Cleveland’s Best Restaurants of 2020, As Chosen By Our Readers

Ashley S. Crofoot

Best Restaurant: Barroco 12906 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 287 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake and 3941 Erie St., Willoughby, barrocoarepabar.com, Lakewood – 216-221-8127, Westlake – 440-641-1283 and Willoughby – 440-527-8125 Photo via Scene Archives ” itemprop=”image” /> Best Local Snack: Old Brooklyn Cheese Co. 4464 Broadview Rd., Cleveland and 3441 Tuttle Rd., […]

Best Restaurant: Barroco

12906 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 287 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake and 3941 Erie St., Willoughby, barrocoarepabar.com, Lakewood – 216-221-8127, Westlake – 440-641-1283 and Willoughby – 440-527-8125

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Best Local Snack: Old Brooklyn Cheese Co.

4464 Broadview Rd., Cleveland and 3441 Tuttle Rd., Ste. 101, Shaker Heights, oldbrooklyncheesecompany.com, 216-321-7757

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Best Seafood Market: Kate’s Fish

1979 West 25th St., Cleveland, facebook.com/katesfishmarket/, 216-621-7675

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Best New Restaurant: Hola Tacos

12718 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, 12102 Madison Ave., Lakewood and 3941 Erie St., Willoughby, hola-tacos.com, Lakewood – 216-801-4666, Cleveland – 216-938-9301 and Willoughby – 440-527-8101

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Best Coffee: Rising Star

Multiple Locations, risingstarcoffee.com

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Best Teahouse: Cleveland Tea Revival

1434 West 29th St., Cleveland, clevelandtearevival.com, 216-321-7757

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Best Chef: Jill Vedaa (Salt+)

17625 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, saltcleveland.com, 216-221-4866

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Best French Fries and Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Tommy’s Restaurant

1824 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, tommyscoventry.com, 216-321-7757

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Best German Restaurant: Das Schnitzel Haus

5728 Pearl Rd., Parma, dshparma.com, 440-886-5050

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Best Jamaican Restaurant: IRIE Jamaican Kitchen

621 East 185th St., and 4162 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, iriejakitchen.com, Pearl Rd. – 216-291-7488, East 185th St. – 216-350-6112

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Best French Restaurant: L’Albatros

11401 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, albatrosbrasserie.com, 216-791-7880

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Best Korean Restaurant: Seoul Garden

5270 Pearl Rd., Parma, 216-661-5990

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Best Sushi: Ginko

2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland, danteboccuzzi.com/ginko-restaurant/, 216-274-1202

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Best Japanese Restaurant: Shinto

17070 Pearl Rd., Strongsville and 857 Columbia Rd., Westlake, shintoexperience.com, Strongsville – 440-878-3868 and Westlake – 440-772-5017

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Best Chinese Restaurant: Szechuan Gourmet

1735 East 36th St., Cleveland, 216-881-9688

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Best Thai Restaurant: Thai Thai

13415 Madison Ave., Lakewood, thaithailakewood.com, 216-226-4890

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Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Minh Anh

5428 Detroit Rd., Cleveland, minh-anh.com, 216-961-9671

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Best Pho: Superior Pho

3030 Superior Ave., Ste. 105, Cleveland, superiorpho.com, 216-781-7462

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Best Seafood Restaurant: Pier W

12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood, pierw.com, 216-228-2250

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Best Desserts (Restaurant): Rood Food and Pie

17001 Madison Ave., Lakewood, rfpie.com, 216-712-4506

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Best Irish Restaurant: The Harp

4408 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, the-harp.com, 216-939-0200

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Best Pizza: Il Rione

1303 West 65th St., Cleveland, ilrionepizzeria.com, 216-282-1451

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Best Brunch: Luxe Kitchen and Lounge

6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, luxecleveland.com, 216-920-0600

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Best Vegan Restaurant: Cleveland Vegan

17112 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, clevelandvegan.com, 216-221-0201

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Best Late Night Eats and Best Hot Dog: Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, happydogcleveland.com, 216-651-9474

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Best Burger: Heck’s Cafe

2297 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, 35514 Detroit Rd., Avon heckscafe.com, Cleveland – 216-861-5464 and Avon – 440-937-3200

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Best Latin Restaurant: Paladar

28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, paladarlatinkitchen.com, 216-896-9020

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Best Butcher Shop: Ohio City Provisions

3208 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, ohiocityprovisions.com, 216-465-2762

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Best Barbecue: Mabel’s

2050 East 4th St., Cleveland, mabelsbbq.com, 216-417-8823

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Best Polish Restaurant: Sokolowski’s University Inn

1201 University Ave., Cleveland, sokolowskis.com, 216-771-92336, Rest in Peace

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Best Bagels: Cleveland Bagel Co.

4201 Detroit Ave., and 7501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, clebagelco.com, Detroit – 216-600-5652 and Carnegie – 216-282-7287

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Best Steakhouse: Red, the Steakhouse

417 Prospect Ave., Cleveland and 200 Park Ave. Ste. 130, Orange Village redthesteakhouse.com, Cleveland – 216-664-0941 and Orange Village – 216-279-7700

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Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Zhug

12413 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights, zhugcle.com, 216-862-2508

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Best Sandwich: Larder

1455 West 29th St., Cleveland, larderdb.com, 216-912-8203

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Best Food Truck: Cleveland Cookie Dough

All Over Town, clecookiedough.com, 216-816-0970

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Best Patio Dining: Collision Bend Brewing Company

1250 Old River Rd., Cleveland, collisionbendbrewery.com, 216-273-7879

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Best African Restaurant: Zoma Ethiopian Cafe

2240 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, zomacleveland.com, 216-465-3239

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Best Chicken Wings: Dina’s

5701 Memphis Ave., Cleveland, dinaspizzaandpub.com, 216-351-3663

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Best Italian Restaurant: Mia Bella

12200 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, mblittleitaly.com, 216-795-2355

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Best Indian Restaurant: India Garden

18405 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, indiagardencleveland.com, 216-221-0676

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Best Donuts: Brewnuts

6501 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, brewnutscleveland.com, 216-600-9579

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Best Breakfast: Lucky’s Cafe

777 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, luckyscafe.com, 216-622-7773

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Best Diner: Grumpy’s Cafe

2621 West 14th St., Cleveland, grumpys-cafe.com, 216-241-5025

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Best Bakery/Pastries: Blackbird Baking Company

1391 Sloane Ave., Lakewood, blackbirdbaking.com, 216-712-6599

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Best Cakes: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes

720 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake and 20033 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, kelseyelizabethcakes.com, Avon Lake – 440-653-5883 and Rocky River – 216-767-5633

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Best Breadmaker: On the Rise Artisan Breads

3471 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights and 3407 Tuttle Rd., Shaker Heights, ontheriseartisanbreads.com, Cleveland Heights – 216-321-7757 and Shaker Heights – 216-491-8800

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Best Greek Restaurant: Astoria Cafe and Market

5417 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, astoriacafemarket.com, 216-266-0834

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Best Fried Chicken: SoHo Chicken and Whiskey

1889 West 25th St., Cleveland, sohocleveland.com, 216-298-9090

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Best Soul Food: Zanzibar Soul Fusion

13225 Shaker Square and 627 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, zanzibarohio.com, Shaker Square – 216-752-1035 and Downtown – 216-862-5772

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Best Ice Cream: Mitchell’s

Ten Locatioons, mitchellshomemade.com, Ohio City Flagship – 216-861-2799

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Best Deli: Joe’s (Rocky River)

19215 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, myjoesdeli.com, 440-333-7890

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Best Bar Food: Buckeye Beer Engine

15315 Madison Ave., Lakewood, buckeyebeerengine.com, 216-226-2337

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Best Juice Bar: Restore

1001 Huron Rd. E., Cleveland, 34 Park Ln., Hudson and 311 Park Ave., Orange Village, restorecoldpressed.com, Cleveland – 216-217-6689, Hudson – 234-284-8683 and Orange Village – 216-450-1593

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Best Romantic Restaurant : Marble Room

623 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, marbleroomcle.com, 216-523-7000

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Best Tacos: La Plaza

13609 Lakewood Heights Blvd., Cleveland, 216-476-8000

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Best Sub Shop: Herb’n Twine

4309 Lorain Rd., Cleveland, herbntwine.com, 216-465-9600

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Best Tapas/Small Plates: Butcher and the Brewer

2043 East 4th St., Cleveland, butcherandthebrewer.com, 216-331-0805

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Best Polish Boy: Banter

3441 Tuttle Rd., Shaker Heights, bantercleveland.com, 216-777-9965

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Best Local Chain: Barrio

Seven Northeast Ohio Locations, barrio-tacos.com

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