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Rivals Sports Grille

6710 Smith Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130-2656
216-267-0005
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Most patios at Restaurants in Ohio are for smoking customers but Rivals did it right. Non smoking and smoking patios. Separated enough so both groups can enjoy the outdoors in the summer. We enjoy a burger and beer on the patio in the good weather. Good food and good service for our group.

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Ohio
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64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We sat at a table in the bar area and the service was great. The beer selection was great, lots of different choices ranking from your standard favorites to some pretty cool craft beers. The food however, did not fare as well. I ordered a burger medium with a fried egg (a rare treat but yummy). The burger was well... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Rival's is one of my favorites. Nice indoor atmosphere, awesome outdoor patios. 2 inside bars,and one outside. Plenty of micro brews on draft and even more in bottles, lots of drink specials. Clean family friendly atmosphere, with televisions everywhere making watching the game an easy endeavor. Food is excellent...this place is even open for one of the best breakfasts in... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Called in for take out and was told they were having a special on wings. . .50cents /wing. Agreed to 10 wings. I get to the place and charged full price. I inquired and was told by bar tender that special was not for take out. .really? Did not honor the special price. STAY AWAY...YOU JUST LOST A CUSTOMER.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is my second review of Rivals - this time was much better than previously so I thought I should write again. I went with colleagues for lunch and had an excellent burger which was served with a large portion of hot and tasty fries. Everyone in our party praised their food and the service was pleasant and prompt. Couldn't... More

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Brunswick
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16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This was first visit for us. Husband got the Perch dinner and it was not fishy tasting and no fishy smell. He also was able to switch out the cole slaw for Grilled garlic Spinach. My husband is a regular fish eater and he thought the fish was very good. I had the half slab ribs which I substituted grilled... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I went here to meet some friends for a drink and some food. The place was packed . I ordered multiple items on the menu to share with the group. IE potato skins, fries , crabby, blt, cheese sticks, I rated the place a 3 based on the food I ordered. I was disapointed because all of the food I... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Went for a group late lunch/early dinner - my burger was reasonably good, the fries were undercooked. Others in the group said that the Lake Erie perch was overdone. I quite liked the decor, it had a warmer feel than many sports bars, which are usually very dull. A good range of different beers is available. Our servers were pleasant... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

the atmosphere is terrible it is not a sports bar. to me its run like a library where you have to be very very quiet. if I want to be quiet I will go to a library but if I want to cheer I will go to a sports bar but certainly not this one.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

With the name Rivals, one would think they cater to all sports teams, not just local teams, yet they are a Browns Backers location... isn't that ironic? Owners Nick and John are sell-out ex-Steelers fans. Perhaps change the name to "Turncoats" or "Homers". If you root for Browns, Indians, Cavs or Ohio State, have at it, otherwise go elsewhere, you're... More

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