Rusty Anchor at the Music Box

4.2
893 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Live Music
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
World-class restaurant and Cleveland’s #1 choice for live music. Offers casual fine dining and nightly concerts on the riverfront with spectacular cityscape views. Menu offers Cleveland comfort food, such as their delicious lobster perogies or fresh Lake Erie perch. Also featuring Happy Hours Wednesday-Sunday with food and drink specials.

**Please note: OpenTable reservations are only available for Rusty Anchor / Supper Club dining. Tickets are required for admission to our Supper Club or Concert Hall concerts.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Bar
Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
Open for Concerts Only
Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner Service
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(216) 242-1250 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dennis Devies
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elm Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
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Parking details
Valet parking is available. In addition, there is plenty of parking surrounding the venue in lots near Nautica.
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Entertainment
The Music Box Supper Club hosts well-known national touring musicians and local Northeast Ohio artists from multiple genres, including blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass, rock and soul.
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Special events & promotions
The two-story Music Box Supper Club has a flexible layout that's easily configured for groups from 30 to 700 people. With gorgeous waterfront views, a spacious deck overlooking downtown Cleveland and customizable menus—along with on-site catering and full liquor service—we offer a first-class event planning and space.

The events department can be contacted at (216) 242-1253.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Dave Heffron will assist parties of 20-50. Brittany Reye, Event Manager, will assist parties of 50 or more. Shannon Brancifort, Wedding & Social Events Manager.

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What 893 People Are Saying
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
Cleveland
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

I usually give Rusty Anchor a better review. The reason I didn't this time was because of the seasonal seafood platter we ordered. We were assured that the $75 platter would be plenty for 3 of us to share as a full ENTREE. Although it was very fresh and very delicious it didn't come close to being enough food for 3 reasonably hungry adults. Even with the side salads we ordered we ended up having to order additional starters after we finished the platter because we were still hungry.

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S
Cleveland
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

My only disappointment, nothing special was done for my friends birthday. I had left a previous message on line when I made the dinner reservations.

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OT
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

The facility is a music club featuring live entertainment with food and drinks in the Cleveland Flats. The facility is on the water and first class in appearance. The food was good not great and the service was excellent. Come for the atmosphere and enjoy the food and drink.

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K
Cleveland
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great venue and great music. Perfect for a night out with friends.

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PC
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

It was delicious. Service was good. When I called and asked if there would be live entertainment/music during our 6:30pm reservation, I was told yes - there was not. Otherwise, it was a good experience. Visiting from California.

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DK
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the live music.

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LJ
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

As usual my group was very satisfied with our table and the service. Thanks for the great table location.

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M
Cleveland
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Service was much improved compared to thd last couple of visits. We have been there several times and overall its a great place with good music, views, food and friendly staff.

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TM
Cleveland
3.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

I hate to be negative esp in my hometown but our evening had some downfalls thus I have to go negative. This was my second visit to this restaurant, the first when they first opened. Saturday we went for dinner and had tickets to the show after. First we were told that seating was "family-style" which typically means the food is put on the table in bowls and passed around. No what they mean is they seat you with other people. No thanks I said, it was my husband's birthday, I didn't want to be forced to socialize with strangers I wanted to be with him. We do that at our church fish fry, not when we are paying top buck. They need to tell you that at the reservation. They found a high top for just the two of us.
Then they were understaffed and the server tried his best but there were just too many people for him to function. We waited on drinks, water, and our food was served after the show started. And the worst part? My husband's med rare steak was clearly well done. So we sent it back and shared my salmon.

The show was great, too bad for the bad start.

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DC
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

This ambiance is nice especially at night. The staff is friendly and the food and drinks are delicious. This is my summer hangout spot. I highly recommend this place to everyone.

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SB
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

We loved Moss Stanley & Co great as always!!! Fireworks were great too.

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JG
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Even though my crab cake was cold it was delicious and the server went out of his way to accommodate us. Would definitely recommend to our friends and family.

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KS
Cleveland
4.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

The show was Great! Meal was ok but the service was awful...too few wait people resulting in poor service and on top of that, the bus-people kept trying to take our plates and glasses...I had to go to the bar to get another wine glass!!!

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o
Cleveland
4.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

We had dinner (mostly appetizers) at the Music Box because of concert. Food was average (risotto croquettes weren't crunchy; there weren't much calamari - mostly tomatoes and olives in calamari; Peach Moscow Mule was too peachy, not much ginger beer). The view and concert were great. Location is the best.

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L
Columbus
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

The food was great and the wine recommendation was perfect. We really enjoyed the evening.

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j
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Becky Boyd was amazing, the food was good and the service was fine. Lots of options for non-meat eaters.

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JM
Cleveland
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

After seeing 5 shows upstairs, my wife and I caught our first Sunday Brunch. The buffet was very good and prices were reasonable. Access is very easy and parking has never been a problem. The river is picturesque and the view of the down town skyline is unique from the flats west bank setting. But the best part of MBSC is the music. The artists have been outstanding, and Sunday's performance by Becky Boyd was no exception. She was great! Tired of spending hundreds to battle immense crowds? Come to MBSC and enjoy live music in an intimate setting. You'll be glad you did!

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PC
3.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

I had the Lake Erie perch. Panko crusted. Nice idea but way overcooked. The meal arrived less than 5 mins after the order so I know it had been prepared well in advance. I don’t drive downtown for inferior presentation. Tartare sauce was terrific. Unfortunately that was the tastiest part of the meal. No water? No bread? You’ve gotta do better. BTW, I’m convinced my ‘pint’ of Great Lakes Brewery Dortmunder was served in a 12 oz glass. Your customers are not blind. It was fun watching people dance to the music of Davina & Vagabonds (wonderful act) but they started an hour late because of group dance lesson that preceded. Get the headline act on stage on time and improve the dining experience. You have a prime spot on the river. Act like you know it. Do better.

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M
Cleveland
3.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Went for music, excellent. Kristine Jackson. Food was average. Bloody Mary was tasteless. Service good. Happy hour great.

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KH
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Sunrise Jones did Father’s Day brunch.Excellent show and delicious brunch.

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MS
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Went to celebrate Father’s Day & my partner enjoyed it very much. The food was great as well.
Loved Michael Sonata!

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SH
Pittsburgh
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and food was great. Only problem was that they were out of two of the items that we ordered.

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SH
3.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Enjoyed dining on the waterfront and watching the traffic on the river. Would have liked to see more appetizers that would have been sharable. The music, a gentleman playing a guitar, was much to loud and it was hard to carry on a conversation when he was playing. We did enjoy the music, it was just to loud. The drink special was a punch that we tried. It was quite delicious and refreshing. The valet parking was great. My mother-in-law who is on a walker got special treatment from the valets which was greatly appreciated. I let them know by thanking them and leaving a 50% tip. Thanks for a great evening and will see you again....hopefully sooner than later !

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OT
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Our server was terrible...was not organized or attentive! We will be back again, hopefully with better service!

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AD
Columbus
2.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Very poor service and low quality food. The show was enjoyable. But our water was never refilled and never asked if we wanted another drink or if our dinner was ok. Crab cake tasted old and fishy.

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L
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

We always have a Fantastic time, excellent entertainment. Service usually good. Service was very slow and the food was not hot, I believe due to the service. Still we had a nice evening!

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LP
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

This was a great experience. This was me and my family first time here and we loved it. Was celebrating my sister in law moms birthday and while there we met some fellow Gemini’s. She enjoyed the music of the the legendary Al Green.

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AB
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Shows are always great. Waiter was very attentive.

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S
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

A great evening at the Music Box. Delicious meal and good entertainment. Also excellent care by our servers Nina and Kyle.

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CM
Cleveland
3.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Food is good but. It exceptional. Fruit and salad could have been refreshed. Possible for an iced tea station? Takes way too long to get a refill

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E
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

We get to the Rusty Anchor/Music Box as often as we can. We always have a lot of fun enjoying great music, high energy, friendly staff and very good food. It's one of our favorite destinations.

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G
Cleveland
3.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

Such a beautiful evening on the river to enjoy some great music.

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DM
4.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

have come 3 times to hear our daughter and friends play music. Good service.

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D
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

This venue offers great music - whether local or imported such as from Memphis and Nashville. We are the Home of the Rock & Roll museum and Music Box partners with them at various times. No matter what the style, folk-rock-country - always excellent musicians and vocals! This is a gem right along our waterfront so great for the eye as well as for the ear. I highly recommend Rusty Anchor as the intimate room for music and the concert hall upstairs has the best for larger audiences but still easy to see and hear the performers from anywhere in the room. Highly recommend!!

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SD
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Great Service and Great Entertainment. Staff is always cordial and friendly. Great Location on the Riverfront.

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s
4.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

ICame there for the FM project concert on a Friday night is a great experience food was awesome servers were great overall it was a very good time

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DB
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Once again, we had a great time with a delicious meal. The oysters were a good start, walleye done perfectly, and the live music was a great compliment. Our friends had never been there but will be coming back for sure. Service - as always - was on top of things all night.

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SB
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

From the moment we arrived, and Shannon (who was so friendly and nice) sat us at our table, we had a great evening. Our server, Neal did a great job and was also friendly and nice and prompt. He made sure we were enjoying our meal and kept making sure everything was as we expected. He was attentive but not annoying. The manager, Dave even stopped by to see if we were enjoying our evening, to which we replied yes! We have been there before and will definitely return again soon!

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OT
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

We had a fun evening at the Music Box. This is a favorite place that we like to go to for the music (Thornetta Davis band), ambiance and food.

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JS
2.0
Dined on May 30, 2018

I took the time to write Music Box about a bad experience. They never acknowledged my email. Up to now, I have raved about the food and chef. Very disappointing.

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