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Blue Fig Bar & Grill
1225 W Main St, Kent, OH 44240
The Blue Fig Bar & Grill is an American-style restaurant offering residents a wealth of menu options, as well asMore daily food and drink specials. Guests at Blue Fig will find an assortment of sandwiches, burgers, salads and entrees, and a full bar.
Longhitano's Gallery Pub & Grille
1255 W Main St, Kent, OH 44240
Longhitano's Gallery Pub & Grille is a popular restaurant and bar. Longhitano's specializes in pub and Italian-styleMore food and has a fully stocked bar. It has a casual and relaxed environment that is good for groups. Longhitano's offers regular drink specials. 
Panini's Bar & Grill
295 S Water St, Kent, OH 44240
Panini's Bar & Grill serves a variety of soups, salads, wings, paninis, panini pizzas and more. The restaurant hasMore several other locations throughout Ohio, such as Solon, Concord, Cleveland and Westlake.
Checkers -N- Trophies
352 W Elm St, Kent, OH 44240
Checkers -N- Trophies is a bar and performance venue. This gathering place has hosted local bands and artists fromMore various musical and literary genres. The bar offers a wide selection of beer and home-cooked grub like its signature vegetarian chili.
Bar 145
100 E Erie St, Kent, OH 44240
Bar 145 is a gastropub that offers burgers, sandwiches and drinks to customers at its two locations in Kent and Toledo.More This establishment offers a broad selection of bourbons, including Blanton's, Booker's, Jefferson's, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Four Roses Single Barrel, Jack Daniel's Old No. 7, Old Forrester and Ridgemont Reserve. There also are specialty bourbon cocktails on the menu. The meat for Bar 145's burgers is sourced from a local and socially responsible farm, Niman Ranch, and includes fresh beef, pork and lamb. Live music performances are conducted each week and feature a variety of local bands and touring acts; a calendar of perofrmances can be found on the website.
Ray's Place
135 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH 44240

If Kent has a favorite place, it just might be Ray's Place. Few joints are as versatile as the big two-storyMore restaurant/bar. Ray's Up, as it's often called, has a couple of video games, a pool table, juke box, welcoming bar, and great view of the brick street, gazebo, railroad tracks and dam below that really says, "this is Kent." The lower level also boasts a couple of video games, and plenty of bar seating, as well as tables. 

Honestly-priced, well-prepared food (from burgers and wraps to spaghetti and steak dinners), and genuinely nice servers make Ray's Place a very popular place.

The big restaurant is near capacity at some point just about every day of the week, regardless of season. The crowd changes as the clock's hands turn - lunch and afternoon patrons give way to families, who usually leave as a younger college crowd bellies up to the bar.


Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar
100 E Erie St, Kent, OH 44240
Just blocks away from Kent State University, Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar is open seven days a week and servesMore made-to-order food, using fresh ingredients that are prepared daily. The menu features quesadillas, tacos, burritos, soups, salads, starters, sides and dessert. A kids menu is available for perusal. The restaurant caters and has gift cards.
147 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH 44240

With its unassuming facade, sitting in the shadow of the iconic Ray's Place, Dominicks probably never gets its dueMore attention in Kent. The relatively quiet bar hosts a variety of events and live bands all year long. Dominicks comes alive each year during the annual Folk Fest, when the little bar hosts eclectic performers.


Water Street Tavern
132 S Water St, Kent, OH 44240

Dark wooden booths and a big, classy wooden bar invite Water Street Tavern customers to relax and enjoy the "realMore bar" character as soon as they walk in. But even before they find a seat, smells wafting from the kitchen will be hard to ignore. That's the beauty of having Cajun Dave's cooking inside. 

Not only is the beverage list extensive, the food can't be beat. Daily pizza pie recipes often feature seafood and innovative combinations. Warm weather means food and beverages can be enjoyed on the rooftop patio. 

Live music can be enjoyed at the popular bar at least twice a week. The booths and bar stools are often full, so if you're meeting friends at Water Street, wear comfortable shoes, you may have to stand a while before you snag a seat.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
220 Tallmadge Rd, Kent, OH 44240
Since 2009, this location of the nationwide Applebee's restaurant chain has been serving up steak, pasta, burgers,More chicken wings and other American fare to customers in a casual family-friendly atmosphere. Dining room seating surrounds the signature wooden bar with large-screen TVs where customers enjoy watching sports and socializing. This location has ample handicapped parking spaces and an entrance and interior that are easy to negotiate with a wheelchair.
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