Today's stop: Leidheiser's Restaurant in Vermilion.
Unfortunately, since it was located on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Vermilion, it's almost impossible to research it using the resources of the Lorain Public Library. I don't have much information about the history of the place other than what I gleaned from a few vintage postcards.
One postcard stated that the restaurant was established in 1932. It offered cocktails and fine foods, was air-condtioned and was "recommended by Duncan Hines.
Another undated postcard described some of its culinary specialties. The postcard stated, "Prime Ribs of Beef, No. 1 Pickerel, Roast Turkey and Chicken with Dressing served to the most discriminating." (None of that crummy No. 2 pickerel!)
It added that it was "A good place to bring the family."
Here's some more information about the menu, from an ad that ran in the Chronicle-Telegram on Sept. 18, 1959 (below). Ach du Lieber – it sounds pretty good.
Here's a vintage postcard view with a nighttime view of the place (below).
link to its website.