The 10 Best Mom & Pop Restaurants in Ohio!

If you're ever looking for a bite to eat and you find yourself missing that home-cooked style dinner like mom and pop used to make, then you're in luck, because Ohio is filled with great mom and pop restaurants that taste just like home! Here are the 10 best in Ohio!

1. Wedgewing Family Restaurant, Perrysville, OH

Wedgewing Family Restaurant is one of the best mom and pop restaurants to hit up if you're looking for classic American fare like their famous barbecue bacon cheeseburger or their mildly smoked sausage sandwich!

2. Sugarcreek Restaurant, Sheffield, OH

Sugarcreek Restaurant brings the taste of home you remember into a comfortable family-style restaurant setting. Unwind with a glass of beer or wine, and be sure not to leave without getting a slice of their from-scratch carrot cake. 

3. Diane's Restaurant, Cincinnati, OH

Diane's Restaurant is a mom and pop restaurant in every sense of the word. Native Cincinnati husband and wife, Al and Diane East have been providing delicious home-cooked meals to Cincinnati for over 30 years relying on family and friendship to create a welcoming atmosphere.

4. Ben & Joy's Restaurant, Mt. Sterling, OH

Ben and Joy's Restaurant is a local legend among the people in Mt. Sterling, and more customers come from miles around! The fried chicken, baked pork chops, pie, biscuits and gravy. It has everything a great American-style buffet needs!

5. Mom's Deli & Grill, North Royalton, OH

Mom's Deli and Grill has been serving North Royalton for well over a decade, and the customers who enjoyed Mom's Deli as children keep coming back even as adults. It's not hard to taste why when you've had their prime rib or Johnny Football Burger. 

6. Nutcracker Family Restaurant, Pataskala, OH

The Nutcracker Family Restaurant is a 1950s-style mom and pop diner that serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the most delicious ways possible. And afterwards, you can top it off with Amish chocolates, handmade pies or specialty candies for dessert!

7. Kermit's Family Restaurant, Bowling Green, OH

Kermit's Family Restaurant is a Bowling Green classic with delicious American fare in a mom and pop casual setting. Warm up with some deep fried pickles, mozzarella sticks or Pepper Jack Balls, but make sure not to leave without tasting their most popular item, their signature tandoories!

8. Hyde's Restaurant, Hamilton, OH

Hyde's Restaurant has been serving the community with genuine mom and pop style since 1946. They started off as a simple ice cream shop, before expanding into a full restaurant. Get a home-cooked meal and follow with a homemade pie and some of their legendary ice cream!

9. Zamarelli's Pizza Palace, Grove City, OH

Everybody loves pizza, even mom and pop! For a genuine family-style pizza shop keeping to their old world family traditions, Zamarelli's is the place for you. They have over a dozen authentic Italian entrees to chose from, as well as lunch subs and more!

10. Breakfast Club Cafe, Lebanon, OH

The Breakfast Club Cafe proudly proclaims to have the best food and coffee in town, and anyone who's been there can testify to that fact. With always fresh ingredients to create that genuine homemade quality, you'll feel like you're back in your parents' kitchen!

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