Where to Eat & DrinkRestaurants

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 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

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!

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 & 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!

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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


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.

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!

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