"Fall is here in all its glory. The beauty of the season presents us with great opportunities to hop in our cars and head out for day-trip adventures.
Catawba Island is an especially gorgeous spot to visit this time of the year. There is something about the afternoon light that sparkles on Lake Erie’s waves as they roll into the shore, providing stunning views around every corner of the road."
"If you have been following my blog and social media posts, you know I am a HUGE fan of The Orchard Bar and Table restaurant located on beautiful Catawba Island.
My husband and I first stumbled upon this restaurant when we celebrated our anniversary in Catawba six years ago. I'll be honest, it was love at first bite."
"Exactly that - their seared scallop dish! I can't even explain how delicious it is. The combination of all of these flavors and textures is simply perfection."
"CATAWBA ISLAND — An agricultural-first business steeped deep in European culture further rooted itself in Ohio by undertaking a recent massive expansion.
What sprouted as a result of COVID-19 evolved into the Ørchard Farm Stand, which expands upon the adjacent Ørchard Bar & Table restaurant on Catawba Island. Pundits and critics consider Ørchard Bar & Table, which opened in 2014, as one of the area’s premier fine-dining establishments."
"Nestled in an apple and peach orchard and bordered by a vineyard, Orchard Bar + Table offers an elegant atmosphere, where special touches from the property are incorporated into the experience. Diners sip peach margaritas made with Hot Catawba Peach Jelly (sold at the on-site farm stand) and mojitos are crafted with mint grown at the 10-acre property, known collectively as the Orchard."
"The Ørchard was able to provide 418 donated toys from the guests and staff participating in the drive-in 2019, all of which went to Ottawa County families through the Salvation Army, which organizes the local Toys for Tots efforts."
"I am humbled when I receive calls from parents who are so grateful for the generosity,” she said. “Without toy donations, their kids would go without on Christmas morning," says Maureen Saponari, director of the Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit.
Ranked #5 of 14 Ohio Restaurants With The Most Amazing Outdoor Patios Ideal For Lounging And Dining
"Itching to get outside, feel the sun on your skin, and get some fresh air? Restaurant patio seating is a simple way to do just that. The following are 14 glorious restaurants with outdoor patios in Ohio. You’ll love lounging in these scenic areas."
"It could be said that whole is greater than the sum of its parts about the Ørchard Bar & Table. But the parts, so to speak could all stand on their own; it's just that the whole is so singularly spectacular. Quite simply, the expansive grounds and dining options offer an all-day experience of no equal in the region."