Perhaps one of the most remarkable finds in a big city like Cleveland is a classic hamburger joint. In a world where fast food chains dominate the dining industry, it is refreshing to find a long-standing eatery with an absolutely incredible menu. Here in Cleveland, the historic and charming Tremont neighborhood is the best place to look for a classic diner with a menu full of unforgettable flavor. And, if you’re ready to try the best burgers in town, you
must stop by this quaint restaurant.
Welcome to the Rowley Inn!
The Rowley Inn may not look like much, but they've been serving unforgettable flavor to the community since 1906.
Located at 1104 Rowley Avenue, this charming pub is overflowing with history.
When its doors first opened in 1906, the Rowley Inn opened up at 5:30 a.m. to cater to those that worked at the local mills and factories overnight and needed a place to unwind after their shift. This charming eatery was founded on the desire to cater to the needs of locals, and it maintained that attitude for decades to come, allowing it to prosper in an evolving city.
This neighborhood favorite is located right across the street from the A Christmas Story House, and 'tis always the season for a museum tour followed by a burger.
When you eat at the Rowley Inn, you are actually sitting where the crew of
A Christmas Story once sat. You see, the Rowley Inn was a rather important location to the cast and crew; its upper level provided space for makeup and wardrobe, and the bar provided a place for the crew to unwind and hold post-filming meetings.
Today, the Rowley Inn's food is as delicious as ever, and the atmosphere is as quaint and charming as can be.
If you're looking for the picture-perfect old school Cleveland eatery, this is absolutely it. The restaurant has evolved with the city, and it has captured and maintained some of its immeasurable charm. Here, Cleveland-style comfort food is flawlessly created with a flavorful flair, delighting new and long-time patrons alike. Whether you're in the mood for a burger or a Polish Boy, there is something on the menu that will have you saying, "Mmm!"
Some of its burgers feature unusual ingredients, which will simultaneously delight and confuse your palate (in the best way).
Pictured here is the mouthwatering Breakfast Burger, a delectable mashup of dinner and breakfast in one easy-to-hold package. This burger features an egg, bacon, cheddar, and home fries.
No matter what menu item catches your eye, you should expect some rather impressive portions.
A grilled cheese this delicious should be a crime! Smoked gouda, provolone, and mozzarella interact with tomatoes, bacon, and mayo to truly wow your taste buds. No wonder it's known as Cleveland’s Best Grilled Cheese!
From the appetizers to the main entrees, everything from Rowley Inn has an unforgettable flavor.
Jumbo wings, corn dogs, and soft pretzels prove that pub food can come with an elegant flair. Classic American favorites are best served with a Cleveland twist, and no local eatery captures the heart of Cleveland comfort like the Rowley Inn.
There are meat-free options, too!
Some restaurants falter when it comes to catering to a vegetarian or vegan diet, but the Rowley Inn has no such issue. Chow down on Fried Pickles, a German Pretzel, or a Veggie Sandwich for a delectable vegan meal.
Sides, as one may imagine, are equally as incredible.
This mac n' cheese features smoked gouda and cheddar, and it's piled high with irresistible microgreens. Who says mac n' cheese is just for kids?! This childhood classic pairs perfectly with a rich beer or a dry red wine.
Speaking of mac n' cheese, who knew it was so delicious on a burger?!
The Mac N' Cheese Burger is a local favorite. This patty is piled high with homemade mac n' cheese, bacon, cheddar (because you can
never have too much cheese), sauteed onions, and spicy mayo. Prepare your palate, because an average burger will never quite hit the spot again after you sample the flavors of Rowley Inn.
If you're looking for some of the most scrumptious food in Cleveland, look no further than the Tremont neighborhood.
Tremont has long been recognized for its fantastic selection of food, but the Rowley Inn is truly the pinnacle of flavorful innovation. Ever heard of the Loco Moski? This delectable dish (pictured above) features sauteed pierogies, a half pound hamburger patty, eggs, onions, and gravy. This delicacy is the ultimate comfort food, and now is the best time of year for such warm, hearty meals.
There is a seat waiting for you, so stop by next time you find yourself in Tremont.
The bar is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to close. The kitchen is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Nothing is quite as nostalgic as a mouthwatering burger in a beloved neighborhood. Where is your favorite place to grab a burger in the city? Tell us about it in the comments, and share pictures of your favorite dishes!