First, I do have to laugh at the people critizing #1, the location, and #2, the décor. Clearly these people have no appreciation for a family run business that was here long before ritzy new granite everything. Some people, like myself, LOVE retro and vintage. This place is definitely that. In what is clearly a more depressed area of town, this place is still drawing people. How about some props for that?
Okay. I will give them. There is a reason this place is rated #1 on Trip Advisors and haters are always gonna hate.
We arrived at 7 am on a Monday morning as we were leaving our Cleveland trip behind and heading back to Columbus. I was traveling with my Brooklyn born Jewish husband who is forever desperately looking for great deli's in Ohio. He found one.
They were not busy and we sat immediately upon entering. Everyone said hi to us. Almost as if they knew us.
The servers were definitely old school. Probably been there for years. I loved it. They were friendly but brisk. My coffee was never got below half before she was filling it. OLD SCHOOL service people. Appreciate it. (She also gave us some trip suggestions)
The décor is much like it probably was 50 years ago. I am okay with that. I loved it and it was clean.
We ordered breakfast and I could not believe the portions. The pile of corned beef they give you on the side with eggs and hash browns is ridiculous.
Now, my confession. I don't even like corned beef. But I figured while in Rome, you know? And I actually liked this! It was very tender and melted in my mouth. I took half my breakfast home. Husband took half his sandwich home. So for two people with drinks our bill was 28 bucks. And we got FOUR meals from that. In my book, that's a bargain.
Is this the best in Cleveland? Couldn't tell you. Haven't tried many others. Is it pretty damn good? Yep. Over 280 excellent reviews is kinda hard to dispute, no?
As we were checking out other people talked to us too. Asked us where we were from, etc...I truly felt like I was a regular and I only spent an hour there. I WOULD be a regular if I lived anywhere close to this place.
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