Feast your eyes on the ‘Tray of Temptation’ at Iron Horse York 

By Oliver Gray  

LOCATED in the downtown area of York, Iron Horse York is a restaurant with not only convenient hours for residents but a detailed menu with everything from crispy chicken to a sweet treat.  

But what makes this small eatery, at 1 W. Market St. In Continental Square, the place to get a bite to eat? 

Every Thursday, shipments of different cakes and pies come in and fill the atmosphere with excitement. From strawberry cake to peanut butter pie, these weekly orders definitely turn the eye of customers, both regular and new. 

According to a York Dispatch story, the restaurant’s name comes from a combination of York’s industrial heritage (iron) and an homage to the Black Horse Tavern, “an old tavern which stood on this site … in 1741,” according to the historical marker located outside the building. It opened in 2016.

 Iron Horse York prides itself on being “all about local” making everything more than appealing with its intricate interior design, kind faculty and tasty food. With a menu that changes regularly, products are always in circulation.  

There’s a lot to like at the York Iron Horse, especially the

The desserts here are the height of popularity.  

One customer gave this review of the strawberry shortcake: “Creamy; every part is flavorful- each individual part. The graham cracker base compliments the rest very well.”  

Kasey Hall, a trainee at Iron Horse York describes the desserts they offer to be “delightful.” 

Beck Olderich, an employee at the establishment for about six months, says that when it comes to the sweets “you can always tell it’s fresh.”  

The two give high marks to their baker, who is the one pulling the strings behind all the success.  

Iron Horse York is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Monday. (Photo by Oliver Grey)

And a success it is. People from all over town flock to this place, some of the guests even coming specifically for things like the red velvet cake or white chocolate nash. Some even go so far as to ask when the next delivery will come by. 

“The Tray of Temptation” is Olderich’s term for the show of desserts they provide to draw in customers. A large tray with more than 10 desserts, it never fails to draw customer interest.  

Iron Horse York is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

Oliver Grey is a freshman majoring in Professional Writing.

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