“We have a high standard when it comes to what we serve,” Masterjohn said. “We serve American cuisine, using fresh, local produce and meats. Everything we serve is made from scratch. It is the quality of our food and the service that sets us apart.”
In addition to the dining menu, the Red Caboose offers a variety of beverages from specialty cocktails, to an extensive selection of wines and beers. Many of the beers are locally brewed. Fresh-brewed iced tea, fresh-squeezed lemonade, espresso and cappuccino are served, as well as soft drinks.
Masterjohn said the community has embraced the Red Caboose. When he brought his family, including two young children, home to their maternal side, he felt right at home in Oneonta.
“I think Oneonta is on a growth pattern,” Masterjohn said. “There is a changing ideal. I think downtown is becoming a destination for people. There are new businesses and a feeling of prosperity here.”
As a member of the community, Masterjohn is involved in groups created to ensure the continued prosperity of downtown. He is on the board of Main Street Oneonta, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving downtown Oneonta. He also is a member of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society.