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Frank Sterle's Slovenian Country House

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1401 E 55th St, Cleveland, OH 44103-1303
216-881-4181
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended by an associate

This place was very busy. It took perhaps 30-45 minutes to get seated. Once seated the service was quick to come. Food was really good. Would return if ever in Cleveland again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Jim H
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Marble Falls, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Berea, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We had been here many years ago and were looking forward to a great meal. Very disappointing. Poor service - she didn't know what alcoholic beverages were available, forgot to bring a second round of one that she asked about twice. The meals were ordinary. Green beans had no flavoring at all. The server reminded us twice about the tip.... More 

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Marble Falls, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place was very busy. It took perhaps 30-45 minutes to get seated. Once seated the service was quick to come. Food was really good. Would return if ever in Cleveland again.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I remember seeing this place when I delivered mail back in the early ‘70s, and a couple of the guys where I worked in the late 80s /early 90s would go there for lunch. There used to be a restaurant across the street called the Hofbrauhaus, pronounced HOFF BROW HOUSE which wasn’t opened at the time I visited Sterle’s but... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had a throughly enjoyable evening here on Polka Night. Everyone in the place was smiling, laughing and totally enjoying themselves. The food was terrific and the atmosphere even better. The portions are crazy huge, enough for another meal. Definitely recommend Sterle's.

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Shaker Heights
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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This restaurant has been here for many years. It is a very unique Cleveland landmark. The food is eastern European, it tastes really good.

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Richmond, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I had a terrible experience here, and we won't be back. The problem seems to be that no one is managing the restaurant to make sure that everything runs smoothly. This has changed since the last time I was here. We had a dinner reservation for 7pm a couple days after Christmas. We waited and waited and... More 

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Sandusky, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is the second time I've been here, but tonight was polka night and it was the best. Food as always is incredible and portions are huge. Chicken paprikash is the best and any schnitzel is a good choice. Our waitress, Josie, rocks! Makes you feel like you are family. Suggest reservations for weekends.

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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Chose to go on Sat night during prime time dinner with no reservation, so we did have a wait of almost an hour- however, the bar is open, you can always have a beer or two while you wait, and watch the music and dancing! I heard some complaining from the people around us also waiting without reservations, but it's... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This used to be a great place. The service is terrible (we asked for our food and the check several times before receiving it and the server was never around to take drink orders), and the food is definitely not as good as it was 5-10 years ago. Too bad

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were set near the piano player, when asked for another seat we were told it's not very loud. LIED! No one came to our table for 20 minutes. Ask for a beer came after salads 20 minutes later. No silverware and when it did come after salads it was plunked on table for us to sort with 2 napkins... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 E 55th St, Cleveland, OH 44103-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 216-881-4181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, European, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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