About The Blue Wolf Tavern

Blue Wolf Tavern is a farm-to-fork eatery serving award-winning handcrafted recipes using homegrown ingredients envisioned by Executive Chef, Joe Rzonsa. Our menu is inspired by the culture and focus of locally-sourced ingredients and sustainable food. Along with gourmet food, you can eat, drink and converse in a cozy and comfortable environment inspired by the northern woods.

In The Spirit Of The Wolf

The wolf conjures up images of beauty and of fear, mystery and power. Their deep and mournful howls tell stories of long travels and cold, dark nights. There was a time when the wolf lived among us, envied by Native Americans for its ability to survive and thrive, protect its pack and be in balance with the world it shared. Wolves embrace a life of wild freedom. These highly socialized creatures carry themselves with certainty and pride, being friendly but never tame.

Today, the wolf is an endangered species and resides mostly in Northwestern Canada and a few northwestern states in the United States. They still signify loyalty, success, perseverance, stability, thought and intuition.

Our Story

Great-tasting food using fresh and homegrown ingredients was the vision of Executive Chef, Joe Rzonsa.

Blue Wolf Tavern first opened its doors in Struthers, Ohio in 2001 and quickly became a popular choice among patrons in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley for its mouth-watering recipes, warm service and enjoyable atmosphere. Blue Wolf Tavern needed to expand and moved to its current location at 1295 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman, Ohio in 2004. The name, look and feel were the inspiration of a beautiful postcard of a wolf standing in front of burning woods, causing the wolf to have a bluish hue.

The end result is a cozy dining experience filled with exceptional food made entirely from scratch. So come on in, sit down and enjoy a great meal!