For the first time visitor, here’s a quick list of the best restaurants in Cleveland, OH.  Cleveland is now well known for their fine dining, with great restaurants in Cleveland and its surrounding suburbs.  The Cleveland dining scene is quickly becoming a destination for foodies and star chefs.

All the following are within 30 minutes of downtown Cleveland.

Best Cleveland Restaurants

6 Cleveland restaurants you'll enjoy

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Cowell & Hubbard

1305 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44115


Newest of the Zack Bruell restaurants in Cleveland, this is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner, conveniently located next to Playhouse Square.  Wide choice of contemporary cuisine – fine dining at a reasonable price.


Lola Bistro

2058 East 4th Street

Cleveland, Ohio


This is Iron Chef, Michael Symon’s downtown location across from the Q Arena, the Horseshoe Casino and just a five-minute walk from Public Square.  Huge wine selection and award winning American cuisine.

Pier W

12700 Lake Avenue

Lakewood, Ohio 44107


Probably the best view of the Cleveland skyline is only the first reason to dine at Pier W. Their seafood is always amazing and they offer a nice range of non-seafood dishes to please all diners.


Mama Santa’s

12305 Mayfield Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44106


Award winning Sicilian cooking from this family run institution (since 1961) in Little Italy.  I had their fresh fish (pike) and it was the best I’ve ever had anywhere. Check out there pasta and pizza as well.

Bahama Breeze

3900 Orange Place

Orange Village, Ohio 44122


If you find yourself on the East side, you’ve gotta try Bahama Breeze for the best selection of Caribbean drinks, appetizers and entrees this side of the islands themselves.  Fun, attractive interior with an equally upbeat wait staff.


Don’s Pomeroy House

13664 Pearl Road

Strongsville, Ohio 44136


Beautifully restored, this mid-19th century mansion features elegant dining in the Study, the Parlor or the Library. Downstairs you’ll find the more casual Pub or try the Patio for al fresco dining during the summer. Famous for their Angus beef, everything is excellent at this Strongsville Landmark.

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