About Mosall’s

In 1948, Max Mosall and his son Milton had a vision.  That vision was an outdoor picnic grove.  Where people could gather for a day, have a clambake or barbecue, play horseshoes or softball.  A day of fun.  They started building…and kept building for two years.  In 1950, Mosall’s Grove opened for business.  With a pavillion that could hold about 200 people, the business grew.  Work parties, family reunions, bowling banquets, etc.  Clambakes were the specialty.  Back then, the clambake was the original dozen steamed clams in a tin with the corn, the chicken with the sausage tucked under the wing, and the steak was grilled to perfection on an open charcoal pit.   Do you remember?      Now, the only thing different – the chicken is also barbequed on the open charcoal pit.  In the 1980’s, the pavillion became too small and an addition was put on to hold another 150 people.  Also, a separate card room was replaced due to a fallen tree.  Most of  the “grove” is original.  Although updates to equipment has been done or replaced all together…Mosall’s Grove still operates in the original manner as it was started.     Mosall’s Grove is a family business.  Started by Max, and his son Milton, almost every family member has worked at the grove at some point in time.  Bob remembers the early years…Even as a child of  9 years old, he was raking the grounds, and cleaning the bar.  He and his brothers, Doug and Bill, along with their father, Doug, worked their tails off.  Learning the skills needed to maybe someday take over when their Uncle Milt retired.   That day came in 1995, when Bob was offered the business.     In the early days, Grama Mosall ran the kitchen.  Later, it would have been run and worked by Milt’s sister, Gerry, her daughters and grand-daughters, his sister-in-law, Sylvia, and her daughter, Kim.  You can still find Kim there, along with Bob’s wife, Lauri.  In addition, you can also find the original legecy of teaching the younger ones the trade.