Ohio July 01, 2017
These 10 Roadside Restaurants In Ohio Are Worth Stopping For
Whenever you’re traveling across the Buckeye State, it’s always good to know where the best places are to stop along the way and grab a bite to eat. From diners along the interstate to local dives along a State Route, here are 10 roadside restaurants in Ohio that are definitely worth stopping for:
Let us know which ones you’ve visited before!
1. Buckeye Express Diner (Bellville)
You don't necessarily have to board an operating train for a locomotive themed dining experience in Ohio. If you take exit 165 off of Interstate 71, you'll find this iconic not-your-average diner. (Note: Michigan fans must park across the street.) Buckeye Express Diner is located at 810 State Rt. 97 W., Bellville, OH 44813.
2. Henry's Restaurant (West Jefferson)
This unsuspecting restaurant off of U.S. Hwy. 40 offers some of the best homemade pies. Henry's Restaurant is located at 62 75 U.S. Hwy. 40, West Jefferson, OH 43162.
3. Rod's Capricorn Inn Restaurant (Wilmington)
At this beloved local dive, we highly recommend ordering The Rod Burger (pictured) with a side of onion rings. (You can thank us later.) Check it out at 6660 State Rt. 730 Wilmington, OH 45177.
4. Collier’s Family Restaurant (Springfield)
This family style restaurant is "where good people gather for good food." Their fried chicken, homemade pies and chicken salad are popular menu items. Collier's Family Restaurant is located at 2800 W First St. (St. Rt. 41), Springfield, OH 45504.
5. The Boondocks BBQ & Grill (McConnelsville)
This award-winning southeast Ohio barbecue joint features a diverse menu, from Louisiana Crab Cakes to slow cooked ribs and pulled pork. It is located at 4653 N State Route 60 NW, McConnelsville, OH 43756.
6. Diner 23 (Waverly)
This local favorite will charm the first-timer and regular alike. It's the perfect stop to make along U.S. 23. Diner 23 is located at 300 West Emmitt Ave., Waverly, OH 45690.
7. Kewpee Hamburgers (Lima)
Within the fictionalized setting of "Glee," this signature fast food joint in Lima has three locations that serve up the city's best burgers, french fries and malts. When you're in town or passing through, you've got to stop for a Kewpee burger. You'll find it off of I-75 at 1350 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima, OH 45804.
8. Nancy's Home Cooking (Clintonville)
This north-central Ohio neighborhood serves up hearty meals with an atmosphere that truly makes you feel at home. See what's cooking at this beloved hometown diner, which is located at 3133 N High St., Columbus, OH 43202.
9. Grandma Faye's (Logan)
When you're in the Hocking Hills region, a stop at Grandma Faye's is a must. It's a no-frills deli that's perfect for a lunch break from all your hiking adventures. As an added bonus, you'll find one-of-a-kind gifts and plenty of supplies for your journey. It's located at 20507 OH-664 Scenic, Logan, OH 43138.
10. Swenson’s (Akron area)
If something has been around for more than 80 years, there's a reason why. This popular fast food joint features the world famous Galleyboy, milkshakes and fries. There are three Swenson's locations, with one in West Akron, North Akron and Stow/Kent. You'll find it off of I-77 at 7635 Broadview Rd., Seven Hills, OH 44131.
Have you been to any of these restaurants before? What other roadside restaurants would you recommend? Share your experiences and recommendations with us!