Best hot chocolate in town!! Delicious food and awesome staff. Breakfast is served all day. Super low prices and a lot of food for the price too.
Great family owned restaurant! Yummy food. Low prices. Big portion sizes! Very friendly atmosphere! My husband and I enjoy being regulars to Ganders! :-)
Long story short, sometimes we need to just get out of Toledo and see the region from different perspectives. Sometimes the suburbs help. Sometimes we have to go a little farther. Today we say "F" it, and drove to Luna Pier. Why Luna Pier? We have no idea. It's a bizarre little lake front town, with a bunch of small quirky houses all smashed together enjoying the view from lake Erie. Frankly, it's not even that great of a view with the smoke stacks and nuclear plants off the in the distance. Still, it's a view. And it's a tad bit epic. We hit Gander's for the first time, mostly because it was SO close to Luna Pier Beach. In fact, it's closeness to the beach is a big reason why they are getting 4 stars instead of 3. The place is cute. It's got a VERY familiar small town, midwest vibe. All of the patrons seem to know each other, and the wait staff do a good job of making you feel like a local. There is a reason it's been around for 26 years. While we were in the mood for breakfast, all signs in the menu pointed to fried seafood as the logical choice. I ended up with the fried perch sandwich, and my lovely bride got her "go to" fried clams. The portions for both plates were pretty substantial, relying heavily on carbs to fill us up. The fries and mashed potatoes were generically perfect, as were the clams which are obviously flown in from some far off land. But my locally procured perch? It was perfect. Lovely. Just right. And it made me think of how much I'm missing out on regional seafood (or is that lakefood?) Sadly, even though we're a hop, skip & a jump away, Toledo restaurants just don't feature much Lake Erie fish. After we ate our filling lunch, we headed to the beach for some sight seeing. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. And that my friends is why this place is a 4 star joint. Location, location, location.
This place may not have been updated since the beginning of time, but there in is its charm. A gaggle of us headed there last night after a memorial. They were closing up the kitchen, but agreed to keep it open for our group. Is it fine cuisine? Prolly not, but they make a great fried perch sandwich and the fries are fantastic. Add to that a loud and homey feel and $5.00 Grey Goose martinis and well, I'm a smitten kitten. This place definitely serves its purpose and I hear the turtle soup is fantastic.
I had the chicken and it was very good. The waitress was pleasant and very efficient. The soup was the best!! I would definitely go there again.
Friends of ours have drug us there a few times. The place must have been built in the 50's or older, and hasn't been updated since. It has a homey feel to it, but the food is just not very good.