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Spending two days in Granville and four in Charleston next week, any restaurant or quality take-out sandwich suggestions appreciated.

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  1. www.granvilleinn.com
    www.buxtoninn.com

    I have had good lunches at both, but haven't been for a few years.

    1. As far as Granville goes, you have a couple options. Of the two inns, the Granville Inn definitely has better food. After going through a few chefs, they've finally hired a young guy who lives in town with his family and is doing a pretty good job of making the place his own and using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The atmospere in the Buxton is great, but I've never had a meal there that I would consider to be good with the exception of the occasional bowl of bean soup in the basement bar, which I really enjoy, but they didn't have on the menu last time I was there. At the very least, hit the basement bar for a drink. They have "fuller's mugs" (32 oz. glass), usually Columbus Pale Ale on tap, and a good selection of single barrel bourbons. A little further down the street is Brew's which has decent food, but their draw is a great selection of beer (usually a couple hundred plus), particularly if you're a fan of hard to find Belgian ales. A couple bottles of Witkap Pater (amazingly floral Belgian singel) and one of the wood oven pizzas makes a pretty good meal. Stop by Whit's down the street and get a frozen custard for dessert. There's also a newer place next to Brew's called the Broadway Tavern or something like that, which I've never tried but I heard has pretty good bar food. The restaurant group that owns the great Columbus place called The Rossi (as well as Club 185 and The Press Grille) is opening a place in Granville that should be up and running in July, but it looks like you'll miss that.

      1. I would definitely recommend Blossom Dairy for lunch or dinner in Charleston.

        http://www.blossomdeli.com/menu/dinne...

        1. it's been awhile, but the little diner in the middle of the main drag in granville used to be fine if you want that kind of thing.

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          1. re: mrnyc

            Thanks, all. Off to the Midlands.

          2. what did you end up doing? Just curious, report please :)

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            1. re: funholidaygirl

              Sorry for the ridiculous delay, I hadn't checked the board.
              We ended up trapsing central Ohio and West Virginia so much, little time was devoted to dining curiosity.
              Brew's in Granville was disappointing, the burgers were run-of-the-mill but choices are few in that pretty town.
              The Blossom Dairy in Charleston looked great but we happened on a funky spot near our B & B. The Bluegrass Kitchen, on an "iffy" main street offered a half dozen well made, varied entrees/sandwiches from $8-12 and reasonably priced wines. We ate there four days running.
              Thanks again for everyone's suggestions.