Dining and accommodations
Perhaps during an all-night study session, you need a Big Mac or Dorito Locos taco. We’ve got you covered. Three fast food restaurants – McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Subway – are located in town, and they’re open late. Ada also has three pizza shops – Padrone’s Pizza, famous for its Wild Wednesday specials; East of Chicago Pizza; and 3 Brothers Pizza, which also serves the famous Dietsch Brothers ice cream.
Craving Italian cuisine? Mexican? Chinese? You’ll find restaurants that cater to your whims just minutes from campus. Viva Maria, located in a historic armory building, features made-from-scratch Italian specialties like lasagna, calzones and Philly cheesesteaks. You get huge portions for reasonable prices (think leftovers). And on weekends, Viva Maria has live music. El Campo (very popular with the campus crowd) and Jalapeno’s Mexican Grille specialize in cuisine from south of the border. China King and New China serve all your favorite Chinese stir-fries. Tavern 101 features some of your grill favorites including its burgers and breakfast specials.
The Cosi at Northern restaurant features artisan sandwiches, soups and salads along with its signature flatbread. At the center of every Cosi is a hearth, where the centuries-old flatbread recipe is made every 20 minutes. An ideal meeting spot, it’s always packed with students and professors. If you desire an upscale, but relaxed ambience, The Inn at Ohio Northern University on campus is perfect for a date night or special evening out.
The newly renovated McIntosh Center includes Klondike's Den and WOW Cafe – featuring wings, wraps, sandwiches and snacks – or enjoy a cup of Starbucks coffee at Polar Expresso. Enjoy your favorite hot or iced beverage at Northern Lights inside Heterick Library.
The Inn at Ohio Northern features an elegant design, comfortable accommodations and a Fresh Start Breakfast. Located on the ONU campus, only steps away from the vibrant campus life, it's the preferred hotel for business, leisure, faculty, sports, alumni and family guests. Easter House Bed and Breakfast offers visitors a homey, unique and delight-filled Ada stay.