Classic Restaurants of Summit County

Classic Restaurants of Summit County

Sharon Moreland Myers, Images courtesy of the Akron Beacon Journal--Summit Memory Project


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Akron and Summit County's classic hot spots have satisfied palates since the early twentieth century. Akron alone could sit up to thirty thousand people at once during the golden age of the '50s and '60s. Marcel's made a name for itself with its scampi, and Icaomini's became synonymous with lobster. Ladd's dished crowd-pleasing coney dogs, and Yanko's sliced up its mouthwatering shish kabobs. Digging up vintage images and recipes, author Sharon Myers leads readers on a delectable trip down memory lane to the area's most renowned and cherished eateries.


Sharon Moreland Myers:
Ohio native Sharon Moreland Myers graduated from the University of Akron with a BS in comprehensive business education. Later in life she became interested in local history and created numerous programs on various topics of local interest throughout Summit County. In 2015, she collaborated with Judy James, special collections division manager of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, on the extremely popular "The Golden Age of Restaurants in Summit County" exhibit. Myers has been married to her high-school beau for forty-nine years and they recently moved from Ohio to Naples, Florida.