HARWICH PORT, MA- A Harwich Port favorite is gearing up to host their 25th Anniversary Celebration. Jake Rooney’s Restaurant on the corner of Brooks road and Route 28 has been a local favorite since Peter Klaus purchased it in 1994.
The name “Jake Rooney” is a tribute to Klaus’ mom (a Rooney) and Klaus’ Dad’s middle name (Jake). Klaus wanted the name to honor his parents who had wanted Klaus’ dreams of restaurant ownership to come to fruition. Jake Rooney’s has been a place where locals have congregated for the past twenty-five years with a “Cheers” quality to it…everybody knows your name.
Many of the employees have been with Jake Rooney’s for much of the twenty-five years, including Chef Arthur Anderson who has been with Klaus since the beginning. In 2015, Klaus brought his daughter Kate Lomask in to carry the torch for the next twenty-five years. For a complete history of the restaurant go to www.jakerooneys.com/anniversary-week.
In celebration of 25 years, Jake Rooney’s has planned events for the entire week including, but not limited to, a live broadcast by 95.1 WXTK’s Ed Lambert on Monday, November 4th from 7:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. to kick off the Silver Anniversary celebration, Harwich Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, November 7th at 5:15 p.m. all capping off with a 25th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Party on Sunday, November 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the entire week (November 4th – November 10th), Jake Rooney’s will have a special $25 3-course menu, each evening from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Jake Rooney’s will giveaway prizes and each diner will receive a 25th Anniversary Scratch ticket which will offer discounts on return visits.
In addition to 25th Anniversary activities, there will be live entertainment including Jimmy Craven on Tuesday, Paint Nite and Karaoke on Wednesday, Trivia Night on Thursday, FUNKTAPUSS on Friday, John Morgan on Saturday and Geno Sings Sinatra on Sunday. For a complete listing of Anniversary Specials and activities, go to www.jakerooneys.com/anniversary-week.
From dining to dancing or just dabbling in good causes, their doors open wide every day. The Klaus’ built a warm, welcoming door, richly steeped in Cape Cod tradition.