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Tony Packo's Cafe

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American, Hot Dogs, European, Hungarian
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1902 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605-1226
419-691-1953
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Must stop for M*A*S*H fans

A Toledo visit must include the original Tony Packo's. We were not disappointed when ordering their original dog. Top it as you like, but I suggest the chili and kraut. Delicious. A great appetizer is the fried pickles and peppers. Delicious! Also enjoyed the cabbage rolls.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
MichelleMM2014
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Vermilion, Ohio
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Medina, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great little cafe, I loved the decor in the dinning area all kinds of Tiffany lamps hanging over each table and the memorabilia hanging on the walls from the MASH show. The chilly and the chilly dogs where really good I even bought a case of chilly sauce for home.

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Vermilion, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A Toledo visit must include the original Tony Packo's. We were not disappointed when ordering their original dog. Top it as you like, but I suggest the chili and kraut. Delicious. A great appetizer is the fried pickles and peppers. Delicious! Also enjoyed the cabbage rolls.

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every time that I visit Toledo, I try to stop at Tony Packo's. Love it !! I want to try everything on the menu, but I have a really hard time not ordering 2 hot dogs with everything and German potato salad. I keep saying that NEXT TIME I'll order a hot roast beef sandwich, but I always end up... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Cool place to visit if you are in the Toledo area. I wouldnt say the hot dogs and chili are the best, but they were good. The little shop inside sells a lot of stuff. The MASH connection makes it interesting. Lots of buns signed by the stars that have been there. It is a real place and that was... More 

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Sylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Home to the most famous restaurant in Toledo. Tony Packos has been serving up great chili and hungarian food for years and years. I love their chili and my favorite is their chili sundae. Don't forget to get an order of the deep fried pickles as an appetizer. There are walls and walls of hot dog buns signed by celebrities... More 

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London Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Called in a pick-up order, very friendly phone service. Packo's dog with chili was delicious! My husband was wishing he had ordered two. There is ample free parking. Prices were reasonable and selection was good. We are coming back on our next trip thru Toledo so hubby can try the MOAD!

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Being M*A*S*H fans and passing through Toledo, we had to find out if Tony Packo's was a real place...Well it sure is and we enjoyed it very much! For 7 Hungarian hot dogs, 4 orders of fries, two beers and two pops, I thought it was just a tad expensive but we enjoyed and the staff was very friendly and... More 

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White Haven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place appears to be an institution in Toledo and we visited while staying in the city to attend a Mudhens baseball game. We had a party of 6 and hit prime time around 6pm on a Saturday, but not much of a wait (15 min ) considering the place was packed when we arrived. Wait staff was friendly and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited twice in 2 weeks on the way through Toledo. It's just that good. A tradition that should not be missed. The chili over Hungarian dumplings is extra good. As are the cabbage rolls.

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Fairview Park, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Service was great. The food is basically hot dogs and chili. I loved the MASH photos and the signed hot dog buns all over the walls. It was great to stop there for the novelty of it. The gift shop offers lots of novelty items.

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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 12
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, European, Hungarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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