Hodge's
Hodge's

Hodge's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hodgescleveland.com/
  • Phone: (216) 771-4000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Global, International, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Chris Hodgson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering for 50 to 500.


    Food trucks available for your event as well.
  • Private Party Facilities: Three seperate spaces for groups as intimate as 12 up to 100
  • Private Party Contact: Alyssa Schlegel, Assistant General Manager 2167714000x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 6th
  • Public Transit: Euclid corridor line just a few short steps away.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking Garages and Street parking as well as valet in the evening
A word from Hodge's
Cleveland's own food truck pioneer Chris Hodgson features gourmet classic comfort foods such as deviled eggs made with bacon fat aioli, animal tots, Hodge's wings, shrimp and grits, and roasted chicken. In an upscale yet whimsical atmosphere, Hodge's provides a unique experience by bringing the freshest Ohio ingredients to suit your fancy- including locally sourced organic produce and proteins.

*Patio seating is first available
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Hodge's reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (75)great for outdoor dining (53)good for groups (51)neighborhood gem (30)hot spot (28)special occasion (25)great for lunch (16)romantic (16)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • MrWonderfulVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    An excellent choice for dining preceding an event that is attended downtown
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    TryingNewPlace
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was great. Service was great. Extensive wine and cocktail menu. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodesta
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Whole dining experience was great. Server was excellent. Food was wonderful---liked the originality and quality of food and menu. Liked not being hurried. Wish I could remember the server's name because she was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining off the path of E. 4th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Truly enjoyed the dining at Hodge's. The food was fantastic but felt the table area (5 people) was a bit cramped with others around us. The waitress was very good and didn't forget about us. I would definitely go back and that's the highest recommendation I could give any restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Pre-Theater Dinner
    StephenOHVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Although it's a bit of a hike, it's well worth the walk to Playhouse Square to eat at Hodge's. The menu is varied and creative, and everything we ordered was outstanding---terrific soup, salads, chicken, appetizers and burger. This was one of the best dinners we've had downtown, and we've been everywhere. The service was friendly and attentive, and we were pleased to be seated at a table upstairs overlooking the dining room. Save room for dessert--the apple concoction was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great before show restaurant
    HOYS
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We dined at 6 pm and had to get to 7:30 pm show at Hanna . Waiter was considerate and efficient . He got our order in quickly and we were able to enjoy meal and get to show on time . Valet also kept our car out and close to entrance so no wait there either😃
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Passion4Living
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have eaten Hodges food previously and invited a friend to dine there for the first time pre-show. Our server answered every question without hesitation and offered suggestions. It was the perfect balance of attentive while letting us converse. Every course arrived wonderfully plated & perfectly seasoned. When we asked an employee if she knew the herb we couldn't place in the shrimp & grits, she left and arrived back in a few moments with an answer. Hodges food has never disappointed me and has won a new fan. We couldn't have asked for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    hollinjt
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our dinner was pretty good. I had the sweet corn rissoto which was a tad watery but had great flavor. My date had the braised beef which was tasty. The crab hushpuppies and cornbread where a bit dry. Wine list is concise but adequate and our server was friendly. It was a good experience. Am I dying to go back? No.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little close quarters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Loved the food! The 2 couples next to us were very loud. Not so easy to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-rated
    richarduk
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I had theater tickets for Saturday 1st November so after reading reviews decided to give Hodges a try. Reserved a table for 6 pm. The menu is short: we ordered goat cheese tart and sweet corn bisque to start followed by a beet salad and Greek salad with salmon. A few minutes later the waitress returned to say that the goat cheese dish hadn't been prepared and recommended the ricotta cheese starter. My bisque was very nice. The ricotta dish was the opposite - tasteless. The beet salad was good but the Greek salad was swimming in dressing and too vinegary to finish. The starter was credited without argument. Overall, ambiance is fine, bar scene looks fun (but it was very early), service was good, let down by a limited menu and poor food.
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  • very disappointed
    PapaZVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was at best mediocre, would rate a D. Pricey for quality, presentation and quantity. The buttermilk fried oysters were the biggest disappointment. About 2 ounces, looked like just dumped on the plate total , $12, wings not fully cooked
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  • Downtown Excellence with Ease
    danneau9
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our first dinner at Hodge's and we were more than satisfied. The Sweet Corn Soup as an appetizer was a tasty way to start. We found multiple tempting entrees, and it was hard to choose. Meals were well prepared, better tasting than other restaurants. Service was friendly, attentive and responsive. Manager was attentive to verify that we enjoyed everything. Atmosphere is inviting, while still quiet enough for conversation. Beer offerings were extensive! We rarely order dessert, but so glad this time to have enjoyed the apple crisp. Unbelievable! It was served in its own baking dish, and every bite was delicious. Hodge's was so convenient for parking and then walking to a show at the State Theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is fabulous
    Goodfoodguy
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This was the frist time dining at Hodges and I will say what a fabulous meal, time , and can't wait to visit again. The blue crab hushpuppies are awesome. I had fish and chips and the way it is was done was one of a kind. Kudos to the chef on that..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and a great deal!
    Katie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Hodge's has a 2 for $40 on Tuesday's deal where you can get 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, and a bottle of wine for $40. This deal is amazing! The entrees themselves would have been $25 each without the deal. Then, on top of the savings, everything was delicious. We got the wings (highly recommend) and my husband and I each enjoyed our entrees. The wine was very good even though we knew we wouldnt get a high end bottle. I would go back even on a day other than Tuesday. Everyone was so nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good!
    Frank82
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Service was outstanding; waitress brought out grits late into dinner.....it was well worth the wait! Steak and sides (creamed corn) were delicious. Prices were low for downtown dining - will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Excellent food and drinks, reasonable prices and fabulous service. If this place were located a block over, you would never be able to get in the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Foodieatheart
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I really wasn't sure what to expect, but pleasantly surprised by the menu and the food was oustanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome downtown dining
    Lizk2006
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I went to Hodge's before a concert. We had a reservation and were immediately seated. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was amazing, especially the blue crab hush puppies! They have awesome cocktails as well, especially Hodge's Punch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swabs
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Very trendy decor and friendly staff. Food was very good. Would recommend to others and I would return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvitalianfood
    LuvitalianfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had a great meal.....we had the baked chicken, scallops and shrimp and grits. Our two kids had chicken fingers and potato taters which were absolutely great. The service was fantastic. This is a great place to go before a baseball or basketball game as it is very close to both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bobc
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Enjoyed the food great service had the shrimp and grits. , yummmmmy great cornbread to will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Tina
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very nice restaurant with great service, food selection and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - great service
    Bets
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Would like about 3 more entree selections - seemed somewhat limited. Love the cornbread!! I had the scallops - delish!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Play Dinner
    Cher2share
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Tried Hodges as it's not too far from Playhouse Square. Server did a great job of getting us through our meal in good time to make our play. I had the Hanger Steak and it was very tender with plenty of flavor; so good I'd return just for that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, very nice patio
    gooddiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dinner was very enjoyable. I had the braised beef which was excellent. Most and extremely tender. Outdoor dining area is very nice. The service was ok. Our appetizer order was incorrect, and was not corrected on the bill even though they were aware of the issue and ended up bringing out the correct order. I ended up deducting the difference from the tip, because I needed to get to our showand did not have time to wait. This was not enough to sour or experience and will be returning next time we are downtown for an event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Patio
    cakkpk
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food always pretty good. We took our kids (9, 11 and 17) and even though it was 5:30 and most tables were open the put us in the corner. Might not have been on purpose but felt like it. Service was good and server was plesant. Scallops and hanger steak are the best on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    We157204
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I'd heard great things about Hodge's and was excited to try it. When we arrived I was surprised to find the restaurant less than halfway filled with customers. It was a prime dinner hour on a Saturday night. Our snack & appetizer were pretty good (Devils on horseback & the goat cheese tart), but our entrees were just so-so. I ordered scallops which came with a corn risotto. The risotto seemed undercooked to the point it was a little crunchy. I also felt like the plate was lacking a third flavor (something green or at least some bacon!). My biggest complaint is that the pacing of the meal was terrible. Each dish came out practically on top of the last. We were in & out in 45 mins! I wanted a dining experience, not a sprint. disappointing.
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  • Disappointing
    GraceBKVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were looking for a basic meal. Not fancy just solid ingredients and comforting food. It could have been that it was the $40 special night. First when asked what wine was included the waiter said it wasn't very good. Ok it was table wine. He wasn't very friendly. I think he didn't want us to get the special. Roast chicken was dry and food was very over salted. Hanger steak seemed tenderized to extreme- not nice slices. Oh well $40. But you won't get me back for a regular meal now.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing experience
    Cath1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had burgers and taco's from the food truck at a summer party and the food was great! We were looking forward to trying the restaurant.our experience was not good.out of our table of 6 only 2 people were happy with their meals, and they ordered burgers. Very Disappointing!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lsuone
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Presentation was good, fresh, quality ingredients, but all dishes lacked seasoning and were not delivered to table hot. Warm would be a fit description. That being said, even if food execution was spot on, price point is to high on this mid-level resturant. In addition, the menu cocktails were pricey but very well done and i would overlook the price and will return for more of these. Probably more of a upper end happy hour app/small plate kind of place, instead of a 3 or 4 star type of dinner experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Patio & Service
    osumeg303
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Had a great experience before and Indians game - sat on the patio and our server was attentive to our desire to see the opening pitch..she kept everything moving without rushing us. The food was great! Definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It "bugged" us
    SELB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We decided to eat outside on a beautiful evening. Once the wine and food arrived we were barraged by gnats that swam in the wine and landed on our food. The server was attentive and apologetic but did not offer to move us indoors. The gnats detracted from what otherwise was a pleasant setting with good food. We recommend that Hodges invests in candles and/or torches to do something about the bugs!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hodge's always seems to be good but not terrific. The location is convenient to theater and sports venues, and the service is friendly--if not always spot on in its efficiency. Menu could stand some greater variety and updating...especially for gluten free diners. The sweet corn soup was outstanding and flavorful. We keep hoping Hodge's will become a special place instead of just a good choice, but somehow each visit falls a bit short.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food ok service
    BuffaloK
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was good, it was a quick meal with the only course being the main. Steak was cooked medium rare, as ordered and the scallops were cooked perfectly. Sides were good, cornbread was good but a touch dry. The only real complaint I had was the server (not sure if he was new or what) didn't really know or was hesitant to explain the beers on tap and the specials of the day. He didn't have the selections down, nor could he give a good description of what the items were.
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  • Good start, lousy finish
    OppressedFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Service was good. We ordered a few items off the "snacks" menu - hanky pankies, devils on horseback and deviled eggs - this was the best part of the meal. I highly recommend the deviled eggs and devils on horseback. We then ordered the fried oysters off the appetizer list. We were disappointed as we didn't taste any flavor from the oysters or the slaw (the mustard it was served with was good, though). The wife ordered scallops and I ordered the flank steak, the two recommendations of our server. Wife's scallops were tasteless but appropriately cooked (not under-/over-done). The corn risotto wasn't special either. The flank steak was similarly flavorless. Overall a disappointment, but I would stop in for the "snacks" again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • Not bad.
    emacalate
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great place to grab drinks, snacks, and apps. Food was pretty bland in my opinion. Would go again for beers, probably not for dinner. There's better restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great evening of friends/colleagues
    JJDD
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Restaurant is centrally located to downtown Cleveland hotels, big open spaces, exposed brick, broad foodie menu from wings and burgers to risottos, scallops and hangar steaks. Best urban patio (although Hodge, you should get that walkway light fixed as it's really glary from the tables). Nice selection of draft beer and wines by the glass. Fast and friendly service with a touch: the bar tender, recognizing us from earlier in the night, noticed our wine glasses were getting low just as our server was at another table, and showed up with a full bottle just as we were about to ask for one. Classy and personable. Looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    EllaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    None of us had been, so we tried it before an Indians game. The food was good but nothing stood out. No complaints either. I don't eat meat and unless I wanted a full dinner there wasn't enouhht to choose from. With so many choices in the area, don't know that I'd rush back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Nice twist on flavors*staff is flat
    WinenDine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If this review was based on food alone, the stars would be there, but unfortunately the staff doesn't realize they are the marketing for the overall experience. Staff lacks menu knowledge & knowing how to market the food. With only 5 tables seated inside ....customer service should be very focused. We really wanted to love the meal but without a staff to support tasty & creative bites, a great outside venue.....it will be a hard sell for success in the city that is full of opportunity & amazing food ....your staff is your sales team & if they don't want the product & believe in it, why should the guest? The young man busing tables & the valet were the two most engaged & positive employees....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Amazing Outside Patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    One of the best patios in the city and food is phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.