Maryanne’s Homestyle Cooking opened over 35 years ago, starting in Croydon, and later moving to Levittown. Maryanne’s is a classic homestyle diner, featuring eclectic decor and vintage Coca-Cola pieces.
Maryanne’s was inspired by the real Maryanne, the mother of Jim and Rich, who opened up Maryanne’s Homestyle Cooking. Her sons opened up their restaurant, and Maryanne worked in both locations.
“They work here in the kitchen,” said Thomas Lengyel, who’s been working at Maryanne’s for over 2 years. “Rich makes up all of the soups, and makes them himself.” Maryanne’s also sources their products from local farms and bakeries, such as Tanner Farms. Maryanne’s by and large operates within and for the Bucks County community.
Other employees have stayed with Maryanne’s since the day it opened in Croydon. But the diner burned down five years ago, then was reborn from the ashes on Woodbourne Road.
Authenticity is Maryanne’s promise, alongside some pretty outstanding dishes. One of their classic staples is the ‘French Toast Holy Cannoli,’ which features cannoli filled french toast, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.
Maryanne’s also hosts charity fundraisers and sponsored events for local community organizations.
“We had a fundraiser not too long ago for breast cancer, a percentage of our sales that day went to local breast cancer organizations,” Tom said. “We support the William Penn Fire Company as well.”
WBCB’s Sam Foxwell contributed to this post.