Don's Lighthouse Grille

4.5
1420 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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winemakers
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in Cleveland! Great seafood. Excellent wine list. Attentive and knowledgeable servers.

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ToniT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! It was my boyfriend's 55th birthday and we enjoyed a quiet dinner together - great service and food. Will recommend to everyone!

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TamaraB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great as well as the service! The food was amazing! We will definitely be going back there again!

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phia
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. My meal experience was outstanding. Compliant with Covid safety standards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner experience. I loved the COVID-19 precautions that were taken. The food tasted delicious and our server was polite, knowledgeable, and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great.
The host was a bit rude, and we were put at a two top table against a wall. Felt like we were constantly in someone’s way.
Overall, will return, will just request a different seat.

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TLCH2731
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Stumbled upon happy hour and was very happy with the happy hour menu! My husband and I had shrimp cocktail, mussels, and crab cakes and thought it all delicious. Our server was wonderful, attentive and friendly. Looking forward to returning again soon!!

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Della
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again this place never fails me, me and my husband loves this restaurant our favorite is the calimari the bessssssssst.❤

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WilliamA
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7 Valentine’s Days in a row. Don’s does not disappoint!

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ChiraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Everything was amazing. I really appreciate the host and staff

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JimS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner & Service were great. Enjoyable evening!!!

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Kristy
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around! The martinis were particularly amazing!

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OwenK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I’s experience at Don’s Lighthouse Grille could not have been more wonderful. Great staff, we loved our service from Norman. Amazing food, we had the calamari, steak and lobster which was incredible. We were also surprised with a dessert for our anniversary. We recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great service, amazing food, and a romantic atmosphere for a nice dinner

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ChrisS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here for Valentines Day. It was an awesome experience, the food and service was amazing.

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TatianaW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and experience

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our food was amazing. Perfect Valentine’s Day Restaurant. We were thoroughly pleased with our experience at Don’s Lighthouse Grille.

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MargaretG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 👏 experience all around . The staff outstanding the food incredibly and our entire evening awesome. Thank you so much and we will be back. 🥰

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vipSarahI
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was amazing, as always. We will definitely go back again.

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MARKP
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good but not very big portion sizes.

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CindyL
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat, $10 off steak and lobster on sundays!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! Our server was very attentive and polite! The food was excellent and our meals were prepared exactly to order. I would definitely recommend!

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PAULG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding, I’ll definitely be back soon. A great experience!

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CCorp
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and service. The lunch duets are a tremendous value. Also thought the social distancing measures were about the best I have seen in a restaurant so as to be very safe without ruining the ambiance of the restaurant.

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KwanticaD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience1

Both of my drinks had things floating in them , I received tater tots instead of whipped mashed potatoes and I ask for a booth but was told there wasn’t any available but couples after me were placed a numerous empty booths.

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Loki
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I have to say, I was disappointed. I have never visited Don's Lighthouse, it was recommended to me a couple years ago. I finally decided to take my Mother and my friend. The service was very slow and it wasn't busy. The food was not as good as I expected. I ordered the Two Medallions and the meat was a little tough. My crab cake appetizer was very good and the drinks were strong but good however, I can't say I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Food was good but not as good as I was expecting - my tuna steak was over cooked (I had requested lightly seared and ruby red), and my husbands scallops were just over the point of being buttery soft. The crab cake appetizer was excellent though! All in all a good experience.

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AsiaH
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to go back!! Thanks Mary

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Della
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for a great 5* restaurant for dinner date this is your place the food was over the roof and let's not forget TERRI our waiter was theeeee Best it was my birthday and she was on her job that night I will be back on valentines day hope to have her again the place is just comfortable and relaxing and away from our kids 🤣🤣🤣

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LaToyaB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I strongly recommend Don's Lighthouse....Overall a wonderful experience. Food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quiet and cozy dinner for two on a Tuesday evening. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. The scallops were exceptional and my husband truly enjoye

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was not worth the price that was paid I was served my dinner on a platter not a plate I will go to Red Lobster before I go there again You get what you pay for at Red Lobster

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, great service , great atmosphere!

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GaryB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We have been to Dons Lighthouse several times over the years. This time was not one of the best. It was New Years Eve and they were busy. Very disappointed they did not have crab legs. Our dinner came with mashed potatoes and to our surprise they were garlic mashed which the wife or myself ate. Did not specify this on the menus only mashed potatoes. I don’t think we will be back.

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DebC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, delicious food. Great way to celebrate the new year.

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Lita
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, it's quiet and quant. Our server Carolyn was awsome, she met our every need.

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ChiraB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice restaurant! I will be returning very soon

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BethB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Portuguese Seafood Stew was amazing! The appetizers were also delicious--stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes, the lobster bisque was good. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall our dinner here was just ok. Service was slow even though they weren't busy at all. Food was good quality but uninspired and average...Not creative or exciting cuisine at all. Nothing special here for a special occasion unfortunately. For some reason we weren't offered a bread basket when other tables were. Not a big deal...but weird. I noted on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but nothing special was offered to us. This was my second time at Don's Lighthouse and unfortunately I probably wouldn't return.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner party for our business. Waitress was a delight and fun! The dinner was fabulous. We all will be back again!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Food had absolutely no flavor and was not cooked well

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Don's Lighthouse Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 1420 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.