Grow Restaurants CEO and Granville resident Chris Crader recently opened two new spots in town: Station and Harvest Pizzeria. He brings vast experience in the restaurant biz — Harvest has four Columbus-area locations — and a passion for healthy and delicious food. Dig in with us as we explore a few new spots down The Hill.
454 S. Main Street (right across from Station)
Vibe: Originally part of the Granville Mill and most recently a dance studio, the space was completely rebuilt inside: soft lighting, booths, tables, and bar seating for you to enjoy your new favorite pizza.
Best menu items: Any pizza, Buffalo cauliflower, and the kale caesar salad, with locally grown kale, hazelnuts, and parmigiano reggiano. Yum. harvestpizzeria.com/locations/granville
425 S, Main Street
Vibe: This former train station has new life as a trendy coffee shop and cafe. Think rich wood floors, bright white walls, and exposed beams. Inside you’ll find bar and table seating, and outside, a large patio right off the bike path.
Best menu items: A house-made croissant or pastry made right here in town and a latte to start your day. Stationgranville.com
Two more new go-to spots, Seek-No-Further and The Lot, give off a cool but welcoming vibe — which makes sense when you know that co-owner Trent Beers is an art director turned restaurant and bar owner. Each is a perfect place to grab a drink with friends.
126 E. Elm St. (behind Park National Bank)
Vibe: This restored barn turned cidery welcomes you with outdoor garden seating, a bar area with garage doors for sunny days, and an upstairs space for socializing or event rentals. There’s also an Airbnb on the property for your next visit!
Best menu item: The cider, of course. There’s also beer, wine, cocktails, and delicious non-alcoholic options. Guests are encouraged to bring food from area restaurants to enjoy with their drinks. Cheers! seeknofurthercider.com
140 N. Prospect St.
Vibe: Originally Gran-Villa Pizza, this spot serves nostalgia. Retro arcade games, pinball machines, and Skee-Ball occupy one side, with the brewery and restaurant on the other.
Best menu items: Lot-chos! That’s waffle fries with all the toppings, the perfect complement to build-your-own burgers and hot dogs. Trust us. thelotbeerco.com
In other Granville dining news:
- Mai Chau Kitchen moved their operation across the street into the former fire station. Read more about their transformation in our Summer 2022 issue.
- The Pretzel Shop opened in the original Whit’s space.
- In the works: The original Brews location, formerly Moe’s Original BBQ, is under construction and will house a Mexican restaurant.