published on December 2021

Plan Your Personal Dining Tour

Dining, Wine and Brew

Crawford County knows good food. That’s why we have over 100 restaurants, breweries, cideries, wineries, diners, sweet shops and more to choose from! If you’re in the spirit for a relaxed meal, then we have just the place for you. Are you and your significant other looking for a nice meal to celebrate? Then Crawford County has some great options no matter your taste. Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth? We have some excellent candy and pastry shops to find the perfect dessert. Whatever you’re craving, chase your next flavor in one of these delicious spots.

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When it comes to fine dining, Crawford County knows how to impress. Photo credit: The Venango Valley Inn

Wine and Dine at These Fine Restaurants

Get your dinner shoes ready! These restaurants are perfect for date night, celebrations or simply for a meal on the fancier side. Check out some of these great places for a fabulous evening.

Silver Shores

A staple on Conneaut Lake’s shores since 1930, this lakeside restaurant features dishes from prime rib to fish sandwiches. Top it off with a cocktail and a lovely view of the lake and it’s a magical way to spend an evening.

The Venango Valley Inn

This historic inn in Venango is home to some of the most delectable dining around. Seafood, pasta and favorites from the grill… The Venango Valley Inn will not disappoint. With beautiful dining rooms decorated with antiques and windows facing their golf course, every meal tastes just as good as the view.

TimberCreek Tap & Table

Located in Meadville, TimberCreek Tap & Table is known for its savory food and for brewing their own handcrafted ales. With a diverse menu and inviting atmosphere, this can be a fancy date night event, a filling, casual lunch spot or you can even rent out the taproom for parties.

The Rambler

Located on one of the oldest golf courses in northwestern Pennsylvania, this restaurant in Cambridge Springs serves up contemporary American cuisine made with local ingredients. From charcuterie board to sea scallops to chocolate lava cake, this place is dressed to impress anyone on date night.

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From wings to burgers to wraps to rice bowls, there’s a lot of delicious flavors to discover. Photo Credit: Kettle Lake Kitchen

Kick Back and Enjoy a Meal at These Casual Favorites

If you’re looking for a more relaxed dining experience, then these restaurants are just the ticket. From sandwiches to wings to classic French fries, these eateries will hit the spot.

Julian’s Bar & Grille

A classic restaurant with an edgy twist and outdoor seating with a downtown view. That’s the perfect way to describe this Meadville grill. With a full bar and tons of sandwiches to choose from, this is the best lunch spot. Their burgers, tacos and sandwiches each have a quirky take that makes them equally unique and delicious.

Venango General Store

Don’t be fooled by the name— this is a funky little restaurant and pub with great food. As a live music venue operating out of a historic general store from the 1800s, this place is a unique and fun addition to the Crawford County dining scene.

Kettle Lake Kitchen

From rice bowls to arepas to sandwiches, lots of yummy meals come out of this kitchen. With crisp veggies, deliciously seasoned proteins and options for both vegans and vegetarians, this food proves healthy food can taste really good.

Hitchy’s Tavern & Grill

This sports bar and grill in Saegertown doesn’t just offer a good meal. They also like to have a good time! Wings, pizza logs, beer, burgers, pierogies and onion rings are all on the menu. Come watch the game, have a cold beer and enjoy quality time with friends at this tavern.

Mannino Italian Garden

Nothing says date night more than Italian cuisine! This Meadville favorite is a delicious restaurant to satisfy your Italian cravings. Spaghetti, parmigiana, piccata, tortellini, ravioli… need we say more? The downtown location makes it the perfect place to stop after a night on the town. Mannino is takeout-only, so pick up your dinner for a tasty night in!

The Crooked Paddle

Only a short distance from the famous Linesville Spillway, this newly remodeled pub is a must when visiting Crawford County. Dine on classic American fare and on the weekends try their delicious homestyle dinners.

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Crawford County is full of sweet treats you and your family will love. Photo Credit: Finney’s Chocolate Shoppe

Try Some Sweet Treats and Tasty Eats

It’s after dinner and you’re craving something sweet. Thankfully Crawford County has some mouthwatering candy and dessert shops to try!

Stefanelli’s Candies

Stefanelli’s has been making handcrafted chocolate since 1929. In celebration of their family’s Italian heritage, they make their candies and chocolates through traditional candy-making methods, giving them a delicious flavor and unique story.

Finney’s Chocolate Shoppe

This locally-owned chocolate shoppe in Cambridge Springs is full of tasty treats! From milk chocolate figures to truffles, there’s so many things to try. You can take some home or take some as a gift to your friends and coworkers.

Casey’s Ice Cream and Candies

This little shop makes delicious confections, ice cream and fudge with locally-supplied dairy products and 39 years of experience. Based in Meadville, it’s open all year round so you can get your ice cream fix at any time!

Warner’s Bakery

The home of the original Smiley Cookie from Eat ‘n’ Park, Warner’s Bakery in Titusville is a hidden treasure of treats! With their mission to make food with the highest quality ingredients for the community, this is a place you’ll want to hit any time of day.

Original Strudel Factory

This fun, family-owned shop in Conneaut Lake is a must for pastry lovers. From cookies to truffles to, of course, strudels, the smell of this shop will hook you before you see the goodies! You can also find them at many festivals and fairs throughout the summer season, or you can stop in their store for a sweet treat (or a savory one). They’d love to see you!

With music, cool vibes and more, we have lots of great spots to grab a drink with friends. Photo Credit: Titusville Iron Works

Come for Good Drinks and Stay for Good Vibes

In Crawford County, we know how to have a good time. With so many great places to grab drinks with friends, we have no doubt you’ll have a good time, too. Check out some local favorites.

Chippers Pub

Chippers is your quintessential Irish pub. Its low-key environment is perfect for a casual drink with friends, but don’t overlook their menu! They have plenty of shareables for your party to sample and entrees if you’re hoping for a full meal. Complete with a jukebox, TVs for catching the game and the relaxed atmosphere, you’ll soon feel like a Chipper’s regular. 

Roff School Tavern

Craft beer and school collide in only one place: Roff School Tavern. This family- and dog-friendly location is also a full-service restaurant and “beir” garden and has served Crawford County for over a decade with special brews made out of their iconic one-room schoolhouse.

Ranz Bar & Grill

On the outskirts of Meadville, this indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant has a lot to offer in any season. From TVs to jukeboxes to darts to pool to firepits to an outdoor dog-friendly patio, there’s so much to do while spending time with your friends. This fun spot also serves classic American food and is open for events.

Titusville Iron Works Tap House

Housed in the historic Iron Works building in Titusville, this industrial tap house is full of good beer and transports you back into the past with its antique decor. Frequently hosting live music, visiting the tap house is a fun-filled way to spend a night.

No matter what you’re craving, there’s a place just for you in Crawford County. Photo Credit: Dan Rensel

Make Crawford County Your Go-to for Any Flavor

Burgers, pasta, confections, drinks, casual dining, fine dining… whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got it all. Bring your family, your significant other or your friends and enjoy a day chasing the great flavors of Crawford County! Try one of these restaurants and more or check out one of our many other good eats here. We’re just scratching the surface of great flavors in Crawford County.