3 Standout Restaurants in Lebanon, Ohio

Taking its name from the Eastern Red cedar trees in the area, which is similar to the Lebanon Cedar, Lebanon is the county seat of Warren County, Ohio. As it is fast becoming a tourist destination, there are a number landmarks and points of interest in the city. For instance, there is The Golden Lamb, a Lebanon inn visited by 12 presidents, and the Lebanon Raceway. On top of those attractions, there are a good number of standout restaurants in Lebanon, Ohio. BBonline has compiled a list of 3 such dining establishments.

Doc's Smoke Shoppe
12 West Mulberry Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
(513) 932-0287

Don't be fooled by its name, as Doc's is not a smoke shop anymore. Today it's one of the restaurants in Lebanon, Ohio that doubles as a bar. In fact, they were awarded "Best Neighborhood Bar" by Cincinnati Magazine in 2007. With chef Michael Schwartz at the helm, they dish up appetizers like Onion Battered Green Beans for $6.50; salads like Chicken Taco Salad for $7; sandwiches like the Lebanon Steak Hoagie for $7; entrées like Cedar Plank Salmon for $17; and pasta dishes like Greek Spaghetti for $12. Aside from daily lunch and weekend dinner specials, they also serve imported beers and wines like Kendall Jackson Chardonay and Meridian Pinot Noir. They feature live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday night.

The Breakfast Club Cafe and Coffee Roastery
102 North Broadway Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
(513) 932-0210

If you'd like to eat the first meal of the day outside your Lebanon bed and breakfast, The Breakfast Club Cafe and Coffee Roastery is the place to visit. With a commitment to provide diners with "high quality, made-to-order meals and fresh roast coffees," they feature an extensive menu of breakfast and lunch fare. This includes both traditional and specialty breakfasts like Corned Beef Hash Breakfast for $7.75 and Bagels Benedict Arnold for $8.25; overstuffed omelets like Portabella and Asiago Omelet for $7.50; cereals and fruit breakfasts like Grande Yogurt Crunch for $5.95; pancakes, waffles and French toast with flavors like cinnamon raisin, banana walnut and Michigan blueberry; burgers and sandwiches like Blue Cheese Bacon Burger for $8.25 and Tuscan Turkey Club for $5.95; salads and soups like Fiesta Lime Chicken Salad for $8.95 and Homemade Chili for $3.75/bowl; and lots of extras. They also sell coffee by the pound, so you can enjoy flavors like Sumatra Mandheling and Guatemalan Genuine Antiqua at home.

Village Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant
22 South Broadway Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
(513) 932-6918‎

With the atmosphere of an old fashioned soda fountain, Village Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant has been one of the restaurants in Lebanon, Ohio that has been around since 1969. Owned by Dave and Phyllis Hartsock since 1980, they feature a menu with starters like Chicken Tenders for $4.95; hot sandwiches like their Signature Grilled Cheese for $3.85; cold sandwiches like the Parlor Special for $5.95; burgers like Bacon & Pimiento Cheese Burger for $4.75; dinner dishes like Chopped Sirloin or Grilled Chicken served with two sides and a roll for $8.25. For dessert, choose from their Hersheys ice cream, frozen yogurt, "Truly Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sodas," milkshakes, banana split or the special Lebanon Sundae (one dip of vanilla ice cream with rich chocolate topping, one dip of chocolate topped with marshmallow and sprinkled with old fashioned salted Spanish peanuts) for $4.25.