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3.1 miles from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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PRICE RANGE
$21 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout
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All reviews seafood crab cakes lobster tail steak stuffed mushrooms fingerling potatoes apple pie sampler platter calamari bread wait staff was friendly great place to have dinner great happy hour cooked to perfection nice atmosphere restaurant week birthday dinner
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Reviewed March 2, 2021

We stopped here on the way to Cleveland. Great place to have dinner if you like higher end fare. The calamari and crab cake was very good. We also had the French onion soup which was good. Lobster and scallops were very good too. I...would recommend eating here. For dessert we had the apple pie and blueberry bread pudding, both excellent too.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 26, 2020

restaurant week special, 3 course meal appetizer, 4 choices (lobster for me) dessert. Meal well prepared, but lobster tail small, dry and somewhat tough (overcooked). However, I've eaten here in past, and meals are excellent if a bit pricy.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

Celebrated our Anniversary. Food and overall dining experience was outstanding. Our server Terri was very professional if I could give the overall experience a ten I would. We will most definitely e returning soon!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 19, 2020

We came here on the advice of a friend, “They have the best seafood in Cleveland!” And boy, was he right! We started with a toast to National Daiquiri Day, enjoyed the awesome sourdough bread with whipped herb-butter. We had the Prince Edward Island mussels...and the shrimp for appetizers. Both redefined excellent for us. Our main courses? To heaven and back! The scampi and steak with asparagus and mashed potatoes ruled. The Portuguese Seafood Stew sent my tastebuds to the stratosphere. This place is really regal. The atmosphere is tremendous. And they discount their steaks and lobster on Thursday’s and Sundays so we lucked out. And THANK YOU for the surprise ending: a complimentary serving of apple strudel with ice cream for our anniversary! Wow! We WILL be back!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

When you disclose to a host it's your first at their establishment, you would expect better, not taken all the way to the back booth in the bar area. Maybe it was because we're an interracial couple; white male host, it was obvious he's a...flake. I would have expected better.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

First time at the restaurant and enjoyed celebrating two birthdays there. Particularly liked the bruschetta and escargot appetizers and the Walleye and crab legs, as well as the champagne sorbet.The lobster tail was perhaps just the littlest bit overcooked, but it did not keep me...from enjoying it. The wait staff were very nice. And the place has great atmosphere (but good thing I brought my reading glasses!).More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

We were in town for a procedure at the Cleveland Clinic and friends came to join us. We were looking for a good steak dinner and came across Don’s Lighthouse. The building was very interesting on the outside and very warm and cozy on the...inside. All four of us ordered filet mignon and the guys got the lobster tails as well. All of the steaks were cooked to perfection and tender. The lobster tails were also cooked just right. We would recommend Don’s over some of the higher priced steakhouses anyday.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Nice Atmosphere. Wait staff was friendly. All items were more expensive than expected. Good: - Manhattan Chowder (but a very small serving) - Portuguese Stew - Caesar Salad - Stuffed Mushrooms - Bread Not Good: - Nantucket Lightship Scallops (very bland tasting. We didn’t finish...this) - Chicken Noodle Soup (very bland and was not finished) For what we paid, we expected significantly better tasting dishes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

We had an excellent experience. Family of 5 out for a special holiday meal. Menu included an interesting variety of options. Everything was delicious and presented well. Service was very attentive and pleasant (thanks Norm).

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 23, 2019

After all these years Don's is still the place to go for excellent seafood and steaks along with an extensive selection of wines including their very good house white and red. Service is great, portions are generous and the food arrives warm. The warm bread...they serve is very nice. Their filet mignon and lobster is definitely one of the best dishes. The lobster is accompanied with heated butter (over a flame). Definitely the place to go if you are looking for that special dinning experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, Don's Lighthouse offers takeout services.

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Don's Lighthouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5