Top 10 restaurants in Sandusky, United States

April 14, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Thrill seekers will have no trouble getting their kicks in Sandusky, home to the world-renowned Cedar Point Amusement Park, boasting 17 roller coasters, plentiful children's attractions and carousels. Outside the park, the city entices travelers with its sandy white Erie shores, stunning coastal trails, mysterious Seneca Caverns and numerous refreshing water parks. The downtown waterfront boasts historic architecture, charming boutiques and unparalleled views over Lake Erie.
Things to do in Sandusky

1. The Brick Oven Bistro

1012 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-4034 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 9 - SGD 26 +1 419-624-1400
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 482 reviews

The Brick Oven Bistro

Reviewed By kmac2400 - Wheeling, Illinois

Visiting the area overnight and wanted something different. I know, pizza is different? Well, we stumbled upon this place (not much to look at from the outside) and but ended up eating here twice - once on our way to vacation and another on our way back home. When you walk in the door, staff makes you immediately welcome. The place is plain but very clean and nice. Staff was very attentive and polite both times - a little rare in today's restaurant business. The pizza - its unique and unlike anything I've ever had before. The ingredients are very fresh, not canned. The house speciality pizzas are unique and we tried the prosciutto and arugula pizza - its unlike anything I've eaten before - just fantastic! The service is fast and the pricing is very fair. I loved this so much, I wish they would move to the Chicago-metro area - there are some local pizza places who could definitely learn a lot from this outstanding restaurant. If you're in Sandusky, you really need to try this place - you will not be disappointed.

2. Sortino's Little Italy Ristorante

1220 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870-4029 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 9 - SGD 33 +1 419-625-3776
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Sortino's Little <a href=Italy Ristorante">

Reviewed By Gonecuttinghair - Ohio

We went with friends for an evening of great food, conversation and atmosphere. This place exceeded our expectations. Authentic Italian cuisine. While waiting for our reservation we went downstairs to their bar where we had a friendly bar tender and awesome drinks. They had a appetizer station set up with some crackers, cheese and some sort of artichoke dish. Upstairs we had excellent service as well. The food was out of this world and can't wait to return.

3. Berardi's Family Kitchen

1019 W Perkins Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870-4663 Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 +1 419-626-4592
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

Berardi's Family Kitchen

Berardi&apos;s Family Kitchen is a family owned restaurant in Sandusky, Ohio that has been serving the locals for over 75 years! We have been voted Best Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert and Best Fries by the Readers Choice Awards and are a local favorite destination for a great meal at an affordable price. "Taste the Homemade Difference".

Reviewed By EAZYTIH - Toronto, Canada

I had read some very good reviews about this place before visiting Sandusky so we decided to give this restaurant a try. The food and friendliness of this place exceeded our expectations. Very good selection of foods, excellent homemade desserts along with a very nice, friendly staff. I was talking to a couple just before going in who have regularly come into this place for the past several years. This is a no frills restaurant with great food and very reasonable prices.

4. Baci Restaurant & Bar

5909 Milan Rd, Comfort Inn Sandusky, Sandusky, OH 44870-5867 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 18 - SGD 66 +1 419-624-9900
Excellent
81%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 319 reviews

Baci Restaurant & Bar

Baci Restaurant & Bar is an Italian fine dining restaurant and nightclub located in the heart Lake Erie Shores & Islands of Sandusky, Ohio. Born & raised in Italy, Carmelo Ruta, Executive Chef, in the kitchen, Baci Restaurant & Bar combines the best of old and new world thinking, to create a wonderful full-flavored and well-rounded menu.

Reviewed By LATARSHAK - United States

I had the Delmonico Steak & my best friend had the crab legs. The lobster bisque was to die for. Service was good & the food was awesome. No complaintsThank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your dinners and the service. We hope you'll visit again soon!

5. Danny Boy's Italian Eatery

6207 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-9000 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 419-621-1000
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 269 reviews

Danny Boy's Italian Eatery

Reviewed By Hoosier_traveler1453 - Lafayette, Indiana

Recommended by the desk clerk at our hotel, our group of 3 agree that this is a great place to eat. Menu offered a wide variety of Italian fare in various price ranges. Pizza, calzones, and various pasta dishes were included. We all chose from the create your own pasta menu. One had a half order spaghetti with marinara. One had angel hair with meat sauce. I ordered a half order of angel hair with shrimp in garlic butter sauce with tomatoes and basil which also came with marinara sauce which I had on the side and also an extra house salad. All agreed the food was wonderful, The full order came with salad included in the price. For 3 dinners the bill was about $49.00 including our non-alcoholic drinks. The half orders were plenty filling for us. The one person who opted for the full order left about half of it due to being full. Did it have dessert, too full!

6. Small City Tap House

202 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870-9779 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Vietnamese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 419-502-0099
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Small City Tap House

Reviewed By HappyDiner776 - Williamsburg, Virginia

We came here with a group of 7 on the recommendation of a friend who raved about the beer selection and pricing. Our group tried several appetizers and a variety of dishes, mostly with an Asian flair. Everything was delicious and the service was top-notch--thank you, Sarah!

7. Chet & Matt's Pizza

1013 E Strub Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-5637 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 419-626-6000
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 501 reviews

Chet & Matt's Pizza

Reviewed By HollyKessler - Marietta

We are always looking for good places to meet up as a family between Toledo and Cleveland. This was a great night out! We all had the buffet - great variety of pizza and wings. They kept bringing out more pizza options. It also included salad bar and a drink. It was fun to see all of the high schools represented on the walls with jerseys.

8. Famous Dave's

1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky, OH 44870-5259 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 419-609-2054
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 426 reviews

Famous Dave's

Reviewed By Patrick R - Fayetteville, North Carolina

This spot is located right out one of the South Gates of Cedar Point (also accessible without going through the park). We love coming here during the day spent at the park. It is far cheaper than any option in the park and just a close walk. We have never had to wait by coming in for a late lunch to take a break from the heat and enjoy a cold beer.

9. Dockside Cafe

611 W Shoreline Dr, Paper District Marina, Sandusky, OH 44870-2415 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 21 +1 419-503-2296
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Dockside Cafe

Located at the City of Sandusky&apos;s Paper District Marina, this seasonal concession stand is located along the shore of the Sandusky Bay (off Lake Erie). Drive, walk, bike or boat in for lunch or dinner. Order at the counter, get your beverage, and your name will be called when your order is ready! Beautiful sunsets... one of the best spots in town to enjoy the view.

Reviewed By Scott B - Houston

While on vacation after a long day at Cedar Point, we stopped by the Dockside Cafe for dinner. The outside cafe is perched on the banks of Lake Erie with incredible views during the sunset.

We ordered the walleye fish tacos. It took awhile for our order to come out and the place was not that busy. However, once the order arrived, it was worth the wait. The fish was delicately fried with an amazing sauce covering the catch with cabbage in between the a flour tortilla. We also ordered some fries which were freshly cut and seasoned just right.

If you are looking for a casual place for a meal with a few drinks by the water, you can not go wrong at the Dockside Cafe.

10. Thirsty Pony

1935 Cleveland Rd, Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park, Sandusky, OH 44870-4308 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 419-626-6761
Excellent
49%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 592 reviews

Thirsty Pony

Reviewed By irishPerrysburg - perrysburg

Enjoyed a sunny day of traveling to Sandusky and dining at a new place. Burgers were $7 and came with choice of potato and coleslaw. Husband had the Philly Burger and gave it a thumbs up. I had the Smothered Chicken Sandwich; onions and mushrooms and cheese served with chips and pasta salad. Also good but I'd get some kind of sauce on the chicken sandwich if I ordered again. Service was attentive and friendly by a young lady doubling as a bartender. The place obviously markets to tourists during season as you can tell by all their drink and souvenier specials but it was clean and bright and enjoyable. Wines were priced right at $5, too.

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