Top 10 restaurants in Toledo, United States

April 15, 2018 Jasper Kershner

Whether you're looking for world-renowned museums, golf or fun with the kids, Toledo is a sure bet. Its role as a major producer of auto parts and glass, combined with its proximity to Lake Erie, has brought prosperity, evident in the wide array of cultural and recreational attractions, fine restaurants and lodging options. A weekend's worth of family fun can be had with visits to the Toledo Zoo, the Botanical Garden and COSI, the city's state-of-the art science center. Explore the ancient and modern treasures of the Toledo Museum of Art, known for its unique glass collection. Spend another day tasting your way through the ethnic cuisine, fresh cheeses and delicious baked goods at the Erie Street Market or grabbing a dog at Tony Packo's, a Toledo institution.
Things to do in Toledo

1. The Oliver House Complex

27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604-8769 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 419-243-1302
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 131 reviews

The Oliver House Complex

Reviewed By Julie B

Was not aware of so many different places to eat. The Cafe was the only one open. Was instantly greeted by Cynthia behind the bar. She was a fabulous help with my choices

2. Mancy's Steak House

953 Phillips Ave, Toledo, OH 43612-1336 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 419-476-4154
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 562 reviews

Mancy's Steak House

Toledo's Finest Steakhouse! Established in 1921 and under third generation ownership! Mancy's specializes in USDA Certified Angus and USDA Certified Angus Prime Steaks that are aged and butchered on premise. We are also known for great seafood! We buy the best Foley's Fresh Fish, Alaskan King Crab and Australian Lobster. Also, our steakhouse's atmosphere is filled with mahogany woods, interesting art and Tiffany shades from days gone by.

Reviewed By Mike P - Tecumseh, Michigan, United States

My wife and I hadn't been to Mancy's in a number of years and decided to go for our anniversary. Pretty mediocre, and nothing special. The waitress was very good and attentive, but the steaks we ordered were not as good as I remember from Mancy's in the past and a number of other restaurants we have been to recently.

3. The Cafe

27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604-8769 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 16 +1 419-724-4477
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 314 reviews

The Cafe

The Café and Patisserie are open for breakfast, lunch and petit four style deserts. The Café is a restaurant with a small bakery inside.

Reviewed By elst1026

It was our first visit and when we asked our server Kathy for suggestion she suggested the cafe Reuben and it was DELICIOUS!!! The food was wonderful topped only by our service. We will definitely be back for the food and kathy!

4. J Alexander's Restaurant

4315 Talmadge Rd, Toledo, OH 43623-3507 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 419-474-8620
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

J Alexander's Restaurant

Reviewed By Danielle W

Come here once a month. Good for families, friends or couples. Very good service. Love the New York steak, mac an cheese, alex salad, and spinach con queso dip. Drinks are good to great martinis. Would recommend

5. Maumee Bay Brewing Co

27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604-8769 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 419-241-1253
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 704 reviews

Maumee Bay Brewing Co

Toledo's original Brewpub located in The Oliver House.

Reviewed By modlifer

Amazing historic building. Creative and fun decor. A menu with a wide variety. A quality selection of micro brews. We went on a Friday night and expected a wait. The hostess stated 30 minutes and we waited 1 hour and 30 minutes. All the while 12 tables sat empty due to lack of staffing. Our waitress and meal were great. The turnaround on the food was extensive to say the least.

6. Shorty's True American Roadhouse

5111 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623-3452 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 419-841-9505
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 330 reviews

Shorty's True American Roadhouse

Reviewed By N H - Toledo, Ohio

I consider Shorty's the best BBQ in Toledo. We have always had excellent service and food at Shorty's. I ordered the grilled Salmon with baked beans and coleslaw. Salmon was grilled perfect, nice and tender with a slight grill on the outside. The baked beans have chunks of meat that added to the flavor. Coleslaw has celery seeds to enhance the flavor. I sampled my husbands "dinosaur bones" as we fondly refer to them. He normally gets the full rack and takes home half. He can't get enough! We ended the meal with caramel cheese cake. Very tasty!

7. Tony Packo's Cafe

1902 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605-1226 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 16 +1 419-691-6054
Excellent
52%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 872 reviews

Tony Packo's Cafe

Tony Packo’s gained world-wide fame when M*A*S*H character Corporal Maxwell Klinger, who was played by Jamie Farr, another Toledo native, made mention of the Packo restaurant in six episodes of the show. In a 1976 episode, Klinger says, “If you are ever in Toledo, Ohio, on the Hungarian side of town, Tony Packo’s got the greatest Hungarian hot dogs.”

Reviewed By Dan T - Okoboji, Iowa

Nostalgia here and great service! Had fried pickles and peppers and authentic hot dog with Packos IPA. Had stuffed cabbage with Great Lakes here a few nights ago. Connie is a truly awesome bartender. Kinda sad I can't make it a regular place since I...MoreThanks, Dan! We feel like perhaps it becomes more of a treat for our guests who can't make it in to visit us too often - and we certainly look forward to each and every time they can join us.

8. Real Seafood Company - Toledo

22 Main St, Toledo, OH 43605-2032 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 888-456-3463
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 434 reviews

Real Seafood Company - Toledo

Reviewed By Janna H

February 10, 2018 around 4pm, It was our first time there. Eric was our server. He was so knowledgeable! He visited with us. We loved his personality. We loved ERIC! He made us feel so welcomed. We told him this was a surprise getaway weekend from my husband.

9. Grumpy's

34 S Huron St, Toledo, OH 43604-8706 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 419-241-6728
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Grumpy's

The family run restaurant you've grown to love for over 30 years! Now with food Trucks! The best breakfast & lunch in downtown Toledo! Creative American food at it's finest!Grumpy's delivers boxed lunches and deli trays, customized to your oh-so exacting tastes. For client entertaining, office parties or just everyday lunching, you gotta get Grumpy. Ask for our take-out and delivery menu. We'll prepare your order with the same TLC we put into all of our goodies and deliver it to your office door with a smile... okay, maybe not with a smile if you wait until the last minute. :)Need to feed a multitude? Put us to the test! For a small operation, we handle some pretty tall orders

Reviewed By Cynthia K - Oregon, Ohio

They have an extensive menu, but very short operating hours. Be sure and try the garbage salad. It's wonderful!!!! Sandwiches are huge and delicious!!! Nice place for lunch, but seems to be always crowded!!! The food is 'something different' than most places. Give it a try.

10. Rockwell's

27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604-8769 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 419-241-1253
Excellent
72%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Rockwell's

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Rockwell’s is a great restaurant offering excellent steaks, but we prefer the coziness and comfort of the 1st floor lounge where you may sit at the bar, at high tables or, our preference, in big comfortable leather chairs. The regular restaurant menu is fully available and most times we just split a soup, salad & entree. Last time we shared the cheddar beer soup, the Caesar Salad and the sirloin steak with crab cake; everything was delicious and hot. There is a full bar with an excellent bar tender; drinks are strong. We find this is just a perfect place to enjoy a well prepared dinner in a quiet & casual , but sophisticated environment.

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