Gallery: Is This the Classiest McDonald's in America?

Denton House
Denton House

The mansion dates back to 1795, but it's been passed through many hands and seen several renovations since then. It was registered as a landmark in 1987.

Exterior
Exterior

I love the detailing up towards the roof.

Surprisingly tasteful
Surprisingly tasteful

McDonald's intended to tear Denton House down, but a speedy local initiative to register the building as a landmark—after McDonald's had already bought it—meant that the chain became the unintentional steward of the mansion, and charged with its preservation.

Front porch
Front porch

Complete with benches!

Exterior
Exterior

This wing holds the actual McDonald's counter and a couple dining rooms.

Veranda
Veranda

Perhaps the coolest feature of the house is this circular verdanda, enclosed in class. The roof above is the second flood balcony.

On the porch
On the porch
Staircase
Staircase

The central staircase is an impressive one. And yes, that's a McDonald's quilt behind the velvet rope.

Stairs
Stairs

What, your McDonald's doesn't have hardwood stairs and bannisters?

Upstairs
Upstairs

The upstairs space can be reserved for private parties.

Dining room
Dining room

This is the main dining room. Tables line the walls and tall-backed booths lie in the center.

Main dining room
Main dining room

Even the trash bins are nice.

Seal
Seal
The counter
The counter

Yes, this really is a McDonald's.

Another veranda
Another veranda

A smaller veranda that leads to the fire exit.

Veranda
Veranda

Definitely the best place to eat your Big Mac. The glass-enclosed space offers an almost 360 degree view of the property.

Dining room
Dining room

The small dining room off the main veranda.

Bathroom, right this way
Bathroom, right this way

The bathroom itself isn't very special.

Landmarked
Landmarked

The seal noting the building's landmark status.

Sign
Sign

Even the red and yellow sign has been tastefully wrapped with moulding and columns.

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