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The Willow

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1011 N Main St, Celina, OH 45822-1011
+1 419-586-4180
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in here for pie and coffee as it looked like an interesting home-town diner. Whilst we were ordering at the counter, a guy serving asked how we were doing but at the same time was very touchy-feely, hands on my shoulder and as he passed my partner wiped his open hand across her behind. As soon as she commented... More 

3 Thank nickbeee
Saint Marys, Ohio
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

This little place has a lot of character. You order at the counter and then they bring it to your table. The burgers are a little greasy and the fries are small and of varying shapes and sizes, but it has a good taste hot off the grill. The strawberry pie is to die for - the best!

Thank FrBarry
Springfield, Ohio
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160 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

The owner is very personable the minute you step up to the counter. The homemade bean soup is excellent, and the onion rings are the real thing. The fries looked good as other people got them, but we did not. The strawberry pie is delicious, but the carrot cake is more spice cake (but good). The hamburgers and fish sandwich... More 

1 Thank Jake S
Washington Court House, Ohio
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219 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This place is a must visit place!! It's a mom and pop..you walk in and place your order..they bring it to the table for you...the food was fantastic and the owner comes around and visits with you making sure everything is OK...they have a frosty root beer that is great!!..and he brings refills to your table!! Prices are very reasonable... More 

Thank Mike H
Dayton OH, United States
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

A great place to get fresh fast food. I had a burger, fries, and ice tea. For me a place gets marks for its ice tea and this was spot on ice tea. Everything else was very good also. I was in and out in about 20 mins. Very fast and friendly.

Thank Scott T
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a wonderful spot! Owner greets you as you come in the door!! Food was fantastic! Talked us into their own root beer, came out to the table and kept our icy mugs full. I grew up in the Midwest and love pork tenderloin sandwiches. This is by far the best I've ever had in all my 50 years!!... More 

Thank Krista D
Celina, Ohio
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

A very nice family owned business. Scott and Denise greet and thank every customer personally. All the food is prepared on site. Their homemade PIES are outstanding. A very folksie atmosphere. You will not be disappointed.

Thank kfetters
Coshocton, Ohio
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Great Lake area on the Celina Ohio side, you MuSt try this place....smh The charm of this place is straight out of the 1950s so many other reviewers have mentioned. And the owners are great! The food is fast food style and served to you after having ordered at the front counter... I had to... More 

Thank Showtime74
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Cincinnati. It was like walking into a fast food restaurant (order at the counter) but with better food. We had sloppy joes and fries. The food is freshly made and was very good. They also have burgers, fresh pie and floats. There is a ton of Coca-Cola memorabilia here, plus Cincinnati Reds... More 

Thank Karen P
Peru, Indiana
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572 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch after a work meeting in the area. The facility evokes an old time hamburger joint vibe. The servers were friendly and helpful. We tried the chicken noodle soup, a Willow whopper, and a ham & cheese. We ended with slices of peach and strawberry pie (have to have fruit everyday). Everything was tasty and had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 N Main St, Celina, OH 45822-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Celina
  • Phone Number: +1 419-586-4180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?