
Equinunk General Store
With daily counter specials like Cheesy Mostaccioli and Tuscan Bean soup, this is not your grandmother’s general store (even though it may look like it!). A quaint and quirky shopping and dining experience is guaranteed just a short 10 miles from Hancock village.
Just down the road a few is the Villa Como Restaurant — known in the area for their pizza and Italian fare. Enjoy lunch or dinner in an inviting country setting overlooking Lake Como.
Another of our P.A. neighbors, Lakewood Lodge is located just 10 minutes outside of Hancock Village. They feature traditional casual dining favorites such as wings, burgers, pizza, steak, and seafood to eat in or take out. They’ve also got a great new outdoor dining pavilion and Summer Sunday “Cruise Ins” with antique/classic cars and bikes welcome!