Bellefontaine (/bɛlˈfaʊntən/ bel-FOWN-tən) is a city in and the county seat of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The population was 13,370 at the 2010 Census. It is the principal city of the Bellefontaine, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Logan County. The highest point in Ohio, Campbell Hill, is within the city limits.
Things to do in Bellefontaine
4.5 based on 186 reviews
We had the pizza roll app which was a huge amount of food and delicious. Built our own pizza with the regular crust and it was excellent. Enough food for two meals - leftovers just as good.Thank you so much for coming into our restaurant and sharing such wonderful feedback. Leftovers are always such a good thing.
5 based on 16 reviews
It is a relaxing place to meet up with friends or business associates. I don't drink coffee, but always find something to drink or snack on! Staff is always warm and welcoming.
4.5 based on 73 reviews
Service: As good as it gets!!!
Burgers: Great variety of unique burgers. We were pleasantly surprised with the delicious Body Bearder (A bacon cheeseburger with peanut butter, jelly optional) and the Fatty Patty (A bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two Krispy Kreme donuts)!
Indoor Seating: It's fairly small inside with limited seating. We avoided the peak lunch hour and ate a little later than usual. It was busy but we were able to get seated.
Parking: Right next to the restaurant.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
This restaurant has been in the same family's hands for years and they do an excellent job serving the best soft serve ice cream on earth.
4 based on 8 reviews
Live this place. Visited Tim Hortons 3 times on this visit. Great chili, potato soup, and frozen hot chocolate.
4.5 based on 78 reviews
Brewfontaine, is an iconic 1950's diner transformed into a bar and restaurant featuring craft beer, sandwiches, wine on tap, & handcrafted cocktails in Downtown Bellefontaine.
Brewfontaine might not be the exact geographical center of Bellefontaine but it could be one of the city's cultural centers. Located two blocks from the being-renovated courthouse, it is one block outside of downtown but its lively atmosphere (even in the middle of a Monday) makes it one of the city's must-visit places.
There's been a lot of word here in Columbus about what is going on an hour north in ski-country Ohio, and from my visit there, it's true.
Brewfontaine is a hip building painted grey with a retro red neon sign beckoning travelers to sample the food, craft beers, craft sodas and cocktails. Sitting at the bar midway between lunch and dinner, everyone was friendly this afternoon and I felt welcomed like a regular at "Cheers."
One of the three partners, Brian, was working behind the bar and when I inquired about food, he said the reuben was really good. Trusting him at his word, that's what I went for. He said that the pickles are house-made with beer, so I couldn't pass that up either.
This being a side trip, still a little early in the day and with over an hour of driving to go, I thought it best to shy away from the craft brews and cocktails. Lucky for me, Brian said that they always carry two soda pop's (maybe he just said "soda") on their brew list. Kindly, he brought out a sampler of each. A cherry soda by Sprecher in Milwaukee and a root beer by the same company.
It's been my experience that it’s difficult to produce a good cherry soda. Sometimes it is too sweet. Other times, it might be flavorless. So, I was wondering with how much care did Brian and his partners select their craft sodas. Fearing that the root beer may overwhelm the cherry flavors, I tasted the cherry soda first. “Nice,” I thought to myself. It had a good amount of cherry flavor but wasn’t overly sweet.
The root beer was good, but I was so overjoyed with a well-made cherry soda, that I had a hard time paying attention to the root beer. So, I selected the cherry soda for a full glass. Which leads me to one of the other really nice things about Brewfontaine.
What is put on the menu is, by default, a management choice. So, the menu says a lot about the type of managers (and owners) that are running a place. Even though I’m sure that the vast majority of customers at Brewfontaine are there for the craft beers or cocktails, I sincerely appreciated how management decided to price its soda.
You can get a soda at Brewfontaine for $1. Or $2. Or $3. I think that’s awesome! A soda for a dollar takes me back to another era. Maybe even the era of Bellefontaine’s founding and golden age. A slower time perhaps but full of nostalgic memories. Anyway, that’s how I felt. There’s probably not many reasons to chug down a lot of soda anyway but I was a little thirsty. So, I went for the $2 option.
At 8 ounces, the $2 cherry soda was just enough to complement my reuben sandwich and pickle. The budget-minded could pick up 5 ounces for a buck and $3 delivers a full 16-ounces. A gallon size (64 oz.) can be made away with for $12.
I was impressed by the Reuben. There’s a lot of ways to screw up a grilled sandwich. It could be overly greasy. It could be burned, the meat could be tough, the cheese could be non-existent. BUT, at Brewfontaine, the sandwich bread was surprisingly light. Not over-grilled, not crunchy and not soft. My compliments to the kitchen for a light touch. Even though it might have been nice to have more meat, the corned beef was a good quality and, after consuming the meal, I felt full so it was enough food. It had a little bit more cheese than I like, and even though others may disagree, more sauerkraut would have been welcome. Overall, a nicely done sandwich worth a repeat visit.
The pickle: now tell me, where’s the last restaurant you went to that made their own pickles? It was big, covering the entire length of the plate. It was sweet & sour and had a flavor that reminded me of the gerkins that my grandmother brought home from the Heinz factory when she worked there in Pittsburgh.
I have to say that I liked the Reuben and atmosphere very much and as I sit here miles away finishing this review, I’m angling to get back to Bellefontaine to see what it’s like during ski season and try Brewfontaine’s Reuben (with pickle) again soon… maybe next time with a craft brew or cocktail.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Stopped in at Native Coffee to warm up and try out the new place (opened Dec 6). Our maple lattes hit the spot and were reasonable at $3.95. They sure beat Starbucks! Native Coffee has a full line of hot and cold drinks plus some food items. You may also purchase metal travel mugs, bags of coffee beans, and Native Coffee T shirts. The young owners and managers apparently are relying on Facebook and other social media for marketing as they do not have a land line phone or a website.
4.5 based on 33 reviews
The owners work very hard to assure food is Gluten Free! I love their Ribs and my husband loves the chicken. We usually have French fried sweet potatoes!! They have a dedicated fryer!!! If you are Celiac, this should work! Good luck!
4 based on 35 reviews
We've made their Sunday buffet almost a weekly occurrence. The selection is limited but the quality is exceptional. The atmosphere could be a little brighter and more cheerful.
4 based on 36 reviews
Our restaurant is on the corner of route 33 and 68 in Bellefontaine. Every week day enjoy our all you can eat soup and salad lunch bar available Monday thru Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday stop in and try our all you can eat breakfast buffet from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We also have banquet facilities available to seat up to fifty in our private dining room. Come home to a taste of the past!
Told this was place to eat. Menu has everything. All looked good. What we had was warm and very good. Will eat here again when in area.We are so glad you listened to the suggestion and stopped in. Thanks for letting us know about your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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