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Planning a trip to Hocking Hills

cericericeri May 26, 2009 02:55 PM

My Friends and I are planning a reunion in Hocking Hill. We are coming from Chicago, Philly, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. I really like to eat and eat well, but I have a friend that is happy with any place that serves Alaskan crab legs. I know my options will be limited so I could really use some restaurant recommendation. Points for local/organic, kitsch, and any place that can be called a joint. Bar recommendation also appreciated.

  1. wildcaveman Jul 2, 2009 12:13 PM

    The best place to eat out here is Rhapsody in Nelsonville, just outside of Hocking Hills.
    Rhapsody offers a seasonal dinner menu with a delectable array of fresh ingredients: Seafood, chicken, pasta and vegetarian dishes, premium beef, signature desserts and specialty cocktails and coffee drinks.

    While your there try staying at Hickory Grove Cabins Lake View Cabin with its own stocked fishing pond on 8 private acres .
    Visit there web site at : http://www.hickorygroveretreat.com
    or call Toll Free at 1-877-745-0040 to book the cabin now.

    Rhapsody Restaurant
    18 Public Sq, Nelsonville, OH

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      Diane in Bexley May 27, 2009 01:30 PM

      Don't know if they serve crab legs, but 2 suggestions are Jack's Steak House in Logan. Definitely kitsch & a joint. Their web site is http://www.jacks-steakhouse.com/Default.asp.

      The other place is the Grouse Nest Inn, in the Hocking Hills, http://www.ashcave.com/grouse_nest/di...

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        intuitive eggplant May 26, 2009 04:46 PM

        The Inn at Cedar Falls features fresh local ingredients. I’ve eaten there only for lunch, on the delightful patio. Or you can dine inside an old log cabin. Let us know where you end up and what you think.


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          cheesecake Sep 24, 2009 01:18 PM

          we stayed at the Inn at Cedar Falls last week and had AMAZING food and wine. I highly recommend the seared chicken breast and butternut squash ravioli. The bread is fabulous too! Enjoy you meals, as well as the amazing scenery! Don't forget to hike from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls (or vice versa) for a 2.5 hour hike and/or go to Ash Cave. Note though, all falls have dried up for the fall so it is soaring rocks, not water, that you will see.

          1. re: cheesecake
            cheesecake Sep 25, 2009 06:12 AM

            One more thing to note...the Inn at Cedar Falls REQUIRES a reservation because they can only seat a small amount of people and they get booked. Call as soon as you know that you want to go. (You do...its great)

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