Where to Eat & Drink

Restaurants

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.

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

4675 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake, OH 43008

Buckeye Lake Margaritas is a Mexican restaurant in the village of Buckeye Lake. The restaurant and bar is open Sunday-Monday, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy authentic Mexican food and delicious drinks just minutes from the lake!

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!

Fall 2022: Buckeye Lake Winery is open Thursday-Sunday.

Brunch will now be available every Sunday from 11:30am-3pm.

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

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

808 W Main St, Hebron, OH, United States, Ohio

Clay’s Cafe is a restaurant in Hebron, Ohio that offers a variety of classic American foods like pizza, subs, burgers, salads, and more. The restaurant also offers an extensive menu of ice cream flavors and treats. Designed like a classic diner, you won’t want to miss out on this local favorite in Hebron.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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. Now open year-round!

Winter Hours:

Monday-Thursday: Closed
Friday: 4 – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Kitchen closes one hour before bar closes.

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.

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

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.

Formerly Cricket’s Island, Shenanigans at the Beach is located on the south side of Buckeye Lake, featuring live music, fresh hot food off the grill, and ice-cold beer! Enjoy live music during the summer months on the patio.

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

10880 Mill Dam Rd

The Blue Heron Kitchen & Pub restaurant is an American Restaurant in Buckeye Lake Village.  Grab a bite or a relaxing drink at this new locally-owned restaurant!

“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).

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.

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

Pubs/Bars

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. 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.

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

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!

4675 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake, OH 43008

Buckeye Lake Margaritas is a Mexican restaurant in the village of Buckeye Lake. The restaurant and bar is open Sunday-Monday, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy authentic Mexican food and delicious drinks just minutes from the lake!

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

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.

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.

Buckeye Lake

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.

Buckeye Lake

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.

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.

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. Now open year-round!

Winter Hours:

Monday-Thursday: Closed
Friday: 4 – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Kitchen closes one hour before bar closes.

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.

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.

Formerly Cricket’s Island, Shenanigans at the Beach is located on the south side of Buckeye Lake, featuring live music, fresh hot food off the grill, and ice-cold beer! Enjoy live music during the summer months on the patio.

9225 Black Horse Rd
Somerset, Ohio 43783

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.

 

 

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!

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.

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

The Waterfront on Buckeye Lake will close for the season on November 24, 2022.

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

Bars, Wineries & Breweries

Fun Specialty Foods

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.

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!

808 W Main St, Hebron, OH, United States, Ohio

Clay’s Cafe is a restaurant in Hebron, Ohio that offers a variety of classic American foods like pizza, subs, burgers, salads, and more. The restaurant also offers an extensive menu of ice cream flavors and treats. Designed like a classic diner, you won’t want to miss out on this local favorite in Hebron.

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!

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.

12478 Lancaster Street, Millersport, OH 43046

Dockside Donuts is your go-to place for donuts at the lake! Located inside Karen’s Bakery and Custom Cakes, 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 11 a.m.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.