Downtown Dining

aLittleSlicea little slice of heaven

518 Clinton St. | 419-980-5250

“Best Cheesecake on Planet Earth,” stop down and check out the variety of flavors for every palletEvery Thursday, Friday and Saturday fresh baked cinnamon rolls are available. Bread and dinner rolls are available by special orders. Homemade chocolate covered cherries are always in stock. Also available are a large selection of cookie cutters, baking and candy making supplies. Like them on Facebook to get specials.

September – May: 
Tuesday – Friday – 10am – 5:30pm, Saturday – 9am – 2pm
June – August:
Wednesday & Friday – 10am – 5:30pm, Thursday – 10am – 7pm, Saturday – 9am – 12pm

breadstyx Dos Eppi’s

200 N. Clinton St. | 419-782-1070

Open in the well-known restaurant spot at the corner of Clinton and First streets is Dos Eppis. Business owner Ricardo Leal says business is doing well with its complete menu of Mexican food.  Leal has also added a number of Puerto Rican dishes.  “The Puerto Rican plato (plate) is not real spicy” Leal said.  “It is your basic meat — beef, pork or chicken —  with potatoes, beans and rice.  It is flavorful, though.  We also have fried plantain and a dish that is a deep-fried dough with meat and potatoes in the middle.”

Leal has an extensive background in the food business, having gone to culinary school in New York City.  “Defiance has been very welcoming to us.  I think there should be a restaurant on every block on town.” Like them on Facebook for daily soup and sandwich specials!

Hours: Monday – Saturday – 11am – 8pm,

budsBud’s Restaurant

505 W. Second St., Defiance |  419-782-9101

Bud’s Restaurant has been a staple in Downtown Defiance since 1939.

The family dining atmosphere makes you feel like you are eating right out of your mom’s kitchen everyday. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each day bringing a special that you come to know very well. You can’t go wrong with what you choose. The “Big Bud” and the famous pie….. that sums up Bud’s!!!! Pie…

Bud’s has had many visitors over the years, Pete Schlegel, Sam Hornish, Mike DeWine and many more. Stop down this week and share in the pie.

Hours: Monday – Friday – 6am – 8pm, Saturday – 6am – 2pm, Sunday – CLOSED

cabinFeverCabin Fever Coffee

312 Clinton Street  | 419-782-5400

Cabin Fever offers daily coffee flavor specials that are very unique and delicious. It is not all about coffee here though. Breakfast pastries and other choices are available as well as a lunch menu that will please any taste bud. Once you are finished with your meal you can stop at their candy counter and finish out your experience with a treat. Did you know that there is space above Cabin Fever for you to rent? It is perfect for conferences, baby showers, parties, meetings. Stop by the counter for more information. Like them on Facebook for daily specials!

Hours: Monday – Saturday  7am-8pm, Sunday – CLOSED


524 Clinton St., Defiance  | 419-782-1116

Founded in 1928, Kissner’s is the oldest Tavern in Ohio still owned by one family.

For 85+ years Kissner’s has served Defiance breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night munchies and beverages.

From omelets to Pork Brain, they have a full service menu for everyone with a great kid’s menu too!

Thursday – Mexican night, Friday – Fish Fry, Saturday – Prime Rib

Banquet Rooms available for your next event. These Banquet Rooms are handicap accessible as well with a new chair lift. Call today to take a tour or for more information.

Hours: 5:30am – 12:30am (last call), Closed Sundays

meeksMeek’s Pastry Shop

315 Clinton Street  | 419-782-4871

Meeks has been a staple in Downtown Defiance Since 1925. This local bakery has it all. Donuts that melt in your mouth, a large variety of cookies and cakes for any occasion!

Stop in and try a Defiance legendary donut today!

Hours: Monday – Saturday – 5am – 3pm


120 Clinton Street  | 419-782-5121

For over 27 years, Spanky’s has been an establishment in Downtown Defiance. If you are looking for a quick bite to eat for lunch or an evening at the Bar with the guys, Spanky’s is your place. With the new “Smoking” Deck Outback you can hand out and enjoy the evening outside. Spanky’s has the best Nacho’s in Town and NEW on the menu – cheeseburgers. Eat in or Carry Out is available.

Sundays – Giant Tacos, Burritos & Tostadas, Mondays – 75 cent Chili Dogs, Tuesdays – Enchiladas Dinner

Hours: Everyday 8am – 2:30am

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