We Love What We Do…
We continue to cook as we would for friends, fresh cooked down-home comfort food that we enjoy. Hearty breakfasts, juicy burgers, fresh salads, homemade chili, our #1 selling sandwich the classic old-fashioned reuben, dinners featuring bbq ribs from our smoker, juicy prime rib, chicken parm, Fish and chips, stuffed haddock, scampis… are just some of our guests’ favorites. We consistently attend seminars, classes, (and yummy wine tastings) to always bring something new to our guests!
(1996 – 1999)
Scott and Gracie are a couple of Coast Guard Veterans that wherever stationed, enjoyed entertaining friends with dinners, barbecues, spontaneous gatherings, and pretty much anything to do with food. After Scott’s military retirement, they packed up their two boys, the dog and the cat, and two days before Christmas during school vacation in 1996 moved to Scott’s home state of Massachusetts to begin a new career path…. feeding truck drivers 7 days a week, 6 am – 11 pm, in an old airport-shuttle-bus-turned-Gracie’s-foodtruck, at the New England Truck Stop in Sturbridge.
(1999 – 2006)
As they grew, they closed the food truck and moved into the old Sturbridge Tavern next door to the truck stop on Rt 20, Sturbridge, revamped it a bit and opened Gracie’s Roadside Cafe, focusing on classic American comfort food. Fond memories with great customers were made in those 7 years. With a new venture underway, Gracie’s (II) closed after E.B.Flatts was opened.
(2002 – 2005)
Amongst those years while operating Gracie’s in Sturbridge an opportunity presented to purchase the old Drake’s Sad End Cafe in Charlton City. More memories and friends were made. Setting our sights out toward a new direction, Gracie’s in Charlton was sold in 2005.
(2006 – Present)
In 2006 the property on Main Street in East Brookfield was purchased. Gracie, not wanting a Gracie’s IV, suggested it was time for a name change… E.B.Flatts was born, named after the area known locally in East Brookfield as the flats. Our beautiful building was built by Hardwick Post and Beam, we’ve loaded it up with quirky decor, much of it nautical because of our Coast Guard past, lots of birds because we like them, a great little train that runs overhead along the top of the beams, a 1940’s handmade wooden speedboat, a front end of a TR4, a leg lamp, a model biplane & more! A mishmash of items, some thoughtfully gifted to us, each having a dear spot in our hearts. We love what we do, who we do it for, and the community we do it in! Come on out!…to our flat little corner of the world, we’d love to see you!