22 Favorite Midwest Downhome Restaurants
Reader Pick Root Beer Stand, Cincinnati The family brews its own root beer each season (513/769-4349; therootbeerstand.com).
Editor Pick New Sandusky Fish Co., Sandusky It's easy to see how this business works: There's a counter to order carryout, one to buy fresh fish, and one for pickup. There's only one bench, so you don't linger. But you can eat your fish in the park next door while taking in Lake Erie views. High marks go to the battered, fried lake perch piled on a bun (419/621-8263).