32045 Detroit Ave. | Avon, OH 44011 | 440-471-7459 | M 3-9:30 | Tu-Th 11:30-9:30 | F 11:30-10 | Sat 4-10 | Sun 1-8
A History of Hospitality
Veranda Bistro & Bar opened in July 2017, but the historic
building has been home to restaurants for more than a century.
In 1919, Katie and Ludwig Kreitzer founded Katie Kreuzers’
Country Place. Known as a Speakeasy during Prohibition,
the restaurant was said to have an underground tunnel that
reached the county line. The couple later changed the name
to Kathe Kreuzer’s Country Place and for more than fifty years
it was recognized as a Lorain County Landmark beloved for its
fine food, wonderful hospitality, and picturesque setting.
During this time Babe Ruth visited the restaurant and stayed at the property.
In 1963, the restaurant was purchased by John W. Miller and the name was changed to Miller’s Country Place. Miller’s Country Place was a popular restaurant known for fine food, generous portions, and famous “sticky buns.”
From 1985 through 2016 the building was occupied by several restaurants including Glass Garden, Inn Cahoots, Fox and Crow, Winking Lizard and Rue 254.