Where to Eat | Kent State University

What are the four best places to eat on campus?

  1. Food 4 Thought 2 in Bowman Hall

  2. The Hub in the Student Center

  3. Kent Market 2 in the Student Center

  4. Eastway

-Meghan Caprez, JMC senior
  1. One of the best places to eat on campus is Eastway! The food there is the closest you will get to a home-cooked meal! They also host a series of theme nights, which are pretty cool!

  2. Quaker Steak and Lube is a good place to eat as well! Quaker Steak’s food can be expensive, so don’t go Quaker Steak crazy, because you may regret it at the conclusion of the semester!

  3. It is not necessarily a place, but Rosie’s Delivery can be very convenient! Rosie’s Delivery is open 7 days a week, from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. I say that it is convenient because if it is late at night or you do not feel like leaving your dorm room to walk to an on-campus eatery, you can just call and order Rosie’s!

  4. The Hub is always a great place to eat due to the variety of the food. The Hub is located in the student center, making it a convenient place to eat in between classes! Although, they do not accept meal plan from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.!

-Daria Gaither, JMC sophomore
  1. Eastway on theme nights.

  2. Auntie Anne’s.

  3. Quaker Steak & Lube.

  4. Prentice (it has the best salad bar and sandwiches/wraps).

-Hanna Moore, JMC sophomore
  1. Kent Market 2 on the second floor of the Student Center

  2. Prentice Cafe in Prentice Hall

  3. Rosie's in Tri-Towers

  4. Quaker Steak and Lube in the basement of the Student Center

-Bryan Webb, JMC senior

What are the four best places to eat in/near Kent?

  1. Tree City Coffee

  2. Rockne’s

  3. Continental Grill

  4. Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar

-Meghan Caprez, JMC senior
  1. Twisted Meltz

  2. Fresco

  3. Ray’s Place

  4. Pita Pit (They even deliver!) 

-Hanna Moore, JMC sophomore
  1. Franklin Square Deli has the best sandwiches in Kent. Full disclosure: I am a former employee, so I know that the stuff is good; I still go in sometimes even though I don’t work there anymore. Get a #37, I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse.

  2. Baked in the Village has some of the best baked goods around. The cannoli is awesome, but then so is everything else.

  3. Wild Goats Café has the best breakfast around. Try the biscuits and gravy; you won’t be disappointed. I hear they make a pretty mean lunch, too.

  4. Stahl’s Bakery has the best from scratch cookies and brownies in town. If you’re looking for a special cake for a birthday or party, let Carrie know and she’ll hook you up.

-Rachel Purget, JMC senior
  1. Twisted Meltz in Acorn Alley

  2. Fresco in downtown Kent

  3. Swenson's in Stow

  4. Ray's Place in downtown Kent

-Bryan Webb, JMC senior