Tony Packo's, in a lot of ways is the signature of Toledo. If someone tells me they drove through town, I will always ask if they stopped there.
There are several locations in the Toledo area, but I always stop by the original, or the one right across from the ballpark. In fact, part of the Mud Hens experience, in my opinion, includes going to Tony Packo's before the game.
The restaurant is famous for it's autographed hot dog buns proudly displayed on the walls.
The restaurant across the street from the Mud Hens has a lot of baseball memorabilia displayed. It almost serves as a local baseball museum. They have some gorgeous panoramic photos of old parks in the area, and actual park relics on display.
And the food is tasty and unique. The vegetable soup is perfect. There is a taste to it that reminds me of Tabasco, but without the heat.
They care about the quality of their hot dogs too. In fact, they are some of the best around. I love hot dogs, and these are some of the best.
If you are traveling in or through Toledo, you have no excuse for not stopping here!
Here is a link to an older post of mine on my other blog: