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Smedlap's Smithy Restaurant

205 Farnsworth Rd, Waterville, OH 43566-1423
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Ranked #12 of 15 Restaurants in Waterville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Ack! You couldn't pay me to eat here again. I've been several times, as it was a great restaurant years ago.. but I'm not sure what happened. The food is usually decent, the downfall is the staff/service and the cleanliness - both are so poor that decent food isn't worth it. There is a middle aged woman server (or bartender?... More

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Northwood, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

No late night anything, they kick their customers out at 9 pm. Bartender leaves at the exact minute the place closes. The Rude cook will flip the lights on, and cut off your whole dinner, Rude! This place had ( health violations in May!

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Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I met a friend for lunch. There was one staffer and he was behind the bar. He said to sit wherever I'd like and he'd be right with me." Oh dear," I thought. Well, he did come right over and brought me a Coke. The bench seat of the booth I'd chosen was a bid dilapidated and I looked across... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Average food, slow getting our food but our server was very friendly. The owner however is rude, loud and obnoxious. My friend asked to speak to the owner to ask a question about a "policy" and the man seemed to want to make a scene in his own establishment. For this reason alone we will never go back.

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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