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Rivals Sports Grille

6710 Smith Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130-2656
216-267-0005
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- Aug 14, 2014
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Ashland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

First time to eat here. It was okay & what I expected. It had the feel of a local hang out, like some of the older BW3's. I thought the food was average (looked like a lot of frozen food used). The waitress was pleasant but not overly attentive. The furniture was dated and it was fairly dark inside. It... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Dined here twice...used to come here all the time when it was Instant Replay and I lived in Middleburg. I always had heard that the food here is great and I have to say it is. The fish and chips were great. The fish had great flavor and was fried to a perfect golden brown and crispy, not soggy like... More

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