Eat / Drink / Nightlife

Lorain county and North Central Ohio has experienced an explosion of flavor and freshness in restaurants, cafes and bakeries. You will find world-class talent in our chefs, bakers and vintners. Their passion translates into your great experience. No matter what the price point or type of cuisine, creativity abounds! Spend a weekend sampling their delicious offerings in some unique and beautiful settings.

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  • 1833 Restaurant
    Oberlin

    1833 Restaurant at The Hotel at Oberlin offers seasonally inspired menus showcasing locally sourced ingredients and regional artisan products. A cool atmosphere, unique beverage selections, and a friendly staff make 1833 Restaurant the ideal gathering spot for colleagues, family and friends.

  • Aladdin's Eatery
    Oberlin

    Unique and natural foods of the Middle East.

  • Avon Brewing Company
    Avon

    Our mission at the Avon Brewing Company is to create unrivaled, handcrafted beer with an emphasis on fine dining and impeccable service.

  • Bascule Brewery & Public House
    Lorain

    Bascule Brewery and Public House started from humble beginnings. When owners Chris and Fred met they found they both had similar passions for their hometowns. Little did they know when they looked to the support of the community of Lorain that they would be doing something unprecedented for the industry.

  • The Beautiful Flame
    Oberlin

    A celebrated Ohio landmark, Lorenzo’s has created an exciting new catering service, a mobile pizzeria that literally brings the restaurant to your doorstep.

  • Bistro 83
    North Ridgeville

    Bistro 83 is the premier bistro and wine bar west of Cleveland.

  • Black River Tavern
    Elyria

  • Blue Rooster Bakehouse
    Oberlin

    A cozy, "hang out with a good book" kind of place that creates simple, rustic, always scratch-made goodies. Open Tues - Sat 9-8 and Sun 9-4, Closed on Mon.

  • Cathy's Ice Cream
    Lorain

  • Cowhaus Creamery
    Oberlin

    Cowhaus Creamery handcrafts new-American style ice creams, sorbets and confections using artisan techniques, made slowly from scratch in small batches.

  • D & D Smith Winery
    Norwalk

    While sipping on one of 19+ wines enjoy a relaxing view of the river!

  • Dairy Grove
    North Ridgeville

    We carry a large variety of delicious creamy soft serve ice creams, homemade sherbets, and 12 rotating hard scoop ice cream flavors. We also make great Sundaes, Shakes, Sodas, “Flurries”, Floats.

  • Divine Scoops
    Avon Lake

  • Erie Burger Company
    Avon Lake

    Welcome to Erie Burger Company! Enjoy our burgers, soups, salads and more!

  • Firelands Winery
    Sandusky

    Firelands' vineyards are located on Isle St. George, North Bass Island, in the western basin of Lake Erie.

  • Fligner's Catering
    Lorain

    Fligner’s Catering offers you quality service and homemade cooking with exceptional taste and quality.

  • Fligner's Market
    Lorain

    Fligner’s Market has one of the largest full service meat counters in Ohio, quality baked goods, and Fligner's Catering.

  • Fratello's
    Avon Lake

    Chef Craig offers patrons a variety of delicious choices and his brother Ron maintains the very large and varied wine list.

  • Hastee Tastee
    Amherst

  • Hecks of Avon
    Avon

    Heck’s Café is best known for our gourmet burgers, but has an all-encompassing seasonal and locally sourced menu with endless options. Our expertly prepared cuisine combines the freshest local ingredients and original recipes from all around the globe to produce a uniquely delicious menu.

  • Heineman's Winery
    Put-in-Bay

    Take a ferryboat to this island winery serving 25 different wines and grape juice.

  • Hot Dog Heaven
    Amherst

    Made to order Hot Dogs, where the french fries and service are award-winning!

  • Jackalope Lakeside
    Lorain

    The Jackalope Lakeside is Lorain's casual restaurant with a fine dining menu.

  • John Christ Winery
    Avon Lake

    The John Christ Winery makes award-winning fine quality wines.

  • K-Cream Korner
    Lorain

  • K-Cream Parlour
    Lorain

  • Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes
    Avon Lake

    Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes has locations in both Avon Lake and Rocky River, and is devoted to serving the Greater Cleveland area with freshly made, beautiful, and delicious treats, as well as boutique party supplies and candies!

  • Kiedrowski's Bakery
    Amherst

    Stepping into Kiedrowski's Bakery is like stepping into your Grandmother's kitchen, where old-world memories were made and cherished.

  • Klingshirn Winery Inc.
    Avon Lake

    Klingshirn Winery is a third generation family farm winery in Avon Lake, Ohio.

  • Krieg's It'z the Berries Frozen Custard
    South Amherst

    "It'z the Berries" specializes in frozen custard as well as fresh berries from their farm on North Ridge Rd in Vermilion.

  • Lorenzo's Pizzeria
    Oberlin

    Lorenzo's Pizzeria & Restaurant has proudly served only the finest in Italian cuisine to the Northeast Ohio area for over twenty years.

  • Matus Winery
    Wakeman

    Enjoy premier wines while relaxing with picturesque views of the vineyard and country side.

  • Melt Bar & Grilled
    Avon

  • Mutt & Jeff's Bar & Grill
    Lorain

    Your neighborhood tavern in beautiful Lorain, Ohio.We continue to serve our community the best quality at affordable prices since 1984.

  • Nancy's Diner
    Grafton

    We are a local diner serving fresh, homemade, prepared to order delicious foods from a menu spanning 35 years! We operate 7 days a week and run daily specials. We also make all of our desserts in-house!

  • Nemo Grille
    Avon

    Nemo Grille, a local hot spot, offers a creative menu made with the freshest ingredients.

  • Ohio Wine Producers Association
    Geneva

    Throughout the year you may visit the unique wineries along the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Wine Trail.

  • Olde Avon Village
    Avon

    At the Olde Avon Village you can get a glimpse of their unique shoppes and rare combination of restored 1850s homes.

  • Paper Moon Vineyards
    Vermilion

    Paper Moon Vineyards serves a selection of regional and vinifera wines. The tasting room offers a view of the vineyard, pond, woods and an occasional bald eagle.

  • Parker's Grille & Tavern
    Avon Lake

    Trendy venue offering American fare with a contemporary twist & a long wine list in minimalist digs.

  • Scarlet Transportation & Adventure Tours
    Avon

    Established in 2014, Scarlet Transportation & Adventure Tours is a tour bus company located in Lorain County, Ohio.

  • Scoops & More Ice Cream Emporium
    Elyria

  • Scorchers Casual Eatery & Draft House
    Lorain

    Scorchers Casual Eatery & Draft House is a non-hurry family friendly restaurant and draft house that offers up classic American fare. Our atmosphere is casual and fun with many televisions, 3 billiard tables, darts, an online jukebox, as well as other electronic distractions to choose from. Our sport's theme and layout encourage lengthy stays to our guests. The menu has the traditional American cuisine choices including buffalo-style wings along with a choice of 20 of our in-house wing sauces, half-pound burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, wraps, hot dogs, salads, quesadillas, and kid's meals. Our bar offers the 'Wall of Drafts' equipped with 30 microbrews, imports, domestics, and hard ciders all on tap! We have something for everyone! Come see us!

  • Small Town Sweets
    Vermilion

  • Sorrento Ristorante & Pizzeria
    Sheffield

    They serve the same authentic Italian cuisine to guests, both familiar and new, giving you a true 'taste of Italy'!

  • Strip Steakhouse
    Avon

    They offer an innovative menu using only the highest quality ingredients, featuring USDA prime aged Black Angus beef for its superior flavor and tenderness.

  • Sundae Funday's
    Columbia Station

    Mini golf, pizza, ice cream and FUN!

  • The Brew Kettle
    Amherst

    Whether you’re a 1st timer or part of our family of regulars, our continuously changing draft selections and chef created specials will keep you coming back for more. The Brew Kettle has grown and evolved over the past 20 years but a few things have remained the same. Great beers, outstanding food, and amazing staff, and our loyal customers, without any of which, we wouldn't be here today.

  • The Feve
    Oberlin

    Bustling dining room with creative American fare and brunch, plus a relaxed bar upstairs.

  • The Foundry Kitchen and Bar
    Elyria

    Foundry Kitchen boasts a chef driven, locally sourced, from-scratch menu highlighting traditional favorites and seasonal offerings along with a gluten free and vegan options as well.

  • The Hive Cake Studio
    Amherst

    Custom cakes, gourmet cupcakes, and delicious cookies for all of your celebrations or life events. All items are made from-scratch in Amherst, OH

  • The Tree House Gallery and Tea Room
    Avon

    Located in Olde Avon Village in the restored Alten-Casper House. The gallery features ablend of antiques and collectibles, crafted woodworking, and folk art.

  • Twist-n-Shake
    Elyria

  • The Unicorn Restaurant and Pub
    Grafton

    This Irish restaurant and pub combines classic steakhouse favorites with prime rib and a variety of seafood and Irish specialties.

  • Valley of the Eagles Golf Club
    Elyria

    The only Nicklaus Design daily-fee course in Northern Ohio, designed to fully capture the beauty of the Black River Valley lined with the massive sheer black shale cliffs, tranquil surroundings of the majestic trees, and breathtaking elevation changes. The course meanders through Black River Valley and along the Black River, with mature elm, oak and ash trees lining the fairways, and intriguingly positioned island tees to island greens.

  • Vermilion Valley Vineyards
    Henrietta Township

    Vineyard and winery set in tranquil surroundings featuring a variety of vinifera wines grown on site and fruit wines.

  • Whet Your Palette
    Amherst

    Bring out your inner artist with a fun, relaxed acrylic painting class.

  • Wood & Wine
    Avon

    Enjoy wood-fired pizzas, pasta, steak & seafood along with some great wines!

  • Your Pit BBQ
    Vermilion

    Your Pit BBQ is an award winning BBQ restaurant specializing in meats smoked on location, homemade sides, sauces and desserts.

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