BEST Restaurants in Toledo


Looking to eat local but have no idea where to go? Want to meet up with a friend for lunch somewhere new? Perhaps grab dinner to-go for the fam? The following all offer epic dishes…we’re talking fresh, mouthwatering delicious meals, you can practically taste the TLC in every bite! Every restaurant has a variety of options on their menu for all dietary preferences and needs. Do you know of a local fave that isn’t listed? Please share in the comments. 

ADAM STREET CAFÉ (DOWNTOWN)

Welcome home, the atmosphere will have you feeling like you just stepped into a cozy home setting, from the tablecloths, dishes, and epic aromas coming from the kitchen. When you sink your teeth into their mouth watering dishes you can practically taste the love that went into it. While they are known for their delicious dishes they also have a nice variety of vegetarian and even vegan options available.

Address: 608 Adams St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 214-1819

Website: https://www.theadamsstcafe.com/ 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-7PM, Friday 10AM-9PM, Closed Saturday and Sunday 

Ameera Mediterranean Bistro (Sylvania)

Fresh, Homemade, & Delicious Lebanese Food!

“My grandmother, Ameera, is the namesake for this restaurant. Ameera, meaning princess, was the strength in our family. Passing on her Lebanese pride, her passion for excellence and her delicious recipes. It is with great respect for tradition, quality and passion that I present to you, my dining establishment that will become your next favorite dining experience, Ameera!”
​-Nick Chamoun

Address: 5127 Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: (419) 517-9999

Website:https://www.ameeramediterraneanbistro.com/ 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-8PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-9PM, Closed Sunday 

Byblos

Byblos opened its doors at 1050 Reynolds Road in 1989 and since then has developed a following of very loyal “regulars.” We strive to offer wonderful food and friendly, consistent service in a cozy atmosphere.

The Beirut, sister restaurant to Byblos, opened its doors in 1977, and moved to its current location on Monroe Street

in 1985.

Address: 1050 S Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615

Phone: (419) 382-1600

Website: http://www.byblostoledo.com/ 

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30AM-9PM, Saturday 4-9:30Pm, Closed Sunday 

Calvino’s (Cricket West)

Omg, where do I start… the bread, wine, it’s ALL good! 

Calvino’s  is an anchor of Cricket West shopping center. At over 20 years old, we’ve amassed a loyal clientele of neighborhood locals, college students, and restaurant lovers alike. If you’ve never been to Calvino’s, change that today!

Address: Cricket West Shopping Center, 3143 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 531-5100

Website: http://calvinostoledo.com/ 

Hours: Monday-Friday 11AM-9PM, Saturday 4PM-9PM, Closed 

Element 112 (Sylvania)

Element 112 is a restaurant taking inspiration from French bistros. Dishes are inspired by French cuisine and our creative culinary whims. We offer reservations, but if you show up we’ll get you a table. Sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself! Need something else? E-mail them: info@element112restaurant.com

Humanely raised meats and fish without any GMO. Properly raised vegetables, fruits, and grains, of the highest quality. We hope that by supporting these people we can have a positive impact on the food system and the environment.

Address: 5735 N, Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: (419) 517-1104

Website: https://element112restaurant.com/ 

Hours: Wednesday- Saturday 4:30-8PM, Sunday-Thursday Closed 

Inky’s Italian Foods

“Family owned and operated for three generations, Inky’s and the Incorvaia’s have been serving families for over 50 years. Come experience our homemade cuisine in a family atmosphere. Whether you choose pizza, spaghetti, sizzling steaks or order from our children’s menu, you’re sure to discover what has made us one of Toledo’s most popular Italian Restaurants.”

Address: 3945 N Detroit Ave, Toledo, OH 43612

Phone: (419) 476-0500

Website: http://www.inkysitalianfoods.com/

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11AM-8:30PM, Thursday & Friday 11AM-9PM, Saturday 4:30-9PM, Closed Sunday 

Inside the Five Brewing Company

Their Story…..Once upon a time there was an offensive lineman at Michigan State University named Chris Morris. One day, the coach said “Hey Chris, will you show Brandon Fields, a prospective punter, around campus during his official visit?” Chris responded, “No! I have nothing in common with a punter!”. Brandon and Chris did not become friends that day, but they would eventually. After college Chris went on to have an NFL career with the Oakland Raiders, and Brandon with the Miami Dolphins. Fast forward a decade, and they both retire and settle down with their families in the Midwest. And come to find out, they do have something in common, love for CRAFT BEER! Chris, Brandon, and his wife Katie opened Inside the Five Brewing in 2018 in Downtown Sylvania, expanding the craft beer scene while joining an energetic and enthusiastic community.

Address: 5703 Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560

Phone: (567) 408-7212

Website: https://insidethefivebrewing.com/ 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-11PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-12AM, Sunday 10AM-10PM 

Kira Japanese Steakhouse & Hibachi (West Toledo)

Kira Japanese Steak House is located on 3324 Secor Road, in the West Gate plaza (Next to Chick Fil A) . Kira  restaurant offers a wide array of Hibachi & Japanese Sushi.  Come and enjoy the warmth of their hospitality and pride in offering you an elegant combination of traditional Asian recipes and innovative dishes. Their goal is to provide their guests with an opportunity to relax and enjoy a superlative dining experience. They take pride in knowing their customers well and sharing their latest creative presentations.

Address: 3324 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 517-8283

Website: https://www.kirasteakhouse.com/ 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-2PM, 4-10PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-10PM, Sunday noon-10PM  

Kyoto KA Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Sylvania Township-behind Tim Hortons) 

Relaxing and inviting environment…start off with wine, beer, green tea, etc. sit back, sip slowly, and enjoy the experience. Their extensive menu has literally something for everyone, it is not exclusive to just sushi lovers, though it should be noted that they have some of the freshest and best in town, but  they also have mouthwatering stir-fries, Korean bowls, etc. 

Address: 6801 Central Ave # J, Toledo, OH 43617

Phone: (419) 841-2070

Website:http://www.kyotoka.com/central-menu/3594813 

Hours: Monday- Thursday 11:30AM-2:30PM & 4:30PM-9:30PM, Friday 11:30AM-2:30PM & 4:30PM-10:30PM, Saturday- 12-10:30PM, Closed Sunday 

Tandoor Cuisine of India

Tandoor originated on the core belief in family. The business opened its doors in 1982 by the Mehta family but was passed onto another family in 1997.Not only do we offer an authentic assortment of Indian Cuisine, but we continuously strive to provide a comforting family atmosphere. We specialize in northern Indian cuisine, using only the freshest and most select herbs and spices. We value our community and the relationships we have created along the way. Come and say hi and enjoy a delicious meal in house, or utilize our carry-out service to enjoy our food anywhere. 

Address: 2247 S Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43614

Phone: (419) 385-7467

Website: https://www.tandooroftoledo.com/ 

Hours: Tuesday- Thursday 11:30AM-9PM, Friday-Saturday 11:30AM-9:30PM, Sunday 11:30AM-9PM, Monday Closed

 

The Leaf and Seed Café (Downtown-Vegan)

   “We have found that today’s Vegans are concerned just like we are with not only their personal well-being, but for the well-being of our earth and all living beings. 

   These things are very important to us, that is why we include recyclable containers, sustainable sourced products and ingredients that are chosen with the same care for quality that you would use yourself. 

   We do our best to find locally sourced, non GMO organic products, and use them as often as we can.  Our pricing reflects our commitment to these standards”.

Address: 116 10th St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 407-5333

Website: https://www.theleafandseed.com/ 

Hours: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday 10AM-2PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM, Monday & Tuesday- Closed

 

Souk Mediterranean Kitchen and Bar (Downtown by Libbey Factory Outlet/Farmer’s Market)

Perfect patio for al fresco dining during the warmer months and casual-upscale indoor atmosphere dining. The menu is nothing short of spectacular, with a wide variety of options for vegetarians, vegans, meat lovers, etc. all fresh and delicious. 

“This is a new beginning for me. It’s more personal and passionate. Souk is a tribute to my mother and my grandmother, the people who got me to grow and develop into the chef I am today. This is me, with my own palate, doing my own thing, and putting a different twist on the Mediterranean food that I grew up on.”
“My inspiration comes from my heart and culture, but also comes from a lot of hard work and education in the kitchen. It’s a combination of influences— from the heart, accomplished through technique.” 
-Chef and Owner, Moussa Salloukh-

Address: 139 S Huron St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (567) 777-7685

Website: https://www.soukkitchenbar.com/ 

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11AM-10PM, Saturday 10AM-11PM, Sunday-Monday Closed 

The Heights (Downtown, top of Renaissance Hotel) 

Toledo’s only rooftop bar offering extensive menu and specialty cocktails, craft beers, wines. Upscale atmosphere, sleek design, and amazing views of the city of Toledo.

Address: 444 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 243-7565

Hours: Monday- Thursday 3PM-9PM, Friday 12-10PM, Saturday 10AM-10PM, Sunday 10AM-2PM Igloos available for reservation. 

Website: https://www.theheightstoledo.com/

Valet: Yes

Zingo’s Mediterranean (Cricket West)

Hands down one of the best fresh, fast, affordable, and delicious Mediterranean food in West Toledo. Perfect for stopping in for lunch with a friend or grabbing dinner to go for the entire family. Wraps are large, you can easily split a wrap (always go with Zingo style, you’ll be glad you did ;)) and share a side of tabouli, hummus, or salad. 

Address: 3154 Markway Rd, Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 407-5586

Website: http://eatzingos.com/ 

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-8PM, Closed on Sunday 

6 thoughts on “BEST Restaurants in Toledo

  • …a, a question: would Calvino’s be in reference to the author? and b, a lament: Looking through all the places listed in a sort of a preparation for a future trip and weekend stay-through there, I was quite sad, upon clicking around, to see Rusty’s closed 2 years back. Might there be anything of its kind around still, or is that too bygone of a thing to hope for? Anyway, pleasurable review.

    • That’s a great question, I’m not certain if the name Calvino’s is in reference to the author…that’s something I’ll have to inquire about the next time I visit. Sadly, Rusty’s and Degage are both closed, and as far as I know there isn’t anything similar that’s still around…if I do hear of anything I will keep you posted. Thank you for taking the time to read through the review and comment.

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