Priding themselves on good, home-cooked food, the Country Bumpkin owners Jerry and Ginger Meeder are excited about opening their restaurant in Newcomerstown.

"We're a friendly place," Ginger Meeder said. "We're friendly to the truck drivers and the local community, too."

Country Bumpkin is located at 311 Adena Drive, Newcomerstown, in the restaurant area of the Newcomerstown Truck Stop. The Meeders, who are no strangers to the restaurant business, opened the restaurant this past July.

Jerry Meeder said the restaurant is becoming well-known for its fresh-packed meat hamburgers, omelettes of various kinds, homemade dressings and salads, and Ginger's cream pies (which the peanut butter cup pie is the best seller, along with her Black Forrest brownies).

Ginger Meeder said there are no preservatives in any of their homemade dressings and salads. She said because of that, they may have a different flavor because all of the ingredients are fresh and homemade.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Country Bumpkin offers a breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. However, breakfast is served all day long.

Reservations can be made for parties or groups of various sizes. Granted, there is not a separate room for the event but a special section of the dinning room can be designated.

A ribbon cutting ceremony with the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce and local dignitaries is set for Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at the restaurant.

Country Bumpkin is open Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

"We're here just about all the time," Jerry Meeder said.

Carry-out orders are available by calling 330-663-8224.