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Rose Cafe, Lorain, Oh

It sure has been a rainy summer for all of us here in North Central Ohio, so when those sunny evenings come about, take advantage of them! Our favorite evenings are spent out with family and friends for a delicious dinner on the patio and luckily, Lorain County is the place to be when you’re looking for outdoor dining options. Whether you would rather enjoy a cool drink and a sports game at Smitty’s Place in Elyria, Italian cuisine from Sorrento in Sheffield, or a glass of red wine overlooking the vineyard at Matus Winery in Wakeman, there is the perfect patio for you within Lorain County. It’s finally starting to feel like summer so get outside and enjoy the sunshine (and some fantastic food while you’re at it)!

Rose Café at Lakeview Beach, Lorain

Jackalope Lakeside, Lorain

K-Cream Korner, Lorain

Miller Nature Preserve, Avon

Nemo Grille, Avon

Strip, a Steakhouse, Avon

Smitty’s Place, Elyria

Dog ‘N Suds Drive-In (picnic area), Elyria

Sorrento Ristorante & Pizzeria, Sheffield

Quaker Steak & Lube, Sheffield

Quaker Steak & Lube, Vermilion

Romp’s Marina/ Dairy Dock, Vermilion

Paper Moon Vineyards , Vermilion

Granny Joe’s Ice Creamatorium, Vermilion

Hot Dog Heaven, Amherst

Cork’s & Stubby’s, Amherst

Olde Town Pizza House, Amherst

Krieg’s It’z The Berries Frozen Custard, South Amherst

Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, Oberlin

Matus Winery, Wakeman

Vermilion Valley Vineyards, Henrietta Twp.

Bootleggers Bar & Grille, Columbia Station

Bistro 83, North Ridgeville

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The Dog Days of Summer in Lorain County

Lorain County is going to the dogs! Who wants to leave man’s best friend home when they go on vacation? When you visit us, you don’t have to! In fact, Lorain County has summer events specifically designed for your dog to join and plenty of spaces where they are welcome. The first step is booking […]

posted by lorain at 9:09 am

4th of July Celebrations- 2015

4th of July Celebrations- 2015

There are countless ways to celebrate the 4th of July. People all over the country will be swimming, watching parades and fire works, camping, and eating great food.  We hope that you’ll celebrate with us in North Central Ohio as we wish America a Happy Birthday! There’s a ton of celebrations happening here that weekend. Check […]

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What’s Juneteenth?

The Juneteenth Celebration Festival, “Looking Back to Move Forward: Come Home Oberlin,” will be happening on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Tappan Square (Downtown Oberlin, OH). The Juneteenth Bluesfest is the next weekend, June 21, from 3 pm to 7 pm at Lakeview Park in Lorain, OH on the beautiful Lake Erie shore. Both events […]

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