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Okay, all of the restaurants that I can think of that we’ve eaten at in Toledo within the last year or so, with what I think of them! Please excuse the spelling, I didn’t google them. My husband is a vegetarian who had a heart attack a while ago, so is very conscious of the food he eats. My daughter is unable to eat Gluten, so if she still hung around with us she could tell you the best places for Gluten free food. Hey, if you’re in Toledo weigh in with your recommendations for the nice new person I met who is new to Toledo.
Um – did I ever mention that I only cook for fun, not for sustenance? Sunday night I made homemade Cranberry Sauce. It is so beyond good! Thanks Erin!
Abuelas – Briarfield Road – Expensive but wonderful food! The BEST guacamole I’ve ever had in a restaurant. – Nope, not anymore. Guacamole has gone mayo’y.
Aladdin – Talmadge & Sylvania – Nice and healthy Mediterranean. We eat here alot! Not pricey, casual. 03/13/2011- We stopped eating here. Got inconsistent and just not as good.
Ansaras /Adams Place– Small little steak and rib Restaurant. Very good! Little bit pricey. Now called Adams. Since I no longer eat steak, I haven’t been here.03/11/2011 – I went here with the guys from work. It was fantastic. Pricey, and very small, but Very good! Oh, and it’s called Adams Place again.
Beaners (for Coffee) New on Sylvania at Talmadge – MMMMMMMM.Nummy. Expensive, once a week treat for me. Now called Biggbys in an effort to appease the people who thought the name might be offensive to people.
Biaggis – Levis commons – Read Bravos, almost the same restaurant
Bob Evans – We don’t do alot of breakfast out, but this is our breakfast place.
Bravos – Westfield Mall – Nicer restaurant, slightly more expensive, usually pretty darn good. Best Bread & oil with spices for dipping.
The Blarney – Downtown – Monroe St – Good SALAD! Cheap for lunch. I work four blocks from here. – Sadly I no longer work in downtown Toledo.
Café Marie AKA Marie Scramblers – Secor Road – Good breakfast place, though there is always something a little off about it. I dunno.
Claudaughs – Westfield Mall Gotta try it at least once. Loud, large Irish restaurant. Mid Price, decent food, huge portions if you’re into that. Potato soup is a must.
Carrabas – Briarfield Road – Expensive – Good steak place.
Chipotles – Just like Sol Caliente – but with more people and less good tortilla chips.
Darla’s Thai Pan – Secor & Sylvania – It looks like a Thai Diner! I really like this place. The owner is always on site and serving.
Dragonfly Artisian Tea Cottage – Main Street, Sylvania Ohio. This is a fun place for lunch every once in awhile. Pretty setting with a great selection of Tea. Quirky and cute with a small variety of lunch foods. Be prepared for a long lunch. The quickest I’ve ever been able to make it in and out is 75 minutes.
Don Pablos Airport Highway – Standard party Mexican food. Pretty darn good. Reasonably priced. Good Guac. (my only real criteria)
Easy Street Cafe – Downtown Washington St – Very good place for a nicer lunch downtown. Mid Price range, good food.06/2011 – Closed.
El Camino Real – Douglas & Sylvania – Strong Drinks – food not so good.
El Vaquero – Secor Road – This is our Mexican restaurant of choice now. Quick, cheap and decent quacamole.
Fat Fish Blue – Levis Commons – there is nothing except salad here for vegetarians, and they don’t even try.
Fazollis – Cheap Italian. – All closed up in Toledo
Gino’s – Alexis Road – Cheap pizza and subs. Good food, but known for their terrible service. Just know that going in and have a sense of humor about it.
Ground Round – Alexis and Telegrah. Standard family fare. Little pricey / 06-2011 – Different Restuarant now!
Hot Sizzling Wok – Laskey Road between Douglas & Jackman – Best Chinese food in Toledo. Cheap, family owned, big portions. I live a couple of blocks from here.
The Inn Season Cafe – this restaurant is in Royal Oak, Michigan. SO GOOD! Again makes me want to bang my head against the wall in frustration at the lack of healthy vegetarian restaurants in Toledo. Organic, vegetarian with Vegan & gluten free options. Wonderful food.
Johnny Rockets – Levis Commons – One of those things you have to try so you can tell people you’ve been to a Johnny Rockets. But, it’s just sandwiches and fries.
Mancys Italian – Monroe St. Over Priced food, not impressed
Mancys Steak House – Phillips & Sylvania This is a Toledo landmark. Expensive and pretty and filled with good food, if you’re NOT a vegetarian.
Max & Ermas – Blech. Use to be good. For some reason not lately.
Michaels Bar – Downtown Monroe St – Cheap good lunch food! Looks like a dive, but it’s not.
Navy Bistro – The Docks Expensive, but good food. – Last two times we went there the food was only so so, and both times it was also only lukewarm! Like all good restaurants in Toledo, it’s gone downhill. / 03/13/2011 – CLOSED
Noodles – This is chain restaurant. The closest one is 45 minutes away in Ann Arbor, MI. I love it!
Olive Garden – Monroe & Talmadge – Standard fare. Good for Soup & Salad. – I had foreign objects in my food the last two visits. I just can’t go back.
Outback – Bad the last couple of times, so they’re off our list for awhile.
Panera – Talmadge & Sylvania – Nice standard sandwich & coffee place, Love the new Mediterranean Vegetarian sandwich.
Penn Stations Subs Monroe St (at Harvest)Big old Messy, good subs! Any subs can be made as salad which is what I do. French Fries are made to order from a newly cut potato. Very good. Ask for them well done. Inexpensive.
P.F. Changs – Good Food! A little pricey and very loud! I think they do appetizers and sides best!
Poco Piatti – Levis Commons (also Monroe St, but haven’t tried that one) Loved this. Nice combination of food types. Little more pricey, but not outrageous.
Sakura – Wonderful HIbachi restaurant. Expensive, and a must have reservations on a busy night kind of place.
Schlotzkys – Central Avenue – WAY OUT! – I can’t help it. I love their soups & Sandwiches. This location is fun, because they’re always out of stuff. You never know what you’ll be able to get. – Closed.
Sebastiano’s – Heatherdowns – family owned Italian in the same strip mall as the DMV. Very good food! You will probably need reservations, or a lot of patience.
Sevas – This is a vegetarian restaurant in Ann Arbor, Mi. If it were in Toledo I would eat there at least once a week. The French fries alone are worth the drive.
Red Robin – Monroe Street – Good Veggie Burgers! But OH SO LOUD.(did I mention we’re old?) Little Pricey if you’re not a big eater.
Red Wells – Landmark Toledo Restaurant on Sylvania Avenue, by Jackman. Horrible food!
Rudys HotDog – Monroe Street or Alexis – The best Chili Dogs anywhere. Add cheese, worth the grease. Cheap!
Salsaritas – Out in Maumee somewhere – Had high hopes for this place! Healthy Mexican food, with some extra options that Chipotle didn’t have. Every time we went in there they were out of something I wanted, like vegetables! We decided not to go back anymore, not worth the heartache.
Sol Caliente – Talmadge & Sylvania – Healthy Fresh Mexican. For some reason always empty. THE best tortilla chips on the planet. Very similar to Chipotles.Not pricey <Edit 12/1/07 – Went by today and it’s closed down, so sad>
Tangos – The Docks – More expensive Mexican Restaurant. More for Atmosphere than food. – Had a small fight with their inability to provide accurate information on their website and vegetarian options. Haven’t been there in ages now. / Closed….
Tony Packos – Front Street or Monroe St in Sylvania.Try the Front Street one for it’s history, Chicken Paprikash or Hungarian HotDog. Not Expensive…
Texas RoadHouse – Good Steak! Best Croutons vote goes here.
Ya Halla – Alexis Road. Locally owned Mediterranean. My daughter and I love it, my husband not so much. It’s just never easy is it? Good Food, and inexpensive.
Zia’s – The Docks – Ate there for the first time a couple of months ago, very good! Sangria is a must! Expensive.
Zoup – I don’t know. Out that way somewhere. – I really liked place at first, but now, I dunno.