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“Best sauce on the planet!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Phil's Inn Restaurant

Phil's Inn Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 72 Restaurants in Port Clinton
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leetonia, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best sauce on the planet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We've been going to Port Clinton for years and always have dinner at Phil's. We think that they have the best spaghetti sauce on the planet. Some may not like it ( very unique taste ) but the friends that we dine with ( some of them are from out of state ) always look forward to having dinner there. We'll even buy some to bring home and freeze for later dates. The place is a little small and is always packed with people ( at least in the Spring when we go there ). They have alot of very tasty items on the menu including fresh fish, which is also outstanding. Good service and nice people. We'll be back this May. Can't wait. We can't speak to highly of the place.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank John I
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Won't eat here anymore...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is an old favorite in Pt Clinton...my parent's ate there on their honeymoon in the early 1950s. HOWEVER, the last 3 times I've eaten
there, the place is so filthy, old and tired that I won't eat there any longer. If the restaurant looks that bad, I don't trust the food. There were dead bugs on the window sills, dust galore, and no amount of the best spaghetti sauce ever will make me go back.
For awhile, I got carryout, but now, I don't trust it.
It is sad because this restaurant has SO MUCH potential...spend a few bucks and clean it up!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Travity
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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

From the outside, it might not look like much. Phil's is an excellent Italian restaurant. We love the sauce so much we take extra home.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank goracers
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cleveland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cook at home!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Building exterior is falling apart, inside is tired and questionable, service is to be expected- tired and fed up with rattling off salad dressing, sauce tastes burnt and weak. Save yourself the effort and buy a bottle of ragu and box of pasta and cook at home

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ClevelandFamilyof4
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port oconnor, tx
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“BEST SPAGHETTI SAUCE ANYWHERE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

The restaurant is usually busy and some waiting is required, but the wait is worth it. Half portions are available and the prices reasonable. Take-out spaghetti sauce by the container.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Larry w
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