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Buckeye Express Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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810 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-9227
+1 419-886-2900
11:00 - 20:00
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my fiancé and two kids. They loved it, I thought the food was decent. The diner is cute but definitely not the cleanest. Would recomend though because they raved about the food.

Thank Julie C
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must try! Not only do you get to sit on a train to eat your meal, the portions are what you pay for and their decore is all Ohio State what's better than that!?

Thank Christina L
Millersburg Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So average. We decided to try it out because our 3 year old son loooves trains. It was ok but seemed a little dirty so I was a bit grossed out. They didn't ask how we like our burgers done which is always telling. The food was fine but nothing amazing. Honestly, I don't really know why you'd go there... More 

Thank Glenda Y
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place, we have celebrated many birthday and other occasions here. The kids love the train, and you can pay a quarter and let the kids blow the steam whistle. The food is all excellent,except wish they has diet coke that was not also caffeine free. They do not have an air conditioner so extremely hot weather can... More 

Thank Amanda B
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best burger I have had in ages! Fries are from fresh cut potatoes, onion rings are crisp and not greasy. Food was great. Very large portions, could have split our meal. Man who waited on us at the counter was quick to bring our food and came back twice to check on us. Very friendly. He was proud of the... More 

Thank Barbara B
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Have only eaten their one time and the food was very average. The restaurant is in an old train car. The area we were sitting in had poor air conditioning and the car smelled odd.

Thank plw63
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Cool place to eat. Friendly people and the food was great. Get the bacon horseradish Burger it's fantastic.

Thank James A
Medina, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We finally stopped by after I have read about it on several sites. It was worth the stop. We were not disappointed. The vegetable soup was homemade and the chicken salad was delicious. The fries are fresh cut. The train cars are real and there is a small train for children to play on outside. You order at the counter... More 

Thank shortvacations123
Westerville, Ohio
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Diner food at a cute place! Huge portions. Sweet potato fries with dipping sauce to die for. We will go back again.

Thank naturalnancy
Galloway, Ohio
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Loved dining in the train cars. It was a cool place to visit on a cold Sunday afternoon for lunch. Great burgers and fries. Nice size burger and large portion of fries. Would have rather seen more antique train related items than Buckeye sports stuff all over the walls. It's was still worth the road trip to go check it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-9227
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bellville
  • Phone Number: +1 419-886-2900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?