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14945 Hallauer Rd. Oberlin, OH 44074

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There are many area attractions located near Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast in Oberlin, in Lorain County, in Northeast Ohio.

Within in a 20 mile radius you will find attractions for nature lovers, history buffs, sports enthusiasts, and antique explorers. Not to mention the wine and beer aficionado’s, the thrill seekers, the boating and fishing fans, and the music and theater devotees. And we are uniquely positioned near the Lake Erie beaches and Islands, downtown Cleveland, Cedar Point and Oberlin College. To set up an itinerary, just visit the links in the categories below. Or just give us a call and we will help with your planning.



Parks & Recreation

Theater & Entertainment

Wineries & Brewieries

Golf Courses

Antique & Flea Market

Lorain County Calendar of Events

Daily Events at Oberlin College

Fishing, Boating & Ferries


Museums & History


Finer Dining in Oberlin

Black River Cafe – American Cuisine
15 South Main St.
Creative American Cuisine made with fresh, locally grown, organic ingredients. Price about $15-$20.00 per entree. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Good wine at reasonable price. Can only accommodate up to 30 people so reservations recommended.

The Mandarin – Chinese and Japanese Cuisine
82 South Main St.
Traditional Asian foods available with an extensive selection of Sushi. Price about $10-$15.00 per entree. Open for lunch and dinner and has a quick and popular carry-out service. Selection of Chinese and American beer available. Larger restaurant that can seat approximately 60 guests.

1833 Restaurant – Creative American Cuisine
7 North Main St.
Seasonally inspired menus showcasing locally sourced ingredients and regional artisan products. Open concept layout offering unique beverage selections. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to hotel guests and the public. Pricing from $10.00 – $20.00. Private dining room for parties of nine to twenty.

Red Chinese Bistro – Traditional Chinese Cuisine
27 West College St.
A Chinese Bistro that offers noodle bowls, traditional favorites, authentic flavors, and numerous vegetarian dishes. A full bar is available with seating for about 50 – 60 guests. Prices range from $5 – $15.00.

Wild Mango Oberlin – Global eclectic mix
9 South Main St.
A Bistro with offerings of a little Asian, a little Mexican, a little Cuban, a little Eastern European, and some American comfort food with a twist. Some menu items include Chicken Trio, Szechuan Spicy Shrimp, Asian Pesto Salmon Do to name a few. A full bar. Prices range from $5.00 – $30.00.

Sterk’s of Oberlin – Standard American
580 W. Lorain St.
Two dining rooms plus full bar, outside patio and private room for up to 75 people are available as is full catering on or off premises. Menu consists of steak, chicken, seafood, sandwiches, chops and pork. Prices range from $7.00 – $20.00.

India Garden Oberlin – Mainland India 65 East College St 440-774-7105 Vegan, vegetarian & non-vegetarian entrees. Open Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Closed Monday. Outdoor dining weather permitting.

Agave – Burrito Bar and Tequilaria
19 West College St.
Forget the burrito chains! Here you will find gourmet burritos made with a choice of fresh, local ingredients. Margaritas and beers available with an outdoor area for summer dining. Price from $5 – $10.00 with a seating capacity of 25.

Aladdin’s – Mediterranean Cuisine
5 West College St.
A corner restaurant to enjoy natural foods of the Middle East. Another good place for fresh food with no preservatives. There is an extensive list of pita sandwiches, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free foods to choose from. Enjoy many tea and smoothie selections. Price range form $5 – $10.00.

The Feve – Coffee House, Bar, and Restaurant
30 South Main St.
A great place for grilled sandwiches, unusual salads, falafel and hummus, snacks and wings.Two full service bars, one upstairs and one downstairs.On Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy a very unique, gourmet brunch served from 9:30 to 2:30. Price range from $5 – $10.00.

Fresh Start Diner – Fresh and bold
51 South Main St.
Open for breakfast and lunch with offerings of fresh food made from local ingredients. Open from 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Lorenzo’s Pizzeria – Pizza and Pasta
52 1/2 South Main St
A very busy place, and not just on Friday nights! Choose from a great variety of pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and dinner entrees. Beer and wine available by glass, bottle, or pitcher. Popular for carry out. Price range from $5 – $15.00.

Lupita’s – Mexican Cuisine
84 South Main St.
Traditional Mexican fare with many varieties of dishes to choose from. Quick service. Full bar and a good reputation for margarita’s. Price range from $5 – $15.00.

Pizza Hut – Pizza and Pasta
14920 State Rt. 58 (Main St.) and US Rt. 20
Traditional pizza with lunch time pasta bar. No alcohol. Price range from $5 – $20.00.

Gibson’s – Bakery and Deli
23 West College St.
Sit across from Tappan Square and munch on a deli sandwich,a double decker ice cream cone, or a sweet delicious bakery treat. Some grocery items available.

Tree Huggers – Vegan cuisine
55 East College St.
The place to go for gluten-free, dairy-free, meat, fish, and egg-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, and yeast-free. Enjoy soup, salads, wraps, baked goods, and sandwiches.

Fast Food

East of Chicago Pizza – dilivery anywhere in town
175 South Main St.

Domino”s Pizza
155 South Main St.
265 South Main St.

18 South Main St.

Restaurants near Oberlin

Chez Francois – French
555 Main Street – Vermilion, OH (about 10 miles northwest of Oberlin on the Lagoons to Lake Erie)
Rated the best French Restaurant in northern Ohio by Zagats. Dress code required with indoor dining. Casual on outside deck in summer. A go to place for a very special occasion. Very expensive.

The Nest – American
665 U S Grant Street – LaGrange, OH (about 8 miles east of Oberlin on the Greyhawk Golf Course) just off of St. Rt. 301
440 355-4844
Complete menu with full bar service. Menu changes with the seasons to ensure fresh and local. Large open air covered deck with outdoor bar for casual dining at the 18th green. Entrees priced from $10.00 – $30.00.

Wasabi – Japanese cuisine
3595 Midway Mall, Elyria, OH (about 10 miles northeast off of St. Rt. 57)
Hibachi and sushi bar with extensive menu. Food cooked table side. Full bar.

100th Bomb Group Restaurant – American cuisine
20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH ( about 15 miles east near Cleveland Hopkins Airport)
Across from the airport. A very uniquely decorated facility that offers a great view of airplanes arrivals and departures. French farmhouse decor with artifacts and memorabilia of World War II. Lots of old airplanes!

Wild Mango – Asian Fusion
362 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmstead, OH (about 20 minutes from Oberlin off of I 480 on route to Cleveland airport)
Located in Great Norther Mall and is a sister to Weia Teia of Oberlin with Asian Fusion food presented with great artistic flair!

Cedar Point Amusement Park
Sandusky, Ohio – 45 min.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland – 40 min.

Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Cleveland – 45 min.

Lorain County Metro Parks
18 parks in Lorain County

Findley State Park
Wellington – 15 min.

Playhouse Square Center
(3 theatres)
Cleveland – 40 min.

Lorain Palace Theater
Lorain – 30 min.

Pickwick & Frolic Comedy Club
Cleveland – 40 min.

Apollo Movie Theatre
Oberlin – 10 min.

Blossom Music Center
Peninsula – 60 min.

Severance Hall
Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland – 40 min.

Workshop Players
Amherst, Ohio – 15 min.

Northcoast Grapevine Tours – provides tours to local wineries

Ohio Wines Web site for complete list

John Christ Winery – Avon Lake – 40 min.

Great Lakes Brewery
-Cleveland- 45 min.

Klingshirn Winery – Avon Lake – 45 min.

E & K Winery – Sandusky – 45 min.

Firelands Winery – Sandusky – 45 min.

Quarry Hill Winery -Berlin Heights-30 min

Matus Winery – Wakeman – 15 min.

Vermilion Valley Winery -Wakeman-15 min.

Paper Moon Winery – Vermilion – 15 min.

Brentwood – Grafton – 15 min.
Deer Track Golf Club – Elyria – 15 min.
Forest Hills – Elyria – 10 min.
Foxcreek – Lorain – 30 min.
Grey Hawk Golf Club – Lagrange – 10 min.
Indian Hollow Lake – Grafton – 15 min.
Pleasant Run Golf Club – Lagrange 15 min.
Pine Brook – Grafton – 15 min.

Campbell House Antiques – Oberlin – 10 min.
Main Street Antique Mall _ Oberlin – 10 min.
Ravenwood Antiques – Oberlin – 10 min.
Black River Antiques – Wellington – 15 min.
Hatchery Antique Mall – North Ridgeville – 20 min
Jamies Flea Market – S. Amherst – 15 min.
Princess & The Peddler – Oberlin- 10 min.
Farmer’s Daughter – Wellington – 15 min.

Courtesy of the Lorain County Visitor Bureau

Cleveland Browns Football
Cleveland – 40 min.

Cleveland CavaliersBasketball
Cleveland – 40 min.

Cleveland Indians Baseball
Cleveland – 40 min.

Norwalk Race Track
Norwalk – 40 min.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland – 40 min.

Great Lakes Science Center
Cleveland – 40 min.

Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland – 40 min.

Crawford Auto Museum
Cleveland – 40 min.

Natural History Museum
Cleveland – 40 min.

Allen Memorial Art Museum
Oberlin – 10 min.

Oberlin Historical Society
Oberlin – 10 min.

Football Hall of Fame
Canton – 60 min.

Pittsfield Township Historical Society
5 minutes

Cleveland Aquarium
Cleveland – 45 minutes

  • Country road biking
  • Rails to Trails biking -a 13 mile ride from Elyria to Kipton with Oberlin in the middle
  • Juneteenth Festival every June
  • Libraries and archives for geneology research
  • Summer concerts in the park every Friday
  • Summer farmers market
  • Summer camps at Oberlin College
  • Scottish Games in Wellington
  • International Festival – Lorain
  • Apple Festival – Elyria
  • Woolybear Festival – Vermilion
  • Heritage Days – Avon
  • Cheese Festival – Wellington
  • Balloon Fest – Wellington
  • Dancing On Mainstreet – Amherst
  • Take a ferry to Lake Erie Islands