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Food Road Trips: Historic Spots

These places celebrate the people and ways of living from days gone by. Here’s where to grab a bite when you visit.

The Barn Restaurant • Archbold: Take a walk through Sauder Village and experience what life was like in the Buckeye State from 1803 through the mid-1920s. Then, head over to The Barn Restaurant, which was once a working barn before it was remade into a dining destination known for its bountiful buffet of fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes and more homestyle favorites. 22611 St. Rte. 2, Archbold 43502, 800/590-9755,

Harmar Tavern • Marietta:
Harmar Village sits just across the Muskingum River from downtown Marietta, and it is easy to get to this neighborhood that grew up around the site of Fort Harmar. The Harmar Tavern has been here since 1900 and the walls reflect that history, including photos from the Great Flood of 1913. Order the fried bologna sandwich. It’s what the place is known for. 205 Maple St., Marietta 45750, 740/373-8727,

Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast • Bath: This attraction on the site of Jonathan Hale’s 19th-century homestead in the Cuyahoga Valley celebrates craftspeople and agriculture from spring through summer, but Hale Farm & Village also highlights Ohio’s maple-sugaring heritage each March. Held the middle two weekends of the month, the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast invites visitors to learn how maple syrup is made and taste the results. 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath 44210, 330/666-3711,

Warehouse Steak ’n’ Stein and Lock 27 Pub • Coshocton: During the height of the Ohio & Erie Canal, Roscoe Village was a bustling place, and it’s still popular today with travelers who want a taste of Ohio history. When you go, stop by the beautifully restored Warehouse Steak ’n’ Stein, known for its onion rings, or head below to the Lock 27 Pub to grab a drink. 400 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton 43812, 740/622-4001,

Carillon Brewing Co. • Dayton: Carillon Historical Park highlights Dayton history, and one of its most interesting attractions is its fully operational production brewery. Costumed interpreters make beer just like Ohio’s earliest brewers did, so you can try an 1831 coriander ale or an 1862 sour porter. The food menu draws from dishes enjoyed by Dayton’s English, German and Irish immigrants. 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton 45409, 937/293-2841,