Hungry to start your day in a whole new way? Then look no further than Stevie G’s.
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “The breakfast dishes that you are going to get here are nothing like you’ve ever seen before.”
Andrew Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “We kind of bring everything to a new level. We kind of like to elevate our brunch food. Everything’s going to be twisted up a bit.”
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “You’re gonna have something that you’ve probably never had anywhere else.”
Located in a strip mall in Rockland, Stevie G’s frankly doesn’t look all that special from the outside, which makes customers that much more impressed once they step inside.
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “Most people, second they walk in the door, they go ‘oh my gosh, I was not expecting this.’ So you’re gonna walk in, it’s gonna be bright and cheery and colorful. You’re gonna look at a modern retro kind of diner vibe. You’re gonna see artwork all over the walls from local artists. You’re gonna walk in and you’re gonna smile.”
That’s Shannon Loconsolo, who along with her husband Andrew, and his brother Matt, own Stevie G’s. The brothers actually grew up in Rockland, and got their start in the restaurant business right here.
Andrew Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “Before it was Stevie G’s, it was Butterfields restaurant, which was here for 45 years. Actually, my brother and I got our first gig in the restaurant industry here. Back when we were teenagers in high school washing dishes for the same family that we ended up buying it off, 45 years later.”
And since this has always been a family-owned place, serving families, when they took ownership in 2022, it was only fitting they named it after family.
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “Stevie G’s restaurant is an honor to both my late father and our daughter. My father’s name was Steven Gerrish, and so we named our daughter Stevie Grace. So with the two Stevie’s and the G for Grace and G for Gerrish, we came up with Stevie G’s.”
The kitchen at Stevie G’s gets inventive with both sweet and savory dishes, but since life is short, we’ll start with the sweet, like these Raspberry Danish Pancakes, inspired by a supermarket classic.
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “One of our favorite dishes is an Entenmann’s Raspberry Danish, and we wanted to turn it into a pancake. So every bite is going to be like you’re eating that good old Entenmann’s right out of the box. So we have our buttermilk pancakes and we’re gonna put our homemade streusel on that. Cream cheese drizzle, a raspberry reduction, and we’re gonna garnish it with some whipped cream and raspberries. It’s absolutely perfect.”
Other sweet options include Carrot Cake French Toast, topped with a cream cheese drizzle, caramel sauce, and candied pecans. And a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Waffle, loaded with crumbled candy and a peanut butter drizzle.
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “It’s honestly just a really, really big huge delicious Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in a breakfast form.”
If you happen to be hungry for a Cannoli in breakfast form, order up Steve G’s Cannoli Pancake Tacos.
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “We make our little silver dollar pancakes. They’re going to go into a taco fold, we’re going to pipe our ricotta filling right in there. Top them with some strawberries, chocolate chips, we even do some cannoli crunches on top so you’re gonna get a little bit of a crunch. Some whipped cream on there. And it’s just something that you wouldn’t necessarily see at a breakfast place.”
And here’s something else you won’t find a typical breakfast place: Banana Sushi.
Andrew Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “Becoming a new dad, trying to come up with creative items. I know my daughter always loves bananas and strawberries. So this is kind of something we threw together.”
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “We take bananas and slice them and strawberries and slice them and we shingle them so they look like actual kind of sushi except the fruit version of it. And we’re gonna do a house peanut butter drizzle on that, chocolate chips and toasted coconut. It’s just perfect. The kids love it. When it comes out it just looks so fun and they just love digging in.”
The inventive eats are all over the savory side of Stevie G’s menu as well, with dishes like the House Smoked Brisket Hash Benny, Breakfast “Tot”-Chos loaded with queso, bacon, pico, jalapeños, and two sunny eggs, and the ultra-popular Brunch Burger.
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “The brunch burger is a fan favorite. We have a smash burger patty. We’re going to have a sunny egg on top of that, with some of our fresh hollandaise sauce. There’s going to be a bacon jam and we also have truffled arugula on that as well. So you’re gonna get that luxurious truffle taste, you’re gonna have some creaminess look no further from the Hollandaise and the sunny egg, and you’re gonna get some savory with that bacon jam, and it’s just a nice gooey bite that drips down your face, but you just keep coming back for more.”
For a dish with a little Polish inspiration, there’s a sweet and spicy Smoked Kielbasa Benny. For a little Latin flavor, check out the Huevos ‘Rocklandos’. And if you’re in the mood for Chicken and Waffles with an Asian twist, look no further.
Andrew Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “We do Far East Coast Chicken and Waffles, which is our spin on a traditional chicken and waffles, but there’s nothing traditional about it. We do our housemade Belgian crispy golden brown waffle, topped with a buttermilk piece of chicken, and then it’s topped with a sunny egg, some scallions, sesame seeds, and little of our house sticky Asian sauce. So it’s definitely going to be different than your traditional chicken and waffles. It’s got a lot of different Asian flair in there as well.”
And from the creative dishes coming out of the kitchen, to the smiling faces filling the dining room, for this family, Stevie G’s is a dream come true.
Shannon Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “This is everything that we really dreamed. We really wanted to open up our own restaurant and work for ourselves and do our own thing. And we have just been blown away by the support we’ve received from the community. I think one of the best things about this is seeing the smiles on people’s faces and just hearing everyone say how much they love it here.”
Andrew Loconsolo – Owner, Stevie G’s: “It’s definitely a good vibes place. It says right on our shirts, ‘Good Food, Good Drinks, Good Vibes.’ That’s what we want here. People to come in have a good time. You’re going to be greeted with a smile and leave full and probably pretty happy.”