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Café
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“A bit more upscale than a typical diner and has a loyal following (was on Diners Drive Ins and Drives and that's all it needed to be on every tourists "to do list". Not much flexibility on menu in terms of asking for substitutions or even having an item taken out of a dish, so if you are lactose intolerant or gluten free etc. may be more challenging. Busy on weekends, but honestly I can never figure out when they start serving food on weekdays (last time I was there they said only coffee and prepared foods (muffins, etc.) until 9 am (who doesn't eat breakfast on a workday until 9 am?)”
16local recommendations
Gastropub
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“All kinds of things to do, as well as good food, located on the East bank of the river.”
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Pizza Place
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“pizza go-to in lakewood - wins "The Best of Cleveland" awards all the time!”
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Café
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“Stone Oven has excellent sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh baked breads and cookies and great coffee. I highly recommend for when you just want something simple, fast and fresh tasting. They also have wifi. ”
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Bakery
“Best French bakery. Get there early - there's always a line up and they usually sell out.”
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Meal Takeaway
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“ unique to Cleveland, this place serves you a classic grilled cheese sandwich with a twist. Try the meatloaf grilled cheese sandwich, one of my favorites.”
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New American Restaurant
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“Michael Symon's New American eatery. Located in the popular East 4th Street entertainment district.”
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Bar
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“Owner Sherman is great guy, this place has part restaurant/part bar vibe with lots of tvs behind long bar tuned into sports of every kind, big outdoor patio for summertime. Very affordable and amazingly fresh and good, all made from scratch every day”
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Diner
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“Kathy Owad created this neighborhood diner and now the 2nd generation of family & friends running this popular place (Sat/Sun there will be 25 ppl waiting outside on sidewalk for a table). In a classic "could only happen in Tremont", when Grumpy's original location burned down on Literary just after we moved into Tremont (early 2000's) all the other restaurant owners had a fundraiser to put her back in business. That's how beloved this place is.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“The best place for upscale romantic dinners. The chef is serious and the decor is awesome.”
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Café
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“Really good, all-vegetarian, locally-sourced food and pretty lattes! A great third place to work for the day and immerse yourself in the artistic side of Lakewood.”
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Restaurant
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“This place has it all - amazing tacos, late night food, brunch and MARGS! :) ”
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Thai Restaurant
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“Do you like Thai food? if the answer is yes this is the place to visit, their food is excellent and the restaurant itself is very cozy and everyone is so friendly, to get there you can take an Uber, cab or walking it takes 20-25minutes.”
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Bar
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“Crop Bistro is the most elegant restaurant and brunch place in the area, their food and drink selection is excellent. It's only two block away in walking distance.”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Order tacos like you would order sushi. Fun atmosphere with amazing margaritas!”
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Bar
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“This is an institution! Most established Polish restaurant in Cleveland. It's casual buffet style. The building is historic and overlooks the Cuyahoga River. Great for families.”
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