Hubers take Liberty in Penn Yan

John Christensen
The Liberty restaurant chef “Gilligan” Dickinson and owner Susan Huber.

Cecil and Susan Huber are the proud new owners of the Liberty Restaurant on East Elm Street. The Penn Yan landmark has already undergone some redecoration to go with the new menu, but the popular tap room will remain largely unchanged.

With the expert and experienced hand of chef Dwayne “Gilligan” Dickinson in the kitchen and Susan as manager, Cecil is confident that the Liberty will be very popular with locals and visitors alike.

With new items such as a smoked gouda and chardonnay fondue appetizer, and more emphasis on seafood than it has had in the past, the restaurant will still feature daily specials such as pot roast, lasagna, and chicken French made from the original Brown Derby recipe.

After working on submarines for the Navy for decades and then, “taking a wrong turn on the way to San Diego,” Napa Valley native Cecil and Penn Yankee Susan have been in the area for 15 years; Cecil operating C.H. Plumbing and Electrical, and Susan working in restaurants, as she has since the age of 13.

The Liberty will serve lunch Monday- Friday 11-2 and dinners Wednesday to Saturday 5-9, with the possibility of expanded hours as the seasons change.