What was once Jackson’s News Stand from 1946 to 1993, The Syndicate features many of the historic features that existed before it became one of the area’s best event and restaurant locations. There is a large custom bar with stunning salvaged glass windows and quartz countertops that create the feel of a New York newsstand. Walls are adorned with newspapers from the past and the massive indoor hall offers exposed ceilings and custom flooring. The restaurant offers brunch which includes biscuits and gravy, omelets, beef hash, praline pecan French toast, and more. There are also mimosas available as a flight of four. Other breakfast cocktails include the Wake-Up Call, Morning, Sunshine, and the Salty Dog. The dinner menu includes signature dishes like crab cakes, chicken marsala, mahi-mahi en papillote, and salmon ponzu. A full bar is also available with draft and local beers, a full wine list as well as specialty cocktails. You can find The Syndicate at 213 South Main Street in Bellefontaine, just a 20-minute drive from Indian Lake.
Located at 337 East Main Street in Russells Point, the Gathering Grounds was created by people who are dedicated to great coffee and to the area of Indian Lake. They wanted a location where people could gather, whether they were locals or visitors, to spend time with neighbors and friends. The goal of the restaurant is to connect and renew emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The menu includes specialty coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and more. They also have hot chocolate and a variety of teas. In addition to coffees and teas, the Gathering Grounds offers baked goods like Buckeye brownies, scones, fried pies, and more.
If you are looking for a fun, casual restaurant with outdoor seating, Bobber’s Drive-Thru is a perfect choice. The restaurant offers a full bar with a casual menu that includes pizza, subs, fish, and salads. Locals say Bobber's has the best burgers on the lake. Bobber’s is located at 15641 State Route 235 in Lakeview.
The Gettin Place is fairly new to Indian Lake, opening in 2019. They offer pizza, calzones, wings, and more in a casual atmosphere. Already, locals claim that they have the best pizza on the lake and the staff is very friendly. The Gettin Place is located at 13534 State Route 235 in Lakeview.
Indian Head Roadhouse is a vintage-stuffed restaurant that takes you back to years gone by in Indian Lake. There is a ton of lake memorabilia inside and the patio offers a fireplace along with sweeping views of the lake. Indian Head Roadhouse also welcomes dogs on the patio where you can get your four-legged family homemade healthy treats, biscuits, beach towels, and individual bowls of water. They are famous for their “Big Bloody,” a 22-ounce Bloody Mary that includes vodka, celery, scallions, pickled okra, boiled egg, pepper skewer, cheese, olive, tomato, seasoned bacon dipped in maple glaze, homemade Italian bread, and jumbo shrimp. They also offer bacon flights which include chocolate-dipped, jalapeno, Korean barbecue, tropical rum, and more. Blackened fish tacos, gyros, zucchini fries, Asian burgers, and sauerkraut balls have also appeared on the menu. They are located at 509 West Main Street in Russells Point.