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Ben & Joy's Restaurant

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35 S London St, Mount Sterling, OH 43143-1134
740-869-4324
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great home style cooking.

We stopped by for supper after touring Deer Creek State Park. Not impressive from the outside but the staff was so friendly and helpful. We opted to try out the buffet bar and everything we had was delicious. Barbecue ribs, chicken, beef and homemade noodles, potatoes, green beans, salad,. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SmcLovesTraveling
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Springfield, Ohio
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Springfield, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for supper after touring Deer Creek State Park. Not impressive from the outside but the staff was so friendly and helpful. We opted to try out the buffet bar and everything we had was delicious. Barbecue ribs, chicken, beef and homemade noodles, potatoes, green beans, salad,. The macaroni salad was excellent and I had to get a... More 

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Thank SmcLovesTraveling
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The food is delicious tastes just like grandmas cooking no other place in town where I'd rather be staff are very friendly and always on their toes when you need a refill I love this place much rather eat here than eat a steak at a steakhouse house.

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Thank Aaron S
Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a small-town, family restaurant in Mt. Sterling OH. The people here are super nice and obviously there's some loyalty from the local residents. After reading 4+ star reviews, we decided to try this place for lunch on Saturday, Sept 26, 2015. A buffet was offered, and I opted for that. Mention of ribs was promising and they looked... More 

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Thank Scott Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped on the way home from a weekend away; sorely disappointed. We picked the buffet and the chicken was dry; perhaps it's world famous for being bland and lacking in salt. Potatoes were from a box and the food overall was pretty bad, sub-cafeteria food. Our waitress was pleasant but never came back to refill our (awful) iced tea, and... More 

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2 Thank David L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We staffed at Deer Creek Lodge last weekend and wanted to find another place to eat for a change. This is a small Mom & Pop restaurant that is great! We chose their buffet bar, and it was a great choice! Homemade noodles, bar=b-que ribs, and some of the best fried chicken I ever had. Everything appears to be scratch... More 

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1 Thank Route52
Columbus, Ohio, Usa
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Mediocre at best. We had sandwiches that were just average. I thought it was too expensive for what we got. I also like my food a little hotter.

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Thank AlmaAllen
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We found this terrific eatery by serendipity. What friendly people the servers are, and the food was delicious and plentiful. Their "famous fried chicken" is as good as they said it was. We look for mom-and-pop eateries as we roam, understanding that you take your licks sometimes, especially for my (mostly) vegetarian wife. Ben & Joy's satisfied, especially as we... More 

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Thank george b
Bellefontaine, Ohio
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Food was average. Disappointed after other reviews. The restaurant at Deer Creek was much better and had a nicer variety.

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Thank Camus1992
Gahanna, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Yet another Sunday lunch on the road, today it was Mount Stirling, Ohio. From the outside this place looks very shabby but this is made up with the taste of home cooking to delight. We took the buffet and were not disappointed by the variety of choice. From fried chicken to baked steak, the green beans were superb and the... More 

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Thank Terry M
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Ben & Joy's is full of regulars. It is unlike any place I've ever been, and I'm an out of towner! It is a quaint, beautiful place to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 S London St, Mount Sterling, OH 43143-1134
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Mount Sterling
  • Phone Number: 740-869-4324

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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