Ohio October 24, 2017
The 8 Best Little Food Towns In Ohio You Need To Explore Before They Get Too Popular
Here in Ohio, there is no shortage of delicious restaurants. Some towns have more than others, and those are the towns worth highlighting. The next time you’re on the road, make a stop at any of these 8 towns below for an unforgettable meal. See how many you’ve been to before:
The small city of Athens, Ohio isn’t just a quaint college town with a beautiful campus. It’s also hiding some of the most delicious restaurants in the state—all in one place. From massive burritos to scrumptious international cuisine, you’ll have a hard time deciding where to eat lunch here. A few of our favorite restaurants that you'll find here include Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina, Bagel Street Deli, Restaurant Salaam and OMG! Rotisserie.
With a population of just a little more than 300, the tiny village of Waldo in Marion County is unexpectedly hiding a delicious secret. G & R Tavern is a must-stop when you're in the area. For more than 50 years, it's been the village's best spot to eat. The signs here don't lie; this modest, seat-yourself, no-frills tavern is home to the best bologna sandwich in the world. G & R Tavern is located at 103 N Marion St., Waldo, OH 43356.
3. Columbus German Village
Katzinger’s Delicatessen, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant and Thurman's Cafe are just a few of the many delicious places to eat within this beautiful Columbus area neighborhood.
If you had to pick the next "Pizza Capital of the World" in Ohio, what town would you choose? We’re thinking Mansfield is solid choice, with several exceptional pizza restaurants you simply have to try. With Two Cousin's Pizza, Leaning Tower of Pizza, Deschner's, Park Ave. Pizza Pit and more, the pizza options here are seemingly endless.
The historic riverboat town of Marietta is known as the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory. It's also hiding some delicious restaurants you'll want to try. For dinner, we recommend trying Austyn’s Restaurant or Boathouse BBQ.
6. Yellow Springs
Tucked away in southwest Ohio you'll find Ohio's most charming and unique town, where the benches are a work of art and the buildings are full of character—inside and out. Even the restaurants and cafes have an artistic flare to them. The Winds Cafe and Bakery is just one of the many amazing restaurants here that use fresh, local ingredients.
Try out Cedar Point Amusement Park's first fries at Berardi’s Family Kitchen or head on over to New Sandusky Fish Company for the best Lake Erie Perch you can get.
Nothing beats a home-cooked meal. You'll find some of the best Amish restaurants in the state in Berlin. We especially recommend Boyd and Wurthmann Restaurant (pictured) and Berlin Farmstead Restaurant.
What other towns would you add to this list? Let us know!