Ohio and Pennsylvania I-80 recommendations?
Driving through Pennsylvania and Ohio on I-80. Any joints that shouldn't be missed?
For fine French dining, go to Chez Francois in Vermilion, half an hour west of the Cleveland exits from the turnpike. Jackets required for the indoor dining room, not for the outdoor riverfront cafe. This is 10-15 minutes from the turnpike.
Right next to Toledo in Maumee, there are two restaurants VERY close to the turnpike, only about a minute or two from Exit 59. From the exit, go south on US-20 to the first light and turn right on Dussel Drive and go a block or two. On your right you'll see Mancy's Bluewater Grill, an excellent seafood restaurant. On your left right before Wendy's is a strip mall where you'll find Bangkok Kitchen, an excellent Thai restaurant.
You'll have to ask on the Pennsylvania forum for recommendations in Pennsylvania.
Another vote for Chez Francois. The food is wonderful. The wine list is crazy good and the setting out on the deck watching the boats go by is about as good as it gets.