Ohio April 21, 2018
9 Lakeside Restaurants In Ohio You Simply Must Visit This Time Of Year
You just can’t beat delicious food with a peaceful view. Wouldn’t you agree? Fortunately, the Buckeye State is home to several lakeside restaurants that are perfect for spring and summer dining.The following are 9 waterfront restaurants in Ohio with delicious grub—some of which you can dock your boat right up to.
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1. Tilton Hilton (Lakeview)
Where the burgers are bigger than your head and the floors are tilted, this local favorite is a fun, quirky stop after a day on Indian Lake. You can even dock your boat right alongside the restaurant. Tilton Hilton is located at 10861 Country Rd, 293, Lakeview, OH 43331
2. The Boat House at Confluence Park (Columbus)
At the confluence of the Olentangy and Scioto rivers, The Boat House overlooks the downtown Columbus skyline—and it's (surprisingly) the only restaurant in Columbus with a waterfront view of the city. Dinner, coffee and drinks are available here, and the restaurant doesn't open until 5 p.m. each day. The Boat House at Confluence Park is located at 679 W Spring St., Columbus, OH 43215.
3. Cranberry Resort (Hunstville)
Nestled along a string of islands on Indian Lake, you'll find this gem of a restaurant and bar. Cranberry Resort is located at 9667 State Route 368, Huntsville, OH 43324.
4. Boathouse BBQ (Marietta)
This family style barbecue joint along the Ohio River has received more than 12 awards for its exceptional ribs, wings and chili. Boathouse BBQ is located at 218 Virginia St., Marietta, OH 45750
5. Rafter’s Restaurant (Deer Creek State Park)
For a more peaceful, secluded scenic meal, check out Rafter's Restaurant within the Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center at Deer Creek State Park. Enjoy a bistro-style breakfast, lunch or dinner at this truly tranquil restaurant on the lake. Rafter's Restaurant is located at 22300 State Park Road 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143.
6. Paradise Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar (Rock Creek)
Mouthwatering burgers, a casual atmosphere and pontoon boat rides await you at Paradise Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar. (Also, order chicken wings. You wont regret it.) It is located at 414 Geneva Pt., Rock Creek, OH 44084.
7. Cabana on the River (Cincinnati)
This casual outdoor eatery along the Ohio River is a popular dinner and (sometimes) live entertainment spot. Cabana on the River is located at 7445 Forbes Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233.
8. Dockers Waterfront Restaurant and Bar (Kelleys Island)
Enjoy views of Lake Erie, from Cedar Point to Mouse Island, at this popular seafood joint on Kelleys Island. Known for their homemade crab cakes and lobster bisque, this restaurant features the best of the best seafood. It is located at 114 W Lakeshore Dr,, Kelleys Island, OH 43438.
9. Crosswinds Grille (Geneva-on-the-Lake)
Crosswinds Grille is a delicious farm-to-table restaurant with tall windows that feature gorgeous views of Lake Erie at The LakeHouse Inn and Winery. On the menu, you'll find a wide variety of wood-fired cuisine that's perfect to pair with one of their exceptional wines. You'll find it at 5653 Lake Rd. E Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041.
Have you been to any of these restaurants before? If so, let us know what your experience was like!