January 14, 2022

The 25 Most Popular Cleveland Restaurants Right Now, According To Yelp Rankings

According to Yelp, these are the 25 most popular restaurants in Cleveland right now. From Thai and fried chicken to sandwich shops and Middle Eastern cuisine, this list shows the diversity of the Cleveland culinary scene. It also shows that there are great restaurants outside of the downtown/Ohio City/Tremont area and if you venture out, you'll be sure to find gems all over town.

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 Noble Beast
1470 Lakeside Ave. East, Cleveland
“Let me tell you, Noble Beast Brewing was excellent. Moderately priced and high quality. Corn Dog is one of their most recommended menu items, I love it, and I think you have to try it as well. The staff is very courteous. I really valued that. Noble Beast Brewing - I'll be back,” Abbi P. on Yelp
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Noble Beast

1470 Lakeside Ave. East, Cleveland

“Let me tell you, Noble Beast Brewing was excellent. Moderately priced and high quality. Corn Dog is one of their most recommended menu items, I love it, and I think you have to try it as well. The staff is very courteous. I really valued that. Noble Beast Brewing - I'll be back,” Abbi P. on Yelp

Photo via Noble Beast Brewing Co./Facebook
 TJ’s Butcher Block
14115 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
“TJ's Is one of the best kept LOCALLY OWNED sandwich shops just west of Cleveland.  Located on Detroit rd just before you enter Downtown Lakewood, TJ's sits on the south side of the street.  TJ’s values their time-tested motto of only supplying the best meats, and freshest cuts to Lakewoodites.  The hometown eatery brings some of the best sandwiches at a low-cost which is why I come here often.  I usually end up buying dinner too!!!” Seth S. on Yelp
Photo via TJ’s Butcher Block/Facebook

TJ’s Butcher Block

14115 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

“TJ's Is one of the best kept LOCALLY OWNED sandwich shops just west of Cleveland. Located on Detroit rd just before you enter Downtown Lakewood, TJ's sits on the south side of the street. TJ’s values their time-tested motto of only supplying the best meats, and freshest cuts to Lakewoodites. The hometown eatery brings some of the best sandwiches at a low-cost which is why I come here often. I usually end up buying dinner too!!!” Seth S. on Yelp

Photo via TJ’s Butcher Block/Facebook
Ohio Kabob Grill
3359 West 117th St., Cleveland
"This is a hidden gem with great food, made fresh and right to order. The owners were so nice and accommodating. As was the kind gentleman that greets you at the entrance. Check it out and treat yourself to some wonderful Afghan cuisine,” Robert T. on Yelp
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Ohio Kabob Grill

3359 West 117th St., Cleveland

"This is a hidden gem with great food, made fresh and right to order. The owners were so nice and accommodating. As was the kind gentleman that greets you at the entrance. Check it out and treat yourself to some wonderful Afghan cuisine,” Robert T. on Yelp

Photo via Ohio Kabob Grill/Facebook
 Herb'n Twine 
4309 Lorain Ave., Cleveland
“One of my favorite sandwich shops in North America! Yeah I said it...The portions are huge, flavor combinations are complementary, and the bread is homemade/fresh. The homemade/fresh bread is such a game changer. My favorite is the Cubano...the perfect sandwich really. If there was a location in Chicago I would frequent weekly,” Daniel W. on Yelp
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Herb'n Twine

4309 Lorain Ave., Cleveland

“One of my favorite sandwich shops in North America! Yeah I said it...The portions are huge, flavor combinations are complementary, and the bread is homemade/fresh. The homemade/fresh bread is such a game changer. My favorite is the Cubano...the perfect sandwich really. If there was a location in Chicago I would frequent weekly,” Daniel W. on Yelp

Photo by Tim Harrison
 Corner 11
2391 West 11th St., Cleveland
“I love this place, I really thought that an authentic and fresh poke place would be hard to find in Cleveland, but this place really. hits the spot. The ingredients are so fresh that the poke bowls really pop at you as they should. So many options for toppings and variety to spice things up. At 12.50 for a medium bowl, it's all pretty affordable for quality poke and I was very full after finishing, a large might be good for two people to share. I'm a sucker for tuna and salmon, so that's what I ordered this time around, but will definitely come back to mix things up a little and try the rest of the menu!” Lloyd C. on Yelp
Photo via Corner 11/Facebook

Corner 11

2391 West 11th St., Cleveland

“I love this place, I really thought that an authentic and fresh poke place would be hard to find in Cleveland, but this place really. hits the spot. The ingredients are so fresh that the poke bowls really pop at you as they should. So many options for toppings and variety to spice things up. At 12.50 for a medium bowl, it's all pretty affordable for quality poke and I was very full after finishing, a large might be good for two people to share. I'm a sucker for tuna and salmon, so that's what I ordered this time around, but will definitely come back to mix things up a little and try the rest of the menu!” Lloyd C. on Yelp

Photo via Corner 11/Facebook
Cleveland Tiffin - Punjabi Dhaba
4630 Warrensville Center Rd., North Randall 
”Not sure how we missed this amazing little gem of a restaurant, but happy we found it and will definitely be going back. My husband decided to order goat saag, my son chicken saag, my other kids the chicken tikka masala, and I had the chili chicken. All of this was amazing and bountiful in portions. The chicken and goat were so juicy and flavorful. Additionally, we had some samosas , chicken korma, and naan. All of it was perfect,” Emma Y. on Yelp.
Photo via @Heinzyee/Instagram

Cleveland Tiffin - Punjabi Dhaba

4630 Warrensville Center Rd., North Randall
”Not sure how we missed this amazing little gem of a restaurant, but happy we found it and will definitely be going back. My husband decided to order goat saag, my son chicken saag, my other kids the chicken tikka masala, and I had the chili chicken. All of this was amazing and bountiful in portions. The chicken and goat were so juicy and flavorful. Additionally, we had some samosas , chicken korma, and naan. All of it was perfect,” Emma Y. on Yelp.

Photo via @Heinzyee/Instagram
 Astoria
5417 Detroit Ave., Cleveland 
“Astoria is a CLE must-go. You get a traditional European style. The cheese boards and wine are by far my fav. Their cocktail list looked pretty amazing, I'd love to give them a try. They have indoor and outdoor seating. They also have a small market area if you need to pick up a bottle of wine for the home. Can't wait to go back and try a new board,” Kaylyn G. on Yelp
Photo via Astoria Cafe and Market/Facebook

Astoria

5417 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

“Astoria is a CLE must-go. You get a traditional European style. The cheese boards and wine are by far my fav. Their cocktail list looked pretty amazing, I'd love to give them a try. They have indoor and outdoor seating. They also have a small market area if you need to pick up a bottle of wine for the home. Can't wait to go back and try a new board,” Kaylyn G. on Yelp

Photo via Astoria Cafe and Market/Facebook
SOHO Chicken + Whiskey
1889 W. 25th St., Cleveland 
“Oh my goodness, this is probably my favorite restaurant in Cleveland right now. I love chicken and waffles. This takes chicken and waffles to another level. I thought rosemary waffles would be nasty, but they were absolutely delicious with the chicken. The chicken portions are huge; I got 2 pieces but was stuffed after one,” Lydia D. on Yelp
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SOHO Chicken + Whiskey

1889 W. 25th St., Cleveland

“Oh my goodness, this is probably my favorite restaurant in Cleveland right now. I love chicken and waffles. This takes chicken and waffles to another level. I thought rosemary waffles would be nasty, but they were absolutely delicious with the chicken. The chicken portions are huge; I got 2 pieces but was stuffed after one,” Lydia D. on Yelp

Photo via Scene Archives
 Noble Beast
1470 Lakeside Ave. East, Cleveland
“Let me tell you, Noble Beast Brewing was excellent. Moderately priced and high quality. Corn Dog is one of their most recommended menu items, I love it, and I think you have to try it as well. The staff is very courteous. I really valued that. Noble Beast Brewing - I'll be back,” Abbi P. on Yelp
Photo via Noble Beast Brewing Co./Facebook

Noble Beast

1470 Lakeside Ave. East, Cleveland

“Let me tell you, Noble Beast Brewing was excellent. Moderately priced and high quality. Corn Dog is one of their most recommended menu items, I love it, and I think you have to try it as well. The staff is very courteous. I really valued that. Noble Beast Brewing - I'll be back,” Abbi P. on Yelp

Photo via Noble Beast Brewing Co./Facebook
 Half Moon Bakery
3460 West 25th St., Cleveland
“I've never tried an empanada before until I came to half moon, and I will only ever eat them from Half Moon for here on out! As a vegetarian, I wasn't sure what my options I'd be getting but there were two wildly different ones on the menu that were absolutely AMAZING. You enter Half Moon, you are greeted so kindly, you order, and like 5 bakers pop out of nowhere and start absolutely slinging empanadas at lightning speed. Never seen a phenomenon like it, it was amazing. I waited maybe 10 minutes max for them to be completely made, and they are made from scratch! There are also baked goods, salad options, and coffee options as well. Half moon will now become a staple in my quick but local diet, and for that I'm thankful,” Hope S. on Yelp.
Photo by Emanuel Wallace

Half Moon Bakery

3460 West 25th St., Cleveland

“I've never tried an empanada before until I came to half moon, and I will only ever eat them from Half Moon for here on out! As a vegetarian, I wasn't sure what my options I'd be getting but there were two wildly different ones on the menu that were absolutely AMAZING. You enter Half Moon, you are greeted so kindly, you order, and like 5 bakers pop out of nowhere and start absolutely slinging empanadas at lightning speed. Never seen a phenomenon like it, it was amazing. I waited maybe 10 minutes max for them to be completely made, and they are made from scratch! There are also baked goods, salad options, and coffee options as well. Half moon will now become a staple in my quick but local diet, and for that I'm thankful,” Hope S. on Yelp.

Photo by Emanuel Wallace