We’re lucky enough to live in Loveland, Ohio with access to the Loveland Bike Trail. It’s part of the 70 miles of the paved Little Miami Scenic State Park Trail. You can find great info and links to bike rentals, canoeing, dining and activities at lovelandbiketrail.com. It’s tough to beat a weekend morning with the dogs taking in the sights along the Little Miami River. After four or five miles, a stop for lunch is absolutely necessary!
One of our favorite stops is Julian’s Deli on the Bike Trail. A simple place on the corner of the bike trail and W. Loveland Avenue, you can find a great selection of appetizers, sandwiches and salads. There’s indoor seating and a small bar, but we love the outdoor space along the trail and in the courtyard. We love it because it’s also dog-friendly, so we can take an easy lunch right after our walk and have the pups with us!
There’s a great selection of craft beer on tap and in bottles/cans. On Sundays, they also have a do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar – what’s not to love?! The sauerkraut balls are golden fried nuggets of pork sausage, sauerkraut and cream cheese – they are fantastic! It’s also pretty tough to pass up the caramelized bacon with brown sugar and pecans. The sandwiches are nothing terribly creative, but they do a great job with fresh ingredients. Try the egg salad and bacon sandwich with tomato and lettuce on an everything bagel, it hit the spot today…
This is a relaxed place! With that in mind, don’t plan on quick service. Grab another Bloody Mary though and enjoy some people-watching on the patio. They’re not open late, but there is live music on Friday and Saturday night. For more info, check out their website at juliansdeli.com.