The Sportsman's History...from Triple Centennial Jubilee, Somerset, 1856-1956
"Lynn's Cafe is a landmark of many years. In 1870, Isaac Burton, a Jewish settler opened a saloon. It was run as a saloon until Prohibition in 1918. After Burton, the following were proprietors: Joseph Brochu, Edmund Parent, and Lactance Belisle, Joseph Belisle, Amable Veilleux, Eugene Roy, Damase Germain, Severe Cloutier, and A.H. Montpetit. In 1922 George Belisle made it into a first class bakery. he operated the bakery until 1932 when he decided to go into the restaurant business. After his death in 1937, his wife, Josie conducted it with her son, Lynn. After his return from the service Lynn and Margaret renovated the dining room. Their genial good humor has made their cafe a delightful visiting place for the hungry and the "just-dropped-in-for-a-cup-of-coffee" gang."
In 1970, Bob Belisle took ownership and named the cafe the Sportsman's Bar and cafe. Subsequent owners were Leo & Mary Lytle from August 1976 until 1978, Bette Bruette from 1978 until 1989, Ted Hegstrom from 1989 until 1993, Bette Bruette from 1993 until 1995.
In 1995 Missi and her sister Beth purchased the buisness from Bette. Because of health issues for Jim and Beths son they had to relocate to a dryer, warmer climate in 1997. This is when Ed aquired Beths half. Missi and Ed have enjoyed almost every moment since. Great friends and family. We have two sons and two daughters. They all have helped in the family business in some compacity or another. As a parent you cannot be more proud of them. For our parents who could ask for more, with everything that they have helped with, from repainting the ceiling to helping with Christmas cookies, homemade gifts, errands, cutting grass and babysitting. I would like to take the time now to thank my entire family and all the friends we have that have helped us out for these 11 great years. Who could ask for more? I could, if I could just win the powerball I could retire. Ha Ha Ha just kidding, had to throw that in.
Thanks again Ed and Missi
I just received an old menu from a previous owner. I placed them just below.
Click on either one for a larger image.
I thought it was pretty neat.