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Phil's Inn Restaurant

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1708 East Perry Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
+1 419-734-9023
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Phil's many times because I like their spaghetti. However, I do not take friends there because the inside looks like a dump. The booths have slits in them. The ceiling is a mess as is the carpet. The place is very dark, perhaps they hope you won't be able to see what a mess it is!

Thank frankfK2427GA
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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173 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here on a recommendation for dinner. There were only two other tables of people when we came in. A customer going out advised us to sit in back of restaurant as it was "warmer" near the kitchen. Well they were having problems with the heat for sure. I ordered fish and chips. Being near the water I... More 

Thank elaine c
Toledo, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Phil's Inn has been in business for many years, with an unchanged recipe for homemade Italian fare. Unfortunately over the past five years or so, the restaurant has seen an unfortunate decline. The restaurant hours seem inconsistent throughout the seasons; I have came in several times for dinner and the restaurant was unexpectedly closed. My last few visits, I noticed... More 

Thank Stephanie L
Tucson, Arizona
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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 24 September 2016

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 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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 2 August 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 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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 

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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, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1708 East Perry Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 419-734-9023

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