Where to eat American food in Ontario: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 6, 2019 Sachiko Swiger

Discover Restaurants offering the best American food in Ontario, Ohio, United States. Ontario is a city in Richland County in the U.S. state of Ohio. It was founded in 1834 on the western edge of the Allegheny Plateau, just west of the city of Mansfield. After being incorporated in 1958, Ontario became a heavy manufacturing center because of the Erie Railroad line, and its proximity to Mansfield. However, its status in that regard began to decline in the late 20th century, when much of the Erie Railroad that once ran through the city was abandoned; and shifts in the manufacturing industry led to the relocation or repositioning of many factories. The city's industry has since diversified into the service economy, including education, finance and healthcare. The city is also a major regional retail hub serving the entire North-Central Ohio area, with a shopping population of over 150,000.
Things to do in Ontario

10. Arby's

689 N Lexington Springmill Rd, Ontario, OH 44906 American Lunch, Dinner +1 419-529-4561 https://locations.arbys.com/us/oh/ontario/689-n-lexington-springmill-rd.html
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5 based on 10 reviews

Arby's is a leading global quick-service restaurant company operating and franchising over 3,400 restaurants worldwide. Arby's was the first nationally franchised, coast-to-coast sandwich chain and has been serving fresh, craveable meals since it opened i

Reviewed By LakeMilligan

My wife and I eat here about once a month or so. Always good food. Can almost always find a coupon as well, which makes the wife happy. Not had an issue with order being messed up here, which we get from time to time with other fast food places.

9. Roosters

2140 W 4th St, Mansfield, OH 44906-1200 American, Bar Dinner, Lunch Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 419-709-8537 http://www.roosterswings.com
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3 based on 43 reviews

Roosters

Reviewed By splpizzaguy

Roosters has great wings, employees and people. It did take us around 35 minutes to get our food after ordering. Not very busy for such a long wait.

8. Golden Corral

575 N Lexington Springmill Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906-1222 American Lunch, Dinner Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout +1 855-697-4569 http://www.gclisten.com
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4 based on 22 reviews

Golden Corral

Reviewed By Paul S

I agree with a Transplanted Buckeye that this is one of the good franchises in this chain where we have expereinced some of our best and worst dining experieiences. Stopped here because we were hungry after an unplanned, urgent weekend trip. It is a few blocks south of hwy 30 at the intersection of hwy 309. Plenty of parking and seating. The cashier line, the floors, the tables, an rest rooms were all clean, which I appreciate. Have been to some olaces where there was as much food on the floor as on the lines. Here empty pans on theline were kept refilled as were our drinks. Silverware is giiven out at the cashier in a paper packet so you don't have to reach into canisters of silverware that lots of other people have put their grubby paws in. Other GC franchises should consider adopting this policy as well. My wife is gluten free so usually winds up eatring salads and tells me to spend more time on that side of the restaurant instead of the dessert line. I am happy to report that the salad and fixing line here was the best of any Golden Corral we have been to with salad shrimp. sea food salad, etc. (I still saved room for desserts). Servers (and other customers) were all polite which was a big plus. Encountered a grill cook in the restroom and can report he washed his hands-twice- before returning to his station.

7. Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

979 N Lexington Springmill Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906-1118 American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 419-747-9777 http://cheddars.com/store-menu/?store_id=100
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4 based on 128 reviews

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Reviewed By skipandlulu

Our first visit to Cheddar's was on a road trip to southern Ohio. It was a real treat. Skip is a burger guy and Lulu loves steak and both meals were excellent plus courteous service. Here is the BUT... our experience on April 28, 2019 at this location was very disappointing. It took forever for our waitress to take our order and another long wait for the food. We had to ask for refills on the drinks and for the check. We will think twice before returning.

6. Red Lobster

2322 West 4th Street, Mansfield, OH 44906 American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 419-747-4700 https://www.redlobster.com/locations/list/oh/mansfield/2322-west-4th-street
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4 based on 51 reviews

Red Lobster

Red Lobster is known as the foremost expert in fresh seafood. Our commitment to serving quality seafood starts long before you sit down at our restaurant. Fresh Fish, Live Lobster.

Reviewed By Daniel B

We were going out to celebrate granddaughter's special night. We were at Red Lobster. It happened to be lobsterfest. It was good.

5. Doc's Deli

424 Glessner Ave, Mansfield, OH 44903-2136 American, Soups, Healthy Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 419-775-7775 http://www.docsdelimansfield.com
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4 based on 88 reviews

Doc's Deli

At Doc's, you can let your imagination run wild! Choose from over 100 fresh ingredients to design your own sandwich or salad. If you like your creation, you can give it a name and we can save your recipe. Then, every time you come back to visit, you can o

Reviewed By Eldros27

We were one of two tables being used on a Saturday on the way to the reformatory tour. It is only about 10 minutes away. I highly recommend this shop for the small town personal feel, excellent food, and great combo recommendations. There is plenty of parking around the place as it is off the main strip, so easy for big trucks to park near.Thank you for the review! So glad your trip to Mansfield was a pleasant one, and we hope to see you again at Doc's!

4. Outback Steakhouse

820 N Lexington Springmill Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906-1117 American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Table Service +1 419-747-5646 https://www.outback.com/locations/oh/mansfield
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3 based on 79 reviews

Outback Steakhouse

Reviewed By T3335TSjeffh

My wife & I visited the Lexington/Springmill location on a Monday night. We usually come during race season for Bloomin' Monday, but NASCAR never races on Mother's Day so no free Bloomin' Onions on this Monday! Regardless, we had a wonderful dining experience. Even though Toowoomba shrimp topped Salmon was no longer on the menu, our server, Marissa (who was WONDERFUL) got it ordered for me. We also had a Bloomin' onion and my wife had the Alice Springs Chicken (one of our favorites). It was an excellent dining experience. We were attended to within seconds of being seated and the Manager even mingled around the restaurant greeting guests and asking how everyone was doing. We are "regular" customers at this location (6 + visits per year) but this one was especially nice! Keep up the "good work" Outback!

3. Uncle John's Place

18 S Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902-2931 American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 419-526-9197 http://unclejohnsplacemansfield.justcafes.website
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4 based on 148 reviews

Uncle John's Place

Reviewed By 862kennethk

Uncle John treated me like his favorite nephew. Family dining at its best. On the way in I looked over the plates already served making it very hard to choose. Everything looked great, and tasted even better. I will return to this gem in downtown Mansfield. Next time I’m trying the pork chops.

2. Warrior Pizza and Ice Cream

3393 Park Ave W, Ontario, OH 44906-1046 Pizza, American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Drive Thru +1 419-529-8922 http://www.warriordriveinandpizza.com
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4 based on 33 reviews

Warrior Pizza and Ice Cream

For some of the best pizza in the world, literally, your only option is Warrior Pizza and Ice Cream.

Reviewed By FromSea2ShiningC

We like their pizza and turtle sundaes. They have a drive thru which is nice, but can get very busy on the weekends. The staff is friendly, and even gave our dog a bone/treat. They have inside dining and I believe tables outside to sit on. Lots of choices of food, so you shouldn't be disappointed.Thanks for being a friend, Charity! We really appreciate your nice review, and it was a pleasure having you and your dog here. We hope to see you for more pizza and ice cream soon!Warmest regards,From the Warrior Family

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1. Texas Roadhouse

515 N Lexington Springmill Rd, Ontario, OH 44906-1222 American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout +1 419-529-7427 http://www.texasroadhouse.com
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4 based on 81 reviews

Texas Roadhouse

Legendary Food, Legendary Service

Reviewed By wolverinechef

The service was fast and professional; the food was perfectly prepared and served; the price was reasonable. Starting with a Caesar Salad - it was cold and crisp with a light but completely covered dressing. The rolls could have been baked a little longer. The baked potatoes were not overcooked even though we were late diners. Our steaks were both cooked perfectly, well seasoned, tender and delicious. The beer was cold, too!

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