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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  • Aladdin's Eatery
    Oberlin

    Unique and natural foods of the Middle East.

  • Arabica Coffee Bistro
    Amherst

    Locally owned coffee bistro with a full menu of espresso drinks, regular and decaf coffee, as well as selected flavored blends.

  • 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.

  • Bob Evans
    Amherst

    Homestyle Family Restaurant

  • Bootleggers Bar & Grille
    Columbia Station

    Established in 2006, nestled roadside by the entrance to Mallard Creek Golf Course in Columbia Station.

  • Bread-N-Brew
    Wellington

    Serving Sandwiches on freshly baked breads; gourmet coffee, tea, and espresso; hearty soups; refreshing salads; and tempting desserts and pastries.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    Elyria

    A full service sports bar featuring New York style chicken wings spun in 14 signature sauces.

  • Castillo Real
    Lorain

    The most unique Mexican restaurant with the best view of Lake Erie.

  • Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse
    Oberlin

    The Cat in the Cream is a student organization as well as a performance space on the Oberlin College Campus that includes a fully functioning coffee house.

  • Charleston Coffee House
    Lorain

    Cozy coffee house in downtown Lorain.

  • Cork's and Stubby's
    Amherst

    Choose the Stubby’s side and enjoy the big game on screens, or choose the Cork’s side and enjoy a quiet and classy atmosphere.

  • D & D Smith Winery
    Norwalk

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

  • The Depot at Union Station
    LaGrange

    The Depot is “the stop” to catch a game on one of the many tvs, enjoy time with family & friends over great food, in a casual dining atmosphere.

  • The Feve
    Oberlin

    The main floor has table and bar service for dining and drinking, while the upstairs is a more casual environment where you order food and drinks at the bar.

  • 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.

  • Fort's Tavern
    Wellington

    A busy bar & grill in historic downtown Wellington. They're famous for their great wings!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Ilene's Dog 'n Suds
    Elyria

    Enjoy a delicious curb side service meal!

  • 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.

  • Jolly Roger's Seafood House
    Vermilion

    This award-winning, quick-service restaurant serves the finest Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye.

  • K-Cream Korner
    Lorain

    Come and relax at this outdoor picnic area and enjoy cool treats or delicious lunch.

  • 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.

  • Martino's International Café
    Vermilion

    Martino's offers a wide array of delicious international style dishes from around the world, or your American style down home cooking favorites.

  • Matus Winery
    Wakeman

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

  • Moosehead Grill
    Amherst

    Cleveland Rib-Burn-Off award winning baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, certified Angus prime beef steaks, and fresh seafood. Plus award winning pastas.

  • Mr. D's Restaurant and Pub
    Elyria

    Casual dining within Ramada Elyria

  • Nemo Grille
    Avon

    Nemo Grille offers a menu that is creative and made with the freshest ingredients.

  • Northcoast Grapevine Tours
    Lorain

    Let Northcoast Grapevine Tours provide you with a great experience touring the beautiful wineries and vineyards of the Lake Erie Shores and Islands wine trail.

  • Ohio Wine Producers Association
    Geneva

    Throughout the year you may visit the unique wineries along the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Wine Trail. Hosts of THE AMAZING GRAPE RACE: JUNE 1-30.

  • Olde Town Pizza House
    Amherst

    Whether you're enjoying a relaxing family meal or rewarding your team after a great game, you'll always feel right at home at Olde Town Pizza House.

  • Orchid Cafe
    Avon

    The Orchid Café is a beautiful café inside the visitor center at Miller Nature Preserve where you can enjoy lunch or an early dinner.

  • Papa Joe’s Pizza and Granny Joe’s Ice Creamatorium
    Vermilion

    The best, hand-tossed pizza pies in town and great ice cream and treats to die for!

  • 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.

  • Quaker Steak & Lube - Sheffield
    Sheffield Village

    Family restaurant with award-winning food, an exciting unique atmosphere and great year-round live entertainment. In the summer, there is summer Bike Nite Thurdays and Car Cruisins Sundays. Plus, "All You Can Eat wings" Tuesdays starting at 5pm for $13.99 (includes soda).

  • Quaker Steak & Lube - Vermilion
    Vermilion

    Family restaurant with award-winning food, an exciting unique motor sport/aquatic theme, summer Bike Nite Wednesdays and year-round events.

  • Romp's Dairy Dock
    Vermilion

    Romper Room snack bar has homemade sandwiches and fun food. The Dairy Dock ice cream stand has the best sundaes and sodas you've ever tasted!

  • Sapori Italian Grille
    Avon Lake

    Chef-owner Truscello has brought a decidedly modern approach to his classic, homemade Italian cuisine. Visitors can enjoy great "casalinga" home-style cooking and more than 100 wines at modest, reasonable prices.

  • Scarlet Transportation & Adventure Tours
    Amherst

    A variety of different adventure bus or car service experiences in Lorain County and surrounding areas help you discover Ohio's hidden treasures.

  • Smitty's Place
    Elyria

    Smitty's features a great lunch and dinner menu along with excellent happy hour and beverage selections.

  • Sorrento Ristorante & Pizzeria
    Sheffield

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

  • Sterk's of Oberlin
    Oberlin

    Locally owned restaurant/tavern serving classic American fare with an upscale twist.

  • Strip, A 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.

  • Stubby's Pub & Grub
    Elyria

    This is the right place to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of a favorite neighborhood grill and music bar in Elyria, OH.

  • Sundae Funday's
    Columbia Station

    Mini golf, pizza, ice cream and FUN! Open year round.

  • 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.

  • Two Bucks Food & Spirit
    Avon

    Two Bucks is your ideal destination for a quick lunch, dinner with your family, or some late-night drinks with your friends.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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