Downtown Defiance

Block-by-Block Exploration

In Defiance, we’re proud of our small-town charm as well as our big-city appeal exhibited through events, activities, economic development strategies, community partnerships, and community beautification. Perhaps no part of our community is as emblematic of these qualities as our historic Downtown district. Here, just steps away from old Fort Defiance, discover an idyllic setting to relax and unwind with an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment occupying the charming, brick storefronts that have stood over our streets for generations.

a little slice of heaven
518 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
“Best Cheesecake on Planet Earth,” stop down and check out the variety of flavors for every palate. 
Abode Home Furnishings & Decor
408 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
ABODE FURNISHINGS & DESIGN IS A BRICK & MORTAR STORE CURATED WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND, NEW, USED & VINTAGE PIECES. We are open to the public during Monthly Markets, and you can shop the store by appointment.
Amber Lynette Photography, LLC
210 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Portrait and travel photographer.
Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum
514 West Third Street, Defiance 43512
The Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the city of Defiance.
Armed Forces Recruiting Office
617 Fifth Street, Defiance 43512
For more information, stop by to speak with a recruiter.
Beilharz Consulting, Inc.
200 Perry Street, Defiance 43512
Bellbird Photography and Design
500 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Portrait and wedding photographer.
Beltone Hearing Aid Center
502 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Best Price Computers, LLC
625 Fifth Street, Defiance 43512
Bloomfield’s Haircut Company
224 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Blue Jay Financial Group
509 Fourth Street, Defiance 43512
Boudoir by Amy Gilmore
318 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Bud’s Restaurant
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505 W. Second Street, Defiance 43512
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. 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 […]
Butler Real Estate
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301 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Cabin Fever Coffee Shop
312 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Life’s better at the Cabin! People come to Cabin Fever for a warmly lit, lodge-styled coffee shop that offers coffee drinks, food, candy, and smiling faces!
Card and Board
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517 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Card and Board is your local home for Magic: the Gathering, D&D, and other tabletop games.
Custom Tees & Apparel
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615 West Third Street, Defiance 43512
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
400 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Defiance Area Foundation
613 West Third Street, Defiance 43512
Defiance Community Television (DCTV)
319 Wayne Avenue, Defiance 43512
Defiance Karate
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310 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Defiance Karate is a family-owned business! A family that kicks together stays together!
Defiance Sweeper Center
507 West Second Street, Defiance 43512
Vacuum cleaner repair, sales, parts, bags. Largest selection of vacuums, lowest prices. Warranty repairs and services too with FREE out-of-warranty estimates and inspections!
Dos Eppi’s
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200 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
At the corner of Clinton and First Streets, Dos Eppi’s offers a complete menu of authentic South Texas and Puerto Rican family recipe dishes. “The Puerto Rican plato (plate) is not real spicy,” owner Ricardo Leal says, “It is flavorful, though.” Leal has an extensive background in the food business, having gone to culinary school in New York City. “Defiance […]
Downtown Roots Salon
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321 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
DR Computers
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515 West Second Street, Defiance 43512
Dr. Darryl D. Mathewson, Optometrist
101 Clinton Street, Ste. 1000, Defiance 43512
Eclectic Wallflower Boutique
520 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Exhale Body and Soul
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523 West Second Street, Defiance 43512
A group of independent experienced licensed massage therapists.
Fort Defiance Antiques
402 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
We offer a wide variety of antiques. Everything from A to Z. Furniture, old toys, games, glassware, ceramics stoneware, costume jewelry, military, artifacts, record albums, advertising, and more.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 372
711 West Second Street, Defiance 43512
GPS Motors LLC
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622 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Grant Insurance
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324 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Graphic Tees & Co.
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210 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Graphic Tees shop based in Defiance, Ohio! Level-up your style with Graphic Tees & Co., the grooviest retro-inspired brand around!
Healthy U Defiance
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519 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Stop in and check out our protein shakes and energizing teas! We have many choices for quick & delicious while still being very healthy, and each of them tastes amazing! Healthy U offers a supportive community & nutrition for all!
History Studios
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422 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
A must-see for history and local nostalgia! Small batch printing, photos, restorations, and more!
In2 The Flesh
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601 Fourth Street, Defiance 43512
Custom tattoo designs.  New extension of the first tattoo shop in Defiance.  By appointment only.
Indigo Therapeutic Massage & Body Works
309 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
King’s Flooring & Furniture Outlet
416 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Family-owned flooring and furniture store located in Downtown Defiance.
Kingdom Studios
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511 West Second Street, Defiance 43512
Private tattoo studio, by appointment only.
Kissner’s Restaurant
524 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Founded in 1928, Kissner’s is the oldest Tavern in Ohio still owned by one family. For 95 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!
Kyzer Realty
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518 West First Street, Defiance 43512
Le Posh
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311 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Boutique hair salon.
Leever Glass
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632 Perry Street, Defiance 43512
Whether your glass needs are large or small, Leever Glass is here to help. With our extensive experience in glass replacement, new shower enclosures, and complete storefront replacement, you can expect the job to be completed efficiently and effectively.
Linda’s Glass Gallery
511 West Second Street, Defiance 43512
Stained-glass artist who does repairs, teaches classes, and makes special gifts. Sells sheet glass and supplies as well.
McDonalds’ Design & Build Inc.
101 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Meek’s Pastry Shop
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315 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Meek’s 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!
MetaLINK Technologies
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417 Wayne Avenue, Defiance 43512
Miami & Erie Restaurant and Lounge
406 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Serving craft & domestic beers, spirits, and pizza for over a decade in Downtown Defiance.
Mr. J’s Barbershop
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621 Fifth Street, Defiance 43512
All walk-in barbershop.
NAPA Auto Parts
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505 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Northwest Ohio Welch Trophy
222 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Northwest Real Estate Services, LLC
618 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Performance SmArts Studios
“Better People Make Better Musicians”.  By appointment only.
Premier Bank
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601 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Professional Vision Services
101 Clinton Street, Ste 1000, Defiance 43512
Rettig Music
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510 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Rettig Music has been a vital part of Ohio’s educational music community for over 75 years. Our focus and goal are to increase the success of music education and the arts by working with band, orchestral, and vocal programs throughout Ohio.
River’s Edge Bar & Grille
120 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Friendly local bar with great bar bites! Pool tables, interactive dart board, music, cold beer, and cocktails.
Roehrs-McMillen, Inc.
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414 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Rose and Kissner Insurance
619 Fifth Street, Defiance 43512
Ruby Rose Market
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316 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
vintage + farmhouse + industrial home decor for your space . . . but so much more, we are a gift shop too! We strive for local makers and artisans across the USA.
Salon 206
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206 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Upscale Full-Service Salon.
Sam Switzer Realty
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322 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Sam’s Ristorante
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501 W. Second Street, Defiance 43512
A little piece of Italy in the heart of Downtown Defiance.
Shultz Huber & Associates, Inc.
101 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Silver Shears Barber Shop
516 West First Street, Defiance 43512
Smitley CPA Services
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308 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Sole Sucker
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517 West Second Street, Defiance 43512
Stambaugh Jewelers
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512 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Stambaugh Jewelers has been Northwest Ohio’s most trusted, quality jeweler since 1948. Located on Clinton Street in downtown Defiance, Ohio, we offer beautiful jewelry and gifts.
State Farm Insurance
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115 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Stephen K. Snavely Co. LPA
505 Fourth Street, Defiance 43512
Steven D. Walker, Financial Advisor
121 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Northwestern Mutual
Stroede Center for the Arts
319 Wayne Avenue, Defiance 43512
Stroede Center for the Arts is home to Defiance Community Cultural Council, a non-profit volunteer organization, dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, communication, and historic preservation and home to DCTV, the local public access station.
The Crescent-News
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624 West Second Street, Defiance 43512
The Dark Horse Restaurant & Social Club
651 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
A restaurant offering “out of town flavors” with a vacation vibe in historic Downtown Defiance.
The Fifth Stitch
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522 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Not just your grandma’s yarn shop! NW Ohio’s largest selection of yarn and knitting supplies.
The Inn on Third
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325 Third Street, Defiance 43512
Duplex historical home with modern amenities—internet, flat screen, new kitchen appliances.  Free wifi and cable.  Conveniently located in downtown, within walking distance to several restaurants and two blocks from both the library and walking paths near the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers.  Securely park your car in our two car garage available on-site.  
The Mystical Moons
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426 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Mystical store offering a wide selection of spiritual tools for your journey from Crystals to Readings.
The Second Story
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210 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
The Second Story offers a unique and sophisticated enviroment located right in the center of Downtown Defiance. This private setting is ideal for business meetings, private gatherings, showers, luncheons, or special events. The spacious interior and relaxed decor provide an authentic and comfortable enviroment. The open floor plan accommodates up to 40 guests and includes complete audio and visual equipment. […]
Twist It
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210 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
United Way of Defiance County
608 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
UWDC Mission: To unite people and resources to improve the lives in Defiance County. Nonprofit organization.
Uptown Bike Shop
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218 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Bicycle sales and repair.
VFW Post 3360
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201 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
Open to the public for lunch.  Otherwise, rules apply.
VIP Nails
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519 West Second Street, Defiance 43512
White Horse Tattoo Boutique
312 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512
A modern tattoo boutique, with a passion to bring ‘The Arts’ back into the industry. By appointment only.
Wish Me Knot Skin Therapy
632 Perry Street, Defiance 43512
Treat both you and your skin to some much-needed TLC!