Cousino's Steakhouse

4.3
177 reviews
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Cousino’s Steakhouse combines dining in casual elegance with the comfort of being in a familiar place. We have been perfecting our menu since 1945 and, while we’ve updated our look, the basics are still the same. We still believe the only way to cook a steak is over an open flame, meal time is family time, and only the freshest ingredients will do. Our warm, friendly atmosphere welcomes back generation after generation, and our fantastic menu never disappoints. Choose from our lighter fare of scrumptious soups, salads, and sandwiches or indulge in our flavorful, juicy signature steaks and chops, deliciously prepared seafood entrees, or a variety of delightful poultry offerings. Our delicious food made us famous, but it’s our unparalleled service that has kept the crowds coming for more than 50 years. When you dine at Cousino’s Steakhouse, you have the feeling that you are surrounded by family. An East Toledo landmark for over half a century.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(419) 693-0862
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Quillie Alexander
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Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Toledo
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

my friends from Louisville came to see me. They really enjoyed it as did I.

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Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Prime Rib and potato casserole went there for my Daughters birthday

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

So the service here was fantastic. The waitress was very kinda and attentive. That was excellent. But the food, I ordered a porterhouse and it was awful. It tasted like the girl, which usually would be a good thing, however it was burnt to a crisp and I could taste it, not even steak sauce could cover the flavor. This is not how a medium steak should be prepared. And the side, some potatoe cassarole, was more like baby food then something expected with their most expensive steak. Over all I give them a 2/10 and probably will never return.

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a party of 6 for a birthday dinner. Staff was attentive. Service was great. Food was excellent. Birthday guest got a free Strawberry Shortcake. Left the table very satisfied.

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

absolutely the worst, out of items, severed the food rare 3 times and gave up, did not eat,
others food was char-coaled, way over done, and another 's steak was barely warm. It seems the only difference between the smaller steak and larger steak is the amount of gristle and fat left on it. You pay extra for fat and gristle.

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CS
Toledo
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Old school restaurant with good food. Definitely worth putting on a restaurant rotation if you love in Toledo.

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Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We were visiting with a dear friend who recently lost their spouse. Initially it was a lovely visit, but then 12 elderly men were seated at a table right by ours. They were very loud, rowdy and distracting, ruining our conversation because we had to shout to hear each other. There should be a room for groups of that size, so the other diner's visit is not disrupted. The food special we all had was very good, but we had to keep asking the waitress for things, including plates for our dinner rolls, more water, etc. She was not attentive at all.

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KS
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Its been a while since i've been to Cousino's for dinner but we thought we would give it a try. We were greeted warmly and seated in the dinning room. The waitress was very prompt to come over and take our drink order which I had to change my choice of wine since they did not have it anymore even though it was on the cocktail/ appetizer menu. I did mention to her that the cocktail/ appetizer menu should be updated and that they looked a little worse for wear. Once we made cocktail choices it was on to a couple Appetizers and I do have to say the French Onion Soup was very good but my dad order Escargot to find out they were out, really on a Saturday night?, so he ordered the shrimp cocktail which turned out to be a good choice . The shrimp were big and were a meal in its self plus the cocktail sauce had a great horseradish bite to it. We then ordered our dinners which consisted of two 16oz prime rib and a Perch dinner. The perch was excellent and even thought the prime rib was very good tasting I did not think it was a "melt in your mouth prime" but I would order it again because they do give you a generous cut. It looked bigger than 16oz when they brought it to the table and I ended up taking half of it home which is good with me :) Also I wanted to add that we ordered some broccoli to share and it was cooked perfectly too.
Even though I feel they could update or change a few things at there establishment they still serve a very good dinner and I would definitely keep them on my ""going out to dinner choice's"

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Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite date night restaurant! The food is amazing and very reasonably priced.

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RS
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Met friends fir dinner st this restaurant because it was close for them. Have not been at this restaurant in 20 years and if the good Lord is willing and the creek don't rise, it will be another 20 years before I go back. It's an inexpensive steak house that has been in the area for 50 plus years whose specialty is or was sirloin. Okay place but for a very good steak there are better options.

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Toledo
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Cousino's to celebrate our anniversaries. I wanted to have flowers waiting at the tables for our wives. The restaurant staff was fantastically helpful in making the arrangements and even recommending a florist. The food and service were excellent, and the prices are very reasonable.

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service and food were both great!

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Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lobster and salmon meals were good----the signature potatoes were a little disappointing.
Very good service.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

To die for food and good service that for sure, and clean restrooms.Good menu also we really enjoyed.

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last time I had dinner at Cousino's was in 1977. Now I'm back in the area and went there for dinner. Still...great service, great food and wonderful atmosphere. No wonder you've been in business for over 70 years. You definitely know what you're doing!

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. I had not been there in years and it was just as good as I remembered.
I took my 7 year old there for dinner and he really liked the restaurant. We eat out a lot and he told me that it may be his new favorite place. Our waitress was absolutely amazing. I travel all over the country and am lucky enough to eat at very nice places. She wold be velcomed at any place that I have ever gone, in fact it would be great if she could train other waitresses (not meaning ones there were bad) to show them how things are done :-)
Thanks for making the experience that much better!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The per hour dinner was delightful!

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B
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and great house steaks. We will definitely go back.

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Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff is always friendly. I have used open table and they always are ready for us when we arrive.

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r
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The tradition continues, great steak and casserole potato's

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, House Special is an amazing value

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S
Toledo
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Chose Cousinos based on both a recommendation and availability on Valentine's Day. Parking was a pain since the parking lot was completely full when we arrived. Even with a reservation, we still had to wait several minutes to be seated. No biggie on both points.

Overall ambiance was not to be desired. Salmon selection was good. The ribeye choice was okay; given the presentation and price, I've had better. Broccoli was my side dish selection; I'd of much rather had nice little florets than a whole large stalk.

Expected a more charming experience with this local choice. Didn't quite get it. Likely won't seek this place out for any future special occasions. If happen to be in that particular area and hunger strikes, may give it another try.

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RG
Toledo
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the bone-in prime rib, and the food was delicious! Our waitress was friendly and did a great job making sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend this restaurant! :)

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KP
Toledo
75 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

After our first time dining here, I will definitely be back. I made a special seating request through open table and the restaurant happily obliged.

Our server (I think her name was Christine?) was wonderful. She didn't rush us to order, answered questions with confidence, and checked in with us enough even though it was very busy. We felt well taken care of.

The food was great. The only snafu was that our French onion soup arrived cold. We were too hungry to complain and it still tasted very good despite the temperature. We got the surf and turf special, both the lobster tail and filet were cooked to perfection. The creme brûlée was delicious, and my favorite dessert. Ours was comped as it was our first visit, which I thought was very generous and a sign of a quality establishment.

I have mixed feelings about the ambiance. It's across from an oil refinery, but the interior is really fresh and new. I think I'd prefer an old, classic feeling for a steakhouse, like Mancy's. The other mood killer was the fact we were seated near two big parties with multiple young children that kept screaming. Since it's a big, open room there isn't any noise buffering. However, this isn't the fault of Cousino's....just a circumstance of chance.

All in all, everything was excellent and we will return!

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Waitress ignored us, our order was incorrect after waiting an hour in a half for our food. Will not recommend this restaurant to anyone, horrible service.

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Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I just love the food. Everyone is so kind, from the hostess to the wait staff. We went there twice last week.

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AL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and sides. Kids liked the different types of burgers too.

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Toledo
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Quite setting and able to talk without raising your voice. Wait staff was excellent.

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Several friends and I got together to celebrate someone's recent retirement and we were very happy about our dining experience. The menu options were wonderful, and our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the different food selections. Great time was had by all and we will be returning soon.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out of town from Iowa and it was a wonderful dining experience - the manager was exceptional and so was the wait staff - If ever in Toledo will definitely stop again.

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Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere was absolutely exceptional. Made reservations on line and was provided with a free appetizer...extra win!!! My husband and I will definitely be coming back soon!

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chase did a great job of serving and taking care of us. We will be back !

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good steaks ,warning, if you like beets, they come on salad

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Toledo
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and the Waitress was outstanding.

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Toledo
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, but did have a problem with a steak. Everything did turn out great in the end. Will not stop us from returning the next time.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

This visit was tremendously disappointing to me. I am originally from Toledo and have long heard about Cousino's being a staple restaurant so I felt confident booking a dinner for our special occasion dinner. We were sat out on a overly warm converted room next to a leaky air conditioner and family of crickets. Our server, who was largely absent most of the night, didn't even visit our table until 8 minutes after we sat down. Then when we ordered a bottle of wine it was a spectacle when not 1 server was able to open it and ran around the restaurant asking customers to help them.

Food was ok- maybe it was just too hard to get past the first impression and the service. Definitely felt like I didn't get my money's worth and I cannot imagine that this is the normal presentation given it's history in the city.

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RR
Toledo
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and our waitress Rachel was of the best we have ever had.

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b
Toledo
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the steaks here, as well as the potato casserole. This time, we also had top notch service from Kristina!

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JS
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not sure what our waitress's name was, but she was phenomenal (Christine, maybe). I start a diet today and that was my last hoorah. I needed STEAK! I went out in style

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good waiter, good timing for the appetizers, they were good and drinks. Dinner took a long time to come out and it was definitively no good. We were so excited to go there for Father's day, as he wanted a good steak, and me too. We requested medium, mine was well done and cold and his was very chewy. He ate it as he was starving, but I couldn't eat mine. I don't think we coming back.

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