Ohio February 11, 2017
11 Unsuspecting Restaurants In Ohio With Food So Good It Should Be Illegal
The restaurants that focus on the food usually don’t have all the frills—but that’s seriously OK.
What unsuspecting restaurants lack in charm and aesthetics they make up for in flavor and an at-home atmosphere. That’s the case with these 11 unsuspecting restaurants in Ohio, anyway. The food’s so delicious it should be illegal. (But, obviously, we’re thankful it isn’t.)
1. 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.
2. Westerville Grill (Westerville)
With mouthwatering brunch and classic diner food options, you can't go wrong with a visit to Westerville Grill. (Order the Monte Cristo sandwich dipped in syrup and thank us later.) It's located at 59 S State St., Westerville, OH 43081.
3. Kravitz Delicatessen (Youngstown)
When you're hungry for a hearty sandwich with some wholesome soup (or you're just craving some baked goods), Kravitz Delicatessen is the place to go.
You'll find it at 3135 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
4. Big Bopper's (Lakeside Marblehead)
At Big Boppers, you'll find exceptional barbecue, hearty burgers and award-winning chili. It's got all the American classics and is located at 7581 E Harbor Rd., Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440.
5. Siam Pad Thai (Dayton)
Don't let its small size and modest exterior fool you. Inside, you'll find exceptional Thai dishes and a sushi bar that will make you forget you're in Ohio. You'll find it at 3027 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45429.
6. Open Pitt Bar-B-Que (Cleveland)
Since 1988 this local favorite barbecue joint has served up delicious soul food and mouthwatering chicken wings. It is located at 12335 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44108.
7. K's Hamburger Shop (Troy)
This hometown diner is known for their burgers, but their breakfast options are just as satisfying. (Be sure to bring cash, as this is a cash only establishment.) K's Hamburger Shop is located at 117 E Main St., Troy, OH 45373.
8. Spearman's Restaurant (Howard)
Two words: Banana Salad. (Yes. Banana Salad.) See why the locals love this signature dish and other crowd-pleasing, home-cooked foods. (And don't forget to save room for pie.) Spearman's Restaurant is located at 26155 Coshocton Rd., Howard, OH 43028.
9. The Coffee Cup (Massillon)
Massillon's oldest restaurant is proud to be Massillon's oldest restaurant, (and rightfully so.) With breakfast served all day, hearty burgers and all meals made from scratch, you really can't ask for anything better. The Coffee Cup is located at 426 3rd St. SE, Massillon, OH 44646.
10. Seoul Hot Pot (Cleveland)
You likely won't find any Korean food that's this authentic or this delicious in all of Ohio. This Cleveland gem is located at 3709 Payne Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114.
11. Fred's Diner (Akron)
With breakfast anytime, a down-home atmosphere and fast service, this is the perfect local dive to eat and run when you need a hearty meal for a long day ahead. (Pictured is the Country Fried Steak and Eggs.) It is located at 930 Home Ave., Akron, OH 44310.
Have you been to any of these restaurants before? What other unsuspecting restaurants are there in Ohio with food so good it should be illegal? Let us know!
And for more delicious places to eat in Ohio, check out our previous article,
12 Wildly Famous Restaurants In Ohio That Are Totally Worth The Hullabaloo.