Are you indecisive when it comes to choosing what to eat for dinner? Do you have a list of local restaurants you’ve been meaning to try, but instead end up falling back to “the usual” spot, time and time again? Or have you exhausted the local food scene and are itching to try something new?

First introduced last year, the week-long Mid-Ohio Restaurant Week is back and ready to help you discover something new and delicious. Running from Monday February 26th through Saturday March 3rd, patrons can participate in a culinary experience for only $30 per person. Each participating restaurant will offer a special three-course meal option consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert.

Chocolate Bourbon Pie from the House of Wines’ menu during last year’s MOV Rest Week

There are 13 outstanding and locally owned restaurants participating from which to choose. Representing both sides of the river, it’s hard not to choose a new one every night. The following are this year’s participating eateries:

  • Austyn’s Restaurant
  • Boathouse BBQ
  • Chams Lebanese Restaurant
  • DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant
  • The Galley
  • The House of Wines
  • J.P. Henry’s
  • Mango Latin Bistro
  • Marietta Brewing Company
  • River Town Grill
  • Riviera at the Valley Gem
  • Spagna’s
  • Spat’s at the Blennerhassett

Restaurant Week has been a collaboration of local businesses to bring the event to fruition. Buzz Foods, the creator of both Charleston Restaurant Week and MOV Restaurant Week, wanted to host an event that would bring residents out to try something new, but also to possibly rediscover some old favorites.

Our local restaurant owners add to the character of our communities and MOV Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for locals to become foodies in their hometowns.

“The Mid-Ohio Valley has a great selection of locally-owned restaurants and we hope the public will be excited to participate once again,” Dickinson Gould, President of Buzz Foods, said.

This year’s menu is quite appetizing, featuring everything from Beer Battered Baja Fish Tacos and Seafood Lasagna, to Short Rib Mac n’ Cheese and Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Each restaurant thoughtfully prepared a menu that would appeal to their regular customers, but that might pull in new faces as well.

“The Mid-Ohio Valley is home to many great, local restaurants that serve as anchors to our commercial districts. Our local restaurant owners add to the character of our communities and MOV Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for locals to become foodies in their hometowns,” said Cristie Thomas, Executive Director of Marietta Main Street.

A mouth-watering strip steak from The Galley in Marietta

Restaurant Week is an opportunity for our talented local chefs to really showcase what they can do. “The Galley is proud and excited to take part in a week-long event that focuses on the tremendous quality and variety of eateries the MOV can boast,” said Chef Erling Berner of The Galley in Marietta.

“The goal is Restaurant Week is much more than just drumming up business during the winter,” said Dickinson. “Although that’s important and valuable, Restaurant Week gives diners a chance to have great meals at one fixed price and also feel great about supporting local small businesses.”

Teriyaki Salmon at Austyn’s

Phi Chen, Chef at Austyn’s in Marietta, is also looking forward to participating in Restaurant week once again, offering a lovely Teriyaki Salmon dish and a delightful Salted Caramel Cheesecake on his menu.

Although tickets are not necessary, the restaurants are encouraging reservations. Check the Mid-Ohio Valley Restaurant Week Facebook page for updates and make plans to try something new next week.