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“Nice patio - the food is typical”

Trader Jack's Riverside Grille
Ranked #4 of 127 Restaurants in Willoughby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated on the banks of the Chagrin River, Trader Jack's Riverside Grille prides itself in serving great food, with friendly, efficient service in an amazing setting.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice patio - the food is typical”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We like to come here when the weather is nice to sit on the patio. The food is typical bar fare, at the a decent price. The tables and chairs are plastic, and not so spic and span. The service is quite spotty. We've had it good and we've had it lousy - so it's a crap shoot on the service score. They have a pretty good selection of beers on tap. Although smoking shouldn't be allowed, many "diners" do smoke on the patio.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank T M
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English first
Waynesville, Oh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just Average”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

I grew up in Willoughby and come to town about once a year. My husband and I wanted to try something different off the beaten path that also has local atmosphere. When we arrived it was not too busy yet the wait to sit outside was about 30 minutes. Once seated our waitor Josh took quite a long time to take our order. We had not ordered cocktails so we were thinking he wrote off our tip as poor. The food was just OK and the atmosphere ended up being filled with cigarette smoke since they closed the open patio with dirty spider infested tarps to block out the wind. My husband left Josh a 50% tip in hopes that he might recognize nondrinkers still can tip well.

I would not return here again and I would not recommend it. It is a "watering hole" for the local bikers not the quaint or romatic dinner by the river we had invisioned.

  • Visited May 2012
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naples, fl
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419 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Great Riverside Pub”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

Friends turned us on to Trader Jacks , the owner is the brother of the Winking Lizard owner. If you're like the Lizard this is even better cause you can sit outside and view the river and boats. Almost identical menu to the Lizard, burgers, wings, etc., but I think the ribs are much better here. This place is very casual and on many nites you have to wait for an outside table. They do have an outside bar which makes the wait easier and worthwhile....great spot to go in the summer.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank Larry K
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