BOT 2018— Food

. February 26, 2019.

Ethnic Grocery

Sofo’s Italian Market
5400 Monroe St., 419-882-8555.

It’s a name Toledoans have known for over 65 years, and for good reason— at any given time, the Sofo’s logo is plastered on the packaging of at least one item in 90 percent of NW Ohio refrigerators. Did we make that statistic up? Definitely, but you probably believed it. From imports to hearty meats, cheeses, pastas, oils, wines, and baked goods, three generations of the Sofo family’s love for Italian food has done Toledo molto bene!

RUNNER-UP: San Marcos Mexican Grocery Store

Local Grocery

Walt Churchill’s Market

RUNNER-UP: Sautter’s Market

Natural Food Store

Health Foods by Claudia

RUNNER-UP: Phoenix Earth Food Co-op


Barry Bagels

RUNNER-UP: House of Meats


Mayberry Diner

RUNNER-UP: Schmucker’s Restaurant

Coffee Shop

Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters

RUNNER-UP: Black Kite Coffee & Pies


Wixey Bakery

RUNNER-UP: Holey Toledough


The Original Gino’s Pizza

RUNNER-UP: Home Slice Pizza

Burger Joint

Bar 145

RUNNER-UP: Berger’s Bar and Grill


Real Seafood Company of Toledo

RUNNER-UP: Mancy’s Bluewater Grille

Hot Dogs

Rudy’s Hot Dog

RUNNER-UP: Tony Packo’s


Shorty’s True American Roadhouse

RUNNER-UP: City Barbeque and Catering

Italian Restaurant

Rosie’s Italian Grill

RUNNER-UP: Mancy’s Italian Grill

Mediterranean Restaurant

The Beirut

RUNNER-UP: Sidon Lebanese Grille & Bakery

Mexican Restaurant

El Vaquero

RUNNER-UP: El Camino Real

Chinese Restaurant

QQ Kitchen

RUNNER-UP: Jing Chuan

Thai Restaurant

Balance Pan-Asian Grille

RUNNER-UP: Bangkok Kitchen


Mancy’s Steakhouse

RUNNER-UP: Rockwell’s Steakhouse and Lounge


Epic Buffet
Hollywood Casino

RUNNER-UP: Manhattan’s Pub & Cheer
Sunday brunch


Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi
6190 Levis Commons Blvd., 419-734-6400.

Nagoya’s entertaining Hibachi meals, creative Japanese dishes, and expansive sush options keep their patrons coming back again and again. From fresh, flavorful sashimi rolls to grilled freshwater eel, Nagoya has a creative take on all your favorite Japanese dishes. Plus, a top-shelf cocktail bar keeps the good times rolling.


Indian Restaurant

Tandoor of Toledo

RUNNER-UP: Star of India