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September 15, 2008

Last week I posted some of my favorite restaurants in the area and asked what yours were. Here are the replies I got, which include several local spots I haven’t visited yet. The Beirut seems to be pretty popular, no? Thanks to everyone who answered the call!


“I’m not sure which is a number one for me. If I had a choice, I’d have five stomachs.”

Al Saher (super falafel sandwich) on mcCord
Fujiyama (shitake mushroom and tempora sweet potato sushi) reynolds
Calvinos (greek pizza-spinach pine nuts garlic sun dried tomatoes and feta) at cricket west
Deepham Deli (indian deli, saturday & sunday Dosa’s) on central past mcCord heading west
Thai Kitchen on dussel in maumee


“Here are my 5 (okay, 6) favorite restaurants in Toledo.”

Shorty’s BBQ 5111 Monroe Street  Toledo (419) 841-9505
Jo-Jo’s Original Pizzeria 4336 Monroe Street, Toledo (419) 473-1223
El Camino Real 2500 W Sylvania Ave  Toledo, (419) 472-0700
Star Diner 3067 W Alexis Rd, Toledo – (419) 472-5103  (girls in stupid outfits, ridiculous portions of food)
Indian Jewel of Toledo 6711 Airport Highway, Holland (419) 865-9500
Tandoor Cuisine of India 2247 Reynolds, Toledo (419) 385-1552


J&G Pizza Palace
(in Sylvania)
Doc Watson’s
(good bar food)

John Henry:

5. Beirut Restaurant
4. Mercado San Pedro Taco Bar
3. Manos
2. Manhattans
1. Rockwell’s Steakhouse


1. The Beirut, 4082 Monroe St. Toledo, OH
When I take someone from out of town to a local restaurant, I take them here. The best tabouli on the planet, hands down!
2. Kotobuki, 5577 Monroe St. Sylvania, OH
In my opinion, still, the best sushi in Toledo. Which is saying a lot, in a town with pretty good sushi for a city it’s size and 600 miles from an ocean.
3. The Village Idiot, 309 Conant St. Maumee, OH
The best pizza in Toledo. Throw in an ice cold Bell’s Beer and the best juke box in the area and I’m pretty happy.
4. Bangkok Kitchen, 582 Dussel Dr. Maumee, OH
Just great Thai fast food


Rose Thai
Frog Leg Inn
Real Seafood
(editors note: I think this might be a chain?)
Wasabi Bistro


Poco Piatti 5333 Monroe St., Toledo 419.885.0101
Jing Chuan 4424 Secor Road  Toledo, OH  419.472.9612
Grumpys is also one of mine!
Romans Deli 526 Jackson St. 419.254.0191 (you can’t sit and eat in there though, just a sandwich place. yum.)
Glendale Garden Cafe 2521 Glendale  419.382.1011


1. Calvino’s – 3143 W Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606 (419) 531-5100
2. Bangkok Kitchen – 582 W Dussel Dr  Maumee, OH 43537  (419) 897-7777
3. Beirut – 4082 Monroe St  Toledo, OH 43606 (419) 473-0885
4. Sori Sushi – 5236 Monroe St  Toledo, OH 43623  (419) 720-7674
5. Mr. Spots – 125 E Court St Bowling Green, OH 43402


1) The Original Sub Shop & Deli
2) Grape Leaf Diner
3) Tony Packos
4) Star Diner
5) Whitehouse Inn


The Original Sub Shop & Deli (of course)
The Grape Leaf Diner
Toledo Market (best shawarma sandwiches in town)
Star Diner (when I’m up and actually make it out for breakfast)


The Beirut
Sori Sushi
Sam and Charlie’s Breakfast
Al Saher
Real Seafood

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