Relive the 1950s at Nutcracker Family Restaurant

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.

Our Menu


From eggs and toast, to omelettes and biscuits and gravy, we have all your favorites, all day long.


Sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Lunch specials available daily. Ask your server for details!


Steaks, pasta, seafood, and homemade favorites—available at 11am daily. Dinner specials available select nights! 

Homemade Pies for Any Occasion

We make pies fresh daily. Place pie orders for special events. We request a 2-day lead time.

Weekly and Daily Specials

(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

(after 3pm)

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

(after 3pm)

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


  Weekend Steak specials.

Stop in or check our Facebook page for details!

Breakfast Specials

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

Lunch & Blue Plate Specials

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

Hours of Operation

Sunday’s 7:00am – 2:00pm
Monday’s Closed
Tuesday-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.