Alley Cat Oyster Bar

4.7
1536 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

About

Welcome to Alley Cat Oyster Bar. Alley Cat, a waterfront Oyster bar in the Flats East Bank entertainment district, features open spaces, expansive views of the Cuyahoga River and seasonal open-air dining. Alley Cat features the cuisine of a traditional shore restaurant with mainstays like oysters, mussels, clams, lobster and fresh fish alongside chicken, steak, chowders, soups and salads. The two-story restaurant is available for events and can accommodate 240 guests. We look forward to seeing you! Our Patio is first come first serve
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vipAnonymous
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have only positive things to say about my experience here. This meal was my third and yet again the entire experience end to end was amazing. The trout on the menu was fantastic! Our server, Alina, was so great - truly a professional. I really feel that this place is the right balance of portion size to the prices charged for entrees etc. The have a touchless menu which is all online when you scan the QR code upon entry. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very solid seafood and the service was impeccable

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Raymond
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. All protocols were followed.

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RCDine
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Trout dinner was outstanding. The outside seating was beautiful by the lake.

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DianeK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server Dhemail. Very knowledgeable, & friendly. And food was excellent. Also appreciated the efforts to social distance appropriately, including the taking of temperatures.

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PhyllisL
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was pleasant, our server, Christopher, was attentive and friendly. The meal was fine dining at its best with beautiful presentation. Also great to be outside by the river.

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Garrett
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience! Great food (especially the oyesters), great drinks, great service, and wonderful atmosphere! Alley Cat never disappoints. The service modifications they have put into place for COVID-19 are also great, definitely following safety standards in such a manner to feel safe, as well as maintaining a very enjoyable experience.

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AnthonyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view on the river. Good food, great service.

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vipKgng
Cleveland
46 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a great view of the Flats with a great menu. No match for the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great COVID precautions in place and observed and enforced by all staff. Excellent food

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vipAnon
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters, great food and wonderful staff

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Night out with my daughters for 4th of July
Service was awesome, food came fast and was delicious. Good menu with many options for all diets !

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vipTonyL
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great yellow tail, shrimp. Cerviche and oysters. Great service. Let the servers wear shorts.

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vipalyssa
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Good food and we felt safe regarding COVID

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MarquitaD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The food was also great. We've never received our meal so fast like we did here. We can not wait to go back

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vipWestlakefoodies
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice bottle of Prosecco and some oysters at a table outside. The server was very attentive and friendly.

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46andtwo
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good and unique food and well made drinks. On this occasion our service was very slow on the upstairs deck. They brought my wife the wrong salad but quickly fixed the issue.

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Tommy
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just a perfect lunch on a sunny day along the River.
Food, service and ambience perfect.
An absolute jewel in the Flats.

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Phyllis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and I especially appreciate their COVID precautions!

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EricF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday. They did a temperature check at the entrance. Also required masks whenever you're not at your table. All good with us! We sat on the lower level patio. View was great. Drinks were excellent. Our favorite was the Lakewood Derby! Wife loved the scallops and I enjoyed the crab cake. Would highly recommend for any seafood lover!

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BonnieK
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience3

This was our second visit. The food was fantastic. We tried lots of menu items.
However, we might not return. It was crazy noisy. Maybe it would be better in the winter. The flats was filled with fools not wearing masks & not socially distancing. I wish everyone would take it in - it's not a joke!

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rays
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic anniversary dinner! Food and view were perfect. Will definitely being returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually, I wasn’t impressed prior to Covid-19. For some reason, having a smaller menu and very polished staff made the difference. Wonderful food and delightful staff. I will be back. .

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vipDianeD
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome!

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WhyCook
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out on the deck on a beautiful night. Everything was great. Kudos for the Covid protocols in place: masks required, temp taking. We appreciated it. Food was wonderful, as always!

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LesS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

it is very nice eating on the river there. the bar across the street was annoying blasting their music. they must think everyone likes that. Ally cat has excellent food and if i go back I will order just one entree and 2 apps. the lobster roll was excellent btw. great wine list too.

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vipChuck
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and had a wonderful dinner. The food and service were both excellent!

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vipJohnG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Some of the staff were out right rude!!! My group TOTALLY understands the reason and concept of wearing a 😷 mask ( 2 hospital employees) . But 1 guest was rudely scolded for going to the bathroom without a mask!! He wanted to leave right then at that moment upon returning to table!! And 2 of us also got unfriendly comments for wandering with out a mask!! The busgirl had no personality- I didn’t mean to bother her by asking for butter 🧈! Waitress was wonderful, it seemed like she was the only pleasant person!! Not the most relaxing dining experience! You need to train your floor staff in hospitality!! To be clear- having to wear a face mask is not the problem!! The problem is WANTING to leave immediately before your main course is served because of rude staff speaking to you in such a manner and with such arrogance

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Dave
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right by the lake, it was so pleasant. I would recommend the place, and I myself would go there again.

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vipDrachemahlzahn
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A must for us every time we come to Cleveland 😎

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were clean, everyone in masks, great service.

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JoanG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, beautiful view, cool drinks, and delicious food.

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DavidO
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I took the in-laws to dinner. It was their 1st time out to dinner since COVID-19 hit. The whole experience for us all was fantastic. They were excellent/patient with all of our Concerns. Clean and thorough. The food and service was excellent. I look forward to our next visit!

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Willie
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vincent was our server and he was outstanding! Kind and helpful and helped us make our food selections. The young lady that checked us in was also kind and helped us with the ap on our phones to get the menus, she was very patient! The food was delicious! I highly recommend the mussels! We never had better! We definitely will return!

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Karla
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. From the minute we got to the restaurant we were greeted with a kind hostess, a very accommodating maitre d', in which I wanted to sit along the water and he gave options- that is nice touch. Our server, Kate (I think) was so nice and offered amazing service. Not only that, but the servers who walked past our table made a couple nice comments on my wardrobe... :) and the managers made a point to come up to our table to see how everything was going. I appreciate kindness, good service, and a restaurant that hires great staff... it really reflects how the place is run. I didn't mention the food yet... EVERYTHING we got was MOST DELICIOUS- ceviche, calamari, lobster rolls, and clam chowder. We will definitely be back!!

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KellyG
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We typically love Alley Cat, but this visit was very disappointing. Food was overly salty and coated in tons of butter/oil. The bread they brought to the table was so dry that it was inedible. Their cocktails are delicious and the views are always amazing.

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ThereseR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever, we go twice a month. Love, love, love it!!

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SandiA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, lovely atmosphere on patio overlooking river. Good precautions taken, temp taken at door, servers masked, good social distancing

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I were in town for a softball tournament over the same weekend my wife and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary. I found the Alley Cat online and made our reservations based on the casual attire and the location downtown. The food, the service and the atmosphere were all outstanding! The calamari, lobster roll, oysters and mussels were just fantastic. We were craving the same food the next day. We will certainly be back even though we are from Detroit. Great job Alley Cat!

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vipBrittanyS
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance on a summer night to enjoy the views of the Cuyahoga River. The food was as amazing as the views. I loved the stuffed oysters and scallops!

FAQs

Alley Cat Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 574-9999.

Alley Cat Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1536 OpenTable diners.