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Frisch's Big Boy

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American, Diner
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1830 N Clinton St, Defiance, OH 43512-9785
+1 419-784-3421
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Toledo, Ohio
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, the service was great, very nice place to stop for breakfast while we were traveling

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Thank Shirley S
Ashley Z, Public Relations Manager at Frisch's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you had a great experience with us. Come back soon! More 

Peru, Indiana
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572 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to a Big Boy for quite a while, so we decided to give this restaurant a try. The experience was OK, but not what we had remembered from past encounters with other of the chains' facilities. The first thing we noticed was the floor. Either a poor choice of tile color, or lack of attention (or both),... More 

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Thank RICART75
Liana C, Public Relations Manager at Frisch's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we appreciate customer feedback. Feedback, such as yours, is very valuable to us as we use it to make our restaurant and staff better for our future guests. Your feedback will be forwarded to the store so they can address your concerns. More 

Defiance, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We love to go here for the best fish sandwich around. Get it alone or as a platter you can't go wrong!

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1 Thank Sandy W
Liana C, Public Relations Manager at Frisch's Big Boy, responded to this review

Love Love Love this review! Thank you! More 

United States
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch with my family. I ordered the salad bar. Every plate on the salad bar was dirty. A couple missed spots on a plate or two I could understand, but this was every plate. Like they just sprayed them off, and put them back out without scrubbing. It was gross. We left, and will not go... More 

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1 Thank Debbie F
Liana C, Public Relations Manager at Frisch's Big Boy, responded to this review

We're really sorry to hear about your visit. We are sharing with management so they can address these concerns right away. More 

Defiance, Ohio, United States
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I used to love this place. What the heck happened? We went for dinner on a Tuesday night. There were only about three other seated tables in the entire restaurant. It took over 30 minutes for us to get our food and when it did come not only was it poorly plated, it just didn't taste good either. Some things... More 

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1 Thank Angie F
Bowling Green, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

From the moment we entered the business, I wonder if we should stay or leave. 3 waitresses were working the floor, 1 cook, several tables had dirty dishes on them that were not cleaned up during the 1 hour that we were there; the floors had not been swept recently. We had to track down the waitress to get silverware,... More 

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2 Thank Sue C
Liana C, Public Relations Manager at Frisch's Big Boy, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about your visit. This location has had very good comments that have come through and looks like they had a moment where they dropped the ball. We will certainly pass your feedback onto management staff. We certainly hope you'll give us another try. More 

East Amherst, NY
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

While growing up our parents took us to Manner's Big Boy restaurants and the food was so good and this was awesome. The two waitresses we had were very pleasant. Would higly recommend a stop to eat.

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1 Thank gustafson5
Liana C, Public Relations Manager at Frisch's Big Boy, responded to this review

Tremendous 5 star review! Thank you so much for the kind comments! More 

Warren, MI
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287 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

A convenient, and good, stop along US-24. Big Boy offers the classics plus a soup/salad bar. Reasonably priced specials were available as well. The salad bar could use a bit more variety, but I was glad it was there.

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1 Thank motorcity70
Liana C, Public Relations Manager at Frisch's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Wonderful comments that future guests will surely appreciate! More 

Tipton, Indiana
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Stopped by on trip to Detroit from Indiana. Decided to eat at Frisch's Big Boy because we hadn't been to a Big Boy in decades. Both husband and I remember them from our childhood days. Big Boy brings back a lot of memories... all good. Food was good, though I would say the Onion Rings were a little bland. :-(... More 

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1 Thank Tammi H
Liana C, Public Relations Manager at Frisch's Big Boy, responded to this review

Fantastic that we're still here to share your memories! Thanks for the great review. More 

Cincinnati, OH
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Stopped by for "brunch" on a Saturday morning. The food on the salad bar was good --- they kept replacing as needed -- which I think is important. Service was very welcoming. Although this is an older building it seemed to be clean.

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Thank OHIOBuckeye58
Liana C, Public Relations Manager at Frisch's Big Boy, responded to this review

Thank you for the good review. Many details in this that are great for future guests. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $10
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1830 N Clinton St, Defiance, OH 43512-9785
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Defiance
  • Phone Number: +1 419-784-3421

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