DV8 MagazineFrom farm to forks, keeping the distance short is the motto of Dyberry Forks, and this ethos inspires them to bring diners ever closer to the sources of their food. The Honesdale restaurant’s menu changes frequently to reflect what’s fresh and available locally. In spring, that might mean ramps and morels; summer brings a bounty of produce from nearby Pennsylvania farms. Their network of regional purveyors is also listed on the menu, from Journey’s End Farm for maple syrup to Beach Lake Bakery for bread.

The full bar offers an extensive selection of wine, beer and innovative handcrafted cocktails, many made with regional spirits. Wherever possible, ingredients are sourced from Wayne County. Owners Eric Kawka and Joshua Green opened their establishment in a historic Main Street location and pay tribute to its origins wherever possible. In its earliest incarnation in the 1820s, Honesdale—a wilderness where the Dyberry Creek joins the Lackawaxen River—was known as Dyberry Forks.

The building at 939 Main Street dates back to the late 1830s, when it was a general supply shop and an agricultural cooperative that served as a meeting spot for local farmers and suppliers to exchange knowledge and experiences. When Kawka and Green acquired the building in 2013, their first instinct was to recreate the cooperative’s atmosphere. From the timber frame to the tin-can-patched floorboards, most of the building’s features were repurposed or restored to their original form. And the spirit of community lives on, nurtured around the table.DV8 Magazine939 Main Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
(570) 253-2266
www.dyberryforks939.com