New and coming soon: a peek at some of the new and soon-to-be restaurants in Springfield

 
Springfield has no shortage of great restaurants already. From Stella Bleu Bistro to Speakeasy Ramen, and Bubby's Chicken & Waffles to La Torte Dolci - Springfield can easily be a foodie's paradise to explore. 

And now, with some new options - both local and chain - popping up, diners will have even more options to choose from.

If you're a local foodie - or just want to stay in the know about new and favorite places to nosh - consider joining the Clark County Food Fiends group on Facebook. Launched less than four months ago, the group is already 8,500 members strong, and focuses on sharing positive expereinces and favorite dishes members have tried at local eateries. The photos alone are drool-worthy, and if you weren't hungry when you hopped on the site, you will be after just a couple minutes of scrolling.

Here's a peek at just a few of the new restaurant that have recently opened their doors or that are coming soon to the city. Looks for some longer features on some of these locations in The Hub in coming months.

Charlo's Provisions & Eatery
45 N. Fountain Ave.

Filling out the space under the Park at the 99 garage, Charlo's Provisions & Eatery started with a soft opening before officially opening its doors to patrons. With varied American Heritage style lunch and dinner menus, including homemade soups, homemade chips, a variety of sandwiches and much more, the community has already taken hold of this new restaurant.

Eatly
601 N. Fountain Ave.

Featuring outdoor, garden seating, Eatly is located along North Fountain Avenue near Wittenberg University. The highly-anticipated re-opening of the homemade Italian style restaurant took place July 1. Reservations are recommended if you're hoping to snag a seat for this tasty, quaint hidden gem.

All Saints Grill
COhatch, 101 S. Fountain Ave.

This new hot spot is the most recent addition to COhatch - The Market. Serving American Cajun cuisine, All Saints Grill is open for lunch and dinner. The location doesn't allow substitutions to their menu items that are custom crafted to create flavor combinations that fit the restaurant's vibe. 

Jo's 101 Deli
COhatch, 101 S. Fountain Ave.

Opening soon in COhatch - The Market, Jo's 101 Deli is slated to serve "a blend of scratch made soups, salads, and a few choice sandwiches ... dressed with house made spreads and dressings." Lucky customers have had the chance to sample some bites as the restaurant has opened here and there while testing menu items.

Tasty Wok
1986 N. Bechtle Ave.

The city's newest Asian eatery launched with a soft opening in late June, and customers have kept Tasty Wok busy since. Owner Linhang Ren has shared his goal for the restaurant is to make it "focused on carefully selecting seasonal ingredients to bring about innovative dishes and an elevated expereince on what great Asian Cuisine should taste like."

Pretzelmaker
30 N. Fountain Ave.

It's finally here - and the lines that spanned down the block and around the corner were telling of how exciting the opening has been. Pretzelmaker, which was previously located in the former Upper Valley Mall, committed to staying in Springfield and moving to a Downtown location. With initial goals to open last fall, the long wait until it's June opening did not lose customer interest. Stop in to pick up your favorites - pretzel bites, pretzel dogs, and more - and don't forget a grab a lemonade.

Chick-fil-A
former Golden Corral location, 1740 N. Bechtle Ave.

After years of rumors, Chick-fil-A is finally coming to Springfield. Demolition of the fomer Golden Corral building is complete and construction has begun on what will be the latest chicken joint to land on Bechtle Avenue.

Skyline Chili
along Goodwin Avenue, near Meijer

Near Kincaid's Is Music, Skyline Chili will be coming to the Bechtle Avenue area by the end of the year. The restaurant is another that has been rumored and anticipated over the year, and soon, local 5-way fans wildest dreams will come true.

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