Cherry Street Pub in Lancaster, Ohio

Last week Tom and I finally got an adventure day with my parents and sister.  Cherry Street Pub in Lancaster was our lunch destination, followed by a visit to a nearby museum.   Schedules, conflicts, and holidays have been limiting our adventure days, so it was nice to take off and explore.  I was especially pleased that my sister was willing to come along.

Julia drove from Canton to Mansfield to join with Mom and Dad.  Then they drove together to our house in Westerville.  From there we loaded in Mom’s minivan and headed to Gahanna to the Bicycle One shop.  Dad’s trike needed a tune-up and we dropped the trike off there.  Bicycle One has the biggest selection of trikes in the area and it is always fun to stop and see what is new.

After dropping off the trike, Tom drove us on to Lancaster.  It was a beautiful day for a drive and we all enjoyed chatting and catching up with each other.  My nephew Devon, Julia’s son, just bought a house and we were eager to hear about the inspection and closing.

Tom and Mom at Cherry Street Pub

Our first destination in Lancaster was the #1 rated restaurant according to TripAdvisor, Cherry Street Pub.  We love to find local restaurants that offer something different.  Cherry Street Pub didn’t look like much from the outside.  We had to circle the restaurant three times before we found a parking spot.  The parking lot across the street had a space and we pulled in there.  It isn’t in the best part of town.

But, once we got inside, we could see why it is the #1 spot.  Cherry Street Pub is uniquely decorated with a variety of art representing the Sherman brothers and old-time advertisements and pictures.

The Shermans were a prominent family in Lancaster and we passed their historic house and museum on our way to the restaurant.  William Tecumseh Sherman was a famous General in the Civil War.  He was important in the battle for Chattanooga and the March to the Sea, but his first major assignment was to take Cumberland Gap.  His older brother, Charles Taylor Sherman, was a United States District Judge.  His younger brother, John Sherman, was a politician who served as a US Representative, Senator, Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State.  He was the principal author of the Sherman Antitrust Act.  Tom noted that you would not find a restaurant with a prominent picture of General Sherman in Georgia.

We had a wonderful server at Cherry Street Pub, although I can’t remember her name.  She was friendly and helpful, recommending her five favorite dishes.  She was also very attentive without being annoying.  Our drinks were refilled promptly and the check came just as everyone was finished eating.

Plain mac and cheese
Pulled pork mac and cheese
Spicy pulled pork mac and cheese
Fish and chips

Tom, Mom and I all ordered the Mac and Cheese, a specialty of the house.  Mom got plain, I got pulled pork on top, and Tom got the spicy pulled pork.  Dad ordered fish and chips and Julia got tacos.  All the food was delicious.  Tom and I both agreed that the Mac and Cheese had the best sauce we have ever tasted.  I ate all of mine, but Tom managed to save some of his for lunch the next day.

We enjoyed our lunch at Cherry Street Pub very much.  It is definitely a place we will go again and recommend to others.