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Rico's Restaurant & Lounge
1332 Tallmadge Rd, Kent, OH 44240

Rico's Restaurant aims to serve a wide variety of clientele. On the one hand, it's a casual family restaurant withMore menu options designed to please diners of all ages. On the other hand, the place is more of a sports bar on Sundays, and Thursdays through Saturdays bring out a louder, thirstier crowd for Cornhole tournaments and entertainment from live local bandsand DJs.

A semi-private dining area is available for groups and parties; call ahead to discuss options with the manager.

The menu leans heavily on chicken and Italian dishes such as eggplant parmesan and fettuccine, but it also offers pork chops, baked ham, and fish dishes.

A&W Drive-In Restaurant
1124 W Main St, Kent, OH 44240

If you remember root beer floats, know Coney dogs are supposed to snap when you bite into them, and once thoughtMore parking to eat in your car was something sort of cool to do, you've probably loved A&W for years. Of course, the retro restaurant has been winning new fans for years, too. 

Kent's A&W restaurant isn't one of the chain's originals (A&W was founded in 1919) but it is something of an icon in town.

The drive-in restaurant serves the much-loved menu items from early spring until the last week of October each year - so if you want a frosty mug of root beer served through your car window, make plans to visit during warm weather.  

Evergreen Chinese Restaurant & Buffet
1665 E Main St, Kent, OH 44240

Family-owned Evergreen Chinese Restaurant & Buffet  serves  Hunan, Szechuan, Cantonese andMore Mandarin style meals, mostly from its extensive buffet. 

While guests can order from a menu, the popular restaurant has won the majority of its fans because its buffet selections are uniformly delicious. 

A wide variety of salad and fruit items, entrees, and desserts (including a soft-serve ice cream bar) are available seven days a week at Evergreen Chinese Restaurant & Buffet. Weekend buffets include crab legs. The service is good and the large dining room is usually filled with customers from lunch until closing time. There's no children's menu per se, but children's orders are discounted based on age. Take-out orders are available.

 

Salsitas Mexican Restaurant
4441 State Route 43, Kent, OH 44240
This popular restaurant draws many locals for its authentic Mexican food as well as for its friendly happy hour crowd.More Lots of bar-area seating greets guests at the front door, and around the corner the large dining room offers booth and table seating. The adobe color scheme lends itself the southwestern atmosphere, and regular diners say menu items are uniformly good. Outdoor patio seating is available during warm weather.
Subway Restaurant
1709 E Main St, Kent, OH 44240

Located in the Acme plaza just east of the Kent State University campus, this Subway restaurant location servesMore breakfast, lunch and dinner - and sees a steady business all day long.

A children's menu is available, and although most visitors get their food "to go," there are several clean booths inside the clean, bright store. 

Catering trays include the chain's famous submarine sandwiches, as well as sides. For large events or special requests, call several days ahead to arrange.

Mike's Place Restaurant
1700 S Water St, Kent, OH 44240
"Eclectic and busy" describes the menu, decor, and atmosphere at Mike's Place. The outside of the restaurant has aMore futuristic model of a fighter jet, hints of castle architecture in the roof, and an abandoned, antique camper hand painted with the direction, "EAT HERE." Mike's Place hosts different groups in its semi-private room, which can be reserved, and there is a full bar. The menu has classic American fare such as hamburgers, sandwiches, pastas, fish platters, BBQ, wings. There's a hearty serving of sarcasm and attitude on the menu as well! Mike's a good place to go for a good meal and a lot of laughs. A children's menu is available, too. 
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