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Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

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Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

I've read lots of restaurant reviews but most don't tell you anything about the atmosphere which I find almost as important as the food. Does anyone know which places have good food but also have great views or are in historic or quirky neighborhoods?

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1. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

I love any restaurant by the docks downtown. Zias is a great Italian place down there. eat outside!

Toledo, OH
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2. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

Nothing beats the Docks restaurants on the river, in the summer. Besides Zia's, we lover Real Seafood next door.

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3. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

I love Zia's!

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4. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

Thanks, that's what I was looking for -- someplace we could sit outside or by the river!

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5. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

I love the atmosphere at Tony Packo's on Front Street. No waterview but a great atmosphere nonetheless!

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6. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

Good idea, momstravel! Tony Packo's has walls covered with celebrity-autographed hot dog buns. There are at least a dozen different hanging stained glass lamp shades, all different. Try the fried pickles. Front Street is the original location and the best to visit.

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7. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

Tony Packos is quirky. And not to be missed!

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8. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

I have another favorite in Toledo. It has almost no atmosphere but my grandfather and I loved it when I was a child. It is....Redwell's Roast Beef. Hot roast beef sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy. Carbs galore and such happy memories. Is it still in business?

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9. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

Yes, it is still in business, but I admit I've never been there.

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10. Re: Toledo restaurants with the best 'atmosphere?'

You are missing out, tamaralea! I suggest you go on a cool fall evening when only meat, potatoes and gravy will do! I love adding a dash of horseradish to the gravy....So, so, so many happy Toledo and family memories in Red Wells and Tony Packo's!

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