Cleveland's Most Over-the-Top Restaurants You Should Visit at Least Once

It's now possible to spend more than $150 at the movies or for a night out bowling in Cleveland, which got us thinking about all the over the top dining experiences you can have in the area. Whether you are looking for a lavish night out in the city, live music, or unique buildings, the joints on this list go above and beyond with their decor and food offerings, making them stand out from the crowd.

It's now possible to spend more than $150 at the movies or out bowling in Cleveland, which got us thinking about all the over the top dining experiences you can have in the area. Whether you are looking for a lavish night out in the city, live music, or a unique setting experience, the joints on this list go above and beyond with decor and food offerings, making them stand out from the crowd.

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Mike’s Place
4447, 1700 S Water St., Kent
Mike’s Place is a family restaurant that has been around since the summer of 1987. What makes it over the top? Being able to eat inside of a bus, and not to mention the airplane stationed right outside the restaurant. The whole road trip decor with ubiquitous license plates makes this family restaurant stand out from the rest. 
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Mike’s Place

4447, 1700 S Water St., Kent

Mike’s Place is a family restaurant that has been around since the summer of 1987. What makes it over the top? Being able to eat inside of a bus, and not to mention the airplane stationed right outside the restaurant. The whole road trip decor with ubiquitous license plates makes this family restaurant stand out from the rest.

Photo via Rickeubanks1212/Instagram
Close Quarters
31953 Lake Rd., Avon Lake
Did you know that one of the smallest bars in the world is located in Cleveland? Anyone who can squeeze into the bar can taste their delicious burgers and fries. Close Quarters may be small, but the spot is known for having a really friendly community. You might even end up on their wall of fame. 
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Close Quarters

31953 Lake Rd., Avon Lake

Did you know that one of the smallest bars in the world is located in Cleveland? Anyone who can squeeze into the bar can taste their delicious burgers and fries. Close Quarters may be small, but the spot is known for having a really friendly community. You might even end up on their wall of fame.

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Covered Bridge Pizza Parlor
6541 N Main St., North Kingsville
These old bridges now house an old pizza place, which offers Stromboli and  salads in addition to their tasty pizza. The historic bridge pizza shop is for all ages to enjoy, a perfect place to take the family. Classic Car Cruise Ins are held Thursday nights throughout the summers. 
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Covered Bridge Pizza Parlor

6541 N Main St., North Kingsville

These old bridges now house an old pizza place, which offers Stromboli and salads in addition to their tasty pizza. The historic bridge pizza shop is for all ages to enjoy, a perfect place to take the family. Classic Car Cruise Ins are held Thursday nights throughout the summers.

Photo via Theother_woodbrother/Instagram
Nautica Queen
1153 Main Ave.
There aren't many places to dine than on a lavish dinner cruise. Each dinner aboard the Nautica Queen features an all-you-can-eat buffet, tea, and live music, along with views of the Cleveland skyline. Some packages even offer discounted tickets to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. 
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Nautica Queen

1153 Main Ave.

There aren't many places to dine than on a lavish dinner cruise. Each dinner aboard the Nautica Queen features an all-you-can-eat buffet, tea, and live music, along with views of the Cleveland skyline. Some packages even offer discounted tickets to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

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Marble Room 
623 Euclid Ave.
You'd be forgiven for thinking you just walked into a castle when you enter the Marble Room, which is situated in an old bank. The setting of the restaurant is one thing, but the prices also add to its over-the-top nature. A prix fixe lunch menu can cost up to $58 a person, and the prix fixe dinner menu can be up to $115 a person. 
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Marble Room

623 Euclid Ave.

You'd be forgiven for thinking you just walked into a castle when you enter the Marble Room, which is situated in an old bank. The setting of the restaurant is one thing, but the prices also add to its over-the-top nature. A prix fixe lunch menu can cost up to $58 a person, and the prix fixe dinner menu can be up to $115 a person.

Photo via TRG Reality
Buckeye Express Diner
810 State Route 97 W., Bellville
This diner is located right inside of an Ohio-themed train car. The menu offers all of your favorite diner and comfort meals. With railroad crossing signs and a sign that says “Michigan fans park across the street”, the train theme is set both inside and outside the restaurant. The drive to Buckeye Express isn't close from Cleveland, but worth the effort. 
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Buckeye Express Diner

810 State Route 97 W., Bellville

This diner is located right inside of an Ohio-themed train car. The menu offers all of your favorite diner and comfort meals. With railroad crossing signs and a sign that says “Michigan fans park across the street”, the train theme is set both inside and outside the restaurant. The drive to Buckeye Express isn't close from Cleveland, but worth the effort.

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Pickwick and Frolic
2035 E 4th St.
Pickwick and Frolic is not just a restaurant, but also a dinner theatre. Attached is the Hilarities East 4th Street Theatre, one of the largest comedy venues in the country, offering seven shows a week. The theatre is the current world record holder for longest running comedy show, running 52 hours nonstop. 
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Pickwick and Frolic

2035 E 4th St.

Pickwick and Frolic is not just a restaurant, but also a dinner theatre. Attached is the Hilarities East 4th Street Theatre, one of the largest comedy venues in the country, offering seven shows a week. The theatre is the current world record holder for longest running comedy show, running 52 hours nonstop.

Photo via Ashleyhoobler/Instagram
Strip Steakhouse
36840 Detroit Rd., Avon
The restored Ewers barn on Detroit Road may look old on the outside, but the inside offers a modern, elegant steakhouse. The German Dutch style barn used to be a home for military horses during the Civil War. 
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Strip Steakhouse

36840 Detroit Rd., Avon

The restored Ewers barn on Detroit Road may look old on the outside, but the inside offers a modern, elegant steakhouse. The German Dutch style barn used to be a home for military horses during the Civil War.

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Dante
2247 Professor Ave Suite C
Chef Dante Boccuzzi takes what he has learned from around the world into his gourmet fusion cuisines. The restaurant is also located in an old bank building and even features a candy bar. Ask to sit in the vault, and sample various dished through the 21 course tasting menu. You will for sure be left with an over the top experience. 
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Dante

2247 Professor Ave Suite C

Chef Dante Boccuzzi takes what he has learned from around the world into his gourmet fusion cuisines. The restaurant is also located in an old bank building and even features a candy bar. Ask to sit in the vault, and sample various dished through the 21 course tasting menu. You will for sure be left with an over the top experience.

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