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Brennans Colony

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American, Contemporary
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2299 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
216-371-1010
Today
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Let's be honest, I love this place

Having been born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Brennans Colony is a must whenever I return to visit family. The food is just plain good, home-made, with a lot of variety available. We were a group of 4 on a weeknight, so we were seated quickly. I ordered one of the specials, Chicken Parmesan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Having been born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Brennans Colony is a must whenever I return to visit family. The food is just plain good, home-made, with a lot of variety available. We were a group of 4 on a weeknight, so we were seated quickly. I ordered one of the specials, Chicken Parmesan, with a house salad to start.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

After the tragedy of the owner being murdered it's changed. Bad attitudes..maybe it's an overall sadness but it's coming out as rudeness. Work to hard to be treated like dirt & eat over priced over cooked bar food.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

First, I would say that their service is terible. I sat down at the bar and the bartender said, "can I help you?" in a very puzzled way (what are you doing here kind of attitude). Long story short the stupid bartender put my food in a box and bag, threw it down on the bar with a receipt and... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Food isn't even warm when served. The staff is a bunch of kids with no formal training in how to work a restaurant. The only food good enough is the burgers, fries, and onion rings, they should stick to that, and that's only a step above McDonald's. They want to be more than they are capable of because staff is... More 

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My family and I have been regulars at the Colony for nearly 20 years. We've loved it for the bar menu as well as the fancier food, the outdoor patio, the good service. In the past year or two both the food and the service have suffered. This is such a great neighborhood hangout that I want it to stay... More 

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Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Food is great, as for service... The servers don't even know what's on the menu. How can you wait on customers when you don't even know what's on the menu. Very poor, servers need a lot more training...

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

JB and Rich run a wonderful restaurant - great for a dinner out alone, with a date, or even a big group. Also, great for families! Food is delicious and now they offer gluten free beer! It's not just "bar fare" either. There are healthy options and specials. Wonderful outdoor patio for the summer is a bonus. It's a place... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have been to Brennan's on many occasions, and always have a great meal. It feels like two different restaurants: inside the atmosphere is rather dark and sports barish....with casual booths and a lively bar crowd. Outside there's another bar with the current game on several flat screens, but the lovely former garage/driveway turned bar/patio is a cozy neighborhood cafe.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Great place for a beer or a drink. Excellent burgers and sandwiches. Surprisingly good entrees for those who want a real meal. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

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cleveland, ohio
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138 reviews 138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

This is a local bar in Cleveland Heights but it is also a consistently good restaurant. When I go here I usually have one of the salads and they are always delish! Last time I had the salmon salad, which usually comes with a spinach base but I asked them to switch to romaine for me, and it was really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2299 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland Heights
  • Phone Number: 216-371-1010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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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?