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Clay's Cafe

A Family Place

For nearly a century, Clay’s Cafe has been a local staple of central Ohio. We create an atmosphere where all are welcome to dine and create memories with your family.

From our World Famous Stromboli to our Ice Cream Sundaes, folks all over Ohio (and beyond!) travel to Hebron to make memories at Clay’s Café.

Whether you’re a neighbor or just traveling through, stop by, pull up a chair, and grab a bite to eat. You may even make a new friend along the way.

We think Clay's Café is pretty great

…but don’t take our word for it!

Our Story

My dad used to bring me here when I was a kid…

Cummins

The Cummins family sold the business to the Clay family. Sherman and Evelyn named it County Fair Foods. As the business grew, they added pizza inspired by their son Phil, after he installed a pizza oven. The pizza and sub portion of the business was named Pizza Barn.

1979

Glenna and Mark

Former employee, Joshua Powell & his partner Joseph Vericella took over as the new owners of Clay’s. Josh and Joey are committed to carrying on the rich history of Clay’s, and invite you to be a part of it all and carry on the tradition by making memories here at Clay’s with your family. Share in our journey to write this story for years to come.

2022

1934

Earl and Dorothy Cummins started the business we now know as Clay’s Café. Cummins Ice Cream was a local stapel. Folks from far and wide would bring in theri young ones for a treat after a trip to Buckeye Lake Park or after a scenic drive down historic Route 40.

1997

Sherm & Evelyn’s youngest daugther, Glenna, and her husband Mark Jones took over the operation. They wanted to tie the history of Route 40 into the name of the restaurant. Henry Clay was the senator responsible for obtaining the funding for the National Road, and being that Glenna’s maiden name is Clay, it seemed only fitting that they name the family restaurant Clays Café.

Josh and Joey

1934

Cummins

Earl and Dorothy Cummins started the business we now know as Clay’s Café. Cummins Ice Cream was a local stapel. Folks from far and wide would bring in theri young ones for a treat after a trip to Buckeye Lake Park or after a scenic drive down historic Route 40.

1979

The Cummins family sold the business to the Clay family. Sherman and Evelyn named it County Fair Foods. As the business grew, they added pizza inspired by their son Phil, after he installed a pizza oven. The pizza and sub portion of the business was named Pizza Barn.

1997

Glenna and Mark

Sherm & Evelyn’s youngest daugther, Glenna, and her husband Mark Jones took over the operation. They wanted to tie the history of Route 40 into the name of the restaurant. Henry Clay was the senator responsible for obtaining the funding for the National Road, and being that Glenna’s maiden name is Clay, it seemed only fitting that they name the family restaurant Clays Café.

2022

Josh and Joey

Former employee, Joshua Powell & his partner Joseph Vericella took over as the new owners of Clay’s. Josh and Joey are committed to carrying on the rich history of Clay’s, and invite you to be a part of it all and carry on the tradition by making memories here at Clay’s with your family. Share in our journey to write this story for years to come.

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