We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lockview

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
207 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308-1301
330-252-5128
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 72 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Great meal in Akron

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
amyj1020
,
NY
Good for:
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
NY
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Canton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NorthCanton
Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio, United States
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Medaryville, Indiana
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Canton
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches live up to their billing! The included sides (goldfish) leave something to be desired. This is intentional on the part of the restaurant as they offer appetizing "upgrades" for another $1.50. Our table (there were 5 of us and we had to wait 40 minutes when they had two open 8-tops, but weren't seated since... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Love the gourmet grilled cheese and tots. Love the awesome beer list. I would give it 5 stars if the service was faster. After observing today for over an hour I have a solution. Buy another computer terminal to enter orders/checks. At times there were 4servers queued up to use the only terminal. We were here 40 minutes longer than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I had been to the Lockview back in June and enjoyed a good meal and service. So I decided to return last week during my visit to Akron. I walked in on a Wednesday at 5:15 and asked for a table for one. I was told that it was their policy not to seat anyone at a table who was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Lockview also viewed

 

Been to The Lockview? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Lockview staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?