Stopped at Friendly Stop Cafe with friends/couples for dinner, after a rain-interrupted round of golf. Located in the tiny Village of Glendale, this is an easy-to-miss tiny storefront of what would be an old-fashioned tavern complete with Norms, Cliffs and Carlas- style characters - plus surprisingly good food and very reasonable prices. There is a small back room for added dining space ( walk behind the bar to get to the stairs to this room); plus a large deck in back for outside dining/drinking.
The server took drink orders and passed out menus. For a small tavern, the food selections were quite good! - burgers (a specialty), sandwiches, salads, dinners. One of our group asked about the meatloaf which was recommended; the server zipped out and came back with a hunk of meatloaf and enough forks for tastes for all. Very good!
I ordered the fried cod sandwich, with a small-extra-cost side of onion rings; one slice of bread, please. The food was back in good time, piping hot. The portions of cod were generously large and easily could have been enough for two sandwiches at another restaurant. Breading was light, color honey-brown and taste delicious including the tarter sauce. Onion rings very good as well. Everyone agreed - a job well done.
Kudos to me for noticing a sign as we entered, that Friendly Stop offered $10 buckets of 5 beers during Cincinnati Reds games. Double kudos to my brother-in-law Jon who saw that the Reds were tied up in inning 11 - and changed the order to two buckets.
The Reds ended up losing - but we won with Friendly Stop.