PDT Staff Writer
Fork & Finger was an area favorite for a number of years, with their unique homestyle cooking. Original owners Bill and Connie Harmon are preparing to reopen the restaurant in a new location.
The restaurant will be located on corner of Jackson and Brown Streets in Portsmouth where Mamma D's restaurant is currently located.
Fork & Finger, originally on Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth, closed a number of years ago so the Harmons could operate Williams restaurant. They closed Williams and are now looking to bring Fork & Finger back.
"We are going to bring the exact Fork & Finger menu back," Bill said.
He explained the reason he and his wife are opening again is due to high demand from former consumers.
"We had a large demand from our regular customers of the Fork & Finger," Bill said.
Bill noted they will have a number of daily specials such as various soups, sandwiches and traditional deli sandwiches -- as well as hamburgers and hot dogs. They will also serve baked steak, fried chicken, meat loaf, liver and onions along with various other foods.
The opening is scheduled for Nov. 20.
Bill, Connie and their grandson Brad Crain will be running the business.
"Brad, will be instrumental in running the business, so it will be around for years to come," Bill explained.
Fork & Finger will be open 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Harmon's say they hope that soon after opening they will be able to incorporate a breakfast menu and open earlier.
"We are looking forward to serving our loyal customers and the community of Portsmouth once again," Bill said.