Attention, Fairfield County Foodies!  Spend the day right here in Fairfield County to relish all your favorites … and try something new, too.  Whether you’re looking for a mouthwatering meal or a delectable dessert, we have everything your heart – and taste buds – desire.  We’re giving you plenty of options – and even some ideas for unique ways to burn off those calories – so you can savor this staycation again and again!

The staff at Visit Fairfield County is just a fun group of food lovers. Everyone wanted to get in on the discussion of the county’s great selection of local food.  So be sure to check out the Staff Tips below – and then let us know your favorites!

Where to Find the Perfect Meal


🥓Stop in The Canal on Buckeye Lake for the breakfast of your dreams, featuring specialty mini donuts, breakfast quesadillas, and everything in between.

🥞Savor diner food done right with a yummy breakfast at Deb’s Corner Café in Lancaster.

Staff Tip:  Fran loves the corned beef hash – well done, please! – and almost always orders the fried mush.


🍔Grab one…or two…or more custom-made sliders with a side of tater tots at Hangry City Grill & Spirits in Pickerington.

🥣Try the Beer Cheese Mac – extra delicious when it’s topped with BBQ pork – at Amanda’s popular spot, The Village Food & Spirits.

Staff Tip:  Jeremy believes that you should definitely go for the onion ring on top of the Beer Cheese Mac.


🌵Make your way to Lithopolis, where El Pedregal features authentic, flavorful Mexican cuisine and terrific margaritas in a welcoming atmosphere.

🍺Start your meal off with their ultra popular French Onion soup and be sure to try one of the fresh, craft beers on tap at the Baltimore Pint House.

Staff Tip:  Jonett says to check out their brand new spacious patio the next time you stop by.

Where to Find a Sweet Treat

🍭Is there a void in your life that can only be filled by dark green M&Ms, cotton candy flavored Jelly Bellys, and a Lemon Meringue soda? Fat Baby’s understands…  Visit Pickerington’s new home for old fashioned sweets.

🍪Find the finest freshly made candies and cookies at Candy Cottage in Lancaster.

Staff Tip:  Fran is certain that the double dipped dark chocolate peanuts are absolutely worth every calorie!

☕What a selection!  Head to Pickerington for a scone, cinnamon roll, cookie, muffin, or danish at Porter’s Coffee House and Bakery.

🍦We all scream for ice cream from Weldon’s Ice Cream on the shores of Buckeye Lake.

Staff Tip:  Jonett admits she’s an ice cream fanatic, and she just can’t get enough of Black Raspberry in a waffle cone!

🧁Clear Creek Cakes & Bakes supplies the scrumptious sweets at Spade’s Café & Bakery in Amanda.

🍰Slices of fresh, homemade cakes are a specialty at JBs Downtown Grill in Lancaster.

Staff Tip:  Ask Jeremy – their carrot cake is divine!

🍨Folks in Lancaster love to push the boundaries of dessert at Extreme Creamery

How to Work Off All Those Calories

🥏Ready to tackle a couple of the most highly rated disc golf courses in Ohio? Make a stop in Lancaster at Eagle’s Nest (Alley Park) or Flat Rocks (Keller-Kirn Park).

🥾Hike the 2-mile Paw Paw Trail at Smeck Park in Baltimore.

Staff Tip:  Jonett thinks one of the greatest attractions in the park is the historic Cruitt House.

📷Bring the binoculars for an invigorating walk through some of the region’s best birdwatching sites at Pickerington Ponds Metro Park.

🏞Enjoy the gorgeous WPA suspension bridge on your way up the hill to see the only known “X” shaped ancient earthwork at Cross Mound Park in Amanda.

Staff Tip:  Fran is amazed by the fact that the 4 arms of the “X” are aligned with the 4 compass points.  The mound was probably a directional sign on the Great Hopewell Road.

🚴‍♀️Head over to one of only two central Ohio mountain biking trails at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park near Lithopolis.

We can’t wait to hear about your favorite foods, desserts, and top spots to burn it off in Fairfield County!  Be sure to let us know if we missed one of your faves!

Your safety and wellbeing remains our top priority. As some hotels, restaurants and attractions continue to operate with adjusted schedules, please call ahead to confirm business hours and event details. If you are vaccinated, masks are optional.