Dan and Mary Valerius announced this week that they will close the Pioneer’s Cabin restaurant near Willisville this fall.The Cabin will close October 25, and the couple will officially retire. They opened the rustic, family-style restaurant October 25, 1983. It features fried chicken and dumplings, a large selection of desserts and other foods. “We have had the restaurant for sale for a long time but have no prospective buyers,” said Dan Valerius. “We hope that someone will buy it and keep it open. If not, we will sell it to be used as a home. It is for sale.” “We would like to express our appreciation to all of our customers, supporters and family through the 33 years of owning and operating the Cabin,” said the couple in their news release. The restaurant has been a popular venue for families to celebrate graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and reunions.The Cabin has not only been popular with locals, but also people who come from far and wide, many from the St. Louis area, to partake of the atmosphere and food. Several shooters at the Grand American have returned to the Cabin every year. This year will have been their last unless the business can be sold.
You can now get the brown bag special with either 10 pieces of chicken or 2 lbs of catfish or codfish!!
Call (618) 497-2380 to order.
If'n you all came here and didn't get treated right, let us know - 'cause our Mama taught us better - and if'n you all came here and enjoyed it, let someone else know. Maybe they'll want to come and see us!
'Member how as a kid you always like to tattle on the other kids, well, here's your chance again. Let us know if'n someone's celebratin' a birthday or weddin' anniversary in your group or family, and we'll delight you with a tuneful surprise.
If'n you ain't got time to come and sit down with us and eat, or if'n them kin folks come in just in timefor vittles, let us help you out. We fix almost everything on our menu to go (especially our great fried chicken). Give us a ring first so we can have it ready for you.
Family Style Dining
Make sure you let us know if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary. We will be happy to bring you a cupcake and sing to you. Dan will also be happy to take your picture.
You'll find us here at "The Cabin"
Thursday thru Saturday from 10:30 am 'til 9:00 pm On Sunday from 11:30 am 'til 3:00 pm
And guess what? On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday don't even look for us 'cause we won't be here!