Youngstown, OH - looking for a memorable dinner
We'll be stopping in Youngstown, OH, or thereabouts on Monday, Dec. 22, on our way from New England to Michigan. Looking for a good place to have a memorable dinner. We don't like chains and would be happy to spend $50 per person for a really good meal. But we'd also be happy to spend $10 or $20 if the food will be memorable (memorably good, that is). Any recommendations?
I know this is an old post, but in case someone comes across this...
Armando's on Belmont ave in Liberty has very good Italian food. They make their pasta themselves. If you go in, ask them what pasta they make in house. Always good. I really like the canneloni.
Right next to it, or pretty close, is the Youngstown Crab Company. They are a little pricey, but everyone I know who has ever eaten there, gives it great reviews.
There are a couple of really good Mexican restaurants as well. There is a place in Boardman, on route 224, that is on the corner of West blvd and Canfield-Boardman Rd. (whic is rte. 224) it sits across the street from A&W drive in, and is next door to a lumber store. The food is really close to the best Mexican food anywhere else.
as far as a cool local place, try the Elmton on 5th street in Struthers. Not my favorite place, but it has been there forever, and a LOT of peole think they have the best pizza and pressure cooked chicken.