Looking to eat somewhere with unique taste as well as ambience? In Ohio, there are several restaurants you won’t be able to find anywhere else with unusual atmosphere that are sure to give you a memorable dining experience.
1) The Warehouse, Italian Dinners
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.)
2) Schmidt's Sausage Haus and Restaurant
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 find this popular eatery in Columbus' German Village.
3) Covered Bridge Pizza Parlor and Eatery
Nestled among the historic Ashtabula covered bridges you will find this kid-friendly pizzeria. On Thursday nights in the summer, the restaurant also holds car cruise-ins.
4) Cook's Spot: The Spot to Eat
Both literally and figuratively, this is the spot to go to for a tasty, classic cheeseburger in Sidney. What started out as a chuck wagon more than 100 years ago is now a stationary old fashioned eatery that will make you feel like you've temporarily stepped foot into a Happy Day's episode.
5) Strip Steakhouse
The Ewers Barn is home to Strip, where guests can observe the unique architecture and history of the barn, which dates back to 1851. This restaurant can be found near the Cleveland area in Avon.
6) Amish Door Restaurant
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.
7) The Butcher and The Brewer
Also located in Cleveland is The Butcher and The Brewer, where Old World cuts and hand-built brews are prepared right in front of you.
Turns out the old fashioned curb service isn't dead —at least not at this burger joint in Chillicothe. Dine-in is also available, where you phone in your orders directly to the kitchen from your booth telephone.
9) The Golden Lamb (Black Horse Tavern)
Ohio’s oldest continuously operated hotel in Lebanon holds a unique dining experience, complete with antique furnishings and historic rooms upstairs where famous individuals such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and U.S. Presidents have stayed.
10) Big Ed’s Main Street Soda Grill
If you feel like traveling back in time, this vintage 1930’s style restaurant and soda fountain in Vermilion is the place for you. The soda fountain ice cream treats here are what your taste buds have been waiting for.
Put down the pizza coupons and go have yourself a fun, unforgettable dining experience. You deserve it.