Delicious, homemade food awaits visitors to The Pufferbelly LTD., housed in Kent's original train station, built in…More 1875. Inside the big brick structure guests can enjoy numerous historic photos and dine under a stagecoach (suspended from the ceiling) that once rolled along Kent's brick streets.
While antiques rule the decor, Pufferbelly's menu is constantly updated. Vegetarian pizza, wraps, and oriental shrimp salad are on the menu, but the newer items mingle among old favorites, including the restaurant's original recipe, Chicken Pufferbelly, a hand-breaded chicken breast served over fettuccini Alfredo.
Owner Kevin Long says San Francisco Beef is another very popular menu item. The open-face sandwich is served on dark rye bread with mushroom sauce and Colby cheese, accompanied by the restaurant's homemade mashed potatoes.
Large groups (18 or more) are welcome with reservations; a special dining section can accommodate parties. Sunday brunch is served from 11am - 2:30pm. Special events held at Pufferbelly include clam bakes, breakfast with Santa, New Year's Eve and Mardi Gras parties.
Noble Images Studio & Gallery 152 1/2 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH44240 Noble Images is an award-winning photography studio and gallery. Professional photographer Jason Noble offers his expert…More services to clients in a number of settings, including fashion, family, corporate, event, wedding, and theatre photography. His gallery, located above Pufferbelly Restaurant, sells a variety of items, including canvas prints, custom handbags and hand-painted oil portraints.
The Kent Historical Society strives to tell the story of Kent's history from it's earliest days up to the recent past…More by collecting historic artifacts, photographs and oral histories from residents.
The society is best known for the restoration of the Old Erie Depot, the city's first fully functional train depot, which now is home to the Pufferbelly restaurant -- one of Kent's most popular restaurants.
The current museum, the Clapp-Woodward House, was purchased in late 2010 and renovated in early 2011 to create a permanent home for the society. Admission to the museum is free.