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“Big Mistake!”
Review of The Road Toad

The Road Toad
Ranked #6 of 39 Restaurants in Ligonier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Big Mistake!”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

We decided to try The Road Toad Restaurant, Ligonier, PA, in celebration of our first wedding anniversary after reading several good reviews. Big mistake! My husband ordered the crabcake dinner and I ordered the crabcake, shrimp and scallop dinner. The salad was wilted and warm (the dill salad dressing was excellent), the bread was tasteless and the butter was about the same. We ordered the parsley buttered potatoes and the larger chunks were not cooked completely. In all fairness, the seafood was good. However, at $75, which included each of us having a glass of wine, we could have gotten good seafood and a salad, vegetable, and potato at our local restaurant for about $40 and it would have been excellent, but we wanted to try this restaurant. We drove to the restaurant from Indiana, Pennsylvania. We do not understand why several people rated this restaurant so highly. Perhaps we did not select what is good at this restaurant. This is our first and last time to dine here. We so much wanted this dining experience to be a good find as the restaurant has many good food choices. We were going to bring our friends if this turned out to be a good experience, but this isn't going to happen.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank James L
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English first
Weirton, West Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great food,beautiful views and friendly staff”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Cute little restaurant outside Ligonier. The food was delicious! They have homemade fries and the cat fish was superb. It has a beautiful view of mountains and creek. Staff is very friendly and quick!

Visited March 2014
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food - Great service”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Coming into the Ligonier PA valley from the west on PA route 30, just before you arrive at Idlewild Park is a great little restaurant, The Road Toad ( name derived from Kenneth Grahame's 1908 book "The Wind in the Willows"). Menu offers a wide variety with a wonderful view over looking the Loyalhanna creek (good trout fishing). My favorite is their coconut shrimp, but have never had a complaint for any meal ordered by myself or friends.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank James R
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Men's group”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Gathering of men from our church. Salad and beverages served by staff and buffet style for dinner with servers. Everything was good and staff continued to refill beverages while we ate.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank dunald0
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Lambertville, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
303 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

After a visit to the flight 93 memorial we were looking for a nice place for lunch. After reading the revues on trio advisor we picked the Road Toad. What a great choice this turned out to be. Our waitress Pat, was friendly and very helpful. The food was excellent. Owner made sure to visit every table to make sure everything was to the patrons liking. Will return again.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank baron13
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