A family business since 1963, Star Lanes resonates with the boom of bowling balls colliding with pins on 24 automatic lanes. The alley's sunny yellow facility bustles with bowlers of all ages during daily open-bowling sessions and ripples with upbeat music during weekend glow-and-bowl sessions. An onsite pro shop outfits players with shoes, balls, and bags, and champion-bowler coaches Jeff and John Lizzi equip players with the techniques to master a grandfather clock's perfect pendulum swing. The venue also houses a bar with refreshments and a lengthy menu of specialty pizzas and sandwiches. Leagues for men, women, and couples practice in the alley throughout the week, and a specialty seniors league recruits elderly team members.
Pie connoisseurs ravish in the extensive noshing selection of Pagliai’s menu of specialty pizzas. Pagliai’s expert dough slingers toss original creations such as the Pagliai’s special, with sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions ($17.25), to send taste buds on an ambrosial oven-baked adventure. Take a metaphorical leap over the pond to literally delight in the sauerkraut-stuffed German Delight, piled high with mouthwatering canadian bacon or sausage ($12). Sink biters into a garden-fresh, herbtastic vegetarian pizza, topped with ground-grown edibles, including mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and olives ($15.50). Other unique pies include such inspired geneses as the roast-beef special ($13.75) and the taco pizza, complete with a fiesta of border-hopping toppings to elevate tasters to a level of excitement usually reserved for the prospect of amnesty ($17.25). Pull up a chair to dine in, swing by to carry out, or call in to have a golden-crusted siring delivered to your doorstep. This deal is valid for any item on the specialty pizza section of the menu except for the Chef’s Delight.
Like a camera obscura built around a dinner table, Home Slice Pizza stays forever focused on its cuisine. Within the brick-lined establishment’s kitchen, chefs toss and fire large and extra-large thin-crust pizzas topped with ingredients as classic as pepperoni and anchovies or as original as artichoke hearts, seasoned steak, and A1 sauce. Under this flavor ornamentation lies the pizzas’ true foundation: cheese. Blends of mozzarella, feta, ricotta, cheddar, parmesan, and romano provide a solid base for creative ingredient combinations and add a gooey warmth to every bite. Not content to be confined to pizzas alone, cheese also douses orders of pan-baked cheese bread and supports focaccia subs flecked with herbs and stuffed with hot ham, turkey, bacon, and veggies.
Over the course of its 176-year history, The Commercial Building has purportedly been a stop on the Underground Railroad, a route for bootleggers during Prohibition, and a watering hole for Abraham Lincoln, who prosecuted cases at the nearby courthouse. Situated on the first floor of the building, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Dégagé Jazz Café draws contemporary crowds with its combination of live music and French-inspired cuisine.
Chef Jacob Jacobsen, a Toledo native and French Culinary Institute grad, crafts seasonal menus inspired by French and New American cooking. Dishes range from salads with locally grown apples and pears to slow-braised baby-back ribs and wet-aged rib-eye steaks. Other entrees incorporate sustainable seafood, including wild, line-caught Atlantic king salmon and local walleye from Port Clinton Fisheries. Servers carry dishes to weathered wooden booths inside the club-like dining room or float them onto its outdoor patio via attached mini-parachutes.
A casual, lively ambience populates the comfy and spacious confines of Caper's Restaurant and Bar, rendering it a pleasant place to catch the game while consuming an array of pies and potables. Specialty pizzas, with dough culled fresh from scratch each day, top the wide-ranging menu. Vacuum up luscious leaves with the spinach and artichoke pizza ($4.99–$14.50), or cast a net around the shrimp, crab, mozzarella, and alfredo sauce of the seafood pizza ($5.99–$16.20). Toasty oven-baked sandwiches include the mountainous Italian house special ($7.49) and the BBQ pulled pork ($7.49), among others. Pasta pilots can propel their journey with the penne bolognese's tasty fueling of homemade sauce ($8.99) or furnish their cabin with the cushy pouches of sausage-stuffed saccotino ($8.99).