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Phil's Inn Restaurant

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1708 East Perry Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
+1 419-734-9023
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Port Clinton, Ohio
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local favorite for spaghetti...well deserved reputation. Full bar, good wine selection and excellent prices.

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Thank billsharp2017
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had never been to Phil's before so decided to go last night. The place was so cold that they should have closed it. We decided to stay so we asked for coffee. When he brought the pot, it looked like weak tea. Obviously the machine wasn't working. The waiter kept telling us none of this was his fault. The... More 

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Thank kbtree
Monroe, MI
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Just stopped in at Phil's for an order of the best spaghetti sauce in this part of the world. Walked in the door, since the signs were blinking "open". Hot spaghetti and a big pot of fresh sauce were in view, the television in the bar was on, and there was not a soul around. After a 10 minute wait,... More 

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Thank dline8
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Have only gotten take out lately as never sure when they will be open so we just stop when lights are on. Since the 1960's, my very, very favorite has been the Phil's Special sandwich, medium rare flavor filled ground beef with lightly grilled onions and provolone cheese served on thick slices of Italian bread. That is how I have... More 

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Thank Laurie E
Lakeside
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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!

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Thank frankfK2427GA
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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201 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 

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Thank elaine c
Toledo, Ohio
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 

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Thank Stephanie L
Tucson, Arizona
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Thank mimi_linna
waterville, Ohio
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank Kim M
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?