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“Amazing Food, Great Service, all Around Great Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Don's Lighthouse

Don's Lighthouse
8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6319
216-961-6700
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Ranked #64 of 1,684 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Clifton
Burlington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Amazing Food, Great Service, all Around Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We went to dinner here with my husband's parents while they were visiting. We enjoyed it and thought the food was the best we have had. I had the Chilean Sea Bass, the guys had steaks, and we samples the soups and salads. The service was outstanding- our server was always available but also gave us time to enjoy dinner without checking on us too much. We tried several desserts and they were all great as well. We will definitely go back and will recommend this place to others.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Half price appetizers 430pm to 630pm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Freshest seafood in Cleveland - just 5 minutes west of downtown at the end of the shoreway heading west....daily specials...the best value 1/2 price appetizers Monday - Friday I get the crab cakes and mussles...real crab meat 2 crab cakes $6 and mussules $6 - Good steak and lobster...Has been around a long time...great value...Cleveland Tommy loves this place...I watch sports at the bar - very good service - reasonable prices...can meet a nice lady at the bar...enjoying her after work drink...

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Will go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have not been to this restaurant in probably 15 years. The scallops were excellent; the Bistro salad was fresh and light. We ordered off of the early menu and were delighted with the choices. My only grip is that the tables were very close together and we overheard every conversation around us.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anaheim, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“A Cleveland Landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Since I no longer reside in Cleveland, it's been years since I've been to this true Cleveland Landmark. Time has treated Don's very well. Nothing reveals it's age, everything is well kept.
I attended a lunch group with a total of 25 women. As the food came out the ooohs & asaahs began. Presentation of every dish was lovely & the service was great!
My mom & I both began with the very yummy French Onion Soup.
I then ordered the salmon BLT which was excellent & I was pleasantly surprised at the portion size of the salmon. 25 women were happy--that alone says a lot!

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Medina, OH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Seafood Selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Don's has a great selection of seafood and steaks. My husband had the cod which was "melt in your mouth" -- I enjoyed the scallops, they did not disappoint, as well as the beet and arugula salad! The service was exceptional as well! The restaurant has a very classy "nautical" feel to it. It's close to downtown Cleveland - great place to go before a downtown event!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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