Primarily a residential area, Northwest Akron consists mostly of homes
and green public spaces, however if you explore its boundaries, specifically Riverview Road, Market Street and just beyond, you'll discover a wide array of dining options, from classic American burgers and fries to authentic Japanese sushi.
Start the day well with a full breakfast or brunch at Eye Opener in Westgate Shopping Center. Although the service might not be fast, the food is worth the wait and provides hungry visitors with a varied menu, from American breakfast classics, like the hot eggs Benedict or a cold granola, yogurt and fruit parfait, to more unique items. Get creative by building your own croissant, and mix up this popular brunch item by adding a range of items such as blue cheese, cappicola or crabmeat.
When the hunger bug strikes again, head to El Rancho on West Exchange Street for fresh, homemade Mexican fare. Boasting quick and friendly service, generous portions and reasonable prices, the restaurant makes the dining experience a satisfying one on all counts. Locals love the vegetarian options, chimichanga and chips as well as tasty sides, such as queso dip and salsa. Whatever you have, order it with guacamole and wash it down with a margarita.
Later in the evening, relax at South Point Tavern on West Market Street, with professional bartenders, a good selection of craft brews and a friendly atmosphere. A popular favorite in the neighborhood, independently owned wine bar 750ml Wines features good prices and excellent service and atmosphere. For a louder, more energetic atmosphere, head to Johnny J’s Pub & Grille on Weathervane Lane just north of the neighborhood. The extensive drink menu and drink specials as well as games, such as darts and pool, make it a popular late-night spot. For live music and entertainment, Annabell’s, southeast of the neighborhood on West Market Street, offers good prices and a selection of drinks.