Wintertime is all about comfort food, but you can get out of the house AND enjoy comfort food this January. Head to Hocking Hills for the annual Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise on January 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2020, and sample comfort food at 16 restaurants around the Hills.
Go one weekend, or go every weekend. Tickets are $20, with $5 of every ticket purchase benefiting local food pantries. Each restaurant will be serving a signature savory or sweet comfort food item for which the tickets can be redeemed. Hocking Hills is close enough to Columbus that you can visit on multiple days. Take a whole day to get there early and enjoy breakfast, lunch, AND dinner – there’s plenty to do in between the meals.
Feeling stuffed or guilty about all of the tasty food? Walk it off. Hocking Hills is FULL of amazing trails and hikes that have a different beauty during the winter, such as Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Rock House and Conkle’s Hollow, Cedar Falls and Cantwell Cliffs.
Begin your cruise at the Hocking Hill Regional Welcome Center to pick up your free Comfort Food Cruise souvenir and purchase your ticket books at 13178 State Route 664 S, Logan.
Hocking Hills Comfort Food Tour participating restaurants and dishes
Bush’s Restaurant – Serving Homemade Chili
Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium – Serving Carmel Pecan Cinnamon Roll or Apple Danish
Hocking Hills Diner – Serving Banana Bread French Toast
Home Tavern – Serving Sloppy Joe Slider and Cup of Soup
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls – Serving Mixed Berry Cobbler
M&M Family Diner – Serving Vegetable Soup
Mam’s Rusted Skillet -Serving Cheeseburger Slider & Homemade Chips
Millstone BBQ – Serving Pulled Pork Sliders & Baked Beans
Nelsonville Emporium Kitchen – Serving Homemade Pretzel
Pearl’s – Serving Biscuits & Gravy
Pizza Crossing –Serving 8” Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza
The Boot Grill – Serving Baked Steak Sliders & Loaded Baked Potatoes
The Olde Dutch – Serving Chicken & Noodles or Mashed Potatoes
The Ridge Inn Restaurant – Serving Meatloaf
Treehouse Treats & Treasures – Serving Jr. Ice Cream Cone
Most lodging options in the area require a 2 night stay, but select properties are offering one night stays to take advantage of this fun festival on Saturday nights, January 11, 18, and 25, while available. Check here to see options and availability for one night stays.
New in 2020, you’ll get a Comfort Food Trail Pass card with the purchase of a Food Cruise ticket. Enjoy Hocking Hills’ locally owned eateries year-round on the new Comfort Food Trail. This card will entitle you to the special offers at all the Trail stops throughout 2020 so you can enjoy specials at the featured food stops all year long!