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Jim's Open Kitchen

33779 Aurora Rd, Solon, OH 44139-3709
440-349-1678
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Ranked #2 of 49 restaurants in Solon
Cuisines: American
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- Jun 10, 2014
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English first
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We ate breakfast on a Friday morning around 10 am, and they were still packed. We sat at the counter and tried to order our food with our drinks, but they do not do that. You have to wait to order your food until just before they are ready to make it. We were in a bit of rush, but... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you love watching a short order chef, and food from the 50' & 60's This is the place. There's nothing fance, and bring cash but you are in for a treat. Try the Herb Walker? for a great breakfast.

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Kirtland, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I have been going to Jim's Open Kitchen restaurant since 1979 and have eaten at many competitors Jim's has the best taste most consistent food with a very friendly atmosphere. It is what you'd expect from a small diner style restaurant and more. I usually get "Jack's special" which is two eggs prepared your way, delicious home fries, your choice... More

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Bentleville
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Best breakfast and lunch diner on earth! I'm 54 and have never consistently eaten better fresh prepared food out.

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PORT CLINTON
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I grew up in Aurora and passed this place daily, without really knowing about it. I live in Northwest Ohio now, and my Husband and I recently ate at Jim's Open Kitchen upon the advice of my brother, who has not eaten there yet either. There was a wait on a Sunday morning in December for a table, but not... More

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Chagrin Falls
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This place has been in business a long time. Even though I've lived in the area my whole live, today was the first time I tried it. It's a dive. Not much to look at. That's ok as long as the food is good. The problem that I had with it was that I thought the food was very bland.... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is the place for a good ole fashion diner breakfast. Once you get a booth (space is very limited) service is lightning fast. All the breakfast classics. Pancakes and waffles to die for. Inexpensive. All made from scratch behind the counter. Fresh is the word. Nothing sitting arond here. Cooked to order. Friendly service too.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The model for the greasy spoon that all other copy. Established in the 1950's, this place has the open grill concept with the cooks making meals right in the dining room behind the counter. Always excellent and never a sense of faking it with the decor. I love the servers, who seem to always remember me even when visits are... More

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Love the atmosphere! Friendly people. Great food and efficient service. Certain times of morning it gets crowded, but line moves fairly quickly.

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Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

I've been trying to get here and find out what the big deal is for years. I finally made it and it's a throwback to a different era. A very small restaurant that is a diner from the '50's. I sat at the counter and the service was great. The servers yell the orders to the cook, who is right... More

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