Cleveland February 25, 2019
9 Small Town Steakhouses Near Cleveland That Are Totally Worth The Trip
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or a promotion, steakhouses offer the most celebratory atmosphere. They tend to be cozy and welcoming, infusing unforgettable aromas into the friendliest setting imaginable. Even steakhouse chains are fantastic, but nothing quite compares to the personality of small-town steakhouses.
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1. Bull & Bird Steakhouse (87 West St., Chagrin Falls)
Chagrin Falls is a quaint and welcoming community that always offers unforgettable adventure. Bull & Bird Steakhouse is one of its coziest eateries, and its menu of reimagined European comfort food is nothing short of a hug for your taste buds. Three fireplaces cast glows over more than 100 framed photos, surrounding you by visual entertainment while you wait for your meal. Diners here enjoy dishes like the Tuscan Ribeye and Prime New York Strip, as all meats are expertly aged for a minimum of 21 days.
Editor's Note: Bull & Bird Steakhouse is temporarily closed, but we hope to see it open again soon!
2. ML Tavern (34105 Chagrin Blvd., Moreland Hills)
Surf and turf options are abundant at this high-end yet casual tavern. Comfortable yet sophisticated, this modern dining destination is the ideal eatery for memory-making. The filet mignon is best topped with black truffle butter and a side of lobster mashed potatoes is an absolute must for lovers of decadent dining.
3. Don's Pomeroy House (13664 Pearl Rd., Strongsville)
Don's Pomeroy House stands out, as it's laid back historic atmosphere is a startling contrast to the hustle and bustle of Pearl Road. The 19th-century mansion that houses this restaurant was once a stop on the Underground Railroad and it has maintained a welcoming and hopeful atmosphere as it transitioned into a premier dining spot. You'll fall in love with the atmosphere and menu of this charming restaurant, especially if you indulge in the Don’s Pomeroy House’s famous Champagne Surf & Turf.
4. Strip Steakhouse (36840 Detroit Rd., Avon)
This cheerful barn is truly a historic gem. It dates back to 1850, and its rich and warm atmosphere is oozing with rustic elegance. Once you wrap your mind around the fact that military horses were once raised in this barn in anticipation of the Civil War, it becomes even more incredible, and you'll love digging into a menu that teases your taste buds. The 24-ounce Big Daddy porterhouse is perfect to quench an appetite, and Jake's Steak is perfect for those craving tradition.
5. Cabin Club (30651 Detroit Rd., Westlake)
This cozy cabin dates back to World War II and the restaurant has an affinity for prime cuts and seafood. This historic cabin started its life as a private hunting lodge, and its agreeable atmosphere is etched into its rich architecture. Their signature steaks are best topped with a lobster tail or Alaskan King Crab, though the comfort food selections are all delicious.
6. Harry's Steakhouse (5664 Brecksville Rd., Independence)
Craving a more casual dining experience? You can’t go wrong with a visit to Harry's Steakhouse. The restaurant uses only the best cuts of USDA choice beef, all of which are specially aged to make for a tender and indulgent dining experience. If you're looking to try one of the tastiest dishes on the menu, go for Steak Medallions Rockefeller. It's served with crab meat and hollandaise sauce!
7. Angry Bull Steak House (3317 Cleveland Rd. E, Huron)
The experts at Angry Bull Steak House know that meals are best prepared with attention to detail. Every steak on the menu is hand-picked, hand-cut, and aged to perfection. They're broiled at more than 900 degrees to sear in natural moisture and flavor. Their Delmonico steak is a fan favorite, and ordering up a Mess of Mussels appetizer makes for the tastiest surf and turf experience imaginable.
8. Chowder House Café (2028 Chestnut Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls)
The Chowder House Cafe is a comfortable and relaxing surf and turf restaurant that specializes in all-American delicacies. Many ingredients on their menu are locally-sourced, allowing the expert chefs to infuse familiar dishes with local flair. Its atmosphere is artsy, eclectic, and tempts all of the senses with bright colors, playful aromas, and killer flavors.
9. Ken Stewart's Lodge (1911 N Cleveland Massillon Rd., Bath)
There's something undeniably charming about log cabin living, and it's that homey concept that Ken Stewart's Lodge is built upon. This upscale steakhouse is endlessly inviting, and the chefs’ creative plate presentation makes traditional meals new and exciting. Steaks and chops are aged for 30 days before being char-broiled and served, so you can expect a dinner that's downright decadent. There's something for everyone on their menu, and vegans and carnivores alike are sure to enjoy their creative Cauliflower Steak.
There’s so much to love in small-town steakhouses! These delicious dining destinations are overflowing with both personality and flavor. Which of these steakhouses is your favorite?
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