Most everything you need lies along West Market Street, the main drag also known as State Route 18. A few fast food and chain restaurants reside here, but Highland Square takes pride in its local flavor, especially when it comes to food. Ditch the typical travel breakfast and head to Wally Waffle. Established in 1975, Wally Waffle treats each person to the most delectably fresh, made-from-scratch food all day. Munch heavenly waffles (of course), light and crispy pancakes, eggs, grits, sausage, bacon and just about everything else you’d want for a hearty breakfast, and then wash it all down with your choice of several juices. Amazing burgers, chili cheese fries, and the country-fried chicken round out the menu and keep locals coming back for more. Expect fairly cheap prices and plan on waiting for a table — this place stays packed.
Mr. Zub’s Deli's laid-back dive-like atmosphere might not impress you, but the food will. Sandwiches made fresh to order and named after cult movie and entertainment personalities add to the ambiance. Try the Tommy Boy, Lisa Simpson or Rock Balboa, and don’t forget the tater tots everyone raves about. Slow service counteracted by good prices make it worth the wait to eat here.
A visit to Angel Falls Coffee Company takes you straight into Highland Square’s living room. Rated the #1 Independent Coffee Establishment in Akron,
the warm mood here welcomes you into an incredibly diverse family. Folks like to hang out just to chat and enjoy each other’s company and plug into free Wi-Fi.
Limited nightlife choices exist in this neighborhood, but the available options deliver. Square features a loud dance club atmosphere, complete with pool table, bar, big-screen Wii play area, dance floor, lounge room and an outdoor smoking patio. Popular for hosting live DJs, a wide selection of martini’s (try the delicious Cappuccino Martini), and karaoke, this club has been voted one of the 200 Best Gay Bars in the World by OUT Magazine. Friendly and popular with both gay and straight people alike, this club comes with surprisingly little drama for such an in-demand club.
For great prices and the largest selection of beer in the area, visit Matinee, which connects to Mr. Zub’s. For a more simple bar experience, Ray’s Pub fits the bill well. Drop in more than a couple of times, and the bartender will remember your name and your favorite drink.