August 26, 2022

27 of the Best Spots for Lunch in Downtown Cleveland

As workers continue return to downtown Cleveland, they'll find a lunch landscape with many familiar spots, a host of newcomers that have opened since the pandemic began, and, sadly, some favorites that have since shuttered. There are plenty of great options whether you're in need of something quick or a sit-down affair, with sushi, tacos, subs, bowls, wraps and more to get you through your workday. Here are some of our favorites.
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 Otani Noodle
234 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 
Otani Noodle, from the same owners of long-standing Mayfield Heights hibachi restaurant Otani, recently took over their Euclid space and if you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out. The tonkatsu broth they use for their ramen is delectable.
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Otani Noodle

234 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Otani Noodle, from the same owners of long-standing Mayfield Heights hibachi restaurant Otani, recently took over their Euclid space and if you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out. The tonkatsu broth they use for their ramen is delectable.
 Zaytoon
1150 Huron Rd., Cleveland 
David Ina, the son of the owners of Al’s Deli, worked at his family restaurant to gain experience before opening his own place down the street. Zaytoon specializes in Lebanese food like fattoush and shwarma.
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Zaytoon

1150 Huron Rd., Cleveland

David Ina, the son of the owners of Al’s Deli, worked at his family restaurant to gain experience before opening his own place down the street. Zaytoon specializes in Lebanese food like fattoush and shwarma.
 Boney Fingers
1800 Euclid Ave. #3, Cleveland 
If you’re looking for a heartier lunch, look no further then this barbecue joint in The Arcade for some delicious 16 hour smoked brisket and one of the best Polish Boys in town.

Boney Fingers

1800 Euclid Ave. #3, Cleveland

If you’re looking for a heartier lunch, look no further then this barbecue joint in The Arcade for some delicious 16 hour smoked brisket and one of the best Polish Boys in town.
 Danny’s Deli
1658 St Clair Ave. NE., Cleveland 
Over the years, Danny’s has certainly carved out (get it) its spot amongst the contenders for best corned beef in town. And if you want a sandwich that is as big as your head, go for the Jawbreaker reuben. They dare you.
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Danny’s Deli

1658 St Clair Ave. NE., Cleveland

Over the years, Danny’s has certainly carved out (get it) its spot amongst the contenders for best corned beef in town. And if you want a sandwich that is as big as your head, go for the Jawbreaker reuben. They dare you.
 Johnny’s Little Bar
614 Frankfort Ave., Cleveland
Right around the corner from the popular Warehouse district white tablecloth Italian joint Johnny’s, you’ll find Johnny’s Little Bar, an iconic Cleveland spot. The bar boasts a "world famous" burger, giving the traditional Italian menu at the main restaurant a run for its money. And the people watching is outstanding here.
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Johnny’s Little Bar

614 Frankfort Ave., Cleveland

Right around the corner from the popular Warehouse district white tablecloth Italian joint Johnny’s, you’ll find Johnny’s Little Bar, an iconic Cleveland spot. The bar boasts a "world famous" burger, giving the traditional Italian menu at the main restaurant a run for its money. And the people watching is outstanding here.
 Camino Taco and Tequila Bar
1300 West Ninth St., Cleveland
This contemporary taco and tequila bar, that opened in 2014, fits right into the Warehouse District neighborhood it calls home. This locally owned spot keeps things simple with a streamlined menu that focuses on snacks, small plates and tacos. A great meal can be made just from the starters, paired with a cold Mexican beer or margarita.

Camino Taco and Tequila Bar

1300 West Ninth St., Cleveland

This contemporary taco and tequila bar, that opened in 2014, fits right into the Warehouse District neighborhood it calls home. This locally owned spot keeps things simple with a streamlined menu that focuses on snacks, small plates and tacos. A great meal can be made just from the starters, paired with a cold Mexican beer or margarita.
 Dave’s Cosmic Subs
1918 East Sixth St., Cleveland 
With the recent closing of Cleveland Pickle, Dave’s Cosmic Subs remains as the only local sub shop in downtown Cleveland and with our preference for eating local, Dave’s is the place.

Dave’s Cosmic Subs

1918 East Sixth St., Cleveland

With the recent closing of Cleveland Pickle, Dave’s Cosmic Subs remains as the only local sub shop in downtown Cleveland and with our preference for eating local, Dave’s is the place.
 Restore Cold Pressed
1001 Huron Rd., Cleveland 
For a fresh juice, smoothie or toast, Restore Cold Pressed is the place to go. Try an acai bowl for something different, healthy and delicious.
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Restore Cold Pressed

1001 Huron Rd., Cleveland

For a fresh juice, smoothie or toast, Restore Cold Pressed is the place to go. Try an acai bowl for something different, healthy and delicious.
 Pizza 216
401 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 
This locally sourced pizza place has some of the freshest ingredients around and makes for a perfect lunch pie.

Pizza 216

401 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

This locally sourced pizza place has some of the freshest ingredients around and makes for a perfect lunch pie.
Susy’s Soups
1701 East 12th St., and 230 Huron Rd. W., Cleveland 
For over 20 years, Susy’s Soups has been slinging some of the best soups in town. With locations at Reserve Square and Tower City, this soup, sandwich and salad spot is the perfect place to grab a quick and tasty lunch downtown. They often have creative specials like their chicken tikka masala soup pictured here.

Susy’s Soups

1701 East 12th St., and 230 Huron Rd. W., Cleveland

For over 20 years, Susy’s Soups has been slinging some of the best soups in town. With locations at Reserve Square and Tower City, this soup, sandwich and salad spot is the perfect place to grab a quick and tasty lunch downtown. They often have creative specials like their chicken tikka masala soup pictured here.