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Restaurants just outside of Cedar Point

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Cedar Point, America's favorite amusement park for more than a decade, offers a number of eateries with the park gates. However, sometimes it's nice to get away from the crowds and the midway for a relaxing meal. Here are a few favorite restaurants within a short drive of Cedar Point.

The Original Margaritaville

Located on Route 6, just outside of Sandusky and Cedar Point, Margaritaville has been a summer favorite for more than 20 years. The Mexican-American eatery has a Key West feel and huge patio with live music on the weekends. There's even a waterfall.

The menu features fajitas, a variety of nacho combinations, enchiladas and tacos, and even American burgers. As you'd expect from the name, Margaritaville specializes in those frozen, tequila concoctions; they offer 13 different varieties. Margaritaville is open for lunch and dinner daily.

Margaritaville
212 Fremont Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870-1522
419 627-8903

TGI Fridays

The Sandusky outlet of this popular chain restaurant is less than a mile from the Cedar Point causeway and offers a fun atmosphere away from the park. Open for lunch and dinner daily, Fridays serves up bar food, burgers, pasta, and chicken dishes as well as seasonal specials. The full bar offers an enticing array of frozen drinks.

TGI Fridays
2003 Cleveland Road
Sandusky, OH 44870-4403
419 626-5200

Tomo Hibachi

Located at Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers, Tomo Hibachi offers entertainment as well as food. The Japanese eatery has a hibachi grill that diners sit around and the menu features chicken, steak, sushi, egg rolls.

Tomo Hibachi
Hotel Breakers
1 Cedar Point Drive
Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH 44871

Damon's Grill

This popular rib restaurant is located on the Lake Erie waterfront, behind Battery Park in Sandusky, between the Cedar Point causeway and the ferry dock. The specialty here is ribs, but that's far from all they serve. Damon's offers a full menu of tasty sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and bar-style appetizers. The view of the marina and Cedar Point beyond is spectacular. They also have a bank of television sets with the latest game(s) playing.

Damon's Grill
701 E. Water Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
419 627-2424

Red Gable Mesquite Grill

Sandusky's Red Gable Mesquite Grill, located on Route 6 about one mile east of the Cedar Point Causeway, is regarded by many as having the best steaks in the area. This elegant, yet unpretentious restaurant also serves a variety of seafood dishes, pork, and pasta dishes...with all of the traditional side dishes. Red Gable Mesquite Grill is also committed to sustainable farming and purchases most of its meat and produce locally. They are open for dinner daily.

Red Gable Mesquite Grill
2350 Cleveland Road
Sandusky, OH 44870
419 626-3354

Zinc Brasserie

This French bistro in the heart of downtown Sandusky is a great place to escape the hoopla of Cedar Point. The menu featured traditional French favorites like Onion Soup gratinee and bouillabaise as well as a trio of Angus beef steaks. The restaurant also emphasizes local ingredients. Zinc Brasserie is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and for dinner on Saturday.

Zinc Brasserie
142 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870-2502
419 502-9462

Bay Harbor Restaurant

Located at the marina just outside of the park gates, the Bay Harbor Restaurant is a relaxing place to enjoy a special dinner, overlooking Lake Erie. The menu specializes in traditional steaks and seafood with all of the fixings. Open for dinner only, it's a great place to savor the Lake Erie sunset.

Bay Harbor Restaurant
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870-5259
419 625-6373

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