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Legacy Restaurant & Grille

Our History

In the 60’s we started out as a simple A frame building.  It wasn’t even called the Legacy then. But it served up some of the best hot dogs, and Krisanne’s Famous Chili kept plenty of golfer’s content. Breakfast was only $.50 back then and we kept hungry Avon Lakers happy for the next 40 years.

 Along came the year 2000 and that simple familiar A frame comes down and the new Legacy is born. For the next 15 years The Legacy Restaurant and Grille has shared space with the Sweetbriar Golf Course and has been the 2nd home to local residents in the surrounding communities.

In 2015 we recently completed a major renovation of our dining room by remodeling and adding a new 22 seat circular bar which enhances the wonderful view.

We are looking to create an even larger community of friends and family who can enjoy The Legacy Restaurant and Grille for years to come.

Bar with chairs
Beet and Fried Goat Cheese Salad

Paul Marhefka

Executive Chef and General Manager

Paul’s career began after high school as line cook for the Dry Dock Restaurant in Wickliffe. After enrolling in the Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management program he worked in the kitchens of the Bond Court Hotel in downtown Cleveland, Pier W, James Tavern and Holiday Inn Middleburg Heights.  

In 1992, Paul began an eight-year stint under Executive Chef, Claude Rodier, as the Chef De Partie, and then the Restaurant Chef at the famed Sans Souci restaurant.

In June 2000, Paul joined the new Sweetbriar Golf Club to open their restaurant. 

He has served as Executive Chef and General Manager at Legacy  since its opening.