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Smedlap's Smithy Restaurant

205 Farnsworth Rd, Waterville, OH 43566-1423
419-878-0261
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Ranked #9 of 16 restaurants in Waterville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 25, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Service took too long..years ago the original owners greeted all their customers as family and the atmosphere had a class if its own..food was average and had issues with food and service and when asked to see manager he was too busy sitting at the bar..that obviously is where the wait staff and kitchen get their lack of inspiration...will never... More

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Toledo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Although the menu items are a bit expensive, there are all-you-can-eat specials that are reasonably priced. There was plenty of very good food. We liked the bread and salad very well. I was offered more of my all-you-can-eat fish, which was very good, but, since there was plenty in the first round, I was full and couldn't eat any more.... More

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Grand Rapids, Ohio
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Place is just average anymore. Had been going there for over 20 years off and on. Quality of food and service has declined over the years. Setting is different and nice to experience if you haven't been there. Food is average. Used to feel like a high class place that used make a special occasion out of but not anymore.... More

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Waterville, Ohio
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This WAS actually a smith's shop years and years ago. Now it is an upscale restaurant. It even has a SLIDE..really! When my grandkids were younger I went down the slide with them. So much for the decor. Now for the food....gormet! Oh yeh. Good service too. Ok...are you interested?...then get your coat and hat on and get going.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My wife and I stopped in for lunch at Smedlaps on a Saturday. We had a Groupon voucher and thought we would give it a try. This was our first time eating here. We were greeted kindly and were seated immediately. The food was served quickly and was very good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed our experience there. Our server... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Took forever to get food....had to send steak back 2 times....other entrees cold...owner even told me "a well done steak should be pink in middle"....enough said...dont waste your money, time or gas

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Waterville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Back in the day, was a destination restaurant with people from miles around coming to enjoy very well prepared American cuisine. Now, only a shadow of its former self. One night I ordered a particular cut of steak but was served something entirely different. They were out of the cut I ordered, but didn’t inform me before serving. The overall... More

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Toledo
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Just okay. Not a very big selection of food.Ordinary in every way. Not very good waitress service. Farther from home.

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Waterville, Ohio
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We have tried this restaurant several times and this time was not much different than the other times. We arrived around 6:30 on Friday night. We were seated promptly, and the waitress was fairly attentive. The food was bland and overpriced. We ordered appetizer of onion rings that were listed on the menu as thin sliced, dusted and they arrived... More

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Lambertville, Michigan
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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I dined here for the first time. The restaurant was busy and the parking lot overflowing but we found nearby parking on the street. The atmosphere is rustic, eclectic and comfortable. We had reservations and were seated promptly upon arrival. The waite staff was friendly and efficient. I had the Liver & Onions dinner with thick cut... More

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