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Bistro 163

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$7 - $9
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American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

The "Pay it Forward" concept is fantastic! Three of us had lunch there and the food was great, and the volunteer waitresses friendly and helpful. It's so nice to know that the little extra we added will help someone else who can't afford the meal....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank etandma
W9359FXmary, Board Member at Bistro 163, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Thank you for your review, and your support!

Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

We had the burger and the tuna salad and both were great. The special aspect of this restaurant is that my meal fed someone who could not afford a meal. Please go visit this restaurant and pay it forward! Blessings.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kermit234bell
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Having been engaged in the non-profit sector for the past 15 years I am well aware that some non-profits assume their noble mission provides them with leeway in performance, service or quality. Not so Bistro 163. Yes, the mission is inspiring and progressive but please,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Gerald S
W9359FXmary, Board VP at Bistro 163, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank YOU, Gerald!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

It was a wonderful dining experience. The food is great. It is primarily staffed by volunteers. The ambiance is warm. The bill payment is donation only so one can "pay forward" for those people less fortunate and not able to pay for a decent meal.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Ronald O
W9359FXmary, VP Board of Directors at Bistro 163, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you for your review, Ronald!

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Bistro 163 is delightful! We are here visiting and it was recommended by friends that have s second home nearby. Friendly wait staff of volunteers made great recommendations on menu items. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Bosswife1980
W9359FXmary, Board VP at Bistro 163, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting and reviewing Bistro 163!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is one of my favorite little gems of a restaurant. First, the food is just outstanding! Our family split the the Spinach Artichoke Flatbread, Pecan Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Burger, Grilled Cheese - and each was absolutely delightful - flavorful with their own unique...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Albrecht150
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I love this restaurant and everything about it. Good to know before you go... it's a pay it forward restaurant. The chef is spectacular, and the wait staff are all volunteers. You can make a charitable, tax deductible contribution, and/or leave a tip. All tips...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank strax2013
W9359FXmary, Board VP at Bistro 163, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for your review, and your support, Sallie!

Reviewed July 15, 2018

I wish we lived closer to Port Clinton so we could patronize this establishment on a regular basis. They have a great mission statement as a pay it forward establishment. Their food exceeds any expectations!!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Pam S
W9359FXmary, Board Vice President at Bistro 163, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Thank you for your review, Pam!

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is unbelievable and the food fantastic. We have a cottage up here and are always looking for good places to eat. The concept of giving back is great. We will be going back often.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kar57gilbert
W9359FXmary, Board VP at Bistro 163, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again soon...

Reviewed June 16, 2018

My wife and I stopped by today having found Bistro 163 on Yelp. It deserves all the good reviews it's gotten there. The restaurant is a non-profit that will feed people in return for their volunteering at the restaurant. Menu prices are "suggested". Don't let...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank George B
W9359FXmary, Board VP at Bistro 163, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you, George, for your review! We're glad you found us and enjoyed your lunch...

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