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Don's Lighthouse

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8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6319 (Clifton)
+1 216-961-6700
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Cleveland, Ohio
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121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I dined at Don's with friends yesterday. It was quiet (MLK day). ambience is good, service was very good or better. my salmon dish was done exactly as ordered and very tasty.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to give this restaurant a try as I was visiting Cleveland for my birthday and craving french onion soup. The soup was delicious as was my surf and turf dinner. Others in my party had the prime rib special which I had to try and it was delicious as well. Overall I would definitely visit this establishment again if... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I have been here several times for different occasions, lunch and dinners. Every time I have gone, I have thoroughly enjoyed my meal. My husband and I are not easy to please when it comes to food. I always start with their Wedge Salad. It is served with 1000 Island dressing which I prefer over any kind of blue cheese... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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338 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We dined at the restaurant for the first time in many years while visiting Cleveland for the holidays. We had dined there often in the past. The decor has not changed. It is dimly lighted with a lot of dark wood. It is a nice environment in which to dine. Our expectations were high but we ended up disappointed in... More 

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Richfield, Ohio
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I strive to be a Trip Advisor who gives 5 stars and always positive. Look at my record. We ordered appetizers and salad at the same time. Order should have been placed at the same time. Spouse was served right away and after 15 minutes and eating, server came back to say did not know the salad should have been... More 

Thank Pat D
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238 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful lunch with my mom at Dons Lighthouse. The bread served is fresh, butter with the bread is great. The Salmon BLT was delicious. I really liked the side salad that the BLT came with. It's located right by Edgewater park and I highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Lynn C
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is nice and clean. Low lighting for a romantic evening. Our server Sherrie was very sweet, and attentive. Our drinks were never empty even though she seemed to be the only server on. My steak was mouth watering. I recommend this restaurant to anyone! Superb! !!

Thank Jameson B
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is really an old school restaurant dark ,woody booths all around and a long bar. I consider it to be a west side Cleveland institution The restaurant is generally busy the food is generally good sometimes a bit better than other times Overall it's a good restaurant with very good service Parking is valet and free

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Westport, Connecticut
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We enjoyed a family dinner and it was wonderful for all four of us. The meals were all cooked perfectly and delicious. They have a very good wine menu to choose from and the service was prompt, professional and friendly. It was perfect!

Thank smsmsm
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Visiting Cleveland and found the Lighthouse online. What a fantastic evening. Service was perfect and all recommendations were spot on. Great cocktails, wonderful food. Walleye was delicious. We are foodies, and we will be back when in Cleveland area.

Thank CherylV913

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6319
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-961-6700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?