Leave the details to us. Our new catering and banquet location offers a beautiful indoor and outdoor space perfect for your next event. The warm and modern interior has seating for up to 110 people, in addition to a private patio space with a fire pit and a second full service bar.

Every event is different, so we designed our space to be flexible. The Back Forty can be arranged for a more intimate crowd or to encourage conversation and grazing. With a full bar and well equipped kitchen, you can expect the highest quality meat and homemade sides that are hand picked for your crowd.



The Back Forty (Catering Commissary and Event Center), established in 2016 by Nick Mancy, grew organically from Nick’s former restaurant Shorty’s True American Roadhouse which he owned and operated for the previous 17 years. Nick’s catering business had outgrown the compact kitchen space of the restaurant, so The Back Forty originally was established to meet these growing catering demands and the need for more space for food preparation and storage. Shortly thereafter The Back Forty began hosting events at their location at 5215 Monroe, in addition to their off-site catering services that bring their great BBQ to the people of Northwest Ohio.

“We make attention
to detail a priority
and work hand in
hand with our clients.”
– Nick Mancy

Come check out what the buzz is about, and see which of our unique services and menus would work best for your next get-together. We believe in providing friendly and attentive service, quality food and drinks, and great value to all of our clients and their guests.

The Back Forty now offers their BBQ (and other new menu items) three different ways for groups large and small, from 10 to 1,000 people, to enjoy ……. bulk food ordering (available for pickup or delivery), live grill catering, and on-site banquets at our clean and modern indoor/outdoor event space with inside seating for up to 110 people.

“Excellent experience every time. Can hardly wait to be able to throw an event and use them for it.”
– Dawn H, April, 2020

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