Sometimes, it’s the restaurants without all the frills that make the best food. All throughout Ohio you can find local dives that serve unbelievably delicious cuisine if you look close enough. The following are just 12 more of our favorite unassuming restaurants to add to your Ohio dining
bucket list. Check it out:
1. Louie's Bar and Grill (Akron)
For a truly epic burger, hot dog or fresh cut french fries, check out this beloved local dive. Louie's Bar and Grill is located at 739 E Glenwood Ave.,
Akron, OH 44310.
2. The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe (Greenville)
"Home of the famous Maid-Rite, Cheese-Rite and Big Jim," this unsuspecting sandwich shop upholds a strange tradition. Visitors stick their chewing gum outside along the "Wall of Gum" and come inside for what is arguably Ohio's best loose meat sandwich. (Pictured: Big Jim.) This unusual eatery is located at 125 N Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331.
3. M & M Family Diner (Logan)
For some delicious home cooking and hearty breakfast options just like grandma makes, check out this family diner in Logan. It's located at Edit
34 W Main St.,
Logan, OH 43138.
4. Henry’s Restaurant (West Jefferson)
This unsuspecting restaurant off of U.S. Hwy. 40 offers some of the best homemade pies. Henry's Restaurant is located at 62 75 U.S. Hwy. 40, West Jefferson, OH 43162.
5. Tokyo House (Youngstown)
Officially back in business after a temporary closing, this unexpected restaurant serves up delicious and authentic Japanese cuisine. (Pictured is Sweet and Sour Chicken with Shrimp and Yum-Yum Sauce.) Tokyo House is located at 1907 South Ave.,
Youngstown, OH 44502.
6. Peach's Place (Crooksville)
A beloved eatery among locals, this is the perfect place to stop for homemade meals and pizza, depending on what you're in the mood for. (Tip: It's usually best to go with the daily special.) Peach's Place is located at 121 E Main St., Crooksville, OH 43731.
7. Fredneck's Mini Mart pizza (Bainbridge)
This unassuming local convenience store makes a pizza to die for. (Trust us.) It is located at 144 State Route 772, Bainbridge, OH 45612.
8. Mom’s Restaurant (Franklin)
Nobody does it better than mom, right? Connected to a gas station, this unsuspecting restaurant is a hidden gem that serves up exceptional, home-cooked breakfast food. We recommend ordering the biscuits and gravy (pictured) here. Mom's Restaurant is located at 1111 William C Good Blvd., Franklin, OH 45005.
9. Goldie's Deli and Restaurant (Strongsville)
With delicious breakfast options and mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches, this local favorite will easily satisfy your appetite.
(Pictured is The Clevelander with a side of Pierogis.) It is located at 13500 Pearl Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136.
10. Oler’s Bar and Grill (Findlay)
This "hole in the wall" Mexican restaurant is a family owned and operated diamond in the rough. The Tex-Mex here is out of this world, as are their margaritas. Oler's Bar & Grill is located at 708 Lima Ave., Findlay, OH 45840.
11. The Parlor Restaurant (Wooster)
For the heartiest breakfast of your life, be sure to check out this local favorite restaurant. (We recommend trying the sausage gravy and biscuits.) The Parlor Restaurant is located at 203 W Liberty St.,
Wooster, OH 44691.
12. Hickie's (New Boston)
The mouthwatering cheeseburgers are just one reason to visit this cozy local dive. The bean soup, corn bread and gravy covered fries are three more delicious, hearty reasons to stay awhile. Hickie's is located at 3800 Rhodes Ave., New Boston, OH 45662.
Have you ever been to any of these restaurant’s before? What is your favorite local dive in Ohio? Let us know what you think should be added to the list!