30 Essential Women-Owned Cleveland Eateries

Ranging from music venues with delicious brunch to French pastry shops with picturesque desserts, these 19 Cleveland area eateries run through the…

By Scene Staff

 Toast
     1365 W. 65th., Cleveland
    
     Gordon Square’s Toast is one of the most fun and unique dining experiences in town. 
    
    Photo via @Toast_Cle/Instagram
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25 Stunning Cleveland Waterfront Patios You Should Have Experienced By Now

Cleveland may not have developed it's lakefront as well as other cities, but that doesn't mean we don't have some bars and…

By Scene Staff

 Collision Bend Brewery 
    1250 Old River Rd., Cleveland
    
     Zack Bruell’s brewpub in the East Bank of the Flats was recently named the best brewpub in the country, according to USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. The combination of the exquisite views, the locally-sourced menu and home brewed beers all contributed to that lofty ranking.
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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32 Cleveland Restaurants That Are Closed But Never Forgotten

Cleveland is now widely considered to be a foodie's paradise. But not every restaurant works out. We're pretty sure that the restaurants…

By Scene Staff

Captain Frank’s
    East Ninth Street Pier, Cleveland 
    
     At the end of the East Ninth Pier, before the Rock Hall and the Science Center were there, Captain Frank’s was the place to go, for the “finest and most delightful dinner on the shores of Lake Erie."
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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30 Essential Suburban Cleveland Restaurants You Should Have Visited By Now

Most Northeast Ohioans live in the burbs. And, contrary to popular belief, there's actually some really good restaurants when you leave the…

By Scene Staff

White House Chicken
    180 Wooster Rd. N., Barberton
    
    Famous for its unique style of fried chicken, one rooted in Serbian recipes, the town of Barberton once had as many as half a dozen places all preparing similar versions of the dish. Many are long gone, but White House is still here and doing it right. The bird is never frozen and always fried in lard, producing a glistening copper crust.
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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21 Destination Restaurants Worth the Drive from Cleveland

Cleveland is home to a booming restaurant scene, but sometimes you  need to hit the road and try something new. All of…

By Scene Staff

 Eddie’s Grill
    5377 Lake Rd. E.. Geneva
    
    Who needs the franchised burgers of In-N-Out on the West Coast when you have Eddie's in the Midwest. There's no need to travel a great distance to get a great tasting fresh burger served with a nostalgic 50s vibe. Footlong hot dogs, fresh crispy fries, and mouthwatering coleslaw are served in addition to their famous burgers. Take advantage while you can because this burger joint is only open during the Summer. 
    Photo via Eddie’s Grill/Facebook
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20 Hidden Gem Restaurants Found in Cleveland Strip Malls

Sometimes the best restaurants are found where you least expect. Be it in a strip mall or office building, unassuming basement or…

By Scene Staff

 Superior Pho
    3030 Superior Ave., Cleveland 
    
     Because pho is an essential part of a balanced diet, not to mention one's sanity, noodle shops like this one hold a very important place in our lives. Winter or summer, a bowl of pho is more than food; it's a restorative elixir that sets us on a brighter path. Crispy spring rolls, citrusy cabbage salad, and meaty banh mi sammies also make us happy, so it's a good thing that the versions served at this perfectly acceptable dining room are as delicious as the noodle soup.
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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24 Hard-to-Get Cleveland Restaurant Tables That Are Totally Worth It

Cleveland’s restaurant scene may not be as jam-packed with competitive favorites as New York or Los Angeles, but we do have plenty…

By Scene Staff

Zaytoon Lebanese Kitchen
    1150 Huron Rd., 216-795-5000
    
    Zaytoon is located downtown near Playhouse Square, so it's a great spot to show up early at on the night you’re also going to a performance (as they don't take reservations). This Lebanese eatery has great cuisine that’s hard to find elsewhere; be sure to check out their spinach pie.   
    
    Photo from Scene archives
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19 Indian Restaurants in Cleveland You Should Have Tried By Now

Cleveland has a rich history of diverse restaurants, so sometimes its excellent Indian food options get lost in the current. Many of…

By Scene Staff

Tandul 
    2505 Professor Ave., 216-860-4530
    
    Tremont’s first Indian restaurant and bar, this hip establishment caters to a wide demographic. They have extensive lunch and dinner menus, but be sure to check out their drinks list, which includes some killer mango-based cocktails.   
    
    Photo by Emanuel Wallace
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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…

By Scene Staff

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
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21 Essential Tremont Eateries You Should've tried By Now

This inner-ring neighborhood, once home to immigrants and steel workers, went through a first revival when artists scooped up spots with low…

By Scene Staff

 Barrio
    806 Literary Rd.
    
     Before completely blowing up as a business and growing to six locations, Barrio just had one location in Tremont, where it was just a neighborhood taco and tequila joint. We’re glad to see locations all over town now, but of course, we still prefer the original, because of their great patio.
    
    Photo via @Barrio_Cleveland/Instagram
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18 New Cleveland Bars and Restaurants We Can't Wait to Open Soon

The number of exciting bar, restaurant and brewery projects that have our attention in Northeast Ohio is nothing short of impressive. From…

By Scene Staff

 BrewDog
    Location TBD
    
     BrewDog recently stormed the United States by planting a very big flag in Columbus with the opening of its new 100,000-square-foot brewery in Canal Winchester, just outside the city, but this Scotland-based brewery has been making a lot of noise for a decade. The company recently confirmed to Scene that its next move will involve opening a Cleveland-based BrewDog Bar in an as-yet-unannounced location. 
    
    Photo via @BrewDogUSA/Instagram
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25 Essential Cleveland Heights Eateries You Should Have Tried By Now

Spanning from Lee Road to Coventry Village to Cedar Hill, Cleveland Heights has an abundance of neighborhoods with delicious food. One of…

By Scene Staff

 Gigi’s on Fairmount
    3477 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights
    
     This chic and funky wine bar is one of the best decorated joints in town. Their always-changing entrees are offered in addition to a wide array of their signature bruschetta bars, paninis, salads and small plates. We love their brunch as well. 
    
    Photo via @GigisOnFairmount/Instagram
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The 18 Best All-You-Can-Eat Spots in Cleveland

If you prefer to eat all the food in one sitting, these are the perfect spots around town to do so. Whether…

By Scene Staff

Stancato’s
    7380 State Rd., Parma
    
     “Our group of thirteen had a wonderful dining experience at Stancato’s. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We will definitely return and tell our friends all about this awesome restaurant!” Paula P. on Yelp
    
    Photo via @Stancatos/Instagram
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Here's Where to Find the Best French Fries in Cleveland

Who doesn't love a good french fry? Well, these 20 Northeast Ohio places go above and beyond when it comes to making…

By Scene Staff

 Melt
    Multiple Locations
    
     Known for their grilled cheese sandwiches as big as your head, the fries shouldn’t be forgotten. While the regular fries are great on their own, if you want to take it to the next level check out the Hangover Fries — fresh hand-cut fries served with seared pork belly, mozzarella cheese curd, rich gravy, fried sunny up egg and scallions.
    
    Photo via @MeltBarGrilled/Instagram
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The 20 Most Beautiful Restaurants in Cleveland

Looking for the perfect night on the town with your loved one? These 20 restaurants and bars that serve food are the…

By Scene Staff

 The Marble Room
    623 Euclid Ave.
    
     Newly opened in the old National City Bank building, it’d be hard to find a more beautiful restaurant in town then the swanky Marble Room. The name says it all  — the beautiful marble columns and intricately designed molding is absolutely stunning. The immaculately preserved interior boasts 40-foot ceilings, weighty columns, ornate chandeliers and storybook staircases.
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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25 Cuyahoga County Restaurants Worth Leaving The City For

While we often focus on Cleveland's thriving restaurant scene, that focus is often on the cool spots in downtown, Tremont, Ohio City…

By Scene Staff

 Geraci’s Restaurant
    2266 Warrensville Center Rd., University Heights
    
     The thick-cut pepperoni (we recommend ordering double-pepperoni) on their pizzas are the stars of the show at this mom and pop Italian restaurant that’s been a family business for over 60 years. Don’t let that stop you from exploring the rest of the traditional Italian menu, with other staples like spaghetti and homemade meat sauce and eggplant parmesan.
    
    Photo via Geraci’s Restaurant/Facebook
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The Best Things We Ate in Cleveland in 2017

Unfortunately, every meal out is not going to be a homerun. But fortunately, it's the best ones that linger, lodged in the…

By Scene Staff

 Special Combo at Zoma Ethiopian Restaurant
    2240 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
    
     I didn't expect the food at Zoma in Cleveland Heights to have such a positive lasting effect on my soul. In what world does a cuisine comprised largely of humble ingredients like lentils, chickpeas, cabbage and potatoes rise to such heights? Where else would a diner put up with eating food sans silverware from the same plate as their tablemates? Show me a place where the bread is spongy, cold and ever-so funky and I'll show you a place destined for failure. That is, unless it's an Ethiopian place called Zoma.
    
    Photo by Barney Taxel
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20 of the Most Beautiful Bars in Cleveland

Sometimes a person wants to have a drink at a hole in the wall. Other times, you want to go as fancy…

By Scene Staff

 The Foundation Room at the House of Blues
    308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
    
     Whether it’s before or after a show or just on any night you want to get a drink in a quiet place, you should check out the Foundation Room at the House of Blues - but make sure you know someone who’s a member in order to get in. This funkily-designed bar makes you feel like you’re somewhere in the far East, with Persian rugs and Indian designs giving the place a very relaxing feel.
    
    Photo via Foundation Room/Yelp
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The 10 Sandwiches that Define Cleveland

Meaty? Check. Hearty? Definitely. Delicious? Duh. That's what we're searching for when looking for a delicious sandwich, and one that tastes like…

By Scene Staff

 Corned Beef From Slyman’s
    3106 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland
    
     16 tons and what do you get? The best corned beef sandwich without going into debt. They still slice every sandwich to order, and every sandwich still towers above much of the competition. 
    
    Photo via @P.M.Anthony/Instagram
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12 New Cleveland Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now

The restaurant and brewery scene in Cleveland is as big and tasty as ever. Here are 12 places, opened since December 2016,…

By Scene Staff

Barrio Tacos in Cedar-Fairmount
    2466 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, (216) 862-3498
    Most Clevelanders have probably tried Barrio Tacos at some point, but not everyone may have gotten around to the recently-opened Cleveland Heights location. The 4,200-square-foot space was completely gutted, walls were removed and floors raised to create an open and lively barroom atmosphere. Not something you’ll want to miss.
    Photo via barrio_Cleveland/Instagram
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24 Restaurants Just Opened or Coming Soon in Northeast Ohio

In case you thought Cleveland didn't have enough options for good eats around town, here's the latest batch of bars and restaurants…

By Scene Staff

24 Restaurants Just Opened or Coming Soon in Northeast Ohio
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The 10 Best Restaurants in Cleveland, According to Yelp

Everyone's entitled to their own opinions about Yelp, the online forum for crowd-sourced reviews, but whatever your stance, it's always interesting to…

By Scene Staff

10. Superior Pho - 3030 Superior Ave.
    Rating:4.5 stars
    Reviews: 376
    Featured review: "Wonderful pho with perfect broth, a bahn mi on incredible bread with a hard crusty crunch."
    (Photo via Jason W., Yelp)
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9 Cleveland Restaurants for When You're Alone and Single

. Just because you're single doesn't mean you can't enjoy a nice meal out. In fact, being alone can have more upsides…

By Scene Staff

The Butcher and the Brewer
    If there was ever a reason to enjoy dining alone, the Butcher and the Brewer is it. The market-slash-brewery-slash-restaurant offers a lot visually. With its industrial-style decor and its in-restaurant 10-barrel brewery, the downtown eatery has a lot to look at. Sit back and watch the bustle of East 4th with a beer in hand while chowing down on some seriously delicious grub. And don't even think about sharing. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @cleblonde)
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10 Restaurants Worth Driving to From Cleveland

Cleveland is home to a booming restaurant scene, but sometimes its nice to hit the road and try something new. All of…

By Scene Staff

Berardi’s Family Kitchen - Sandusky 
    
    
    This family-owned diner serves up some of the best food in the Sandusky area. From their award-winning desserts to their tasty breakfast menu, this is great place to stop on your way to Marblehead. Located at 1019 West Perkins Ave. in Sandusky, this cozy restaurant is the real deal (photo courtesy of Berardi’s Family Kitchen’s Facebook page).
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13 Shuttered Cleveland Restaurants That We Sorely Miss

Cleveland's food renaissance has redefined the local food scene. From family owned diners to hipster-hangouts in Ohio City, local restaurants are booming.…

By Scene Staff

Brennan's Colony - Two years after the deadly shooting that took the life of its owner, Brennan's shut its doors this past summer.
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13 Restaurants in Cleveland to Get Your Mexican Fix

A craving for carnitas can strike at any moment, especially after a few cervezas with your pals. Lucky for us, Cleveland is…

By Scene Staff

Luchita's - 
    From the outside, Luchita's looks like nothing more than a corner bar in a working-class neighborhood. But inside, some of the city's best Mexican cooking is taking shape. It is in the authentic Mexican specialties that the kitchen really shines. Dishes are delicious, well prepared, and unlike any fast-food fare.
    3456 W. 117th St., 216-252-1169. $$-$$$ (Photo via Luchita's, Facebook)
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