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Dining Guide

Summaries of recently reviewed area restaurants, in the order in which they were reviewed, with the most recent at the top.

w Yeeha's Buckin Bar and Grill, 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon, shines during the lunch hour with excellent burgers and a variety of chicken wraps. With a full dinner menu the country-themed restaurant has plenty of options. Yeeha's features live country music every Friday and Saturday night. $$ 3 stars.

w B.J.'s Hide-A-Way, 506 South Lallendorf Rd., Oregon, is a gem of a restaurant across from Pearson Park. Lunches are good, basic fare such as burgers, salads, and wraps, but the dinners are marvelous, running the gamut from prime rib to potato-cloaked Lake Erie walleye to tomato basil tortellini. The desserts are excellent, too. $$ 3 stars.

w The Fairways Bar & Grille, 8256 West Central Ave., isn't about country club chic. (It's not even located on a golf course.) Instead, look for reasonably priced meat-and-potatoes meals. The giant salads are a particularly good value, and the homemade baked French onion soup is a hole in one. $$ 3 stars.

w Budapest Restaurant, 3314 Monroe St., provides hearty homemade dishes - meat, starch, gravy - and time travel (culinary and decor). Recommended are chicken paprikas, Hungarian beef goulash, stuffed cabbage, chicken soup, and crepes. $ 3 stars.

w Sori Sushi, 5236 Monroe St., offers Japanese cuisine that is quite good but occasionally a little dull. The sashimi is exceptional, and their children's entrees are enviable. But the jury is still out on the california crunch roll and the tempura ice cream. $$$ 3 stars.

w Shai Mediterranean Cafe, 5236 Monroe St., Suite A, provides excellent, fresh Middle Eastern and American food at a reasonable price. The platters are hardy without being overwhelming and the food is fresh and healthy. The restaurant includes an espresso bar, making this a good place for a cup of coffee, lunch, or dinner. $ 3 stars

w Red Wells, 301 River Rd., Maumee, is the latest outlet in a Toledo institution known for its gravy-covered hot roast beef sandwiches. Served cafeteria style, the food - with the exception of the delicious turkey sandwich - borders on the ordinary, but it's ample and the prices are decent. $ 2 stars

w Cinco de Mayo, 304 East Alexis Rd., proves the old adage that it's what's inside that counts. The tacos, chimichangas, and other traditional Mexican dishes are filled with delicious, savory, well-flavored meats. A few items lack oomph, but overall the menu is reason to celebrate. $$ 3 stars.



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