With summer fast approaching, there’s nothing better than a great waterfront view to accompany a delicious meal. You’ll get plenty of that at these nine restaurants with breathtaking riverfront views in the Cleveland area:
1. Jekyll's Kitchen (17 River St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022)
Located approximately 30 minutes from downtown, Jekyll's Kitchen is situated right next to the river in picturesque Chagrin Falls. Huge windows make for breathtaking views of the falls, which make the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner on the town.
2. Brennan's Fish House (102 River St, Grand River, OH 44045)
Located in Grand River about 30 minutes east of Cleveland, Brennan's Fish House calls its space next to the Grand River home. The restaurant serves up delicious seafood that gets rave reviews from diners. Don't let the unassuming exterior fool you: this riverside eatery is a seafood lover's dream come true.
3. East End Restaurant (1330 Old River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113)
The Flats' East End Restaurant is a hot spot for weekend dinners and brunches. The restaurant's patio overlooks historic Cleveland bridges and the Cuyahoga River. It's the perfect spot for shareable tapas and drinks with friends on a warm summer night.
4. Merwin's Wharf (1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113)
Merwin's Wharf is a classic seafood restaurant along the Cuyahoga River. The patio overlooks the waterway as ships and boats pass by coming to and from the lake. Relax on the patio with a cool drink, and feel free to bring the kids and the dog -- the establishment is family and dog-friendly.
5. Alley Cat Oyster Bar (1056 Old River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113)
The trendy Alley Cat Oyster Bar offers amazing views of downtown Cleveland and the Cuyahoga River. Located in The Flats, the restaurant is a popular spot for lunch and dinner every day of the week. Late night drinks are also popular here, as the shimmering lights of the city after dark make for a beautiful view.
6. Beau's by the River (1989 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221)
Beau's may be closer to Akron than Cleveland, but since it's not far, we felt it must be included. The restaurant actually sits out over the Cuyahoga Falls, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide spectacular views for patrons. An outdoor patio overlooking the falls is also available. The sights here are simply incredible.
7. Coastal Taco Bar + Chill (1146 Old River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113)
Another Flats fave, Coastal Taco has an upscale tropical theme and fabulous Cuyahoga River views. Situated in the heart of downtown, Coastal Taco is a popular place for all meals and a hot spot for late night drinks.
Grilled swordfish tacos
8. Pickle Bill's (101 River St, Grand River, OH 44045)
Another favorite out in Grand River, Pickle Bill's is an iconic seafood restaurant with a maritime theme. situated right on the banks of the Grand River, the restaurant also offers a pier with heated outdoor bar that's open all summer long. Docks are available for boaters to stop in for a bite to eat.
Chipotle peach glazed barramundi
9. Shooters on the Water (1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113)
Perhaps Cleveland's most well-known riverside restaurant, Shooters on the Water is located at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in The Flats. Its location makes it popular for boaters, who can take advantage of docking in the rear of the restaurant. Floor to ceiling windows highlight the gorgeous river, lake, and city views on both floors of the dining area, and a large outdoor patio, which is a popular spot for late-night bar patrons, is open in the summer.
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17 River St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
101 River St, Grand River, OH 44045
102 River St, Grand River, OH 44045
1330 Old River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113
1989 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
1056 Old River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113
1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
1146 Old River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113