Food & Drink

Whether you’re here for a concert or a festival, a conference or a bicycle tour, you’re going to work up a hearty appetite in Ashland County. Half the fun of traveling is eating, right?

Well, fear not: Small town doesn’t mean small taste.

Ashland’s got something for every palette and every situation, whether you’re looking for a quick bite at a fast-food joint or a leisurely sit-down meal at a local eatery.

Kick off the day at Downtown Perk, savoring a mug or two of joe—and maybe just letting breakfast roll into lunch.

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And speaking of lunch—and dinner, for that matter—you can pursue all sorts of flavors amid Ashland’s restaurant lineup: from barbecue to Mexican, from Chinese to steakhouse fare. Enjoy some crowd-pleasing pub grub or pizza, or sit down to fine dining at a place like Bella Bleu's (conveniently located at the Water's Edge Event Center).

It’s not difficult to track down dishes that spotlight the bounty of our local farms: “Eating local” is a beloved, longtime tradition here in Ashland County.

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There’s nothing like toasting a day of sightseeing, adventuring, or festival-going in Ashland County than with a glass of wine or a sudsy pint of craft beer at the Happy Grape, Ashland’s very own downtown wine bar. 

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 A frozen treat on a summertime afternoon? Don't resist -steer your way toward Eva's Treats or Yoder's Red Barn Ice Cream. For snacks and artisan products, meanwhile, Grandpa's Cheesebarn is a tried-and-true crowd-pleaser.

 

The take-home message? Great things come in small packages. Tasting Ashland County tends to be one of the highlights of any visit. Bon appetit!

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