Don's Lighthouse Grille

4.6
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1361 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Don"s Lighthouse is located along Cleveland's scenic lakefront seven minutes from downtown's sports, theater and concert districts. Situated in a landmark building, Don's offers the freshest seafood, steaks,and chops and is a premier dining spot in Northeast Ohio.
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hollyhock
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive, but not intrusive, service
Delicious walleye and swordfish dinners
Well-installed and observed Covid restrictions
A lovely night out.

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GwenS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there
Very nice and food very good...will absolutely go again

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HeatherL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Great food. Rude, apathetic, condescending host and server.

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VeronicaC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet and lobster that I've ever eaten. Definitely going back.

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NatashaT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience3

The food was very bland.. waitress was very nice and attentive

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Honey/thyme butter on bread to start the meal. I had filet and lobster tail & both were fantastic. Service was excellent. I will be back!

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Melski
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my fiancé here for his bday and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. This was a first for both of us and we were talking about how good the food was on our way home. Definitely making it a point to go again.

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vipDeniseG
Cleveland
86 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our dinners were excellent - clam bake, walleye, and surf and turf.

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DeCarlaG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food had no seasoning very plain tasting. I ordered the steak & finger potatoes. Noise level was fine, restaurant was very clean. If your into eatting low salt or healthy food with bland taste then this is a great spot for you.

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markv
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good but not great. For the prices they charge the food should be great.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overall, our experience was okay.

Table near us was a large group that was very loud. Cussing and laughing.

Food was okay. I ordered scallops and when they were brought to the table, one scallop had a short, curly hair on it. Notified server and she immediately got me a new dinner. New scallops were tasty but the sides were bland (potatoes and spinach). My husband ordered steak Oscar and he said it was delicious.

Our server Peggy was nice and prompt in service.

A bit disappointed our bill was not credited due to hair in the scallops. We did receive a free birthday dessert since we were celebrating my husbands birthday.

Probably will not go back.

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Digsy
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Don’s Lighthouse! Food was great and service was top notch!

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ArlineN
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always good food, service, value. However, tea selection does not include plain old black tea.

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Lorraine
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated immediately. Our waitress was very welcoming and was able to answer all our questions easily. The meal was delicious with a high level of artistry; beautiful plating. We had dessert and coffee afterwards. It was a lovely meal to celebrate my birthday! Had never been here before, and would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing the food was perfect it was quiet and my server was super cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary. The service was great, and the food was delicious. They knew it was our anniversary, so they gave us a free dessert. We had a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect setting for my Mother in Law’s Birthday!! We enjoyed every single bite of our food!!

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a very nice place a bit pricey but very good 👍.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Would have been an excellent value if I had not ordered 2 bottles of wine but I like wine

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dianeZ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening with friends eating great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was un flavorful

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Alice
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. I would highly recommend for anyone who wants good quality well tasting food. I will be back.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very attentive, and helped in every way he could. Food was amazing. Will DEFINITELY be back.

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IndiaT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my husband to an Anniversary dinner and this was the most amazing dining experience we’ve had in quite some time. Very intimate

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Alalalal
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Can’t beat the filet and lobster special at Don’s Lighthouse. We added a Pomeroy salad, cool and refreshing. The only thing I’d do different is ask for the steak sauce on the side as there was too much for my taste as it is rather salty.

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vipNorthcoaster
Cleveland
43 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Don's. What good reason to get out of the house for a while and enjoy ourselves. No worries the day we dined, finding the dining room (surprisingly) sparsely-populated. After soup and and an order of fresh, tender shrimp, our entrees were walleye and scallops. Both we perfectly prepared and nicely plated. Fresh seafood, one reason we've been going to Don's for a long time. Then there's the consistently great service provided by our favorite servers: Lori or Patty. During a time when we all want a break from the daily routine, a trip to Don's is a good choice for some time away to dine in full-service restaurant. Take out is good, but nothing beats dining in.

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143sasha
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and even better food! Norm was our waiter. Very attentive and kind. We started off with the calamari and shrimp cocktail. For dinner we chose Portuguese seafood stew, Nantucket Lightship scallops, and swordfish with asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. Dessert followed, which was a chocolate mousse (that my kids inhaled before I even had a chance) and an apple pie that was unbelievably YUMMY! (I do not like apple pie!) This restaurant will not disappoint!

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BravoR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! The place doesn't look like much from outside, but we will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went to Don’s Lighthouse for my boyfriends birthday. The food was delicious and I noted in our reservation that it was his birthday. They brought him an eclair with a candle and he felt special. No loud singing which to him is a plus. We both got French onion soup for an appetizer. It was delicious and very cheesy. He got a steak that was cooked exactly the way he wanted it. I got lobster and it was exquisite. Our server snapped at me when I asked a question because he was in a hurry to help a large party. If it wasn’t for that this would be 5/5 stars. We will be back to enjoy Don’s Lighthouse again.

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Munchkin
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. Be sure to try the French Onion soup!

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Demond1
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience and food. Definitely going again.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Don's Lighthouse was top-notch the place was clean the service was good the food was excellent

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TimothyH
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent, service was excellent too. Thank you

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LiliB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Our server Terri was wonderful. We were celebrating our anniversary. We were given a surprise dessert as well. We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was really nice. I truly enjoyed myself.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great restaurant. Our sea food meals were prepared to perfection. The service was first rate.

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TimmairaB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service excellent.

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GlenW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our Server was fantastic. Food was good . My steak was a little fattier than I would expect. We had an enjoyable time.

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Foodie
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I wanted to surprise my fiancé. Reservations were almost booked. I was able to snag an 8:45 reservation even though that is pretty late for us. I wish we had gone somewhere else because we ended up leaving without eating because it was that bad! The table cloth had stains all over it. Our waitress introduced herself and said she was having a bad night... so we were already off to a bad start. Ordered stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer which were amazing! BUT we never got our bread. My steak & lobster combo came out and my steak was very rare (I ordered medium) we sent the steak back. Meanwhile my fiancé ordered the crab legs.... they should change it to “crab leg” because she only got one and there is no way it was a pound BTW it was $58 for that one leg. Trying to be courteous, my fiancé waited for my food to come back so she wasn’t eating in front of me so her food was cold by the time my plate returned. This time, they didn’t give me my lobster tail. At that point we were so hungry and fed up, we paid for our one glass of wine and mushrooms and went to rally’s since it was too late to go anywhere else. So sad and disappointed.

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John
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I loved the restaurant, I just wish the huge pots and shrubs didn’t cover the windows. Loved our server!

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Don's Lighthouse Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 1361 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.