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The Lockview

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207 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308-1301
330-252-5128
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Special sammies & beer for college kids & families

The Lockview is managing to achieve two seemingly contradictory feats at once: it is a cool place for twenty- and thirty-somethings to hang out, and yet welcoming to families as well. The big draw is the list of a dozen or so very special grilled cheese sandwiches, each more tempting than the last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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English first
akron, ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is such a great Akron spot for drinks and food. Great beers on tap and specialty is all things grilled cheese. Akronites love this place. You will too.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you have a few minutes before sitting down at the Lockview, cross the street and have a look at the actual lock. It's 19th century urban design in action, Then go back to the Lockview and eat and drink. This is at I di on a Tuesday. Not a lot going, on in the streest of Akron at quitting... More 

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Heard about their grilled cheese sandwiches, so had to try one late afternoon on a Friday. My husband and I shared a #7 and we each had a salad. He also had a bowl of their chili. While the salad, sweet potato fries and chili were unremarkable, the cheese sandwich with tomato slices and basil leaves was pretty good between... More 

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NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were in Akron for my daughters sports team. I did a little research and found the lockview. It was perfect for a cold Friday night. There was a wait (about 20 min) but plenty of room at the bar. The half priced drink specials and apps for happy hour were great and the grilled cheeses were fantastic. We had... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We'd never been to the Lockview before, so we weren't sure what to expect. It was amazing. Our server was fantastic and very knowledgable about the menu and the beer selections. The place is small, but the atmosphere was pretty cool. It fills up quickly but I guess that's a good problem to have. We're going back for sure. The... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Lockview is managing to achieve two seemingly contradictory feats at once: it is a cool place for twenty- and thirty-somethings to hang out, and yet welcoming to families as well. The big draw is the list of a dozen or so very special grilled cheese sandwiches, each more tempting than the last, garnished whimsically with goldfish (the little cheese... More 

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NorthCanton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

that about sums it up. the place is small and dingy....the food is giant cheese sandwiches with lots of add ons. the prices are kind of high for cheese and white bread....the service is wayyyyy too slow for a cheese sammy!

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

First- the atmosphere is great, I love the low lighting and the mellow feel of the restaurant, though its usually crowded with customers. The beer selection is great, waiters are very helpful with advice. I have not found a grilled cheese I don't like, though the bacon, apple, cheddar is my favorite. Who doesn't want to sit down with a... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Lockview is a comfortable, local hangout with a great menu of comfort foods. They offer an impressive variety of grilled cheese sandwiches. They also have a fun selection of sides including gold fish crackers and tater tots. But the best thing on the menu is their mac and cheese bites.

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Medaryville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very unique menu and beer selection. It is worth stopping for a brew alone, then you get the many combinations of grilled cheese sandwiches. Very glad that we made the stop. When traveling through Akron, consider this place for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: 330-252-5128

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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