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Invention Restaurant

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15 N Main St, Milan, OH 44846-9733
+1 419-499-0478
Today
06:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Garonne9
Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Thank Dbld777
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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1 Thank shelandi
Springfield
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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!

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Norwalk, Ohio
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Chesterland, Ohio
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302 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Andover, New Jersey
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We stopped on way to Chicago. Pleasant surprise to be where Edison was born. The restaurant lies on a corner. Service was great and very friendly. The atmosphere is of an old town diner. If you are hungry, go for the Bradford special. It's great and filling. The food is ok otherwise on par with a diner style food. Good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 14:00
Monday
06:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
Saturday
06:30 - 14:00
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
Description
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?