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5 Independent Restaurants You Have to Try in Delaware County

5 Independent Restaurants You Have to Try in Delaware County

Nothing captures the personality and spirit of a place like its food. From upscale restaurants to farm-to-plate diners to casual sidewalk cafes, Delaware County offers a bounty of unique dining options your taste buds will never forget!

1. 12 West in Delaware

Describing themselves as a restaurant where “Southwest meets Midwest,” 12 West specializes in down-home cooking with a distinctly Mexican flair. Try Mac & Chorizo, Pork Tenderloin with a kick of Jalapenos and Chile Pepper Balsamic Sauce, and their signature Green Chile Meatloaf! Head to downtown Delaware to enjoy a truly unique dining experience– accompanied by a refreshing Mexican cocktail, of course.

2. Saigon Asian Bistro in Lewis Center

Saigon Asian Bistro is an Asian fusion restaurant offering a modern interpretation of classic Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai dishes. The expansive menu features favorites like Lo Mein, Pho, and Pad Thai, along with a number of unique, sizzling Chef Specials. Insisting on serving up only high-quality, fresh ingredients in a stylish space, Saigon Asian Bistro is sure to tantalize and delight.

places to eat in delaware county3. Local Roots in Powell

It doesn’t get more Delaware County than this! Local Roots is dedicated to serving cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients, including Ohio-raised chicken, pork, bison and beef and produce grown by the restaurant’s very own family farm. The seasonal menu makes the most of the freshest products available, featuring specials every week. Even the beer is local! Come experience the homegrown heart of our county on your plate!

4. Dell’s Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee in Shawnee Hills

Eat dessert first with a visit to Dell’s! With over fifteen sweet handcrafted flavors, like Chocolate Caramel Covered Pretzel, Cotton Candy, and Toasted Coconut, you can order a limitless combination of scoops, sundaes, shakes or malts. Top off your treat with a specialty coffee drink or organic tea. For a truly unique local delicacy, order a Delgatto–Dell’s delicious Vanilla ice cream served with Hot Espresso. The perfect mix of heaven!

5. Firehouse Tavern in Sunbury

Firehouse Tavern, “Your Hometown Heroes Gathering Place,” is a local treasure honoring the men and women who risk their lives as firefighters and members of the military. Enjoy the decor of uniforms, signs, and other memorabilia as you dine on delicious food made from scratch. Start off with Pretzel Hoses or Firehouse Fries, then move on to Hot Zone Wings or a full Search & Rescue Dinner of Salmon, Sirloin, or Chili Mac! Catch a game and one of our fourteen beers on tap while gathering with the best of our hometown!

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