Eats You Can Walk To With Your Feets


WordCamp Kent  is truly a national event, drawing people from distant lands like Southern California and Texas.  Some are even coming from as far away as Pittsburgh and Michigan.  Whether you’re coming from near or far, we want to make sure you find a great place to eat lunch on Saturday.  To that end, here’s a rundown of some great local institutions that are a quick walk from our venue.


Ray’s Place

      • American/Bar/Pub Food
      • 4.5/5 rating on 182 reviews
      • 0. 2 Miles, 4 minutes walking
      • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Franklin Square Deli

      • Classic Deli Sandwich Shop
      • 4.5/5 rating on 46 reviews
      • 0.2 Miles, 3 minutes walking

Wild Goats Cafe in Kent, Ohio

Wild Goats Café

      • Breakfast and Lunch
      • 4/5 rating on 62 reviews
      • 0.4 Miles, 7 minutes walking
      • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Taco Tanto’s

      • Mexican / Mexican Fusion
      • 4.5/5 rating on 39 reviews
      • 0. 2 Miles, 4 minutes walking

Photo by Jacob Byk

Bar 145

        • Upscale Pub Food
        • 3.5/5 rating on 109 reviews
        • 394 feet from venue



  • Modern Italian Cuisine
  • 4/5 rating on 52 reviews
  • 13 feet from the venue
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Twisted Meltz

  • Gourmet grilled cheese and craft beer
  • 4.5/5 rating on 28 reviews
  • 0. 1 Miles, 2 minutes walking


Swenson’s (Special Mention)

      • 2.4 Miles, 6 minutes by car
      • Classic Drive-Up Burger Joint
      • LeBron’s hometown favorite and an Akron tradition since 1926.
      • A Galley Boy, Potato Teasers and a Peanut Butter milkshake will make your trip.
      • 4.5/5 rating on 97 reviews
      • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

YOLANDA LI | DAILY KENT STATER Mike's Place restaurant.

Mike’s Place (Special Mention)

      • Very unique décor, from the X-Wing out front to the different themed rooms you can dine in.
      • Gigantic, inventive menu spanning most types of food- they sell them as collectibles.
      • 4/5 rating on 212 reviews
      • 1.4 miles, 5 minutes by car
      • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Lastly, if you’re looking for something a bit more nation-wide, we have a few great chains just around the corner.

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