100 W. Fremont St., Arcadia
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Mondays.
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Catering and Carryout available
The Short Course
Noise level: Moderate
Bathroom amenities: Adequate and Clean
High chairs: Yes, and booster seats
Got milk? White and chocolate
Kids’ Menu? Yes, nice variety
Food allergy concerns: Willingness to try to accommodate.
As a small town girl, I love a good diner with that ‘we’ve never met a stranger’ appeal. That certain feeling that makes each of these diners unique is definitely evident at Kathy’s Korner. As soon as we walked through the door, the friendly atmosphere and old-fashioned feel washed over me.
Not simply a locally-owned diner, Kathy’s offers catering and a “pie of the month club” as well. Their popular homemade pies and desserts are available by the slice for dessert, or order a whole pie to enjoy at home.
The Real Thing
We parked by the side of the building on South Main Street and entered the casual restaurant where we were quickly greeted from behind the register with an invitation to sit wherever we would like.
The corner booth near the window was perfect for the 4-5 people in my group, so we sat down. The kids noticed all the Coca-Cola themed decorations, particularly enjoying the airplane made of Coca-Cola cans. Our waitress greeted us before we had finished looking at all the decorations.
More Than Just Pies
My kids were interested in what they could order for lunch and got down to business reviewing the menu. The lunch menu has many options, featuring a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, baskets and more. I was quite impressed with the variety, though it makes it more challenging for someone as indecisive as me!
Kids’ menus, for those age 10 and under, featured expected and time-tested offerings such as a cheeseburger, macaroni and cheese, and chicken fingers. Although I encourage my kids to try something new when we go out to eat, I was not surprised both my 8-year-old and 6-year-old chose macaroni and cheese with fries. I was, however, quite surprised with the large size of the serving of macaroni and cheese that they each received. They both finished their portion, which isn’t typical for either of them! That’s a winning lunch!
After much debate I settled on a turkey wrap with onion rings. My experience with wraps generally is either hit or miss. At Kathy’s, I was pleased with my decision. Delicious flavor and the perfect texture while quite filling, the wrap paired well with much needed coffee!
My 10-year-old, who generally eats anything, was being quite choosy. Sensing his frustration, our waitress suggested several appetizer items, which proved to be a perfect idea as he quickly settled on the cheese quesadilla. All three kids enjoyed having pop from the can!
Of course, you can’t stare at the pie board throughout your meal and not order pie, right? Three of us enjoyed the pumpkin pie while one sampled apple pie. I definitely recommend Kathy’s pies! The slices are topped with a generous portion of whipped cream!
A Family-Friendly Lunch Spot
Kathy’s Korner is a short drive from Findlay, and we were glad we made the trip! I enjoyed the small town atmosphere, the regulars known by name, and the casual, personal touch. We all really enjoyed the food as well as the fun decorations. The staff was definitely family-friendly and Kathy’s is a winner with us!