Our Neighborhood

Weathervane Playhouse is located on the northwest side of Akron in the Merriman Valley neighborhood, which is approximately four miles west of downtown Akron.

Weathervane Lane runs off Merriman Road. The Playhouse sits adjacent to the Liberty Commons complex of shops and offices just off Merriman Road, and we sit at the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Area Dining

Although Weathervane does not function as a dinner theater, you will find many fine dining and drinking establishments in our Merriman Valley neighborhood and others close by, too. In addition, the Playhouse is a short drive from many restaurants in West Akron, Fairlawn, Montrose and Cuyahoga Falls.

If you're on Facebook, check out The Merriman Valley page!

Here are the restaurants -- and bars and carry-out food places -- within our immediate neighborhood:

The Barmacy Bar and Grill
Tavern with "pub grub"
Casual dining; inexpensively priced
1714 Merriman Road
234/571-1636

Brubaker's Pub
Tavern; pub sandwiches
Fast-casual dining; inexpensively priced
1288 Weathervane Lane
330/867-4677

Bruegger's Bagels
Bagels, salads and sandwiches
Fast-casual dining; inexpensively priced
1821 Merriman Road
330/867-8394

Fiesta Pizza and Chicken in the Valley
Carry-out Italian food
Fast-casual dining; inexpensively priced
1458 North Portage Path
330/836-9123

The GetAway
(formerly Dinker's Place Restaurant and Lounge)
A bar and grill; mostly "pub grub"; a live-music venue
Casual dining; inexpensively priced
1462 North Portage Path
330/867-8700

Gionino's Pizzeria
Carry-out Italian food
Fast-casual dining; inexpensively priced
1376 North Portage Path
330/867-3337

Johnny J's Pub and Grille
A bar and grill
Casual dining; inexpensively priced
1282 Weathervane Lane
330/ 865-6504

Mariachi Coco's Mexican Restaurante
Mexican food
Casual dining; moderately priced
1682 Merriman Road
330/836-1167

Max McQ's Sports Bar and Grill
A bar and grill
Casual dining; inexpensively priced
1562 Akron-Peninsula Road
330/940-3400

McDonald's
Fast-food dining; inexpensively priced
1810 Merriman Road
330/836-6021

The Merchant Tavern
Casual dining; full bar; moderately priced
1824 Merriman Road
330/865-9510

Michael's A.M.
A breakfast-and-lunch diner
Casual dining; inexpensively priced
1562 Akron-Peninsula Road
330/929-3447

Mickey's in the Valley
Tavern; pub appetizers only
1310 Weathervane Lane
330/864-8664

The Noisy Oyster
A bar and grill; "pub grub" only
Casual dining; inexpensively priced
1375 North Portage Path
330/864-7500

Otani
A Japanese steakhouse
Casual dining; moderately priced
1684 Merriman Road
330/836-1500

Papa Joe's
Italian food
Casual dining; moderately priced
1561 Akron-Peninsula Road
330/923-7999

Pizza BOGO
Carry-out pizza and Italian food
Fast-casual dining; inexpensively priced
1392 North Portage Path
330/865-7777

Pub Bricco
Gourmet hamburgers, salads, appetizers in a pub atmosphere
Casual dining; inexpensively priced
1841 Merriman Road
330/869-0035

Saffron Patch
Indian food
Casual-to-dressy dining; moderately priced
1238 Weathervane Lane
330/836-7777

Scorchers
A bar and grill; pub sandwiches and chicken wings
Fast-casual dining; inexpensively priced
1800 Merriman Road
330/865-4688

Shots
1256 Weathervane Lane
Tavern; no food
330/835-3777

Sushi Katsu
A sushi restaurant
Casual dining; moderately priced
1446 North Portage Path
330/867-2334

The Valley Café
A breakfast-and-lunch diner
Fast-casual dining; inexpensively priced
1212 Weathervane Lane
330/865-0101

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