19 Small Town Northeast Ohio Restaurants You Should’ve Tried By Now

Sometimes we all need to get away from the fast pace of city bars and restaurants and try something completely new. If you want a food adventure, whether you are looking for a family diner, a farm style restaurant or an upscale tavern, there are plenty of small towns throughout Northeast Ohio with distinctive cuisine that are worth the effort. Get in the car and drive. 

Sometimes we all need to get away from the fast pace of city bars and restaurants and try something completely new. If you want a food adventure, whether you are looking for a family diner, a farm style restaurant or an upscale tavern, there are plenty of small towns throughout Northeast Ohio with distinctive cuisine that are worth the effort. Get in the car and drive. 

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Mary’s Diner
666 E. Main St, Geneva
Travel back to the past with this retro '50s style diner. All of your classic diner food can be found here, from pancakes to apple pie to whipped milkshakes. With decor that celebrates Ohio and a "simpler time," this place is certainly full of charm. 
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Mary’s Diner

666 E. Main St, Geneva

Travel back to the past with this retro '50s style diner. All of your classic diner food can be found here, from pancakes to apple pie to whipped milkshakes. With decor that celebrates Ohio and a "simpler time," this place is certainly full of charm.

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 Bascule Bridge Grill
1006 Bridge St, Ashtabula
Close to the Ashtabula drawbridge, Bascule Bridge Grille offers elegant dining featuring local produce, seasonal dishes, and revolutionary recipes to satisfy your taste buds. This restaurant serves cuisine from all over the world, meaning there's a style for everyone. 
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Bascule Bridge Grill

1006 Bridge St, Ashtabula

Close to the Ashtabula drawbridge, Bascule Bridge Grille offers elegant dining featuring local produce, seasonal dishes, and revolutionary recipes to satisfy your taste buds. This restaurant serves cuisine from all over the world, meaning there's a style for everyone.

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 The Feve
30 S Main St, Oberlin
Enjoy a nice lunch one afternoon at this quintessential college town restaurant. All food served here is homemade and sourced locally. From tater tots to B.LT.s, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 
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The Feve

30 S Main St, Oberlin

Enjoy a nice lunch one afternoon at this quintessential college town restaurant. All food served here is homemade and sourced locally. From tater tots to B.LT.s, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Timber Lodge
2809 Pearl Rd, Medina
If your in the mood for cozy food and a lodge environment, but cannot make the drive to a ski lodge, Timber Lodge provides the ambiance for which you are looking. The restaurant offers big plates, including steak, lobster tail, and chicken. Timber Lodge has even been nominated on the Cleveland and Akron hot list for 2018. 
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Timber Lodge

2809 Pearl Rd, Medina

If your in the mood for cozy food and a lodge environment, but cannot make the drive to a ski lodge, Timber Lodge provides the ambiance for which you are looking. The restaurant offers big plates, including steak, lobster tail, and chicken. Timber Lodge has even been nominated on the Cleveland and Akron hot list for 2018.

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 Amish Door Restaurant
1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot
Situated out in Amish Country, this rustic barn not only features a restaurant, but a hotel, banquet center and a bed & breakfast. Enjoy some cozy country dining with mashed potatoes, fried chicken, turkey, green beans, and stuffing. 
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Amish Door Restaurant

1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot

Situated out in Amish Country, this rustic barn not only features a restaurant, but a hotel, banquet center and a bed & breakfast. Enjoy some cozy country dining with mashed potatoes, fried chicken, turkey, green beans, and stuffing.

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 Sara’s Place by Gavi’s Restaurant
1501 Chagrin River Rd, Gates Mills
As you are taking a scenic drive through the woods, stop at Sara’s Place for some quaint dishes, including pastas, quinoa fried rice, veal milanese, seafood and salads. The cozy lounge offers upscale comfort food, while feeling as if you are at home. 
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Sara’s Place by Gavi’s Restaurant

1501 Chagrin River Rd, Gates Mills

As you are taking a scenic drive through the woods, stop at Sara’s Place for some quaint dishes, including pastas, quinoa fried rice, veal milanese, seafood and salads. The cozy lounge offers upscale comfort food, while feeling as if you are at home.

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 Welshfield Inn
14001 Main Market Rd, Burton
Located in the center of Amish Country, the Welshfield Inn is a perfect stop on a nice country drive right off of US-422. The historic charm of the restaurant is complemented by its locally grown and seasonal foods. There is also a banquet center attached to the restaurant, which is a perfect place to throw your next event. 
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Welshfield Inn

14001 Main Market Rd, Burton

Located in the center of Amish Country, the Welshfield Inn is a perfect stop on a nice country drive right off of US-422. The historic charm of the restaurant is complemented by its locally grown and seasonal foods. There is also a banquet center attached to the restaurant, which is a perfect place to throw your next event.

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 Café 422
4422 Youngstown Road, SE, Warren
Founded in 1939 by two brothers whose dream was to open their own restaurant, Café 422 became an instant success with their fresh and homemade plates. The restaurant is known for its baked bread served with hot peppers in oil. 
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Café 422

4422 Youngstown Road, SE, Warren

Founded in 1939 by two brothers whose dream was to open their own restaurant, Café 422 became an instant success with their fresh and homemade plates. The restaurant is known for its baked bread served with hot peppers in oil.

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Chubeez
3276 Footville-Richmond Rd, Dorset
This American small town restaurant is the perfect dine out experience for the family. The restaurant specials, including a fish dinner, and fried chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy, and biscuits. Chubeez is famous for its friendly staff and excellent food, making it worth the drive from Cleveland. 
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Chubeez

3276 Footville-Richmond Rd, Dorset

This American small town restaurant is the perfect dine out experience for the family. The restaurant specials, including a fish dinner, and fried chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy, and biscuits. Chubeez is famous for its friendly staff and excellent food, making it worth the drive from Cleveland.

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Pickle Bill’s Lobster House
101 River St, Grand River
Located right of the water, Pickle Bills is your go to place for all-you-can-eat seafood. Chow down on a perch sandwich, order a giant lobster tail, or get some peel n’ eat shrimp. The restaurant is a perfect summertime beach food destination. 
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Pickle Bill’s Lobster House

101 River St, Grand River

Located right of the water, Pickle Bills is your go to place for all-you-can-eat seafood. Chow down on a perch sandwich, order a giant lobster tail, or get some peel n’ eat shrimp. The restaurant is a perfect summertime beach food destination.

Photo via Scene Archives