Remember these Toledo restaurants?

Me, I’m kind of hit and miss. Some I do, some I don’t.

The Eppes Essen, 327 N. Superior St. Eppes Essen, which means “something to eat,” opened in 1939 by Harry Levinson and closed in 1984 by his sons, Manny and Sidney, who took over the business. The Blade’s Seymour Rothman can tell that story better than I can, however.

The building still stands today.

The Eppes Essen, circa 1963, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
The Eppes Essen, circa 1963, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from

Dyer’s Chop House, a real shining light downtown for the longest time. Dyers could trace its beginnings to 1905, and spent 76 years at its 216 N. Superior location until it closed in 1993 after a slow and steady decline. The Blade’s food critic loved it in 1991, but was panning Dyer’s a year later as inconsistent and “like watching the descent into old age of a dear old aunt or uncle.” Dyer’s was always a good birthday dinner request for a kid in 1960s-70s Toledo.

Did you know that until 1972, Dyer’s was strictly men only at lunch? It took a U.S. District Court ruling to overturn that little tradition.

Dyer's Chop house, 1975. We are looking north on Superior from Jefferson. The Wheel restaurant is further down the street. From the Ted J. Ligibel collection, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
Dyer’s Chop house, 1975. We are looking north on Superior from Jefferson. The Wheel restaurant is further down the street. From the Ted J. Ligibel collection, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from

White Hut and Suzy-Q Donuts, Secor and Sylvania. I ate there. That’s about it. I can only guess it was a hopping place in the ’50s but by the late 1970s it was kind of a ghost town, a relic to an earlier era.

White Hut, circa 1975. From the Ted J. Ligibel collection, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
White Hut, circa 1975. From the Ted J. Ligibel collection, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from

McDonald’s, Secor Road, circa 1965. While the block card collection says this is the McDonald’s at 3128 W. Central, I think it’s the one at 3138 Secor Road, though obviously, this one in the picture was demolished ages ago.

The Secor Road McDonald's, circa 1965, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
The Secor Road McDonald’s, circa 1965, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from

“Ted’s” Hamburger Shop, Monroe and Erie. Google Maps tells me the building was still standing as of July, 2014.

A little research revealed the building dates from the late 1930s and was run by John V. Voudouris (whose uncle, Ted, originally opened the restaurant) and his son, Ted, according to John’s 2015 obituary. It closed in 2000 after a vehicle struck the building.

Ted's Hamburger Shop, circa 1970, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
Ted’s Hamburger Shop, circa 1970, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
Ted's Hamburger Shop, circa 1940, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
Ted’s Hamburger Shop, circa 1940, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from

Kewpee Hamburgers. There are still three in Lima, but Toledo had a few of these. This one was at 2248 Monroe Street. It is now a vacant lot.

Kewpee Hamburgers, 1993 (though those cars look kind of older to me). From the Ted J. Ligibel collection, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
Kewpee Hamburgers, 1993 (though those cars look kind of older to me). From the Ted J. Ligibel collection, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
Kewpee Hamburgers, at 314 N. Erie, 1975. From the Ted J. Ligibel collection, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from
Kewpee Hamburgers, at 314 N. Erie, 1975. From the Ted J. Ligibel collection, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from

Places I wish I could find a picture of:

Frank Unkle’s. Apparently the Toledo Zoo recently bought the former site of that restaurant.

The Willows, 4844 Monroe St., just east of the Franklin Park Mall. Can’t tell you when it closed but I can definitely tell you when it opened, according to this ad they ran the day before: Thursday, May 6, 1948.

Farrell’s at the Franklin Park Mall. They still exist but are in California.

The Blade, July 12, 1971.
The Blade, July 12, 1971.

Dominic’s Italian Restaurant, 2121 South Reynolds Rd., undoubtedly dragged down by the sinking of Southwyck.

From The Blade, May 8, 1982.
From The Blade, May 8, 1982.

Brauer’s (the Colony, right at Central and Monroe) or Siegel’s delicatessens (somewhere in the Kenwood area, if I recall correctly).

The old Dudley’s at 415 S. Reynolds Road that stood from 1955-2000. It is gone now, too, as I understand it, and is now an Indian restaurant!

And finally, the quaint Green Derby at Monroe and Sylvania, which closed in 2000. It was owned by the Kostopulos brothers, according to this obit from 2012. They turned up in The Blade’s coverage of the 1965 Palm Sunday tornadoes:


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      • Lawrence D Spitler

        Anyone remember the Sherbrooke restaurant Hannah Sherbrooke and Monroe in Toledo Ohio it changed to a Mexican restaurant anyone remember the name or the owner?

      • JL Farmer

        i do.i lived in the area and they had the best Chinese food ever. they moved to Upton avenue before they closed permanently. the only other Chinese restaurants that compared are Golden Dragon and Golden Lily.

      • Michael S.

        I sure do remember Horse Say Guy ( I don’t have a clue as the the spelling, probably ends in ‘Sai Gai) That was our go-to for Chinese food when I was up to about age 14, then either they closed ( I know there was a fire involved one time), but we then started to go to Yee’s Gardens. The Yee’s menu I see on this site list their address as 4552 Monroe, more near Kroger and Secor, but for some reason I remember going there and it was more like the Church’s Chicken building near Harvest and Monroe. Maybe my memory has failed. (Is there a way to search on this great site!?)

        • Richard Beehner

          I found an advert in the 1950’s Ohio Bell phone book. It is “HOR SAI GAI RESAURANT; Finest Chinese and American Foods, Food Prepaird to Take Out, We Cater to Private Parties and Banquets; Toledo’s Newest Chinese Restuarant, Air Cooled for Comfort, Free Parking Space, 1657 Sylvania near Jackman, LA wndale 4441.” (pg 291)

  1. Patt Church

    Dudley’s originally had a little Hot Dog building near the sledding hill on the north side of Ottawa Park. It was open all summer and when there was snow for sledding. I used to walk or bike there with my dog, Toby. I would get 2 ice creams, of course!

    • Bob Campbell

      Hello Patt,

      My name is Bob Campbell and I believe we grew together in Auburndale. Aren’t you the daughter of Mrs. Church who ran the lunch counter in Bellman’s . We also,attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church together.

  2. Ohio Mike

    Having lived in downtown Toledo in the mid-late seventies, I can happily say ‘Seen them all!’ Graduated Stautzenberger ’75 and patronized Eppes Essen daily! My only regret is not knowing what a Reuben sandwich was then, I do now, and want to cry every time I remember that. 😉

  3. Frank Lehman

    Did anyone else notice that the picture of Ted’s Hamburgers (Monroe and Erie) also shows the sign across Erie St for the “Scenic Bar,” for so many years Toledo’s most well known gay bar? Is the Scenic Bar still there?

  4. Keith Zeisloft

    Wow . . . “cruising the Hut” on Secor between McDonalds, White Hut and the Faba on any summer Friday and Saturday night in the early 60s especially after the weekly dance at the West Toledo YMCA. Good times.

  5. Jerry Higley

    Downtown by Tiedke’s/Lion’s store was a little restaurant with a big Orange in the window which signified orange juice. It may have been on a corner across from Tiedke’s or Lions. Does anyone remember that.

  6. Bev Hoffman-Rush

    I miss Brauer’s and Siegel’s. Seigel’s was on Bancroft, and every Sunday, we went there to get stuff for Sunday brunch. Bagels, lox, smoked white fish. My mom would fry up onions to put in the bagels with cream cheese. She would fry up eggs semi hard. Those were the days. Siegel’s corned beef sandwiches yum. I miss those restaurants. There are no Jewish delis around any more. It’s a bummer. I also loved Halvah which is not to be found either. Saveway used to carry the bars. The delis carried the slabs. I can buy them over the internet. Best candy.

    • Bobby

      Siegel’s on East Bancroft was our go-to place every new year’s eve for their corned beef and rye bread. That was a real quality delicatessen! We’d make beautiful sandwiches, adding cream cheese, spicy mustard, and Swiss cheese.

      We’d make big platters of sandwiches and enjoy them with the old-style Vernor’s (nothing like after they changed the recipe) or Buckeye Beer while we’d play cribbage or board games until it was time to tune in to Guy Lombardo. Great memories!

  7. Randolph Waldron

    How about Mario’s Pizza Dens… one on Dorr between Secor and Byrne… another on Arlington… a deluxe pizza was served and all you saw was white mozzarella cheese all over it… toppings under that… good once in a while… but too much mozzarella to have very often…

    • russell heath

      yes i sure do little white brick building on arlington ave. just to the east of ginos pizza also good. down the street from earlys marthon gas station and a bar/lounge that was owened by brother of lennys plazza gardens

    • David Jachimiak

      Yes yes yes
      As a little kid in the 50’s I lived on secor road near nebraska. I’d ride my bike to marios on dorr street for a small pizza.
      Pure heaven. Like a first love. Mario’s pizza den was my first and best.

      • Ruth Davie

        My Nana and Papa (Grace and Joe Davie) started the Elbow Room on Tremainsville and lived above it before retiring to Florida. They opened Sal’s on Alexis with my Dad and Mom (Sam (Sal) and Bonna Davie. They sold Sal’s years later to another Sal and his wife Aisha (not sure on the spelling).

    • Terry Katlen

      I was a fry cook there and had to lug sacks of potatoes from the basement, put them in the scrubber, and cut one at a time in slicer. Only had walk-up windows then so I fried up a few moths in the process.

  8. Terry Woody

    I remember two places my dad took me to on several excursions downtown: Toledo Hot Dog (best Coney Islands I’ve ever had) and Red Wells’s roast beef. Both terrific!

    • Bucky Hydal

      My dad Marlin Hydal (worked at Sealtest as a dairyman and then a printer at The Toledo Blade) took me to see The Creature From The Black Lagoon (ca. 1955) at a downtown theater. It was in 3D and really scary (I was only 8, or so)! To end a perfect Toledo day out, we polished off a couple of coney island dogs at Toledo Hot Dog.

      • Ted K.

        During high school (1967-1971) my best friend (still is) and I would bus downtown (from different parts of the city) on weekends to meet in the 5th floor sporting goods department at Lasalles’. Our excursions (including Tiedke’s) ALWAYS included a lunch stop at Toledo Hot Dog – 3 dogs for $1. Yes, things have changed, but have they changed for the better?

    • Cathy

      I think there was a Howard Johnson’s restaurant there a long time ago, perhaps still in the 70s, and then a different one took over the same building but can’t remember that name.

  9. I ate a few times at Eppes Essen. I recall getting spaghetti once, and noticing the Parmesan cheese they gave me had an expiration date about a year prior. They were very apologetic. Probably shouldn’t have ordered Italian in a delicatessen, I guess. After they closed, I ate for many years at Posner’s, owned by Jim and Hazel Olive, and frequented by all the lawyers downtown. I wish I had a bowl of their matzo ball soup now.

    Jim and Hazel’s son opened a restaurant two doors away, originally called Rima’s, after his extremely attractive wife, but they went through a messy divorce and she left town, after which he named the restaurant Ranya’s, after their daughter. I see now after googling that Ranya’s only closed a couple years ago.

    • Mike D

      I remember shakeys,I worked there, we would be eighty pizza’s behind if you placed an order ( 2&1/2 hour wait) Dorothy played the banjo and Richard F played the piano and Chet was the manager at that time.

    • chris chandler

      Definitely remember Shakey’s on Monroe. It seemed to be the hangout for Bedfordites on Friday nights after football games. Even though I went to St Francis, I knew a lot of kids from Bedford and would hang out there. Thanks to the girls at the next table who bought me beers. They must have been Bedford seniors or already in college. They somehow knew who i was, although I didn’t know them at the time.

  10. Bridget Willis

    I left Toledo in 1976, and boy I sure remember the Colony restaurant on Central near Monroe. Ate there a lot. Whoever posted about McDonald’s across from Miracle Mile, I remember Uncle Sam’s being there. Big statue in front, probably 40 ft tall. The Friday nite dances at the West Toledo Y, those were some good times. Roller skating at the outdoor rink at Pierson Park, ice skating at the outdoor rink at Ottawa park. Lots of fond memories.

    • chris chandler

      Yes, the McDonald on Laskey is the first I remember in Toledo.The arches were multi colored neon lights, gold, pink and yellow, if I remember correctly. There was Uncle Sam’s there too further down.After it closed, Uncle Sam moved to a fireworks place in Michigan near Sterns and US 23. Prior to Taco Bell, there was a Taco Boy on Laskey that besides selling tacos, sold taco burgers. Also on Laskey near Douglas was a Kewpies and my favorite donut place, Hinkles.

    • mike

      My parents treated the kids to dinner at the Colony on our birthdays. We were allowed to invite a sibling and I usually invited my younger sister. It was dark and elegant for a 9 year old kid. And they sang happy birthday to you as they delivered a cupcake with a sparkler on top to your table. Good memories.

    • Michael S.

      I remember the Kewpee’s at Laskey and Douglas? Now a gas station, original building is gone. It was there for quite a few years, and when I was a child we would go once a month or so and get a 3 piece fried chicken dinner, with fries, and a shake. The dinner came in a box shaped like a barn. I did some checking on Kewpee, and can’t seem to find anything on this one. There were a couple Kewpee company off-shoots, including one for Toledo, so maybe it was not really part of the original Kewpee company.

    • Robert Phillips

      I believe Uncle Sam’s took over when the original McDonalds moved. I think Uncle Sam’s was owned by the family that also owned the White Huts. After Uncle Sam’s went out of business I used to see the old statue laying down way out on Airport Highway, towards Toledo Express Airport, at some sort of storage yard. There was also an Uncle Sam’s on Cherry St. near Central. Their burgers were very similar to White Hut’s – delicious!

  11. Terry Katlen

    I was a fry cook there and had to lug sacks of potatoes from the basement, put them in the scrubber, and cut one at a time in slicer. Only had walk-up windows then so I fried up a few moths in the process.

  12. Phyllis Szekely

    I worked at the Williams Grill in the late 40’s or early 50’s. It was near the Lion Store in Toledo. Hostess name was Zoe and she made the schedule. Does anyone have a picture of it, or do you know if the Blade had any write ups about it. I worked in the back room in high school.

  13. Kim Nyitrai

    I am looking for information about MR. G’s Pizza, it was on Laskey Rd across the street from the Drive-In, now there is a Amish Store there. Mr. G’s at one point were on Lewis Ave. between Eleanor and Laskey. I loved their pizza and the cheese they used was the best pizza cheese I have ever had. Trying to find out what cheese they used? Please help

  14. Dave Loshbough

    I remember eating at Uncle John’s Pancake House when I was little. The memory never left me as I left a 1971 Lou Brock baseball card behind on the table by accident. A traumatic thing for a small boy as my folks would not turn back to retrieve it. I do remember the pancakes were very good, however.

  15. Martie Kaye

    Anyone remember a spaghetti place next to Franks Nursery I think it was called Mr Tony’s Spaghetti factory, great pizza and you got a huge bucket of spaghetti for 5 bucks

  16. Rosa

    I’ve been looking for a photo of Captain Billy’s Whizzbang restaurant on Laskey. I found one of it closed, I was looking for an old photo with the shark outside. It’s a very special memory for someone and I can’t seem to locate it no matter how hard I try!

    • Judith Henkel

      Starlight drive in theater. The food wasn’t”t bad. My favorite was “Flavos Egg Rolls”. As a kid, I remember playing on the swings at the front of the theater before the movie started

  17. chris chandler

    Red Well’s RIP.. I ate there almost every week until I moved. I always got the same thing. roast beef open-faced sandwich with horseradish and gravy, mashed potatoes, corn and a glass of milk. I keep praying for a comeback

  18. Traci Falb

    Hello. I’m doing some research about Toledo in the 1930’s. Has anyone ever heard of the 42nd Street Cafe, owned by Joe Roscoe (at 841 Broadway)? Or know of a way to get a photo of the original building? I see on Google maps, it is just a vacant lot now. Thanks!

  19. Paul A Marshall

    Contrary to many other thoughts and opinions, the first McDonald’s in the Toledo area was on Laskey Rd., across from the Miracle Mile Shopping Center. I worked there in the summer of 1959. The sign our front said, “Over 1 Million Sold”.

  20. Phil M

    And who could forget Inky’S Italian after Scott High football and basketball games. Also top rate cheese pizza!! Also Tony Packos on Front St. made world famous by the hit series MASH.

    • Diane

      We still go to both Inkys one on Detroit Ave. tastes better. We also go to Tony Packos on Decor across from old Elder Beerman. Nice roast beef dinners. Don’t like idea of them cutting hot dogs in half, seems like I’m paying for a whole but only get a half.

  21. Paul Gehlen

    I grew up in Toledo, left there in 72, my folks would go to Eppies Essen for coffee, they had really good Kaiser rolls, and down the street Posners, and across the street the Wheel for a great hot beef sandwich. Early on we lived on Monroe St. almost next door to Marlowes hardware, at the end of the block was Elmers Cafe and across the street Kewpee, very early memories, went to kindergarten at a school somewhere in that area.

    • Deb

      That was my first job at netterfields in 1969. Al netterfield closed the restaurant and opened the Nettys hot dogs and ice cream places. I think his children each owned one. The fish and chicken batters at netterfields were the best!!

  22. Sheila

    I’m trying to remember the name of the little Mexican restaurant near airport. Great food & world’s best margaritas. Always packed. Bartender was husband of owner and his name was Mike

  23. Laura

    anyone know the name of the restaurant that used to be where Joanne Fabrics and Circuit CIty is now on Monroe Street? it was about 30 years ago, general menu supper club type, possibly a french name?

    • Bobby

      Grace Smith’s was my grandmother’s favorite Sunday after church place. So elegant and spotless. Today it seems like an oxymoron to say that about a cafeteria. But it was from another era when ladies wore gloves and hats, and men wore suits and hats. Smith’s had white linen tablecloths, indirect lighting, and someone playing piano. I still remember their roast beef carving stations and their neat arrangements of desserts and juices in crushed ice.

  24. Andrew Zaborowski

    Fish & Chips every Friday!
    Remember the half a wedge of lettuce as their salad ?? Good stuff man.
    Our waitress, once the restaurant closed, moved by us in Point Place and then began working at Family Affair, right next to dry dock lanes where I used to bowl on Saturdays.
    Bud & Luke’s was great. I can still remember playing with the old school gum vending machine with the cigarette-style pull out levers. Begging my folks to get me some Wirgleys after supper.
    The Building is still there too, was a church or ministry of some kind, now abandoned.

  25. Andrew Robert Zaborowski

    BEST prime rib in this city….JOEY’S Supper Club on Detroit Ave.
    N. Detroit Ave.
    My dad’s print shop, Buckeye Graphics was right next to the old Gypsy-house at Detroit and Capistrano , think Royal Pizza was there too, the Beech Nut place as well.
    Joeys had this basement where us kids ‘dare not enter’, lol it was literally right when you walked in, before you even entered the restaurant there were the Dark Steps to Doom
    My pops had his 40th birthday there, in said dungeon, I found pictures with a whole gag of strippers and all sorts of debauchery going on.
    Good times. No, great times. Phenomenal Prime Rib at Jpegs.
    I highly recommend ANGELOS NORTHWOOD VILLA (2 miles North of Joeys on same N. DETROIT AVE)
    Your current mob-related hangout with quality steaks and seafood, much like good ole Joeys, your former mob-related hangout…with quality steaks, seafood and famous prime rib.
    My grandparents and parents’ old war stories of how mobsters and the like would come down from Detroit to partake in whatever shenanigans were necessary at the time usually at Joeys or Angelos.
    Definitely worth a mention on here.
    Peace, Love, Dream.

    • Bill Kilroy

      The Brittany was another place for awesome Prime Rib. It was located on the North side of Central, where Reynolds dead ends. I heard rumors that a fire or explosion in the early 70’s had been “a message”.

    • Sue Zwayer

      That was Hull Nuts on Detroit Ave. The owner was John Hullabarger, who delivered to local grocery stores, bars, and bowling alleys. A friend who worked at the New Glass Bowl bowling alley used to call John “Peanut John.”

  26. Z

    Ricardo’s / Aztec Grill at One Seagate / OI Building / 5th 3rd Building
    This basement gem in Toledo’s 2nd tallest building was home to many a fine night out with my folks. My brother and I used to roam the old Portside mall, where I vividly remember as having the best sugar cookies when I was a kid, insanely great.
    Any Ricardo’s / Aztec Grill fans ???

  27. Rebecca

    I worked downtown in the 70s at Louisville Title. Occasionally I would eat lunch at the cafeteria in the basement of the First National Bank Building…….wasn’t that Grumpy’s?


    I thought the first McDonald’s is on Cherry Street close to Central avenue. I worked at the auto parts store next door and we used to use their coffee to clean our countertops!

  29. jeffrey welsh

    I was there when they demolished the Green Derby, I have a piece of the Green tile on my bookshelf.
    Does anyone remember Elmer’s Diner on Monroe street? “Hello Friend,” he’d say.

    • russell heath

      sure do always got the code fish dinner with fries and soft sugar cookies from sterling store on south and spencer. the good old days you could ride your bike there and it was still there when you came back out

  30. Dave K

    What about 4E Ranch? Billisle’s (Sp?) Supper Club? What was in the spot now housing Twin Peaks on Monroe St, near Talmadge? And the steakhouse that sat where Hooter’s is today?

  31. rick jeren

    Ii lived in Toledo in the late 1970’s, and somewhere in East Toledo or nearby Oregon was a place called Miller’s Restaurant, where we would go to have a plate of wonderful spaghetti ! Who remembers this place, or exactly where it was ?

    • Pat Greene

      Yes, I remember that place. I think it was called Miller’s Poor House. In ’76 we would go there after my pee-wee baseball games at the rec center fields behind the Mud Hens Stadium outfield wall. Tuesday nights were all-you-can-eat spaghetti. Really good spaghetti, from what I can recall. I think they also had all-you-can-eat fish on Friday nights. Cool place. Old house with some vintage decor. Wish I could remember the exact location, but can’t. Great memories of family gatherings there and my college-age brother wolfing down plates of spaghetti!

  32. I went to the Univ. of Toledo in the late 1970’s and remember driving to a restaurant which was somewhere on the eastern side of the city, East Toledo or maybe even near the Oregon area, that we used to go to called Miller’s. We usually had spaghetti there, and it was excellent. Does anybody remember this restuarant, or where exactly it was at ? It was about a 20 minute drive from the University. I’m not talking about Miller’s Turnpike restaurant that was popular back in the 60’s on Reynolds Ave.

  33. Mary

    I have been looking for info on two restaurants in Toledo, now long gone. One was Emerson’s on Monroe St., home of the huge drink called “The Grog.” The other was Sweetwater Cafe where you were seated in an actual street car or train car, can’t remember which, but it was also on Monroe St. Does anyone remember either of these? Hubby and I went to both, Emerson’s in the mid 70s, Sweetwater early 80s.

  34. Marvin Bojanowski

    I remember Emersons had all you can drink beer with your meal ! Does anyone remember a restuarant on Whiteford Center Rd. near Cherrywood golf course that had a mafia theme? I went there in 1986 for Valentines day with my wife.thought maybe the name was O’banions

    • Bobby

      I remember going to The Northwood Inn with my family in the 60s and 70s. They were there at least well into the latter part of the 80s. They still had their 1940s/1950s elegant decor the last time I went there.

  35. Barry J Webne

    Does anyone remember an italian restaurant in Rossford called Cavisies (probably not spelled right). They had the best pasta/ravioli I’ve ever tasted? Probably around 1967?


    Does anyone recall and have information for a place called Mazurka’s in the Toledo area. I was there in the late 1970’s for a family party and recently came across a photo but I have no real memory of it. Thanks!

  37. Ruth Davie

    My grandparents Joe and Grace Davie started the original Elbow Room and lived above it on Tremainsville Rd. Later the opened Sal’s on Alexis Rd. along with my Dad Sal (Sam) and Mom Bonna. til my grandparents sold the property on Tremainsville to move to retire in Fl. My parents later sold Sal’s to a couple Sal and Aeisha(not sure of that spelling) to move to Florida also.

  38. Ralph Kujawa

    Hungarian ? The Budapest on Monroe St., hands down. Their Chicken Paprikash, Breaded Veal both with noodles and gravy were to die for. Packo’s if you want hot dogs.
    Chinese ? Golden Lily. Going there since the late 60’s ( all three downtown locations and Reynolds Rd.)
    Johnny’s Hot Dog ?? on Dorr near Smead and/or Hill near Byrne. Coney Island at Southwyck Mall (yelling the orders from across the room)

  39. Bob miller

    Name of the 24 hour restaurant on the se corner of Dort st and secor rd back in the 60’s or 70’s, used to go there late at night when a teenager, probably around midnight to 3am, to grab breakfast.

  40. Benji Raymond

    Need help. Does anyone remember a place called Ranch on Airport Highway in Holland, OH? Across from Spring Meadows area? Does anyone have any links to any pictures of it? Thanks so much.

  41. Megan

    I’ve been searching for any information I can get about a supposed Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In restaurant in Toledo. This menu lists 111 S. Summit Street as the location, but this is where apartments have been since at least the early 60s. The abandoned restaurant near it apparently used to be a Big Boy and now reads Spring Gardens Family Restaurant. It is more likely that the restaurant stood here and the menu address is incorrect or does not match today’s. Unless the restaurant never opened and the address for the yet-to-be-opened location was listed anyway. But if the Laugh-In restaurant did exist, then why does nobody remember it? I have asked many and have had no luck- I’m 20 so it’s loooong before my time. Even if it existed for a short time, you think that would be pretty memorable! I’m just looking for any evidence at all that it existed.

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