Toledo, Ohio: Tony Packo's Cafe - Hot Dog Bun Museum

Actually a restaurant where the walls are covered with more than 1,500 fake hot dog buns signed by famous people.

Tony Packo's Cafe

Address:
1902 Front St., Toledo, OH
Directions:
Tony Packo's Cafe. I-280 exit 9, then turn north onto Front St. and drive two blocks. At the corner of Front and Consaul Sts.
Phone:
419-691-6054
Admission:
Eat here, gaze at the buns.
RA Rates:
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Signed buns.

Tony Packo's Cafe - Hot Dog Bun Museum

So. Many. Buns! Politicians, astronauts, musicians and more. And they have vegan hot dogs and veggie chili!

[Jennifer Kefer, 07/07/2021]

Hot Dog buns of the Stars.

Hot Dog Bun Museum

The Hot Dog Bun Museum was a lot of fun. So much to look at, and the food that they sell is great. I ate the Moab hot dog -- it was huge. I guess 3 lbs., with chili dog and bun.

[Christopher Burks, 08/19/2012]

Hot Dog Buns of the Powerful.

Hot Dog Bun Museum

Pretty cool place!

[Jeff Wunrow, 06/09/2012]

Behold. The Powerful Buns of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Tony Packo Hot Dog.

Hot Dog Bun Museum

The TV series M.A.S.H. brought us to eat at Tony Packo's. We went the first time, back in the early 1980s, after hearing Jamie Farr mention it in one of the episodes. Farr played the oddball character Klinger; both Farr and Klinger hail from Toledo.

The signature "Hungarian hot dog" is very tasty. You can spends lots of time, and risk irritating other patrons, when you lean over their table to see who signed the hot dog buns. Sadly, the M.A.S.H. paraphernalia -- a homage to the show that brought Packo's world wide fame -- is no longer there.

[swtrekker, 08/25/2011]

Hot dog buns signed by celebrities.

Hot Dog Bun Museum

I was amazed by the hundreds of hot dog buns signed by so many famous people at Tony Packo's Cafe. Great dogs, service and gift shop. Pick up a jar of any one of their pickles to take home -- you won't be sorry.

[Mari, 05/12/2011]

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