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Anything near Macedonia, OH for lunch?

heidikay May 26, 2010 10:41 AM

I am meeting someone I haven't seen for a long time for lunch. And Macedonia is about half way. Anything not terribly far from 271 in that area. I am expecting we will sit and chat for awhile so maybe a pleasant place for visiting is more important than the food. Also is there a nice park or downtown to walk around nearby as well? Thank you for any advice.


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  1. rainsux May 26, 2010 12:08 PM

    Google Maps is your friend:


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    1. re: rainsux
      nsxtasy May 26, 2010 02:03 PM

      Google Maps doesn't know where Macedonia Ohio is. Some friend! :)

    2. justlauralibrarian May 26, 2010 06:29 PM

      If you're looking for nice ambiance and a place to walk around you might try Hudson, OH which is 15 minutes from Macedonia. It has a nice downtown for walking and more local restaurants/coffee shops than the 271 area of Macedonia. Downtown 140 was recently featured in the food issue of Cleveland magazine where it placed #2 in the Best Appetizers category. (I haven't eaten there but it is on my list) I'd give you directions but I don't know which way you would be coming from.

      Downtown 140 website: http://www.downtown140.com/index/inde...

      Downtown 140
      140 North Main Street, Hudson, OH 44236

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      1. re: justlauralibrarian
        barefootgirl May 27, 2010 09:35 AM

        Downtown 140 is one of my favorite restaurants. Sadly, the chef has announced he's leaving to open a new place down the block in the former Vue space. I don't know if he's left yet or what will be happening at Downtown 140 after he goes.

        Also in First and Main is Tomato Grill, decent Italian food:

        If you'll be here on a Sunday, think about Blue Canyon in Twinsburg, on route 82 at 480 (you can get there by exiting 271 at Macedonia and going a couple miles east on 82). Really terrific food but unfortunately not open for lunch on a daily basis. On Sundays they have a brunch and then a tavern menu in the afternoon.

        The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is right nearby for great walking.

        If you want to shift your rendezvous a bit farther north to the Chagrin Blvd./Beachwood area, you can go to Moxie. Yum, yum, yum -- though not in a good walking-around place, unless you go east on Chagrin to Eton shopping area, or north on Richmond to Legacy Village.

        Downtown 140
        140 North Main Street, Hudson, OH 44236

        Tomato Grill
        106 First Street, Hudson, OH 44236

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        heidikay May 28, 2010 04:40 AM

        Thank you everyone for your advice. I think I will be picking Hudson for our meeting point. I'll try to post back afterwards and let you know where we ended up.

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