Hocking Hills offers some of Ohio’s most beautiful scenery to explore, whether it is via hike, bike, car, or motorcycle. Through your travels, you’ll certainly need a spot to grab a bite to eat to help refuel. If you’re staying at Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills, there’s an abundance of great spots to check out, just a little ways drive from us!
Nelsonville – 25-30 minutes from Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills
Best Dinner/Fine Dining – The locals say that the best places are right on the Public Square, such as Rhapsody, which features locally sourced meats, cheeses, greens and vegetables, and is run by the Culinary Arts program of Hocking College, one of Best Choice Schools’ Top 10 Best Culinary Schools in Ohio.
Best Lunch/Casual Fare – FullBrooks Cafe is newer to the square, but is also committed to providing fresh, locally-sourced food. Their specialty is light lunch or coffee and bagels.
Best Dive-type place – The Mine Tavern is definitely a darker dive bar, but the burgers are second to none at this small place on the square.
Logan – 20-25 minutes from Cherry Ridge Retreat
Best Dinner/Fine Dining – Logan offers a variety of quality eateries, and Millstone BBQ provides not only great barbecue but also a killer breakfast buffet every Sunday.
Best Lunch/Casual Fare – M&M Family Diner boasts daily specials and great comfort food options, in a downtown Logan setting “where everyone’s part of the family.”
Best Dive-type place – Pizza Crossing offers a lot more than just pizza, though they bill it as “The Best Pizza…Period!” Their menu includes subs, pasta and sides, such as salads, wings and breadsticks. They also have a Lancaster location.
Athens – 35-40 minutes from Cherry Ridge Retreat
Best Dinner/Fine Dining – Lui Lui offers global fusion cuisine, along with over 30 wines to choose from, fresh baked bread every day, and a wood-fired oven.
Best Lunch/Casual Fare – Depending on the mood you’re in, Bagel Street Deli is a great quick option to grab a sandwich or Casa Nueva has great Mexican food and live music on Thursday for happy hour and on the weekends.
Best Dive-type place – As a college town, there is certainly no shortage of places like this, but if you’re looking for a good place to grab some good beer and a full food menu, the recently remodeled Jackie O’s Brewpub has a great rooftop patio, perfect for the summer months!
After you’ve visited one of these great spots, come back and relax in our private, secluded cabins. Contact us to book today!