Things To Do

Bowling Green, Ohio

As one of the best college towns in America, Bowling Green has so much to offer. From fine dining to casual eateries, beautiful parks bursting with life and a variety of shops and stores, Bowling Green always has something new to discover!

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Dine in Downtown BG

The city of Bowling Green has you covered when hunger strikes. Choose from beloved Mexican restaurants, Mediterranean street food, burger joints, sushi spots, iconic pizza shops and other local treasures.

Campus Pollyeyes - 440 E. Court St.
Home of the World Famous Stuffed Breadstick

Eric's Ice Cream Factory - 215 E. Wooster St.
Exceptional homemade, handcrafted ice cream

Grounds for Thought – 174 S. Main St.
Hand-roasted coffee, pastries, used books, records and comics

Juniper Brewing Company - 139 S. Main St.
Stop by for a coffee drink, sit down for a full lunch/dinner menu, or explore the locally brewed beverages

Easystreet Cafe - 104 S. Main St.
Bustling cafe featuring burgers, sandwiches & other classic American eats in a convivial atmosphere

Kabob It - 132 E. Wooster St.
Discover the taste of Mediterranean

Pisanello's Pizza - 203 N. Main St.
A Bowling Green staple since 1964, voted best pizza in Wood County for 25 years in a row!

Guajillos - 434 E. Wooster St.
Providing authentic Mexican food made with care and the freshest ingredients

Beckett's Burger Bar & Barrel Room - 163 S. Main St.
Voted best burger in Bowling Green, OH!

The Clay Pot Bistro - 182 S. Main St.
Explore a variety of freshly made European entrees

City Egg - 121 S. Main St.
Fast, casual, breakfast and lunch

Novel Blends - 116 S. Main St.
Independent bookstore and coffee shop in downtown Bowling Green

Flatlands Coffee - 138 N. Main St.
Craft coffee beverages, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, & smiles

The R.O.W. - 130 E. Wooster St.
The R.O.W. is BG's premier sports bar with food specials and lots of TVs for all of the big games

D. P. Dough - 140 E. Wooster St.
Local chain open late for calzones

Sterling's Amish Deli - 133 E. Wooster St.
Cozy Deli offering sandwiches, Amish meats, cheeses, pies and more sourced locally from Ohio’s Amish country

China Village - 134 W. Wooster St.
Authentic Chinese cuisine

Call of the Canyon Cafe - 109 N Main St.
Family-owned nook with Southwestern-inspired sandwiches, plus housemade sweets

El Zarape - 1616 E. Wooster St. #1
"Where everyday is a fiesta!"

Trotters Tavern - 119 N. Main St.
A quaint little steakhouse known for the steak dinner - "Little Brown Jug"

SamB's - 146 N. Main St.
Rich Bowling Green history and well known for it's upscale dining experience

Mister Spots - 206 N. Main St.
Casual joint serving Philadelphia-style hoagies, steak sandwiches & signature wings

Lupita Mexican Taqueria - 425 E. Wooster St.
Authentic Mexican cuisine

BG Burgers - 1424 E. Wooster St.
The American Classic meets the Local Neighborhood staple to create the perfect little place to get big juicy BG Burgers and more

Old Town Buffet - 1216 N. Main St.
Extensive Chinese buffet  

Ninja Hibachi Sushi Steak House - 1080 S. Main St.
Deliciously fresh sushi and hibachi options for lunch and dinner  

Falcon Family Restaurant - 1021 S. Main St.

Pagliai's - 945 S. Main St.
50+ years of great pizza, sandwhiches, pasta and more

South Side 6 - 737 S Main St.
A taste of the Middle East, featuring their famous gyros

Kermit's Family Restaurant - 307 S. Main St.
Homey diner serving breakfast all day

Pho N Thai - 1616 E. Wooster St. #06
Vietnamese cuisine  

Yala Kol - 1616 E. Wooster St. #09
Bringing you all the delicious food of the Mediterranean straight to your plate

An art education BFA student works on a piece of art with a student outdoors in the Ohio sunshine.

Explore in Bowling Green

If you’re in the mood for a stroll, take advantage of the city’s beautifully maintained parks and nature preserves. Don’t miss the seasonal local farmer’s market and keep an eye on local event calendars. There’s something for everyone!

Black Swamp Arts Festival - Downtown BG
Held annually the weekend after Labor Day

Like fine art, music & food? Experience the Black Swamp Arts Festival with hundreds of artists' booths, free concerts, youth arts and more.

Tabby & Fidos Cat Cafe - 300 N. Main St.

City Park - 520 Conneaut Ave.

Simpson Garden Park - 1291 Conneaut Ave.

Wintergarden /St. John's Nature Preserve - 615 S. Wintergarden Rd.

Farmers' Market - 201 N. Main St.
Wednesdays in the summer 4 p.m. -7 p.m.


Shop in Bowling Green

With lovely boutiques, specialty shops, supermarkets and big box stores, there’s very little you can’t find in Bowling Green. Visit some of our locally owned stores downtown and venture further up Main Street to pick up your groceries.

Art Supply Depo - 435 E. Wooster St.

Eden Fashion Boutique - 186 S. Main St.

Elite Collegiate Apparel - 1616 E. Wooster St. #17

Finders Records - 128 N. Main St.

For Keeps - 144 S. Main St.

Mode Elle Boutique - 101 N. Main St.

Aldi - 1010 S. Main St.

Meijer - 2111 E. Wooster St.

Walmart - 131 W. Gypsy Lane Rd.

Kroger Marketplace - 1094 N. Main St.

Updated: 01/19/2024 11:35AM