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Eat, drink & celebrate your way around the lake!

Check out Adobo Grille House at Buckeye Lake! This casual restaurant offers lunch, dinner, and dessert. The menu features appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, sandwiches, and more! There’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Winterfest Special: Enjoy a special Winterfest menu, including a Winterfest survival lunch bag,  and a Benny cup drink special. Matt Sincell will perform from 12 to 3 p.m.; then, enjoy a DJ from 5 to 10 p.m.

Open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

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.

Winterfest Special: All-day drink specials, great food, and live music! The Horns, Fins, and Feathers food truck will be serving up amazing breakfast and brunch food from 6:30 a.m. to noon. Live music will feature David Spires playing 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Eric Solomon playing 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Tim Owings playing 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., and Big Bad Stache playing 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Lake visitors can find it all right here! This fun tavern offers live entertainment and food trucks. But you’ll also discover that this is the spot to rent a bike or a kayak. Or cool off with an ice cream from Dips on the Lake. You can also come here to arrange for a boat dock rental or store your boat for the winter.

Winterfest Specials: Enjoy canned beer for only $1.50 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open at 10 a.m.

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

Winterfest Special: Winterfest Ale will be on tap and breakfast will be available. The patio will be covered and Benny the Bass will be there!

Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Local brewery with outdoor seating and a tap room serves draft beer, local wine, and bourbon.

Winterfest Special: Open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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!

Winterfest Specials: Enjoy a breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m., then a hot dog bar from 12 to 5 p.m. Additionally, enjoy drink specials from 7 to 11 p.m., and celebrate with a live DJ!

Open to the public from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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!

We are honored to sponsor this annual event here on the lake and can not wait to continue to make memories and be a part of this every year!

Doors open at 10 a.m.
Live music featuring;
Yours for the Taking 11a-3p
The Jack 7p-11p

Food trucks will be available between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. The lakeside patio will have outside bar services, giant Jenga, and cornhole with a fire pit and patio heaters to keep warm.

Make sure you bring your Benny Cup for beverage discounts and the new Polar Punch and the Cold Brew Mocha Martini from Millersport Coffee!

Due to a kitchen fire, Buckeye Lake Winery is currently utilizing a mobile kitchen; the kitchen will re-open in early spring. Keep up with new menus and specials on Buckeye Lake Winery’s Facebook page.

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.

Winterfest Special: Enjoy a hickory-smoked pulled pork sandwich with beer battered fries and two specialty drinks, The Vax and Shark Water. Bryan Lewis will be playing live music from 12 – 4 p.m.

Open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This family-friendly pizza place features dough that is made fresh daily. The pub offers 15 beers on tap.

Winterfest Special: Enjoy a special Winterfest menu starting at 6 a.m.!

This casual kitchen is located inside the Buckeye Lake Brewery. They offer a constantly evolving made-from-scratch menu.

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!

Opening Soon!

There’s not a bad seat in the house. Watch the big game – and all the small ones, too – on one of their many screens. Sample all the goodies on their extensive menu. Be sure to visit at the beginning of the week for Mexican Monday, featuring special menu items and gigantic margaritas!

Winterfest Specials: Enjoy breakfast starting at 6 a.m. till 10 a.m. and a Bloody Mary bar all day. There will be a happy hour on domestic beer all day until 7 p.m. Additionally, enjoy 15″ pizza specials all day.

There will also be live music and corn hole (weather dependent).

Open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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.

Bikers and boaters are always welcome here! Stop in for a cold one and watch the game with your friends.

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.

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 is just what you’re looking for. Tasty pizza, wings, subs, and all your favorites are here. 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!

Winterfest Special: Enjoy mermaid drinks in Benny cups, Bloody Mary’s, and food specials. The patio will be open and there will be a DJ in between live music acts.

Open from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

One of the newest gathering spots on Buckeye Lake serves up live music, a great outdoor tiki bar, good food, and all that the lake-life has to offer.

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!

Winterfest Special: Enjoy Hawaiian-inspired food, Hawaiian drinks with little umbrellas, and free leis. Benny cup specials will be only $7.

Heated tents will be around the outdoor, full-service bar. Live entertainment will include Randy Gleason (12 p.m.), Dandelion Killer (3 p.m.),  and Flu’z Acoustic (6 p.m.); then, warm up with hot beverages throughout the day, courtesy of Buckeye Lake Coffee Company.

Open from 10 a.m. to midnight.

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.

10960 Hebron Road, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008

At Knuckle Heads, you’ll eat the best burgers in town, and real milk is used to make your ice cream. Its specialties include fried food, hot sandwiches, and ice cream all made from scratch with quality ingredients. The milk shakes and burgers are the best around; stop in to check it out!

Everyone will be happy here because this restaurant serves all your favorite foods. Delicious Mediterranean, classic American, and flavorful Mexican dishes are available, as well as salads, soups, and a special menu just for kids. Be sure to save room for dessert!



Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Buckeye Lake

Winterfest Specials: Lake Area Transport Services is offering a 15-passenger van all weekend long from Friday-Sunday to escort you and your gang around the lake! Wristbands are available for Winterfest travels around the lake (1-day wristband $25; 2-day wristband $45; 3-day wristband $60).

Service includes unlimited pickups and drop-offs during Winterfest. You can purchase wristbands from local bars around the lake including: The Barrel Bar, Port Lounge and Smokehouse, Louie’s Corner House, Harbor Hills Country Club, and Mill Dam Corner Grille.

Wristbands must be worn on wrist and presented to driver for redemption. Wristbands are non-transferrable and nonrefundable. Credit/debit, Zelle, Venmo, PayPal, and cash are accepted.

Do you need a ride, designated driver, airport shuttle, or shuttle service for a private event? 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.

Winterfest Specials: Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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!

Winterfest Specials: Stop by Lakeside Nutrition during Winterfest to enjoy hydration drinks.

Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lakeside Nutrition is a smoothie and juice bar. They simply want to give you a healthier choice in your meal decisions. They also offer complimentary workouts that are guaranteed to make you work up a sweat.

New hours, effective October 2021:

Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bring a big appetite and try the chicken, hot dogs, pizza, burgers, and Sloppy Joes! Be sure to save room for Hershey ice cream, soft serve, slushies, and shakes.

Lindsey’s offers smoked meats as platters and sandwiches, with family recipe sauces. Try one of their delicious homestyle sides with your meal. A kid-friendly menu and Party Packs to go are also available.

The Little Pizza House has been a staple of the Fairfield Beach area for over 50 years. This family owned spot features specialty pizzas, calzones, salads, and subs (OMG, the meatball sub!), as well as a variety of sides.

Winterfest Special: Enjoy a baked potato bar, shot specials, bucket beer, and drink specials. There will also be a DJ and karaoke. 

Open at 6 a.m.

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!

Winterfest Special: Lucky Lemonade in Benny Cups will be only $4. Also enjoy specialty shots and bucket specials. There will be live music (including a DJ starting at 6 p.m.), giveaways, and a special food menu.

Open from 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

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.

Winterfest Specials: Enjoy a Bloody Mary bar, mimosa flights, specialty cocktails, homecooked breakfast, and more!

Relax on a huge, heated and enclosed patio with DJ Candice at 10 a.m. and Justin Geisey & The Appalachian Outlaws at 3 p.m. There will also be a costume contest with gift cards and lots of swag to win!

Open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

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

Winterfest Special: Enjoy a $15 Millersport Coffee Tumbler (22 oz.) with a free drink inside!

Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located inside The Canal on Buckeye Lake restaurant in downtown Millersport. We will proudly serve coffee from local roaster, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. Walk-in service, or you have the option to order ahead for free curbside pick-up using our app.

Winterfest Special: Enjoy food and drink specials all day and an outdoor beer garden. Drew Allen Duo performs from 1-4 pm, Bryan Bragg & Shawn Avery perform from 6-9 pm.

Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Formerly named the Jack Town Pub, this popular hangout is known for its friendly service and home cooked food. This family owned pub has undergone some renovations and found a new home on Buckeye Lake. Come on down to your new favorite spot!

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 summer fun. They have live music, delicious food, and a full bar, all located right on the water of Buckeye Lake. Open daily 11am – 9pm.

Winterfest Special: Breakfast and drink specials, as well as an open jukebox!

Open at 7:30 a.m.

Pappy D’s Island House offers some of the finest food on Buckeye Lake. Downstairs at dock level is their casual bar and grill. Upstairs you will find a dining room with a spectacular view. Situated on Leib’s Island, they’re easy to find and have ample parking and slip space.

Winterfest Special: Bring your Benny cup for a draft beer special, then enjoy a live performance by Barefoot McCoy from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Since 1972 Pizza Cottage has strived, as always, to give you a relaxing, clean atmosphere with fast service and outstanding food.

Winterfest Special: The Port will have BBQ including beef brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, mac ‘n cheese, baked beans, beer bread, salads, sundaes, and turkey legs and more.

Along with the BBQ, there will be free caricature drawings 12 – 4 p.m. and Woody ‘n Paws Wood Carvers, which will be carving all day with numerous displays for sale.

There will also be tents set up with Winterfest shirts, hats, etc. Get your Benny cups here while they last!

Open at 8 a.m.

Dock your boat and come on over for some delicious barbeque. (The side dishes are pretty tasty, too!) The spacious patio hosts live music all summer long. Hang out with your friends and neighbors along the shore of Buckeye Lake.

You’ve found the best pizza on the lake! Enjoy a great assortment of subs and sides, as well as tasty salads. Try the stromboli and other delicious Italian specialties. Yummy!

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

9225 Black Horse Rd
Somerset, Ohio 43783

Winterfest Specials: The Barr Hopper is offering a special bus schedule during Winterfest, which can be viewed here. The bus will be operating till 2:30 a.m.

If you need a ride, shuttles are also available. Call The Hopper Shuttle at  (740) 605-2114.

Need a ride? Call The Barr Hopper– Buckeye Lake’s premier shuttle service! The shuttle runs on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The Barr Hopper can be called at 740-605-2114 and is cash-only. It is $5.00 per stop and $30.00 for the day. Extra charges will be applied for places not on the list. Participating stop locations and more information can be found on The Barr Hopper’s Facebook page. Reservations are not needed.

There is also an option to rent a shuttle. Call The Barr Hopper to ask about availability and pricing.



Winterfest Special: Enjoy a kick-off party Friday night with Hillbilly Deluxe. Then, on Saturday, enjoy $5 Bloody Mary and mimosas along with Benny drink specials all day!

Adios Tacos food truck will be there, and a DJ will be there at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Open at 7 a.m.

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!

Winterfest Special: From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy a breakfast pancake special. Then, from 12:30 to 9 p.m., indulge in a Mexican grill fajita special. There will be a taco eating contest and live music too!

Open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“The Canal” has been known for their homemade breakfast for decades. Enjoy all your favorites every Wednesday- Sunday from 7am-12:30pm

At noon each day, the menu changes and Mexican Grill serves up all your favorite Mexican favorites.
Monday – Thursday 12-9pm, Friday 12-10 and Saturday 1-10pm and Sunday 2-8pm.

Boaters can float right up the canal and join their friends on the patio.

(This business is seasonal).

Winterfest Special: The festivities at Waterfront at Buckeye Lake will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast from 8 – 11 a.m. and pizza from 11 a.m. – closing time. The Jack will be playing from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m and the Devin Henry Band will play from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Heated tents will be available outside to accommodate the large crowd and big groups.

Open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Lakefront sports bar with great food, cold beer & good times!

The Waterfront on Buckeye Lake will close for the season on December 1, 2021.

Take a relaxing drive east to experience the beautiful rolling hills of Perry County and enjoy a glass of wine. This wineyard offers a gorgeous location for a relaxing evening or special event.

2021 Winter Hours:

Thursday, 4 – 9 p.m.

Friday, 12 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, 12 – 9 p.m.

Sunday, 12 – 7 p.m.

Patio seating will be available for those interested, weather permitting.

Winterfest Specials: Enjoy a $4.95 biscuit and gravy special, $5 Bloody Mary and mimosas, a Benny Burger for $8.95, and Benny drink specials all day!

Open at 7 a.m.

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.

Weldon’s Ice Cream Factory is closed for the season. They will reopen in March of 2022.

Fresh frozen custard made on site. In addition to our signature Flavor of the Week, we also churn our Vanilla and Chocolate throughout the day. Our many quality, fresh topping options lets you custom create your own unique flavor.