North Canton has a delicious new restaurant in its premium downtown spot, and I am crossing all my fingers that it is wildly successful so I can enjoy it for years to come. The Howlin Bird opened in December at 123 S Main Street, where Main Street Grille used to be.
I’ve lived in Stark County for seven years, and I’d never been to Loby’s Bar & Grille until this restaurant review. But I’d heard about Loby’s, and I pictured it as a place that is way more bar than restaurant and always a party.
Deli Ohio always has been one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Canton. I get the same thing every time I go, so I was excited to order off of more of the menu for this month’s restaurant review. The ham apple brie sandwich will continue to be my first choice (it’s just so good), but there are lots of great options.
Every time I visited Angello’s 2 Go, I never stopped being surprised at how large the portions were and how good everything was. Angello’s 2 Go is an Italian takeout and delivery spot on Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township that opened in 2016.
Walking down the stairs and into the basement cellar that is H2 Huth & Harris Wine Merchants made me forget that I was in downtown Canton in the middle of winter. H2 Huth & Harris Wine Merchants opened in late 2017 in the former Peter Shears building in downtown Canton.
Jessica Holbrook taste-tests the Belgian waffle, Eggs over easy, Scrambled eggs with hot cakes, A side of bacon, A side of sausage, Rye toast, A French Dip sandwich, A hot roast beef sandwich, A Rueben, A breakfast muffin and Texas sheet cake at Lindsey’s Restaurant.
I assume that Sparta Steak House & Lounge has—with the exception of new televisions—looked exactly the same since about 1975. It’s the definition of old school with well-worn vinyl booths, carved wood fixtures and hanging greenery.
I assume that before becoming a true resident of Massillon, you’re required to eat at the Cameo Grill. The bar and restaurant, which has been locally owned and operated since 1944, just has that authentic hometown feeling. The walls are covered in vintage photographs and Massillon Tigers memorabilia—you can grab a football schedule at the bar—and the wait staff seemed to know most customers by name.
Sometimes, looks can be deceiving. I’ve driven past Willow Bistro easily hundreds of times but, put off by its location in a shabby shopping plaza on 30th Street NW, never thought to check it out. That’s on me. Willow was a pleasant surprise and a place I’d be more than happy to revisit.