A free standing building, Arnie's opened on
7/11/1980. Ten months earlier, the building that stood under
condemnation by the City of Toledo, with only a roof, a floor, and walls
that were filled with huge openings where once doors and windows had
invited guests for a franchise burger and fries, was transformed into a
West Toledo Tradition.
Arnie had an idea for a neighborhood,
up-scale, female friendly, Tavern that could draw business from every
segment of West Toledo life style. Lunches: from businesses and
shoppers, Happy Hour and early Dinners: from the immediate neighborhood
and followers of the local University Spots and other Special events.
With full food service till 1:00am, one could always get something to
eat. He designed the bar to fill the entire center of the room with a
row of booths on each side. This made all the guests to be sitting or
standing at the same eye level. Everyone could see each other in the
room at eye level!
The crowds love this!
had learned the fundamentals of the Hospitality Industry by hands-on
training from the Virgin Islands to Settle. His love for food and eye
for trends has been a basis for the years of success. Arnie was the very
first to serve Chicken Wings in Ohio; Potato skins were an immediate
hit. Over the years, Arnie's has received special recognition as the
"Best in N.W. Ohio...Bar Food, Reuben, Sports Bar, Chili, place to Watch
Spots and Place to be Seen."