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    Surrounding Hocking Hills and in the Southeastern part of Ohio, you will find a wide selection of places to eat and enjoy! Here are some of our locally owned favorites in Logan, Nelsonville, and Athens!


    Hocking Hills Diner
    is a family owned American restaurant. Since 2014 Hocking Hills Diner has established an American restaurant diner and developed a family restaurant service for its Logan customers and those traveling to the Hocking HIlls. Hocking HIlls Diner provides a true Hocking Hills dining experience in a relaxed, “Everyone is family” atmosphere. They offer homemade breakfast all day, as well as, homemade lunch and dinner specials. You can find them and their menu on Facebook!

    Jack’s Steak House
    stop in Jack’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Jack’s opens daily at 8am. Jack’s has been a family owned business for 40 years! Stop in Wednesday’s for their all day Happy Hour or on Friday’s for their Prime Rib! Jack’s has daily lunch and dinner specials as well. You can truly never go wrong stopping in at Jack’s!

    Bush’s Restaurant and Catering
    is proudly the Oldest Locally Owned Establishment in Hocking HIlls! “The Finest Home Cooking in the Valley” Located in the heart of Hocking Hills in Logan. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with everything from French Toast to a Turkey Bacon Club to a well known Broasted Chicken! You won’t leave hungry here.

    Jacks Steak House


    Los Mariachis
    is a local Mexican restaurant favorite! You can’t go wrong with any of their wide selection nachos, enchiladas, burritos, combination platters, and more! You HAVE to try one of their locally loved margaritas while you are there! Stop in and try the authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks here! You won’t be sorry, but you will be stuffed!

    Open Wednesday through Sunday, the only 5 star restaurant in Nelsonville. You have to make reservations to go here! Rhapsody is a casual fine dining restaurant with occasional live music located on the beautiful Nelsonville Public Square! At Rhapsody, Hocking College students work with professional chefs to create delicious meals for you and your family! Make the reservation and thank me later.

    The Mine Tavern
    is a true local hometown bar with amazing burgers, fries, and wings. You will not be disappointed with a Mine Burger and fries or their wings with countless wing sauce flavors! As soon as you walk in, it is inviting and feels like that hole in the wall back home. Grab a seat, a beer, and a burger. You won’t regret it.

    Starbrick BBQ
    located in the Rocky Outdoor Gear Store, they strive to give you good BBQ, done right! Starbrick BBQ has a ton of choices for sauces for your perfectly smoked in-house pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs! Their brisket is top notch and you gotta try one of their loaded potatoes or the local favorite loaded mac ‘n’ cheese.

    Tammy’s Country Kitchen
    has been serving fine home style cookin’ to satisfied customers and becoming well known as Nelsonville’s Home Cookin’ for over 15 years! Located in Historic Nelsonville, Tammy’s is known for its “down home” atmosphere, friendly charm, and most of all, the best darn food you can find anywhere! You absolutely don’t want to miss the chance to go to Tammy’s and find out why it’s the best kept secret along Route 33. Whether you go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you will be able to find something to devour!



    Union Street Diner
    is there as the only late night diner in Athens. Whether you’ve had a late night on the town or you want a delicious way to start your morning. Their entire menu is available at all hours from traditional breakfast, to burgers and sandwiches, and those late night cravings, you won’t leave Union Street hungry. Try my personal favorite, the Banana Stuffed French Toast, it is to die for!

    Miller’s Chicken
    has been family owned and operated for over 60 YEARS! When you come to Athens and the Southeast Ohio region, you just can’t miss out on Miller’s. Their chicken will have you coming back for seconds and thirds. The potato wedges are the best around. If you haven’t been to Miller’s Chicken, what are you waiting for??

    Sol Island Bar and Grill
    is a great get-together spot with Bottomless Beermosas and fresh made guac you can’t go wrong! Try one of their bowls or their Cuban Mac n’ Cheese! This restaurant packs in the flavor to whatever they bring to the table!

    Jackie O’s The Public House Restaurant
    has an incredible locally sourced menu and fresh homemade bread straight from Jackie O’s Bake Shop! You can have a relaxed delicious meal while sampling 30 Jackie O’s beers on draft. Don’t forget to check out their multiple daily specials!

    Casa Nueva
    has been a go-to spot for college students and locals alike since 1985. ‘Casa’ as it is so lovingly called around here, goes out of their way to keep their products and what they use locally sourced. They believe in keeping the local economy solid and to give back to the community. Locally owned, locally sourced, you can not go wrong with the food and the atmosphere here!