Treado’s Townhouse Restaurant, Sylvania

This was one of the most popular restaurants in Sylvania in its day, with locals and tourists passing through on U. S. 301. It was a much busier road in those days and the stretch from Sylvania to the South Carolina state line still harbors many of these forlorn structures. The interstates ended the glory days of roadside travel and it took a lot of the economy of towns like Sylvania along with it. After Treado’s closed, it was home to at least two more restaurants, Ray’s and Honey’s. Thanks to Dale Reddick and others on the Facebook group Vanishing Georgia for identifying it and sharing their memories.

Alan McIlveen writes: I so much enjoyed your post about Treado’s restaurant. I grew up in Sylvania and had countless meals there. Truly nothing like it anywhere now.
Their cinnamon rolls were world famous. (Really mean it.) I’ve eaten a half dozen at one sitting with fresh milk many times. I have tried to find the recipe but no success. Always a mix of farmers,business men, families, and Yankees -no disrespect intended -sharing an exceptional meal. Always buffet and menu offered. Sylvania was a wonderful place to grow up in the 50’s. If you got in trouble your folks knew about before you got home.

Advertisements

3 Comments

Filed under --SCREVEN COUNTY GA--, Sylvania GA

3 responses to “Treado’s Townhouse Restaurant, Sylvania

  1. Correction to your post about the Treado’s restaurant, It was also owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Bragg for many years as Bragg’s Town House before it was Rays.

  2. Alan mcelveen

    I so much enjoyed your post about Treado’s restaurant. I grew up in Sylvania and had countless meals there. Truly nothing like it anywhere now.
    Their cinnamon rolls were world famous. (Really mean it.) I’ve eaten a half dozen at one sitting with fresh milk many times. I have tried to find the recipe but no success. Always a mix of farmers,business men, families, and Yankees -no disrespect intended -sharing an exceptional meal. Always buffet and menu offered. Sylvania was a wonderful place to grow up in the 50’s. If you got in trouble your folks knew about before you got home.

  3. Hwy 301 is like my Route 66. I just take off some Saturdays and drive to Bamberg and back (Orangeburg sometimes if time permits). I love seeing the old signs and roadside treasures. Just being on 301 takes me back to 1962. I also collect postcards of everything on 301 (that I can find). Here’s one for the restaurant you photographed.

    BTW – I’m sure you went through Cooperville if you’ve spent much time at all on 301. There used to be a restaurant there called “The Paradise Restaurant”. It had a beautiful sign out front. Dollar General came in and tore down the restaurant. However, the sign was given to a local BBQ restaurant, but they never put it up, and eventually went out of business. The sign now lies in a field in Cooperville, rotting away. I dream of getting it, and putting it somewhere that people can see it again. I HATE when this stuff gets torn down because one day it will all be gone and the history of American travel in the 40s, 50s, 60s, and somewhat the 70s will be lost forever.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.