Local Faves: Food & Dining | Readers’ Picks

Fave Restaurant

Basil Asian Bistro
585 Market Ave. N, Canton, 330-452-3888. 4195 Massillon Rd., Green, 330-915-6853. basilasianrestaurant.com
Runner-up: Lucca

New Restaurant

Street Side
217 Market Ave. N, Canton, 330-639-1359, mercadoconcepts.com
Runner-up: Melt Bar & Grilled

Romantic Restaurant

Gervasi Vineyard
1700 55th St. NE, Canton, 330-497-1000, gervasivineyard.com
Runner-up: Lucca

Fine Dining

Lucca
228 Fourth St. NW, Canton, 330-456-2534, luccadowntown.com
Runner-up: Desert Inn

Breakfast

Samantha’s Restaurant on Portage
4954 Portage St. NW, Jackson Twp., 330-499-9700, samanthas-restaurant.com
Runner-up: Arcadia Grille

Brunch

Twisted Citrus
1649 N Main St., North Canton, 330-305-9680. 5382 Fulton Dr. NW, Jackson Twp., 330-409-9250. thetwistedcitrus.com
Runner-up: Samantha’s Restaurant on Portage

Lunch

Thatsa Wrapp
600 Sixth St. NW, Canton, 330-452-9727, thatsawrapp.net
Runner-up: Grinders Above & Beyond

Soup/Salad

Grinders Above & Beyond
1820 W State St., Alliance, 330-821-6665. 3114 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, 330-477-5411. 1212 W Maple St., Hartville, 330-587-4280. 500 W Main St., Louisville, 330-875-9700. 404 E Lincolnway, Minerva, 330-868-7824. 1671 N Main St., North Canton, 330-497-4800. grinders.net
Runner-up: Thatsa Wrapp

Appetizers

Table Six Kitchen + Bar
6113 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton, 330-305-1666, table6canton.com
Runner-up: Fronimo’s

Family Restaurant

Hartville Kitchen
1015 Edison St. NW, Hartville, 330-877-9353, hartvillekitchen.com
Runner-up: Lindsey’s Restaurant

Late Night Eats

George’s Lounge  
229 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, 330-452-0029, georgescanton.com
Runner-up: Street Side

Healthy Food

BAM! Healthy Cuisine
2185 E Maple St., North Canton, 330-494-7136. 7160 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, 330-880-0226. bamhealthycuisine.com
Runner-up: Clean Eatz

Take Out

Desert Inn
204 12th St. NW, Canton, 330-456-1766, desertinncanton.com
Runner-up: Rockne’s

Catering

That Little Italian Kitchen
5730 Fulton Dr. NW, Jackson Twp., 330-499-2248, thatlittleitaliankitchen.com
Runner-up: Desert Inn

Patio

Gervasi Vineyard  
1700 55th St. NE, Canton, 330-497-1000, gervasivineyard.com
Runner-up: The Twisted Olive

Farmers’ Market

Canton Farmers’ Market
305 McKinley Ave. NW, Canton, 330-456-0468, cantonfarmersmarket.com
Runner-up: Plain Township Farmers’ Market

Grocer

Fishers Foods
5215 Fulton Dr. NW, Jackson Twp. 4403 Cleveland Ave., Canton. 8100 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton. 2216 Lincoln Way E, Massillon. 4401 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton. 330-497-3000, fishersfoods.com
Runner-up: Buehler’s Fresh Foods

Seafood

Eadies Fish House Grill & Bar
6616 Wise Ave. NW, North Canton, 330-494-4000, eadiesfishhouse.com
Runner-up: Bender’s Tavern

Asian Cuisine

Jasmine Asian Bistro
1122 30th St. NW, Canton, 330-493-3331, jasmineasianbistro.com
Runner-up: Basil Asian Bistro

Indian Cuisine

Kabab & Curry
5114 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, 330-492-2060, kababandcurryindiancuisine.com
Runner-up: Bombay Sitar

Italian Cuisine

Lucca  
228 Fourth St. NW, Canton, 330-456-2534, luccadowntown.com
Runner-up: La Pizzaria

Mediterranean Cuisine

Desert Inn  
204 12th St. NW, Canton, 330-456-1766, desertinncanton.com
Runner-up: Sahara Grille

Mexican Cuisine

Street Side
217 Market Ave. N, Canton, 330-639-1359, mercadoconcepts.com
Runner-up: El Rincon

Sandwich

Deli Ohio
328 Walnut Ave. NE, Canton, 330-453-7777, deliohio.com
Runner-up: Grinders Above & Beyond

Burger

The Rail
4347 Belden Village St. NW, Jackson Twp., 330-497-7550, therailburger.com
Runner-up: George’s Lounge

Fries or Chips

Heggy’s Nut Shop
3200 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton, 330-454-6611, heggysnutshop.com
Runner-up: Thatsa Wrapp

Pizza

Michael D’s/DeMario’s Pizza
1411 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, 330-477-1000, demariospizza.net
Runner-up: Pizza Oven

Steak

Sparta Steak House & Lounge
1101 12th St. NW, Canton, 330-454-6343, spartasteakhouseandlounge.com
Runner-up: Lucia’s

Wings/BBQ

Old Carolina Barbecue Co.
900 W State St., Alliance, 330-680-4710. 4710 Everhard Rd., Jackson Twp., 330-499-3080. 2482 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, 330-833-9030. oldcarolina.com
Runner-up: Mission BBQ

Dessert

Taggart’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant
1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, 330-452-6844. 107 S Main St., Magnolia, 330-866-9344. taggartsicecream.com
Runner-up: Grinders Above & Beyond

Ice Cream

Taggart’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant  
1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, 330-452-6844. 107 S Main St., Magnolia, 330-866-9344. taggartsicecream.com
Runner-up: Pav’s Creamery

Chocolates

Ben Heggy’s Candy Co.
743 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, 330-455-7703, heggys.com
Runner-up: Ben Wollenberg Chocolates & Nuts

Bakery

JAA Dessert Studio & Café
532 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, 234-804-6097, find JAA Dessert Studio & Café on Facebook
Runner-up: Johnnie’s Bakery of Canton

Donuts

Peace, Love & Little Donuts of Canal Fulton
2378 Locust St. S, Canal Fulton, 330-970-9130, peaceloveandlittledonuts.com
Runner-up: Mary Ann Donuts

Coffee Shop

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.
137 Walnut Ave. NE, Canton, 330-452-6336. 5854 Fulton Dr. NW, Jackson Twp., 330-754-1017. muggswigz.com
Runner-up: Carpe Diem Coffee Shop

Happy Hour

Grapes in a Glass
575 Market Ave. N Canton, 330-453-9463, 50shadesofvine.com
Runner-up: Table Six Kitchen + Bar

Neighborhood Bar

Harmon’s Pub
2329 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton, 330-453-2144, harmonspub.com
Runner-up: Loby’s Bar & Grille

Brewery

Royal Docks Brewing Co.
7162 Fulton Dr. NW, Jackson Twp., 330-353-9103, docks.beer
Runner-up: Sandy Springs Brewing Co.

Beer Selection

Sandy Springs Brewing Co.
232 N Market St., Minerva, 330-522-4024, sandyspringsbrewery.com
Runner-up: The Barrel Room

Craft Cocktails

Table Six Kitchen + Bar  
6113 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton, 330-305-1666, table6canton.com
Runner-up: Grapes in a Glass

Winery

Gervasi Vineyard  
1700 55th St. NE, Canton, 330-497-1000, gervasivineyard.com
Runner-up: Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery

Wine List

Grapes in a Glass  
575 Market Ave. N Canton, 330-453-9463, 50shadesofvine.com
Runner-up: The Barrel Room

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass