The Best Cheap Eats in Cleveland

If you love music, sports, friendly folks, and great food, Cleveland, Ohio should definitely be on your radar. As the second-largest city in Ohio, it is both modern and rustic, urban and full of nature and always full of down-home Midwestern charm. The city has a strong cultural side, with theaters, museums, and a big nightlife. Take a stroll along Cleveland’s popular Historic Warehouse District, check out some of the major sports complexes in the Historic Gateway District or visit the famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And be sure to check out the city’s hot restaurant scene, too. They have plenty of top-notch, local chefs around town but if you’re looking for the best cheap eats Cleveland has to offer, check out our Tastemaker List!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Betts - Cleveland, Zocalo Cleveland, Lindey's Lake House
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Downtown Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland / E. 4th Street, Beachwood
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Betts - Cleveland

$$$$·American·
Downtown Cleveland
126 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Pre/post Theatre

Parker’s occupies a beautiful spot Downtown in the Kimpton Schofield Hotel on 9th Street. The interior features an expansive layout and strong architectural lines along with the urban decor. Come grab...

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Zocalo Cleveland

$$$$·Mexican·
Downtown Cleveland / E. 4th Street
678 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Zocalo is the Mexican Restaurant of your dreams. Located right in the heart of downtown Cleveland, it’s a casual spot that sweeps you up into the festive atmosphere and friendly service. They bring a ...

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Lindey's Lake House

$$$$·American·
Beachwood
593 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

Lindey’s Lake House is a full brand and one that Cleveland residents absolutely love. Started by Rick Doody and Co., they also have a spot in beechwood and Lakewood. This spot took over the Coastal Ta...

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Hecks Of Ohio City

$$$$·American·
Ohio City
995 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch

Established over 40 years ago in the heart of Ohio City, Heck’s fits right into the ethnically diverse and culturally rich neighborhood. It’s a casual spot for well-priced American food and the have a...

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Great for Brunch in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

Michelson and Morley

$$$$·American·
University Circle
421 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies

Michelson and Morley is a tasty American-style bistro created by Chef Tony Smoody. Located on Case’s Campus, the name refers to the Michelson-Morley experiment done at Case School of Applied Science t...

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The Standard

$$$$·French·
Cleveland East
430 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

The Standard is a popular anchor in the 185th Street community and a great choice for those looking for some of the best cheap eats Cleveland has to offer. It features a casually elegant vibe and a me...

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Fit for Foodies in Cleveland / Akron / Canton
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SASA

$$$$·Sushi·
Shaker Heights
706 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

SASA is a Japanese style Tapas restaurant featuring low prices on yummy sushi and a range of other Asian food options. Located right next door to Shaker Square Cinema, SASA makes for a great place to ...

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Fit for Foodies in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

Felice Urban Cafe

$$$$·American·
Shaker Square
793 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

You don’t have to eat at a food stand to enjoy delicious, cheap food in Cleveland. Felice Urban Cafe, set in a quaint yet chic turn-of-the-century home, is a lovely place to sit and dine in style with...

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Healthy in Cleveland / Akron / Canton
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Hecks Of Avon

$$$$·American·
Avon / Avon Lake
414 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem

Located in the quickly growing city of Avon, this restaurant is the outpost of the original Heck’s in Ohio City. It’s a great place to dine, lounge and hang out with friends in a big old warehouse-sty...

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Great for Lunch in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Cleveland

$$$$·American·
Downtown Cleveland / E. 4th Street
1,069 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food

If you’re hankering for Southern-inspired cooking, head to the House of Blues Restaurant right int he heart of Downtown. They offer made-from-scratch favorites, including dishes like New Orleans jamba...

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Late Night Find in Cleveland / Akron / Canton
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Supper Club at the Music Box

$$$$·American·
Downtown Cleveland
1,988 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups

The Rusty Anchor, located on the first floor of the Music Box venue in downtown, is one of the most popular spots for cheap eats in Cleveland. They have a full menu of Americana favorites with fresh t...

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Hot Spot in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

$$$$·Italian·
Cleveland West
442 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

Jo Jo Carloni’s is a warm and casual neighborhood favorite located on Bagley Road in Cleveland West. It’s a friendly, family-owned-and-operated business serving only the highest-quality food at a reas...

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Neighborhood Gem in Cleveland / Akron / Canton
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Orange Village

$$$$·American·
Beachwood
1,588 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is one of Cleveland locals’ favorite steakhouses. In addition to the warm atmosphere and friendly service, they also feature high-quality meat at prices that don’t raise an ...

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bd's Mongolian Grill - Cleveland

$$$$·Asian·
Cleveland Heights
206 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

Head to Bd’s Mongolian Grill, located on Coventry Road in Cleveland West, for an affordable meal you won’t soon forget. This restaurant offers a unique and exciting dining experience featuring an awes...

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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Woodmere - Eton

$$$$·Italian·
Woodmere
791 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

BRAVO Cucina Italiana is a cozy Italian restaurant located in Woodmere. They strive to create an authentic Italian experience that highlights the spirit of Italy. The menu features Italian classics li...

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Taza - A Lebanese Grill (Downtown Cleveland)

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown Cleveland
554 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

If you’re looking for a bite of Middle Eastern food but don’t want to splurge on an expensive meal, check out Taza! This restaurant pegs itself as a Lebanese Grill and always draws a crowd. Located sm...

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Healthy in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Orange Village

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beachwood
3,562 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant is the place to go for modern, casual dining paired with award-winning wines - all at prices that won’t make you gasp when the bill arrives! The menu features fresh...

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Notable Wine List in Cleveland / Akron / Canton
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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Cleveland

$$$$·American·
Shaker Heights
350 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Located on Tuttle Road in Shaker Heights, Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink is a vibrant neighborhood bistro with a James Beard award-winning chef at the helm. The restaurant takes a fresh, simple appr...

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Outdoor Dining in Cleveland / Akron / Canton
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