Things to Do in Fall

Fall in love with Shores & Islands Ohio all over again in the autumn, when the summer vacation crowd goes home but the attractions and events keep going. Milder weather allows visitors to continue to enjoy the outdoors, witness fall bird migration, and enjoy the beauty of changing colors. Visit an orchard to pick a peck of apples or sample other fresh-from-the-farm produce at a farmer’s market. Take a tour of a local winery at the peak of harvest season and taste craft beverages at a brewery or distillery with the Shores & Islands Cheers Trail. Just a short trip from both Toledo and Cleveland, Shores & Islands Ohio is the premier vacation destination.

Fall Events & Festivals in Ohio

Embrace the vibrant colors of the leaves this Autumn with these fun Fall events and festivals happening all along Lake Erie at Shores & Islands Ohio. 

Fall Dining Options

Immerse yourself in the season with rustic pub food, hearty plates of local Lake Erie catch, and top it off with a drink from one of the regions famous wineries or breweries. Come taste why Shores & Islands Ohio is a premier vacation destination.

1812 Food and Spirits

Fine dining but casual dress, steaks, ribs, chops, seafood, pastas, fresh Lake Erie fish, and homemade desserts. Banquet and catering available. Open…

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Foodies rejoice! Enjoy southern-inspired, breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Start your day the delicious way with southern-style biscuit beignets, gourmet…

B-Lux Grill & Bar

B-Lux Grill and Bar: deliciously unique burgers and shakes handcrafted from scratch. Invite your family and friends to try a signature burger or indulge in…

Bay Bell Restaurant

The Bay Bell Restaurant is your all-day dining delight, offering fresh seafood, succulent steaks, and Lake Erie's renowned perch and walleye. From breakfast…

Bay Harbor Waterfront Dining

Waterfront dining in a casually-elegant setting at the Cedar Point Marina. Bay Harbor features the area's freshest seafood along with delicious pasta and…

Big Man's Burrito Stand

Big Man's Burrito Stand features burritos, tacos, and nachos with fresh ingredients and homemade salsa. Outdoor seating, kid-friendly, bar/lounge, and…

Locations with Thanksgiving Meals


Gideon Owen Thanksgiving Brunch

3845 E. Wine Cellar Rd. (off SR 53)
11 am-3 pm
Adult (13 yrs. and older): $50 ++, Child (12 yrs. and under): $25 ++, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations only.


1812 Food and Spirits Thanksgiving Buffet

2590 E. Sand Rd.,
11:30 am-3:30 pm
Adult (13 yrs. and older): $48, Child (6-12 yrs.): $22, (under 5 yrs.): Free. Reservations recommended.



American Legion

3615 Hayes Ave.,
Buffet served 11 am-2 pm, Adult: $15, Child (10 yrs. and under): $8. Reservations suggested.


Kalahari Resort

7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250),
Nov 23, 1-5 pm in Kilimanjaro Room
Adult: $59.99 (13 yrs. and over), Child (4-12 yrs.): $22.99, 3 & under: free. Reservations strongly encouraged.


Bob Evans

4321 Milan Rd. (US 250), 419.626.3355
8 am-7 pm
Take out: Premium Farmhouse Feast (packed cold), $154.99 (serves up to 10 people), available Nov 1-23. Holiday Family Meal, $109.99 (serves 6-8), $79.99 (serves 4)
In restaurant: Hot Holiday Celebration Platter, $13.99


Cracker Barrel

4216 Milan Rd. (US 250),
7 am-9 pm
Serving Thanksgiving dinners beginning at 11 am.
Cracker Barrel is offering to-go meal options plus a-la-carte options. The Heat N’ Serve Family Dinner package serves 4-6 for $99.99. The Heat N’ Serve Feast serves 8-10 for $149.99. Heat-and-serve family dinners available Nov 18-25; 24-hr notice is required for orders.

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Dianna’s Deli and Restaurant

3002 Milan Rd. (US 250),
Open 24 hrs.

Golden Corral

5309 Milan Rd. (US 250),
Open Thanksgiving 11 am-8 pm.
Pre-order starts 11/1. Whole Roasted Turkey Meal serves 6-8 for $109.99.

OH Taco

223 W. Water St.
11 am-11 pm


Sweet Potato Catering

1302 W. Monroe St,
Place Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go orders by Nov 17
Pick-up on Nov 22 between 1-3 pm.
Herb roasted turkey with many traditional side dishes and desserts available. Delivery available.



Martino’s International Cafe

4415 Liberty Ave. (US 6),
Thanksgiving Buffet 11-4 pm., Adult: $19.95, Child: (10 yrs. and under): $11.99. Reservations recommended.
In addition to buffet, order breakfast or lunch off the menu from 8-11 am or make reservations to pick up your Thanksgiving Dinner through the convenient pick-up window.

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