Hodge's
Hodge's

Hodge's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hodgescleveland.com/
  • Phone: 2167714000
  • 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

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 tuna poppers,Hodge's honey ribs,lobster whipped potatoes,and "unfried" chicken. In a 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
99 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (65)fit for foodies (43)good for groups (36)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (24)great for lunch (22)special occasion (18)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (9)romantic (8)notable wine list (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
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    kid-friendly
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  • 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!
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    notable wine list
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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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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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....
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    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp and Grits
    JustBlues
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I had this for lunch and it was one of the best things I have ever tasted in my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice patio
    Pseudonym
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The menu has some good variety. The food is pretty conventional, but is good. A large patio with umbrellas is nice for lunch outside.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    JCReview
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overall good experience here. Seared scallops were amazing. Two complaints - Flank stake was ordered medium rare and it came medium well and we did order two bottles of wine that they didn't have, but the waitress was professional, service was good and food was really good. The special was all local/organic pasta dish which was excellent.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless!
    lrishlass66
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    From the service, to the ambiance, to the AMAZING food, everything was flawless :) I can't wait to go back again!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Good Food & Service
    GoodFoodILove
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went here for our wedding anniversary before we went to an Indians game. Very good food and service was very nice.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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  • Just ok
    Dineoutofften
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The outdoor patio was really nice. The band playing was good. Service was pretty good. Food was just ok. Nothing that blew my socks off. The oyster appetizer was tasty but the oyster themselves were really small. My salmon was served over rice with a pineapple chutney. It was tasty but nothing that blew me away. I would go back but only for the outdoor experience.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Family Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was outstanding. Great app choices followed by fantastic Walleye entree. Will be thinking about deviled eggs and oysters for awhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than in the past
    SuzieQ
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The service was better than it used to be, maybe because we dinned outside. Their grilled cheese sandwiches are absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Cool Patio & Ambience
    LocalGal
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    While tucked away between two buildings, Hodges Patio dining was fabulous! Cool outside bar too. Food was delish - espcially the scallops and corn risotto with fresh corn off the cob! The chicken wings were meaty and spicy and we loved the dates / bacon. My big city guests from NY, LA and Atlanta LOVED it as did I. And the interior space is worth a look too - This was a recommendation from the concierge at the Hilton Garden inn and I certainly do too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Overpriced, not great
    Gemgirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    . $25 for grits?! Crab hush puppies, could not find any crab. Corn chowder was lukewarm with hardly any corn. Salmon was undercooked, overpriced, portion was small. Overall pricing needs to be lowered and more attention paid to food quality and preparation.
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  • Good but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Atmosphere casual and fun--a great place for drinks and appetizers, but main entrees a bit on the pricey side.
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    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    DickyBeeVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our third trip to Hodge's and, while the experience has always been nice, it has never been exceptional. We had the Hanky Pankies appetizer and we do love that. The Cornbread was too sweet for me but my wife liked it. I had the Street Corn Risotto which was good but not great. The beer selection is now just average given the wide range of craft beers that are available elsewhere. Our server was very attentive. We'll probably return but we won't hurry back.
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  • Mmmmm
    fezoj727
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    For three of us in our six-person dinner party, it was our first time dining at Hodge's. Really enjoyed everything about it, especially the food & interior of the restaurant. We'll be back & recommending friends & out-of-towners there, to be sure. Thanks for a good, memorable, Cleveland-y experience!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    Goodnotgreat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I were pretty over dressed for it, we went for our 5 year anniversary thinking that it was a little more upscale so we had dress clothes on. Did not need them there were people in t-shirts and jeans. The food was excellent, I would absolutely recommend the burger.
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  • Great experience
    JandPFoodies
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and I had read about the chef in a recent issue of Food & Wine. He was voted one of the best chefs in the Great Lakes Region. As it turned out the editors of F&W were spot on! The food, service, and ambience at Hodges were fantastic. We look forward to going back again and again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Disappointing....
    Amsirish
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Hodge's had a lot of great reviews on another site so I was looking forward to trying it. However, our food was just ok and the service was very slow. We waited almost an hour for our dinners and they were not busy.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Great after a show
    KenAVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent spot for after a show at Hilarities. One of the nicest patios around with a great staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great Lunch time spot!
    Daiyney
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Hodge's is a great place to catch a bite to eat with your co-workers, family or friends. The menu is simple yet tasty and the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant is modern yet comfortable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a party of 11 on Friday, wings under-cooked, hush puppies overbooked, dinners nothing special. We could have gotten better food at Applebee's.
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  • Good Food, Service not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Nice food presentation and flavor (wings and burgers were great). We came to to Hodges around 4p with a group of 5 work colleagues - restaurant was empty, so first guy got a table. When I arrived I asked for any happy hour specials (there were quite a few) but they were only available at the bar so we decided to sit at the bar and watch the soccer match. Staff was not so friendly after that point, almost as if they were upset we made them set up the table initially. The restaurant was empty, they could have extended the happy hour special to us there!
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  • Liked it😊
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had great food, great service and a great time!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • paradiner
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Loved the food and service - very attentive. Beverage service was awesome as my friend's soda was refilled about 4 times without asking ever, even after we paid. Seating was great along the wall in a comfortable banquette. Only raised eyebrow was at the hard edged music which was a bit loud for lunch conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining downtown
    NYCvisitVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We dined outside at Hodges on a rather slow Monday night. The restaurant patio and bar could do with some more attractive landscaping to make this venue 'pop.' Our server was efficient and friendly and represented this restaurant well. Our selections included an appetizer smörgåsbord which presented a delicious variety of sausages, cheese and pickled vegetables. Dining options were presented nicely, but most were priced in the high $20's which seemed high for the type of offerings, and not comparable to the price or quality of other downtown restaurants. All items ordered were tasty and creatively prepared, except for the standard menu walleye, which didn't have a tremendous amount of flavor in preparation.
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  • New favorite restaurant
    Liza2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is my new favorite restaurant in Cleveland! My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary and the service was great! We sat on the patio and our server was the bartender at the outside bar. He was very attentive and recommended his favorite meal and even had a special drink that he created for the night. The food was fabulous and we got a free dessert for celebrating our anniversary. It was a nice surprise after a perfect dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Beautiful evening
    TheDiners
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It was a perfect evening for dining outside. We asked for substitutions to please our non-spicy palates and were accommodated on every level and with great aplomb! Thanks for a very pleasant evening.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Tasty!
    pezallo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The goat cheese tartlette was smooth and creamy, and the animal tots is a dish worth coming back for! The shrimp and grits and the burger were big hits at our table, but the scallops weren't worth the price. I was disappointed they were out of the handpies. The chocolate chip cookie skillet was nothing special. The service, however, was exceptional!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.