Step Right Up Hudson Ohio

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Haven - Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Step Right Up in Hudson Ohio is a fun family restaurant - really, two restaurants in one...Donuts in the morning, grilled hot dogs and meals in the afternoon and evening, all affordably priced.

Located at 5929 Darrow Road in Hudson, Step Right Up offers Sahlen's Hot Dogs made specifically to be charcoal grilled over a hot fire. They also grill hamburgers, chicken and sausage. They have french fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings and an array of fresh condiments that include chili, cheese and sauerkraut.

Lunchtime at Step Right Up in Hudson OhioThe service is great, and so is the food! I had a regular sized hot dog with stadium mustard, relish, ketchup and yes, onions! Yum! Add lemonade to drink and potato salad, and what a great grilled lunch! Next time I am going to try the sweet potato fries and sliders - they looked and smelled delicious!

Sahlen's Hot Dogs - MMMM

Brian adds the toppings - many choices, just the way you like!

Best selection of toppings you'll find anywhere!

The Lococo family is very proud of their place - from the history, theme and signs...

Geauga Lake Style Roller Coaster Mural & Banners

Signs were painted by the same folks who did signs for Geauga Lake 

to the charcoal grill...that's Augie, today's grill master...

Charcoal Grill at Step Right Up Hudson Ohio


to the donut machine...too bad I came at the wrong samples when hot sound delicious!!

Donut machine at Step Right Up in Hudson Ohio

Owner August Lococo based the restaurant on an amusement park theme with a mural and memorabilia from Geauga Lake. Old signage and pictures from the old Geauga Lake days hang on the walls. Most guests who come in the restaurant have an old memory to share with Lococo. Lococo's father, Gasper, was one of the owners of Geauga Lake before it was sold to Six Flags. When Gasper Lococo retired, he wrote his memoirs in a book titled "Step Right Up", thus came the name of the restaurant.

I left with a smile as I sipped my lemonade - I think you will enjoy Step Right Up in Hudson - let me know what you think! Tell the owners you read about it here!

Lemonade and a smile for a summer day in Hudson Ohio



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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

What a cool name... Lococo!  That hot dog with all the fixins looks yummy!

Aug 11, 2009 04:51 PM #1
Dawn Maloney
RE/MAX Haven - Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist - Hudson, OH
330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio

I know, what a nice family too - and the food is delicious!

Aug 11, 2009 04:55 PM #2
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Dang it Dawn, you just made me ravenous! Now I have to eat something!

Aug 12, 2009 12:00 AM #3
David M. Childress
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Akron, OH
I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio!

I am going to have to drive to Hudson for a HOTDOG? If you only knew how much I love a gourmet hot dog with everything, oh my! That pic looks awesome.

Very nice review and pictures as always from you.........

Aug 12, 2009 02:44 PM #4
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Dawn, Now there's nothing better than a yummy hot dog with all the goodies. It's lunch time here and you've got my mouth watering. I wish Step Right Up wasn't quite so far away. -LOL Enjoy!

Aug 19, 2009 05:04 AM #5
Judith Reppert
United Country Countryside Realty - Mount Vernon, MO

Yum, charcoal grilled hotdogs!  I can't stand those nasty "steamed" hotdogs that many places serve.  Hotdogs need grill marks.

Sep 02, 2009 07:45 AM #6
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