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The River Club
Where Dreams Come True
How It All Began
In 1922, a young Hungarian by the name of Hugo Ormo, opened a
restaurant on the Cohasset Harbor and named it Kimball’s Lobster Shop.
In 1926 he opened his second restaurant on the border line of Cohasset
and Sctiuate called Hugo’s (then to be named The Golden Rooster at
78 border st.). Soon after, he opened a third restaurant across the street
and named it Hugo’s Annex at 77 border st. He operated these three
restaurant's during the 1930's. During those times another restaurant
opened at the Cohasset Harbor known as the Lobster Claw, and was
owned by Mr. Makris. Mr. Makris could not compete with Hugo and had
to close in the late ‘30s. Hugo leased the property and created Hugo’s
Lighthouse at 44 border st. At that time he owned four restaurants, so he
decided to take the Hugo’s Restaurant and turn it into his home.
In 1945, the Hugo’s Annex was destroyed by fire and Hugo was too
old and too ill to rebuild. The next year, 1946, Hugo passed away.
After Hugo’s death, his wife retired from the business and she sold
Hugo’s to John Doherty. He and his wife changed the name of Hugo’s
to the Scituate Cabins, and ran it through the fifties and late sixties.
In 1967, he sold it to Nick Sampson and he renamed it the Cock
and Kettle which he operated until 1972.
In 1972, Louis Zervas, now present owner, purchased the Cock and
Kettle and changed the name to the Golden Rooster.
Louis Zervas came to America in 1957, where he started working as
head chef in the most prominent restaurants, which led him to the Cock
and Kettle where he was master chef and was in charge of maintaining
two restaurants, one in Uxbridge and the other being Scituate, where
he continues the tradition of running a family-style restaurant using the
same old fashioned recipes and home-made style cooking.
From 1972 until the present he and his family take pride in giving
their customers the three most important ingredients to make a
1- Quality good, 2- excellent service, 3- warm and unique
atmosphere. To this present day George and Angela Lazaris are
continuing the legacy that Louis and Niki Zervas have accomplished.