1. Buckeye Express Diner (Bellville)
You don't necessarily have to board an operating train for a locomotive themed dining experience. 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. Amish Door Restaurant (Wilmot)
Set in an oversized Amish style home that has a seating capacity of 450, this restaurant is located in Wilmont. Guests can also choose to have a full family sized Amish style meal prepared instead of individual orders. Amish Door is located at 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot, OH 44689.
3. The Warehouse Italian Dinners (Delaware and Marion)
Located in both Delaware and Marion, these early 1900s train stations along the Columbus, Delaware and Marion Railway have been completely transformed into mouthwatering Italian restaurants. (Not to be confused with the Spaghetti Warehouse chain, which is also a pretty cool joint to eat at in Columbus.)
4. The Barn Restaurant (Smithville)
This family favorite restaurant is perfect for a fun night out. A refurbished rustic barn, board games and a scenic pond outside give this unique eatery a charming atmosphere. The Barn Restaurant is located at 877 W Main St., Smithville, OH 44677.
5. Schmidt’s Sausage Haus and Restaurant (Columbus)
In addition to the best genuine German cuisine around, this historic restaurant has an animated atmosphere complete with live German music on certain nights. You can also find this popular eatery in Columbus' German Village at 240 E Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206.
6. The School House Restaurant (Camp Dennison)
This refurbished school house was built in the early 1860s during the Civil War. The Camp Dennison School was in operation from 1864 through 1954, and it is rumored to have been the first two-room, two-story school house in the Midwest. Today, it serves visitors many traditional homemade favorites such as fried chicken, meat loaf and mashed potatoes. The School House Restaurant is located at 8031 Glendale Milford Rd., Camp Dennison, OH 45111.
7. Strip Steakhouse (Avon)
The Ewers Barn is home to Strip Steakhouse, where guests can enjoy an exceptional meal while they observe the unique architecture and history of the barn, which dates back to 1851. Strip Steakhouse is located at 36840 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011.
8. Covered Bridge Pizza Parlor (Various Locations)
A unique and delicious pizza eating experience awaits you at this one of a kind, covered bridge pizza joint. In addition to exceptional pizza, the salads and pepperoni stromboli are highly recommended. (Pictured is the North Kingsville location.)
9. The Corner Alley (Cleveland)
With two Cleveland locations, this sports bar and bowling alley also operates as restaurant with an Americana-inspired menu. Come here to eat; stay here to bowl. The Corner Alley is located at 11409 Euclid Ave. and 402 Euclid Ave.
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