Congratulations go out this week to the Freedom Square Diner!
The family-owned restaurant on Freedom Road blew away the competition in this week’s poll asking readers which business in the Cranberry area serves up the best brunch. The diner received 78 percent of the votes. In second place was Cranberry’s First Watch, which had 12 percent of the votes.
“We just appreciate all the people in Cranberry,” said Shawn Cross, whose family owns the restaurant. “We do a lot for them and we appreciate that they voted for us.”
Besides serving up a great meal, Freedom Square Diner also is heavily involved in working with local charities, including the Cranberry CUP, The Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania—which has its field at Graham Park in Cranberry—and Gleaners Food Bank of Cranberry.
“We take care of our customers and they take care of us,” Cross said.
As anyone who has tried to snag a seat at the diner on a Sunday morning already knows, Freedom Square has been a hit with residents since it opened in June 2009.
“It has been everything and then some,” Cross said of the restaurant’s popularity. “We definitely have a good time with it.”
Readers also left several comments on what they like best about the restaurant. Bonnie Makarewicz said, “Just like home! Great place.”
In her review of the diner, reader Sensha commented, “You'll find us there at least once a week with a table of full of friends.... great food, super wait staff and a good cup of coffee ...right next to Heaven.”
Congratulations again, Freedom Square Diner! Thank you also to those who voted in our poll. We’ll be back Monday with another Readers’ Choice question.