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Tin Goose Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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3515 E State Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-2618
+1 419-732-0236
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great breakfast really to much to eat. Pancake combo 3 large pancakes 2 eggs large piece of ham. It was delicious. I really liked the coffee as well (decaf) but it really had a great taste. Wife had 3 cheese omelet potatoes and toast. She loved it but could not finish. After breakfast we stopped at the Museum gift store... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Such a nostalgic place to dine! The atmosphere was so much fun. It reminded us of our Route 66 adventures, and it was better diner food!

Thank Mary S
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Interesting place. Aviation museum and cute little diner. Fresh Lake Erie perch! Delicious and fun to watch the planes come and go.

Thank Bingrassia
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

No sooner had I ordered breakfast from my corner booth than a couple single engine planes taxied and went flying. So fun view for a solo diner! I ordered the steak & eggs (aka "The Reno") and was certainly fueled up for the rest of the trip. The potatoes were among the tastiest I have tried, the ribeye large, and... More 

Thank Paul R
Fremont, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The food is great. The lobster bisque divine and you get to look out over an airport. They also have a museum for Military buffs. We love going there if even for a hamburger!

Thank Carol F
Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Our visit to the area included stopping at the Tin Goose Diner. What a fun little spot to have breakfast or lunch. The 50s them is very cute and the view of the airport runway was excellent. This is a small muni airport so small planes coming and going but still interesting to watch as you eat. The food was... More 

Thank Jim S
Castalia, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

The food is great there and the service is outstanding! Their breakfast food and burgers are cooked well and the flavor and quality of the food keep you coming back. The servers are outstanding too and ate attentive to your needs. Highly recommended!

Thank Geno S
Canton, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I've had both breakfast and lunch there with no complaints at all. The diner situated right next to the single runway airport, so depending on the day you may be able to enjoy the entertainment of watching the small planes takeoff and land. The Tin Goose Diner is a fun atmosphere and the food is good old fashioned diner food.

Thank Andycapt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

While in the area i recommend stopping in for a bite to eat. Try the lobster brisque soup awesome flavor. lf you are into military history, check out the museum (WWII) etc.

Thank Richard H
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I have eaten here several times. The food is good. I especially like the chili 4 ways. The old style diner atmosphere takes me back to my childhood.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $16
American, Diner
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3515 E State Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-2618
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 419-732-0236
We are located at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport (PCW) connected to the Liberty Aviation Museum. Entrance to the diner is through the museum main entrance doors or by diner patio for those flying in. Fly-in to the airport or drive-in to visit us. Welcome to the Tin Goose Diner, where you will receive only the freshest quality ingredients in all of our menu items. We are sure you will enjoy your dining experience with top-flight food, pleasant and quick service, all while being surrounded by our memorable historic surroundings! View our website for the online menu. Specials are listed on our Facebook and Twitter pages. This diner is authentic, built by the Jerry O'Mahony Diner Company of Elizabeth, NJ, in the 1950's. It was originally operated as the Sunrise Diner in Jim Thorpe, PA. We became a permanent part of the Liberty Aviation Museum in 2012. All proceeds from the operation of the Tin Goose Diner go towards supporting the Liberty Aviation Museum, a 501 c 3 non-profit educational museum. The museum receives no government funding to operate or fund any of the restorations. We encourage you to visit the Liberty Aviation Museum, connected to the Tin Goose Diner. There is an admission fee to tour the museum. The museum has many artifacts, vehicles, and aircraft from the Golden Age of Aviation and beyond. The museum also has a gift shop that carries: T-shirts, hats, & more memorabilia of the PT-728, Liberty Aviation Museum, The Tin Goose Diner, B-25 Mitchell "Georgie's Gal", the Ford Tri-Motor, & The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation can be purchased in person at the museum at the following address or online at the website.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?