Geauga County offers a wide variety of dining choices when taking the family out for a meal ranging from fast food, to pizza, to diners and taverns. However, there are a few days a year when it is really hard to find a restaurant open, especially on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Bass Lake Tavern & Inn located in Chardon offers casually sophisticated dining. Their menu features steaks, chops, seafood, wild game, and homemade soups and desserts. Looking to extend your stay? Bass Lake Inn is located behind the tavern. Twelve rooms complete the Inn and offer a fireplace, Jacuzzi and kitchenette. Bass Lake Tavern will be open for lunch only Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.
Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen, which also includes a bakery and gift shop, is nestled in the heart of Amish country in Middlefield. Mary Yoder’s is famous for featuring good, old fashioned Amish home cooking. Choose between a tender, slow-cooked roast beef or turkey, real mashed potatoes, a variety of salads, homemade breads and rolls. Make sure you save room for dessert featuring homemade pies, apple dumpling with ice cream, and Amish Wedding Cake. Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch on Christmas Eve but will be closed on Christmas Day.
Punderson Manor Lodge, located inside the natural splendor of Punderson State Park in Newbury, features an elegant yet casual dining experience. The lodge will be open for breakfast and lunch on Christmas Eve and will also offer a special Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet from 4 pm – 8 pm. Punderson’s dining room will also be open on Christmas Day from 12 pm – 5 pm and will feature a special Christmas Dinner Buffet. Looking to stay overnight? Punderson Manor Lodge is a historic English Style Tudor Mansion that offers 31 spacious guests rooms and 26 fully furnished two bedroom cottages. Visit Punderson Manor Lodge website to view full menus along with prices and instructions on how to make your dinner reservation.
Welshfield Inn, located on Main Market Rd. in Burton, was selected as Open Table’s Diners’ Choice Winner in 2010. The Inn is rich with history dating back to the early 1800’s when Jacob Welsh and his daughter moved to the Western Reserve in 1811. It operated as a hotel until 1946 when a family style restaurant was added. The Welshfield Inn offers a wide variety of items for both lunch and dinner ranging from appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, steaks, specialty sides, and a spectacular comfort food section. The Welshfield Inn will be open for lunch only on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.