FrontEntranceEver just want to get in the car and go where the road takes you? That is just what we did one April afternoon, my mom, my daughter and I. During a visit with my mom, I had planned to do some shopping while in her area. After the shopping was out of the way, we decided to grab some lunch before returning to her home. On a whim (which is how I operate most of the time) we decided to take a “detour” through Powell, Ohio and find a place to eat.

We found a restaurant so wonderful I felt it was worth a mention. In fact, I’ll give it only the best adverbs: great atmosphere, wonderful food, friendly and sincere service and – yes – even cool prices!

What is unique about this restaurant is that practically everything they serve is locally grown from local Ohio farms; hence, the name – Local Roots. The menu is nicely varied with made-from-scratch entrees, sandwiches, a nice selection of appetizers and salads, and even pizzas and calzones. There are gluten-free menu items offered as well.


Check them out! FYI, Powell is located about twenty minutes north of Columbus, Ohio, nestled close to the Scioto River. Powell is the home of the Columbus Zoo.

I had the Rueben with a side of applesauce. Delicious!

A view of the bar.

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This is the map of Ohio which hangs on the wall of the restaurant’s entrance. It shows where the local suppliers are located around the state.

As always, my opinions are completely my own. Please see disclaimer here.