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“A true gem”
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Old 97 Cafe
Ranked #68 of 553 Restaurants in Akron
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We stopped out for light fare and a few cocktails. I had been there previously, but my significant other had not. The bartender took the time to explain the origins of the decorations and the history of the bar itself.

We then stepped out onto the deck and patio, which is a breath of fresh air hidden within the city. It is well appointed, spacious and relaxing. Our server was top rate, attentive and the drinks (Expresso martini and Bourbon mule) were perfect. For tapas we had the homemade Bruschetta (outstanding!), the meat and cheese plate (nicely portioned) and the wife had a fantastic steak salad.

Colin John started playing at 8, which along with a slice of cheesecake provided a perfect nightcap to the evening.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Thank JJD702
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Friendly service and good food, we enjoyed the Chicken Quesadilla. Very tasty. The place has an amazing old world ambiance. The menu changes daily, so it will always be fresh. We spent $20.00 for the 2 of us, had water for drinks. There is a full service bar and the cafe is available for large gatherings. Our son and daughter in law were married there and the reception was there as well. A delightful place in a seemingly unlikely location. Don't miss it!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank Fred S
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Old 97 never disappoints! Staff, drinks, and food are always top notch. Great atmosphere all around!

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Jessica F
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Old 97 café is a quaint little dive bar in the middle of Barberton. It's built between two long-standing houses in the middle of an industrial suburb. On Friday and Saturday night they specialize in local bands, and local clientele. This Saturday night was popularized by a local 80s band, not too good, but the ambience was enjoyable and very unique for the area. Not sure about the food, but the drinks are very cheap, very portable, if only a bit slow to be served.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Love this place... Great attention to detail in decor..great food and drinks.
Very popular for parties so be sure to check if restaurant is open.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank love2travelncanton
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