Mansfield Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Mansfield

April 14, 2018 Diedre Savory

Despite having provided the backdrop to several Hollywood films, Mansfield manages to keep its all-American small town vibe. Its charming Main Street and Historic Carrousel District boast unique shops, galleries and an antique hand-carved carousel. The landmark Ohio State Reformatory has been the setting to several films, including The Shawshank Redemption and Air Force One. Mansfield's action-packed racing scene thrives at Mansfield Motorsports Park and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Things to do in Mansfield

1. Athens Greek Restaurant

41 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902-1720 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 419-524-5620
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Athens Greek Restaurant

Reviewed By KY-CO_girl

Authentic amazing Greek food. Tip: order the regular sized gyro unless you can eat a crazy amount of food. They are soooooo good. Hummus is some of the best you’ll ever have. Pitas too

2. Relax, It's Just Coffee

105 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902-7669 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American, Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 419-522-1521
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Relax, It's Just Coffee

Reviewed By shankar R - Westerville, Ohio

This is a great coffee shop and bakery. The coffee is excellent. The cubano or the cappuccino is full of flavor and without the bitterness that comes from poorly roasted beans. No surprise, they roast the coffee here. The bread is hand made and includes whole grain as well as unbleached breads with rich crusts. The croissants are flaky and a bit on the salty side. The cheese popovers are to die for. The owner is often there and the employees are friendly and keen to please. Lot's of table and chairs and sofas of every shape, size, and config make this a local hangout. I never miss a chance to stop in when I am in Mansfield. It's a great place to work too when I am between appointments or meetings.

3. The Blackbird Bakery

105 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902-7669 Seating Cafe Breakfast, Brunch
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Reviewed By Haup88 - Charlotte, North Carolina

I love trying local bakery's so I had to try Blackbird when I visited the area.
More misses than hits..
Cinnamon roll and the coffee cake muffin both were delicious. The peach basil scone seemed to lack basil. Same on the Strawberry scone. The staff was super friendly and easy to talk with.

4. Ed Pickens' Cafe on Main

28 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902-1704 Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Delicatessen Lunch +1 419-522-7699
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Ed Pickens' Cafe on Main

Reviewed By trixie9792 - Mansfield, Ohio

So many choices! Build your own combos, delicious sweet treats, and discounted "boxed" lunches from previous day to take back to work and heat up. Soups and sandwiches can't be beat for quick lunch.

5. Uncle John's Place

18 S Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902-2931 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 419-526-9197
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Uncle John's Place

Reviewed By Randy B - Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

This is a funny little place in downtown Mansfield. It almost looks like a small-town café but for the bar along one wall. Lots of wood & leather booths, two-top tables along the bar partition, and a few four-tops in the picture window.

The service is exceedingly friendly, and they'll gladly point out your dinner to other patrons if there's something special about it. And in my case, I ordered the special. It was a roasted acorn squash with sausage, onion strings, and melted gouda cheese, surrounded by a more-than-generous pond of sausage in some kind of marinara sauce. It came with a side salad (ordinary but plentiful) and a pretzel roll that was buttery and salty in a good way.

My only negative was that the squash was under-cooked, making it very difficult to slice off bites of it. I mentioned this to the staff, and the kitchen sent back word that this was a larger-than-usual squash. I think it just needed longer in the oven.

That being said, the tastes were great together, and there was way more food than I could have eaten even if the squash was spoon-ready. I left quite satisfied, to a chorus of questions and approvals from the other patrons (most everyone who comes in is a regular).

Drink prices are very low, selection is quite good for such a small place, and the service is like going to your aunt's house — attentive and inquisitive. I recommend checking this place out next time you are in Mansfield.

6. Leaning Tower of Pizza

180 Lexington Ave, Mansfield, OH 44907-1238 Takeout Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 419-525-3462
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Leaning Tower of Pizza

Reviewed By kuriachan - kerala

Its a nice scenic location.
Getting on top of the tower is limited. And it is way too costly.i didnt feel like going up.

You can always get good photos from the back side of the tower as not many people wander to this location.

Lots of shops on way. Always bargain. Prices are low at the starting and u could get a replica for 1 euro.

7. The Skyway East

2461 Emma Ln, Mansfield, OH 44903-9290 Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 49 +1 419-589-9929
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

The Skyway East

Reviewed By lparzero - Gahanna, Ohio

We love stopping at Skyway and eating at the bar. We both had seafood combination platters. The salad bar makes the visit worthwhile and the food is cooked to perfection! The bartender is pleasant and efficient. Great meal!Thanks for stopping and for taking the time to write such a nice review. Hope to see again, soon.

8. Doc's Deli

424 Glessner Ave, Mansfield, OH 44903-2136 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 419-775-7775
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Doc's Deli

At Doc's, you can let your imagination run wild! Choose from over 100 fresh ingredients to design your own sandwich or salad. If you like your creation, you can give it a name and we can save your recipe. Then, every time you come back to visit, you can order your very own sandwich or salad again and again! We also serve 4 premium soups every day.

Reviewed By Mansfieldshoes - Ohio

We have been working on a project in the area and able to walk here despite the heat. Being able to tweak the sandwich mainstays (though only one with roast beef) was great. This is the closest to a NY Deli in this area (without the fresh made bagels). Got take out both times so can't comment about table service. Would give 4.5 stars if possible.

9. Coney Island Diner

98 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902-7670 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 419-526-2669
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Coney Island Diner

Reviewed By E1reann

We called into this diner for a late breakfast on a recent trip through Mansfield and we weren't disappointed. Very generous portions, frequent top ups of hot coffee and delicious home fries! Yum!Thanks...means alot

10. Saffron Indian Cuisine

10 Park St S, Mansfield, OH 44902-1712 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Television Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 26 +1 419-524-8553
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Saffron Indian Cuisine

Reviewed By loongirl - Kalamazoo

I come to Mansfield on business twice a year. And I'm ALWAYS happy to eat at Saffron. It is one of my favorite restaurants, and I never miss an opportunity to eat here. The staff are friendly and helpful, the parking is close to the front door, the food is excellent with LOTS of choices and generous servings, and the price is so reasonable I can hardly stand it. If you still have room, try the rice pudding for dessert - delicate in flavor, but so delicious!!! I will be back.....

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