Trailhead Adventures

The nearby towns of Logan, Lancaster, and Athens all offer plenty of dining options but also require a fair amount of travel outside of the Hocking Hills to reach. Our goal with the list below was to features 5 dining options located near the popular Old Man’s Cave area of Hocking Hills. Each location below can be reached in just a few minutes so you can refuel and get back to exploring the beauty of Hocking Hills State Park.

Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium

Breakfast & Lunch Options (Free Wifi)

Located around 9 miles northeast of Old Man’s Cave, Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium features a selection of breakfast sandwich options in addition to their delicious coffee menu. Indoor seating is limited, but they also offer patio and picnic table seating outdoors. Other menu items include lunch paninis, soup, hot drinks, and frozen smoothies.

Capt. Ron’s Pirate Pizza

(Dinner – Pizza, Wings, Subs, Salads & Ice Cream)

Located 5 miles northeast of Old Man’s Cave, Capt. Ron’s Pirate Pizza offers a solid menu featuring pizza, wings, subs, salads, a child menu, and ice cream selections. Orders are curbside pickup only as of this writing in early 2021. The entire menu is available online and viewable by clicking the link above.

JimBo’s Burgers and Beer

(Lunch & Dinner)

JimBo’s Burger and Beer are located just under 5 miles west of Old Man’s Cave on Route 56. Their menu consists of the typical American restaurant options including pizza, burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads, and apps. Their full menu can be found on their Facebook page, and the restaurant is open until 9 PM on weekends.

Stevens Country Store and Diner

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options)

Stevens Country Store and Diner offers camp supply and grocery one-stop shopping in addition to their full menu of hot foods and sandwiches. Stevens Country Store and Diner is located just off Route 56 just under 5 miles west of Old Man’s Cave. The store opens early at 7 AM and stays open until 9 PM.

Kindred Spirits – Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls


Hocking Hills Visitors looking for a fine-dining experience near the park should look no further than Kindred Spirits located at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. This casual fine-dining restaurant resides in an old cabin built during the 1840s and only supports seating for up to 45 guests inside. They have additional seating outdoors, but I would call ahead to ensure a reservation.

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