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Better Half Family Diner

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1115 W Washington St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2268
+1 419-609-0879
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible breakfast. Had the Steak and Eggs looked like beef jerky couldn't eat it. They told the table "Everyone else enjoyed there breakfast today." Don't understand how considering you burn everyone's scrambled eggs. Skip this Spot you won't miss anything. Not the same under new ownership!!!!

Thank Donald A
Macedonia, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I was told by a friend that the omelets are awesome and he was absolutely right. I had the veggie omelet and I highly recommend it! My coffee was never allowed to get more than 1" down, and the servers were efficient and friendly. The owner Moe, is, also.

Thank Ed L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My husband chose a grilled chicken dinner and I had a "big breakfast". So many menu choices from subs, quesadillas, sandwiches, dinners, breakfast... Specials are good too. You can get dessert or a fancy coffee after dinner or for dinner if you choose. Friendly staff, busy small family restaurant- you may have to wait but not too long.

Thank Dana P
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stumbled across this cute little diner and Icecream shop while we were visiting sandusky. It's a typical comfortable dinner style place. Food was excellent as was the service. This place is split down the middle with one half being real food and one half being Icecream. They offered some unique menu items. It was so hard to pick just one... More 

Thank Stephanie T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The pancakes are so good - have not had any like them. The food was great - omelettes, bacon, everything was good. The service was very friendly and she was great with kids, too. We only stayed in Sandusky two mornings and went to the Better Half both times because the food and service were so good on the first... More 

Thank nixonsha
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stopped here because we had a discount coupon; we were not sorry we did. We actually had two coupon but found you could only use one at time. Well we used the first one when we were visiting from Maryland last summer. The other one we held onto and used this past month. The food was just as good... More 

Thank Robert P
Beavercreek, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My family of 5 went to Better Half for brunch on our way out of town, and everyone loved their food. The food was tasty, fresh and cheap! Service was friendly, and it was definitely a "diner" ambiance. They even made my egg dish with just egg whites per my request.

Thank Pizazz1234
Olathe, Kansas
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

We like finding off the beaten path restaurants to try when we travel and this was a great place. Staff was super friendly and the food was really good. Just watching the other guests, you could tell this was a place the locals went to regularly. Always a good sign.

Thank kchawkeye
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Visited here on Fathers' day and it was packed - rightly so. The food was great, service was fast and the price was right. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank AndyDMichigan
Seattle (Belltown)
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

In Sandusky for three nights for Cedar Point, found the Better Half Family diner and liked it so much I went back each day I was there. Fantastic family diner, if you like that sort of place (and I do), great homecooked food, no chain ambiance, good portions, and all the standards.

Thank Belltown_Brian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
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: 1115 W Washington St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2268
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
  • Phone Number: +1 419-609-0879

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?