Pataskala Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pataskala

April 14, 2018 Veronika Gaddis

Pataskala is a city in Licking County, Ohio, United States. The population was 14,962 at the 2010 census. Pataskala was a small community until 1996, when what was then the village of Pataskala merged with Lima Township, vastly increasing its population and geographic area.
Things to do in Pataskala

1. Rusty's Wharf

60 Oak Meadow Dr, Pataskala, OH 43062-7216 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 740-927-2799
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Rusty's Wharf

Phone 740-927-2799, Zip 43062

Reviewed By froggy2525 - Pataskala, Ohio

Tried the fish and chips and Bush puppies. Everything was great! Fresh, crispy, and flavorful. A went in to order to go good and had to wait just a few minutes while everything was fried. Friendly people as well.

2. The Dairy Hut

42 S Main St, Pataskala, OH 43062-9206 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Fast Food, American Dinner, Lunch SGD 5 +1 740-739-7878
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

The Dairy Hut

CLOSED FOR THE 2017 SEASON. Re-open April 2018: For over 40 years, The Dairy Hut has served up the summer's best soft serve ice cream, Coneys, and sandwiches around! It's a Pataskala tradition - we're open every summer to share all your seasonal favorites from ice cream and floats to coneys and brats. We boast over 30 different soft serve flavors, rich in taste and tradition! Enjoy some in a milk shake, float, or one of our specialty 2 & 3-layer sundaes like the Buckeye or Salty Caramel Pecan. But we don't stop at just ice cream, The Dairy Hut has great sandwiches, too! Regulars love our Coneys with the made-from-scratch Coney sauce, as well as our shredded chicken, BBQ beef, brat, and ham & cheese sandwiches. It wouldn't be summer without a trip to The Dairy Hut so be sure to stop by soon for lunch, dinner, and ice cream!

Reviewed By Judy W - Ohio

The Dairy Hut has the Best Ice Cream. The Very Best Sundae to try is the Buckeye Sundae. Everything I go to Pataskala we have to go for the Best Ice Cream Around. Don't Place up this little place. Your family will enjoy their tasty treat.

3. Depot Street Coffeehouse

36 E Depot St, Pataskala, OH 43062-8210
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By Janine O - Pataskala, Ohio

This brand-new, locally owned, coffeehouse is the perfect place for that perfect "cuppa joe." A variety of specialty coffee blends and pastries are available. Enough seating for small group events, Bible studies, book clubs or just hanging out with friends! It's so nice to have "real" coffee in town!

4. Nancy's Nutcracker Sweets

63 E Broad St, Pataskala, OH 43062-7568 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 +1 740-964-0056
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Nancy's Nutcracker Sweets

Reviewed By mforkner - Pataskala, Ohio

Interesting place with lots of interesting memorabilia. Food is never going to be mistaken for gourmet, but it is good. Desserts are usually excellent and prices are very reasonable - old fashioned with lots of diner / home style offerings. Little to choose from other than fast food and pizza or burgers in area. A decent choice.- provided expectations are reasonable.

5. Whit's Frozen Custard

564 E Broad St, Pataskala, OH 43062-7570 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food +1 740-927-0025
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By DaytonWoman - Dayton, Ohio

My mom insisted we try the frozen custard. I asked for the carb count, being diabetic but not saying so. I was very disappointed in how high the carbs were. THEN the cashier told me they have no-sugar added frozen custard AND no-sugar added toppings. She then showed me the carb count and I was privileged to eat the best frozen custard ever!

6. Capuano's Pizza House

24 S Township Rd, Pataskala, OH 43062-8953 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 740-927-7681
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Capuano's Pizza House

Reviewed By Sharon B

Capuano's Pizza has been a well loved restuarant for many years. You can always count on your food being hot, ready as promised and the owners and staff are very friendly. They are very committed to their community and are involved in many local events.

7. Puerto Vallarta

100 Emswiler Way, Pataskala, OH 43062-8212 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 740-927-0143
Excellent
41%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Reviewed By touristteacher - Columbus, Ohio

This nice little Mexican restaurant is tucked back off the road and is a little difficult to see but well worth the look! We went with friends who highly recommended the place. I would call it an authentic Mexican restaurant, with bright colors and Mexican music. The bar in the middle of the room is very nice. There's outdoor seating on the patio as well. Warm tortilla chips and salsa (in individual bowls) are served, free of charge. I highly recommend the "Burrito Supremeo". Yummo!

8. Ziggys

510 E Broad St, Pataskala, OH 43062-7570 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 740-937-0013
Excellent
40%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
12%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Reviewed By mforkner - Pataskala, Ohio

it's definitely a bar - lots of big screens with sports on all. Sports decorations everywhere. We have only been during slower hours so can't speak to service when rushed, but we have always had very good service, even when waitress is doubling as bartender. The burgers are large, juicy and extremely flavorful - as good as any I can recall in the Columbus area (Pataskala is on the extreme eastern edge of that!). The fries and onion rings are both excellent, if they not prepared fresh on the spot, I'd be very surprised. I have also tried their version of fried bologna sandwich and thought it was good. The burgers though are hard to pass on. Only reason for less than 5 stars is the noise level and it's a bar! Despite the bar aspect, smaller kids seem welcome, at least during the day.

9. Cajun's Cafe

12565 National Road South West, Pataskala, OH 43062-7874 Reservations +1 740-927-4414
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Ldybug16 - Pataskala, Ohio

I love their Wednesday chicken and mac and cheese lunch special!! The owners are so nice too! I tell all of my friends about trying Cajun's!

10. Massey's Pizza

440 E Broad St, Pataskala, OH 43062-7571 Pizza, Italian +1 740-927-0786
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By Tammy N - Johnstown, Ohio

We didn't check the reviews before coming here and I'm really surprised that they are so low. However, we also didn't have food delivered but instead dined in the restaurant. We really enjoyed the all the way pizza that we ordered. The toppings were piled on but the crust was still crispy and thin. The only complaint I have is that many of the tables were dirty so it was more difficult than it should have been to find a clean one. Also the price is pretty high but we felt it was worth it.

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