One W. Exchange St.
Open Mon-Thur 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri-Sat 11a.m.-1a.m.
A casual Italian eatery with a fun, California flair.The 200-person
seating capacity features a white-tablecloth theme and
high-top tables in the bar area, with most entrees priced
from $10 to $26.
2. Brubaker’s Pub
373 S. Main St.
Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun noon-2 a.m.
In addition to
ever-changing drink specials, menu noshes
include soups, salads, appetizers, and favorites such as the USS
Brubaker submarine sandwich, Texas chili, taco ensalada, and a
veggie platter – all priced under $7.
376 S. Main St.
Open Mon-Thur 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 7 a.m-midnight;
Sun 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
A cozy, comfy
coffeehouse with open-air windows. Menu
items feature coffee, tea, juice, shakes, root-beer floats,espresso
bar drinks,and assorted pastries – from muffins and bagels
to brownies – all priced under $5.
4. Café Momus
491 Brown St.
Open Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-midnight
Café Momus is a two-time winner of Northern Ohio Live magazine’s
Reader’s Poll for “Best Coffeehouse.” The Tudor-style
structure is the perfect setting for sipping specialty coffees while
reading a book plucked from the library shelf, or playing a board
game with friends. There’s also a scrumptious selection of
soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.
Beat Restaurant and Lounge
20 W. Mill St.
330-384-1500 Ext. 7594
Open Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-10 p.m.
lounge open Mon-Fri ‘til midnight, 2:30 a.m. weekends
the plaza level of Radisson Hotel at Akron City Centre (directly
across from Akron Civic Theatre on the Bowery Street Side) City
Beat serves a full-service lunch menu featuring soups, salads,
sandwiches, lunch specials and a buffet – all priced under
$8 – and dinner selections including steak and seafood,
chicken and pasta, priced under $20.
77 W. Market St.
Lunch Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dinner Mon-Thur 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Fri & Sat 5 p.m.-midnight
for its 24-karat focus on quality, The Diamond
Grille specializes in aged, hand-cut prime beef, and fresh
seafood, broiled or pan-fried. Menu items range
115 E. Market St.
Open Mon-Sun 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
A blend of South
Beach, Manhattan, and historic Akron, Evolution Revolution opened
in September as the dance hall/billiard-club. Comprising two sections,
Evolution Revolution has a spacious front lounge that includes
a bar, high-top and bistro tables, and a mix
of chair and sofa-style seating. A glass wall offers a fish-tank view of the
rear lounge and dance area, dubbed “the boom-boom room.”
348 South Main Street
Open Mon-Sat 4:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Chic yet casual.
Cosmopolitan yet comfortable. Designed to be a one-of-a-kind wine
lounge that stimulates all the senses, Fuel sets the mood with sensual music,
intriguing art. In addition to an expansive wine, martini and imported beer selection,
Buffalo Restaurant & Bar
222 S. Main St.
Open Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sat 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
bar/restaurant venue with buffalo-head décor. Favorites
include stuffed mushrooms, jumbo chicken wings in eight flavors,
authentic buffalo burgers,
Bison barbeque-rib dinners, chops, chicken dishes, grouper,
salmon, and stir-fry. Menu items range from $5 to $12. At nightfall,
a DJ heats up the largest dance floor between Cleveland and
Columbus. A gigantic wide-screen and 52 televisions spotlight
10. House of Hunan II
12 E. Exchange St.
Open Mon-Thur 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11p.m.
Hunan specializes in Chinese and Japanese cuisine, offering
everything from appetizers, soups, pork, chicken and seafood
favorites, to spicy specialties such as Szechwan orange roughy
and Peking duck. Lunch menu items range from $8.75 for moo-shu
pork, to $20 for Hunan lobster on the dinner menu. Sushi choices
include more than 80 items ranging from $2 for miso soup to
$29 for sushi combo deluxe. Voted Best Chinese Restaurant the
last three years by readers of Northern Ohio Live magazine.
11. Jacob Good Downtown
45 E. Market St.
Open Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Jacob Good Downtown–named
after the man who owned the building 100 years ago–is a fine
dining venue in a historic building situated between Main and High
Streets. Inviting diners to
"escape the ordinary,” Chef Zachary Conover fuses classic
American cuisine with a hint of Asian fare. Menu items range between
12. Jillian’s & Hibachi
363 S. Main St.
330-252-0085 Jillians; 252-0088 Hibachi Grill
Open every day 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
and entertainment megaplex
includes The Video Café with giant screen TVs, The 9-Ball
with 15 tournament-quality billiard tables, The Amazing Games
Room with the latest electronic simulation games, live music
Blue Cat Live, a DJ and dancing in the Groove Shack, a cigar
lounge downstairs, and private parties for groups of 10 to 1,000.
In the main restaurant, which seats 120, specialties include
sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, barbeque, pizza, steak and
Selections range from $6 to $15. There’s also the 60-seat
Grill, with menu items priced between $12 and $22.
13. Lime Spider
207 S. Main St.
Open Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sun 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
of the Lime Spider is live music and local color. Attracting
both national and local talent, every night Lime Spider offers
something different.The menu offers daily specials, soups,
salads, a vegetarian sandwich board, and huge burgers.
105 N. Main St.
Open Mon-Thur 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-4 a.m.
Sat 5 p.m.-4 a.m.; Sun 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
As one of
Akron’s oldest and most nostalgic dining establishments,
Luigi’s has remained in the Ciriello family since its
1949 debut on Akron’s North Hill. Best known for “the
best pizza on the planet,” baked lasagna, spaghetti,
ravioli and rigatoni dishes, everything here is smothered in
cheese. A tossed salad costs $1.95, and the most expensive
entrée is $10.95.
111 N. Main St.
Club open Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-1 a.m. and Sat. 5 p.m.-1 a.m.;
kitchen closes 10 p.m. Mon-Thur, 11 p.m. Fri-Sat
the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Line on Akron’s North
Hill, Northside is housed in a historic structure that was
once a grand saloon.
57 E. Market Street
Akron OH 44308
DeAnna Akers and Aaron Hervry conjure up favorites such as blackened
catfish, Reuben sandwiches, and vegetable chip-crusted salmon
over scalloped potatoes. Menu
items range from $6 to $15.
17. Posh Nite Club & Bistro
One W. Exchange St. (second floor)
330-253-POSH (club) and 330-253-7777 (bistro)
Nite Club open Thur-Sat 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Bistro open Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sat 4p.m.; 2:30 a.m.Sun noon-2:30
The night club
boasts an 80-foot lighted glass bar,
a wall-to-wall color laser show, special effects lighting, and multi-level
dance stages. A 30,000 watt
surround-sound system pumps out Top 40, Latin and high-energy dance
The Bistro, with
its 60-foot bar and 27 TV screens, serves lunch and dinner
selections including appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, tortilla
wraps, grilled Paninis, burgers,
steaks, chicken, seafood, pasta and desserts.
510 S. Main St.
Open Mon-Thur 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Bldg. 33 at the former B.F. Goodrich campus, Spaghetti Warehouse
combines Old World Italian traditions with American abundance
in hearty, made-from-scratch dishes.
to pasta selections, favorites include fresh-baked sourdough
soups, salads, and combination platters featuring 15-layer
lasagna and homemade veal, eggplant or chicken parmigiana.
Menu items range from $5 to $14
19. Trackside Grille at Quaker Square
135 S. Broadway St.
Open every day 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; lounge open ’till 11 p.m.
and around the authentic, original Broadway Limited Railroad
Cars that ran from Chicago to New York City, the Trackside
Grille offers salads, sandwichs, steak, seafood,
or Trackside’s “pick-your-own-pasta" Pasta
20. Whistle Stop Tavern at Quaker Square
135 S. Broadway St.
Open Mon-Thur 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sun brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
from the barnstone cellar of the original Quaker Oats Cereal
Factory (circa 1800), The Whistle Stop Tavern boasts three-feet-thick
barnstone walls, stained glass windows from area churches,
and a black walnut staircase from the home of one of the Quaker
ample choices of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, steaks, seafood,
and homemade desserts, the Whistle
Stop is a relaxing venue for a casual meal or a favorite
brew. Menu items range from $8 to $24.