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Phil's Inn Restaurant

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1708 East Perry Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
419-734-9023
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Doesn't take long to read the menu!

I always try to give honest reviews and this will be no different. We visited Phil's Inn on a Sunday. Found it quite unusual to be the only people there to eat dinner. That's until I saw the menu. If Italian is your taste there's a few menu items of pasta dishes but if it's American you're after... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Dave S
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Risingsun, Ohio
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Risingsun, Ohio
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I always try to give honest reviews and this will be no different. We visited Phil's Inn on a Sunday. Found it quite unusual to be the only people there to eat dinner. That's until I saw the menu. If Italian is your taste there's a few menu items of pasta dishes but if it's American you're after then you'll... More 

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Thank Dave S
Toledo, Ohio
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

No frills, old decor. Great sauce, large portions. Food is good and very affordable. If your just looking for a good meal and not an upscale atmosphere, this is your place.

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Thank roadking317
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant yesterday for the first time in a very long time. We used to eat there at least once a month and it has been going downhill for years. the decor is awful. I walked in the front door and immediately saw table sracked high with to go boxes napkins and menus. The place looked dirty.... More 

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Thank Will K
Port Clinton, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We have lived in this area for years. Phil's has been our go to since the 60's. Never had a bad meal.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Four of us stopped in the other night. Spaghetti with meat sauce and a salad were on special. We all ordered the same thing. Sauce was very different. I am not sure I liked it because it was sweeter than I am used to eating.But the price was good. The place is old and smells musty. Wait staff and friendly... More 

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Thank juansalon
Commerce Township
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This place is in the parking lot of the hotel I stayed at. what I would call a classic old style Italian restaurant. Dark inside but has a cool authentic feel. Great Service. Homemade it seems everything, not that I had more than 1 meal

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Thank jkn371
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Stopped in for dinner at Phil's for the first time in 13 years, happy to share the experience with our young son. Sadly the service, ambience and food quality have all taken a serious downturn, however. The young man who greeted us was welcoming , however the waitress was from the outset a melodramatic and moody mess. I only see... More 

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Thank luckymom04
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Old favorite. You can love it or hate it as has been stated. You get a lot of sauce on your meal and if you like it , that good, if you don't forget it. I like it, wife doesn't.

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Thank Ken P
Dayton, Ohio
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Well, was hoping this to be a gem. It wasn't. Workers were very loud and annoying. Our waitress however was great. Really good bread. The sauce is a either you like it or not. My husband's Meat Ravioli was over seasoned with some spice. Chicken parmesean was cooked well and portions were great. Prices are decent but most of the... More 

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Thank digitalfireangel
Grove City, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The chicken was rubbery and the sauce was not fresh. The waiter was polite and apologized and asked if there was anything he could do. I regret not detailing my displeasure with the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1708 East Perry Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: 419-734-9023

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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