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Rivals Sports Grille

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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
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
bankscottage
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Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We eat here 1 to 2 times a week and are never disappointed in the food or service. They change their menu seasonally, so there is always something new to try. Salmon and tilapia are excellent. We enjoy the patio seating the most. If you are in the area you must stop by.

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Thank Don K
Decatur, Michigan
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place was excellent. There was an insert in our hotel directory so we gave it a shot and were very pleased. The food was great and the waitstaff of very friendly and helpful. They gave us a 10% discount for mentioning the hotel insert. Not sure if we will get this way again but if we do we will... More 

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Thank warrior6020
Alliance, Ohio
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank DavidNaboland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank PaulPries
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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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Thank bankscottage
Strongsville, Ohio
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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Thank barryaweb
Youngstown, Ohio
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank hvbohio
Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Mary B
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank aidaca
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Celeste K

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?