Mansfield, Ohio

What to do in Mansfield

Mansfield has lots to offer for young and old alike!

You may not know that much of Stephen King’s “The Shawshank Redemption” was filmed in and around Mansfield because of the famous Ohio State Reformatory and the quaint shops in downtown Mansfield. You can follow in Andy’s and Red’s footsteps on the Shawshank Trail and visit the Ohio State Reformatory.

Gather your friends and book a 2-hour slot to compete in axe throwing at the Axe Social Lounge, where you can BOYB and food! In the summer and fall, gather at The Brickyard to socialize with family and friends outdoors while appreciating live music and performances (food trucks are available).

Where to eat in Mansfield

Mansfield offers great food choices for every taste and budget – just park and walk to your restaurant of choice! If you’re looking for coney dogs, burgers, and diner food, try Coney Island Diner, Coney Island Inn, or the Reindeer Grill. For the more eclectic taste buds, enjoy Greek gyros, spanakopita, dolmadakia, or bakalava at Athena Greek Restaurant, or try DLX/Dan Lew Exchange for upscale Chinese fare, steaks, seafood, and cocktails in the historic HL Reed building. Relax with food and drinks in the pub atmosphere of Uncle John’s Place or City Grille. Hudson & Essex is known locally for its wonderful fine dining and excellent wine selection. Within Hudson & Essex are three other venues: The Deli, which provides sandwiches, salads, and wine for takeout; Cypress Hill Winery is located beneath the restaurant and features locally-made wine; and Prohibition at the Caverns offers a unique 8-course meal experience on Friday and Saturday evenings only (all reservations must be pre-paid). There are many other restaurants and bars available downtown and on the outskirts of Mansfield.

Have fun exploring the many options for entertainment and dining in Mansfield, Ohio!