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18 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 45764-9588
+1 740-753-5741
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard that students from the local culinary school staff the kitchen, and saw great reviews so we expected great things. The menu offerings were plainer, and cheaper, than expected. I enjoyed the salmon dish. The other dishes were not memorable. The server did not show a strong knowledge of the menu, and was not as attentive as one... More 

Thank Maineville
Akron, Ohio
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459 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there many years ago when this place opened up and I found it to be some what expensive by appalachian standards. Over the modest level of financial means that accompanies and characterizes many residents throughout their daily lives here. Yes, I do agree that this restaurant is a worth while training center for culinary arts students enrolled in... More 

Thank GiudoLocattelli
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Who knew? The Rhapsody is on the square in Nelsonville, a small southern ohio town that was missed by any new development in the past (which went to the nearby Athens), and since the 33 bypass it was headed for obscurity. Nelsonville does have a small college, and with the students in culinary courses running the restaurant, they produce excellent... More 

Thank John W
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Rhapsody is a hidden gem of a restaurant run by the Hocking College Culinary Arts program. The dinners are wonderfully prepared and the atmosphere is romantically charming.

Thank Bernard R
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

great food excellent service. As I understand it - - it is run by the college in town for students in the hospitality industry...

Thank foundationqtrpony
Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A hidden gem in Nelsonville. Charming atmosphere and excellent menu. Pub menu Wed and Thu, Fine casual dinning Fri and Sat and Brunch on Sun. Far more than expected. Well worth the trip from Columbus especially if you are going to be in the area. Went for Sunday brunch but planning on going back to try the other menus. Hardest... More 

Thank rjsimon
Aurora, Ohio
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

So unexpected in this area... hip, trendy and interesting. Actually the whole town has a very good vibe... make the trip.

Thank jeff g
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Whenever we travel to Nelsonville to visit our son, we try to get reservations at Rhapsody. This restaurant is superb in every respect. Often they feature live music to make the evening even more special. The seasonal drink specials are a treat. On our last visit, our son's fiancé ordered a mead cocktail, which isn't available at most restaurants. Our... More 

Thank Pastiche
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

What a great surprise! This restaurant had excellent service and the food was delicious. Associated with a culinary school, it is a must visit!

Thank Erin B
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Rhapsody uses locally sourced organic fresh ingredients to create creative Appalachian cuisine. It is managed by hospitality restaurant management students from Hocking College. I have never been disappointed by a meal or the service. Good wine selection and a variety of beers and cocktails. There is usually live music that makes for a romantic and special atmosphere.

Thank MEGCbus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 45764-9588
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Nelsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 740-753-5741

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?