Cleveland April 23, 2019
The Train-Themed Restaurant Near Cleveland That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again
Ever since trains helped communities thrive and increased the accessibility and affordability of coast-to-coast travel in the U.S., people have associated this mode of transportation with adventure – and we rightfully should! Here in the northern half of Ohio, the iron horse and other locomotives have helped change the way we live, and this old-fashioned sense of adventure is rooted in our area’s identity. Few places capture the excitement of the railroad experience quite like this diner located about 80 minutes from Cleveland. It’s totally worth the drive to dine here!
Believe it or not, this is
not a working train... it's the Buckeye Express Diner!
The Buckeye Express Diner is located about 80 minutes outside of Cleveland at 810 OH-97 in Bellville. It's overflowing with state pride and it's close enough to home for a delicious day trip.
Diners love digging into their meals in a vintage dining car, and the adjoined steam engine and caboose only add to the overall atmosphere.
The train was towed into Ohio back in 2008, and it has left visitors in awe ever since. Its historic majesty and the wonders of its surrounding landscape make visitors feel like they're on a movie set.
The menu consists of all-American diner classics, so even the pickiest of eaters will surely find something delectable.
You can't go wrong with a classic burger or a Buckeye Diner exclusive like the Locomotive Buckeye Pounder. The Buckeye Mega Dog (pictured above) is also a fan favorite.
And, of course, their larger-than-life Ohio State Buckeyes decor will fill you with Ohio pride.
Ohio State Buckeyes paraphernalia hangs alongside local mementos and scarlet and gray surroundings. Sports fans and tourists alike are enchanted by the unique environment created in this quirky diner.
If it's a pleasant day, you'll enjoy dining outside while the kids play...
This diner's hilltop location provides parents the perfect view to keep an eye on adventurous children, and the surrounding play area may even bring out your own inner child.
...But you really can't beat eating in a historic dining car.
There are few diners that flawlessly capture history as well as the Buckeye Express. You'll truly feel like you've set out for adventure when you dine in this real train car.
In addition to the unique experience, you'll enjoy fantastic views while you dine.
You’ll feel like you’re on the top of the world as you gaze out at the stunning Ohio landscape.
Your taste buds might just convince you to plan a return trip before you even leave the Buckeye Express Diner.
Ready to dig into the Brutus Philly Beef? You'll be treated to decadent aromas before you even enjoy your first bite. Prepare for incredible flavor, as diner fans can't help but rave about this old school eatery.
All aboard the Buckeye Express...
...A delicious experience awaits!
The diner is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., so start making plans for brunch or dinner!
Adventure and delicious flavor await at this train-themed diner. Who will you be road tripping with to pay it a visit?
For more information, visit the Buckeye Express Diner’s
website and Facebook page.
If you enjoyed this unique diner,
you’ll be enchanted by this restaurant in a former train depot.