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Restaurant Review Petro Ohio Girard

This "Restaurant Review Petro Ohio Girard" is a review of the restaurant at the Petro Stopping Center in Girard, OH, USA, based upon our own expectations of what a restaurant that caters to professional truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles should be like -- as well as our own preferences in foodstuffs.



Restaurant Review Petro Ohio Girard

Date: 7/14/2010

Location: Petro Stopping Center, Girard, OH, I-80, exit 226



Overall Facility: Restaurant Review Petro Ohio Girard

  • There is an area for diners just inside the restaurant (usually populated by professional truck drivers) and plenty of seating in the back past the buffet.
  • A buffet is featured daily. On this day, we had breakfast and there were many usual breakfast items as well as salad.
  • Diners may order from the menu.


Pros: Restaurant Review Petro Ohio Girard

  • There was plenty of just about everything on the bar when we came through.
  • On Mike's first visit to the hot bar, he got scrambled eggs, biscuit and gravy, tater tots, sausage, ham, and a bowl of grits.
  • On Vicki's first visit to the hot bar, she got scrambled eggs, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed peppers and onions, a biscuit, a slice of bacon, one sausage link, one small slice of ham, two types of seasoned potatoes and two tater tots.
  • From the cold bar, Mike got pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, and pears.
  • From the cold bar, Vicki got canned fruit salad, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon and a salad consisting of lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, shredded cheddar cheese, sunflower kernels and diced hard boiled egg.
  • On Mike's second visit to the hot bar, he got more scrambled eggs, tater tot casserole, a blueberry muffin (which he shared with Vicki) and what he guesses was coffee cake.
  • Our waitress, Michele, was friendly and attentive to diners. Our drinks came with lemon in a side dish. Our glasses were refilled as needed. Used dishes were whisked away quickly. When Michele went on break, another waitress filled in and delivered the same excellent service. She even asked upon seeing Vicki's silverware on a used dish if Vicki wanted to keep them (to eat more food).
  • It appeared as though food was being replenished regularly on the bars.

This photo shows our first set of dishes with foods from the hot and cold bars at the Petro Iron Skillet restaurant in Girard, OH..

Our first set of dishes with foods from the hot and cold bars at the Petro Iron Skillet restaurant in Girard, OH.


This is a close-up of Mike's first round of food from the Petro Iron Skillet restaurant in Girard, OH.

Fruit is in the bowl at the top.

In the plate in the middle is scrambled eggs, ham, tater tots, biscuit and gravy.

Grits are in the bowl at the bottom.

A close-up of Mike's first round of food from the Petro Iron Skillet restaurant in Girard, OH.


This is a close-up of the food Vicki got from the hot and cold bars at the Petro Iron Skillet restaurant in Girard, OH.

Clockwise, the plate at the top right was full of hot bar items, the plate on the bottom right had salad and the plate on the bottom left had fruit.

A close-up of the food Vicki got from the hot and cold bars at the Petro Iron Skillet restaurant in Girard, OH.


This is a close-up of foodstuffs from Mike's second round at the Petro Iron Skillet restaurant at Girard, OH.

Mike shared the blueberry muffin with Vicki and it was very delicious!

A close-up of the Mike's second round at the Petro Iron Skillet restaurant at Girard, OH.


Although it does not show up well in any of the photos, Mike asked for and received a pitcher of hot water to make his own hot tea.

There was no charge for this.

All he need to do was bring his own tea bag.



Cons: Restaurant Review Petro Ohio Girard

  • There was no cottage cheese on the salad bar.
  • There was no chocolate of any kind on the bars.
  • One of the slices of cucumber Vicki ate was bitter. The rest were fine.
  • A few of the grape tomatoes in the cold bar vat were shriveled.

Note: Mike has enjoyed eating at this restaurant in the past and it was evident why from our meal there today.



Overall Grade

Overall grade for this restaurant at this facility on a scale of A+ to F- (with A+ being the best, F- being the worst): A






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