Ohio May 29, 2017
10 Small Town Family Kitchens In Ohio That Serve Meals To Die For
Family recipes are the best recipes.
And the best places to find those recipes is in the small towns that started them. Here in Ohio, we have several small town family kitchens that keep locals and visitors alike coming back for more. The following are 10 of our favorites (listed in no particular order.) See how many you’re familiar with!
1. 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.
2. Collier's Family Restaurant (Springfield)
This family style restaurant is "where good people gather for good food." Since 2003, Collier's Family Restaurant has been serving some of Springfield's best home-cooked food. (Pictured is the Friend Chicken Lunch.) Collier’s Family Restaurant is located at 2800 W First St. (St. Rt. 41), Springfield, OH 45504.
3. New Riegel Cafe (New Riegel)
Two words: Barbecue ribs. Get the barbecue ribs and thank us later. New Riegel Cafe is located at 14 N Perry St., New Riegel, OH 44853.
4. Berardi’s Family Kitchen (Sandusky)
The unbelievably delicious family-made french fries here have been around since 1939, when they were first served at Cedar Point Amusement Park. Make a trip to 1019 W. Perkins Ave. in Sandusky to try out these iconic fries.
5. Grandpa’s Cheesebarn (Ashland)
What was once a working dairy farm is now a truly epic cheese barn right off of Interstate 71. It's a family-owned, charming store, gift shop and eatery the whole family will love. Since 1978, Grandpa Baum (and Grandma Baum) have been serving up exceptional cheese and other goodies along with their family at this iconic stop. You'll find it at 668 US-250, Ashland, OH 44805.
6. Sam's Place (Blakslee)
Since 1922, this family-owned establishment's been serving up exceptional food at reasonable prices in the small town of Blakeslee. When you stop at Sam's Place, you've got to try one of their signature steaks. You'll find this local favorite at 230 Washington St. Blakeslee, OH 43505.
7. Boyd and Wurthmann Restaurant (Berlin)
What was once a grocery store in the 1930s is now a beloved Amish restaurant that locals and visitors alike can't get enough of. Boyd and Wurthmann Restaurant is located at 4819 East Main St., Berlin, OH 44610.
8. Carlyle's Restaurant (Richwood)
With made from scratch pies, home cooked daily specials and mouthwatering donuts, you simply can't go wrong with Carlyle's Restaurant. It is located at 5 N Franklin St., Richwood, OH 43344.
9. Watts Restaurant (Utica)
For a hearty, home-cooked meal, be sure to check out Watts Restaurant when you're in the Utica area. Even though the restaurant recently changed ownership from its founding family, much of the meals and recipes of this family kitchen remain. (Pictured is the pork chop country special.) Be sure to save room for dessert. (We recommend the coconut creme pie.) Watts Restaurant is located at 77 South Main St., Utica, OH 43080.
10. 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.
Have you been to any of these restaurants before? If so, share your favorite menu items and experiences with us!