9 Neighborhood Restaurants In Ohio With Food So Good You’ll Be Back For Seconds
The only thing better than your favorite neighborhood restaurant are other neighborhood restaurants with delicious food, a small town feel and maybe even an old fashioned jukebox or two. (OK, so you probably don’t think there’s anything better than your hometown restaurant,) but there’s just something about good food that only the locals know and love. The following are 9 neighborhood restaurants in Ohio that are certainly worth searching out―and we’re pretty sure they’ll have you coming back for seconds.
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Address: 240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206, USA
Address: 650 Main St, Waterford, OH 45786, USA
Address: 1903 Havemann Rd, Celina, OH 45822, USA
Address: 3133 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202, USA
Address: 632 Wheeling Ave, Cambridge, OH 43725, USA
Address: 226 Gilman Ave, Marietta, OH 45750, USA
Address: 63 E Broad St, Pataskala, OH 43062, USA
Address: 313 W Broadway St, New Lexington, OH 43764, USA
Address: 3800 Rhodes Ave, New Boston, OH 45662, USA
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Neighborhood Restaurants In Ohio
January 24, 2020
Where are some of the best local places to eat in Ohio?
The best local places to eat in Ohio are the places that use fresh, local ingredients and secret family recipes. These places can be tucked away in big cities or hiding in small towns, such as Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in Columbus’ German Village or R Kitchen on Paint in Chillicothe. Additionally, some of the best restaurants in Ohio are also some of the oldest restaurants in Ohio. The Golden Lamb in Lebanon is Ohio’s oldest continuously operated hotel and restaurant. It was established in 1803 and features antique furnishings, themed dining rooms and historic rooms upstairs where famous individuals such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and several U.S. Presidents have stayed. Other historic restaurants in Ohio worthy of a road trip include The Buxton Inn Restaurant in Granville and Spread Eagle Tavern & Inn in Hanoverton. For a list of some of Ohio’s oldest restaurants, check out our previous article here.
What are some of the best mom and pop restaurants in Ohio?
There are several mom and pop restaurants in Ohio that are worthy of a weekend road trip. From nostalgic diners to upscale bakeries, there’s a little something for everyone. Some of the best locally owned and operated restaurants to visit when you’re craving comfort food or breakfast include The Blueberry Cafe in Bellbrook, Nutcracker Family Restaurant in Pataskala, and Collier’s Family Restaurant in Springfield. There are also several hometown burger joints in Ohio you can’t go wrong with, such as Carl’s Townhouse in Chillcothe and K’s Hamburger Shop in Troy. For a list of some exceptional mom and pop restaurants in Ohio, check out our previous article here.
What are some of the best small town restaurants in Ohio?
Some of the best small town restaurants in Ohio are the small town diners and drive-ins that have stood the test of time, serving up exceptional burgers and breakfast with a side of nostalgia. Nancy’s Main Street Diner in Grafton and The Spot To Eat in Sidney are great options. You’ll even find some solid big city options such as Schmucker’s in Toledo and The Root Beer Stand in Cincinnati. For a list of some of the best drive-ins and diners in Ohio, check out our previous article here.
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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