Black River Tavern

4.5
218 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Black River Tavern, a unique, casual restaurant and bar situated on the picturesque Valley of the Eagles Golf Club, featuring handcrafted walnut tables made with repurposed timber and natural stonework locally quarried.

The menu is a mixture of farm-fresh salads, sharable appetizers, gourmet burgers, artisanally-prepared meats, homemade desserts, and many seasonal inspired dishes.

Come and experience the state of the art Indoor Golf Simulators, challenging enough for avid golfers yet suitable for all ages and skill levels, with full menu service. Black River Tavern is the perfect venue for all celebrations and every day gathering. Join us to watch your favorite sports events on the big screens or at the individual booth TVs. No game is left behind.

Check out our Happy Hour and Week Night Specials.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 218 people are saying
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SherryY
Cleveland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and server were delightful. Cara was like a visiting friend. The food and cocktails were delicious and plentiful!!! We will enjoy our leftovers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
104 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with our Grandkids. Everything was fantastic and the kids ate all of their food. Unusual for them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this restaurant a few years back. The food, drinks, and atmosphere are awesome. We've never had a bad experience and we go at least a few times a month.

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tom9j34
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always. Food is always very good.

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Annie
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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Jude
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abundant choices, bountiful portions, outstanding service, and calming ambiance. Highly recommend! 😋

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ConstanceB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best item, we thought, were the lobster tots, but everything was flavorful. We ate outside and it was a lovely evening. I could only complain that the golf carts are stored next to the outdoor patio, which decreased the ambience

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EdgarG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and large portions. The lobster tater tots was the best.

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KristaR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were having a great time, delicious drinks and food then all of a sudden a wedding came in the next room and the DJ was so loud it was hard hear the people across the table from us. We will definitely be back but will come in earlier in the evening to avoid the distraction of the music from the wedding.

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vipJasmineY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laid back atmosphere and great food!

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Hammy
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and great food, lots of selection. good beers. overall a great place

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CarlA
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience

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debbiec
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience at Black River Tavern, including piping hot delicious food and well made, ice cold drinks. Our server Hanna did a great job and we will definitely be back again soon.

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vipLaurar1
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the lovely patio. We were not rushed. The food was very good and price reasonable. We will go again for sure.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not what you’d expect of a golf course grill / restaurant. So much more. From the front of the house to the kitchen friendly, courteous and respectful service and terrific food.interesting appetizers (the Lobster Tots a must) and a bountiful selection of entrees. I had fork tender beef short ribs and my wife had the fall of the bone spare ribs. Portion were large enough to give us little much the next day.. Entree pricing $17-$23 fit anyone’s budget.

As we were leaving a strong rain storm made it look like we’d be stuck for a long time. No! A courteous bar host saw our pacing and quickly offered to escort us to the car under a huge gol umbrella. A wonderful sign of attention and customer appreciation and service. We will definitely be back and I suspect often. A great experience and value in very nice surroundings. Worth your making a visit / reservation
8/13/21

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s is a lovely spot for a summer lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Sat In area by kitchen. Extremely warm but they told us it would be. Service a little slow but not bad. My steaks was near perfect. And very flavorful. Steak frite. Salmon was good. Salmon Plate was a little overwhelming with the flavors of the sauce fper my girlfriend Drinks were good. Had to wait for them though. Nice ambiance however golf bags and shoes welcomed you at the door with the half drank water bottles However I would still come and eat dinner here again.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Table ready on time
Server friendly and efficient
Food took little time to get out
8 out of 8 liked their meals
What more can you ask?

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GingerB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It took one hour to get our dinner.
My husbands steak was fatty.
Our appetizer took 45 minutes.
They weren’t busy. Maybe 5 tables of people.

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MichelleK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just moved back to the area but had never been to Black River Tavern. We are always looking for good brunch places, so we thought we would give this one a try. We also wanted to check out the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. We were not disappointed. The course is BEAUTIFUL and challenging. The brunch food and ambiance of this place is outstanding! This is a brunch menu, not a buffet but offers many choices off the special brunch menu or the regular lunch/dinner menu. I had the Chorizo Biscuits and Gravy with the Over Easy Egg and Potatoes. It was divine! My husband and SIL had the Dutch Pancake with Berries and syrup. My MIL had the Custom Omelet with Potatoes and Toast. All portions were HUGE! Fresh ingredients combined in traditional and new dishes. I had the pineapple juice mimosa among the various choices offered. They have a fairly large craft beer and drink menu. We all commented more than once that we would be back (for sure to try the Lobster Bites appetizer). There are a variety of seating options: at the bar, at high top tables, larger group dining, regular tables, atrium tables and patio. We chose the atrium that has garage doors that can open or close. There was a great light, summer breeze but it started raining shortly after we arrived and were seated but it was easy to bring down the garage doors to keep the rain outside. While waiting for our meal, we saw a group of deer running along the fairway of the golf course close to the tree line. Very beautiful landscaping along walkway to restaurant entrance and along patio. We could see golf simulators and pool tables on the other side of the restaurant by the pro shop and additional table seating. This has a very old English tavern feel with lots of brick and stone on the walls. My SIL wondered about what it might be like decorated at Christmas time. We will be back and recommending this place to friends for sure!

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Joemack
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the atmosphere was relaxed and casual. And did I mention how amazing the food was?

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ElyriaTraveler
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Black River Tavern to celebrate two birthdays and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the service very professional.

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Jewels
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Very large portions! We will definitely be back!

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MichaelW
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have been a patrons of this place for several years prior to COVID. We went back for the first time last weekend. Service was slow, especially slow was the time it took for the food order to be brought to the table. There was a very loud obnoxious patron who wanted to make sure he was heard in the whole are we were sitting in. The only time of some peace was was he went to the restroom or was eating something. The dishes we ok , just looked like the stuff was reheated together with whatever they had in the kitchen. For the price of the entrée really nothing very special to demand the price other that perhaps the salmon/asparagus. Not sure if the the wedding reception being held in another part was taking most of the staff/restaurant personnel. Planning to try another place when we go out in the next week or so. We have had to deal with the extreme noise level before in this place so I guess this doesn't bother other patrons. Anyways if you are looking for some overpriced food with a very noisy place to eat please try this place out.

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MaryS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

all of our meals tasted good and were fresh and warm, but we felt it was a little slow in service. our server was very sweet. the weather was nice and we were seated in the "atrium" area with a nice view of some of the course. the parking and parking lot are pretty awful. its not really well marked, and some people take up some odd space when parking their vehicles..it should be resurfaced and relined. luckily, my 85 year old father had his handicap sticker in his car so he parked pretty close; we had a bit of a hike with a rough surface area to walk over as well. my dad also commented on the lack of salt and pepper shakers (they just gave us packets which were hard for him to open), but we are guessing that is also pandemic related.)

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was on par. Slow service.

KJ
KarJg1987
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan was a knowledgeable and friendly server. We enjoyed our selections and the food was brought out in a timely manner. This was our first experience at BRT but we will be back soon!

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KristineD
Toledo
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be going back! Beautiful night on the patio! Service was wonderful and food was delicious all around! I suggest the pretzel bites for a starter, they were yummy!

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PattieS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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TomM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was good. Dinner was prepared as ordered. Air conditioning could have been a little cooler, but it was tolerable. The only letdown was that the grilled chicken sandwich was removed from the special!

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TonyV
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Firecracker shrimp was amazing but the rest was just okay/good. The service was amazing and overall just had a very nice time.

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MariaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on the Valley of the Eagles golf course/ loved our service, food was decent and at a fair price/ definitely want to go there again- nice hidden gem! I had Salmon which just needed more chimichurri sauce, my husband had the Shrimp pasta special- our friends had Perch dinner ( little heavy on the fry) and chicken over mista salad which looked great!

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vipJohnM
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service very slow. Kitchen was overwhelmed. Took over an hour to get our food. Setting is very good. But be prepared to wait.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

My family and I eat there at least every 3 weeks. I rave about the restaurant, and I prefer u over the foundry. My husband often gulfs as well with his colleagues. I have had our “ nursing get togethers” there as well as st, Jude PTA lunches and dinners.

I would appreciate a phone call to discuss our horrible and frightening experience tonight. My daughter is still crying . I have never been more uncomfortable or scared in any restaurant. I asked for a manger , the lady said she was the supervisor, I told her my concern, and my concern of the amount of drinks the man had. I was a bartender for 12 years before I became a nurse in 2008. I can only hope that he was drunk and his inappropriate behavior stemmed from that. Your supervisor, yelled across the dining room “ don’t u call anyone am alcoholic, my bartenders do not over serve!” Just FYI , two other mothers just happens to be sitting around the corner and have already reached out to me about what just happened. We are disgusted by this experience and I would like an manger or owner who has a little more professionalism to contact me .

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WayneH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all was well, very good food and service. We would recommend this establishment to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there, and I had a wonderful time! All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. Even the other guests were awesome! I can’t wait to go back and sit on the beautiful patio overlooking the outstanding scenery!

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BrianV
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice, comfortable place. Menu is very good. Service good. The salad I had was enormous and excellent!

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CathyW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chicken soup was a little salty, but big chucks of meat. Sandwich was great.

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TonyP
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was very good the service was very bad , we received water and our drink orders were taken by a person who was clearing tables, the server took a long time to come to the table , she took our order and came back once to see how the food was and we did not see her again until she came with the check,we would have ordered more drinks but did not have a server to take the order when she came with the check I asked her for 2 coffees and a dessert menu. Food was very good but they really have to get it together on the service. It was not super busy so I am not sure what the reason was

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JudiD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Best hamburgers in town!!!!Friendly people. what else can u ask for.

FAQs

Black River Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 365-1400.

Black River Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.