Aces Grille, 32650 Lorain Ave., North Ridgeville, 440-327-3333. Family-friendly restaurant offering options from jumbo potato skins to burgers and steaks. A,DS,M,V • $

Agave Burrito Bar & Tequilaria, 19 W. College St., Oberlin, 440-774-7336. Vegan and vegetarian with lots of toppings. Chipotle brownies. Live music. DS,M,V • $

Aroma Ristorante Italiano, 33481 Lake Road, Avon Lake, 440-933-4360. Italian fare including fresh seafood. Extensive wine list. Weekend reservations recommended. A,M,V • $$$-$$$$

Bubba’s-Q World Famous Bar-B-Q & Catering, 820 Center Road, Avon, 440-937-7859. Southern-style barbecue with baby-back and St. Louis-style ribs featuring signature deboned baby-back rib steak. Featuring owner and former Cleveland Brown Al “Bubba” Baker. A,DS,M,V • $$$

Cork’s Wine Bar & Bistro,  209 S. Main St., Amherst, 440-984-7430. Casually upscale restaurant featuring creative American cuisine. A,DS,M,V • $$

Dervish,  35840 Chester Road, Avon, 440-937-0733. Authentic Mediterranean and Turkish cuisines with Halal meats and seafood. A,DS,M,V • $$

Diner 254,  4950 Transportation Drive, Sheffield Village, 440-934-3888. Retro diner serving comfort food and American classics. Breakfast served all day. A,DS,M,V • $$

Diso’s Bistro,  4286 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, 440-282-1195. Sophisticated yet casual atmosphere with a variety of ethnic offerings. A, DS, M, V • $$

Fiesta Jalapenos Mexican Grill,  35051 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, 440-327-1431. Authentic Mexican food and a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Large menu and several vegetarian options. A,V,M,DS • $$

Fratello’s, 32085 Electric Blvd. at Lear Road, Avon Lake, 440-871-3054. Hearty seafood, chicken and pasta entrees. Extensive wine list. Catering and carryout. A,DS,M,V • $$$

Fujiyama Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, 35840 Chester Road, Avon, 440-937-3888. Entrees range from chicken fried rice to filet mignon, plus appetizers, fresh sushi and sashimi. A,DS,M,V • $$$

Harry Buffalo, 3619 Midway Mall, Elyria, 440-324-3116. Featuring a menu of specialty  bison and beef burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and pizza. A,DS,M,V • $

Jackalope Bar & Rotisserie, 301 Lakeside Ave., Lorain, 440-288-2051. Steaks, seafood, chops and pasta. Free dockage for boating diners. Reservations recommended. A,M,V • $$$

Legacy Restaurant and Grill, 750 Jaycox Road, Avon Lake, 440-930-5570. Fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Weekend reservations suggested. A,DS,M,V • $$$

Luchita’s Mexican Restaurant, 1134 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, 440-365-0094. This popular, family-run restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine created with highest-quality ingredients in a lively atmosphere. A,V,M,DS • $$

Moosehead Grille, 7660 Leavitt Road, Amherst, 440-985-7429. Deluxe sandwiches, steaks, seafood, pasta and burgers. A,DS,M,V • $$

Moss’ Prime Rib & Spaghetti House, 525 Broad St., Elyria, 440-322-8611. An Elyria landmark of nearly 50 years. A,DS,M,V • $$

Mr. D’s Restaurant and Pub, 1825 Lorain Blvd., Holiday Inn Elyria, Elyria, 440-233-7465. Steaks, chicken, fish and pork. Privately catered meals. A,DS,M,V • $$

Mulligan’s Pub & Grille, 38244 Colorado Ave., Avon, 440-934-6666. Lighter fare and a pub-style menu featuring burgers, wings and wraps. Known for its service. A,M,V • $$

Nancy’s Main Street Diner, 426 Main St., Grafton, 440-926-2462. Partially housed in a restored and relocated diner car that once was home to Boston’s Big Dig Diner, Nancy’s serves family favorites, comfort food and huge desserts. DS,M,V • $-$$

Nemo Grille, 36976 Detroit Road, Avon, 440-934-0061. American and Continental fare in the historic Alten House in the French Creek District. Martini and wine bar. Reservations recommended. A,DS,M,V • $$$-$$$$

NINE bistro, 665 U.S. Grant St., Greyhawk Golf Club, LaGrange, 440-355-4844. Seasonally updated menu with generous portions. View of 18th green. A,DS,M,V • $$-$$$

Nino’s, 32652 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, 440-353-9580. Italian cuisine, including homemade sausage, huge meatballs and a pound of pasta per entree. M,V • $$

Petey’s Filling Station, 36040 Sugar Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, 440-353-0699. Subs, burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian entrees and pizzas. M,V • $

Quaker Steak & Lube, 4900 Transportation Drive, Sheffield Village, 440-934-9464. Barbecue wings, famous Louisiana Licker sauce and a 15,000-square-foot patio. A,DS,M,V • $

Red Tail Golf Club, 4400 Lear Nagle Road, Avon, 440-937-6018. Fine eclectic and traditional cuisine. Restaurant open to nonmembers. A,M,V • $$$

Rose Café, 1800 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, 440-233-7272. Views of Lake Erie and a menu with  gourmet sandwiches. M,V • $$

Rubin’s Restaurant & Deli, 616 Leona Drive, Elyria, 440-324-3666. 312 Chestnut Commons Drive, Elyria, 440-366-0607. Casual deli known for its sandwiches, including its specialty corned beef. M,V • $$

Smitty’s Place, 368 E. Bridge St., Elyria, 440-323-9708. Dining place known for its burgers and drawing regulars. D,M,V • $

Sorrento’s Ristorante Italiano, 108 Antioch Dr., Elyria, 440-366-6620. Popular eggplant Parmesan, authentic pasta and pizza. Generous portions. A,V,M,DS • $$

Strip Steakhouse, 36840 Detroit Road, Avon, 440-934-9900. Meat-focused menu with a la carte steaks, plus made-for-two sides and creative appetizers. A,DS,M,V • $$$-$$$$

Stubby’s Pub & Grub, 114 Antioch Drive, Elyria, 440-365-STUB; 209 S. Main St., Amherst,  440-984-7432. Featuring the glazed donut burger, sandwiches and entrees. A,M,V • $$

Sugarcreek Restaurant, 115196 Detroit Road, Elyria, 440-934-5059. American food with an Amish twist, with dishes like slow-roasted beef, turkey and pork. A,DS,M,V • $$

Tree House Gallery and Tea Room, 36840 Detroit Road, Avon, 440-934-1636. 1850s century home/antiques shop features unique soups, sandwiches, wraps, quiche and homemade desserts. A,DS,M,V • $$

The Unicorn Restaurant & Pub, 423 N. Main St., Grafton, 440-926-2621. Prime rib, flame-broiled steaks, Lake Erie perch, seafood and Gaelic specialties. A,DS,M,V • $$

Weia Teia, 9 S. Main St., Oberlin, 440-774-8880. Creative Asian-fusion cuisine in a trendy atmosphere. A,DS,M,V • $$-$$$

Winking Lizard Tavern, 32045 Detroit Road, Avon, 440-937-7612. More than 100 kinds of beer, plus pizza, burgers, sandwiches and creative entrees. A,DS,M,V • $$

Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub, 1069 E. Broad St., Elyria, 440-365-9002. Featuring 90 kinds of beer and creative burgers and gourmet pub favorites. A,DS,M,V • $$

Wood and Wine, 38790 Chester Road , Avon, 440-934-9663. Italian wood-fired pizzas, pastas and seafood, plus a wine bar with an American and Italian wine list. A,DS,M,V • $$

Ziggy’s Sports Bar & Grille, 193 Parke Ave., Amherst, 440-985-3663. Entrees, sandwiches and pizza. Official viewing location for the Browns Backers Club. A,DS,MV • $$

A – American Express    DS – Discover Card
M – MasterCard    V – Visa
Average Entree:
$ – Under $8    $$ – $8-$16    $$$ – $17-24    $$$$ – Over $24