November 17, 2017

The 20 Best Cleveland Restaurants, According to Yelp

Yelp users sometimes get things right. Many of the places on the site's Top 20 Best Restaurants in Cleveland list should be there. But the algorithm that contributes to the list's selection is far from perfect. Nonetheless, here's the full rundown, paired with choice Yelp review quotes.

Yelp users sometimes get things right. Many of the places on the site's Top 20 Best Restaurants in Cleveland list should be there. But the algorithm that contributes to the list's selection is far from perfect. Nonetheless, here's the full rundown, paired with choice Yelp review quotes.

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 18. Great Lakes Brewing Company
2516 Market Ave., (216) 771-4404
Choice quote: “I feel like people scrutinize this place since it is a Cleveland institution. Well, there's a reason it's so well known. I love everything about this place. Between the rustic dungeon like bar in the basement that I swear is always crowded, to the beautiful quasi indoor outdoor part upstairs it's just a great place.” - T.J.H.
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18. Great Lakes Brewing Company

2516 Market Ave., (216) 771-4404
Choice quote: “I feel like people scrutinize this place since it is a Cleveland institution. Well, there's a reason it's so well known. I love everything about this place. Between the rustic dungeon like bar in the basement that I swear is always crowded, to the beautiful quasi indoor outdoor part upstairs it's just a great place.” - T.J.H.

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 6. Bakersfield 
2058 W. 25th St., (216) 443-0460
Choice quote: “My love for Bakersfield is undying. I have been waiting forever to eat at the Cleveland location (since I previously fell in love with the restaurant in Cincinnati and then again in Pittsburgh). And Cleveland did not disappoint!” - Olivia A.
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6. Bakersfield

2058 W. 25th St., (216) 443-0460
Choice quote: “My love for Bakersfield is undying. I have been waiting forever to eat at the Cleveland location (since I previously fell in love with the restaurant in Cincinnati and then again in Pittsburgh). And Cleveland did not disappoint!” - Olivia A.

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 9. Momocho
1835 Fulton Rd., (216) 694-2122
Choice quote: “Momochofication complete.  I finally see what the kids are talking about.  As others have extolled, by the end of your stay at this upmarket modern Mex establishment, you will already be planning your next visit” - Abigail S. 
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9. Momocho

1835 Fulton Rd., (216) 694-2122
Choice quote: “Momochofication complete. I finally see what the kids are talking about. As others have extolled, by the end of your stay at this upmarket modern Mex establishment, you will already be planning your next visit” - Abigail S.
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 10. Barroco
multiple locations
Choice quote: “I have eaten here twice. I have yet to discover anything disappointing. The service was a bit slow. Our server however was adorable, informed and earnest.” - Terry M. 
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10. Barroco

multiple locations
Choice quote: “I have eaten here twice. I have yet to discover anything disappointing. The service was a bit slow. Our server however was adorable, informed and earnest.” - Terry M.
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 13. LJ Shanghai
3142 Superior Ave., (216) 400-6936
Choice quote: “It has been a hot minute since a new restaurant in Cleveland has made me truly excited or inspired.” - Morgan B.
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13. LJ Shanghai

3142 Superior Ave., (216) 400-6936
Choice quote: “It has been a hot minute since a new restaurant in Cleveland has made me truly excited or inspired.” - Morgan B.
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 14. Boaz Cafe
2549 Lorain Ave, (216) 458-9225
Choice quote: “It's basically Chipotle, but healthy. I built a bowl, which is basically a salad but with more interesting toppings than I've ever found at a salad bar.” - Carly L.
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14. Boaz Cafe

2549 Lorain Ave, (216) 458-9225
Choice quote: “It's basically Chipotle, but healthy. I built a bowl, which is basically a salad but with more interesting toppings than I've ever found at a salad bar.” - Carly L.
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 19. Moe’s Tavern
1740 E 17th St.
Choice quote: “Stumbled upon this place late one Saturday night, they were the only place that was serving food, and it was sooooo good! I would go back in a heartbeat! ” - Becky G.
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19. Moe’s Tavern

1740 E 17th St.
Choice quote: “Stumbled upon this place late one Saturday night, they were the only place that was serving food, and it was sooooo good! I would go back in a heartbeat! ” - Becky G.
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 20. Hodge’s 
668 Euclid Ave., (216) 771-4000
Choice quote: “What a fantastic place for Happy Hour! I was downtown recently waiting to meet some friends for dinner and was looking for a place to grab a drink beforehand. I realized that I could not find very many happy hour places near Public Square and then Hodge's popped up on my search. I am so happy they have an oasis of a patio in the middle of downtown! It's chic and casual at the same time.” - Cara L. 
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20. Hodge’s

668 Euclid Ave., (216) 771-4000
Choice quote: “What a fantastic place for Happy Hour! I was downtown recently waiting to meet some friends for dinner and was looking for a place to grab a drink beforehand. I realized that I could not find very many happy hour places near Public Square and then Hodge's popped up on my search. I am so happy they have an oasis of a patio in the middle of downtown! It's chic and casual at the same time.” - Cara L.
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