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

April 14, 2018 Franklyn Hardiman

Grafton is a village in Lorain County, Ohio, United States, along the East Branch of the Black River. The population was 6,636 at the 2010 census. The Lorain Correctional Institution and several other prisons are located in and near Grafton.
Things to do in Grafton

1. Unicorn Restaurant

423 Main St, Grafton, OH 44044-1257 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television American, Irish, Bar, Pub Dinner, Lunch +1 440-926-2621
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Reviewed By Lynne C - Portland, Oregon

We hadn't been to the Unicorn for several years, but decided to meet friends there for dinner while on a recent trip to Cleveland. What a disappointment! I remember really good filets and prime rib from earlier days, but the filet I received on our lmost recent visit was not good. The texture of the filet was unusual and it had an unpleasant aftertaste. It was as if the meat had been defrosted several days before and allowed to sit in the refrigerator and absorb tastes from other food. My husband and one of our friends ordered the rib special, which they said was okay, but both raved about the red-skinned potatoes.
The service was excellent, but it just couldn't make up for the mediocre food. The restaurant is very rundown and needs a major renovation. We won't go back.

2. Dairy Queen

35040 Royalton Rd, Grafton, OH 44044-9539 +1 440-748-2128
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
50%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Elleigh1218 - Grafton, Ohio

Small town ice cream spot. Love the variety and husband loves the vanilla! Clean with friendly staff...

3. The Jailhouse Taverne

15478 Avon Belden Rd, Grafton, OH 44044-9009 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 440-926-0999
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

The Jailhouse Taverne

Reviewed By Kabbw - Amherst, Ohio

Great food. They do a burger of the month that's usually very interesting .. and different. We ate on the deck and it was nice. (although they wouldn't open the umbrellas for shade, as they'd had a problem with people swinging on them the previous night!) Large portion and, as my son said "ridiculous fries!"

4. Nancy's Main Street Diner

426 Main St, Grafton, OH 44044-1206 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 440-926-2462
Excellent
59%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Nancy's Main Street Diner

Reviewed By niceocean - cold zone

Nice and clean was our first impression. Went for breakfast and the food was not just your typical food for breakfast. Pancakes were as big as basketballs. Home made rye bread for toast was excellent. The service was very friendly and efficient. Cant wait to go back

5. Lu's pizza

935 Main St, Grafton, OH 44044-1447 Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian, American Lunch, Dinner +1 440-926-2171
Excellent
59%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Lu's pizza

Reviewed By Gavin B - Lagrange, Ohio

I hate some places and their pre-made crusts....Lu's is quite the opposite. First time I tried it tonight, and was blown out of the water.

Honestly, the pizza looks like a masterpiece. I ordered 1/2 pepperoni, 1/2 sausage. The sausage is ground up, and sprinkled all over the thing - it has an excellent flavor. The crust - yes, it has a nice crunch to the outside, and soft inside - you really have to experience it. The sauce I can only describe as - my polish aunt's. It has "that smell and flavor" that really brought back memories of my aunt's kitchen. It was weird!

I liked Marco's, and even Little Caesar's, but now I found THE place to get my pizza from now on. Really - give it a try! You honestly won't be disappointed.

6. Grafton Scoop

486 Main St, Grafton, OH 44044-1244 Seating Lunch, Dinner +1 440-926-3069
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Reviewed By Grafton_Doug - Grafton, Ohio

This place takes you on a trip back in time to much simpler days! Great selection of ice cream and other novelties. Their hot dogs are AMAZING, I highly recommend getting a Chicago Dog!!

7. Marco's Pizza

537 Main St, Grafton, OH 44044-1317 Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 440-926-0600
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By TDubbyaOh - Wellington, Ohio

I recently tried Marco's Pizza for the 1st time, and am now a big fan. I know everyone's tastes and preferences are different, especially regarding foods, but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and taste of this Pizza, as well as the kindness of the staff who served me. Gr8 value for the money!! (It seems they always have some sort of special going on, and they are especially kind to Veterans, I learned; Free Lrg Pizza on Veteran's Day)

8. Mezcal

Route 57, Grafton, OH Mexican
Excellent
40%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Route 57

Reviewed By Spaztik - Lagrange, OH

I got the special which was chicken and shrimp with veggies and guacamole salad...tortilla wraps on the side. My friend got burritos. Both very good with the right amount of spice. Great portion sizes too. The restaurant looked a bit cluttered with to go boxes and some junk lying around but the food and service was good! Its worth a try!

9. Subway

514 Main St, Grafton, OH 44044-1318 +1 440-926-1445
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By bravefilius - fishkill, ny

My family went there for lunch and we ordered several sandwiches. The lady behind the counter was friendly and efficient. My sister and I loved the meatball subs and my nephews enjoyed their Italian combo and ham and cheese footlongs. Of course it would have been better if they had the $5 footlongs but that deal was over so I spent $31 on 4 sandwiches and 4 sodas.

10. Mezcal Mexican Restaurant

493 Main St, Grafton, OH 44044-1243 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 440-926-3565
Excellent
18%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
18%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By dtoke - Grafton, Ohio

It took forever to be served. We never got the drinks refilled, sour cream or queso dip we asked for. It took ten minutes to get the bill. Food was average. I have eaten here before and service was good...food is always average to good.

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