A little bit of history…
It all began as the Vania Restaurant, formerly know as Tower Lunch. It was a small restaurant with just 75 seats, including a coffee shop and dining room where people came to satisfy late-night ice cream cravings.
Eager to put a unique spin on the family restaurant, pizza and homemade Flavour Crisp chicken was introduced. Even today, these menu items remain the restaurant’s biggest sellers.
Tasso and Litsa decided to re-name the Vania to PJ’s. The name was an easy choice, after the couple’s three kids, Peter, Joanne and Jim.
With the change in name, came a change in menu – steak, seafood, and delcious Greek dishes (family recipes straight from Greece!). And, how could we forget our homemade Original House and Greek Dressings? If you have not tried them, you haven’t lived.
The popularity of the restaurant continued to grow, so the seating did too! The building was completely renovated, adding a second and third dining room.
During construction, Tasso and Litsa added a “pond-like” wishing well. Kids loved it, as they watched the water flow through the dining room stair case.
PJ’s was transformed into the modern family restaurant you see today.
The Anas family worked hard to design the perfect meeting place for families and friends to gather. Inside, you’ll find modern décor, a gas fireplace, a big screen TV in our lounge/bar area, and spacious booth seating.
Outside, there is a beautiful patio, inter-lock entrance, and drop-off area with a wheelchair ramp for customers who need assistance. Our new and improved all-day breakfast, dinner and kids menus continue our commitment to amazing food and fast, friendly service.
We have a treasure chest for the kids. And, remember that pond? Well now it;s a water wall! All money you drop on is matched by PJ’s and given to local Arnprior charities each and every year.
Also, you’ll be glad to know those famous Original House and Greek Salad dressings that everyone raves about are now bottled, and available to you at the front counter.
Tired after a long days work? Have a certain craving? Don’t feel like cooking or leaving the house? You need not worry – give us a call – We Now Deliver! Our full menu is available for you to enjoy in the comforts of your own home. Give us a call today.
PJ’s is constantly updating its menu and recently added several new entrees including: a full gluten-free menu – you will love the pizza!, Flavour Crisp chicken wings, as well as many new & tasty flatbreads, sliders, paninis and subs.
After many customer requests from our comment cards (be sure to fill one out upon your next visit) we have also added many new breakfast, lunch & dinner board specials. Be sure to take a look when coming in.
If you are a morning person be sure to come in for our Early Bird Breakfast from Monday to Friday from 7AM to 9AM. You will also find a long list of tasty new lunch and dinner specials. Don’t forget our theme nights from Monday to Friday after 4PM – they have been a huge hit! …and of course, Kids Day is Every Day!