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The Top 10 Must-Have Fried Foods in Cleveland 

Photo Courtesy of Bac Asian American Bistro & Bar
Bac does a tasty job with their version of the south of the border classic, Fried Ice Cream. They start with a ball of vanilla ice cream, which they then cover in Bac's secret coating. The frozen ball is then quickly fried in a 500 degree wok for ten seconds. The fried beauty is topped with whipped cream, strawberry compote, blueberries, and caramel. Bac Asian American Bistro & Bar is located at 2661 W 14th St. Call 216-938-8960 or visit bactremont.com for more information.
Photo Courtesy of Cornerstone Brewing Company
Fried pickles. Need we say more? Well if we did we could mention that the dish is traditional dill pickles coated in a house-made breading, seasoned, and fried. The crispness from the pickle balances magically with the rich breading. The chipotle dipping sauce is not too shabby either. Cornerstone Brewing Company is located at 58 Front St., Berea. Call 440-239-9820 or visit cornerstonebreweing.com for more information.
Photo Courtesy of Yelp, Tarboosh Eatery
Here's another hidden gem located in Northeast Ohio. Tarboosh Eatery in Parma has a deep fried all-star with their fried kibbeh. Finely crushed wheat and beef make up a shell that is stuffed with seven blends of seasonings, lamb, beef, and onion. The ball is then deep fried and served with a yogurt sauce. Tarboosh Eatery is located at 1144 W, Pleasant Valley Rd. Parma. Call 440-888-8899 for more information.
Photo Courtesy of SOHO Kitchen and Bar
SOHO serves a delicious version of the southern classic - fried green tomatoes. Generously-sliced tomatoes are breaded and then pan fried until golden brown. The fried vegetables are then topped with sweet corn, cheese curd, and an okra remoulade. SOHO Kitchen and Bar is located at 1889 W 25th St. Call 216-298-9090 or visit sohocleveland.com for more information.
Photo Courtesy of PJ McIntyres
PJ's have figured out how to take their already delicious Ruben sandwich to a new level. They take the ingredients and stuff it in a won ton and deep fry it. The result --- Irish egg rolls. Delish! PJ McIntyres is located at 17119 Lorain Ave. Call 216-941-9311 or visit pjmcintyres.com for more information.
Photo Courtesy of Instagram User letsjusthucki
A deep fried sandwich? Bring it on! The Big Popper is a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with fresh jalapeno peppers, cheddar & herb cream cheese then battered and deep fried. The sandwich is then finished with some mixed berry preserves. Melt Bar and Grilled is located at 13463 Cedar Rd Cleveland Heights. Call (216) 965-0988 or visit meltbarandgrilled.com for more information.
Photo Courtesy of Orale! Kitchen
This West 25th Street joint has a vegan dream dish called Negro Modelo Beer Battered Avocado Tacos. Three large tacos are stuffed with crispy fried avocado, fresh salsa, and topped with some pickled carrots. Yum. Orale! Kitchen is located at 1834 West 25th St. Call 216-862-2117 of visit oralecmc.com for more information.
Photo Courtesy of Bruno's Ristorante
When it comes to fried calamari Bruno's Ristorante does it right. This hidden gem lightly fries their calamari fritte and serves it with Bruno's house-made red sauce. Bruno's Ristorante is located at 2644 W 41st St. Call 216-961-7087 or visit brunoristorante.org for more information.
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This burger legend has a fried master piece on its menu -- Chicken Tenders. Little Bar uses real chicken breast that is coated in a secret flour mixture, flash fried then we recommend tossing them in their house-made Buffalo sauce. Johnny's Little Bar is located at 614 Frankfort Ave. Call 216-861-2166 or visit johnnyscleveland.com for more information.
Photo Courtesy of Instagram
On your way to Cedar Point or the islands put The Angry Bull Steakhouse on your fried foods list. Not only a killer steakhouse, the Angry offers Fried Walleye Bites. Fresh walleye is seasoned then lightly breaded and fried. If you are a fish lover you will crave this. The Angry Bull Steakhouse is located at 3317 Cleveland Rd E Huron. Call 419-433-2933 or visit angrybullsteakhouse.com for more information.
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Photo Courtesy of Orale! Kitchen
This West 25th Street joint has a vegan dream dish called Negro Modelo Beer Battered Avocado Tacos. Three large tacos are stuffed with crispy fried avocado, fresh salsa, and topped with some pickled carrots. Yum. Orale! Kitchen is located at 1834 West 25th St. Call 216-862-2117 of visit oralecmc.com for more information.
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