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Invention Restaurant

15 N Main St, Milan, OH 44846-9733
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Ranked #7 of 11 restaurants in Milan
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jun 22, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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11 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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English first
Marysville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Breakfast looked good and the hand partied hamburgers I am sure we're good but we had already planned burgers on the grill for dinner. We went for lunch after the Edison house and my daughter and I split the hot ham and cheese and fries and an order of mushrooms. Nothing gourmet or fancy but good quality.

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Milan, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant has been around for a long time. Remodeled since the last time we ate there. Great lunch. Excellent selection of food and a wonderful pie selection. Easy access for on street parking overlookng the Milan Town Square and Thomas Edison's boyhood statue with his mother. Really close to a lot of antique stores which had excellent quality stuff.

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Dublin, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Clearly this restaurant hasn't changed in decades--so if that doesn't interest you, you won't like it. The menu is nothing fancy, but if you're in the mood for a retro meal, this is your place. We ordered the breakfast sandwich ( scrambled eggs topped with melted cheese over English muffins (not a sandwich, at all; impossible to eat except with... More

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Akron, Ohio, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Good, simple breakfast fare. Veggie Hash was a bit disappointing (big hunks of canned tomatoes - ewww), but the service is excellent. The cooked apples are wonderful, and the breakfast options are about anything you could want.

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Norwalk, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you love shredded hash browns, visit the Invention Restaurant in Milan. Great Trash Hash that you can order with any toppings of your choice. Truly unique and what a great way to fill your belly for a cheap price.

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Sandusky, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I went to milan to see if there was any small restaurant to eat at,and my family for this place,vary nice people and mmmmm food was vary good,it was home cook food not your everyday sit down chain restaurant.so anyone looking for a place to go for GREAT FOOD this is the place.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had a disappointing meal here. Our burgers were drenched in grease and had no seasoning whatsoever! (They were hand pressed patties and we did LIKE that) The fries were skinny and under fried- felt like they were baked right out of the freezer and again no seasoning. We also tried their elderberry pie and it was like it was... More

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Rather boring menu with almost everything $7 and up. No atmosphere, dirty bathrooms and just so-so food that was over-priced.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Stopped in for a late lunch while browsing the town square in historic Milan, Ohio. Named "Invention" as Milan is the birthplace of Thomas Edison. There was not much inventiveness in the menu, basic diner sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Wanted the meatball sub, but they didn't have any meatballs when we visited - really? The server (and there was only... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I asked for a special order and was pleased that my special order was fufilled exactly My omlette was delicious. Server was sweet and will return soon.

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