The Alliance’s best restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks, there’s a restaurant for it all at Alliance.
This list highlights the best restaurants, places to eat and places to grab a drink in Alliance. I would suggest saving this (whether you save the print version or bookmark the online version) for future reference.
Need more recommendations for the best restaurants in the county? Stay tuned. These guides, which have highlighted spots in North Township, Louisville, plain township, Hartville, Massillon and downtown Guangzhou so far started in late July.
Best restaurants for breakfast in Alliance
Doug’s Classic 57 Restaurant: Started as a root beer stand over 50 years ago, Doug’s 57 Classic Dinner is now a full-service restaurant, serving classic American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My recommendations: Homemade Belgian waffle, blueberry buttermilk pancakes.
Contact: 2031 S. Rockhill Ave, Alliance; dougsclassic57.squarespace.com
The Shak: Offering delicious homemade breakfasts and lunches, The Shak is family owned and operated. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, waffles, French toast, breakfast bowls, omelettes, and breakfast specialties. My recommendations: French toast with strawberries, all in an omelet.
Contact: 14755 Gaskill Drive NE, Lexington Township; facebook.com/theshakalliance
Rivers Bend Ice Cream & Country Diner:Rivers Bend Ice Cream & Country Diner is a family restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, French toast, oatmeal, oatmeal, sides, omelettes, sausage with gravy, and biscuits, as well as all-day breakfast platters. My recommendations: Blueberry Belgian waffles, any of the breakfast platters.
Contact: 11934 Union Ave. NE, Lexington Township; Find Rivers Bend Ice Cream & Country Diner on Facebook
Eat your way around downtown Guangzhou:Best restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner
Alliance’s Best Breakfast Restaurants
Above and Beyond Grinder: Grinders is a great lunch spot featuring burgers; croissants and wraps; flatbread pizzas; grinder sandwiches; chicken, steak and fish dinners; combos including soup and salad, grinder and soup, dinner salad and baked potato, and grinder and dinner salad; soups; salads and appetizers. My recommendations: Croissant BLT, strawberry walnut wrap.
Contact: 1820 W. State St., Alliance; grinders.net
Burger Hut: Serving burgers, coney dogs, hot dogs, ice cream, subs, sandwiches, sides and salads for lunch, burger shack is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My recommendations: Cheddar bacon burger, salted caramel ice cream.
Contact: 745 N. Union Ave, Alliance; facebook.com/BurgerHutAlliance
Jalisco Mexican Restaurant: Open daily for lunch and dinner, Jalisco offers starters, fajitas, lunch dishes, vegetarian dishes, chicken dishes, steak and seafood specialties, house specialties, combinations and accompaniments. My recommendations: Acapulco enchiladas, carnitas.
Contact: 2367 W. State Street, Alliance; jaliscomexicanfood.com
Eat at your own pace in Massillon:Best restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner, sweets
Best dinner restaurants in Alliance
A-Town Burgers and Beers: The burgers at A-Town Burgers and Beers are not hamburgers; these are steak burgers made from a mixture of chuck, brisket and short ribs. The menu offers a variety of burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, salads, soups, appetizers, sides, and several beers as well as other beverages. My recommendations: Aviator Steak Burger, or, if you’re looking for a vegetarian meal, the Impossible burger, sweet potato fries.
Contact: 1975 W. State St., Alliance; atownburgersandbrews.com
Don Pancho’s Tex-Mex coffee: Created in 1970, by Don Pancho is a family restaurant that serves authentic Tex-Mex cuisine. The restaurant offers an extensive breakfast menu, including burritos, omelettes, Huevos Rancheros, and other Tex-Mex breakfast items. The lunch and dinner menu includes tacos, burritos, enchiladas, Mexican pizza, fajita dinners, and Mexican dinners, to name a few. My recommendations: Burrito dinner, chili changas.
Contact: 2105 W. State St., Alliance; donpanchostexmexcafe.com
Bann Thai: bann thai offers authentic Thai cuisine. The menu features appetizers including crab rangoon, shrimp dumplings, fresh spring rolls; appetizers; soups and salads; rice dishes; noodle dishes; a variety of entrees, including stir-fried sweet and sour eggplant, Bann Thai eggplant, peppercorn steak and sautéed ginger; several curries; chef’s specialties; a children’s menu and desserts. My recommendations: Sweet and sour sautéed chicken, crab rangoon.
Contact: 20430 Harrisburg Westville Road, Alliance; bann-thai.com
Papa Gyros Greek Grills: Offering an authentic Greek menu, Daddy Gyro is open for lunch and dinner. The menu offers gyros, pastas, classic pitas, sandwich combos, burgers, entrees, pizzas, seafood specialties, salads, authentic Greek specialties, souvlaki, chicken and meat baskets. fish, side dishes and desserts. My recommendations: Sea and land souvlaki, baklava.
Contact: 320 W. State St., Alliance; papagyros.com
Eat through Hartville:Best restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner, sweets
Best Takeout Restaurants in Alliance
Hibachi Express: Offering Japanese cuisine, Hibachi Express is a great place to take out. The menu includes spring rolls, cheese rangoon, dumplings and other appetizers, express bowls, a variety of hibachi dishes, teriyaki dishes, poke bowls, sushi rolls, sides, soups and salads . My recommendations: Salmon avocado roll, hibachi chicken.
Contact: 548 W. State Street, Alliance; hibachiexpressohio.com
Stone Age Pizzas: To stone age pizza, they take the Stone Age seriously, with dinosaur decorations and a caveman and a cavewoman hanging out on the premises. But the food is of our times. The menu offers all kinds of pizzas, including stuffed pizzas, calzones, strombolis, pepperoni rolls and other flavored rolls, breadsticks and cheese sticks, salads, sandwiches and wings. My recommendations: BBQ chicken pizza, spinach roll.
Contact: 1704 S. Liberty Ave, Alliance; stone-age-pizza.net
Old Carolina BBQ Co.: old carolina the menu offers pulled pork sandwiches, pulled chicken sandwiches, brisket sandwiches; bowls, plates and platters with meats and accompaniments; ribs, tenderloins and wings; salads and side dishes, and a children’s menu. Family packs and bulk orders are also available. My recommendations: Pulled pork sandwich, creamy coleslaw, smoked macaroni and cheese.
Contact: 900 W. State St., Alliance; oldcarolina.com
Pizza Victorio: Open since 1956, At Victorio’s is known for its brick oven baked thin crust pizza. The menu is simple: pizza and cheese breadsticks are the main features. Choose from a variety of toppings and sauces. My recommendations: Large pizza with white sauce and pepperoni and pineapple, cheese breadsticks.
Contact: 771 S. Arch Ave., Alliance; victoriopizza.com
Best places to have a drink in Alliance
Aeonian Brewing Co.: Opened in March 2021, Aeonian Brewing Co. has an inviting environment and high quality craft beer and food. The beer menu features a variety of traditional and unique craft beers, from pilsners to IPAs to stouts. The full menu includes entrees, fish and chips, burgers, wraps and salads. My recommendations: Chicken bacon ranch wrap, Stark Contrast beer.
Contact: 120 Chestnut St. W., Alliance; aeonianbrewing.com
Grilled chives: Chive is a restaurant and sports bar with a large outdoor patio, perfect for those hot sunny days. The menu offers appetizers, sandwiches, nachos, wings, quesadillas, tacos, soups, steaks, specialty salads and wraps, pork chops, chicken dinners, seafood and pasta, as well as draft and craft beers. My recommendations: Wrap BLT, sauerkraut balls.
Contact: 2355 S. Union Ave, Alliance; chives.com