Drive Past Your Usual For a New Dining Experience

It seems with the over-commercialization of the restaurant food industry in the United States, the already challenging question, “What do you want for dinner?” has become increasingly difficult. It’s almost as if every city in America has a McDonalds, Applebees, Longhorn, etc. To solve this boring taste problem, I suggest straying from your usual route and trying a new non-commercialized restaurant. Taking a chance on a new place is a fun adventure and may even help you find your new favorite place to eat. A great place to start in your search is Guy Fieri’s show “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” which follows a professional chef’s travels around the country, spotlighting his favorite casual, off the beaten path restaurants. Surprisingly quite a few of these restaurants are in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Browse the list, take a chance on a new restaurant, and please leave your best food critic rating of any of these restaurants below:

*Restaurants in BOLD are located in the Greater Cincinnati area

1.) Blue Ash Chili Restaurant, Blue Ash, OH
2.) Boondocks BBQ and Grill, McConnelsville, OH
3.) Geraci’s Restaurant, Cleveland, OH
4.) Lucky’s Café, Cleveland, OH
5.) Melt Bar and Grilled, Lakewood, OH
6.) Momocho Mod Mex., Cleveland, OH
7.) ParkView Nite Club, Cleveland, OH
8.) Sterle’s Slovenian Country House, Cleveland, OH
9.) Terry’s Turf Club, Cincinnati, OH
10.) J.J. McBrewster’s American Smokehouse, Lexington, KY
11.) The Parkette Drive-In, Lexington, KY
12.) Steer-In Restaurant, Indianapolis, IN
13.) The Barking Dog Café, Indianapolis, IN
14.) The Tamale Place, Indianapolis, IN