Mention Hocking Hills, Ohio and it’s sure to conjure up images of hiking, biking and getting out and making the most of the great outdoors. From hidden caves to rivers, creeks and abundant wildlife, the Hocking Hills region is undeniably an oasis of outdoor adventure. However, part of what makes this destination so appealing is its sheer versatility and diversity of options for entertainment. While a traveler can hike the day away, the evening hours can just as easily be dedicated to fine dining and exquisite options for indulging in culture. One of the most renowned establishments for making the most of both of these options is Rhapsody Restaurant in Hocking Hills. Read on to learn more about the best restaurant to check out when staying in Hocking Hills!
Where Flavor and Entertainment Collide
Located at 18 Public Square in Nelsonville, Rhapsody Restaurant combines delicious dining options with live entertainment. Beyond the flavor and fun, Rhapsody was also developed under an Appalachian to table initiative meaning local, farm-fresh ingredients are always the star of a savory meal. Guests who choose to enjoy the beauty, flavor and intriguing atmosphere of Rhapsody Restaurant can also feel great knowing they are helping contribute to culinary education. Hocking Hills Rhapsody is integrated into the Hocking College Culinary School and provides the ideal learning grounds for up and coming chefs to train and try out their most innovative and palate-pleasing dishes on a regular basis. Similarly, hospitality students put their efforts to work treating guests to a world-class experience in dining, comfort, and style. Don’t let the notion of having students work at the restaurant cause you to hesitate on dining with them. Each student is expertly taught and guided by some of the best chefs in the state. You will be unable to tell that Rhapsody is a training ground for the next generation of expert chefs.
An Amazing Atmosphere at Hocking Hills Rhapsody
While its location in historic Public Square sets Hocking Hills Rhapsody up with a wonderful cultural take on dining, it’s the music that puts the finishing touch on the atmosphere. As guests enjoy delicious comfort foods including chicken, steak, and chops they are simultaneously treated to live musical performances that keep the energy fun from start to finish. The elegant, yet laid-back atmosphere makes this the perfect destination for a family dinner, date night or birthday celebration. An ever-evolving menu means there’s always something new to taste and enjoy when you’re here. Rhapsody Restaurant in Hocking Hills is open for business Wednesdays and Thursday from 5 pm until 9 pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 pm until 10 pm. Guests are invited to come and enjoy a delicious meal on Sundays between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. Whenever you decide to dine at Rhapsody, it’s bound to be an experience that treats your taste buds to something exciting!
Rhapsody is best known for its vibrant casual fine dining for dinner each night of the week. The menu is big enough to give you plenty of options to choose from for each visit you make but not too many to overwhelm you. Make sure to start your dinner with one of the tasty appetizers that will kick start your hunger. The dinner bread with whipped cinnamon honey butter is a local favorite along with the chicken rolls that include buffalo chicken and mac ‘n’ cheese. You will also find a selection of fresh salads that include leafy greens, garden vegetables, and delicious dressing like the honey chipotle vinaigrette. Rhapsody is a great place to dine with anyone who is vegetarian. The regular menu includes delicious vegetarian options such as the Eggplant Parmigiana and Butternut Squash Ravioli. The main dinner entrees are grilled or fried to order. The Bang Bang Chicken is a spicy panko crusted chicken with fried rice and shishito peppers. The Glazed Pork Chop includes Bloody Butcher BBQ sauce and veggies. A variety of burgers are the perfect, easy to eat option for those cannot settle on anything else and are grilled to order. Don’t forget about dessert that includes the beignets!
Did someone say brunch? Make Rhapsody your one brunch stop during your stay in Hocking Hills. Each Sunday during the weekends guests can enjoy a variety of breakfast classics that include biscuits and gravy, French toast, buttermilk pancakes, avocado smash, and omelets. You can always add on any item a la carte in case your entrée does not have the side you are looking for. With a full-service bar available at the restaurant, you can also make sure you have a glass of a Bloody Mary or a mimosa waiting for you too. Brunch has never looked this good before!
Book a Hocking Hills Getaway Today
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