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Tony Packo's Cafe

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Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
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1902 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605-1226
419-691-1953
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Original restaurant

If you're in for a fun time (cafeteria style) this is the place Klinger from Mash was always bragging about. Hot dog buns signed by celebrities and presidents. Famous for their Hungarian hot dogs and pickles. Little gift shop where you can purchase food items or souvenirs and have them shipped. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Valerie C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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337 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you're in for a fun time (cafeteria style) this is the place Klinger from Mash was always bragging about. Hot dog buns signed by celebrities and presidents. Famous for their Hungarian hot dogs and pickles. Little gift shop where you can purchase food items or souvenirs and have them shipped. A mainstay of Toledo and don't forget Hungarian street... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Yes Packo's is a Toledo institution... Long term business means they do something right! And yes they do dogs right!!! Love love their magic chili sauce and amazing cabbage rolls. Great down home food and friendly family style service, can't go wrong, you have to try!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Jamie Farr is from Toledo and referenced Packo's on the TV hit show Mash. Great Hungarian hot dogs and sauce. Soups, stuffed cabbage and Hungarian noodles delicious. Autographed hot dog buns allover the walls...from Presidents, actors, and history making people.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A Toledo institution, Tony Packo's was our first stop. Loved it so much we stopped there 4 times in 2 days. Signature chili and hot dog combo is a must. We even bought some chili starter to take home, but unfortunately I could not replicate it at home. Try the fried pickles!

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'm a Big MASH TV Show Fan. Which was the reason I went due to Jamie Farr always talking about Tony Packo's in the series. They have a gift shop which has a picture of the cast. Some of the Cast Members went there , they autographed Hotdog buns which all over the restaurant. Pretty neat to see Famous People... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Driving through Toledo we couldn’t resist coming to the famous Tony Packos. It’s easy to get to from the highway and the place is kept up nicely being clean and modern. I had the famous hot dog which was very good. My brother couldn’t stop raving about the stuffed cabbage-the best he’s ever had! The server/bartender gave us great advise... More 

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here before the zoo lights. Always a solid meal. Had the dumplings and cucumber salad. Wish the zoo had been as good as the dinner here.

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Middlefield, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We found Tony Packo's the day after Christmas for lunch and it was busy! (on Front St) Our first time there so we didn't have a clue. Our server was excellent in pointing out the highlights of the menu. Wanting to stick with the tried and true we ordered hot dogs and I got a side of chili, hubby got... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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128 reviews 128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In the past couple of weeks, I've had Tony Packo's dogs from its original location on Front and Consaul Streets in East Toledo and from its "Café" on Monroe St. in Sylvania. The first time, it was my birthday, so, I got 2 free dogs and a free serving of Hungarian dumplings! Delicious! The second time, it was lunch time... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visitors cannot miss this one. With multple locations they are convenient. They are known for their hot dogs and chilli, but everything is excellent. Take some picles and peppers home with you. It is one place that you cannot go wrong. T get the real Packo's experience go to the original one on Front St.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1902 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605-1226
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Toledo
  • Phone Number: 419-691-1953

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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