Best Of 2016

Best Diner: Southside Diner

Clevelanders are fanatical about their greasy spoons and diners. When it comes to breakfast, we tend to be steadfast in our devotion to “our place.” But even first-time visitors at Southside Diner feel at home after a single step inside. The shiny, smile-inducing red and white decor bursts with 1950s kitsch, and while they do the old-fashioned bacon, eggs and toast pristinely, it’s the modern updates like barbacoa hash, iced lemon French toast, and breakfast tacos that draw the most raves. With heaping portions of good grub and cups of bottomless coffee, this little Parma treasure is sure to be the next place where everybody knows your name.

10705 West Pleasant Valley Rd., 440-842-6888,

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