• Recipient of Ohio Restaurant Association’s 2014 Outstanding Community Service Award!

    Nutcracker Family Restaurant is a '50s style diner located in Pataskala, Ohio. It's a great place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner or to simply relax with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Originally opened as an ice cream parlor in old downtown Pataskala, the restaurant now has much more to offer at its current location on Broad Street. It features a full menu as well as Amish chocolates, pies, nuts and specialty candies.The restaurant now hosts parties of up to 50 as well. So whether it's dinner with the family or a party for the office, you'll find friendly faces to greet you for your unique dining experience.
  • Daily Specials (Mon.-Fri.)

    Breakfast Special (7am-11am)

    We offer a daily breakfast special from 7am until 11am. Breakfast menu served all day.

    Lunch & Blue Plate Specials

    We feature a daily Blue Plate Special from 11am until they are gone — includes a diner entrée, one side, and drink (tea, coffee or Coke product).

    Store Hours

    7:00am – 2:00pm

    7:00am – 2:00pm

    Tuesday through Saturday
    7:00am – 8:00pm

    Being a Family Owned Restaurant means family is important to us therefore we will be closed on the following days so that our employees may enjoy these days with their families. These include: Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Labor Day, Easter, Mothers Day and Fathers Day. In addition we will close early on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and the day before Thanksgiving.

  • Weekly Specials

    Wednesday (after 3pm)

    All You Can Eat Pasta - Choice of two pastas and two sauces with meatballs or grilled chicken. Includes, salad, garlic bread and homemade pie

    Thursday (after 3pm)

    All You Can Eat Hand-Breaded Fried Chicken, - with mashed potatoes and gravy, veggie, slaw, and roll

    Friday (after 3pm)

    All You Can Eat Hand-Breaded Ocean Perch or Fish of the Day - with fries, slaw, and a roll

    Saturday & Sunday

    Weekend Steak specials. Stop in or check our Facebook page for details!