Independently owned since 1964, TJ’s is known for its choice steaks and gourmet seafood, but the dinner menu also includes pastas, salads, and original bistro fare. Prince Edward Island mussels are sautéed with fresh basil, oregano, and garlic, run through free-weight power drills, and served in a white wine and lemon broth to make the perfect starter ($8.99). TJ’s noteworthy prime rib is available Fridays and Saturdays and is slow-roasted, dressed with au jus, and served with garlic whipped mashed potatoes ($14.99–$19.99). Other choice steaks such as the filet mignon are available nightly ($21.99). Halibut ($18.99) and salmon ($15.99) can be baked, pan seared, shaken hysterically, or blackened and served with various sauces including spicy rémoulade and orange tartar sauce. The wild mushroom and whole-wheat penne tames voracious appetites and keeps outlaws from roaming the streets of Tombstone ($11.59), while field greens provide a healthy foundation for roasted salmon and fresh buffalo mozzarella ($11.59). TJ’s also serves a lighter lunch menu with delicious bites such as the m & m burger topped with mushrooms and mozzarella ($7.59) or the mediterranean chicken pizza ($8.59). A vegan menu is also available upon request.
Located about 80 miles south of Cleveland, Holmes County's rolling countryside is rife with farms and stores, as well as a few tourist attractions. See the Amish lifestyle up close at The Farm at Walnut Creek, which also houses exotic creatures such as giraffes, camels, and kangaroos alongside regional animals like cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. The Holmes County Trail follows 29 miles of former railroad lines, from nearby Killbuck to Fredericksburg, with 15 paved miles accommodating Amish buggies and bicycles.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Nestled in a quaint turn-of-the-century abode, South Market Bistro specializes in serving an eclectic menu of American cuisine prepared with an appetizing amalgamation of organic and locally grown ingredients. To exemplify his commitment to locally based cuisine, owner and chef Mike Mariola changes his menu each season to symbiotically reflect the harvest of local farmers. Give clever and environmentally friendly tips on how to properly recycle Kleenex and Tae-Bo tapes in between bites of the Ohio City gnocchi, a spinach-stuffed pasta soused in bolognese sauce and topped with parmesan cheese ($18.50). Alternately, the pan-seared red snapper, served with sunchoke risotto and toasted pine nuts ($30), will satiate tongues with a taste for savory seafood.
Following the lead of Paris-trained owner and chef Mike Mariola, City Square's skilled cooks quench carnivorous cravings with Chicago-style steakhouse fare. The menu invites patrons to warm up mouth muscles with a cup of the signature seafood bisque ($6.75–$9.25) or dive into a dish of homemade parmesan-cheese fries drizzled in truffle oil ($8.50). Meat seekers may partake in succulent slabs of USDA choice or prime beef, such as the 10-ounce peppered strip steak smothered in shallot sauce ($26.95), 12-ounce rib eye ($26.95), or Filet Oscar, a mixed bag of twin filet-mignon medallions caught up in a whirlwind of crabmeat, asparagus, and political intrigue ($28.95). Vegetarians can chew on the caesar salad ($6.50) or garden pasta, a mélange of vegetables served over freshly made penne in a garlic white-wine sauce ($16.95), and an extensive beer, wine, and martini list summons intrepid imbibers to cap off any meal with liquid-induced warm fuzzies.