Success Stories: The Depot Restaurant

Owner: Judy Hurlburt
Location: 4 1/2 Railroad Avenue, Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 433-2074 •

The Depot Restaurant, an old train depot turned tavern and restaurant, is the “Cheers” of Oneonta, NY. Initially built in the early 1900s as a part of the Ulster and Delaware train line, after the train line closed in the early 1970s, a new tavern and restaurant emerged in 1972. The Depot Restaurant is not only rich in historic charm, but also rich in flavor. The Depot is known for its “Garbage Sauce,” a sweet sauce with a touch of heat that can be found on select menu items and is also available at each table so you can add it to any item. Another fan favorite at The Depot is their “Upside- Down Pizza”—not your ordinary slice of pie! Created in 1972, this square pizza is assembled a bit backwards, but makes for a deliciously unique dish.

Restaurant owner Judy Hurlburt has been working with Maines for over fifteen years and has this to say about the great service she receives from her sales rep, Ian Eilertsen: “I have the most amazing relationship with my rep. He always has fresh ideas, keeps me informed about new restaurant trends and the direction of the restaurant business. Being with Ian is like having the whole Internet at my fingertips! Maines works very hard for me and they are very good at what they do. I feel if it were not for Maines services, I would not be as successful.”