When it comes to any vacation getaway, no one wants to be stuck at a big chain restaurant ordering the same ol’ entrée like you would back home. Instead, take a break from tradition and stop by one of the many local restaurants right here in Hocking Hills. The area features a variety of incredible locally owned and managed restaurants that help support the area. Here are our picks for the top restaurants in Ohio you need to dine at:
One of the best ways to get your money’s worth of food is by visiting a buffet style restaurant such as Olde Dutch. This locally owned restaurant is home for their home cooked food buffet that features all of the classic favorites just the way your grandparents made them. Expect to find each buffet item or entrée on the menu tender and ready to eat. You can also choose from a regular dinner menu that is not found on the buffet. This includes their specialty marinated chicken breast, ham loaf, seafood platter, baked roast beef, and baked Swiss steak. You can also choose from a variety of sandwiches that are delicious and easy to eat. Kid’s will also be able to find something on the kids’ menu such as cheeseburgers, mini corn dogs, grilled cheese, and chicken strips; children under the age of 3 can eat for free. You can even grab a sweet treat from the buffet after your meal such as ice cream and pie to round off your meal!
Hocking Hills Diner
Whenever you want breakfast, lunch, or dinner at any time of the day you make your way to Hocking Hills Diner. This local favorite is the perfect place to grab your favorite diner specialties especially breakfast for dinner. Try out one of their many omelets on the menu that come with a mound of toppings. If you are in the mood for something sweet the hot cakes, French toast, or corn cakes will do the trick. The sausage gravy and biscuits is a local favorite that continue to win over visitors. The lunch and dinner menu features a great selection of sandwiches that can be paired with one of the many appetizers such as deep-fried cauliflower. Dinners feature a mouthwatering protein option such as steak, pork, chicken, and seafood. You can always choose your sides that include mashed potatoes, French fries, baked beans, and more. The quality of each item is top notch and offered at reasonable prices you will love.
You may not initially expect to find great Mexican food here in Ohio, but the menu at Maya Burrito. is all delicious. This local Mexican joint features all of your classics such as tacos, nachos, burritos, and so much more. A local favorite includes the street tacos that are served with your choice of protein such as pork or chicken. The chips are made fresh in house everyday so you can have the perfect starter to your meal. Their sauces are all made fresh in house and will give your entrée the little kick it needs! Mexican desserts are always incredibly delicious so do not forget to add on an order of their crunchy yet soft churros that are covered in cinnamon and sugar.
JimBo’s Burgers and Beer
Make the short drive over to South Bloomingville for JimBo’s Burgers and Beers. They offer freshly grilled burgers made to order and pair it with a cold pint of your favorite ale. Nothing can beat that legendary combo! Additional options on the menu include pizza with classic favorites such as pepperoni, veggie, zesty Hawaiian, and the Ultimate Hog that is covered in a variety of protein options. The subs are also made fresh in house and feature ham, turkey, bacon, and chicken. Just because the menu might be smaller than other spots in the area does not mean you will not find a delicious meal waiting for you.
Pizza Crossing Logan
When it comes to the top restaurants in Ohio, many locals will always say Pizza Crossing Logan. Their expansive menu features a variety of Italian favorites such as pizza, pasta, subs, and more. Their pizza selection includes the option to make your own so you can pick out the toppings and even the crust. Of course, you can always order one of the specialty pizzas that come in a variety of sizes from a mini 8” to the family friendly large 15” pizza. They don’t skimp out on the toppings either as each pizza is loaded with fresh toppings. Additional items on the menu include chicken tenders, baked wings, boneless wings, homemade chili, and salads. This casual eatery even features a plenty of beer and wine to pair with your meal too. Nothing goes better with a pizza than an ice-cold beer! Now that is another great combo that Hocking Hills can serve you!