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Rick Taylor - Owner - inside the Cavern


Prohibition at the Caverns will take you deep into the heart of Mansfield's history. The Caverns were constructed between 1850 and 1865 during the Civil War era to provide a place for German Brewers to ferment their Lager Beer. Lager beer ferments at a cool 50 degrees and with no refrigeration in that era, they fermented and stored the beer underground using ice to control the temperature. The caverns you'll be dining in, were accessed  through a door in the basement of an old brewery named Smutzler & Lightenr located on Temple Court. After discovering the caverns during the building process of Hudson and Essex, Rick Taylor immediately envisioned an underground fine dining experience. After years of effort they have been preserved and restored to be what is now one of the  premier dining experiences in North Central Ohio. We can't wait for you to experience it!


Get a reservation for a time slot on Friday and Saturday starting at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm.

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