America's Most Haunted Restaurants Slideshow
The Savoy Grill, Kansas City, Mo.
The Savoy Grill originally opened in Kansas City's swanky Hotel Savoy in 1903. The restaurant was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1974 and it has hosted four presidents (Harding, Truman, Ford, and Reagan) throughout its illustrious history. However, it is believed that a woman named Betsy Ward, who died while staying in room 505 of the hotel, still haunts The Savoy Grill. Diners and employees have reported strange noises and sightings.
Casey Moore's Oyster House, Tempe, Ariz.
This Irish pub is known for serving up fresh seafood and New England clam chowder. The restaurant's current owner, Patty St. Vincent, claims that during her tenure, all four families that have occupied the house across the street from Casey Moore's have reported seeing a strange woman walking around the upstairs floor late at night. Once, a group of diners allegedly witnessed a piece of art shoot across the restaurant.
The Country House, Stony Brook, N.Y.
The quaint Country House Restaurant, which opened in 1710, is known for its charm (AOL City Guide even voted it the Most Romantic Restaurant on Long Island). According to local lore, one of the original owners, Annette Williamson, has haunted the restaurant for hundreds of years. The paranormal activity at the Country House is so well known that the accounts are included in a book called Ghosts of Long Island.
Stone's Public House, Ashland, Mass.
According to local legend, John Stone, the known curmudgeon who opened Stone's Public House in 1834, has haunted the restaurant since he passed away in 1858. Owners, employees, and patrons have reported strange happenings in the upstairs function room, such as lights flickering on their own, doors refusing to stay locked, and taps turning on by themselves.
The Captain's Anchorage, Big Bear Lake, Calif.
Local lore says that The Captain's Anchorage is haunted by a man named George, who was the bookkeeper of an illegal gambling ring housed in the restaurant during the 1940s. Patrons have reported hovering beer bottles and loud noises coming from the vacant upstairs floor.
One If By Land, Two If By Sea, New York, N.Y.
Located in the carriage house of former Vice President Aaron Burr, it is said that he and his daughter (who mysteriously went missing while on her way to visit her father one day), haunt the restaurant. The story goes that Theodosia Burr's ghost has a tendency to steal the earrings of female diners.
The Bridge Cafe, New York, N.Y.
The historically rich Bridge Cafe is thought to be haunted by a host of former regulars, from pirates to gangsters, but one apparition is particularly well known at the restaurant, a woman named Gallus Mag. Legend has it that Gallus was nearly six feet tall and acted as the bouncer of the restaurant's bar area when it first opened.
Arnaud's, New Orleans
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Established in 1918, Arnaud’s is a mainstay restaurant of the French Quarter. Various waiters have reported seeing the ghost of an elderly man dressed in a tuxedo standing in the main dining room, who many believe to be Count Arnaud. The witnesses swear that the ghost appears whenever the restaurant is having a particularly busy service.