15 Lakeside Restaurants You’ll Swim For

Looking to chow down in this lovely little lake town? We’ve put together a variety of restaurants for you in the village of Russells Point!

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Lydia Bernardo


Jan 21, 2021

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One hour from Columbus and nestled on one of Ohio’s many lakes, Indian Lake, Russells Point is a popular summer resort destination. If you’re looking for a home to build a life, or just your summer life, knowing the best restaurants and bars is a must!

In no particular order:

Landing Tavern

 Landing Tavern’s Pot Roast sandwich with chips
Image of Landing Tavern’s Pot Roast sandwich. Image courtesy of The Landing Tavern's Facebook.

Address: 235 E Main Street, Russells Point, OH 43348

Landing Tavern's Facebook Page

If you’re craving American eats like fried chicken and burgers, checkout Landing Tavern. They start early with breakfast at 7 AM on weekdays, and end late with music, karaoke and bingo on Fridays! During the week there are specials and deals including wing night, taco night, and gourmet burger night. If you’re brave, you can try frog legs on the first Saturday of the month.

This is a fantastic little place. Comfy, welcoming and local. My husband and I love to come here for food, good drinks and Keno. As a native Cincinnatian as well, their goetta special for breakfast is the best. By far one of the best places at Indian Lake. - Yelp Review

Jac N Do's Pizza

pizza with pepperoni, olives & mushrooms on wood table at Jac N Do's
You’re guaranteed fresh ingredients when eating at Jac N Do’s. Image Courtesy of Jack And Do's Facebook Page.

Address: 302 W Main Street, Russells Point, OH

Jac N Do's Facebook Page

Ordering Website

If it’s pizza night, Jac N Do’s Pizza in Russells Point offers pick up and delivery in addition to a cozy outdoor eating area where you and your family can enjoy pizza pies on warm summer nights. Jac N Do’s includes a waiter service if you choose to dine in. Don’t you worry about going anywhere for dessert, there is ice cream on hand at this delicious pizza restaurant.

Love the pizza!  It's our Friday go to for kicking off the weekend at the lake.  Ice cream is good too, especially when you've been out on the lake. - Yelp Review

Mimi's at the Lake

sandwhich & fries in front of lit Mimi's at the Lake sign
Come relax at the full service bar at Mimi’s. Image Courtesy of Mimi's at the Lake Facebook.

Address: 138 E Main St, Russells Point, OH 43348

Mimi's at the Lake Facebook Page

Mimi’s is an American & Family style restaurant that launched in 2015. Perfect for groups to come and enjoy their indoor and outdoor spaces, they also have a catering service so you can bring Mimi’s home with you. Like any good American restaurant, they have a killer baked potato, but Mimi’s is a step up from the rest. This giant baked potato, topped with cheese, green onions, butter, and sour cream, also includes pulled pork drizzled with sweet BBQ sauce. Is your mouth watering yet?

‍First time at Mimi's. Staff was awesome!  Polite, friendly, and knowledgeable about the food, and the area.  The food was great.  Had the fish and chips and buffalo wings. Will definitely be a regular stop. - Yelp Review

Woody’s Diner

Bloody Mary from Woody's Diner
Come to Woody’s and cool down with a Bloody Mary. Image courtesy of Woody's Diner's Facebook.

Address: 7838 OH-366, Russells Point, OH 43348

Woody's Diner's Facebook Page

Stop by Woody’s and sit on the patio, where you can eat, drink, and watch the game all at the same time! For dinner, try the breaded jumbo shrimp, smoked chicken, or a deluxe create-your-own pizza. Woody’s offers takeout and delivery if you feel like dining in.  If you’re looking for a friendly place to start your day, they serve breakfast until 11am.

‍Great food and our service was excellent. The broasted wings were awesome. Good draft beer selection. Top place to eat at the lake if you can get a table. Love it! - Yelp Review

LaPizzeria Restaurant

A cheese covered pepperoni pizza from LaPizzeria Restaurant
A cheese covered pepperoni pizza. Image courtesy of Kelley K. on Yelp.

Address: 7439 State Rt 366 at Moundwood, Huntsville, OH 43324

LaPizzeria Restaurant's Website

Not too far from Woody’s is LaPizzeria Restaurant. This is a great place to grab a pizza or another Italian favorite on their menu. This place is truly a one stop shop with their appetizers, children meals, and desserts. If you're looking for a great place to get take-out or a restaurant to take the whole family to - this is your place. Check out their Facebook to see all the great reviews.  

Always good food at a great price this is one of those places that has survived because it just really good food can be busy at times but it's always good not just pizza all around nice Italian restaurant....this ones a must try - Yelp Review

Donut Shop and Bakery on the Lake

Bakery on the Lake
A few of the delicious donuts offered. Image courtesy of Donut Shop and Bakery on the Lake, LLC's Facebook.

Address: 104 W Main Street, Russells Point, OH 43348

Donut Shop and Bakery on the Lake's Facebook Page

When vacationing in Russells Point, make sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with the best bakery on the lake! This is a place locals love and is delicious. They have breakfast items like coffee and donuts and premium homemade ice cream for dessert after dinner with the family. You’ll never be disappointed. Stop in the Donut Shop on a Saturday or Sunday to try out one of their sandwiches!

‍It wouldn't be a weekend at the lake without a trip to the donut store. It's actually well worth the wait. If you get up really early, the line is shorter. - Yelp Review

Indian Head Roadhouse

outside seating area at Indian Head Roadhouse
Enjoy your food at the outside seating by the lake. Image courtesy of Michael K. on Yelp.

Address: 509 W Main Street, Russells Point, OH 43348

Indian Head Roadhouse's Website

This quaint restaurant is filled with Indian Lake memorabilia. The patio has an amazing view of Indian Lake, and a fireplace for dining out on cool summer nights. The dock across the street at the State Park makes access by boat simple. Check out Indian Head Roadhouse’s beer list on their facebook page, including several beers brewed in Ohio!

Best place to get food at Indian lake! Must have a Bloody Mary! Sat at the bar one day and the Bloody Mary maker would send us the extra mix! Sitting on the patio watching the boats and sail boats on the lake is one of the most relaxing places to be! - Yelp Review

China Fortune Restaurant

Cashew Chicken with Fried Rice
Cashew Chicken with Fried Rice. Image courtesy of Damon B. on Yelp.

Address: 223 OH-708, Russells Point, OH 43348

China Fortune's Website

China Fortune restaurant is big-portioned, authentic Cantonese and Szechuan food that offers take out and  waiter service if you choose to dine in. Thirty dishes served with fried rice and wonton soup for under $6.00 is a lunch special hard to beat! The menu includes a vegetable section and health food section.

‍Love this place. I love Chinese and have had it from more places than I can count.  The food here is great and is a very welcome addition to the area. Their Singapore chow me I fun is one of my favorites anywhere. - Yelp Review

Cranberry Resort Waterfront Bar & Grill

two wraps with chicken, lettuce, and special sauce
Stop by and try a tasty wrap. Image Courtesy of Cranberry Resort.

Address: 9667 State Rt 368, Huntsville, OH 43324

Cranberry Resort's Website

Wouldn’t it be nice to dock your boat at the restaurant and relax with some live music? Look no further than Cranberry Resort, an important part of summer life in Russells Point. Their menu serves up delectable sandwiches like their signature Cranberry’s Famous Reuben. This exciting joint offers live music several times a week, sometimes twice a day at 3pm and 9pm. Check out Cranberry Resort’s website to learn more about their history.

Great food and great music tonight. Packed house on the deck overlooking Indian Lake! - Yelp Review

Gathering Grounds

hazy morning latte with oat milk with garlic & herb bagel
Stop in and try a hazy morning latte w/ oat milk with garlic & herb bagel for breakfast. Image courtesy of Gathering Grounds' Facebook.

Address: 329 E Main Street, Russells Point, OH 43348

Gathering Grounds' Facebook Page  

Ordering Website

Being out on the lake all day can sure be tiring. That’s why Gathering Grounds is a great place to get your caffeine boost. In addition to their wonderful reviews, they have a large menu. Whether you’re dairy free, keto, or even a dog - they have something delicious on the menu for you! For families, there is a kids menu so the children won’t be left out. Also make sure to check out their seasonal menu to see what others love!

Great coffee selection plus plenty of delicious baked goods, an oatmeal bar, yogurts, sandwiches and more. The service is great and the people are quite friendly. I am incredibly grateful for this place when I need a decent cup '0 joe at Indian Lake. - Yelp Review

Cassano's Pizza King

Cassano's Pizza King
Stop in to try a veggie pizza or one of their famous Cassinis. Image courtesy of Cassano's.

Address: 424 E Main Street, Russells Point, OH 43348

Cassano's Pizza King's Website

Cassano’s has been around since 1953, with their secret hidden in their delicious signature dough. While their original menu was just pizza, they have now expanded and serve pasta, subs, calzones, and much more. They take pride in their signature sandwiches called Cassinis. This is a perfect place to get a pizza for the whole family or an afternoon drink and snack.

If you like thin, crispy, flavorful, made from scratch and easy to eat squares, then this is the place to eat pizza. I love Cassano's. There is no other pizza I've had that tastes like theirs. Family tradition and always takes me back to my childhood.- Yelp Review

Tilton Hilton

Burger, Coleslaw, and fries from Tilton Hilton
Try one of the best burgers on the lake. Image courtesy of Tilton Hilton's Facebook.

Address: 10861 Twp Rd 293, Lakeview, OH 43331

Tilton Hilton's Website

While the address of this restaurant is Lakeview, it is only a boat ride away from Russells Point. If you’re craving some yummy bar food and a drink stop in and see how much food you can get for a very little amount of money! Not only is this place a bargain but it's also a delicious stop’n go place to eat for locals and vacationers. Check the schedule to see when Bike Night or Karaoke Night is.

If you can balance yourself on the floor you won't be disappointed with the food . I recommend the hamburger it's a half pound for under 6 bucks. Friendly people fast service makes an enjoyable experience. Definitely gonna be eating there again! - Yelp Review


delicious wrap and signature cocktail by the pool
Have a delicious wrap and signature cocktail by the pool. Image courtesy of Froggy’s on Yelp.

Address: 11065 County Road 293, Lakeview, OH 43331

Froggy's Website

Froggy’s, not far from the last restaurant we talked about, is a great place to bring the family. With delicious food and signature cocktails, you will definitely not leave feeling hungry. In addition to being right on the lake, Froggy’s also has a pool with a swim up bar. People love this place so much you can stay at one of their campsites or fully furnished rentals. Check out their upcoming events when planning your trip to Indian Lake!

I love little places like this. Locals hangin out talking and having fun. Pizza was pretty good. Service was great. Love it here! Oink oink! - Yelp Review

Bailey's Landing Ice Cream

Inside of Bailey’s. Pink and white decorations hanging from ceiling. two display cases of ice cream
Inside of Bailey’s. Check out the two cases of ice cream flavors and toppings in the back. Image courtesy of Bailey’s Landing Ice Cream on Yelp.

Address: 110 N Main Street, Lakeview, OH 43331

Bailey's Landing Ice Cream's Facebook Page

Indeed Bailey’s Landing is another dessert place. But since you'll most likely be on vacation - there is no shame in indulging. This place is clean and will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out their awesome specials to see what day you should stop by. Stop in to cool down and treat yourself.

We usually don't make it over to Lakeview (spend most of our time near the islands), but we're glad we made the drive around the lake this time. The store is clean and well-maintained, and the couple who runs it were very friendly. The ice cream itself was tasty. This would be a great place to take the kids. - Yelp Review

Padrone's Pizza

thin crust pepperoni pizza from Padrone's Pizza
A thin crust pizza for $9. Image courtesy of Padrone's Pizza's Facebook.

Address: 250 E Lake Street, Lakeview, OH 43331

Padrone's Pizza's Website

Padrone's Pizza is another great place near the lake to grab a pizza to go. What separates this shop from the other pizzerias is their sweet tomato sauce. If you like a thin crust pizza with a sweet sauce, you'll become a regular at this place. So come order a pizza and sit by the lake while you eat.

I love their pizza. Some people do not like pizza with a sweeter sauce, but i personally love it. Nice long slices also. I always enjoyed coming here since I was a kid, before it was Padrone's. - Yelp Review

Hopefully one of these restaurants sparked your tastebuds. Even though the McDonald’s and Subway in Russells Point has great reviews, we really wanted to give you some of the local’s favorite places. Check them out and comment below sharing what you thought.

The village of Russells Point is sure to satisfy all your classic cravings. HER, REALTORS® is happy to help you find your summer getaway in this buzzing lake town. Take a break from the search to eat, drink, enjoy live music, and look forward to all the summers to come!


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