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Main Street Kent has the best places to eat and things to do in downtown Kent, OH, including unique restaurants and food, live music, bars, events and shopping. There’s something for everyone in downtown Kent!

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Eateries & Cafes

Robin's Nest                     128 S Water St    (330) 678-9520

Formerly Anthony's Café, the Robin's Nest offers hearty breakfasts and delectable lunches with a welcoming atmosphere.

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Chipotle:                               429 East Main St., Kent   (330) 673-9665 

Chipotle specializes in fresh and flavorful burritos and tacos. The restaurant is known for its large burritos, assembly line production, and use of natural ingredients.

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Baked in the Village Cafe:    123 N. Water St.  (330) 677-0380

This cafe is formerly known as the Backerie, a downtown favorite bakery and lunch spot. Fresh baked pastries, soups, and sandwiches are just a few of the delicious options you'll find at this downtown gem.


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Buffalo Wild Wings: 176 E. Main St.  Acorn Corner   (330) 678-9464

Situated in Acorn Corner, Buffalo Wild Wings is a sports bar complete with a full menu featuring everything from salads to appetizers to burgers and a variety of specialty items.

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Franklin Square Deli:             108 S. Water St.  (330) 673-2942 ‎

Popular Italian-style full loaf submarine sandwiches have been the mainstay of Franklin Square Deli from the beginning. Local residents, KSU students, and university faculty all satisfy their sandwich cravings at "The Deli." At times, the menu features as many as fifty different sandwiches, all packed with tasty ingredients.


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Rise and Shine Cafe           135 E. Erie St.           (330) 678-8800

Rise and Shine offers a breakfast and lunch menu with mouth watering options that is served in a friendly atmosphere!

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Panini's                           295 S. Water St.               (330) 968-6204

Panini's is known for their Famous Overstuffed Sandwich and Panini's Pizza. They also offer a variety of appetizers, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and other specialties. Visit for lunch, dinner, and late-night fun.


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Mr. Zub's Deli               138 S. Water St.                  (330) 474-0800

Mr. Zub's Deli is a unique short order deli. Using quality meats and fresh veggies, Mr. Zub's grills their sandwiches (even though you can order them cold) and builds them just the way you like them. The menu is large - just like our food.

Ray's Place:              135 Franklin Ave.                   (330) 673-2233

The two-story establishment offers over 150 beers in the bottle, 60 on draft, mouthwatering burgers, the widest selection of the best sandwiches this side of the Cuyahoga, and hearty dinners.

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Bar 145:                             100 E. Erie Street         (330) 968-6201

A gastropub in downtown Kent, Bar 145 specializes in burgers, bands and bourbon...you'll find a spacious patio with high rise tables, a 60-seat oval bar split by an industrial size garage door, and flat screen TVs, plus live entertainment 6 nights a week!


Fresco Mexican Grill:  100 E.. Erie St., Suite 112   (330) 677-2588

Fresco Mexican Grill and Salsa Bar is a fast casual restaurant offering a wide variety of fresh Mexican food. Open seven days a week for dine-in or carry-out, Fresco also offers wine, beer, sangria and margaritas.

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Dave's Cosmic Subs:        215 S. Water St.         (330) 346-0620

Dave’s Cosmic Subs has become a legend here in Northeast Ohio.  A legend that is spreading at “Cosmic” speed across the state and beyond.  What started out as a humble sub shop in Chagrin Falls is now revolutionizing the sub world.  Dave’s Cosmic Subs is not your typical “Establishment” sub shop.

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Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar is a brand new dining experience in Kent. Everything we do is focused on the customer, from freshly prepared foods to prompt service.

Fresco is owned and operated by a father

and son team from Northeast Ohio. We look forward to growing our business in Kent, and your support is greatly appreciated!


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Guy's Pizza:              146 South Water St.   (330) 678-KENT (5368) 

Guy's Pizza uses only the freshest meats and vegetables on their pizzas. Each of Guy's Pizza's locations offers the famous $1.50 slice of pizza, as well as fresh pizza available for walk-ins or delivery.

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Jimmy John's:                 313 E Main St.          (330) 677-4200

Located next to The Kent Stage in downtown Kent, its irreverent attitude and speedy delivery set Jimmy John's apart from other sandwich shops.

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Papa John's Pizza:                  439 E Main St.  (330) 678-0050

Papa John's is a chain pizza shop that serves up a variety of pizzas. Customers can order online and have pizzas delivered.

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Penn Station Subs:                 115 North Willow St. (330) 678-7366

Penn Station's menu features an array of mouthwatering East Coast submarine sandwiches, fresh-cut fries and hand-squeezed lemonade.

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Pita Pit:                            154 B E. Main St.               (330) 346-0334

Pita Pit features Lebanese-style pitas stuffed with savory meats, cheeses and a variety of fresh vegetables. The pitas are made with a special fold, enabling all desired ingredients to stay tucked inside.

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Grazers Carry-Out               425 Franklin Ave.   (330) 968-6612

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GRAZERS Specializes in Variety! Meat, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Options. Organic, Local ingredients. Peanut and MSG free!

Located across the street from the Haymaker Farmers Market!