Like a hungry baby, an empty stomach emits jarring sounds until it's nourished or distracted with a well-placed tickle. Prevent tickle fatigue with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of hearty fare at Chowder House Cafe, located in Cuyahoga Falls.
Chowder House Cafe calms growling abdominal regions with a menu teeming with soups and sandwiches made from seasonal, local ingredients. Chef Louis Prpich's specialty New England–style clam chowder ($4 cup, $5 bowl) provides patrons with a potato-free way to kick-start a meal or coerce a clam into spilling secrets of Poseidon's underwater kingdom. Teeth can flex their gums on the walleye sandwich, fresh Lake Erie walleye baked and served on a toasted roll ($12), and the seafood pasta, a bed of spaghettini topped with scallops, shrimp, and pesto cream sauce ($19). The Sunday brunch menu contorts classic dishes in eclectic fare such as the lobster eggs benedict, featuring bits of be-tailed shellfish and poached eggs perched atop toasted ciabatta ($12).
While jowls stuff themselves with warm eats, eyes can feast on the vibrant colors and designs lining the restaurant's walls, both inside and out. Patrons are welcome to bring their own pairable beverages, from a pint of favorite ale or a bottle of juice to a teacup of a former flame's tears.
Chowder House Cafe
First-time visitors to Chowder House Cafe often fixate on the dining room’s walls—or lack thereof, as every square inch has been painted over with electric flowers, guitar players, crowned kings, and other artistic testaments to the café’s funky and unconventional outlook. This same outlook makes its way onto the menu, which features the namesake clam chowder alongside salads, sandwiches, and dinner entrees similarly inspired by the sea. Aside from brunch’s traditional omelets and buttermilk pancakes drenched in fresh Ohio maple syrup, a crab cake benedict celebrates the weekend atop a toasted ciabatta roll. Regardless of the time of day, a considerate BYOB policy accommodates the sailors who often stumble into the café with unlabeled bottles of clam juice.
2028 Chestnut Blvd.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223