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524 Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512

(419) 782-1116

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For over 80 years Kissner's has served Defiance breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night munchies and beverages.  We will continue to do our best to bring our customers top quality food and quick service.  We have a lot of fun and our customers do, too!

Banquet Rooms available for your next event.  We have handicap accesibility as well with our new chair lift.  Call today to take a tour or for more information.

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Wednesday Evening Special - Lake Perch

Thursday is Mexican Night

Friday Specials include Stuffed Flounder, Fish & Chips, and Jumbo Lake Walleye

Saturday Specials include Prime Rib (King, Queen, Petite), and Surf & Turf


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Ratings and Reviews

by Bill Duerk

I have been eating at kissner's for over 35 years. The food is great and good selection. The food is consistant everytime you return. The lunch and dinner specials are great and rotate each week. The banquet rooms and meals are very good. Karl will make sure your dinning is a great experiance. I would not keep going back if it was not good, for all these years. Bill and Janice Duerk, Defiance Ohio

by Faye Holbrook

Chris,my husband, proposed marriage at Kissners 33 years ago. Bill Kissner was our waiter that day and he brought us some roses to the table to make it a MOST memorable event in our lives!!! We still go to Kissners, to this day, ordering their best breakfast..any time of the day!!! THANKS for the beautiful memory!

Prime Rib! (10/01/12)
by Ronnie

My mom has lived in Defiance for over 30 years.I live in Louisville Ky. and visit my mother regularly...One stipulation of my visit is we have to go to Kissners for the delicious prime rib...She always pats too,making it even better...LOL...I'm visiting her this weekend and I know we will go there for sure...I also love the old antique bar,simply beautiful!Keep doing what you been doin for all these years!

by Ken

Had a bubbly waitress and the environs were okay, but was there on a Saturday evening with a couple friends and there was a prime rib special (one of my favorite meals). Sad to say it was the worst prime rib I've eaten in my live (I'm over 50). Had more fat that meat on it (I asked for an end cut) and was red and actually cool on the inside. My only regret is that I didn't give it to our bubbly waitress to give back to the cook and say, "this is unacceptable." Too little, too late! Enjoy checking out new dining experiences, but quite sure we won't be making it back to Kissner's any time soon.

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Grew Up There (09/28/13)
by Lisabeth Warncke

I grew up visiting Kissner's regularly. My family is active in the community theater group and we always visited Kissner's after rehearsals and shows. Visiting Kissner's is always a must while home and I get to see all the great theater people and family. Rob always makes sure your drinks are delicious and you got to have the fried pickles! Also, check out the gorgeous cherry or mahogany (not sure) carved bar you will be hard pressed to see elsewhere.

beer prices too high (11/06/13)
by Steve Layne

$3.25 for a beer...I don't think I'll be patronizing this place for awhile. Use to come there twice a week. Have to save my money to drink there:(((

beer prices too high (11/06/13)
by Steve Layne

$3.25 for a beer...I don't think I'll be patronizing this place for awhile. Use to come there twice a week. Have to save my money to drink there:(((

by Benny

I am from St Petersburg FL and was visiting friends in Defiance a few years ago. I had a great Rueben sandwich at Kissners. One of the best

Wonderful food! (01/28/14)
by Dawn Carrpenter

All the food at Kissners is great! My favorite is the chicken strips and crinkle cut fries! Love their cheeseburgers too! A great atmosphere and fun place to visit.

great (02/01/14)
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Great Waitresses (03/01/14)
by Robert

Paula, Jessy and Mindy are the best. Paula will give you your food and tell you where to go, all in the same time (in a fun way).

by Unimpressed

I saw Karl Kissner come into an office here in Defiance the other day, and chew out a public servant who was just doing his job, all because he had to wait in line just like everybody else. I will not eat here because I do not want to put my money in this mans pocket.