Riverside restaurants offer a unique dining experience – and the closer the restaurant is to the river, the better. Fortunately, Ohio is home to some really exceptional restaurants right on the river that we know you’ll love. Here are eight of our all-time favorites:
1. Beau’s on the River (Cuyahoga Falls)
At the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, you'll find this hidden gem of a restaurant, which features a casual atmosphere, stunning views of the river rapids and falls and floor to ceiling windows. Beau's on the River is located at 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.
2. The Boat House at Confluence Park (Columbus)
At the confluence of the Olentangy and Scioto rivers, The Boat House overlooks the downtown Columbus skyline—and it's (surprisingly) the only restaurant in Columbus with a waterfront view of the city. Dinner, coffee and drinks are available here, and the restaurant doesn't open until 5 p.m. each day. The Boat House at Confluence Park is located at 679 W Spring St., Columbus, OH 43215.
3. Cabana on the River (Cincinnati)
This casual outdoor eatery along the Ohio River is a popular dinner and (sometimes) live entertainment spot. Cabana on the River is located at 7445 Forbes Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233.
4. Alley Cat Oyster Bar (Cleveland)
With delicious oysters, shrimp cocktails and a surf and turf burger, this place is well known for its wide variety of seafood options and waterfront view of the Cuyahoga River. Alley Cat Oyster Bar is located at 1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113.
5. Creekside Restaurant & Bar (Brecksville)
True to its name, this creekside eatery serves up contemporary American cuisine in a tranquil, outdoor setting. Enjoy the shining sun or surrounding foliage while you dine outdoors here. Creekside Restaurant & Bar is located at 8803 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141.
6. Moerlein Lager House Restaurant and Brewery (Cincinnati)
Along the Ohio River and right next to the Great American Ball Park sits "Cincinnati's premier brewpub." With a casual atmosphere and casual attire, this is the perfect way to spend your evening after a ball game or shopping spree. Moerlein Lager House is located at 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
7. Boathouse BBQ (Marietta)
This family style barbecue joint along the Ohio River has received more than 12 awards for its exceptional ribs, wings and chili. Boathouse BBQ is located at 218 Virginia St., Marietta, OH 45750.
8. Milestone 229 (Columbus)
Before patio season is over, you'll definitely want to experience this upscale American cuisine eatery and its unique outdoor ambience by the fountains on the Scioto Mile. Milestone 229 is located at 229 Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215.
Have you been to any of these restaurants? What is your favorite riverside restaurant in Ohio? Let us know, and for more waterfront restaurants in Ohio, be sure to check out our previous article:
11 Incredible Waterfront Restaurants Everyone In Ohio Must Visit.