Restaurant of the Week: Lil C's Shake Shoppe

By Audrey Stratton | Local Happenings

Along Gallia Street in New Boston, Ohio sits Lil C’s Shake Shoppe. Owned by Thom and Kathy Davis, they started this business to live out their dream of working in the food industry, owning their own business. 


Lil C’s Shake Shoppe has been a New Boston icon ever since it opened up in the 40’s. In the warm summer days, you will see people lined all the way down the street to get a meal from the daily bar. 


From seasonal soups, to delicious sandwiches, to mouth-watering milkshakes, there is something for everyone in your family!



Kathy has always loved working with the public. She says that it makes her days brighter. Lil C’s have a variety of menu items, but Kathy’s go-to meal at the dairy bar is their pork & beef with a peanut butter shake. 


Talking to Kathy I asked her what the  local support meant to her during this time. As we were talking, she said, “Local support means more to us than our customers will ever know during these times, or any time. Without the support of our customers, we wouldn’t be here today. I was scared at first when the COVID-19 pandemic started. People were scared, and weren't getting out. But, the customers started showing up, and we haven’t stopped since. They are the true hero’s that kept the small businesses going during these tough times. I wish I could do something special for each and everyone of them, but we are so small. I hope my “thank you” from the bottom of our hearts goes a long way.” 

The next time you are out and about, stop by Lil C’s Shake Shoppe for a delicious, homemade meal and a sweet treat! Check out their menu here

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