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Lima, Ohio - food suggestions

Going to be in Lima soon...wondering where to eat. Thoughts?

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  1. Though I've not been there, word from the locals is that the Kewpee burger is a must -- 2111 Allentown Rd.

    1. Kewpee is a local favorite - I'll second the above post. That's about all I can recommend for Lima - it's mostly chains except for that.

      1. KEWPEE,KEWPEE,KEWPEE! i third it. iv'e been there, get breakfast or a burger. supercute. the best diner in ohio even tho they sold the little kewpee off to someone. a classic. it's right downtown you cant miss it.

        1. Kewpee does an above-average fast food burger. The frozen lemonade is very tart and refreshing on a hot day, but if you go, keep in mind the drink sizes are tiny, well below industry standard.

          I haven't tried the pie (never have any room!) but they do offer several different kinds, too.

          1. Oh! I have been to Kewpee! It really is the best fast food imaginable! It is soooo good. I forgot about that. Thanks

            1. Amborisa family restaurant and pancake house, they have the best Gyros this side of Chicago, sutuffed french toast, and char broioled burgers....very economical and fresh food ! Near the bowling alley !

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              1. re: steveftl

                Sorry to tell you Amborisa caught on fire last month, dont know if it will open or not. If anyone is in Lima in March there is Marchocolate, The french silk pie is yummy. there are 3 Kewpees to choose from Kewpee East off 75 downtown, and Kewpee west on ALlentown Rd, but downtown is the coolest !!!

              2. Stopped at downtown Kewpee driving from Michigan to Kentucky for the holidays - good fries & burgers, small pop yes but nice shake in real fluted glass, and atmosphere straight from the 1930s.

                1. Hunan Palace, a small Chinese off of I-75 exit 125, or whatever the one with all the chains, I think, is very good.

                  1. The Kewpee does have really great hamburgers. It was the first thing I had when I visited my hometown of Lime, OH and the last thing I purchased upon my departure.

                    I also visited The Milano Restauraunt, Joey's Submarine, Bandido's (the original stuffed jalapeƱo peppers), Old Barn Outback, The Huddle and Happy Daz (best tenderloins! Of course Louies is still there and serving tenderloins also, great!) I looked for John's House of Prime in Shawnee, but alas, it was no more. I heard that the owner, John Hephe (last name spelling may be incorrect), opened up the Happy Daz Restauraunts.

                    Lima has a lot to offer and has really grown over the years. So, if you are in the area, stop in and you will get a big helping of GREAT hospitality as well. Lima has always done things well!

                    1. If you like extremely greasy hamburgers so thin you can read the paper through them then Kewpee is the place to go. They do have great pie there.

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                      1. re: BJTBJT

                        I'm not sure which Kewpee you've been too, but I've never had a burger like that at any Kewpee location in Lima.

                        Since this thread was posted, there is a slightly upscale Mediterranean restaurant downtown called Vivace which is very good.