Four Generations of Families Serving Families Since 1933
Our Mission

• To provide a wholesome dining experience, with Top Quality food and a staff that wants to exceed the CUSTOMERS expectations!!

Our Vision

• To maintain a profitable operation that will continue our TRADITION of Quality Family dining, at a reasonable cost, in a comfortable atmosphere, with exceptional service.

Our Values

• We are in business to meet our customers needs.

• We believe in empowering our staff to resolve customers concerns on the spot. We treat our employees as we want them to treat our customers.

• We believe in continuing our Family Tradition.

• We believe in you the customer, and by this tradition we will continue to make a reasonable profit, that will allow us to remain competitive, healthy, community involved, and a Family Restaurant where generation will continue to gather.

• We seek your comments, for we realize to exceed your expectations, we need to know what they are.

• Your safety, health, comfort, nourishment and Quality Service are Number "One" to US!!!

Arthur V. Sboro, Johanna Sboro, Art Sboro, Sr. and Steve Sboro in 1998
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Considered the oldest family name in Watertown pizza, Sboro Family Restaurants is as rich in history as its pizza is in flavor.

In 1903, Samuel Anzalone opened the first spaghetti factory in Northern New York at 840 Coffeen Street, Watertown.

The over seventy year old tradition that we speak of at Art's Jug, dates back to 1933, when people dined in what was then the "Stone Jug." "Stone" represented the authentic limestone block appearance of the building, and the "Jug" referred to the bootlegging of jugs used during the Prohibition. Fifteen years after Samuel's daughter, Mrs. Marie Anzalone Sboro and her husband, Attilio, opened the restaurant, her son, Arthur, returned from the war. In his honor, she changed the name of the restaurant to "Art's Jug."

In 1948, Arthur and his wife, Johanna, the second-generation, assumed management of the restaurant. They advanced the business upon a commitment to quality, service, cleanliness and relationships with customers, employees and vendors.  Their children, Cynthia, Arthur, and Steven were a familiar sight at the restaurant and played an integral role in the family business.  The family atmosphere became an asset, as generations of families returned to Art's Jug year after year.

In 1992, Steve and Arthur created a second restaurant,
---- 946597_456309814452733_1952233713_n (large) Sboro's Restaurant, built on Grandma Marie's original homestead.  Sboro's Restaurant is constantly evolving with new dishes and new concepts, while remaining very consistent in its excellence.

Brothers Arthur and Steven, and their families, are involved in all aspects of the business from the minute you step in the door.  From seating you to serving you, making your pizza or cooking your dinner, they are all working together to continue the tradition.

They are still doing things the old fashioned way with great-grandmother Marie's original recipes. They also use many of their grandfather Art's, and grandmother, Johanna's recipes, standing behind the philosophy of providing good food, quality service, and a family atmosphere in a clean, comfortable setting.

The company has continued to grow by building on the loyalty of their dedicated employees. Not only do employees stay for a long while, they recruit their family members to come work for the Sboro family.

Today, the Sboro family continues the over 100-year-old tradition by keeping their restaurants a family-run business, specializing in old recipes– all homemade.

We hope you have enjoyed this bite of Sboro history and look forward to serving you and your family soon.

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