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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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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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Baked in the Village

123 N. Water St.

(330) 677-0380

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Formerly known as the Backerei, this cafe offers a variety of Europeon breads, pastries, pretzels and other goodies to suit your discerning tastes.  All hand crafted from scratch!  


Bar 145

100 E. Erie St.

(330) 968-6201



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!


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Buffalo Wild Wings

176 E. Main St.

(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.


429 E. Main St.

(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.


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.

Franklin Square Deli

108 S. Water St.

(330) 673-2942


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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.


Fresco Mexican Grill

100 E. Erie St.

(330) 677-2588


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Fresco is owned and operated by a father & son team from Northeast Ohio. Everything they do is focused on the customer, from freshly prepared foods to prompt service. Serving great mexican food with a huge salsa bar!


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425 Franklin Ave.

(330) 968-6612


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!

Jimmy Johns

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.


Mr. Zub's Deli

138 S. Water St.

(330) 474-0800



295 S. Water St.

(330) 968-6204


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 their food.

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.


Ray's Place

135 Franklin Ave.

(330) 673-2233



Penn Station Subs

115 N. 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.


Pita Pit

154 E. Main St. (Acorn Alley)

(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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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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Rise & 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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120 S. Water St.

(330) 673-KENT




Steak-EEz offers cheese steak, kabobs, hand-cut fries and a grilled chicken salad with fast, friendly service.


Taco Tontos

123 Franklin Ave.

(330) 677-0223


Taco Tontos features healthy, fresh Mexican food that is made from scratch. It offers all kinds of burritos, tacos and tostados.

Now serving bottled beer!

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Troy Grille

118 E. Main St.

(330) 474-1661


Troy Grille offers authentic Mediterranean wraps, bowl and salads.  Please visit us for a wonderful and tasteful experience. Carry-out and catering available.


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Taproot Catering

313 N. Water St.

(330) 703-3069


Twisted Meltz

164 E. Main St. (Acorn Alley)

(330) 968-4104


Taproot Catering offers services for the individual, sourcing local produce to provide that all-important and unique ‘just-for-me’ experience for all our customers. Only the finest produce will pass the Taproot Catering test – before it passes your lips.

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Grilled cheese with a twist! 16 grilled cheese varities all named after a person with Kent roots. Also, fresh cut fries, sweet potato fries, chili, soups.


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Wild Goats Cafe

319 W. Main St.

(330) 677-2326


Wild Goats Café is a quaint restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Priding itself on using the freshest ingredients, and producing as much of the food as possible from scratch, they make breads, other bakery items and soups in-house.


Erie Street Kitchen

163 W. Erie St.

(330) 968-4603

Get ready for a taste of the south, in your mouth!  Erie Street Kitchen brings farm fresh local produce from your favorite artisan suppliers and farmers to downtown Kent. This new chef driven & clean food focused eatery serves the finest in hot chicken, creative sides, and seafood fun for the whole family.  



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