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My wife and I had seen the signs on the highway for Bob Evans Restaurants but had no idea what they were. We were in the area visiting friends and they had suggested we all go to Bob Evans for breakfast.
Bob Evans is sort of a country style restaurant/IHOP type place. The food is homestyle country cooking seving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We went inside and the place was hopping with customers. There was counter seating as well as tables and booths. The hostess seated us at a booth for four in the far side of the restaurant. The menu is pages and pages of delicious looking and sounding items. We had breakfast on the mind so we perused countless, pancake, french toast, pastry and egg options before making a decision.
The food here was incredible and the portions very large. I picked up the tab and was shocked that breakfast for four people including drinks and side dishes was only $36. Wow, what a bargain and for such incredible food. I can't wait to have breakfast here again.
Favorite Dish: I ordered their Strawberry Banana Cream Stacked & Stuffed Hotcakes, side of bacon and an unsweetend iced tea. Wow the portion was huge: Two buttermilk hotcakes stuffed with fresh banana slices, stacked with vanilla cream cheese and covered with fresh strawberry topping and more banana slices. The taste was incredible, the strawberries were sweet and fresh. The hotcakes were light and fluffy...excellent. My bacon was cooked perfectly and crisp the way I like it. I finished eery last bite of food and stil wanted more of these delicious hotcakes.
My wife had the Cinnamon Cream hotcakes and a side of bacon. It was two hotcakes that had cinnamon chips inside. Inbetween the two hotcakes was a cinammon cream sauce taht tasted like cinnamon bun icing. On top was a cinnamon cream sauce. Everyone at the table had to try a bite and God was it good. The portion was too big for her and she barely finished half of the hotcakes.
Bob had eggs and plain hotcakes and BArb had the same. They love their breakfast here and are regulars at this establishment.
Written Jul 19, 2010
Address: 3818 BELMONT AVE
Phone: (330) 759-2931
Fabulous food abound here. Lots of ethnic choices. Pick a place with a clean outside and the kitchen will be clean too. Perogies, cavatells, meatballs, pizzas, etc all like mom used to make.
Favorite Dish: Food here tastes like it is supposed to taste not like a crappy franschise chain rubber meatball and generic pizza.
Written Apr 4, 2007
Address: Youngstown & Suburbia
Aladdin's Eatery-my favorite.
They carry a wide variety of salads and other types of 'vegie' foods. The resturant is Middle-Eastern type of foods. They lean toward the healthy type of eating such as, low fat-live longer type of foods.
They have soft music of various types playing in the background..a great place to eat. They do serve coffee there and some types of spirits.
Favorite Dish: Falaffal salad- mixed greens with four falaffal patties cressing the top with the house dressing, yes, the only way to go! I like their carrot-apple juice, just great tast and healthy for you. I also like their house salad-Aladdin's salad.
Updated Sep 19, 2002
Address: 7325 South Ave., Boardman, Ohio 44512
Great ambience and good bartenders make this a good dance club in downtown Youngstown. This is an upscale club and I was impressed with my first visit there. It felt like something out of a big city. The music isn't too bad, either.
The Core is open until 2:30 AM every night except Monday and Tuesday.
Dress Code: The crowd is well-dressed. No sneakers or sports clothes with symbols. Jeans are ok.
Written Oct 12, 2004
Address: 34 Federal Plaza West
Phone: (330) 747-CORE
Favorite thing: What a great area to grow up in, just not in the city proper itself. Downtown is trying to make a comeback with a new entertainment stadium, the Chevy Centre. It is home to YSU college, home of BJA's Phantom Fireworks, has a hospital but no hotel or gas station with in the city limits.
The surrounding suburbs are great with the exodus occurring as the Steel Mills closed and continue to grow. Be sure to check out Mill Creek Park and the Butler Museum of Art.
You must come here hungry. Hundreds of local restaurants are about with lots of traditional homemade ethnic foods from pigs and chicken on a spit, to Briar Hill Pizza, to homemade perogies, meatballs, etc..... it's got to be the home of, "the way mom used to make it"
Fondest memory: The food
Updated Mar 15, 2007