Hinerwadel's celebrates 100 years of the salt potato in North Syracuse

Hinerwadel's Grove

Through four generations of Hinerwadel's Grove, the family restaurant has remained largely the same.

Vicky Hinerwadel owns Hinerwadel's Grove. "We'd like to see it continue. I have nieces, but I have no children, but we hope to keep it going," says Hinerwadel.

As a way of saying thank you to some of their longtime customers, Hinerwadel's held a private clam bake to commemorate a century of serving up salt potatoes and seafood in North Syracuse.

Miche DeCook came to celebrate this milestone. "Well 100 years for any business, especially in the food industry is amazing," says DeCook.

"100 years for a family run business, is kind of an accomplishment," says Hinerwadel.

Alongside everyone else digging through their clams and famous salt potatoes, Hinerwadel says it's important for her to keep her company in Syracuse. With other businesses leaving Central New York over the years, keeping Hinerwadel's local while proving nearly 100 jobs to the Syracuse community is something her family values.

"Now we're catering to smaller groups and we find that as long as we adjust to the times and as long as Central New York still like us, and keeps us as a tradition, we will continue," says Hinerwadel.

Anne Ruffer was congratulating Hinerwadel's on 100 years. "When everyone walks in they're very excited for Hinerwadel's. I see Vicky Hinerwadel walking around, she's hugging everybody, she knows everybody so it's just a positive environment.

Hinerwadel plans to continue celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout the year. As a way to say thank you to the Syracuse community, they are putting on a public clam bake and will announce the date in the near future.