Thanks and I agree with you on all those suggestions. Having grown up in Cleveland I have to say it’s overall a pretty mediocre food town, but it has some bright spots that can compete with any other city.
The new pedestrian area on East 4th
street has some great restaurants, as does the neighborhood of Tremont.
A few more ‘uniquely Cleveland’ spots that are worth a look are below. I’ve added the addresses, thanks for the suggestion – although it would be much easier if the webmaster would simply allow us to post URLs (jah jah I know people will also post spam but this policy caters to people who abuse the site at the expense of those wishing to post useful content and the users). Slymans
, 3106 St.Clair Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 216. 621.3760
Famous for monster corned beef sandwiches, only open for lunch and breakfast and there is a huge line that starts well before noon most days. Best to order in the local lingo, a ‘smurf’ is a corned beef on kosher rye with swiss cheese and a swipe of mustard. Plan on leftovers no matter how big your appetite is!
Also in Tremont, a few minutes from Solkolowski’s is South Side
- 2207 West 11th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113, United States, (216) 937-2288
They have my favorite sandwich in Cleveland, an open faced Chorizo meatloaf on sourdough. They also have killer onion rings and a really good chili with bison and black beans. Tommys
1824 Coventry Road Cleveland Heights
, OH 44118. 216-321-7757
Always winning awards for best cheap eats, a place where you can meet real hippies and have a large variety of foods from grilled cheese and meat pies to vegan and Mediterranean. Tommy’s is famous for its milkshakes including my favorite, the homemade peanut butter shake.
If you go, don’t miss Big Fun right next door – it’s a trip back to all the toys you loved when you were a kid whenever you grew up. Also a word of warning – Cleveland Heights is filled with dastardly speed traps (many right where roads change from 35 to 25mph) and parking tickets are issued 10 seconds after the meters expire. Have lots of quarters and don’t speed or you will meet their police.