4819 E. Main St.
Berlin Ohio 44610United States
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Dine with the locals at this inexpensive dining room, a fixture in downtown Berlin because of its homemade fare.
This humble-looking little restaurant appears to have been around forever. With its knotty-pine paneling and chrome swivel stools at the lunch counter, Boyd & Wurthmann has been a fixture in downtown Berlin since the 1930s. It's where you go if you want to eat with the locals. The food is old-fashioned American, and folks rave about the homemade chicken salad and pies. Even the mayonnaise is made in-house. We tried the roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes for dinner. The shredded beef was tender and perfectly cooked; the rich gravy was piping hot; and the somewhat lumpy potatoes were definitely not instant. Most dinners, which include two sides plus homemade bread and butter, cost less than $10. The restaurant is popular with everyone from tourists to Amish families, so expect it to be busy. But the crowds of customers hardly matter, because the waitresses (who are all young Amish women wearing aprons and white caps) provide lightening-fast service.