When you’re on the road, there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned diner to make you feel (temporarily) right at home. Thankfully, Ohio is home to several diners that feature nostalgic decor, delicious home cooking and the classic American cheeseburger that will make you feel just that. The following are 10 awesome diners in Ohio that will make you feel right at home.
1. Buckeye Express Diner (Bellville)
If you take exit 165 off of Interstate 71, you'll find this iconic not-your-average diner. (Note: Michigan fans must park across the street.) Buckeye Express Diner is located at 810 State Rt. 97 W., Bellville, OH 44813.
2. Cruisin' 50s Diner (Mentor)
Play your favorite tune on the jukebox, grab a seat at the 1950s style counter and order yourself the perfect cheeseburger at this retro joint in Mentor. Cruisin' 50s Diner is located at 8807 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.
3. Diner 23 (Waverly)
This local favorite will charm the first-timer and regular alike. Diner 23 is located at 300 West Emmitt Ave.,
Waverly, OH 45690.
4. Nancy's Main Street Diner (Grafton)
Don't make the mistake of skipping out on dessert or a fountain soda at this old-fashioned, beloved diner. Nancy's Main Street Diner is located at 426 Main St., Grafton, OH 44044.
5. Union Street Diner (Athens)
This 24/7 college town diner (complete with free wifi and breakfast served anytime) is a true home away from home for the college student pulling an all-nighter. Union Street Diner is located at 70 W. Union St, Athens, OH 45701.
6. Mayberry Diner (Sylvania)
For the heartiest, most satisfying breakfast of your life, visit Mayberry Diner, located at 8253 Mayberry Sq., Sylvania, OH 43560.
7. Nutcracker Family Restaurant (Pataskala)
This family favorite 50s style diner features authentic jukeboxes and some of the best burgers, sandwiches and hotdogs around. Nutcracker Family Restaurant is located at 63 E. Broad St., Pataskala, OH 43062.
8. Diner on Clifton (Cleveland)
This 1950s diner features a new millennium feel and all your favorite comfort foods. Diner on Clifton is located at 11637 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44102.
9. Carl's Townhouse (Chillicothe)
Come for the nostalgic 1950s vibe; stay (and come back) for the double cheeseburger basket. Carl's Townhouse is located at 95 W. 2nd St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.
10. Diamond D's Diner (Dayton)
Home of the "3D Burger" and smothered pork chops, this beloved diner is a local favorite. Diamond D's Diner is located at 2301 Germantown St., Dayton, OH 45417.
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