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6710 Smith Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130-2656
216-267-0005
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8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 4
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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
Great Sports Bar

We were in the area when our son was catching a plane back home and chanced onto Rivals. Friendly service, good food (more than just the usual sports bar selection) and a great beer selection (30 drafts to choose from).

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Alliance, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went after an Indians game with friends, total of 6. We had outside seating on a perfect night. The blackened salmon was the best I have ever had, cooked perfectly and quite a large portion. The salad was fresh, the sides hot but not overcooked. Everyone raved about the quality of the meals. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Awesome food beer and breakfast. My favorite local hangout. Visit here at least once a week, and keep coming back for more. Highly recommended for travelers nearby. Mention you're staying at a local hotel and receive a discount.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were in the area when our son was catching a plane back home and chanced onto Rivals. Friendly service, good food (more than just the usual sports bar selection) and a great beer selection (30 drafts to choose from).

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Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Rivals is the go-to place for our family on Friday nights! We take our kids (11) (9) for burgers and chips (they love the chip dipping sauce) and sometime head back later in the evenings for drinks. The food is comparable to any of the other chain restaurants and they have great burgers! I highly recommend Rivals.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had a great steak, prepared to perfection. Appetizer was solid, although small portion for the crabby. Good beer selection on draft and in the bottle. Great place to watch the big game...TV's were well placed. Patio looked really nice, but it was too nippy to sit outside. I highly recommend this place...service was sold as well.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

One of the Best patio/outside seating areas in the suburbs. Feels like Florida on a sunny day. Nice place to stop for a burger.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

For wings, ribs, burgers and fries...this is our spot. We carry out a lot from Rivals. Their breakfast is fair. Their fries are the best. Get an extra order of them, it's well worth it.

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Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

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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Additional Information about Rivals Sports Grille

Address: 6710 Smith Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130-2656
Phone Number: 216-267-0005
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Middleburg Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 am

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6710 Smith Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130-2656
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Middleburg Heights
  • Phone Number: 216-267-0005
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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