Where to Eat & DrinkRestaurants
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy some awesome food during your visit to Buckeye Lake? Head on over to Johnston’s LakeHouse 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 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: 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.
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: Breakfast and drink specials, as well as an open jukebox!
Open at 7:30 a.m.
The 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: 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.
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.