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Invention Restaurant

American, Diner
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15 N Main St, Milan, OH 44846-9733
+1 419-499-0478
06:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon 06:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Milan, Ohio
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good coffee, great waffles. It's tight in there, not a big restaurant. But the quality is good and consistent. Prices are fair. I only ate breakfast there so can't speak to lunch.

Thank Disappointed_from_Oh
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to Michigan and saw a sign that read 'Birthplace of Thomas A Edison' so stopped off in Milan, Ohio. We had our breakfast here and ordered Pancakes & French Toast. It was OK, but nothing special. The sausage didn't have much flavour and the bacon was greasy. The cafe was busy and full of locals,... More 

Thank Garonne9
Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our family was in Milan for a burial at the Milan Cemetery. As family members were coming from different directions in Ohio, we were looking for a nice restaurant for 10 of us to have lunch. We called the nice folks at the Invention Restaurant and they said they would be all set up for us when we came in... More 

Thank Dbld777
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Invention Restaurant is a little in Milan, Ohio. The waitress was extra sweet and the food was really good. I had the Patty Melt and it was delicious. I would recommend going there if you are passing by.

1 Thank Socorro G
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We were heading home from Cedar Point and wanted to find a local place for lunch. Only 3 miles off the Turnpike, this place was perfect. Nothing fancy, great service and tasty food, reasonable prices. We like supporting local businesses while traveling, skip the chains and enjoy the Invention Restaurant! The Milan town square is very quaint too!

1 Thank shelandi
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

If I lived in Milan, I'd eat there every day! The breakfast is to die for & the price is so affordable! Will be back again!

Thank ITeachBritLit
Norwalk, Ohio
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in at 9;30 am. I had breakfast: western omelet. He had lunch: turkey club. Delicious. New owners serving breakfast and.lunch. Highly recommend. We will be back!

2 Thank Czaplicki
Chesterland, Ohio
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729 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I was traveling for business on the Ohio Turnpike and wasn't in the mood for another tollway meal, so I took a 5-minute detour to this Milan mainstay for breakfast. Milan is the birthplace of Thomas Edison. It's a picturesque small town maybe a couple of miles south of the Ohio Turnpike on Route 250. It was an easy detour... More 

1 Thank ElaineAndGreg
Andover, New Jersey
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147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We stopped into the Invention on a recent trip. I had been there once before and it was my wife's first time. My wife ordered a breakfast for lunch and I ordered a burger. The food arrived FAST! My burger was delicious. It was literally steaming hot all the way to the last bite. My wife enjoyed her meal too.... More 

1 Thank K2V2
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Restaurant didn't have the food posted on their signing in the window. We were also told only 1 hamburger could be made. What? We paid for our beverages and went to Jims Pizza Box.

Thank Joyce H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 N Main St, Milan, OH 44846-9733
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +1 419-499-0478
Nestled in the historic town of Milan, birthplace of Thomas Edison. We look forward to serving you a meal that will fill your belly and leaving you wanting to tell all your friends about us. New owners have taken over and brought life to this little gem.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?