The 10 Best Places for Appetizers in Ohio!

Sometimes, the small plates that come before your meal are good enough to be a meal on their own. Across Ohio, from quaint cafes to casual bistros, you’ll find an appetizer menu that will make your mouth water. Here are the 10 best places to order a delicious appetizer in the state. 

1. Cafe Istanbul, Columbus, OH

Cafe Istanbul is the place you want to go if you're looking for delicious Mediterranean appetizers that you're not likely to find anywhere else this side of Istanbul itself. They have three locations in Columbus, and they all have delicious food. 

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2. BRIO Tuscan Grille, Multiple locations

BRIO Tuscan Grille consistently wins awards for their vast, unique, and incredibly delicious appetizer menu. They're the kind of place you can go to and dine exclusively on three or four appetizers, if their main dishes weren't so delicious as well!

Carpaccio. Mmmm. #happyhour #foodie #nicoladrinksalone

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3. Moerlein Lager House, Cincinnati, OH

Moerlein Lager House is more than just a place with great beers for people who know their beer. It's also a place with great appetizers for even the finest appetizer connoisseur. Their famous house wings come in four different flavors, and their pork belly beer cheese poutine is out of this world!

4. Lola Bistro, Cleveland, OH

Lola Bistro is a great place to grab a bite to eat if you want the relaxed yet casual atmosphere of a wine and cocktail bar, but you still want to treat your taste buds to five-star quality. There's burrata, king crab bake, beef cheek pierogis, and house-made charcuterie, and more to satisfy your cravings!

Killin' the Beet Carpaccio game @lolabistro

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5. Ronetti's Pizza, London, OH

Ronetti's Pizza may have great pizza, but they really outdo themselves when it comes to their appetizer menu. They have a massive variety of options including potato skins, deep fried shrimp, wings, and their signature “almost pizza,” a mini-sized pizza on a tortilla with your choice of two toppings!

Try a basket of our NEW Hand-breaded, Fresh Shrimp with cocktail sauce! #Ronettis #londonohio #shrimp

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6. Mancy's Steakhouse, Toledo, OH

Mancy's Steakhouse has taken the word appetizers and kicked it up to a whole new level. They've crafted a full menu of both hot and cold appetizers that perfectly complement their specialty steaks and other menu items, from fresh oysters to crab stuffed mushrooms!

Holy shrimp Batman!! #shrimpcocktail #shrimp #datenight #mancyssteakhouse #foodporn #foodpics

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7. Crop Bistro & Bar, Cleveland, OH

Crop Bistro and Bar has some of the most unique and delicious appetizers you can find anywhere. You can get something light like organic popcorn pancetta with garlic rosemary oil, or a savory “cherry bomb,” a house-made pork chorizo filled tomato served with roasted corn sauce!

#devileggs @cleveland @cropbistro

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8. Taqueria Mixteca, Dayton and Trotwood, OH

Taqueria Mixteca has been declared as Dayton's best Mexican restaurant over and over again by various food critics, because they serve 100 percent authentic Mexican food, Tex-Mex, Latin American cuisine and the appetizers can't be beat.

9. Nada, Cincinnati and Columbus, OH

Nada is Cincinnati's premier taco and cocktail joint serving up classic Mexican appetizers like chips and salsa, guacamole, and quesadillas, but you can get delicious unique appetizers like a goat cheese and pomegranate “Fantesia De Guacamole.”

10. Basil Restaurant, Columbus, OH

Basil Restaurant in Columbus is an authentic family-inspired Thai cuisine restaurant offering an intimate setting and a classic, vintage, and fun atmosphere with traditional Thai appetizers like veggie tempura, satay, and shrimp rolls!

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