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Epicurean Journey to Hocking Hills – Best Places to Eat in Ohio

Hocking Hills is known for its beautiful scenery, collection of charming small towns and options for communing with nature that are truly one of a kind. While there’s much to see and do, there’s also plenty to taste along the way! Hocking Hills is an oasis of flavor, and if you’re someone who enjoys a variety of food to mark your travels, here are a few of the best restaurants in Ohio to add to your itinerary.

Day 1: Millstone BBQ

Visitors to Hocking Hills with a taste for only the best barbecue will enjoy a meal enjoyed at Millstone during their stay. This lively, casual restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating, a bar, and of course the most delicious barbecued meats in the area! With each type of meat smoked for 15 to 17 hours, you’re sure to get full-fledged flavor from each tender bite. Try all your personal favorites from their selection of BBQ pork, beef and chicken, and don’t forget to try the prime rib, available Fridays after 4PM as part of their Weekly Specials!

Millstone BBQ
12790 Grey St.
Logan, OH 43138

Day 2: Pearl’s

While visitors are bound to be inspired by the many activities and adventures they enjoy in Hocking Hills, there’s something wonderful about a home-style meal, even while you travel. Pearl’s is one of the best places to eat in Ohio when you’re craving a cheeseburger and fries or a homemade pie to top it off. Pearl’s serves up breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner and provides guests with a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere where it’s easy to enjoy a delicious meal and great conversation.

12900 State Route 664-North
Logan, OH 43138

Day 3: Glenlaurel

Guests to Hocking Hills looking to enjoy an upscale meal in a setting that speaks to Scottish-inspired fare and flair will want to make their way to Glenlaurel during their stay. Glenlaurel is integrated into the greater inn and cottages but outside guests are more than welcome to make a reservation for dinner. A gourmet dining standard at this beautiful and savory stop means guests are treated to a six-course experience Sundays through Fridays. In true Scottish tradition, poetry readings are hosted during dinner at Glenlaurel, making for an authentic and truly one-of-a-kind meal in Hocking Hills. It’s not just one of the best restaurants in Ohio, but maybe the Midwest as well!

14940 Mount Olive Road
Rockbridge, OH 43149

Day 4: Maya Burrito Co.

Just because you are in the Hocking Hills does not mean you cannot find delicious Mexican food. Ohio restaurants feature a variety of cuisine types, and Maya Burrito Co. does Mexican food the right way. This restaurant features authentic Mexican fare these is fast and fresh. Maya Burrito Co. is the perfect spot to sit down for a quick and delicious meal or take your order to go. Owner Maria North was born and raised down in Yucatan, Mexico before being relocated to the state of Ohio. Her experience at Mexican markets helped her find the freshest of produce and ingredients for her delicious entrees. When you order your meal at Maya Burrito Co. you pick from having three tacos, a burrito, bowl, nachos, or a salad. Each entrée is then topped off with fresh protein that includes chicken, steak, pork, and veggies. The guacamole and salsa are made fresh in house and add tons of flavor to your meal. End your meal with an order of delicious churros. You will be happy you spend a casual night in with Maya Burrito Co.

Maya Burrito Co

12 E Main St

Logan, OH 43138


Day 5: Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium

Before you head out of the area to make your way home, you will need a cup of your favorite espresso beverage to take on your travel plans. Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium features all of your favorite coffee and espresso drinks made fresh to order. This local coffee shop has a cute interior that makes it relaxing to enjoy your coffee at. The onsite café has plenty of treats to enjoy with your coffee too. Add on one of the many pastries including scones, fresh donuts, breakfast pizza, breakfast sandwich, or an artisan panini. Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium is also the perfect spot to pick up a gift or two from the gift shop. Enjoy comfortable sweatshirts or grab a mug to enjoy with your coffee back at home. Each day during the week has a special discount on food and drink items. Enjoy a $1 most food items on certain days of the week or combine a soup and sandwich for an incredible deal. There is even fresh roasted flavors of coffee each day with special flavors such as crème brulee. There is no better way to start your journey back home than with Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium.

Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium

13984 St. Rt. 664 S.

Logan, OH 43138


Enjoy the Fun and Flavors of the Best Restaurants in Ohio

Many of the best restaurants in Ohio are featured in lovely Hocking Hills, and you’re sure to enjoy your stop at these places with your family and friends. Be sure you’re booked into accommodations with the Buffalo Cabins and Lodges during your stay that keeps you close to the many delicious stops you’re excited to try! Contact us today for more information on our many options and to start planning your trip.

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