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It’s been a long winter here in Ohio. So last week when the remaining snow melted away, the temperatures rose above 40 degrees and the clear, blue skies beckoned and enticed me to head outdoors, I picked up my mom and dad and with my teenage daughter, we drove to Amish Country to explore.
Shopping and sightseeing can sure work up an appetite so I used my Restaurant.com smartphone app to locate an area restaurant where I could use one of my Restaurant.com gift certificates. I found a couple, but settled on Route 83 Restaurant near the Holmes County Trail in Holmesville.
Restaurant.com allows me to purchase gift certificates at a discounted price and discover new restaurants that I normally may have overlooked. Route 83 Restaurant offered gift certificates in the amount of $10, $15, $25, $50, $75 and $100. Since there were four of us, I selected a $25 gift certificate which required that I spend $37.50 or more, which covers the cost of the food for the restaurant.
Route 83 Restaurant in Ohio’s Amish Country offers ample parking and though the restaurant is small, it was clean and comfortable.
Our server, Nicholas, greeted us promptly and seated us at a window-side table, which was a bit chilly. When we arrived we were the only patrons in the restaurant but that soon changed as regulars began to trickle in, a good indication that we could expect a great meal.
We skipped the soda and ordered waters along with the House Sampler appetizer. The platter contained Chicken Wings, Cheese Sticks, Chicken Fingers, Cheesy Fries with bacon, Breaded Poppers and dipping sauces and was a great way to kick off our meal.
For our meals, we ordered a Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich on a Kaiser Bun, Philly Steak on a Hoagie, a Turkey Club and a Fish and Fries Entrée. Each sandwich came with a side of fries, which my daughter substituted for Macaroni and Cheese.
I was surprised to see how large the portions were and knew immediately that I wouldn’t be able to finish my meal. The French Fries reminded me of the fries that I get each year at the fair, though not as greasy. My daughter and I doused the fries on my plate in Malt Vinegar and shared them. My Philly Steak Sandwich had green peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheese and was very good. The only recommendation I would make would be to request that your bun is toasted. Otherwise the bread tended to fall apart and I found it easier to eat my sandwich with a fork.
My mom ate the Chicken Sandwich and while she thought it was good, she did find it a bit bland and would have preferred a bit more seasoning.
My daughter ordered the Turkey Club, which when served with fries could easily be split between two younger children. She did not like the Macaroni & Cheese but in all fairness, we’re a bit picky when it comes to Mac & Cheese. After sharing my fries, she boxed up part of her sandwich to take home.
I originally had my eye on the Fried Ice Cream for dessert, but that was before I saw how huge the meal portions were. None of us had room for dessert so I grabbed the check, presented my gift certificate, paid and we headed for home.
Our total cost after my gift certificate came to just under $25 plus a tip.
Bottom line: I’d definitely return to Route 83 Restaurant. The prices are fair, the portions are huge, the food was good and we received wonderful service.
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The Route 83 Restaurant is open Monday-Sunday 6 am to 9 pm and serves breakfast all day.
Route 83 Restaurant
7501 State Route 83
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