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15 N Main St, Milan, OH 44846-9733
419-499-2320
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Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not that good

Been here once doubt I'll ever go back. Food just wasn't that good. Service was excellent and I like the atmosphere reminded me of when I was a kid at the city restaurant.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Brutane
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Milan, Ohio
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Milan, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Been here once doubt I'll ever go back. Food just wasn't that good. Service was excellent and I like the atmosphere reminded me of when I was a kid at the city restaurant.

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Ohio
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I thought the overall menu prices were high for the location but the food was decent. We got hand-pressed burgers - one was the special for $5.99 and the other off the kids' menu. Another got chocolate chip pancakes and a side of bacon. The server was very personable and had good knowledge of the menu. Our food came out... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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128 reviews 128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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Ohio
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 N Main St, Milan, OH 44846-9733
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: 419-499-2320

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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