About Us

Little City Grill in Kent, Ohio

A Bit of History

Little City Grill in Kent officially got its start in September of 2013, when owner Bert Bellinson changed the sign in front of the restaurant from Diggers to Little City Grill. 

A foodie since college, Bert started freelancing in the catering business while working at his “real job” as owner of BGS Chemical. He opened Big Guy BBQ in Kent in 2009, expanded it to Little City Caterers in 2011, and with a big push from a handful of investors, became a restauranteur on January 1, 2013, ready to reshape Diggers into Little City Grill. 


For the past six years he has been thrilled to run Kent’s newest hometown bar and grill, and was recognized in 2018 by the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce as Kent’s Small Business Person of the Year! He feels privileged to serve so many great regulars and new friends... including you!

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Special Events and Catering

Our great food and service is available for catering delivery, offsite service, and private events: sports teams, civic events, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how we can make your next event a success... and make you a hero for arranging it!

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Housemade and Local

We make our food from scratch, because you deserve it! We make our soups by hand, cut our potato chips and fresh-cut fries daily, and generally don't take shortcuts. We also source our fresh ingredients locally whenever possible (like fresh goat cheese from Kent's own Lucky Penny Farm!).