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

April 15, 2018 Russell Mellin

Bluffton, originally known as Shannon, is a village in Allen and Hancock counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 4,125 at the 2010 census. Bluffton is home to Bluffton University, a four-year educational institution affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bluffton is served by the Bluffton general aviation airport. Bluffton participates in the Tree City USA program.
Things to do in Bluffton

1. Luke's Bar and Grill

133 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-1264 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pizza, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 419-358-4486
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Luke's Bar and Grill

Reviewed By chia350 - Clarkston, Michigan

Visited Lukes for dinner tonight. Sat at the bar but they also have outdoor seating in season. Had the grilled chicken. It was very good. The service was great and a few locals were eating there. The beer selection was great. Had some straight from Germany beers on tap and a few regional brews. I visited on a Monday night. I'm guessing on the weekend they have some live music
I will visit this place again.

2. Mustard Seed Cafe

562 N. Main st, Bluffton, OH 45817 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 567-226-1120
Excellent
68%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Mustard Seed Cafe

Reviewed By Tricia B - Cygnet, Ohio

Mustard seed cafe is very small and I would suggest calling ahead to make sure they have room for you literally. The place literally holds about 30 people(about). We found this place as a recommendation from google maps. Upon entrance, waitress asked if we had reservations. Of course not, but I asked if we needed them. She said highly recommended but she would try to get us in shortly. We waited about 15 min for a table. I'm glad we waited, fresh bread served while we waited for our dinners. We both ordered hamburgers and fries and they were excellent! If you have time, make a reservation, don't wing it and get turned away!

3. Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Company

117 S Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-1249 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 419-230-7606
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 25 reviews

Reviewed By Mpedc - Bluffton, Ohio

If you live in Bluffton you know about this, but if not its worth the quick trip off I75 to grab a bag of popcorn. Something for everything, I really like the hot cheddar popcorn (Afterburner) the best, but most people really love the Buckeye.

4. Lulu's

114 E College Ave, Bluffton, OH 45817-1425 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
49%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Lulu's

Reviewed By Shalloh60

This has a great selection of breakfast and lunch items. And they will make whatever you want if it's possible. The wait staff is great. It's fun to eat here. It's clean and bright and you can have a large party eat together. The waffles are the best. Yum

5. Jeanne's Kitchen

112 Vine St, Bluffton, OH 45817-1252 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Mediterranean Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 419-234-8650
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Jeanne's Kitchen

Reviewed By maggiedanurse - San Francisco, California

i was in Bluffton and decided to have a meal here. They had two choices on the menu only, talaria or pork tenderloin. Sides were green beans and fingerling potatoes. Appetizer was a small salad well made and crackers with a fruit compote. Dessert was peach pie with ice cream. I chose the tenderloin and am so happy I did. The place is small but they don't rush you. The bill is not brought to you. You pay when you leave. The chef comes out and mingles with patrons. Most people are regulars because they were very happy to see Michael cooking there. They accommodate special diets but the price of the meal remains the same. Overall it was a nice place excellent service and the food was even better. It was one of those rare places I would return to.

6. Li Co Chinese and Italian Restaurant

415 State Route 103, Bluffton, OH 45817-9620 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 419-358-0099
Excellent
37%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Li Co Chinese and Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By bwatkins1 - Ohio

Very nice addition to the area for dining choice. The remodel from the prior restaurant is very well done and comfortable. You are greeted quickly and warmly, making your visit feel appreciated. Food is very good.

7. The Dough Hook

117 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-1245 Delicatessen Breakfast, Lunch +1 419-369-4264
Excellent
42%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Carole L - Bluffton, Ohio

This combination Bakery and Butcher Shop is worth the trip to Bluffton. Freshly baked sweet rolls, donuts and cinnamon rolls with icing. Fresh deli meats and cheeses, as well as fresh baked bread and dinner rolls that are very good. They also have locally grown/produced meats fresh in the case, and to order.
They even offer crock pot meals! Bring them your crock pot and after placing your order, they will have it ready that evening for pickup- ready to serve to your hungry family!! Wonderful service.

8. The Dairy Freeze

595 S Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-1079 Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 419-369-4050
Excellent
55%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Reviewed By coconut08 - Ohio

The ice cream here is good. I've had their turtle sundae, peach sundae, twist soft serve cone, and aloha cyclone (I'm sure I've had some of their other ice cream creations too, but that is what I remember). I love their chicken tender basket with fries. Their chicken tenders are actually TENDER and moist. The only time I had a hamburger from here I didn't like it. The walking taco is OK. Unfortunately, this place is overpriced compared to other similar ice cream/food places (I am not the only person that thinks so) and I'm pretty sure they raised their prices when they reopened for the season this year. That is really the only drawback. Other than that, the workers seem friendly, the orders are moved along quickly and it is a pretty popular place.

9. China Wok

555 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817-1375 Chinese Lunch, Dinner +1 419-358-1688
Excellent
58%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Janis P - Bluffton, Ohio

This is my mom's favorite restaurant in Bluffton. They have a wonderful lunch buffet during the week and Sunday. It is small, but the food is always fresh and hot. The owners are friendly and helpful. If you go there for dinner I recommend the shrimp egg foo yung. It is excellent.

10. Southgate Lanes

9700 Dixie Hwy, Bluffton, OH 45817-8505 +1 419-358-6966
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Southgate Lanes

Reviewed By Lucas M - Findlay, Ohio

We stopped in at Southgate Lanes on a Friday night with some friends & the place was packed. We had to wait a bit (understandably) on our food order so we decided to bowl. It was a great time, workers were extremely friendly and accommodating. We felt like we had been coming there for years! The wings i had were great and the beer selection was surprising for a smaller place. We will stop by again when we are in the area.

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