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Ben & Joy's Restaurant

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35 S London St, Mount Sterling, OH 43143-1134
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Columbus, Ohio
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Deer Creek State Park. Had the buffet with fried chicken, spaghetti casserole and baked-pork chops. Good down home cooking. Theme/decor is conservative Christian. Good service.

Thank AdlaiJN
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Read reviews before deciding on this place for dinner. We were staying at Deer Creek State Park and ventured out for the day. My husband and I were both very hungry and decided it would be easier to find a local restaurant to try than wait for the campfire and cook back at our site. We were debating between this... More 

Thank Beth C
Springfield, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

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 

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.

Thank Aaron S
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Scott Z
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

3 Thank David L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

3 Thank Route52
Columbus, Ohio, Usa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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.

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 

Thank george b
Bellefontaine, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Camus1992

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?