Robert 'Pop’ and Irma Stout opened Stout’s Restaurant in 1964. They had previously lived in Sigourney, Iowa where they owned the Cottage Cafe for 14 years. Stout’s was originally open from 6 am to 10 pm Monday thru Saturday. Irma worked the grill while 'Pop' made the daily lunch specials. Memories include Irma’s homemade pies (sometimes up to 30 a day), winter people back year after year and locals in three times a day. Irma was called "Grandma" by the young and old and 'Pop' could always be spotted with an unlit cigar in his mouth and a smile. Unfortunately Irma passed away in 2001. Tom Stout (son) worked alongside his father and took over the restaurant in 1986. Tom lives in New Port Richey now where he owns Stout’s Cafe. 'Pops' resides nearby in Inverness.
In 1992 Suzy Curry and her husband Richard, decided to purchase the restaurant and to carry on the Stout’s name and tradition. Suzy inherited Tom Branch who was working at Stout’s and the two ran the restaurant for over 20 years.
In 2014, as Stout’s celebrated it’s Golden Anniversary, Lisa Meirich and Jody Hogan began the next period of Stouts tradition of homestyle cooking & good company that has served this community for 50 plus years. Lisa’s German heritage and Midwest upbringing and Jody’s Southern heritage adds to an interesting mix of what we call "no boundaries homestyle.
And we’d like to say "Thanks for stopping by".