JR Grinder brings back the 50s and 60s

Good food, good milkshakes and cool decor

JR Grinder makes its own little corner of Canfield, Ohio a unique one. With pops of pastels and hand-drawn art in and outside of the building, the quaint, American-style diner brings to life the essence of living in the 50s and 60s. 

As you walk into JR Grinder, you’re greeted by not only the friendly faces behind the counter, but some faces of the past, too. Elvis, The Three Stooges and Bugs Bunny are just a few of the faces in the decor or drawn on the walls.

Patrons can take a seat in the retro diner booths or take their orders home to enjoy. Though seating is limited, we recommend sipping your milkshake at the diner to truly immerse yourself in the 50s aesthetic.

JR Grinder has something for everyone: ice cream coffee for the coffee lover, specialty milkshakes for the ice cream enthusiast, salads for the health nut and hot dogs for the kids.

Don’t forget maybe one of the most important menu items— Grinders! Grinders are JR’s signature sandwiches ranging from roast beef to fried bologna to a chipotle turkey BLT. 

Breakfast & Coffee

Remember that ice cream coffee we mentioned? Customers can choose any ice cream flavor to melt down and use as creamer in a 20 oz coffee. Among the most-ordered flavors were Reese’s and banana ice cream coffee. We recommend ice cream coffee to those who like a subtle sweetness to a creamier coffee base.

For early risers, JR Grinder also offers a breakfast menu. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the french toast sticks complete with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Savory-seekers can choose from a variety of breakfast sandwiches like a sausage egg and cheese wrap or a junior-sized breakfast Grinder for those with smaller appetites.

Ice Cream

Flavors like cappuccino fudge, cake batter and strawberry-banana fill the flavor list at JR Grinder. Not in the mood for a cone? Try your ice cream in a dish, or have it blended into a milkshake for a creamy, frothy experience. On a nice day, we recommend taking your ice cream order outside to eat (and to snap a few cool photos in front of the building).

Sandwiches & Salads

The star of the menu is the JR Grinders— sandwiches of all styles for every taste bud. The menu has over 30 options of Grinders and Specialty Grinders to choose from. Our favorites include the BBQ Chipped Ham, the JR Mac and the Philly. 

Customers can also order several different salads served with toasted flatbread.

Who said salads had to be boring? JR Grinder’s salads are named after pop culture favorites such as the Marilyn Monroe, the Fonzie and the Elvis Presley. Top it off with the dressing of your choice or try the signature, creamy Italian dressing.


Whether you’re in the mood for an experience with a classic twist or just passing through for a milkshake, JR Grinder is the perfect spot for a quick bite to eat by yourself or with the family.

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