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Match Works Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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8500 Station St, Mentor, OH 44060-4943
(440) 255-0400
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name has changed but in the same location.Wursts of all kinds.Big bar and very tasty German,Austrian and Hungarian dishes. The veal wiener schnitzel was outstanding and the half and full liter steins of draft Bavarian Beer was just perfect.Service was very good and prices fair.

Thank Jjdaily
Mentor, Ohio
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This restraunt has closed and reopened as a GERMAN OCTOBERFEST DINNING WITH OUTDOOR PATIO. Food is great and beer is better. Polka bands play on SUNDAYS

Thank JimyD2016
Willoughby, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Now called Harry's Haufbrau House, Excellent food, excellent service, and stayed open after closing.

Mentor, OH
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

A friend a I decided to give this place a try, even after reading a variety of mixed reviews....our experience was poor at best. I seriously doubt this place will be around long unless things start moving in the right direction. We stopped by on a Saturday around 5:45 pm, the outdoor patio was closed so we headed inside. Our... More 

2 Thank Phoebe156
Painesville, Ohio
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

As the name implies this place has German and Hungarian dishes. Think schnitzels, spaetzles, sausages, cabbage rolls and potato pancakes. YUM! If you like big, thick very crispy potato pancakes, run to Harry's. We added the lox/capers/onions to the 2 huge pancakes. It could be a meal! I had the sausage sampler with the knockwurst and Hungarian, sauerkraut and mashed.... More 

2 Thank Carol V
Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has changed since my last visit. It is now German style. Primarily schnitzel and wurst our party of 4 tried different offerings and were all thrilled with our choices. Everything was well prepared and delicious. We all love the new style. Try it!

1 Thank Chucks51
Willoughby, Ohio
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fathers Day was to be special . The hour plus wait for food was long, but the tough beef strogenoff was the real disapointment.

1 Thank Art M
Federal Way
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015

My in-laws treated my wife and I, along with my sister-in-law and soon to be brother-in-law for a night out and we decided to go here. The atmosphere was low key, quiet, and cool. We decided to get a few appetizers and tried the sauerkraut balls with horseradish sauce. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much but they were amazing. I could... More 

1 Thank joshuadavis9
Mentor, Ohio
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our first trip during the opening resulted in leaving without dinner - they had run out of food. I thought that was a good sign that the food would be good. We went back next week on a Saturday and were seated promptly. I ordered the schnitzel (veal) with potato pancake and my wife had the chicken paprikash. The schnitzel... More 

1 Thank William S
Mentor, Ohio
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had planned to go here when it was the Match Works Tavern, but they recently and somewhat abruptly changed format to a Bavarian restaurant. We went recently and it is a little hit and miss. Perhaps they are not fully through their "shakedown cruise". The good: Their duck was very, very good, but the side served with it was just... More 

5 Thank JandC313

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $31
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8500 Station St, Mentor, OH 44060-4943
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
  • Phone Number: (440) 255-0400
Come visit us in the historic Match Works Building for a truly unique culinary and social experience in a "casual atmosphere with serious food". Founder and Executive Chef Tom Quick is a graduate of California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. His culinary skills are an eclectic fusion of American, Asian and European cuisine. If you liked Epiq, you're sure to love his Match Works Tavern.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?