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Toledo Blade Gives 5 Star Review

Posted on May 08, 2014

Mancy’s hangs its hat on great steaks, service

There are not enough restaurants to enjoy a high quality meal with exceptional service, but Mancy's Steak House continues to set the standard.

The regal atmosphere of dark wood and low lighting fills with the sound of real conversation and laughter, rather than loud TVs and a harried bustling wait staff. It's a restaurant you go to when you want to enjoy your company over a wonderful meal of some of the best steaks available with outstanding service to complete the experience — we were glad we decided to reserve a table, even on a Monday night.

To illustrate the attention to detail, the recent soup of the day, a lobster bisque ($8.50), was a show stopper. A bowl of two full ounces of lobster meat is placed in front of you before the waitress covers it with the rich, velvety broth. The interesting presentation proves the amount of fresh seafood in the soup that is clearly there in every bite.

But back to the main course as, the Phillips Avenue restaurant is known for its aged hand-cut steaks and it's a well-earned reputation. The 10-ounce filet mignon ($34.95) is tender and delicious, without an ounce of fat or gristle, seasoned nicely with a noticeable but not overbearing amount of salt. With your choice of varied side dishes, we opted for the roasted fingerling potatoes that were fluffy with the right amount of bite.

We also dined on the 14-ounce New York strip steak ($33.95), and 16-ounce Delmonico ribeye ($36.95) with sauteed mushrooms. Both were marbled cuts of meat and expertly cooked to a perfect medium. The New York strip is listed as the restaurant's "house steak," but an argument can be made for the Delmonico — they're both that good.

If you're in the mood for something other than steak, Mancy's has a nice selection chicken and lamb dishes, as well as seafood, such as the salmon over gnocci ($24.95). A generous portion of rich salmon is served over house-made potato gnocchi with sun dried tomatoes and spinach in a light and creamy veloute sauce.

It's the details at Mancys that standout, such as the presentation of the house salads served with every meal. They are not a throw-away option like at some restaurants, but fresh mixed greens topped with hearty garlic croutons and decorative carrot strings served on a chilled plate. The poppyseed dressing is a nice addition if you're looking for something sweet.

The appetizers are served in large portions and can be meals by themselves. The crab-stuffed mushrooms ($8.95) were a huge hit during our first visit. Meanwhile, if we did have one quibble, it was the side of broccoli ($5.50). While not sacrificing taste, the presentation of the two large heads didn't make it easy to eat. You will need the steak knife in order to cut through the thick vegetable.

A wide selection of coffee and after-dinner drinks continue the leisure nature of the meal with a number of delicious dessert options. The cheesecake ($6) is a well-prepared choice that is rich and creamy served with a tart berry sauce. The chocolate sac du bon bon ($10) is a large tower of dark chocolate filled with a light and fluffy chocolate mouse complimented with a raspberry sauce and Chantilly cream — it is very rich and very delicious.

The restaurant, which has an impressive offering of wines, also has commissioned its own craft beer and has other selections available as well.

There may be some newer upscale restaurant offerings — and dare we say with more ambiance? — in the area but when it comes to dependable, top-notch steaks and impeccable table service, Mancy's is still at the front of the line.

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Special Mother's Day Hours

Posted on April 30, 2014

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th

Mancy's Italian Grill & Mancy's Bluewater Grille will be open from 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Mancy's Steakhouse will be closed and Shorty's will be open normal hours.

New Papou's Brew

Posted on March 24, 2014

The Event

You're invited to join us on Tuesday March 25th (6-7pm) at Mancy's Steakhouse as we unveil the latest Papou's Brew, Mancy's Classic Amber Ale - brewed exclusively by our local partner, Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

We'll welcome brewmaster, Jon Koester, as he taps the first keh of Mancy's Classic Amber Ale. Jon will be on hand to answer questions about Mancy's Classic Amber Ale and our associates can recommend the perfect Mancy's Steakhouse cuisine and beer pairings.

The Beer

This is a great example of a Classic American Ale, featuring a shimmering golden color and a distinct grapefruit flavor. There are three different specialty malts leading to its medium body and caramel sweetness. Great balance and drinkability make this a wonderful springtime brew.

Restaurant Week Toledo

Posted on February 12, 2014

Mancy’s Restaurant Group has created special menus to kick off Restaurant Week Toledo February 24th to March 2nd. When you dine at any Mancy’s Restaurant location during #RWToledo 10% of your selected meal cost is donated to Leadership Toledo to support their youth programs. Now is your opportunity to discover what’s new at Mancy’s restaurants and enjoy all your favorites at special prices! You can print out each Restaurant Week Toledo menu here, or when you visit, simply tell our staff that you would like to order from the Restaurant Week Toledo menu.

A Few Things From Our Menu

Mancy's Steakhouse - Ancho Crusted Top Cap Ribeye, Beef Tournedos Oscar, New York Strip Steak Certified Angus Beef, “Our House Steak!” or Fresh Salmon over Homemade Gnocchi (Medical Mutual Healthy Option)

Mancy's Italian Grill - Robiola Bosina Fonduta, Pizzoccheri Pasta or Grilled Halibut with an Almond Tart

Mancy’s Bluewater Grille - Fish Tacos, Whitefish or our famous Maple Bourbon Salmon

Shorty’s Memphis Egg Rolls and Shorty’s Chopped Salad, The Boss Hog Sandwich, The Strack & Cheese or BBQ Grilled Chicken Salad (Medical Mutual Healthy Option)

We look forward to seeing you during Restaurant Week Toledo so be sure to comment and share this blog post with all your friends and family to stop in and help support Leadership Toledo.

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Smash Toledo Features Mancy's

Posted on January 27, 2014

Smash Toledo is an online descovery hub for the best in food and beverage the city has to offer from only locally owned businesses and restaurants. This month Smash is highlighting all four Mancy restaurants.

A Look Into The Mancy's Family Restaurant Tradition

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A Family Tradition

Toledo's Best Since 1921

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The Mancy name has been synonymous with the promise of quality, honest value, and family since 1921. Restaurant founder Gus Mancy was born and raised on the Isle of Crete, and moved to Toledo in 1916, bringing with him the tradition of cooking with only the freshest and best ingredients.

Mancy's Restaurants are so much more than good food. They are a Toledo legacy.

For the descendants of Gus Mancy, food was a way of life. Legend has it that when he and his business partner went to lock up on Christmas Eve 1946, there were no keys to be found. One of them had always been there—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the first 25 years of operation.

Despite their heritage, restaurant work was never an expectation for the Mancy grandchildren. All were expected to go out and hone their skills elsewhere before even considering the family business. Each pursued their own passion and the result is a delicious spectrum of options across the Toledo community.

That legacy lives on today through the hard work and dedication of his grandchildren.

Today, the Steakhouse tradition continues under the guidance of cousins Gus and Mike. George honors their grandmother’s heritage at Mancy’s Italian Grill. Cousin Nick brings the authentic pit barbeque into the mix at Shorty’s All-American Roadhouse, and John combines the best of land and sea at Mancy’s Bluewater Grille.

We invite you to come and dine with us, and experience the Mancy family tradition for yourself.

The Steakhouse Hours

Monday 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 9:30pm
Friday 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday Closed
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Invite time to stand still.

Step into Mancy’s Steakhouse and the world slows down to meet you. Some say it’s the carved wood, brass, and stained glass—reclaimed from a time when craftsmanship was king. But most say it’s the steaks and chops—aged for 28 days using the same time-honored techniques our grandfather taught us.

Our steaks are aged and hand-cut on premise, seared at 1500 degrees and expertly prepared. They pair beautifully with our famous one-pound baked potatoes, French onion soup, chilled jumbo shrimp cocktail, or fresh asparagus with house-made hollandaise. Add your choice of more than 300 wines or 20 craft beers for a meal truly worth slowing down for.

“Our steaks are aged and hand-cut on premise, seared at 1500 degrees and expertly prepared.” - Gus Mancy, Proprietor
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We didn’t set out to become one of the nation’s top steakhouses. When Greek immigrant Gus Mancy and his cousin Nicholas Graham opened the Ideal Restaurant in 1921, it was a modest eatery at the end of the trolley line serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even back then we served prime cut of steak, fresh Louisiana shrimp and Long Island Swordfish. Thanks to a simple formula of hard work, high quality, and personal integrity, the business survived both the Great Depression and a devastating fire.

“...one of the Top 40 steak houses in the nation.” - Esquire Magazine

Today at Mancy’s Steakhouse, the third generation continues to insist on the best and freshest ingredients. We proudly feature Alaskan red king crab and Coldwater lobster—the best available—and fresh fish flown in daily from both coasts. Our fresh-baked bread, sauces, and desserts are made from scratch daily, and many of our recipes are those handed down from generation to generation.

Sure, there are faster and easier ways to make a meal. But we think you’ll agree—some things are worth the time.

Private Dining

The Steakhouse offers private dining options, from 10 – 100 people. We range from warm, comfortable areas for smaller groups to spaces that can accommodate larger social or corporate parties. At Mancy’s Steak House, we take great pride in providing an atmosphere suitable for any occasion.

For more information on private dining, call 419-476-4154.

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Catering

Our catering offers the Toledo area an unmatched catering and event planning experience. Our sophisticated staff, seasoned chefs and breadth of knowledge help make planning your special event a smooth and organized process.

We make attention to detail a priority and work hand in hand with our clients to ensure we actualize your vision for your event. We're committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients and their guests. We look forward to helping make your event a high quality, memorable and fantastic experience for you and your guests.

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Toledo Blade Gives 5 Star Review

Posted on May 08, 2014

There are not enough restaurants to enjoy a high quality meal with exceptional service, but Mancy's Steak House continues to set the standard. The regal atmosphere of dark wood and low lighting fills with the sound of real conversation and laughter...

Read More

New Papou's Brew

Posted on March 24, 2014

You're invited to join us on Tuesday March 25th (6-7pm) at Mancy's Steakhouse as we unveil the latest Papou's Brew, Mancy's Classic Amber Ale - brewed exclusively by our local partner, Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

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Join The Family

We are always looking for talented, hard-working individuals that share the Mancy family's passion for good food and excellent service. Use the form below to send us an online application and become a part of the family.

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Mancy's Italian Grill Hours

Monday 11am - 10pm
Tuesday 11am - 10pm
Wednesday 11am - 10pm
Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday 11am - 11pm
Saturday 4pm - 11pm
Sunday 4pm - 9pm
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Feels like home.

Growing up with an Italian grandmother, you learn early on that few things are more important than making sure those around you are comfortable and well fed.

Our appreciation for homemade pasta, hand-tossed pizza dough, and slow-simmered sauces was formed at home and continues today in the kitchen of Mancy’s Italian Grill. From there we’ve made it our own, with a house marinara recipe perfected over the years, and a selection of modern signature dishes Nanny never imagined. Call it tradition, with a twist.

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Mancy family standards mean everything is made fresh daily, in-house, from breads, crusts, and pastas, to sauces and desserts. Plus ocean-fresh seafood and hand-cut filets and strip steaks made the Mancy’s way. Special dietary needs? Talk to us—we’ll take care of you.

“Everything is made fresh daily, in-house, from breads and pizza crusts to sauces and desserts.” - George Mancy, Proprietor

Whether you just want to kick back with a wood-fired pizza in our large, comfortable lounge, or host a special occasion in one of our private dining rooms, our inviting atmosphere and friendly, personal service will make you feel right at home.

Private Dining

Our private dining area can accommodate parties of up to 100 people. The Barolo room is a warm, comfortable area perfect for smaller events, while the Chianti Room can accommodate larger parties. At Mancy's Italian Grill, we take great pride in providing an atmosphere suitable for any occasion.

For more information on Private Dining, call Suzy Kessinger at 419-882-9229

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Special Mother's Day Hours

Posted on April 30, 2014

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th. ​Mancy's Italian Grill & Mancy's Bluewater Grille will be open from 12:00pm - 7:00pm. Mancy's Steakhouse will be closed and Shorty's will be open normal hours.

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New Papou's Brew

Posted on March 24, 2014

You're invited to join us on Tuesday March 25th (6-7pm) at Mancy's Steakhouse as we unveil the latest Papou's Brew, Mancy's Classic Amber Ale - brewed exclusively by our local partner, Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

Read More

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Join The Family

We are always looking for talented, hard-working individuals that share the Mancy family's passion for good food and excellent service. Use the form below to send us an online application and become a part of the family.

Apply Now

Bluewater Grille Hours

Monday 11am - 10pm
Tuesday 11am - 10pm
Wednesday 11am - 10pm
Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday 11am - 11pm
Saturday 4pm - 11pm
Sunday 4pm - 9pm
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Fresh is our obsession.

From the cold, clear waters of the Atlantic and the deep abundance of the Pacific, the bounty of the ocean is yours at Bluewater Grille.

Our seafood arrives daily from the best fisheries in Boston and Honolulu, including fresh Hawaiian Ahi supplied by Honolulu Fish. Caught and delivered within 24 hours, cut on premises, and kept precisely at 33 degrees so your order is always ocean fresh.

“Our seafood arrives daily from the best fisheries in Boston and Honolulu.” - John Mancy, Proprietor

Our menu is as fresh as the food we serve. Printed weekly to ensure we offer only the highest quality seafood available.

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That same commitment extends to everything we make. From our breads—baked fresh daily—to our soups, sauces, and dressings—all made from scratch with the finest ingredients. Plus steaks and chops selected and prepared the way only Mancy’s does, and our exclusive selection of homemade desserts, specialty drinks, and luxury martinis.

Join us for lunch or dinner, and enjoy wave after mouthwatering wave of the very best flavors found on land or sea.

Private Dining

Semi-private dining is offered to groups looking to host their gathering in the beautifully designed atmosphere of Bluewater Grille. Choose from one of our three deliciously designed banquet menus, offering appetizers, salads, and entree selections.

For more information on Private Dining, call Kathy Schumacher at 419-724-2583.

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Special Mother's Day Hours

Posted on April 30, 2014

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th. ​Mancy's Italian Grill & Mancy's Bluewater Grille will be open from 12:00pm - 7:00pm. Mancy's Steakhouse will be closed and Shorty's will be open normal hours.

Read More

New Papou's Brew

Posted on March 24, 2014

You're invited to join us on Tuesday March 25th (6-7pm) at Mancy's Steakhouse as we unveil the latest Papou's Brew, Mancy's Classic Amber Ale - brewed exclusively by our local partner, Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

Read More

More Recent Posts

Join The Family

We are always looking for talented, hard-working individuals that share the Mancy family's passion for good food and excellent service. Use the form below to send us an online application and become a part of the family.

Apply Now

Shorty's Hours

Monday 11am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 11am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 9:30pm
Thursday 11am - 9:30pm
Friday 11am - 10:30pm
Saturday 11am - 10:30pm
Sunday 11am - 9pm

Enjoy America's food.

From burgers and steaks to pulled pork, brisket, and ribs – there’s just something about true American fare that feels like the open road on a summer afternoon.

Shorty’s True American Roadhouse serves up our nation’s favorites all year-round, making it the perfect place to pull in for a bite, whether you’re crossing the country on an epic road trip, or crossing town on your daily commute.

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Following authentic pit barbeque techniques, our fresh, quality meats are seasoned with our special dry rub and cooked low and slow for up to 18 hours every day. Next they’re hand cut and trimmed or pulled to give you the leanest brisket, most flavorful pork, and meatiest ribs around. And we serve it all with our special recipe bar-b-que sauce that’s as good as it can get.

“Our fresh, quality meats are cooked low and slow for up to 18 hours every day.” - Nick Mancy, Proprietor

Our Mancy family heritage means we offer only the tastiest burgers and the freshest, best sides available. Pair your old favorites with a taste of something new from our wide selection of creative cocktails and craft beers. Can’t stop in? Our popular catering options bring the Roadhouse to your house…or to anywhere else you want to enjoy the satisfying flavors of America’s food.

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Catering

Shorty's Catering offers the Toledo area an unmatched catering and event planning experience. Our sophisticated staff, seasoned chefs and breadth of knowledge help make planning your special event a smooth and organized process.

We make attention to detail a priority and work hand in hand with our clients to ensure we actualize your vision for your event. We're committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients and their guests. We look forward to helping make your event a high quality, memorable and fantastic experience for you and your guests.

News & Events

Special Mother's Day Hours

Posted on April 30, 2014

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th. ​Mancy's Italian Grill & Mancy's Bluewater Grille will be open from 12:00pm - 7:00pm. Mancy's Steakhouse will be closed and Shorty's will be open normal hours.

Read More

New Papou's Brew

Posted on March 24, 2014

You're invited to join us on Tuesday March 25th (6-7pm) at Mancy's Steakhouse as we unveil the latest Papou's Brew, Mancy's Classic Amber Ale - brewed exclusively by our local partner, Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

Read More

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