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3 Great Restaurants In West Akron To Try

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Spending some time near Fairlawn or Montrose? Well here there are some fantastic restaurants in the area. Here are three restaurants you absolutely want to try sometime soon.

Gasoline Alley

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Gasoline Alley is located in nearby Bath about 4 miles from the Montrose/Fairlawn area. This restaurant was opened in the summer of 1995 by husband and wife Al Kerkian and Susan Johnson. Gasoline Alley serves upscale food in a casual, fun atmosphere. You can fill up your tank with a hearty Reuben, enjoy a steaming bowl of garlicky mussels or a slice of decadent carrot cake. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and also features brunch on Sundays and a full bar.

The burgers at Gasoline Alley are called Fatboys and each one comes with an order of fries. If you really want to live life in the fast line, try the Reuben Fat Boy. This burger features grilled rye bread, a thousand island dressing, and kraut all on a fresh ground beef patty. It's fantastic, and you've got to try it.

Great food and great service! We got the fish special, eggplant sandwich, and a dinner salad. Plus kraut balls and chips/dip. Cute decorations too! MollyQ56WY

Bomba Tacos and Rum

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Bomba offers its guests the flavors and culture of Cuba, Central & South America and the Caribbean. Bomba has more than 75 premium rums and signature rum cocktails are classically crafted from house recipes. The homemade Carribean salsa made with mango, pickled jalapenos and red onion is fantastic and comes with plantain chips and tortilla chips that are made in house. Let's just say there wasn't any left over and the picture below is my proof. It was incredible. And for only $3.50 for a whole bag of homemade chips and fresh salsa, it's an absolute deal!

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I recently visited Bomba on a Friday evening. I have to say, the place was absolutely hopping. I had the Cuban sandwich with Bomba fries and it was fantastic! Melted swiss cheese, ham and pork with pickles and amazing spicy brown mustard. Bomba Churros are the only dessert option, but that's okay as they are delicious and feature both marshmallow and Mexican chocolate dipping sauces.

A special treat! We love the Chairman’s Reserve spiced rum and yucca fries. Great bowls and tacos too, of course. Patio is nice in warm weather. This is one of our favorite places. Queenofthejungle85

The Rail

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The Rail gives you the ultimate steakhouse burgers, packed with fresh ingredients, you also have the opportunity to Craft your own Rail Burger with 100% Angus Certified Beef. I have to be completely honest, this restaurant is one of the fanciest options on this list, but it is worth the price. The small investment of a few more dollars ensures that you will get the best beef quality at all times. The Rail also features curbside and pickup options, so if you're not wanting to sit down inside the restaurant, you can have your food on the go.

So very good! The best burgers, fun and yummy fries, great Brussels sprouts. Shakes are perfect and the staff is so wonderful! Takeout has been spot on and fast. I can't recommend them more highly. Julie N.

For more info, you can visit their website here.

Have you tried any of these restaurants? Let me know in the comments!

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