Adam's on Main focuses on family, food, and community

What is it: A new restaurant is fast becoming a favorite in Berlin Heights. Adam’s on Main, owned by Adam Zadell and Bradley Paller, opened in January at 12 E. Main St.
Offering a fresh approach to classic comfort food and Daily Blue Plate specials, the eatery focuses on family recipes handed down through generations, using locally sourced foods in a comfortable, cozy atmosphere.  

How it started: Zadell grew up in a family that owned a local Italian restaurant, and helping out there his whole life gave him the passion for the food industry. This restaurant life allowed him to work with and get to know customers from Milan, Huron, Sandusky, and Berlin Heights.

“Having lived in this area his whole life, Adam was drawn to this location,” Paller says. “It almost feels like Mayberry from Andy Griffith.”

And emphasizing this small-town feel is precisely the priority for both owners. In fact, the minute the pair walked into the building, they knew it was their new home.

Cabbage and noodles with kielbasa is a Blue Plate Special at Adam's on Main. (Photo/Courtesy of Adam's on Main)From the interior and exterior architecture and even the fixtures inside like globe lights and the tin ceiling, it was the charming, warm and comfortable vibe they were seeking. 

A part of the community: “We enjoy talking to our customers and getting to know them,” Zadell says. “The dishes we serve represent our family heritage and our mothers and grandmothers loved to share their dishes with family and friends and we do the same at  Adam’s on Main.”  

The owners value community, their patrons, and quality of the food. In addition to an inviting atmosphere, the food is the priority. Focusing on comfort dishes made daily in house with the freshest ingredients, restaurant goers can expect good music, hot, bottomless coffee, and delicious local homemade desserts. 

“We use produce, meats and fruits when in season and are currently working on new menu items for spring and summer,” Zadell and Paller say.

The plan is to collaborate with even more local orchards, farms, and butchers to continue to help with the growth of the community that has given the two so much.  

The people, the experience and top-of-the-line food that is handed down with love through their families make this jewel on Main Street worth checking out.  

How to get involved: To find out more about Adam’s on Main, visit the restaurant’s website  or follow them on Facebook.