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Nov 15, 2011 07:37 AM

Granville Ohio round-up (fall 2011)

Still in Business (fall 2011)

Aladdin's Diner - Classic Greasy Spoon Fare. Closed then re-opened without any significant menu changes.

Jess' Greek Eats - Decent Gyros. Slightly pricey by Columbus standards.

New Dragon Village - Consistent, fast and reasonably priced chinese. Not a buffet. We have the General Tsao Tofu and Crab Rangoons almost every week. Butterfly shrimp (with bacon and eggs) was a pleasant surprise.

Noche y Day - Upscale Mexican Food

Brews Cafe - Very broad beer selection. Serviceable pub food.

There's one more pub/cafe close to Brews, that is popular, whose name I forget. In our experience, the food took forever to arrive, and it did not justify the wait.

Granville Inn - Upscale
Buxton Inn - Upscale

No longer in Business as of 2011
Del Mar
Short Story Brasserie

The Short Story Restaurant
923 River Road, Granville, OH 43025

Granville Inn
314 Broadway E, Granville, OH 43023

Greek Eats
130 N Prospect St, Granville, OH 43023

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  1. What's lunch like at either the Granville or Buxton Inn?

    6 Replies
    1. re: Fibber McGee

      You can view their lunch menu by clicking on their name on the right side of this page to get to their listing in the Chowhound database, then clicking on SEE MENU.

      Buxton Inn-1812
      313 Broadway E, Granville, OH 43023

      1. re: nsxtasy

        Thanks. I want to know about the experience, though.

      2. re: Fibber McGee

        I've only eaten at each one time--so, limited and biased review.

        The Buxton Inn circa 2010 seemed tired and stuck in the 50's (the 1950's that is); the food was generic and forgettable. On the other hand, a few months ago we hosted a dinner at the Granville Inn--15 different folk all ordering off the menu. First of all, the Granville is into the "local" food thing--menu has notations of locally grown/sourced ingredients. Second, local or not, all the diners were pleased with their orders. The quality of food, service, and atmosphere was very good--a return trip for us is forthcoming.

        1. re: Longing for Italy

          The Granville Inn's lunch is pretty good, though the last time I went the service was slow. The Fedora Chop Salad is quite tasty.

          The pub discussed above that is not Brews is Broadway Pub. We prefer the food at Broadway over Brews, including some nice pastas. I've had a hankering for their Meatloaf Sandwich of late for lunch. They always have a nice selection of beers on tap as well. I disagree with the original poster on his review of this place!

          Another place of interest is Bella not mentioned, an Italian Comfort Food type place. Their standard tomato sauce is a little unusual, but their wood fired pizzas are very good. They've opened an upstairs bar called DaVinci that has an urban feel to it as well.

          Granville Inn's Acorn Pub is a little more relaxed than the formal dining room, and you can order from either menu. The fireplace is nice in the winter, but its small with the outdoor seating closed for the season so sometimes hard to get a seat.

          Finally, not in Granville, but close by, is the Chophouse in Newark. Its a pretty upscale steak house and a wonderful surprise. Its very close to the Midland Theater, so you can do a dinner and a show.

          The Buxton is still stuck in the 50's, though the pub in the basement has a nice feel for some pub grub. The food upstairs is pretty pedestrian.

          Granville Inn
          314 Broadway E, Granville, OH 43023

          1. re: oleandros

            In fairness to the Broadway Pub, we've only been twice and the only issue I had was with the wait time. Anytime I walk by, they seem to be doing a lot of business, so they must be doing something right.

            My limited experience with the Granville Inn and the Buxton matches oleandros' observations. Buxton Inn gets some extra charm points for being old enough that all of the wood is out of true and gives a mild fun-house feeling if you go up the stairs.

            Didn't mention Elms Pizza. Cheap and charming, and they still have anchovies as an option.

            There is also a wine bar that serves food below the now-closed Short-Story, but I haven't been for the food yet.

            For the size of the town, that's a respectable amount of dining options.

            Granville Inn
            314 Broadway E, Granville, OH 43023

            1. re: franknagaijr

              The place below Short Story is now called Snapshots Lounge. They have some nice small bites, build your own sandwiches and salads, and homemade desserts. Its also a full bar and they often have music. Its a pretty great place!