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8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6319 (Clifton)
216-961-6700
Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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FOR THE BEST SEAFOOD IN CLEVELAND: Go during the week for the second sitting (7:00). That gives you about three hours to enjoy their incredible menu. No rush and the sign of a first class joint: no vacuuming until the last guest leaves. Had mussels, escargot, romaine salad, fresh perch in corn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
paul7500
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

FOR THE BEST SEAFOOD IN CLEVELAND: Go during the week for the second sitting (7:00). That gives you about three hours to enjoy their incredible menu. No rush and the sign of a first class joint: no vacuuming until the last guest leaves. Had mussels, escargot, romaine salad, fresh perch in corn meal, veal oscar, and bread pudding for desert.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We have been eating at Don's for 35 years, we eat here several times a year. The service is always top notch, the restaurant itself is beautiful and the building impressive. And the food? Some of the best seafood we have eaten in Cleveland. You can depend on Don's always for a great meal.

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Located at the end of the shoreway leaving downtown, just a 5 minute ride west of downtown. A Cleveland Legend - Freshest Seafood - Specials everyday - Mon. - Friday 1/2 price appetizers from 4:30pm to 6:30pm regulare $12 only $6. I get the crab cakes and mussels - real crab cakes no breading. It's all good here. Nice atmosphere... More 

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dallas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is one of those restaurants I have known about for a long time but never visited for no good reason. We went there for our annual family Christmas dinner. I was very surprised at the high quality of the facility, service and food. It was a very good value. The bread, for example, was one of the best I've... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Food is great, well presented and they have great prices during Happy Hour. We ordered Lobster Bisque, calamari and a margarita flat bread to share. The atmosphere is nice, you can see Lake Erie with a bit of the sunset glowing in the window. Also, there is a "patio" that trtches over the lake where you can look down into... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Don's Lighthouse is an iconic building that has had a restaurant in it for over 100 years. About 15 years ago its interior was redesigned from one large, high-ceilinged dining room to a U-shaped, low-ceilinged room with much of the kitchen and bar in the middle. Thus, only a small portion of the restaurant retains the original restaurant's famous high... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

wonderful food, great service, great selection of items on the menu. Suit and tie not required. Dress would be business casual.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A friend took me here for dinner and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. The lounge has 1/2 priced appetizers on week nights which was not only a great bargain, but were delicious. We were placed in a booth with a screaming toddler behind us and the waitress promptly moved us to a quieter part of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been here before and asked to be taken back for my birthday. I was not disappointed! Our server was great! She was able to help me with a wine decision and it was a good one! I had the Chilean Sea Bass and my husband had the Tuna. Both were so good! I have an allergy so I... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have wanted to go here for maybe 15+years. I knew it would be a little more as far as cost. With that being said I kinda expected more. Our server did ok but ok should be for an ave. place. If your going to charge as much you would maybe expect better service. The food was good but not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6319
    (Clifton)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 216-961-6700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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