1. Slide On Over To Slyman’s

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Slymans via Facebook

Slyman’s Restaurant
3106 Saint Clair Ave NE
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 621-3760
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 220 Reviews.
If you’re a fan of corned beef sandwiches, you won’t find a better one in America . Home to sandwiches stacked high with succulent, seasoned corned beef, Slyman’s has perfected their art. If you stop by this joint, it’s a sure thing you’ll be back for more.

2. Eli Knows His BBQ

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Eli’s BBQ via Facebook

Eli’s BBQ
3313 Riverside Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45226
(513) 307-8318
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 520 Reviews.
Local, cheap, and delicious, one stop at Eli’s BBQ will make it an instant favorite. With all of the meat staples, this BYOB restaurant will satisfy any carnivore’s cravings. Just make sure you don’t leave without trying the jalapeno cornbread first. Seriously.

3. Carnivores, Listen Up.

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Rennick Meat Market via Facebook

Rennick Meat Market
1104 Bridge St
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 964-6328
Yelp: 5 Stars; 15 Reviews.
Nestled in Ashtabula, this gem serves up some of the most creative dishes around. Local favorites include the pork schnitzel, the roasted chicken, and the grilled hanger steak. With everything coming out of this kitchen equal parts beautiful and delicious, you’ll fall in love at first bite.

4. A Hot Dog For Every Craving

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: O’Betty’s Red Hot! via Facebook

O’Betty’s Red Hot!
15 W State St
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 589-6111
Yelp: 5 Stars; 65 Reviews.
At home in the small town of Athens, O’Betty’s red hots are the best in the state. With a huge variety of condiments and creative combinations of toppings, these dogs are truly one of a kind. Two of the most popular include the Salome, which is similar to a Chicago Dog with a toasted bun, and the Dixie, topped with a unique chili, cheese, onions, and mustard. Just make sure you save room for the garlic fries with garlic mayo.

5. Inspiring Tattoos Around The World

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Melt Bar and Grilled via Facebook

Melt Bar and Grilled
14718 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 226-3699
Yelp: 4 Stars; 558 Reviews.
If a restaurant is good enough that people are willing to tattoo themselves with a logo in order to get a 25% discount, you know it’s worth the visit. Melt Bar and Grilled serves up THE best grilled cheese sandwiches in the country, always adding their own twist. If it’s your first time through the doors, try the “Big Popper”, a grilled cheese sandwich topped with jalapeno poppers, cheddar & herb cream cheese, and mixed berry preserves.

6. The Best Way To Start Any Day

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Skillet, Rustic. Urban. Food. via Facebook

Skillet
410 E Whittier St
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 443-2266
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 317 Reviews.
If brunch is your thing and you find yourself in Columbus, Skillet is the place for you. With a menu full of comfort food, including breakfast favorites like fully loaded omelets and cinnamon coffee cake, this place is the best place to fuel up for a long day. However, keep in mind that brunch is only served on the weekends until 2. Don’t miss your chance or you’ll be kicking yourself all week.

7. 2,500 Miles Never Felt So Close

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: La Colombiana Restaurante

La Colombiana
2495 Commons Blvd
Dayton, OH 45431
(937) 306-8096
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 40 Reviews.
While this Dayton favorite is nowhere near South America, La Colombiana will have you thinking you’re dining quite a bit farther south. If it’s your first time trying Colombian cuisine, dishes like the arroz con pollo and the beef empanadas will never let you down.

8. Hot Chicken Reigns Supreme

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Hot Chicken Takeover via Facebook

Hot Chicken Takeover
59 Sprice St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 800-4538
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 182 Reviews.
While “hot chicken” tends to be exclusively associated with Nashville, this Columbus restaurant will have you thinking otherwise. Everything on the menu is delicious, from the spicy, tender chicken to the mac-n-cheese side, even the desserts like banana pudding. This is one place that lives up to the hype.

9. Michael Symon Did It Again

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Lolita Restaurant via Facebook

Lolita
900 Literary Rd
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 771-5652
Yelp: 4 Stars; 332 Reviews.
Upon opening, Lolita became an instant staple of Cleveland. With famous chef Michael Symon at point, the innovative dishes crafted here are truly shaping future America cuisine. Quite a bit cheaper than his other restaurants, two of the favorites include the roasted bone marrow and the Brussel sprouts. (Cheaper but no less fancier, thankfully).

10.  Where Pizza Is Always In Season

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Harvest Pizzeria via Facebook (cropped)

Harvest Pizzeria
495 S 4th St
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 824-1769
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 190 Reviews.
With the freshest toppings around, Harvest Pizzeria will quickly become your new pizza “go-to.” They combine ingredients on tops of pies that most people would never associate with pizza, but somehow they make it work. Two of the local favorites are the “Spicy Yuma”, with Gouda, mozzarella, chorizo, jalapenos, corn, red peppers, and a chipotle tomato sauce and the “Geary Street”, topped with clams, mozzarella, garlic, and oregano.

11.  Mexican, Latin American, And Tex-Mex…This Place Has It All

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Taqueria Mixteca via Facebook

Taqueria Mixteca
1609 E 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45403
(937) 258-2654
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 146 Reviews.
With a menu full of spice, Taqueria Mixteca has something for everyone. This BYOB place is one of Dayton’s best, with favorites like the Bistek Campechano, consisting of grilled steak strips, chorizo, onions, jalapenos, and mushrooms, topped with a cheese sauce and served with rice and beans. Whatever you order, don’t forget a side of their deliciously fresh guacamole.

12.  Traditional American With A New Twist

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Hodge’s Cleveland via Facebook

Hodge’s
668 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 771-4000
Yelp: 4 Stars; 156 Reviews.
Hodge’s has mastered the art of serving up American favorites, adding their own special touch to each. With a menu full of classics like chicken wings and skillet baked corn bread, as well as a few new dishes like French onion ravioli, their hearty meals will leave your stomach smiling.

13.  If You Like Your Chicken Fried…

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: The Eagle OTR via Facebook

The Eagle OTR
1342 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45217
(513) 802-5007
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 319 Reviews.
If you’re on the hunt for some delicious fried chicken, the search is over. The Eagle lifts Kentucky’s signature dish to a whole new level. Plus, with sides like mac n’ cheese topped with garlic breadcrumbs and spoonbread with maple butter their meals are the total package. Whatever you end up ordering, always make sure to get plenty of their spicy hot honey sauce for dipping.

14.  The French Know Their Food

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: L’albatros Brasserie + Bar

L’ Albatros
11401 Bellflower Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 791-7880
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 299 Reviews.
If you only have time for one awesome dinner in Cleveland, a fancy meal at L’Albatros provides an unforgettable experience. With a menu driven by unique French classics like a duck confit and a cassoulet, a unique type of French casserole, L’Albatros is perfect for any special occasion.

15.  This Place Will Have You Smiling

15 Restaurants In Ohio Will Blow The Taste Buds Right Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Grumpy’s via Facebook

Grumpy’s
34 S Huron St
Toledo, OH 43602
(419) 241-6728
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 100 Reviews.
There’s no doubt that Grumpy’s is here to stay. Bringing the downtown Toledo area their unique take on popular American cuisine, this restaurant has something for everyone on the menu. One of the local favorites is the “Garbage Salad”, which tastes much better than it sounds. Filled with mixed greens, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, grilled chicken, raisins, cheese, and bacon, tossed in a poppy seed dressing, it somehow manages to combine nearly a dozen flavors into one cohesive bite. If you’re hungry in Toledo, there’s not a better way to fill your stomach. What’s your go-to for great grub in Ohio? Tell us in the comments below!