Heck's Cafe - Cleveland

Heck's Cafe - Cleveland

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.heckscafe.com/
  • Phone: 2168615464
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday 11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday 10:30am - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. 30th St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Heck's Cafe - Cleveland
Heck’s Cafe ... Established more than 40 years ago in the heart of Ohio City, one of Cleveland's oldest areas and perhaps its most ethnically diverse and culturally rich neighborhood. Just across the Cuyahoga River from Downtown, Heck's Cafe is housed in a Charming 18th-century brick townhouse. Come enjoy our full bar and varied selection of beers and wines. Heck's Cafe has been winning awards for the best specialty hamburgers in Cleveland for many years. A popular spot for Sunday brunch, when the entrees include an indulgent eggs Benedict, stuffed french toast and a brie offering. Be sure to try our house-blended coffee.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Heck's Cafe - Cleveland reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)great for lunch (23)great for outdoor dining (21)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (14)good for groups (13)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (6)romantic (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • slow service
    kilno
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Even though the entire staff knew we were going to the theater after dinner when I made the reservation, it took almost an hour to get orders from the kitchen. Our waiter was sweet, but distracted by trying to bartend simultaneously. Nevertheless, our dinners, vegetarian, meat and fish were delicious. So I'd go back again when I have lots of time to linger.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious brunch!
    Favtoeat
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a delicious brunch!. We can't wait to try the lunch and dinner! Amazing Bloody Mary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Snicketface
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Had a business dinner here. Was quiet enough to have a nice conversation over good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub par
    sincewhen
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Have been many times but the last time (and it was) was just plain bad. Server forgot the appetizer, then the dessert. Not that crowded. Food was average at best for both diners. Too bad. Used to really like it but with so many restaurants in the area, no reason to go back any time soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stick with burgers
    jr3833
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Tool this one my friend with the hamburger. On the menu it said Bujumbura good but you had to build it out of the year because the ingredients that they had were not listen on the menu. I've eaten many places but never been served a Philly cheesesteak hot oral and it was very scant to say the least.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch/breakfast. Very disorganized. Not just our table, but all tables had to wait 30 to 40 minutes for eggs/waffles, then arrived cold. When we left, the place was 1/3 empty, but 15 people were waiting at the front door to be seated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dinner
    kirklee
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We are regulars at Heck's and have been watching the expansion. Was surprised, though, to see some of the burgers taken off the menu - we go specically for the burgers. This forced me to try something different, which was, of course, very good. Would like to see some of the burger options brought back. However, this will not deter us from being regulars.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Burgers!
    Annabenjamin
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great burgers were had by all. We come from East side just for the burgers. Went with kids. 1 child requested plain chicken breast and waitress was very accommodating! Did exactly what she wanted although not on the menu. Will definitely go back for casual, easy dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • undeniably exquisite
    edofcle
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Wonderful establishment, great food, awesome service and they just finished the extension to the building so they have so much more room now! The garden room will always be my favorite to dine in.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    It took a minute to get the food on this particular night and a hair was found in our drink. It was not a busy night but more odd than usual in spirits.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good experience!
    monarose3
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Have gone to Heck's since it opened. Brunch not good. Tasteless eggs, hard/old potatoes and one meal wrong, Cafe was not busy. Garden room lost its cozy appeal with the huge opening into new large room. Room lacks any character except interesting ceiling, very crowded with cheap furniture. Years ago garden room had great wrought iron pieces which were appropriate to room. Now everything is matchy and unappealing. More interest in packing in hordes of people for a bar scene to make money vs keeping the beautiful old time, romantic New Orleans-inspired garden room. Lacks plants/artwork except on stairs. Sad...will miss the old cafe. Will NOT return.
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  • Heck's has the Best Hamburger EVER!
    GinaCattLoVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I just had the very best hamburger that I have ever eaten! It's the meat - sourced with care, cooked to perfection (medium rare is best) with interesting toppings. The little room with the spiral staircase has a great ambience. The service was adequate. Our server could have checked back at least one more time. Will definitely go back the next time we have a yen for a hamburger!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good burgers
    yogi12
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    sat inside for the first time, and were seated in a relatively empty new area with unmanned bar...felt very sterile. The other indoor area had more atmosphere. Food is reliably good, especially if you like burgers (I had tuna burger which was also good). Our server on this occasion was either overloaded or not particularly efficient...kept apologizing for the delays. We will go back but will request different seating...hopefully in weather when we can sit outside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    mslynnie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    After the theater we decided to head to Heck's to avoid crowds in downtown restaurants and to enjoy the good food for which Heck's is noted. We liked the casual atmosphere, the tasty burgers, and the most delicious milkshakes. Our waiter was terrific and the service was above and beyond; my burger was not done to my request, and he took it back, replacing it with another to my taste. Portions are more than generous. I have eaten at Heck's for years (my husband is an Ignatius grad) and have never been disappointed. We often take out of town guests there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best burgers in Cleveland
    DebandEd
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have never been disappointed in Hecks. We just hope that with their expansion that they don't lose the quality. These are the best burgers in Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out
    ladk
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was excellent and sitting outside on the patio was a perfect setting to enjoy a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a very enjoyable meal with my family to celebrate my mother's birthday. Service is friendly, prompt, and very helpful. Best burgers around in Cleveland. Delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Queenie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Heck's is the best. We have been going for years and will continue to go. Their hamburgers and fries are the best. Prices are reasonable, friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We asked to be seated inside rather than outside, and were put at a table in a fairly empty room. At least three servers passed by the table multiple times with nobody stopping to give us menus or to offer a drink. We waited for almost 15 minutes when our server appeared. After we got our menus, we waited another 10 minutes for her to come back and take our order. In both cases we were just about ready to walk out, but decided to stay. The food was good, but certainly not good enough for me to go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Heck's Cafe - Cleveland reviews archive.
  • Couldn't ask for anything more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was a lunch, just lunch. We were very pleased to have our expectations exceeded. Great, friendly service, wonderful homemade soup, well prepared and accompanied hot sandwich, and salads. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEST BURGER IN CLEVELAND
    Frank82
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    FORGET B-SPOT THIS IS THE FINEST IN BURGER. PIEROGI IS A CLOSE SECOND AS WELL - DELICIOUS. SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • liked it, but.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    With the construction going on in the new room, we felt like we walked into a work site--maybe it would be better to somehow cover up the new area until it is finished. Too much clutter going on. We enjoyed the food and the service, though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Burgers!
    Agoodtimes
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a really great lunch at Heck's! Our burgers were perfectly cooked & we really enjoyed the atmosphere. A fun afternoon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • open table app
    jnet
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I used the open table app the day before our brunch reservation and the host looked at me like I was crazy when I said I had made a reservation, he offered us a patio table, which I what I would have preferred because it was a beautiful day, besides that, the food, service and location is top notch! Yum!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really accommodated our large
    beth
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    really accommodated our large group. was a great location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun for all
    lunchies
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    food was great, service as well, nice variety for all diners. would definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around experience
    Sizzle87
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Great food and atmosphere! I highly recommend Hecks. I can't wait to go back and try some more of their menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun On a Cold and Snowy Night
    DickyBeeVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We had a great time at Heck's on a cold and snowy night in Cleveland. They were super attentive to our group of 10. The food was very good as well. They seemed especially appreciative that we made it through the storm to get there. We were equally appreciative that they were open and more than ready to handle our large group. An excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for an intimate dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I have been to Heck's since when it first opened (in the 70s I think). I used to always get the burgers, which are GREAT. But trying to eat less red meat, I had the salmon last time. Good, but a little overdone and dry. Good onion soup and asparagus. My boyfriend had the steak frites, steak done rare..it was really good, very tender. But the frites were toothpick thin, and disappointing. I say, go back to the thicker fries. Heck's is a classic dining spot, tried and true, especially for its burgers. We chose it for it's low-key, romantic ambience. But I'd say a refreshing of its menu is overdue...just sayin'.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our family enjoyed a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Our family enjoyed a nice lunch at Heck's. Everyone loved their food. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Christmas Gift
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Went for Sunday Brunch after mass at the Cathedral on E. 9th St. Easy to find, perfect timing, and a wonderful feast. Burgers, breakfast, coffee, holiday drinks, and even the milkshakes pleased our family of four. Fantastic! Have already recommended to many friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place off the beaten path!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We chose heck for lunch pre-theatre and we enjoyed this bright airy restaurant. The food was good with ample portions. My friend raved about her stuffed artichokes. The burger I had was tasty as well. The kids even found something to eat. It is located a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of w. 25th street - close enough to walk to the shops but far enough to find a parking space and relax a bit. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around
    kirklee
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Another great experience at Hecks! I love the new color on the wall!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great burgers!
    kmo1
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Ours was a party of four and we all ordered some form of their hamburger. All of our meals were delicious. Service was great too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as usual
    BobT
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    We have been dining at Heck's for many years and it never disappoints. Food and service is always first class. It's cozy and comfortable. Great for after the theatre or a casual dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had the blackened chicken
    Augusta
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I had the blackened chicken sandwich. I substituted the wheat bun and there was no problem. The fries were great and they had malt vinegar. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food at Heck's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The burgers were awesome at Heck's! everyone at our table ordered a different burger and all of us thought they were one of the best burgers we ever had. So the food was great, the service was great, and the prices reasonable. Plus the location is very unique too. It's a great spot overall. Would Highly Recommend it and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers
    kirklee
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We go there at least once a month. The burgers are the best around, and we rarely order anything other than the burgers. The staff is friendly. Never had a bad experience. Can't wait until Heck's expansion is completed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Great service. Overall the food was great. Inside was a little crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Sunday brunch, too.
    Gramps
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    We've been there a number of times for lunch, which is excellent. (Great burgers!) This was our first time for Sunday brunch. We got there at 10:30, right when they open. We were seated immediately. By the way, the patio / atrium area is so nice. Lots of glass makes it sunny even in the winter it seems like. Lots of plants back there make a perfect ambiance. Anyway, back to the brunch: my wife got an apple, bacon, cheddar ommellette. Well this thing was really like 3 ommelletes, it was so big. And SO good. Top notch. Everything fresh and prepared perfectly. The only downside was that they don't serve bloody mary's until 11 a.m. Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. One of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.