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Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

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Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

Hello, my husband and I will be in town for 2 days this month on a business trip, and love to eat where the locals eat. We don't want chain restaurants you can get in every major city. Our favorites are great little holes-in-the-wall where the food is plenty, prices are reasonable, and people are friendly.

We saw on "Best Thing I Ever Ate" the restaurant Sokolowski's University Inn for their pierogies and authentic Polish food. We will definitely stop there. Hubby is Polish.

Love great burgers and diners and home town comfort food. Any food except Indian. I don't like anything with curry.

We will have a car.

Thanks for your guidance.

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1. Re: Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

Sokolowski's for sure. Brunch at Lucky's in Tremont. We have a billion burger places, hard to find a bad one. Parkview Tavern has good bar food. Gravy frites and the very unique chicken wings at Greenhouse Tavern. I think Johnny's Little Bar has the best burgers in town, and all their other food is amazing too.

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2. Re: Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

Michael Symon is native son celebrity chef. Mabel’s bbq is a great choice, non-chain on a cool street.

If you like dives I vote for Slymans downtown—. Gigantic and amazing corn beef, or Happy Dog Lakewood— a bar which serves amazing hot dogs with a million topping choices— very cheap and not gourmet, but fun place.

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3. Re: Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

How could I forget Mia Bella in Little Italy— near the jaw dropping art museum. Feels like Europe if you sit outside and absolutely fantastic food. Unfortunately construction on Mayfield may hurt the atmosphere this summer. For dessert prestis bakery is the universal choice— across the street.

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4. Re: Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

I can put a plug in for Mia Bella's here...our best meal by far in Cleveland!!!

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5. Re: Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

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---Any food except Indian. I don't like anything with curry....

It is like saying "No to Italian..I dont like Pepperoni Pizza"... :) I will just leave it there...

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6. Re: Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

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7. Re: Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

Reverie1947...

Did you come to this forum to CONTRIBUTE or CRITICIZE?

Last I checked, this forum was to help travelers find what that like.

Thanks to all you other posters. Wonderful advice. I have my list ready!

Edited: 22 June 2018, 05:24
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8. Re: Where do the locals eat for good Cleveland homestyle food?

Mary Ellen S

Enjoy Cleveland,

and enjoy Cleveland dining.

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