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Top 10 Local Dining Spots Near EcoLuxe Vacation's Cabins in Hocking Hills Ohio

Ruben Sandwich at The Ridge Inn

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Hocking Hills Ohio and the surrounding small towns, lies a treasure trove of local dining delights waiting to be discovered. From quaint diners to cozy cafes, this charming area boasts a variety of eateries that offer not only delicious food but also a glimpse into the rich history of the region.

Let's embark on a culinary journey and explore some of the local gems close to EcoLuxe Vacation's Cabins.

The Ridge Inn Restaurant: Situated just a stone's throw away from The Carpenter Cabin, Twelve34 House & GloCabin, The Ridge Inn Restaurant is a historic landmark that has been serving patrons since 1812. Originally a stagecoach stop, this charming eatery exudes old-world charm and hospitality. Diners can indulge in classic American fare, including hearty burgers, steaks, and homemade pies. Don't miss their signature dish, the Ridge Burger, piled high with locally sourced ingredients and served with a side of crispy fries and their incredibly popular handmade glazed donuts (which sell out quickly, so order in advance!)

M&M Family Diner: Craving classic diner fare with a hometown twist? Look no further than M&M Family Diner. This beloved local spot serves up generous portions of comfort food favorites, from fluffy pancakes to savory omelets. Patrons love the option of breakfast all day and the kid-friendly menu options. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and experience the warmth of small-town hospitality surrounded by classic diner style.

Old Town Diner: For a taste of nostalgia, head to Old Town Diner in downtown Laurelville. Housed in a quaint historic building, this charming eatery offers a menu packed with sandwiches, salads, and hearty fare as well as delicious homemade pies to finish your meal. With its laid-back ambiance and friendly service, Old Town Dinner is the perfect spot for a meal with friends or family.

The Village Cafe: The Village Cafe is full of charm and warmth, drawing locals and visitors alike with its inviting atmosphere. Established in 1998, this beloved eatery has become a cornerstone of the community, known for its commitment to serving wholesome, homestyle dishes. The menu boasts an array of comfort food classics, from hearty breakfast platters like the oversize omelets to mouthwatering dinners. Locals know there's a daily special posted in the front window but you can also click the link above to see the special of the day. The Village Cafe promises a memorable dining experience with small town charm and hospitality at great prices.

Mam's Rusted Skillet: Just a stone's throw away from The Village Cafe lies Mam's Rusted Skillet, another tasty gem with a rich history and loyal following. Originally established in the 1950s by "Mam," this quaint diner has remained a beloved fixture in Laurelville for generations. Mam's Rusted Skillet is renowned for its delicious burgers ('Squach Burger anyone? Just $9). Locals flock to Mam's on Tuesdays for their popular Taco Tuesday offering.  This may look like a dive, but the restaurant's rustic ambiance and welcoming staff create a sense of warmth and familiarity, making it a favorite gathering spot for all the locals and newcomers alike. With its timeless appeal and mouthwatering menu offerings, Mam's Rusted Skillet continues to hold a special place in the hearts of Laurelville residents, serving up comfort food classics and memories to last a lifetime.

Laurelville Pizza: New owners have raised the bar on what was already a top notch dining option in downtown Laurelville, right on the circle. This popular spot (a favorite of the EcoLuxe family and guests) is more than just pizza. While we highly recommend the pizza, the calzones are delicious and the salads are hearty. Chicken tenders are a hit with the younger crowd too, and the new owners have added hand-dipped ice cream and homemade cookies to complete your meal. Be sure to click the link to checkout their extensive menu options. A bonus: They have a gluten free option which actually tastes like real pizza. Whether enjoyed in the cozy dining area or savored at our cabins, Laurelville Pizza Place promises a taste of comfort and community that keeps customers always coming back for more.

Laurelville Fruit Farm: Though not a restaurant, you'll want to indulge in nature's bounty at Laurelville Fruit Farm, where you can select from a variety of apple types, peaches, cherries, and plums, picked by this third generation farm family. Grab their award winning cider to take back to the cabin, a cider slushy for the ride, and a bag of apples to take home. It's a quintessential Laurelville experience that's as sweet as it gets.

The Olde Dutch Restaurant: Step into The Olde Dutch Restaurant & Banquet Haus, a beloved establishment known for its Amish-inspired cuisine and warm hospitality. Established in 1965, this family-owned restaurant offers a unique dining experience with dishes like traditional Broasted Chicken, delicious baked goods, and generous buffet. Be sure to try their famous Dutch Apple Pie, served warm with a dollop of ice cream. Order a la carte or enjoy the expansive buffet.

Scallops at Kindred Spirits

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls: For a more upscale dining experience, head to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls located in nearby Logan. This intimate restaurant offers a casual fine-dining experience at its acclaimed restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Feast on seasonal dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, such as the farm-fresh salads and delectable entrees like the roasted chicken with herb jus. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their extensive wine list for the perfect culinary indulgence. Reservations required well in advance.

Pearl's Diner: Just a short drive away in Logan, Ohio, Pearl's Diner beckons with its retro-inspired décor and comforting diner classics. Step back in time as you indulge in their fluffy pancakes served with a scoop of butter and maple syrup, or savor a juicy cheeseburger paired with crispy fries. With generous portions and affordable prices, Pearl's Diner promises a nostalgic dining experience for the whole family.

As you venture through Laurelville and its surrounding areas, be sure to take the time to savor the local flavors and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this vibrant community. Whether you're craving hearty comfort food, international cuisine, or artisanal treats, you'll find something to delight your taste buds around every corner.

So gather your friends and family, and embark on a culinary journey you won't soon forget while staying with us at the Carpenter's Cabin, Twelve34 House, and GloCabin.

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