Forrester's on the River

Food & Drink
26 Main St., Toledo, OH 43605 26 Main St., Toledo Directions
+14196912626
This place has not been rated by customers.
84% of 1127 customers recommended

For a little flavor to your day, head to Toledo and dine at Forrester's on the River. Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.

This place is closed.

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Report | a month ago
Very good . Sorry to see the restaurant close !
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Report | 7 months ago
...talk with the manager if hyou can...for any tips or specials
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Report | 10 months ago
Great Steak
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Report | a year ago
Good fiod
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Report | a year ago
Great food. Will definitely go back!
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Report | a year ago
We were highly unimpressed. After hearing raving reviews from friends on FB we decided to purchase a Groupon to try Forrester's. We were greeted at the door and seated in a booth along the window's. We waited a few short minutes then we were greeted by our waitress. She asked us what we wanted to drink and my husband asked if they carried Coke products, she said yes. So he ordered my son and his pops, and I asked what flavored iced teas they carried. She said Raspberry so I then asked if it was flavored out of the fountain or made at the bar with a syrup. She said out of the fountain. Yuck! Lost me there. I then asked if their iced teas were fresh brewed or out of the the fountain, she said fresh brewed. The tea I received was drinkable but definitely didn't take fresh or brewed. My husband noticed his Coke tasted off. He had me taste it and it was indeed not even drinkable. He then asked what beers she had on tap. She pulled out her cheatsheet and read them off. He asked for the Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. Five minutes later the waitress brings a light colored beer and sits it down and walks away.... she didn't even say one word to him/us. We both look at each other because well....we knew by looking at the glass this wasn't the beer he had ordered. He took a sip to see "what it was" and stopped her in passing and told her something wasn't right...that this wasn't his beer... his beer should be very dark and foamy. Another 5 minutes pass and she brings a medium colored beer down and says "I'm sorry, you're right we ran out of that beer at noon, here is an IPA..... then she proceeded to say we also have Georgia Brown which is a dark beer" Okay, so if your customer already had an order for a dark beer in why would you bring him ANOTHER light IPA beer?? (it ended up being Rebel IPA, the receipt said Rebel IPA however, the glass still looked like the first glass they brought him with a splash of something added to the top) He ended up getting what he thinks was the Georgia Brown.... which was good! But again he said something tasted off.... When she finally bought him his beer 20 minutes later she said something about "we aren't suppose to get beer from the outside but I was told to go ahead and take it" Whatever she meant?? We ordered onion rings with their spicy sauce. It was everything but spicy... it was loaded with sugar and very sweet! No spice what so ever! We then placed my sons order for his kids meal and discussed the menu with the waitress. I asked her what her favorite things were on their menu and what she recommended. I then asked about their steaks and she said they were fabulous and ALL of them were their top sellers. (I told her I was really in the mood for a good steak since the last time we went out my steak was over cooked then the replacement was undercooked. At that point I left without eating.... as my family had been done eating their meals.) She asked me what steak I normally order and I told her I was looking at the ribeye. She said I wouldn't be disappointed at all!! Okay great... I then asked if I could substitute the vegetable for a salad and she explained I would receive all three items, the potato, salad, and the vegetable. Wow. I was impressed because normally at most places you only get two items, however considering the meal is $29 it was nice to have a variety. Our meals came and my husband needed Mayo. He sat for 5 minutes while she stood at the kitchen waiting for mayo.. are waitresses not allowed to go get their own mayo?? My steak was overcooked. I asked for Medium well and it was WELL WELL... & DRY. At this point I was starving, my family was half done with their food, and we had somewhere to be following dinner... the wait from the beer and mayo already set us behind. Our bill would have been $75 before the Groupon.... EVEN with the Groupon I feel we over paid for what we received. Service, food, and whatnot. Honestly, I've had better steaks and service at Applebees or Bob Evan's. I am not sure if there was a new bartender and new cook on Thursday night or not BUT it was just not a great experience for us at all! We have talked about maybe trying it one more time but we do not wait to throw our money out the window either!
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Report | a year ago
Liked their outdoor dining on the river best.
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Report | a year ago
They were out of what I wanted to order,didn't offer a replacement, didn't take off the total groupon. Will never go back. Hostess was drunk
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Report | a year ago
Great service!
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Report | a year ago
The place was empty and yet we never got our water refilled. Waitress apologized for taking awhile to get the bill taken care of for us. Just not very good service, especially when there were so few customers.
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From Our Editors

Stop by Forrester's on the River in Toledo for flavorful fare and refreshments. Wifi is on the house at Forrester's on the River, so bring along your tablet or laptop. Be sure to check out Forrester's on the River's outdoor seating when the climate is right.

Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.

Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles. Forrester's on the River offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.

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