In 1929 P.M.Pace bought the land where Herman's stands today. He built a house, raised livestock and farmed the land. In 1941 he sold a one-acre tract and buildings to Rolla H. Finch who opened the first restaurant on the site, the Royal Oaks Tavern. On New Years Day 1964 a Fayetteville native named Herman Tuck opened what we know today as Herman's Ribhouse. The original menu had nine choices on it, "Rack O'Ribs, Plate O'Ribs, BBQ Chicken, a large T-bone and five sandwiches. A large aquarium adorned the room and the bare walls quickly filled up with pictures of Herman's Fans. In 2000, Herman sold the restaurant to Benny Spears who kept and brightened the traditional flame burning at Herman's while sharing the Herman's experience with new clientele. After a Christmas fire in 2004, Benny's vision of the future was a "refreshed" Herman's with new equipment and an outdoor deck featuring live music and Herman's fare. Developing a website, and offering Herman's signature products was Benny's final wish.
The Herman's family now taking care of you will always work to carry on the traditional flame. The legend lives on…….