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Don's Lighthouse

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8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6319 (Clifton)
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 35
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous Food!

We have been going to Don's Lighthouse for many years and have never been disappointed. We were there in November and it was just wonderful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
cathy b
Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been going to Don's Lighthouse for many years and have never been disappointed. We were there in November and it was just wonderful!

Thank cathy b
Strongsville, Ohio
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306 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We've dined at the sister restaurant (Don's Pomeroy House in Strongsville) many times before. We thought we'd try the Lighthouse for a change. Our food was very good, just not great. Thus 4 stars rather than 5. The menu is similar to Pomeroy House on several items, however I prefer the seafood offerings of Pomeroy. Service was excellent! Abbie did... More 

Thank Will H
Lakewood, Ohio
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My wife and I were supposed to go to a wedding but because of severely bad traffic made a decision to make it a date night. We went here for dinner and they certainly did not disappoint. AWESOME food and AWESOME service. Highly recommend you check it out especially if you are from out of town. Very close to downtown... More 

Thank jorz
Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

After a lovely evening at the casino my husband and I decided to have dinner at Don's. We were seated around 930 in the dining room. We enjoyed absolutely wonderful service but the food was just OK. I ordered the scallops and asked to substitute lobster whipped potatoes for the cauliflower purée. My meal arrived with Risotto. . When our... More 

Thank tome4OH
Willoughby, Ohio
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Dined with a group and all agreed that the calamari, mussels. and French onion soup were the best anywhere in Cleveland.

Thank Sandra T
Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

With all of the unique and awesome food in Cleveland that I've experienced, Don's Lighthouse is far from innovative. Some friends and family stopped in here to get some good food in our system before we ventured off to a concert, but we felt the mediocre food was not worth the prices. I might be a little biased because our... More 

Thank Alecia-n-Devin
Cleveland Heights
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Food is always wonderful at Don’s Lighthouse. I always get the filet and it is cooked to perfection.

Thank Denise M
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Don's Lighthouse Grill is a wonderful restaurant! I've had early dinner there twice in 2 years, seated in the bar area, and will definitely be there the next time I travel to Cleveland, Ohio. Located on Lake Avenue in the near west side of Cleveland, Don's is a friendly, comfortable place to eat outstanding seafood, steaks, and salads but check... More 

Thank DeePlantation
Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank paul7500
Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Thank Joni L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6319
  • 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
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?