Open Hours

Monday - Wednesday : 10 AM – 8 PM
Thursday - Saturday : 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday : 11 AM – 7 PM
Franklin Square Deli established itself in historic downtown Kent, Ohio in 1983, on the corner of Water and Main Streets. From the beginning, the menu focused on fresh, cut to order sandwiches, made directly in the approving view of the customer.

FREE Evening Delivery…

Don’t want to cook? Call for a DISPATCH! EVENING DELIVERY: Sunday through Wednesday, delivery from 2:00 – 6:30 Thursday through Saturday, Delivery from 2:00 – 7:30 KSU & within Kent Area. $8 Minimum.

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Voted #1 Best…

For decades, the Deli has been synonymous with delicious signature sandwiches served on fresh Italian loafs…still downtown Kent’s most popular eatery.

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Best Party Trays in Town…

Choose from 15 different party platters. Each one is tasty, fresh and delicious. Whether it's a small family gathering or a neighborhood block party.

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Today’s Specials…

Zuppa di Giorno

Maryland Pepper Crab

Italian Wedding Soup

The Deli’s (Damn Near) Famous Chili

Monday: FRENCH DIP $7.50

A Classic! Warm, Delicious, Shaved
Roasted Beef with Onion and
Melted Swiss Cheese on a Toasted
6” Steak Roll served with a Cup of
Hearty Beef Broth Au Jus for Dipping!


Italian Mortadella, Strips of Hot Peppers
(Cooked in Garlic & Olive Oil), Onion
and Melted Gooey Provolone Cheese
on Herbed Italian Bread with a
Dip Bowl of Italian Dressing!

Wednesday: KENT'S BEST

Sale Price All Day Wednesday!
Corned Beef, 1000 Island,
Seasoned Kraut, and Melted Swiss,
on Toasty Thick Deli Rye.

Thursday: LOUSIANA

Shredded Tender Pit Cooked
Pork with a Special BBQ Sauce
and covered with Our Tangy Cole
Slaw, Shredded Cheese and a
Heavy Shake of Hot Sauce. On a
Garlic Toasted Steak Roll.
Could Be the Best Pork Sandwich you will Ever Have!

Friday: UPTOWN

Scrumptious Chunks of Slow Roasted
Beef Pot Roast, Melted Cheddar Cheese
topped with Batter Baked Onion Swirls
and a Dab of Applebutter–Horseradish
Mayonaisse ideally warmed to perfection
on a Soft, Hearty Round Roll.

Saturday & Sunday: SOUTHSIDE

Over a Quarter Pound of Warm Thin
Shaved and Lean Beef Pastrami with
Melted Ohio Swiss Cheese, Onion,
Dill Slices and Spicy Mustard on
Fresh Thick Cut Deli Rye Bread.