Eat Inexpensively in Restaurants around Akron

Have you noticed that there are some really good deals to be had at local Akron area restaurants? Restaurants are doing their best to earn your dollar and stay open. Here is a list of cheap eats in Akron OH.

Eat Cheap at the Blue Fig in Fairlawn, OH

The Blue Fig opened up last fall taking over Luna’s, they offer great specials in a new, fun environement. They offer weeknight specials. Monday & Thursday night is Wing Night for just 35 cents each, choose from hot, mild, honey mustard, BBQ, Teriyaki, and house, Tuesday order any ¼ burger with fries for $4.99, Wednesday’s special is $4.99 for a Chicken Melt or Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with fries, and Friday’s special is Fish Fry for 6.99 includes fish, fries, & slaw.. Located in Fairlawn, OH on W Market Street beside Ivan’s and across from Rocknes’.

Bob Evans Low cost Meals

Bob Evans is everywhere and there is something on the menu for everyone. Kids meals start at just $1.99. Adults can eat a hearty dinner for just $5.99. Sign up for BE-Mail and receive a free kids meal instantly. There are several Summit County locations.

Donatos- You can’t go wrong with Pizza as a filling meal

Feed the family for just $3 per person when you order their new Bakery Pizzas. This extra large pizza comes with 1 topping and cut into 32 pieces. Price is just $19.98 for 2 extra large pizzas. There are several Summit County locations. The Golden Clipper & newspaper always have great coupons for Donatos as well.


Friendly’s offers great deals throughout the year on their restaurant and take home ice cream.

1.Wake up to a huge breakfast weekdays for just $2.99. The spread includes 2 eggs cooked the way you like, 2 choices of meat, and 2 French toast, pancakes, or toast

2.Enjoy complete lunch or dinner with a sweet ending treat. Choose from 10 menu entrees, add your favorite drink, and a sweet ice cream treat for just $9.99 or you can order a Chicken Strips basket with fries, drink, and an ice cream sundae for just $8.99.


Enjoy a wholesome meal at KFC for only $3 per person when you buy the Unbeatable Feast that feeds 5 people for $14.99. It includes 10 pieces of chicken 2 family size orders of mashed potatoes & gravy, one large order of coleslaw and 5 biscuits. Also, sign up for Colonel’s Email Club for printable coupons on their website. There are several locations in Summit County.

The Lockview

The Lockview is a quaint little place across from The Lock in downtown Akron. The entire menu is low priced, nothing is above $7. A couple can easily eat a full meal for $15 – 20. For intense deals, their Food Happy Hour is Weekdays from 4-9pm, offering a new special every day.

Max & Erma’s

Max & Erma’s offers Happy Hour specials weekdays from 3-6pm. Sit at the bar to enjoy ½ price appetizers, $1 domestic draft, and $2 domestic bottled beer. There is one location in Fairlawn and one in N. Canton.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut offers great pizza at discounted prices. They run many specials throughout the year. There are several locations in Summit County.

Currently you can get ANY super supreme pizza for $10 – (8/2012)

Steak N Shake

Steak N Shake is offering several great deals currently. There are several locations in Summit County.

1.There are 4 meals for under $4. Choose from Chicken Fingers, Double Steakburger with cheese, Triple Steakburger, or Single Steakburger with bacon & cheese. Each meal is served with small fries. Drinks are extra.

2.Kids eat free on weekends. This is available all day on Saturday & Sunday for dine in guests. You are eligible for 1 free kids meal for every $9 you spend. Your child must be present and under the age of 12.

3.Happy Hour for ½ off drinks. Monday – Friday between 2-4pm, enjoy all drinks and milkshakes at ½ the price. Take the kids out for cheap milkshakes during the hot summer months for cheap!

4.Check the Sunday paper for more coupons.

Tres Potrillos Mexican Restaurant

2 can dine for $20, Enjoy two 3-item combos with rice and beans and drinks for only $20. They are located in Copley, OH.

Winking Lizard

The Winking Lizard offers great daily specials. Choose from 15 varieties of wings on Monday and Tuesday evening for just 40 cents each, Wednesday night is Burger night, all burger are just $5.79 and includes fries, and Thursday is Rib night; enjoy ½ slab of ribs with a choice of potato for $6.99. There are several locations in Summit County.

Do you know of a great Cheap Eat in Akron? If so, please share it with the rest of us below!

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2 thoughts on “Eat Inexpensively in Restaurants around Akron

  1. Cindy Orley says:

    What a super suggestion, Rose. I’ve looked at this before but I think now it the time for me to try it out. It’s a great way to say money on vacation too. We always buy an Entertainment Book to get great bogo coupons when we go on vacation.

  2. Rose Habart says:

    Another great way to eat cheaply in the akron area is by ordering gift certificates on , The certificates are listed for $10 for a $25 gift certificate. But, if you sign up for email notices, they have a “sale” once a week, where they will sell $25 gift certificates for $2. There are certain restrictions with them, like you might have to spend at least $40 or something. But still a great deal. My friend told me about this and we are buying a bunch for the orlando area before we go on vacation this year 🙂

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