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Buckeye Express Diner

810 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-9227
+1 419-886-2900
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (52 reviews)
“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
“burger” (60 reviews)
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
American, Diner
810 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-9227
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this restaurant because you get to eat in a train car and see all the cool statues and scenery. I liked the fries, but that's about it. My wife and I got the Woody burger, and I would not recommend it because of...More

Thank James282988
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First if you goggle directions, it will not give you 97W. If you are coming from 71 S, get off at the 165 exit, turn left, go past Speedway and turn left. Diner is up on the hill. WELL WORTH YOUR TRIP. Our burgers were...More

Thank diner307
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Perched up on a hill is an old train car and caboose, this is where you can sit back and enjoy some pretty good sandwiches. The old train cars have been converted into a small restaurant. Highly decorated in Ohio State Buckeye memorabilia. All kinds...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It’s the Choo-Choo diner with the Cowboys & Indians atop of the hill off I-71 at Exit 165. The casual seating is inside old train cars with tons of Ohio State Buckeye memorabilia. Once you place your order at the front counter, you can walk...More

1  Thank GWW923
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We pulled off 71 for a quick lunch and spotted the train up the hill so we drove up. It was a really cool place with the tables set up in the train. The service was above average and the food was delicious! The hand...More

1  Thank nicolelaponza
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat although kind of expensive. Restaurant is actually an old train car which makes the atmosphere interesting

1  Thank Phleb13
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Food was good! I enjoyed the woody burger. Our kids loved eating on the train and the buckeye decor was nice too! Convenient place to eat close to our hotel.

1  Thank EMG1008
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I was pretty disappointed with how the food tastes considering the amount I spent on it which is unfortunate since the restaurant is inside a few train cars and that's really neat! The service was also nice, our cashier was very friendly and the gentleman...More

Thank Mr. V
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Food is fine if you want a big greasy burger and fries. Few healthy options. Grilled chicken sandwich was average. BLT was on Texas toast which is just too buttery for our taste. The homemade fries would be ok if they weren’t so soggy. Only...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 20 November 2017

My grandsons loved eating in a railroad car! And the burgers, salads, and fries were very good! The folks were friendly and the server very nice.

1  Thank Sally S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813-9227
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bellville
  • Phone Number: +1 419-886-2900
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