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Eat, drink & celebrate your way around the lake!
12478 Lancaster Street Millersport, OH 43046

52 Nutrition is a place where visitors can learn better eating habits, learn about living a healthy active life, and meet other people who are interested in improving their wellness. Enjoy nutritious food, drinks, and other health products at this location near Buckeye Lake. Products include shakes, smoothies, donuts, muffins, desserts, low-sugar drinks, coffee, energy drinks, as well as hair and skincare products.

Beach House Pub is a real hot spot on Buckeye Lake! Enjoy the summer on their spacious patio where they offer live music and lots of fun. A variety of delicious food is available, and you’ll find great drink specials and Happy Hour offers. This bar and grill is open every day for your enjoyment.

Lake visitors can find it all right here! This fun tavern offers live entertainment and food trucks, or cool off with a sweet treat from Dips on the Lake. You can also come here to arrange for a boat dock rental or store your boat for the winter.

Come out if you want to spend time with good friends and enjoy a good drink! Folks love the private outdoor space, too.

Take a break at the lake and enjoy this local brewery with outdoor seating and a tap room that serves draft beer, local wine, and bourbon!  Getting hungry?  Grab a bite from the Chef Shack, serving tacos, burgers, and more, located inside the Buckeye Lake Brewery.

Our beans are roasted locally by One Line Coffee in Heath, Ohio. We work with local suppliers to source ingredients for the freshest, highest quality brews. Stop in for a latte, cappuccino, drip coffee or tasty bites!

At the Fraternal Order Of Eagles 2801, meet new friends and get involved in groups that care and make a difference in a carefree and stress-free atmosphere. Enjoy good food and great company!  Public is welcome but must sign in upon entering.

4675 Walnut Road
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Buckeye Lake Margaritas is a Mexican restaurant in the village of Buckeye Lake. Enjoy authentic Mexican food and delicious drinks just minutes from the lake!  In the warmer months, enjoy their new outdoor patio! Find their menu, hours and more at margaritasatbuckeyelake.com

Located on the southern banks of Buckeye Lake, Buckeye Lake Winery offers a full-service restaurant with outdoor and indoor seating and delicious food. They are committed to producing great wine by bringing the Napa Valley experience home and creating an atmosphere of relaxation.

Group tours are welcome. This location is perfect for parties, weddings, and special events. Impress your guests when you host your rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception and on the shores of beautiful Buckeye Lake!

This family-friendly pizza place features dough that is made fresh daily! Enjoy salads, nachos, wings, calzones, and more with 15 beers on tap.

Learn more and order on their website.

This casual kitchen is located inside the Buckeye Lake Brewery. They offer a constantly evolving made-from-scratch menu that pairs perfectly with your craft brew!

4675 Walnut Rd, Buckeye Lake OH 43008

Get your caffeine fix at Coffee Shack Coffee Roasters & Café in Buckeye Lake! This coffee shop is only a short distance from the North Shore and features organically grown, delicious coffee and treats. The location also offers a full breakfast and lunch menu for when you need a little more sustenance in your busy day-to-day!

You’re sure to love something on their menu! Choose from a variety of traditional and specialty pizzas, subs, wings, and fresh salads – and definitely go for one of their must-try sides!

When you’re really hungry and looking for some delicious American food, Crossroads Pub and Grub is the place to go. Discover their extensive menu in this fun, family-oriented restaurant and sports bar in Jacksontown, Ohio.

Located within The Boatyard at Buckeye Lake, Dips on the Lake is a seasonal shop serving Johnson’s Ice Cream products on Buckeye Lake’s North Bank.

12408 Lancaster Street, Millersport, Ohio 43046, United States

Dockside Donuts is your go-to place for donuts at the lake! Located at LakeBound Outfitters in Millersport, this donut shop is open for special order every day and is open for walk-ins on Fridays and Saturdays between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Donatos is a family-owned pizza company famous for Edge to Edge® toppings on a crispy golden thin crust. Subs, salads, calzones, wings, and appetizers are other popular choices. And don’t forget dessert!

Locals love the large portions and great service. You’ll love the price and variety of Chinese and Asian dishes at this locally owned restaurant.

Are you ready to try one of Buckeye Lake’s best family-owned pizzerias? Firehouse Pizza & Cafe is just what you’re looking for. Start the day with their new breakfast menu including breakfast pizzas, breakfast quesadillas, breakfast wraps, muffins, coffees, lattes, smoothies, and more, or grab a tasty pizza, wings, subs, desserts, their famous Italian foldovers, and all your favorites for lunch and dinner!  Come in and play some fun free games (foosball anyone?) while eating good food and drinking cold beer. Pickup, delivery, and dine-in options are available. Be sure to check out the terrific outdoor patio!

Order online, sign-up for their rewards program, and join their mailing list highlighting upcoming events, promotions, and more!

Olde-fashioned, premium frozen custard made on-site daily! Take a break from the lake and grab your next sweet treat at Hank & Stella’s!

Hereinafter is a cocktail tavern with a mission to democratize great cocktails in a stylish, tavern setting.  Serving classic cocktails alongside food, wine, and beer, Hereinafter intends to create a sacred ground where guests can bond with neighbors over great food and drink.

Enjoy brunch on Sunday during the summer months.

Where else can you find gourmet hot dogs? At Hometown Hot Dogs, you’ll find delicious homemade food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The variety of unique hot dogs will leave you satisfied. But you’ll find more than just hot dogs. Locals rave about their comfort food, especially soups, sandwiches, daily specials, and the best burgers around. Stop by and see why Hometown Hot Dogs are the best in town!

Stop by our cocktail bar to enjoy a broad selection of wines, craft brews, bourbons or request one of our talented bartenders to create a lively concoction for you! Once your drink is in hand, stroll out back and relax by the fire in an Adirondack chair.

12474 Lancaster Street
Millersport, Ohio 43046

Millersport and the Buckeye Lake Region’s newest place for sweet treats.

Located within the Boatyard at Buckeye Lake, the La Cabra Craft Kitchen offers appetizers, nachos, salads, tacos, and more!  Take a break by the lake and enjoy great food and drink right by the water.

Check out the menu here.

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Lake Life Shuttle Service is a new transportation service providing rides in the Hebron, Thornville, and the Buckeye Lake region.

Prices as of Jan 2023: $10.00 per person per trip, up to 4 people per trip. Lake Life Shuttle Service also provides an all-day shuttle service during Winterfest: $10.00 per trip, or an all-day unlimited ride ticket for $40.00

Hours: 2PM-Midnight, cash and credit cards are accepted.

Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy some awesome food during your visit to Buckeye Lake? Head on over to LakeBound Pizza! You’ll find delicious pizza and calzones, as well as salads, subs, wings, and appetizers. Take out, dine-in, or lounge around on their terrific patio!

The Little Pizza House has been a favorite of the Fairfield Beach community for over 50 years. Enjoy their delicious brick-oven specialty pizzas, calzones, subs, salads, and more! Delivery is available to Millersport, Thornville, and Thornport.

Louie’s Corner House was opened in 1976 by Buck and Sue Malott and is still family owned today. Come in for a great time with free wifi, a pool table, juke box, dance floor, large beer garden, low prices, and a great staff!

One of Thornville’s favorite spots is your go-to on game day! Watch with all your friends while you enjoy a cold drink and plenty of good food. Warm weather brings plenty of live music on the patio.

Grab a hot slice from this locally and family-owned restaurant in Jacksontown, Ohio!  For over 35 years, Michael’s Pizzeria has been offering pizza, wings, subs, sales, and more in the Buckeye Lake region.  Stop by after a nice day on the water and try a tasty bite!

Mill Dam Corner Grille is the spot to be in Licking County!  This pub offers an array of delicious food, specials, and drinks. You will find entertainment and special events regularly.

Millersport Coffee proudly serves coffee from local roaster, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea.  The cafe offers walk-in service or the option to order ahead for free curbside pick-up using their app.  Enjoy their comfy seating area by the fireplace as well as their outdoor patio and stylish atmosphere!

Offering breakfast and dinner, Nana’s & Papa’s is a locally-owned, family restaurant with delicious homecooked food you won’t want to miss!

Enjoy fresh seafood right in the heart of the Village of Buckeye Lake with Oh So Fresh Market & Grub!  This mobile food truck is permanently fixed at 11189 Hebron Road, providing residents with the most flavorful seafood cuisine around, and supporting fellow local farmers to the full extent!

lobster, shrimp and clams on a plate


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Do you need a ride, designated driver, airport shuttle, or shuttle service for a private event? The Ohio Party Bus/Lake Area Transport Services offers a wide variety of transportation services in the Buckeye Lake area and surrounding communities. They offer easy payment options and fast, friendly service.

Everyone raves about this mom-and-pop place by Buckeye Lake. Locals recommend it for the great food at a great price. Be sure to check the daily specials!

Papa Boo’s is the lakeside place for fun and good food! They have live music, delicious food, and a full bar, all located right on the water of Buckeye Lake. Find their menu and entertainment schedule at PapaBoos.com

Please check the Papa Boo’s website for their seasonal hours. 

Situated on Liebs Island, Pappy D’s Island House is a casual, cozy space for family and friends!  Enjoy live music and book your next event in the newly renovated space upstairs with customizable catering options, with bartenders and servers available.

Since 1972, Pizza Cottage has strived to give their customers a relaxing, clean atmosphere with fast service and outstanding food.  Enjoy a new, full bar menu with specialty drinks in partnership with Watershed Distillery.  You can also enjoy Buckeye Lake’s outdoor concerts at this location.

Find more info here.

Dock your boat and enjoy lakeside views and delicious barbeque!  The spacious patio hosts live music all summer long. Hang out with your friends and neighbors on the shore of Buckeye Lake.

12045 Lancaster Street

A local staple, Si Senor Taco Mexican Grill (The Canal on Buckeye Lake) serves up all your favorite Mexican cuisines.  Enjoy delicious food and refreshing margaritas at this festive local restaurant.  Plus, boaters can float right up the canal and join their friends on the patio!

Fresh Deli Meats & Cheese cut to order. Dine in or carry out. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served.

This cool sports bar offers great drink specials, along with plenty of live music and DJs, karaoke, and fun times on the patio. Come on out and meet your friends here for a fun evening!

10880 Mill Dam Rd

The Blue Heron Kitchen & Pub restaurant is an American Restaurant in Buckeye Lake Village.  Enjoy steak, seafood pasta, dessert, and a relaxing drink at this locally-owned restaurant!

The Copper Penny sits lakeside in Thornville, Ohio.  Stop by this friendly bar that continuously serves live music, good food, and all the lake life has to offer… and don’t forget to grab a Rum Bucket at the outdoor tiki bar!

Visit Buckeye Lake’s latest and greatest lakeside pub. Come relax by the water with a cold drink & help yourself to some dinner from one of our tasty food trucks. Visit the website for the live music schedule!

11038 Hebron Road Buckeye Lake, OH 43008

Two Bros Slushy Bar is your ultimate dessert destination! Enjoy slushies, ice cream, floats, and more at this location in Buckeye Lake! Everything drinks, from delicious ice creams to insane slushies. A world full of possibilities.

Take a relaxing drive east of Buckeye Lake to experience the beautiful rolling hills of Perry County and enjoy a glass of wine with scenic, rural views!  This vineyard offers a gorgeous location for a relaxing evening or special event.  Plus, enjoy the full kitchen and tasting room at this cozy, historic farmhouse.

Lakefront sports bar with great food, live music, cold beer, and good times!

Check out their live music schedule here.

Weidner’s Corner is a pub, grill, and drive-thru featuring great home style cooking and delicious breakfast served all day.

Founded in 1930, Weldon Ice Cream Company specializes in Ice Cream and frozen desserts. Located in the Buckeye Lake Region in Millersport, Weldon’s has been a family destination for generations. Visitors and local residents have enjoyed the delicious homemade ice cream on the front porch overlooking Buckeye Lake.

Enjoy fresh, frozen custard made on-site!  Stop by this locally-owned business for flavors that will satisfy your sweet tooth while stopping by the North Shore ramp and taking a stroll around the lake.