Charlie's Is About

Great Ice Cream!  Great Food!  Great People!  Great Prices!

Our Story

Charlie’s has been the place to get ice cream in Sylvania since 1984.  Charlie Niytray passed the “ice cream scoop” to Lisa Crosby, the new owner of Charlie’s in November 2015.

Charlie Niytray had been scooping up his homemade ice cream, hamburgers, homemade soups and more since he opened his ice cream store and restaurant in 1984 in Saxon Square.  After more than 30 years, he decided there were other things he wanted to do, such as visiting his children in Texas, so his restaurant became available for sale.

Lisa Crosby, who had spent the last 35 years in the quick food service industry, did not want to work for other people anymore and, after working at Charlie’s for one month to see if this was something she would like to do, she purchased the restaurant.

Charlie’s is a cozy, friendly place where the staff know the customers by name and free WIFI is available along with convenient parking.  The new outdoor patio allows customers to enjoy their ice cream or hamburger outside during the summer months.  The food is great and features homemade Sautter’s beef burgers.

Future plans for Charlie’s will include “Charlie Day” where Charlie will be behind the counter to greet customers and specials for pet owners to bring in their dogs and cats to enjoy ice cream.

Testimonials

I was there today with some good friends and OMG the food and the ice cream and the service was all excellent will definitely be back!!!

Babbling Brooke

I love anything from Charlies, of course the ice cream is the best !!! But the burgers & the steak fries can’t be beat !!!

Tammy Beals-Raszka

The best Cookies and Cream that I have ever had! No joke.

Jenny Clymer

ABSOLUTELY my favorite lunch spot. The food is delicious, salads are huge and the staff could not be more friendly and welcoming!! Thank you for another fantastic meal!!!

Teresa Wilhelm

Lisa Crosby

Lisa Crosby

Owner

As the new owner of Charlie’s, Lisa intends to continue the Charlie’s Homemade Ice Cream & Edibles tradition.  In November 2015 after 35 years in the quick food service industry, Lisa was looking for a new career and Charlie was looking to retire.  Lisa doesn’t plan on making any major changes at Charlie’s and will continue to make all of the ice cream, pies, cakes, and soups following Charlie’s handwritten recipes.  Since taking over, Lisa has added some new menu items and outdoor tables so customers can enjoy eating outdoors during the summer.

Lisa loves dogs.  To show her love for our four-legged friends, all dogs get a free junior scoop of ice cream on the patio.

Kayla Osborn

Kayla Osborn

Manager

Kayla helps manage Charlie’s while attending The University of Toledo as an Accounting major.

Bailey Crosby

Bailey Crosby

Makes the Homemade Ice Cream

Bailey makes all the homemade ice cream on premise.  He is a 2016 graduate of Springfield High School and will be attending The University of Toledo this Fall as an Engineering major.

Brandon Osborn & Morgan Walton

Brandon Osborn & Morgan Walton

Team Members

Brandon currently attends Owens Community College.  Morgan will be a Senior at Southview High School this fall.  Both work at Charlie’s Sylvania assisting customers with their orders.  When not helping customers, Morgan uses her creative talents decorating the ice cream pies..

Brandon’s parents, Trisha and Eric, worked at Charlie’s 25 years ago.

Sydney Teow

Sydney Teow

Team Member

Sydney is known for being a grill master and sandwich artist!  When not working at Charlie’s Sylvania she attends The University of Toledo as a Nursing major.

Baylee Gryca

Baylee Gryca

Team Member

Baylee puts her artistic talents to good use helping to decorate the ice cream cakes and pies.  When not working at Charlie’s Sylvania, she attends Eastern Michigan University as an Occupational Therapy major.

Trish and Eric Osborn

Trish and Eric Osborn

Former Employees

Trish and Eric worked at Charlie’s 25 years ago and are the parents of Brandon and Kayla who work at Charlie’s now.