Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Dining Guide Awards 2022: Plates

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Creative Burger

WINNER: Bar 145
5305 Monroe St. 419-593-0073.
bar-145.com

RUNNER UP: Bergers Bar and Grill
bergersbarandgrill.com


Creative Pizzas

WINNER: The Village Idiot
309 Conant St., Maumee. 419-893-7281.
villageidiotmaumee.com

RUNNER UP: Basil Pizza and Wine Bar
basilpizzaandwinebar.com


Steak

WINNER: Mancy’s Steakhouse
983 Phillips Ave. 419-476-4154.
mancyssteakhouse.com

RUNNER UP: Benchmark Restaurant
benchmark-restaurant.com


Sushi

WINNER: Rayoka Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
465 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee. 419-794-0038.
rayokatoledo.com

Whether you want something traditional or a little more unique, Rayoka’s sushi selection has you covered. Offering tons of standard sushi favorites at good prices, Rayoka also features quite a few unique creations, including the “Maumee Roll,” featuring shrimp, avocado, tuna, spicy mayo and more. Stop by and try the city’s sushi!

RUNNER UP: Domo Sushi
toledodomosushi.com


Falafel

WINNER: Sidon Lebanese Grille & Bakery
4625 W. Bancroft St. 419-558-3900

RUNNER UP: The Beirut
beirutrestaurant.com


Gyro

WINNER: J&G Pizza Palace
5692 Main St., Sylvania. 419-882-6061.
jandgpizzapalace.com

RUNNER UP: Zingo’s Mediterranean
eatzingos.com


Mac N’ Cheese

WINNER: Ye Olde Durty Bird
2 S. St. Clair St. 419-243-2473.
yeoldedurtybird.com

RUNNER UP: Maybe Cheese Born with It
maybecheesebornwithit.com


Pie

WINNER: Schmucker’s
2103 N. Reynolds Rd. 419-535-9116.
schmuckersrestaurant.com

RUNNER UP: Mayberry Diner
mayberrydiners.com


Ribs

WINNER: Porkbelly’s BBQ
1616 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. 419-819-4465.
porkbelly-bbq.com

RUNNER UP: Shorty’s True American Roadhouse
shortystoledo.com


Tacos

WINNER: Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant
7742 W. Bancroft St. 419-841-7523.
venturasmexicanrestaurant.com

RUNNER UP: San Marcos
sanmarcosmexicanrestaurants.com


Local Fried Chicken

WINNER: Odd Fodder
26520 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. 419-386-9800.
oddfodder.com

If we’re being picky, Odd Fodder refers to it as fried “chik’n,” but their menu items all taste so good we’re okay with the different spelling. Whether diners want chunks, wings, sandwiches, wraps or even mac and cheese with chunks added, Odd Fodder offers a remarkable number of ways to enjoy this “Odd Bird.”

RUNNER UP: Snapper’s Seafood and Chicken
Search “Snapper’s Seafood and Chicken” on Facebook.


Pasta Dish

WINNER: Rosie’s Italian Grille
606 N. McCord Rd. 419-866-5007.
rosiesitaliangrille.com 

RUNNER UP: Sidelines Italian Grille
sidelinesitaliangrille.com


Killer Salads

WINNER: Grumpy’s
34 S. Huron. 419-241-6728.
5629 Main St., Sylvania. 419-517-4448.
121 S. Main St., Bowling Green. 419-205-9021.
grumpys.net

RUNNER UP: The Salad Galley
saladgalley.com


Wings

WINNER: Frogtown Johnnie’s
6725 W. Central Ave. 419-843-2999.
frogtownjohnniesbarandgrille.com

RUNNER UP: Ye Olde Durty Bird
yeoldedurtybird.com


Desserts

WINNER: Dollop Shop
3144 Markway Rd. 567-315-8769.
dollopshoptoledo.com

The sweet treats at the Dollop Shop are as delicious to the taste buds as they are beautiful to the eye. Offering fresh-made cakes, cookies, macarons, ice cream and more, the ever-evolving menu at the Shop will surprise and delight each time you visit. Better yet, you can either take your items to go or enjoy them in the Shop’s friendly dessert parlor.

RUNNER UP: Jera’s Heavenly Sweet
jheavenlysweet.com


Keto Options

WINNER: Basil Pizza and Wine Bar
3145 Hollister Ln., Perrysburg. 419-873-6218.
basilpizzaandwinebar.com

RUNNER UP: Fowl and Fodder
fowlandfodder.com


Gluten-Free Options

WINNER: The Leaf & Seed Cafe
116 10th St. 419-407-5333.
theleafandseed.com

RUNNER UP: The Mindful Table
atthemindfultable.com


Vegan/Vegetarian Options

WINNER: The Leaf & Seed Cafe
116 10th St. 419-407-5333.
theleafandseed.com

RUNNER UP: The Mindful Table
atthemindfultable.com


Best Healthy Lunch

WINNER: Poco Piatti
9 N. St. Clair St.
6710 W. Central Ave. #1
3155 Chappel Dr., Perrysburg.
419-931-0281.
pocopiatti.com

RUNNER UP: The Leaf & Seed Cafe
theleafandseed.com


Most Instagram-Worthy Plates

WINNER: Souk Mediterranean Kitchen and Bar
139 S. Huron. 567-777-7685.
soukkitchenbar.com

RUNNER UP: Benchmark Restaurant
benchmark-restaurant.com


Comfort Food

WINNER: The Black Forest Cafe
3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. 419-593-0092.
blackforestcafe.net

Sometimes you want a unique and creative meal. And sometimes, you just want a great pretzel. In that case, Black Forest Cafe has you covered, with a menu full of great German food, including wurst, schnitzel and other traditional favorites. Throw in some great burgers, steaks and, of course, lager to wash it down with, and it’s no wonder that people go running toward this Black Forest.

RUNNER UP: Schmucker’s
schmuckersrestaurant.com


Sandwiches

WINNER: Smokin’ Olive Deli
3726 S. Detroit Ave. Unit A. 419-351-0690.
facebook.com/smokinolive

Smokin’ Olive started primarily as a catering business, but during the COVID shutdown, customers started coming in to order sandwiches. Soon, the Olive’s delicious fresh-made creations became the talk of the town. A sandwich, chips and a drink only cost $11, a great value given the amount and quality of the ingredients used. Be sure to try The Tony!

RUNNER UP: The Original Sub Shop & Deli
originalsub.com


Healthy Selections

WINNER: Poco Piatti
9 N. St. Clair St.
6710 W. Central Ave. #1
3155 Chappel Dr., Perrysburg.
419-931-0281.
pocopiatti.com

RUNNER UP: Balance Pan Asian Grille
balancegrille.com


Local Artisanal Food Product

WINNER: Feez Fusions
feezfusions.com

Looking to shake yourself out of your BBQ sauce blahs? Feez Fusions offer the perfect solution. Offering locally made apple butter sauces in a variety of flavors— everything from mild to spicy and honey mustard— Feez delivers a unique twist on traditional flavors in a healthier form. Shoppers can find Feez at many local retailers, including Sautter’s and various Farmers Markets.

RUNNER UP: Boochy Mama’s
boochymama.com


Nachos

WINNER: Cocina De Carlos
27072 Carronade Dr. Perrysburg. 419-872-0200.
205 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville. 419-878-0261.
cocinadecarlos.com

RUNNER UP: Condado Tacos
condadotacos.com

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