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Nancy’s Home Cooking downtown location closes

Nancy’s Home Cooking downtown location closes


But you can still get the goods

You may have seen the line of people stretched around the block on a Saturday or Sunday morning if you were in the neighborhood. Everyone knew it was worth the wait. But after serving biscuits, burgers, and bologna to customers for almost 52 years, Nancy’s Home Cooking closed their famous Clintonville location at the start of the pandemic due to problems with the building. 

Unwilling to let his fans down but unable to find another location close to their original home, owner Rick Hahn made the choice to reopen downtown in the former Jack’s Diner in August 2020. 

Unfortunately, only two months later, the restaurant has made the difficult decision to close, effective immediately. 

“2020 has been a tough year on all of us. At the beginning, everything was looking fantastic for us moving downtown. With downtown being closed, covid and several setbacks on top of a destroyed restaurant from the [looting], it eventually has taken its toll,” wrote Hahn in a post to his followers. 

He continued, “listening to downtown businesses and state representatives talk about an uncertain future for downtown life, this led to our decision…since business is definitely not where it should be for us.”

Although it may seem like a sad ending to a long, beloved tradition, this is not a goodbye for Nancy’s. The diner has announced they will still be open for delivery service through their delivery-only kitchen in Short North. Customers can visit their website to order their biscuits and other nostalgic foods through DoorDash and Uber Eats.


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