Avoid the ordinary, and experience our unique restaurants. While Toledo is well known for Tony Packo’s and the Mud Hens, there’s more to our rich history as a food first city. Downtown residents know that the culinary scene includes a diverse collection of local delights with must-try menus. No matter what block you’re on, there’s a great place to stop and a friendly face waiting to greet you.
When the weather gets warm, there are all kinds of ways to get your eat on downtown. Restaurant patios are packed from noon to night. Gourmet food trucks line St. Clair Street on summer Thursdays, giving workers the chance to spend their lunch break eating something new and delicious while they soak up the sun in Levis Square. On weekends, the Erie Street Farmers Market draws people from across the region to buy the freshest locally grown and sourced produce and products. Local foodies have fresh, farm-to-table options. Whatever your appetite desires, there’s always something guaranteed to satisfy.
Downtown Toledo has 70+ restaurants and pubs that serve food from all over the world. Whether you’re here with your family, your friends or yourself, here are ideas perfect for any palate:
Unique in the Toledo area, Registry Bistro serves cuisine that focuses on small plates at reasonable prices for the entire table to share. Their libations are of the classic American variety.
Ye Olde Durty Bird
Housed in the the Grand Hotel building built in 1867, Ye Olde Durty Bird welcomes all who pass through their doors to downtown Toledo’s original gastropub. Fantastic food, beer on tap and full bar and live music offered 7 nights a week, “The Bird” is a popular place for lunch and dinner .
Hard to find. Impossible to Forget! A bright, cheery interior with an open kitchen creates a relaxing environment with a hip downtown vibe. Pam's serves delicious homemade meals and specials with added seasonal ingredients to keep the selections fresh and her customers happy.
They’re new to downtown but not to making delicious subs. These friendly folks and the welcoming warmth of a potbelly stove are always here to greet you. Potbelly is a friendly oasis and comfy hangout where you can pull up a chair, enjoy the unique neighborhood décor, relax and pig out.
Explore Everywhere. Enjoy Everything.
Whether you’re looking to dine, shop or live, downtown Toledo packs a whole world of experiences into a few city blocks. This map will help you find them all. Sort by category to find just what you’re looking for, or use the events tab to see what's on tap for tonight, tomorrow or the weekend.
Toledo Museum of Art: Museum/Old West End
Toledo Club: Uptown
Trinity Episcopal Church: Central District
Ye Olde Durty Bird: Warehouse District
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