“Serving authentic Hungarian food since 1932”
Tony Packo's has been serving authentic Hungarian food since 1932. Tony Packo's offers a delicious selection, from Sweet Hot Pickles to the signature Packo's Chili Hot Dog. The son of Hungarian immigrants, Tony Packo was a native East Toledoan. Tony was born in 1908, just a stone's throw from Consaul and Genesee streets. Tony Packo started out as a factory worker. That all changed when, in 1932, he and his wife got a $100 loan from relatives. No small feat, mind you, for this was during the hardest of hard times, the first years of the Great Depression. That same year he opened a sandwich and ice cream shop just around the corner from the place he was born. Tony had learned the restaurant business working for his older brother John, who owned a place across Consaul Street in what is now Tony Packo's parking lot. There was no beer at Packo's that first year. Prohibition would not be lifted until 1933.
This is a Toledo staple... the pickles are amazing and the chili hot dog (if that's your sort of thing) is really good. Also the atmosphere is cool as it feels like a local, family-operated establishment. Great family spot
You just can't go wrong here. I had one of the combo platters, and wasn't the least bit disappointed. Definitely well worth stopping here for lunch or dinner.
The food was awesome, and my band Reverse Order was asked to sign a hot dog bun for the wall! An overall great and unique experience!
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Tony Packo's Cafe
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