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Phil's Inn Restaurant

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1708 E Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1426
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greeted with a smile by Sean. We were given some bread to start with. I could have just had bread and water. Delish. We have eaten there a number of times. Pizza, spaghetti, perch, and my favorite is the home made chicken noodle soup.

Thank mimi_linna
waterville, Ohio
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at 2:00 and the place was busy. The lasagna was superb! The salad dressings are homemade. The pizza has a light crust. In the past we have tried the perch and spaghetti with meatballs also delicious! You can order the sauce to take home with you if you can't get enough. The restaurant is not fancy but neither... More 

Thank Kim M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This was ABSOLUTELY the worst food I 've Ever had in a restaurant and I'm 61. My husband and I took one one bite, put down our forks and ask for the check. And I'm not picky! The server was a nice guy, but nothing was discounted even though it was apparent we couldn't eat it. STAY AWAY from Phil's.

Thank Valerie T
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Came here as a kid for years. Nothing much has changed and that makes it wonderful! Still GREAT food! Great service and great prices!

Thank Natalie F
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great food, love the brown sauce, and great service. We've been going there for years and it breaks my heart to see the same outdated decor. They close in the winter months, so it would be great if they remodeled the place while they are closed.

Thank J A B
virginia, virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Phil's is a staple for us when visiting Port Clinton. We can always count on decent food and quick service. Nothing special, except for some delicious deserts.

Thank H1402CKthomasb
Brunswick, Ohio
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We've been eating at Phil's since the early 70's. We haven't been up to the lake in a few years and we're really looking forward to eating at Phil's. I ordered my usual 1/2 order of spaghetti with a meatball and a salad. I don't know what has happened to the quality of food there, but the meal was awful... More 

Thank Carolyn Z
Las Vegas, New Mexico
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Phil’s reminds me of a place an Italian Grandma would cook. The service was quick and friendly. Our waiter was conscientious and checked on us often. I had the veal parmesan and it was excellent. Huge portion and the gravy was dark, rich, and meaty. I first ordered a mojito from the bar, the wait staff did not know what... More 

Thank MaggieGx1
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

First time to Phil's. Had the spaghetti and my wife had the lasagna. Since we said it was our first visit, the waiter brought out a cup of sauce for us to try. The waiter was very friendly and was quick. Bread was provided in a basket and was soft and plentiful. The portions were large and the quality was... More 

Thank VolksFan4ever
Brunswick, Ohio
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Where to start, service was good, wine was good, bread was good. But that's about it. 1960~70 decor , flies , fruit flies, smelled like old carpet, so like a truck stop, sorry no offense to truck stops... As for the food, all frozen fried food with a lot of dark burnt sauce. The meatball was good, like chief boyardi,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1708 E Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1426
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: 419-734-9023

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