For years we have tried to find the recipe, to no avail. One of my personal challenges has been to try and create the infamous Fanny Baer Salad. I finally tinkered around and created our own recipe, which is SPOT ON! This homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing is to die for - and exactly as I remember it!
But it is at its absolute finest when served with the Fanny Baer Salad - the best salad combo ever! Salad greens are topped with huge, fresh shrimp and delicate mandarin oranges, drizzled with this creamy homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing, and topped with fresh toasted coconut.
It's a crazy combination, but even Skipper, who doesn't care for coconut AT ALL, LOVED this salad! Good thing, because this wonderful fresh and flavorful salad is now part of our regular salad rotation!
I can't begin to tell you how wonderful this salad is - you'll need to make it yourself and let me know what you think!
And to my sister Sue - this one is for you, with all my love!
7/13/2016 04:14:48 pm
Thank you for sharing the Fanny Baer recipe's. Loved this place and also had our first date there. We also loved the Lobster Pie they served and just wondered if you have this recipe to share. Love your website and so glad I discovered it. Thanks so much, Laurie
9/21/2021 06:54:49 pm
Thank you for sharing your nice story. Fanny Baer’s restaurant has a special spot in my heart. We was the chef that opened that restaurant and wrote the menu and some of the house drinks. I am so glad its name has survived this long. The name by the way was owner Jack Wolfe’s mother’s maiden name.
12/10/2016 02:33:48 pm
Have thought of this place for decades. Dreamed of the salad. As a 10 year old the table side service of the salad really left an impression on me. I had a dream last nite and it took 6 hours on facebook for someone to know the name. Found vintage tshirts available . I will be going out in a snow storm for a few ingredients I don't have. Thank you for the recipes.
6/28/2017 04:34:52 pm
Fanny Baer Salad Dressing recipe, you don't say how to make it.. My family were boaters at CP we went there for years. I knew what the make up of the salad was but not the dressing, Can you tell me? I loved the Lobster Pie as well if you have that. We opened a restaurant in Avon Lake, (Just One More) and I want to have that salad. To get something like it you have to travel to angry bull in Huron as they have it. thanks again.
6/29/2017 09:07:31 am
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2/23/2018 02:31:27 pm
Thank you so much. The salad was a hit on Valentines Day, and as I am typing the Lobster Pie is in the oven.
3/13/2018 04:12:30 pm
I was in a band that performed there(Seville) back then in 1981-1983 and will never forget the food the staff and all the fun we had there!!!!
1/9/2019 08:03:49 am
I live in central Ohio so that given I was addicted to the house salad at Fanny Baer's. I have dined in 16 different countries all over the world and no other compares. Does anyone have the recipe for the dressing.
6/23/2019 09:02:11 pm
Thank you for the recipe! I went to FB's many many times, & I often recreate the salad for potlucks ( although I use Kraft Green Goddess dressing to substitute. Cannot wait to try your homemade one for July 4 picnic!). I generally use the small "salad" size shrimp, though...not that I am anti large succulent shrimp, but by using the small ones it ensures that you get a little nugget in almost every bite.
6/28/2019 09:12:13 pm
I used to go to Fanny Baer's just for that salad and dressing. I was told that it was Green Goddess dressing but I never found any commercial Green Goddess dressing and never tried to make my own. I couldn't believe that they would tear that beautiful building down...remember the balcony area?
2/28/2020 01:18:05 pm
I actually worked there! The salad was to die for. The dressing was Hidden Valley Green Goddess, the kind that came in a packet if you can find it anywhere. We called it Creamy Avocado
9/21/2021 07:20:06 pm
I should have probably said, that I was the Chef that opened the restaurant:-) I remember you very well.
5/18/2022 09:26:55 am
Loved that place. Used to drive from Toledo just to enjoy their meals. Would love to find their Seafood Au Gratin recipe.
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