In the 1930’s the Heuer Family came to an unincorporated area of Leyden Township, now known as Rosemont. They located a barn on the property east of River Road and started renting and boarding horses. Pony rides were 5 cents each.
Clarence’s wife, Kathryn, started the River Farm Kitchen in response to the horse riders’ demand for some place to eat. Outdoor car hops served special foot long hot dogs, country fried chicken and black cow milkshakes.
Through the years the small frame building was expanded and in April, 1949, Heuer’s Restaurant opened and included five private banquet halls, a dinning room, and a cocktail lounge. It was operated by the families of Red Heuer, son of Clarence and Kathryn, and George Eggert until July of 1985, when the building was torn down as the village expanded its municipal parking facilities.
Red Heuer found the current building in Richmond and decided it would make a great new Heuer’s. With his son Patrick, they opened June 10, 1988 with a limited menu. Now our menu is changing as is our building.
We are once again providing our famous old family recipes served for many years at both restaurants, and feature our personally selected and hand cut, mouth watering, Black Angus steaks.
The rededication of the business to honor the memory of Red Heuer and all he accomplished has been a labor of love. Red passed away in 2010 but his family decided to put a new face on the business that was his pride and joy.
We sincerely hope you enjoy the food and the atmosphere at RED’s and will tell your friends about us. We appreciate our customers and will continue to strive to deliver a comfortable place to dine, with superior meals, at an affordable price.