Rodneyâ™s is modern and upscale, with an elegance derived from dark walls, mahogany labels and crown molding. The restaurant seats 183, and a 30 by 60-foot outdoor deck with its own complete bar seats an additional 70.
âœI vow to give my customers large portions and good service for a reasonable charge,â said Yemc. âœI donâ™t bother my patrons when theyâ™re dining, but I do love to stand in front and ask customers how everything was on their way out. I love to hear their answers and they are usually smiling and carrying a take-home container.â
Seafood selections include: Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna â¡‘γ served rare in natural juices; Gorgonzola Shrimp â¡‘γ jumbo Tiger shrimp baked in a casserole with Gorgonzola cheese, garlic and cream, topped with au gratin bread crumbs and crumbled cheese; Scallops Au Gratin â¡‘γ Sea Scallops broiled in garlic wine sauce, topped with bread crumbs and Romano cheese; Stuffed Flounder â¡‘γ fillet of flounder stuffed with Crabmeat Imperial and shrimp, baked in a garlic butter sauce; the Seafood Platter â¡‘γ cod, jumbo shrimp, jumbo scallops, mussels and mushroom caps stuffed with Crabmeat Imperial; and CharGrilled Norwegian Salmon.
A bit from our feature in the Summer Issue of Reinhart Foodservice Leader...
PUMP UP THE JAMM
A giant billboard in Irwin, Pennsylvania features a mysterious incognito character called DJ Jamm, who makes personal appearances each weekend at Rodneyâ™s Restaurant, a high-end dining establishment offering live entertainment on weekends. The headline on the billboard reads âœThe Food Is Hot...The Entertainment Is Cool.â Rodneyâ™s began in 1985 as a pizzeria and a movie rental store in this small town of about 5,000, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. âœAlready then I was offering food and entertainment,â said Rodney Yemc. In 1995, Yemc decided to tackle a full-blown restaurant with live entertainment. He has twice built on to his operation since then, and it is considered to be âœthe place to goâ in the neighborhood.