The Hole in the Wall Restaurant & Lounge
The HW presents elegant yet approachable cuisine in a family friendly atmosphere. In addition to the diverse menu featuring local and seasonal products, the restaurant offers a full bar with craft beer and wine list, catering and special events.
Wed-Thur, 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fri-Sat, 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sun, 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Located a stones throw from the shores of Silver Lake, The Hole in the Wall Restaurant & Lounge prides itself on serving excellent meals with fantastic service to each and every guest. This family owned restaurant has a long history of feeding the community; a legacy it continues today as it takes advantage of the bounty of local farms and on-site gardens to create its diverse menu featuring everything from Western NY favorites like Fish Fry and Beef on Weck, to glazed salmon, woodfired pizzas, steaks, burgers and vegetarian dishes.
The Hole in the Wall hasn’t always been the kind of place it is today. It hasn’t always lived in its present location, and though its offerings have grown and changed, the quick and warm welcome remains the same. Along with that, there is one tradition in particular that today’s team is especially pleased to be able to honor and carry forward.
George “Papou” Dovolos, the original owner, established the business in 1932. It wasn’t long after that the United States got involved in World War II, and the nation came together to support the war effort. George would not allow any servicemen to pay for a meal during World War II in the hopes that his two sons, Nicky and Peter, might also be treated to such a kindness while overseas serving the country.
During the war, 2,933 servicemen received complimentary meals courtesy of the restaurant.
When giving directions to the then named “Perry Sandwich Shop” people would explain that it is “just a little hole in the wall on Main Street in Perry, NY; if you blink you will miss it.” This story was told to Papou so many times that he decided to rename his coffee shop “The Hole in the Wall” Restaurant. It served the community and many more for seventy plus years in that spot.
In 2001, Anita Billings bought The Hole in the Wall. In 2004, the restaurant moved to a new home, where it is found today on Standpipe Road, in Perry, NY – close to both Silver Lake and Letchworth State Park.
We are proud to retain the name “The Hole in the Wall” and continue to treat any uniformed member of the military to a meal to show our gratitude for their service and recognize it’s significance, both yesterday and today.
Lounge serving full menu