Well, back in October 1966, another option was a trip to Manner's Big Boy Restaurants for their perch dinner.
As the ad copy says, dinner included Tasty Golden Brown Fresh Lake Erie Perch, French Fried Potatoes, Country Cream Slaw and a Freshly Baked Roll & Butter. Nice, light fare.
I wonder if Big Boy Restaurants could get away with using the word 'Whopper' in an ad today?
Anyway, at that point in 1966, Lorain had three Manners: at Leavitt and W. Lake Road (West Erie Avenue); Oberlin Avenue & Foster Park W. (Route 254); and Henderson Drive. Elyria's Manner's was at 146 Bridge Street.
The announcement that one would be built on Route 254 near Route 57 had just occurred that August.
Manners and Big Boy have been favorite topics on this blog since 2011.
The Big Boy mascot was in the news earlier this year, when he received an (ugh) makeover.