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Gunselman's Tavern

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21490 Lorain Rd, Corner of W. 215 and Lorain, Cleveland, OH 44126-2125
+1 440-331-5719
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Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gunselman's is a local neighborhood bar that has been ressurected and re-done the right way. Great drink selection at reasonable prices, including some more hard to find taps. And the food, their "Comfort Food Elevated" is top notch! Awesome burgers come with tasty hand cut fries and cheese to dip in. Taco Tuesdays have deliciously crunchy fried to order shells... More 

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Thank Josh D
Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended trying gunsel mans, they just remodeled and reopened. Gotta say I was impressed! Prices are good, place is extremely clean and food was fantastic! We sat outside, nice patio! But... There was a blond girl child, maybe 5 or 6 years old that was wandering around and kept coming up to our table, not sure where the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The kitchen is open and the food is amazing. Burgers are fantastic! Fresh cut fries. Incredible dessert!

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Thank scoot40
Bay Village, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Enjoyed fellow customer friendly feeling. No strangers encountered as everyone was hospitable. Enjoyed the evening. 7 to 11 pm

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Park City, Utah, United States
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

I love places like this. Places that time forgot. Don't change a thing. I know, I'm a freak, right? But seriously, don't change a thing.

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Thank RLPW
Joe M, Owner at Gunselman's Tavern, responded to this review

That's exactly how we feel. The history of the bar was the greatest appeal to us when we bought it. This is a pre-prohibition bar that has a murky history from the 1920's through the 1930's. Henry Gunselman bought it on December 11, 1936 and it's been Gunselman's for 79 years running. Our mission is to restore and preserve this... More 

Ohio
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Your manager Matt says he has a headache '. It's a bar!!! Shouldn't you be glad three peoe are there spending money! One drink purchased and we ask for the juke box to be turned up and he called me a drunk? May you go bankrupt! He is mad because of three people in your bar! Omg you want more... More 

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Joe M, Owner at Gunselman's Tavern, responded to this review

We are going to be constantly evolving as we make our way through the transition. Change is certain and not every change will work but I can assure you that our long term goal for Gunselman's Tavern is simply to make an honest buck to provide for our families while preserving the historical integrity of this wonderful 79 year old... More 

Ohio
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I have been going for four years! New owners! Matt the so called manager got mad because 3 of us asked to turn up the music. He said he had a headache gave me the middle finger when the other person there (3 only in entire place) called him out for giving me the finger Matt the so called manager... More 

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Thank OkayYou
Joe M, Owner at Gunselman's Tavern, responded to this review

We are going to be constantly evolving as we make our way through the transition. Change is certain and not every change will work but I can assure you that our long term goal for Gunselman's Tavern is simply to make an honest buck to provide for our families while preserving the historical integrity of this wonderful 79 year old... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2015

Until the new owners took over. What a shame. All of the bartenders quit. Not the same place it used to be.

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Joe M, Owner at Gunselman's Tavern, responded to this review

(I'm sorry that I am using the same response for 3 reviews but it is the truth...our intention is pure and it is to work hard and make a buck running the bar while having some fun doing it) "We are going to be constantly evolving as we make our way through the transition. Change is certain and not every... More 

Ohio
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

The owners are great! Hi Eric & Lisa! The bartenders are wonderful Hi Bridget, Jimmy, Sara and everyone else! And the regulars are super! There are a variety of Craft Beers and so much more. I go for the people and atmosphere. My father in law frequented this bar 2 times a day. afternoon to meet up with his friends... More 

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Thank OkayYou
Plantation, Florida
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great local watering hole! Love the local feel (owner supports many local sports teams.) Great place to belly up to the bar and have a drink.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Italian, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21490 Lorain Rd, Corner of W. 215 and Lorain, Cleveland, OH 44126-2125
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 440-331-5719
Description
A true classic westside of Cleveland neighborhood bar. EST 1936 as Gunselman's Tavern (1920's- 1936 it existed as the Past Time Cafe). New owners as of September 2014 (ownership has only changed hands six times in 90+ years of business) great full kitchen and patio. The bar itself is being refurbished to The Gunselman Era of 1936 to 1959 while leaving all the wonderful scars and imperfections that have been acquired over the years.

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