Friendly Stop Cafe
985 Congress Avenue
Glendale OH 45246

Friendly Stop
is a family-owned eatery and drinkery that was established in 1934. 


Friendly Stop offers generous portions paired with a fair price.  We are a CASH ONLY (ATM on sight) establishment, which enables us to keep our prices low.


We serve home-style cuisine such as Meatloaf "2 die 4" served with fresh, real mashed potatoes, Homemade soups such as Chili, Bean with Ham, and Vegetable Beef, or Pulled Pork BBQ, topped with homemade sauce!  We are known for our Garlic Burger which earned a #16 spot in Cincinnati Magazine's "2009 Forty Best Burgers" in the city!  Friendly Stop also offers daily specials such as Tender Pot Roast, Liver & Onions, and Blackened Tilapia to name a few.  We are "family friendly", and offer a menu just for kids!  We also have a full liquor license, and are known for "heavy" pours! 

Our mission is to provide high quality food and drink, served in a fun, friendly atmosphere.


Located on the "West" side of Glendale at the intersection of Sharon Rd and Congress Ave (Route 747)


Hours of operation:

Friendly Stop is open 365 days!  Open ALL Holidays! 
Our Kitchen is open
Mon-Sat from 8A.M. 'til 10 P.M. 
Sunday 10 A.M. 'til 9 P.M. 
Bar hours:
 Mon-Sat, 8 A.M. 'til 1 A.M
 Sundays 10 A.M. 'til Midnight. 


*Carryout available. 

* Delivery available
Mon-Friday 11A.M. - 2P.M.

(Limited delivery area) 


513-771-RIBS (7427)



“The food is delicious, more than generous portions and very reasonably priced.  The name says it all, very friendly atmosphere. That's why we keep coming back."
Bruce and Bonnie Burbrink


"I don't know what I would do if Friendly Stop weren't around.  This is my home, and where all my friends and family hang out.  I love this place!" ~ Chuck and Tommy Holmes

"It's good! … it's always good!”
A Regular


Café * Diner * Pub * Bar * Grill * Tavern * Lounge *Club * Hang-Out * Disco


(513) 771-RIBS * In order to keep our prices low, we do NOT accept Credit Cards*



Friendly Apps

  • Sampler Platter(3 Stix, 2 Tenders, 1 Skin, 2 Poppers & 1 Crab Cake) …10.95
  • French Fries 4.25
  • Cajun Fries 4.50
  • Cheese Fries 6.50
  • Onion Rings 4.95
  • Garbage Nachos 7.95
  • Loaded Fries 7.95
  • Chili Cheese Fries 6.95
  • Fried Chicken Tenders 7.95 / half 5.50
  • Fried Mozzarella(10) 5.95
  • Skins (bacon,garlic) 6.95
  • Poppers (6) 5.95
  • Crab Cakes (2) 6.50

After 2 p.m.

  • (10) Wings 9.95
  • (5) Wings 5.95

**Blue Cheese & Celery Included



Made Fresh for YOU Daily!!

Vegetable Beef ** Bean with Ham …Cup 2.95…Lg. Bowl 3.50

Homemade Chili w/ Cheese and Onions…Cup 3.50…Lg. Bowl 4.50

Light Lunch: Bowl of Soup 3.75 –or-Chili 4.75 w/ Bread ‘n Butter


*MEAT LOAF “2 DIE 4” W/ Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, B&B…7.25 / Half…5.25

or as a Sandwich with Chips and a Pickle…7.00 (1/2 Sandwich 5.00)

      *When we’re OUT we’re OUT

*WHISKY’S BAR-B-Q Like “Whisky’s” in Lawrenceburg, Ind.! We Smoke our own pork & make our own sauce!...On a bun with chips & slaw…7.25 Available “to go” by the pound (1 day notice $7.99)



Made Daily * 1/3 pound * Griddled to Order

Add Garlic, Bacon or Mushrooms to any Burger or Sandwich for only 95 Cents!

Cheeses: American,Swiss, Provolone & Cheddar


C.D. Cheeseburger Deluxe ..P.L.T.M.O… 5.50


*BLACK PEPPERCORN BURGER Spicy! Lettuce, Cheese * Grilled Onions…6.50

*GARLIC BURGER Fresh sautéed garlic and LTM…6.50

CAJUN BURGER ..LTO & Blue Cheese Dressing (cheese optional)…6.50

BBQ BURGER Bacon, BBQ sauce & Grilled Onion (cheese optional)…6.50

MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER Sautéed Mushrooms w/ Swiss & Gravy…6.50


**Great Fries! 1.50 (instead of chips)

**Onion Rings! 1.95 (instead of chips)


Friendly Faves

*SALMON BURGER (1/4 pound with Lettuce,Tomato & Horseradish Mayo)…6.50

*C.O.D. Jumbo Flaky Icelandic COD, hand battered & fried w/ tartar sauce…7.75

SHRIMP-N-Fries ...7.25

*THE C.B.S. Our hearty 1/3 lb Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich…7.25

(Cheese-just ask) Plain – Cajun – Teriyaki – BBQ –Buffalo- Blackened

*RAYS REUBEN (Corned Beef or Turkey)…Full 7.95/ Half 5.95

DARYL’S OPEN FACE Roast Beef or Turkey(It’s HUGE!) Full 7.75/ Half 5.25

GRILLED CHEESE Swiss, American, Provolone, or Cheddar, T & O…4.25

GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE Same as above w/ Ham, Turkey, or Bacon…5.50

FRENCH DIP Roast Beef& Provolone w/ side of Aus Jus (Try it“Grimmer Style”)…7.50

SEAN’S CHICKEN PHILLY Season & Grilled w/ Peppers, Onions &Swiss…7.75

STEAK HOAGIE 6 oz smothered in Mushroom Gravy or Pizza Sauce w/Provolone…7.25

Topping Choices: Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickle &Banana Pepper


Greens! Iceberg & Romaine


Blackened,Plain, Cajun, BBQ, Teriyaki or Buffalo with Garden Veggies…8.25

CHICKEN OR TUNA SALAD PLATTER with Tomatoes, Cheese, Onions, Egg…6.75

CHEF SALAD Ham, Bacon, Turkey or Beef, Tom, Onion, Carrots, Cheese, Cucs., Egg…8.25

TACO SALAD Seasoned Ground Beef or Chicken, Cheese, Tom, SC& Salsa…7.75

FRIED CHICKEN SALAD Tomatoes, Carrots, Cheese, Cucs., Onion, Egg…8.25


Dressings: Ranch, Blue Cheese, Honey Mustard, Italian, Thousand Island, Russian, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cold cuts & Such

*Cup of Soup & Half Sandwich (Below)… 6.50 *

All served on white, wheat, dark or light rye bread with lettuce, mayo, chips & a pickle! ADD a slice of cheese, tomato, eggand/or onion for free!

Unless noted, all Sandwiches are 6.50 for FULL (6 oz) or 4.50 for Half


Roast Beef

Corned Beef



BLT (toasted on Request)…5.50

Ham & Beef

Beef & Turkey

Pick any Two

Tuna Salad

Chicken Salad

Turkey Club (served on a bun)…5.50


Kids Menu (12 & under)


White or Chocolate Milk…1.00/glass

Soft Drinks/Shirley Temple…1.25

Hot Dogs w/ fries…3.95

Cheeseburger(plain) with chips…4.25

                                          With fries…5.50

Grilled Cheese with chips…3.50

                                          With fries…4.75

Peanut Butter & Jelly with chips…3.50

3 Mozzarella cheese sticks w/ fries…4.50

2 Chicken Tenders w/ fries…4.95



Soft Drinks


The following beverages are $1.95 with UNLIMITED REFILLS


*Diet Coke



*Brewed Iced Tea

*Brewed Sweet Tea


*Mountain Dew

*Coffee& Hot Tea



ENERGY DRINK (sorry, no refills)…$3.00 per glass


On Tap

*Miller Lite* Bud Light * Yuengling * Guinness * Sam Adams Seasonal *


Phone Number
(513) 771-7427
Fax Number
(513) 771-0287
Date Joined the BBB
Type(s) of Business

Date Established
985 Congress Avenue
Glendale OH 45246
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