Big Ed’s Main Street Soda Grill

Welcome to Big Ed’s Main Street Soda Grill in Vermilion.

  • Location: (Map It) 5502 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio
  • Phone: 440-967-4002

Big Ed’s Main Street Soda Grill in Vermilion:  If you ever travel Route 6 along the Lake Erie shoreline and find yourself in Vermilion, stop for a bight at Big Ed’s Main Street Soda Grill. Now, this old-fashioned soda fountain captured my heart at the door (and later my taste buds would follow). Big Ed’s is a vintage 1930’s style restaurant and soda fountain featuring tasty food, phospates and out-of-this-world soda fountain ice cream treats. As soon as you step through the door you feel like the world stopped and you got off at yesteryear. The walls are like a time capsule of 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s cans, bottles, containers and other memorabilia and artifacts. The decore of the booths, tables, ice cream counter, and everything else emphasizes old-fashioned style, friendly and comfortable atmosphere, and memorable lunch or dinner.

Whatever you choose to eat, whether it’s a burger, hot dog or soup, no doubt you’ll be pleased. But before you ask for the check, make room and time to enjoythe best darn rootbeer float in Ohio!

Kewpee Hamburgers

Welcome to Kewpee Hamburgers in Lima, Ohio.

  • Open: Mon – Sat from 5:30 am – 10 pm and Sun 7am – 10pm
  • Location: (Map It) Three locations in Lima, Ohio at 111 N. Elizabeth St. / 1350 Bellefontaine Ave. / 2111 Allentown Rd.
  • Phone: 419-228-1778 (N. Elizabeth St.) / 419-229-1385 (Bellefontaine Ave) / 419-227-9791 (Allentown Rd.)

Kewpee Hamburgers in Lima, Ohio: Known as America’s second burger chain and first with curbside service, Kewpee Hamburgers began at Kewpee Hotels in Michigan. Lima, Ohio has some of its last establishments around and they are going strong. And with its beef locally raised, this historic eatery is as popular as ever.

Maybe you’ve heard of their jingle, “Hamburger pickle on top, makes your heart go flippity-flop.”

Perhaps more memorable than the slogan is the nude Kewpee doll mascot (originally from the once popular Kewpie Dolls). Anyway, there’s a large one that makes for great photo ops when you visit.

The Loch – Chattan Loch Bistro & Pub

Welcome to The Loch – Chattan Loch Bistro & Pub – in Bellefontaine.

  • Open for Lunch Monday through Friday 11 AM-2PM; Dinner Wednesday & Thursday 5 PM – 9 PM and Friday & Saturday 5 PM – 10 PM
  • Location: (Map It) 212 East Columbus Avenue, Bellefontaine, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-592-2696
  • Web:

The Loch aka Chattan Loch Bistro & Public House is a casual dining experience in the heart of downtown Bellefontaine. We feature an expansive menu, including steaks, seafood, chops, and our ever-popular burgers and fish! Guests may enjoy our Wing Wednesday specials, which includes $0.49 wings and $1 domestic beers, as well as $5 burger & fries Thursdays. Beginning in August, we will be featuring live music, including bands, that are sure to please a variety of crowds! The Loch is your place for great food and fun!

Put-In-Bay Restaurants

Popular Put-In-Bay Restaurants featuring the Round House Bar, Boathouse Bar and Grill, Chicken Patio, Pasquale’s Café and Chocolate Cafe & Museum.

Boathouse Bar and Grill

  •  Open daily mid April through October from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
  • Location: (Map It) Delaware Avenue in Put-in-Bay, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-285-5665
  • Web: Click here

The Boathouse is located in the heart of downtown serving lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere.  The Boathouse is known for its excellent perch, walleye and homemade walleye chowder.  Unwind in the evenings with daily entertainment.  Call for the latest entertainment schedule and special events taking place.  Most Saturdays offer entertainment throughout the day. 

Chicken Patio

  • Open daily May – October at 11:00 a.m. closing time depends on the weather and time of season
  • Location: (Map It) 60 Delaware Avenue in Put-in-Bay, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-285-4595
  • Web: Click here

The Chicken Patio is open and is located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay next to the Round House Bar. Enjoy a wine basted barbecue chicken dinner on our outside patio or inside the Park Hotel.  Enjoy a cold drink from our antique Peanut Wagon.

Chocolate Cafe & Museum

  • Open daily May thru September 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Location: (Map It) 820 Catawba Ave in Put-in-Bay, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-285-2268
  • Web: Click here

For those who have a sweet tooth, the Chocolate Museum in Put-in-Bay is the perfect place for you to get your chocolate fix. Customers can go to the Put-in-Bay store or choose from and order from a selection of chocolate treats online. ‘Chocolate Ohio’ has several delicious attractions and goodies. Over fifty sugary treats are available to purchase, as well as fresh roasted coffee and ice cream from a hand-made Gelato or soft serve cones in 32 flavor choices. Explore and sample from 100 different kinds of chocolate. Not only do they offer a nibble to eat, but the staff also provides live entertainment by “chocolate shows” at requested venues anda portion of the profits go directly the selected venue. Not sweet enough? Explore Chocolate Ohio’s chocolate museum and learn about history and observe antique chocolate collectibles.

Pasquale’s Café

  • Open daily from mid April through October 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Location: (Map It) 234 Delaware Avenue in Put-in-Bay, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-285-8600 
  • Web:

Pasquale’s Café is located in the heart of downtown next to the Park Hotel.  Featuring Italian Cruisine, Pasquale’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Pasquale’s offers a nice wine selection to go with your dinner.

Round House Bar

  • Open daily from mid April thru the end of October from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. 
  • Location: (Map It) Delaware Avenue in Put-in-Bay, Ohio 
  • Phone: 419-285-2323 
  • Web:

The Round House is located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay.  Enjoy live music daily at this historical Put-in-Bay landmark.  Call for the latest entertainment schedule and special events taking place. 

The Spot Restaurant

The Spot Restaurant in Sidney OhioWelcome to The Spot Restaurant in Sidney, Ohio.

  • Open: Monday – Saturday 7:00am to 9:00pm / Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm (closes at 8pm from November 1 – March 31)
  • Location: (Map It) 201 South Ohio Street in Sidney, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-492-9181

The Spot Restaurant in Sidney:  Ohio is dotted with small towns known for cruising back in the day. But after your tank got low, there was only one place to go – THAT eatery.

Well in Sidney, Ohio, THAT eatery was THE SPOT both figuratively and literally. The Spot Restaurant started as a chuckwagon more than 100 years ago. It still serves up some of the tastiest cheeseburgers around.

“It was a fun going there after school and getting frosties and cokes and playing the juke box,” says Shirley (Clinehens) Ashabranner’s posting on “I would save enough for my favorite cheeseburger. It came wrapped in a square of paper that said a hamburger from the Spot, with a pickle on top, makes your heart go flippity flop!”

If you ever yearned to visit the fictional Arnolds in the Happy Days TV show, the Spot Restaurant is as close as you can come. Even President George W. Bush stopped for a bite last time he was in Sidney, Ohio.

Spot Miller wheeled his chuckwagon into town in 1907 but Sidney officials restricted selling meals from the mobile eatery so Spot Miller kicked the wheels off and became a permanent fixture in town for generations to come, cooking up memories for all.

New owners bought the place from Spot Miller and had a grand vision of popping up in many spots across Ohio and beyond. The chain, Spot to Eat, opened in Athens, Urbana, Lima, Piqua, and Bellefontaine. Eventually, they all disappeared and only one SPOT exists today, the original!

Along the way, a more permanent building was built. Fire in the early 1940’s resulted in the exterior design seen today, including the neon sign hanging over the front door with the Spot trademark. Inside, the last renovation was 1976. In the 1950’s, the restaurant started a catering business that continues today.

The best memories shared of the best dishes served at The Spot Restaurant almost always include the tenderloin sandwich and old-fashioned cream pie!

Tony Packo’s Cafe

Welcome to Tony Packo’s Café in Toledo.

  • Open: Monday-Thursday 11a.m.-10p.m., Friday-Saturday 11a.m.-11p.m., Sunday Noon-9p.m.
  • Location: (Map It) 1902 Front Street, Toledo, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-691-6054
  • Web:

Tony Packo’s Café in Toledo, Ohio:  Tony’s offers a famous sausage-and-sauce sandwich that was a product of the Great Depression when Tony opened the restaurant.  The recipe is an original of Tony’s that he developed through experimentation in his kitchen.  It remains a closely guarded family secret.  Tony’s offers a variety of appetizers, chilies and soups, dinners, and desserts.  Much of the menu contains chili and peppers in some sort of combination.  The restaurant become famous during the airing of the show M.A.S.H. when Corporal Max Klinger, played by an actual Toledo native, was speaking of is home town Toledo and mentioned that Tony Packo’s had the best Hungarian hotdogs in the country.  That event catapulted the restaurant to new levels and it now thrives in the Toledo area and has opened several other stores.

The Warehouse Italian Dinners

Welcome to The Warehouse Italian Dinners in Marion.

  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Monday through Friday 11 to 3 (Buffet 11-2); Dinner Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5 to 9 and Friday & Saturday 5 to 10. Closed Sunday.
  • Location: (Map It) 320 West Center Street, Downtown Marion, Ohio
  • Phone: 740/387-8124 Fax: 740/387-8224
  • Web:

The Warehouse Italian Dinners in Marion is located in an historic building, formerly a stop for the Inter Urban Train called the CDM, which ran between Columbus, Delaware, & Marion. This unique glazed brick building was converted into a restaurant in 1994, and is now The Warehouse, Italian Dinners, filled with unique antique decor, and a homey atmosphere.

At The Warehouse, you can treat yourself to the delicious, authentic Italian food of the Old World. Taste sauces and food prepared from scratch in our kitchens just like Mama would have made. Let them pour you a glass of wine and bring you your favorite meal. At The Warehouse, you can step back in time to when things were a little simpler and there was always time for great food, family, & friends.

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