October 09, 2015

9 Haunted Northeast Ohio Restaurants to Visit This Season

By Jason Beudert

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Lockkeepers - 8001 Rockside Rd., Valley View 
Dating back to the 1830's, the building now housing Lockkeepers was originally purchased by a woman named Sophie Sarnacki who opened and ran it under the name Zimmerman's Tavern. That was until 1945, when Sarnacki (who had a bad reputation) was shot and killed inside the tavern. To this day, the ghost of Sophie is still spotted by employees and glasses and dishes mysteriously break. (Photo via Facebook)
Lockkeepers - 8001 Rockside Rd., Valley View

Dating back to the 1830's, the building now housing Lockkeepers was originally purchased by a woman named Sophie Sarnacki who opened and ran it under the name Zimmerman's Tavern. That was until 1945, when Sarnacki (who had a bad reputation) was shot and killed inside the tavern. To this day, the ghost of Sophie is still spotted by employees and glasses and dishes mysteriously break. (Photo via Facebook)

The Burntwood Tavern -  8188 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville 
First the Spanish Tavern, then Marco Polo's, and now the site of the successful Burntwood Tavern, this place can be down right spooky. Legend has it, the original owner of this historic building has not left, and over the years staff have reported hearing their names called out and being touched on the shoulders by someone... or something.
The Burntwood Tavern - 8188 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville

First the Spanish Tavern, then Marco Polo's, and now the site of the successful Burntwood Tavern, this place can be down right spooky. Legend has it, the original owner of this historic building has not left, and over the years staff have reported hearing their names called out and being touched on the shoulders by someone... or something.

Spitzer House Bed & Breakfast - 504 W Liberty St, Medina 
This 19th century Victorian home-turned inn is said to be haunted by a ghost of a servant girl. Guests at the famous Medina B&B claim to hear voices and music playing, in particular the piano in the parlor.
Spitzer House Bed & Breakfast - 504 W Liberty St, Medina

This 19th century Victorian home-turned inn is said to be haunted by a ghost of a servant girl. Guests at the famous Medina B&B claim to hear voices and music playing, in particular the piano in the parlor.

Renaissance Hotel - 24 Public Square, Cleveland 
The Renaissance houses an excess of spirits. According to staff, the fourth floor is particularly haunted. Lights flicker, toilets flush and faucets turn on and off by themselves.
Renaissance Hotel - 24 Public Square, Cleveland

The Renaissance houses an excess of spirits. According to staff, the fourth floor is particularly haunted. Lights flicker, toilets flush and faucets turn on and off by themselves.

Vintage House Cafe - 35800 Detroit Rd, Avon 
Doors locking on their own. Strange smells of cigar smoke. Phantom phone calls. These are just a few of the experiences people have had at the Vintage House Cafe in Avon. There's no clear culprit as the building dates back to the '40s and has housed many possible afterlife suspects.
Vintage House Cafe - 35800 Detroit Rd, Avon

Doors locking on their own. Strange smells of cigar smoke. Phantom phone calls. These are just a few of the experiences people have had at the Vintage House Cafe in Avon. There's no clear culprit as the building dates back to the '40s and has housed many possible afterlife suspects.

Johnny Mango - 3120 Bridge Ave, Cleveland 
Johnny Mango is not only famous for its Taco Tuesday, but also for the ghosts that haunt its four walls. And they are not nice ghosts. At least three hostile entities are said to haunt this restaurant. (Photo via Yelp, Myra W.)
Johnny Mango - 3120 Bridge Ave, Cleveland

Johnny Mango is not only famous for its Taco Tuesday, but also for the ghosts that haunt its four walls. And they are not nice ghosts. At least three hostile entities are said to haunt this restaurant. (Photo via Yelp, Myra W.)

The Taverne of Richfield - 3960 Broadview Rd, Richfield 
This former hotel turned infamous brothel dates back to 1838 and is home to at least two ghosts. The first is an apparition of a little boy and the second a man in a black suit and hat. Slamming doors and bar glasses flying through the air are just some of the super natural occurrences of this establishment.
The Taverne of Richfield - 3960 Broadview Rd, Richfield

This former hotel turned infamous brothel dates back to 1838 and is home to at least two ghosts. The first is an apparition of a little boy and the second a man in a black suit and hat. Slamming doors and bar glasses flying through the air are just some of the super natural occurrences of this establishment.

Winking Lizard Tavern - 1615 Main St., Peninsula
Constructed in 1850 as the Peninsula Inn, this famed haunt was a beloved nightclub before it was transformed into the Winking Lizard in 1992. There have been dozens of reports of strange occurrences around the bar area and many believe that a flapper girl from the '20s is still hanging around.  (Photo via TripAdvisor Charee W.,)
Winking Lizard Tavern - 1615 Main St., Peninsula

Constructed in 1850 as the Peninsula Inn, this famed haunt was a beloved nightclub before it was transformed into the Winking Lizard in 1992. There have been dozens of reports of strange occurrences around the bar area and many believe that a flapper girl from the '20s is still hanging around. (Photo via TripAdvisor Charee W.,)

Medina Steak and Seafood Company - 538 W. Liberty St., Medina 
Built as a stagecoach in 1858, this place is the real deal of haunting. At least two people have died here, and apparently never left. One ghost is Ann, who died in 1895 trying to save the building from burning down. The second ghost is that of a Frank Curtis, who hung himself on Christmas Eve 1922.
Medina Steak and Seafood Company - 538 W. Liberty St., Medina

Built as a stagecoach in 1858, this place is the real deal of haunting. At least two people have died here, and apparently never left. One ghost is Ann, who died in 1895 trying to save the building from burning down. The second ghost is that of a Frank Curtis, who hung himself on Christmas Eve 1922.