Not too long ago, a historical building overlooking French Creek stood empty, waiting patiently for its next chapter to begin. The former Creekside Tavern in the nearly two-century-old building had been a community staple for decades, and locals were eager to see it open again. In 2013, they finally got their chance with the debut of The French Creek est. 1816 pub and eatery.
Patrons belly up to the renovated bar for 40 craft beer selections and a glass or carafe of wine from all around the world. These drinks pair with perch dinners and house-made meatloaf, as well as burgers that arrive on brioche, pretzel, or gluten-free buns. Guests can eat inside among the pool tables or head outside to the patio, where they can relax in the shade of an umbrella, listen to acoustic music from live acts, or gaze at the flowing creek to try to spot any krakens.
Stop 45's owner, Tom Curry, commemorates Avon Lake’s years as a stop on the Lake Shore Electric railroad with this freshly renovated, 2,400-square-foot flavor depot, featuring a remodeled menu brimming with specialty pizzas, savory wraps, and flavorful starters. With the Ohio meat-and-cheese plate, strewn with state-produced Holiday meats and Middlefield cheeses ($9), patrons relish an authentic Ohioan coupling without the risks involved in luring a white-tailed deer up a buckeye tree. Steamed mussels can take a dip in a pool of marinara or luxuriate in a broth of garlic butter and white wine ($9), and ancient-Roman salad dressers bedeck the caesar-style wrap in an ensemble of parmesan and grilled chicken ($8). Stop 45 also hosts an entourage of specialty pizzas blanketed in homemade sauce, including the Hawaiian pizza, whose oven-baked crust sets the stage for a luau of pineapple, banana peppers, and bacon ($15–$19), and the Meatza pizza whose bountiful helping of five meats fuels competitors with enough protein to emerge victorious from heated games of Scrabble ($16–$22).
Buckeye Lanes’ glossy lanes provide a place to foster camaraderie and healthy competition. Easily heftable bowling balls and bumpers accommodate children during normal business hours and birthday parties catered with hot dogs or pizza slices, which can be held in a person’s not-bowling hand. During Rockin' Bowl two nights a week, the alley morphs into a pulsing nightclub from midnight to 2 a.m. with orbs hurtling amid dimmed lighting and cranked up beats. In the snack bar and lounge, pool sticks thwack cue balls on eight billiards tables and patrons devour sandwiches or demolish karaoke tunes.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Stamper's Grill Pub. The menu at Stamper's Grill Pub does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Stamper's Grill Pub won't disappoint. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Stamper's Grill Pub. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. At Stamper's Grill Pub, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Getting online is easy with Stamper's Grill Pub free and convenient wifi. Got the whole gang with you? Stamper's Grill Pub is a great pick for large parties. Stamper's Grill Pub keeps your ears entertained with live music or a DJ. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. Music lovers will appreciate Stamper's Grill Pub's freshly mixed tunes spun by live DJs.
It tends to get especially busy on weeknights, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Stamper's Grill Pub in jeans and a hoodie. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Stamper's Grill Pub for their catering services. You can also grab your grub to go.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Your bill at Stamper's Grill Pub will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang! Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
When Herb and Bobbie Brugh opened Herb's Tavern in 1963, they couldn't have foreseen what an institution it would become. Over the course of the last half-century, the tavern has stayed true to its signature dish, the Herb burger, in which a 1/3-pound patty oozes with mushrooms and grilled onions as well as dozens of other topping options. The friendly, inviting ambiance hasn’t changed much either. The building, constructed in 1936, still maintains the same vintage feel it did in the ‘60s due to the bricks' regular use of anti-aging cream, and the restaurant still maintains a family-welcoming atmosphere. The menu’s hearty appetizers and entrees range from hot sandwiches to seafood dinners of perch and walleye, which can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio on warm days.