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8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6319 (Clifton)
216-961-6700
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Service is always excellent and the food is wonderful.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Denise M
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Cleveland Heights
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Cleveland Heights
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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9 reviews
5 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 

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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 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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
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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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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Additional Information about Don's Lighthouse

Address: 8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6319
Phone Number: 216-961-6700
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?