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Out and About: Tony Packo’s

Name: Tony Packo’s
Food: Hungarian Hot Dogs, chili, pickles & peppers
Where: Toledo, OH
Website: Tony Packo’s
My Opinion: Awesome!

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Growing up in Northwest Ohio you know Tony Packo’s. Growing up in my house you definitely know Tony Packo’s. Why you ask? Oh it has something to do with the fact that my father is a HUGE fan of M.A.S.H. and the character Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger only mentions Tony Packos almost every episode. Now here is the skinny on the restaurant. It’s walls are decorated with signed hot dog buns and everyone from Bill Cosby, Rosanne Barr, Mr. T and Rick Astley has signed them. There are hundreds of buns. The best part is going around and seeing all the odd people who have visited this Toledo landmark restaurant. When you visit Tony Packo’s you order cafeteria style, unless it’s after 4pm and then they have waiters and waitresses tending the tables. I tend to order the Tony Packo’s Feast because I like a little of everything. It is one cup of chili, one cabbage roll and one Hungarian dog with mustard, onion, secret sauce and cheese. Delicious! My other half loves their chili mac and I have to agree, it’s pretty awesome. Oh and a trip would not be complete without an order of deep fried pickles. Does it sound gross? It’s not. I don’t know if that won you over but I swear it’s good. So are you wondering what a Hungarian hot dog is? Well I think it taste like a polish sausage cut in half and grilled on the flat top.  It has a nice casing but the meat is away better than the traditional polish sausage.  I know,  I’m not great at explaining food, but can we just agree that it’s great and you should all run off to Toledo to try it???

Ok now onto the pictures….

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Tony Packo's Feast minus the hotdog

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Tony Packo's Feast

Hungarian Dog

Hungarian Dog

Chili Mac

Chili Mac

Cabbage Roll

Cabbage Roll

Chili

Chili

Classic Menu Combos

Classic Menu Combos

View of dining area

View of dining area

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Oh Amy...

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous...and hot dog eaters.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous...and hot dog eaters.

I pity the fool!

I pity the fool!

Just like every sucessful 80's movie has Kenny Loggins so does every hot dog bun signing sucessful Toledo restaurant.

Just like every successful 80's movie has Kenny Loggins so does every successful hot dog bun signing Toledo restaurant.

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Hooray for bun signing!

Finally if you want to start this hot dog signing trend in your kitchen you can!

Jamie has a lot of love for Toledo.

Jamie has a lot of love for Toledo.

I hope you all enjoyed learning about Tony Packo’s.  If any of my readers have eaten at Tony Packo’s feel free to leave your opinion. I would love to hear what you think about the place 🙂

Jamie Farr Photo Source: ESPN

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13 responses »

  1. I remember seeing this place on TV once. I thought it was cool that they had all those signed hot dog buns.

    I want some of that chili mac!!

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  2. The food looks amazing! Especially that chili mac and that Hungarian hot dog! YUM! I’ve never heard of the place! I wonder why the buns don’t get moldy?!

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  3. All the food looks great but I want that cabbage roll!

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  4. What a fun place! I want some chili!

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  5. The chili mac looks amazing! Is it similar to Cincinnati chili? Oooh, I could go for some of that!

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  6. The food looks tasty – and what a fun time!

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  7. Wow. I actually want to try this… and I hate hot dogs. But I think that Hungarian dog might sway my opinion.

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  8. It all looks soooo good….

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  9. Awesome dishes, I would love that chili mac or the cabbage roll, yum!

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  10. I just realized they were signing real buns–not ceramic!

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  11. Oh Tony Packo’s! Here is my Jamie Farr story…I was at the Toledo zoo when I was little, with my parents and brother. We saw Jamie Farr walk right past us and my brother said..”Hey! Mr. MASH!” and Jamie Farr looked back and waved at us! Hooray for memories, lol. I too love a good Packo’s hot dog…I had a hankerin’ the other day on my way to school and had to stop at the little mini Tony Packo’s restaurant in Anderson’s!

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  12. Hi cool sight, I was looking for a recipe for sweet hots Tony Paco of course I just love those. So your sight came up , just wondering do you have a recipe? I buy mine at myers in lower mi. But I just picked some cukes out of the garden and have tried several times to reproduce? Any help from your direction would be cool. Will add you to my email thanks again N.N.
    Sea Bee from Upper Michigan

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