January 15, 2021

Eating Out This Weekend? 25 Local Restaurants To Support With Takeout

It's the new year, we're finally past 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic is raging across the state and country like never before and restaurants are struggling to make it through the winter. Want to give them a hand and help ensure their survival while also getting a yummy local meal out of it? Well, here's 25 local restaurants you can take out from. We've been highlighting 25 different restaurants every week since November and will keep this going throughout the pandemic.

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 Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
Before there was Toast, Brewnuts, Spice, Astoria, XYZ Tavern and sweet, Sweet Moses there was Luxe Kitchen, an early speculator in the then up-and-coming neighborhood of Detroit Shoreway. When it opened a little over a decade ago, the oh-so-haute bistro joined area mainstays like Rincon Criollo, Happy Dog, Latitude 41 and Gypsy Beans, which perhaps was the first piece on the chessboard of this so-called urban renaissance. Since opening day there have been ups and downs, chefs shifts and menu re-dos – even ownership tweaks – but throughout it all, the restaurant has managed to remain an anchor in this dynamic arts-fueled district. Now they added a bunch of things to the patio like fire pits and blankets for the colder weather.
Photo by Emanuel Wallace

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge

6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

Before there was Toast, Brewnuts, Spice, Astoria, XYZ Tavern and sweet, Sweet Moses there was Luxe Kitchen, an early speculator in the then up-and-coming neighborhood of Detroit Shoreway. When it opened a little over a decade ago, the oh-so-haute bistro joined area mainstays like Rincon Criollo, Happy Dog, Latitude 41 and Gypsy Beans, which perhaps was the first piece on the chessboard of this so-called urban renaissance. Since opening day there have been ups and downs, chefs shifts and menu re-dos – even ownership tweaks – but throughout it all, the restaurant has managed to remain an anchor in this dynamic arts-fueled district. Now they added a bunch of things to the patio like fire pits and blankets for the colder weather.

Photo by Emanuel Wallace
 Quisqueya
2317 Denison Ave, Cleveland
Taking over for the popular Moncho’s in Brooklyn, Quisqueya expanded from their Clark-Fulton spot. The restaurant specializes in Puerto Rican and Dominican dishes like sancocho, mondongo, empanadillas, alcapurrias, fried pork with plantains, camarones con mofongo, and beef stew with rice and beans. 
Photo via Quisqueya Latin Cuisine/Facebook

Quisqueya

2317 Denison Ave, Cleveland

Taking over for the popular Moncho’s in Brooklyn, Quisqueya expanded from their Clark-Fulton spot. The restaurant specializes in Puerto Rican and Dominican dishes like sancocho, mondongo, empanadillas, alcapurrias, fried pork with plantains, camarones con mofongo, and beef stew with rice and beans.

Photo via Quisqueya Latin Cuisine/Facebook
 Dragon Light
3537 West 105th St., Cleveland
“It's a hidden Cleveland gem, folks.  Food is always fresh and delicious.  Service is always awesome.  We have a Chinese restaurant at the end of our street and several others that are closer to our house, but we go out of the way to order from Dragon Light.  It's that good.  The egg foo yung is legendary, and the pho is fantastic.  Skip the fried food.  You won't regret ordering from Dragon Light!” Amanda M. on Yelp
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Dragon Light

3537 West 105th St., Cleveland

“It's a hidden Cleveland gem, folks. Food is always fresh and delicious. Service is always awesome. We have a Chinese restaurant at the end of our street and several others that are closer to our house, but we go out of the way to order from Dragon Light. It's that good. The egg foo yung is legendary, and the pho is fantastic. Skip the fried food. You won't regret ordering from Dragon Light!” Amanda M. on Yelp

Photo via Scene Archives
 El Señor's at La Mexicana Grocery
170 East Washington St., Painesville 
We promise your trip to be Painesville will be well worth the drive when you get your hands on El Señor’s tacos. A small restaurant attached to a supermarket, seating here is limited but flavor is plentiful. Choose from pork, beef, beef tongue and pork stomach For a little refreshment, cool down with a Jarritos.
Photo via Scene Archives

El Señor's at La Mexicana Grocery

170 East Washington St., Painesville

We promise your trip to be Painesville will be well worth the drive when you get your hands on El Señor’s tacos. A small restaurant attached to a supermarket, seating here is limited but flavor is plentiful. Choose from pork, beef, beef tongue and pork stomach For a little refreshment, cool down with a Jarritos.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
Before there was Toast, Brewnuts, Spice, Astoria, XYZ Tavern and sweet, Sweet Moses there was Luxe Kitchen, an early speculator in the then up-and-coming neighborhood of Detroit Shoreway. When it opened a little over a decade ago, the oh-so-haute bistro joined area mainstays like Rincon Criollo, Happy Dog, Latitude 41 and Gypsy Beans, which perhaps was the first piece on the chessboard of this so-called urban renaissance. Since opening day there have been ups and downs, chefs shifts and menu re-dos – even ownership tweaks – but throughout it all, the restaurant has managed to remain an anchor in this dynamic arts-fueled district.
Photo by Emanuel Wallace

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge

6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

Before there was Toast, Brewnuts, Spice, Astoria, XYZ Tavern and sweet, Sweet Moses there was Luxe Kitchen, an early speculator in the then up-and-coming neighborhood of Detroit Shoreway. When it opened a little over a decade ago, the oh-so-haute bistro joined area mainstays like Rincon Criollo, Happy Dog, Latitude 41 and Gypsy Beans, which perhaps was the first piece on the chessboard of this so-called urban renaissance. Since opening day there have been ups and downs, chefs shifts and menu re-dos – even ownership tweaks – but throughout it all, the restaurant has managed to remain an anchor in this dynamic arts-fueled district.

Photo by Emanuel Wallace
 Alley Cat Oyster Bar
1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland 
Alley Cat Oyster Bar in the Flats offers up the freshest seafood in town from local celeb chef Zack Bruell. While you might not be able to take in the amazing view Alley Cat is known for, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying some great dishes.
Photo via Scene Archives

Alley Cat Oyster Bar

1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland

Alley Cat Oyster Bar in the Flats offers up the freshest seafood in town from local celeb chef Zack Bruell. While you might not be able to take in the amazing view Alley Cat is known for, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying some great dishes.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino
7305 Broadview Rd., Seven Hills 
Too often, Italian joints go heavy on the comfort and light on the quality. Not so here where owner Eddie Cerino approaches traditional Italian food less like a grandmother and more like a chef. And thanks to half orders of salad and pasta, diners have control over portion size and price. 
Photo via Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino/Facebook

Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino

7305 Broadview Rd., Seven Hills

Too often, Italian joints go heavy on the comfort and light on the quality. Not so here where owner Eddie Cerino approaches traditional Italian food less like a grandmother and more like a chef. And thanks to half orders of salad and pasta, diners have control over portion size and price.

Photo via Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino/Facebook
 REBoL
101 West Superior Ave., Cleveland 
Public Square’s Rebol’s 100 percent non-GMO menu offers current en vogue items like bone broth and paleo smoothies in addition to their signature bowls or bols like their tuna poke bol and their Moroccan lamb. If you’re sick of getting Chipotle for the fourth time of the week, try REBoL for a similar style of meal that’s far superior.
Photo via REBoL/Facebook

REBoL

101 West Superior Ave., Cleveland

Public Square’s Rebol’s 100 percent non-GMO menu offers current en vogue items like bone broth and paleo smoothies in addition to their signature bowls or bols like their tuna poke bol and their Moroccan lamb. If you’re sick of getting Chipotle for the fourth time of the week, try REBoL for a similar style of meal that’s far superior.

Photo via REBoL/Facebook
 Al’s Deli
1717 East Ninth St., Cleveland
This bright, airy deli near the Galleria offers a solid menu of salads, soups, sandwiches, and breakfast items, along with a handful of homemade Middle Eastern specialties.
Photo via Al’s Deli/Facebook

Al’s Deli

1717 East Ninth St., Cleveland

This bright, airy deli near the Galleria offers a solid menu of salads, soups, sandwiches, and breakfast items, along with a handful of homemade Middle Eastern specialties.

Photo via Al’s Deli/Facebook
 George’s Kitchen
13101 Triskett Rd., Cleveland 
“I have nothing but wonderful things to say about George's Kitchen and their food, service, and consistency. This place is a Cleveland gem that any family small or large can enjoy at any time of the day. They're a throwback to a time where things weren't computerized and restaurants ran on consistent processes and quality management. The food is absolutely delicious and their menu has something to offer for every palette/dietary restriction. I have to say it's one of the few places I have never been disappointed by anything I've eaten,” Mario A. on Yelp 
Photo by Douglas Trattner

George’s Kitchen

13101 Triskett Rd., Cleveland

“I have nothing but wonderful things to say about George's Kitchen and their food, service, and consistency. This place is a Cleveland gem that any family small or large can enjoy at any time of the day. They're a throwback to a time where things weren't computerized and restaurants ran on consistent processes and quality management. The food is absolutely delicious and their menu has something to offer for every palette/dietary restriction. I have to say it's one of the few places I have never been disappointed by anything I've eaten,” Mario A. on Yelp

Photo by Douglas Trattner