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Winking Lizard Tavern

6111 Quarry Ln, Independence, OH 44131
(216) 524-2226
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Ranked #5 of 39 restaurants in Independence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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travelsbyrail
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195 reviews 195 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Love the variety of beer - both bottled and on draft. Food was a bit of disappointment - the hamburgers were 'dry' - not juicy at all. Fries were either good or were poor excuses for French fries - very limp. Only condiments on the tables were B-B-Q sauce & catsup - you have to ask for mustard and mayo.... More

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Lapeer, Michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's worth the visit and then some. From the parking attendant to the friendly staff this place stands out in the local area. Always packed to the gills the place has a vibe and is very very popular. What is outstanding is the massive choice of craft beers and local brews. Yes they still sell the kiddie beers but at... More

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Geneseo, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our family of 4 ate here since it was within walking distance of our hotel. It's typical bar food, and we all enjoyed our meals. Our 8 year old loved the Mac and cheese wedges! They have free popcorn to munch on while you are waiting. Although it's a bar, the atmosphere is fine for a family. We were excited... More

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Franklin, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a pretty good group of people and went there to have some food and drinks and watch the World Cup Game when US was playing. Great time had by all. The waitress was excellent, food was good, and the beer selection was fantastic. Very well priced, and great crowd fo a Monday night. This is a fantastic place to... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Due to proximity to our hotel we decided to walk down the hill to the Lizard. In short it is pub food and the tap beer selection is very solid. I had the carribean wings with steak fries. The wings were good, not great and the fries were very good a bit better than most. For an appetizer we had... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband and I recently vacationed in Cleveland to see the Indians sweep the Boston Red Sox (GO TRIBE!), and the Winking Lizard Tavern was right across from our hotel. The first night we got there, we didn't have a lot of time, and we'd heard good things about this place, so, we tried it. Lucky for us, it was... More

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Kansas City
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148 reviews 148 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went here with family and friends for drinks. The Winking Lizard has a great beer menu and an outstanding view of Cleveland's skyline. A very relaxing and enjoyable outing.

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The staff at every Winking Lizard I've been to is extremely nice and the food is absolutely perfect!! I wish I had one of these restaurants in my neighborhood. You won't be dissapointed!!

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

TONS of beers on tap and in bottles like I've never seen. Well almost. I've seen a huge selection before but the Lizard has a GREAT selection from all over the world. Just had some appetizers and drinks but it was a Tues night and the place was hopping for sure. Wait staff was very friendly helpful and attentive. I'll... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The only thing that holds this place back is the parking. The hotel next door ought to just be raised to make room for a parking deck. Food was good. Beers are great. Lively happy hour crowd. And you gotta love the name!

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