Popular, longtime Hamilton restaurant returns to local dining scene

Popular, longtime Hamilton eatery Hyde’s Restaurant returns to the local dining scene today with curbside service.

Orders for today’s carry-out service closed last night at 7 p.m. “We had to cut it off due to the overwhelming amount of orders,” said Alli Rohan, the restaurant’s manager and its “virtual waitress” taking orders via phone and Facebook Messenger. “We’re so excited to be back.”

Only pre-orders will be accepted for curbside service between 2 and 7 p.m. each weekday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday. No walk-up service will be available.

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Order curbside pick up for the next day by calling Hyde's at 513-892-1287 between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by messaging your phone number via Hyde's Restaurant's Facebook page. One of the eatery's "virtual waitresses" will call you to take your order.

“We are working diligently to get our online ordering platform up and going, but in the meantime, this will be protocol for order,” Rohan said.

Specials for the remainder of the week are Pork Chop & Dressing (Wednesday), New England Dinner (Thursday) Hand-Breaded Cod (Friday), BBQ Rib & Chicken Platter (Saturday) and Fried Chicken (Sunday).

A single-serving special includes two sides and one piece of pie and costs $12.99. A Family Meal feeds four for $40 and includes four featured entrees, two 16-ounce containers for sides and four pieces of pie.

A new menu will be offered every week, Rohan said.

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Available each day are the restaurant’s Roast Beef Special, Hydewinders, Soup Beans, Potatoes & Ham, Homestyle Burgers, Double Decker, Grilled Cheese, Grilled Ham & Cheese, Steak Hoagie, Toni’s Hoagie, Chicken Strip Dinner, Chef Salad, BLT Salad and Club Salad.

Hyde’s opened in August 1946 when brothers Jim and Lloyd “Hub” Hyde purchased an ice cream shop, then expanded in size and broadened its menu. Ownership passed to Hub Hyde’s son, Mick, and then to Mick’s daughters, Amy Klaiber and Ashley Tuley.

Hyde’s initially offered carry-out service following Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s March 15 order for all restaurants to temporarily shut down dine-in service, but the restaurant halted the curbside option March 19.

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