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Grumpy's Cafe

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2621 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113-4408
+1 216-241-5025
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just one of those special places in Cleveland-not sure why but it is. The food is good and I love walking in seeing what art they have on the walls b/c it changes all the time. They are open odd hours so check before you go and they get really packed on weekends and holidays. It's not my favorite... More 

Thank Julie K
Louisville, Kentucky
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with how many quality items they had on the menu. I think there is something for just about everyone. Make sure to come early.

Thank clay s
GrumpysCafe, Owner at Grumpy's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Clay! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and our menu. Hopefully see you again soon! More 

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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to go in for early lunch. It was packed, but no wait to tiny table. The chicken salad should be called onion salad. It was a very loose mixture of 70% onion, 25% celery and 5% chicken, if even that much. Not sure if any mayo was used to bind it into a salad mixture. The wheat bread was... More 

Thank carol9580
GrumpysCafe, Owner at Grumpy's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much Carol for visiting! I'm glad your husband enjoyed our corned beef hash omelet. Our Chicken Salad does have a good amount of onion in it- but if it was too much we could have always made you a new batch! We also have food runners to get your food out to you quickly. Also- there are 5... More 

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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Pulled into large crowded parking lot and thought we were in for a big wait.But no wait .Large amount of seating and sat right away.This place is way too cool,eceltic with mismatched chairs and art. We sat by the Leg Lamp from Xmas story.Wait staff are hippy cool and eager to wait on you.Menu has great and unique menu and... More 

Thank Angela H
Milpitas, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Had to search for a breakfast place last week from my phone on the way to the airport and Grumpy's came up with good ratings. So glad we decided to stop in! Getting there late morning on a Friday we were able to be seated right away although I can see probably usually would need to wait. The place smelled... More 

1 Thank Christyinca
GrumpysCafe, Owner at Grumpy's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for the kind words and finding us! It's so great to hear our food and staff made you want to come back :) Leia will definitely be hearing about this one! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Had to wait 40 minutes but it was well worth it. We all orders different breakfast items from omelets to biscuits and gravy to pancakes and everything was delicious. The pumpkin pancake was a little different with what appeared to be shredded raw pumpkin instead of mashed pumpkin. Cute, friendly atmosphere with great service! Definitely recommend!

Thank Joan W
GrumpysCafe, Owner at Grumpy's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review!! Glad you visited! One correction- our pumpkin pancakes are made with pureed pumpkin but our sweet potato pancakes and regular potato pancakes are made with the shredded potatoes- grilled then finished in the oven. Cheers to brunch :) More 

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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Grumpy's Cafe has a nice selection of upscale breakfast options at a fair price, $7-13, that are filling. Good neighborhood setting and appealing to a wide range of customers. We were stuffed for our trip back to Columbus, OH.

Thank 1Erick1
GrumpysCafe, Owner at Grumpy's Cafe, responded to this review

Full bellies are our mission! Glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We grabbed breakfast at Grumpy's during our first visit to Cleveland. We thoroughly enjoyed it - great food, kind/helpful wait staff, and fun decor (in a great, funky neighborhood). Everything we had was really good but I can't recommend the pumpkin spice pancakes enough - wow! The restaurant was also easy to get to from downtown. Can't wait to return.

Thank Texas_Traveler71
GrumpysCafe, Owner at Grumpy's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much!!! SO kind. Pumpkin pancakes are our favorite too :) Happy travels- see you on the next visit! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place when we were in Cle for a quick 24 hours. We knew they had to be popular because the wait was 45 minutes on Saturday morning around 11am, but it was so worth the wait. I got chocolate chip pancakes that I often think about driving the four hours back to Cleveland... More 

Thank Molly D
GrumpysCafe, Owner at Grumpy's Cafe, responded to this review

Wow!! So grateful for such a nice review. Thank you for making my mouth water thinking about our chocolate chip pancakes... I might have to order them for lunch! Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again :) More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately they lived up to the name. Passed on three different times as I tried to order takeout for a friend in a nearby hospital. Because I knew the food was good, I suggested I get her some breakfast from this place that everyone raves about. And in the end, yes...the food was good. But the ATTITUDES of the 3... More 

Thank Kellwill04
GrumpysCafe, Owner at Grumpy's Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there Kellwill04- I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate phone call trying to place an order for take out. Sunday is our busiest day and answering the phone can get overwhelming sometimes! We are trying our best to help everyone that calls and walks into our restaurant. I'm glad you enjoyed the food though! I assure you that your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2621 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113-4408
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-241-5025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?