Ohio July 10, 2018
Blink And You’ll Miss These 9 Tiny But Mighty Restaurants Hiding In Ohio
Sometimes, the smaller a restaurant is, the tastier the food is. Wouldn’t you agree?
The following are 9 tiny but mighty restaurants in Ohio—many of which seat less than 30 people—that prove that no matter how limited the seating may be, people will keep filing in if the food is memorable enough. See how many you’ve been to before:
1. Crabill’s Hamburger Shop (Urbana)
Now in its third generation of local owners, this tiny burger joint —with just eight dine-at-the-counter seats—appropriately specializes in tiny burgers. (White Castle's sliders will make you laugh after you've dined here.) Crabill's Hamburger Shop is located at 727 Miami St., Urbana, OH 43078.
2. Kengo Sushi & Yakitori (Toledo)
For the best sushi of your life and what might be the most authentic omakase experience in Ohio, head over to this small sushi and yakitori spot in downtown Toledo. Be sure to come early or call ahead. (Reservations can be made for omakase only.) You'll find it at 38 S Saint Clair St., Toledo, OH 43604.
3. Bagel Street Deli (Athens)
You'll never eat a bagel the same again after you experience what a bagel can truly be, thanks to this unique deli in Athens, which features several signature bagel sandwiches. The seating is limited, but that doesn't stop locals and visitors from squeezing in—especially during Picklefest, as pictured. Bagel Street Deli is located at 27 S Court St., Athens, OH 45701.
4. Katalina (Columbus)
This lovely little cafe features unique and delicious brunch options such as Mexican French toast, sweet and spicy bacon and Nutella pancake balls. (Pictured are the Breakfast Tacos.) Katalina is located at 1105 Pennsylvania Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.
5. Ginko (Cleveland)
This Toyko inspired sushi bar features exceptional sushi and a U-shaped bar that holds approximately 30 people. The sushi creations here are as creative as they are delicious. Ginko is located at 2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
6. Capri Sausage & Meatball (Steubenville)
Some of the most amazing sandwiches are hiding in this humble, carry-out only joint, Capri Sausage & Meatball. (The secret may be in the sauce, as each patty and meatball get a heavenly sauce bath once they're out of the oven.) You'll find it at 1400 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952.
7. Le Petit Triangle Cafe (Cleveland)
Petit but delicious, this lovely little cafe features exceptional brunch, as well as dinner, soup and salad options. It is located at 1881 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113.
8. The Root Beer Stand (Cincinnati)
If you enjoy nostalgia, a root beer float and a 1950s setting, then there’s a humble eatery hiding in Cincinnati you need to know about. Every spring and summer season, this iconic restaurant thrives with long lines, delicious footlongs and famous root beer. The indoor seating is limited, but you can always hang out outside. The Root Beer Stand is located at 11566 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241.
9. The Half Pint (Marysville)
With 40 beers on tap and an amazing selection of burgers, you can't go wrong with lunch or dinner here. (If you're feeling particularly ambitious, try the PBB&J Burger and thank us later.) The Half Pint is located at 211 East 5th St., Marysville, OH 43040.
Have you been to any of these restaurants before? What other restaurants would you add to this list? Let us know!
For more humble yet amazing restaurants in Ohio, check out our previous article:
12 ‘Hole In The Wall’ Restaurants In Ohio That Will Blow Your Taste Buds Away.