Toledo Restaurant Guide
With more restaurants per capita than any other city in America, a little guidance could aid travelers in Toledo, Ohio to find the best dining experience.
Whether traveling for business, visiting relatives, or exploring a vacation destination; sampling the local fare is essential in the journeying experience. As any Toledoan can attest, finding a place to eat is child’s play, picking the right place requires some finesse. This simple guide will give the traveler to Toledo a secure buoy in the area’s vast sea of options.
2516 Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, Ohio
In this deliberately New York style café open for breakfast and lunch, the menu perfectly blends the traditional, ideal diner with an authentic Mexican menu. While offering breakfast favorites such as pancakes and omelets; visitors can also sample the Yucatán Eggs, a combination of eggs, salsa, and beans on a warm tortilla, and the Mexican Burrito which is filled with homemade spicy Mexican chorizo sausage. Both of which have already emerged as customers’ favorites after only four months of service. Whether it’s catching up with a friend before work or meeting that new client over lunch, Executive Diner gives nothing less than the executive treatment.
7am-2pm Monday-Saturday and 7am-3pm Sunday. 419-472-EGGS (3447)
Beaudrie’s Candy Café
8766 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, Michigan
It began nearly 30 years ago when Nick Beaudrie’s grandmother received a 10-pound slab of chocolate from a friend and started making tasty treats for the family. In 2004 with a degree in culinary, Beaudrie latched onto his grandmother’s passion and opened Beaudrie’s along with his brothers to serve the community with a handmade chocolate, specially created salad dressings, and unique sandwiches found nowhere else. “We like to make things we have to invent names for,” he states proudly. Exercising their knack for combining the fruity and the savory, the minds at Beaudries have come up with entrees like the apple bacon, swiss, and onion omelet. Temperance is definitely the destination for those looking to break the mold of traditional flavor.
7am-8pm Monday-Friday and 8am-2:30pm Saturday. Closed Sundays. 734-847-5051. www.beaudriescandycafe.com
7130 Airport Highway, Holland, Ohio
Dwayne Bennett, who operates Bennett’s Pizza with his wife and their three children, came to the conclusion that the secret to an amazing pizza lies in the sauce. Through a little experimentation, Bennett developed a signature sauce that has garnered a reputation throughout West Toledo as one that has never given heartburn. “I have guys calling me to say they haven’t been able to eat pizza in years, but now they enjoy it regularly.” says Bennett. Ever one to play with his food, Bennett has developed several unique, flavorful pizzas such as the Gyro Pizza that uses tzatziki sauce instead of the traditional tomato. Bennett’s also offers several flavored butters to turn that leftover piece of crust into a tasty breadstick.
3pm-10pm Monday-Thursday, 3pm-11pm Friday, and 2pm-11pm Saturday. Closed Sunday. 419-867-9991. Pickup or delivery.
The Flying Bean
2130 Preston Parkway in Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio
Great coffee is not just a menu board option for John and Becky Ohm, who opened the Flying Bean with a theme rooted in early 20th Century aviation; it has become the cornerstone philosophy of the whole coffeehouse. “People think what kind of bean you use dictates the flavor of the coffee,” says barista Alexandra Harrison, “but you can tailor the flavor depending on how you brew it.” Nowhere is that handcrafted tailoring more evident than in the Flying Bean Mocha, an espresso beverage that balances the tastes of chocolate and caramel. With a community atmosphere worthy of Cheers, the Flying Bean welcomes study groups, meaningful conversation, and those looking to unwind at the end of a busy day.
7am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 7am-10pm Friday,8am-10pm Saturday, and 10am-6pm Sunday. Free Wi-Fi. 419-931-0273. www.theflyingbean.net