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Rusty Anchor at the Music Box

4.4
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1752 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.

**Please note: OpenTable reservations are only available for ticket holders at our venue. We are currently not offering dining only reservations. Tickets are required for admission to our Supper Club or Concert Hall concerts.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1752 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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CassieV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

There was no food service but I didn't want to give it a low rating

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Cassie, Thank you for the review! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us.

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DeannaV
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. The music, food, staff were great.
I would recommend this place to all my friends.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hi Deanna, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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LarryS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would recommend Music Box for the entertainment. The menu is very sparse. It is not a full service restaurant by any means. They had better food once upon a time. You might consider going somewhere else first, then just have drinks at Music Box.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hi Larry, We are sorry to hear our current menu didn't satisfy your expectations, but we are more than glad to know you enjoyed the show! We hope your next time with us is even more enjoyable!

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Nancy
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the Music Box! Always have a great time, there's nothing like live music! Great venue, lots of variety, food is good. They're doing an excellent job of keeping us COVID safe. GO THERE!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hi Nancy, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We are thrilled to hear your positive experience with us! We look forward to you having many more with us!

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PattyD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to hear Live music and feel safe in such a beautiful environment

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hi Patty, We're happy you had a fantastic time with us! We deeply value keeping our guests here at Music Box safe and entertained. Hope to see you again soon!

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Steve
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

I wish I had known there would be no food service that night. AT A RESTAURANT. No servers that night. Had to go to the bar for drinks.
The music is why I went and Madeline Finn and guests were awesome.

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SusanMB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

Our visit was very satisfying. The social distancing was good. We felt safe. There was no food. The bar tenders were very good. When we didn't get the ginger beer in our drinks, the young man immediately went to check on the supply. Apollo's Fire trio was wonderful! Lots of fun!

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BarbH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful time but the service was rather slow. I realize it was crowded and didn't see more than two or three wait staff. Maybe increase wait staff.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 23, 2020

Hi Barb! Thank you for the helpful review! We are thrilled to hear you had a great time with us here at the Music Box and hope to see you again soon!

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MissyD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was by myself due to unforseen circumstances and the only place they had for a single diner was in the very last table in the club where you couldn't even see the stage.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 23, 2020

Hi Missy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience with us, but we really appreciate your feedback and will take note of this for the future.

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DianeC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was our waiter and did a really great job accommodating our table of 10. The service was awesome the staff was friendly and the show was entertaining. Love coming here. This is a great night out always.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 23, 2020

Hi Diane! Thanks for leaving a review! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and especially our wonderful waitstaff! We are looking forward to serving you in the future!

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ShelleyW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Didn’t have food- could’ve used a second bartender

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi Shelley, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve. We hope to see you again very soon!

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DwayneD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The venue off the chain. Food was ok but over priced but I understand the need to generate revenue due to Covid 19. The view spectacular and the jazz group Joe Hunter Trio was very entertaining with great music. I would highly recommend making this a routine place of choice.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi Dwayne, We are so happy to hear about your pleasant experience with us! We hope to see you here again very soon!

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DanfromStow
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We waited 20 minutes at our table before a server came over, and that was after twice asking for service. The food was bland and certainly not worth what we paid. Sunday brunch did not include anything to drink. No juice, no tea, no coffee. And they ran out of fruit, despite a less than full house due to social spacing.
Ambiance was nice with a jazz trio playing music.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi Dan, We truly appreciate the feedback and are working to make our Sunday brunches a smoother experience in the future. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review!

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LaToniaM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy myself when at the Music Box, food is great, music is always a joy and the atmosphere is awesome.
This past Sunday at the Jazz Brunch was exceptionally amazing. The weather was perfect for patio sitting and my waiter Nick was amazing. It was a packed house and he was attentive to all his customers. It was fun just watching him.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi LaTonia, We are so glad to hear about your great experiences with us here at the Music Box! We are proud to serve customers and fans like yourself and LOVE to hear about your time here. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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KarenR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time:

I was told that they were sold out, but even with social distancing I saw some tables empty.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi Karen, So glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Music Box. We hope to see you soon!

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PatrickF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food portions were small and most of it came out not hot like it sat for a while or was reheated. Afterwards when I asked for the check I waited for 30min to get the check which was quickly dropped off at the table saying nothing. Then it took another 15min just to get my card picked up to pay for the meal.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi Patrick, I'm sorry to hear about your less than stellar experience with us, but let us make it up to you. Please know that we are working on our service and we will be sure to wow you next time you come in. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience.

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vipdianep
Cleveland
56 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We were attending Sunday Brunch bands often. Came back to our first one since it reopened and don't remember the price of alcohol being so high. Were drinkers and prob won't be back because of that. The food was excellent, what a shame the price gouging on alcohol

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DACRdoo
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joey was my waiter and I was so thankful for his service!!! He gave me the ultimate unexpected appreciative respectful and energetic service! He called me Miss instead of ma’am and treated me with great kindness I really got lucky! I now every time I go there will ask for his station! Thank you Music Box for hiring such a gem!!!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi there, We absolutely LOVE hearing about your great experience with us and our wonderful waiting staff! We are proud to serve customers and fans like you. We hope to see you again very soon!

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BrittanyA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the jazz set that was there and brought my sister with me who was in town from Charottle,NC. Music set was great and the band were really engaging and the weather was wonderful. The food was ok i had the chicken and waffles though some peices of the chicken tasted like gristle or was freezer brunt. Other than than everything else was good

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi Brittany, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the show here at the Music Box. Thanks for letting us know about your experience and we hope to see you again very soon!

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended our first live event since the pandemic and it was a great experience. The staff followed the state mandated guidelines and they limited attendance which made us feel safe. I had a small chopped salad with the mac and cheese as my entree and it was the perfect amount of food and was delicious. My husband had the fish tacos and loved them. The Jim Miller Band was outstanding as usual. Highly recommended. Great food great atmosphere!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi Scott, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We are proud to be back open, bringing food and live music safely back to Cleveland. We hope to see you soon!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night out can’t wait to visit again soon!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi John, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this kind review! We hope to see you again very soon!

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DACRdoo
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The service was just OK for when you ask for something for your meal you kind of expect to get it like ASAP and when you don’t it sure does reflect your opinion! Awhile back when I would eat there Sunday brunch I did enjoy the muffins or have a different choice for a dessert. Also they used to have salads which they no longer have. Also for those that wanted to just have cocktails I think it would be nice to have at least a dessert to choose from with your cocktail to be charged of course but not be charged $20.00! Options, choices and unexpected great service=concern and care for the customer that keeps your doors open!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are always looking for ways to improve, and we will do our best to exceed your expectations next time. Please know that we acknowledge and appreciate your suggestions!

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MichelleN
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was terrible. Atmosphere was great but never again!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Michelle, I'm sorry to hear about your less than stellar experience with us, but let us make it up to you. Please know that we are always working on improving our food and we will be sure to wow you next time. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us!

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jefers
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best!
We were impressed a month ago by the safety and spacing the Music Box had achieved and so we returned... NOT DISAPPOINTED! Spaced line out front (one at a time to the ticket counter), then total mask control to well-spaced seats. A Huge bottle of hand sanitizer outside the restrooms to boot...

...and of course, some of the best musical talent in northeast Ohio; this time Brent Kirby!

This time we also sprang for brunch and it seemed to be way better than the buffet-style we've had in years past (it's now an all-you-can-eat individual plating). Worth it!!

Don't be afraid; the Music Box has it down and will take care of you.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi there! So glad to hear you had a great time at the Music Box! We are SO happy you felt comfortable, safe, and entertained! We look forward to taking care of you again very soon!

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WendyS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food1service2ambience5

Do NOT eat there. English muffins on Eggs Benedict could be used as HOCKEY PUCKS.
also tried. The bananas foster French toast...three slices of over ripe bananas over butter syrup white bread French toast.
NO WAY WORRH $20.
go for music. Eat somewhere else!!
COFFEE WAS AWFUL TOO!!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Wendy, Thank you for taking the time to share a review. It has been a learning experience transitioning brunch from a buffet to individual plated items. Please know that we are working hard to improve our brunch and we hope to wow you on your next visit!

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JoAnnH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come to several Brunch concerts & always enjoy ! Even in this pandemic time & now played meals ... it works out great ! Good deal for the money. Enjoyable!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Joann, Thank you so much for your kind review and we are thrilled to hear you always have such a great experience here at the Music Box. We are proud to serve customers and fans like yourself and LOVE to hear about your time here. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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lisal
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Music Box does a great job keeping us all safe. Our server Nick was awesome. I can’t wait to go bCk

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Lisa, We are so glad to hear about your pleasant experience here at the Music Box! We love to hear how our safety measures make our customers feel more comfortable. We look forward to more enjoyable experiences with you in the future!

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RobinW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to the music box supper club. We have not seen a bad show to date. The food is always very good and when we were there this past weekend our server was awesome! I love the fact that you can try for free tickets that makes it so much more affordable for us to come to the venue. after the show, we love to go outside and sit by the water beautiful view.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Robin, So glad to hear you have had great experiences here at the Music Box! We are so happy that we can make seeing live entertainment more accessible for you all. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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LarryH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very laid back setting! Stefanie our waitress was excellent and so attentive to our party! The music with Becky Boyd and the groove train was the best ! Parking was excellent with valet offered and the view of the river with open patio doors A delightful evening😎

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Larry, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our service and scenic view. We hope to see you again very soon!

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Megane
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Limited menu with prices not all families can afford.

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EricC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Great show even during this time of Covid. Did a great job of keeping everyone safe.
Just wish the food options were better. For a reggae show love the jerk wings, they wasn’t on the menu.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Eric, So happy to hear you enjoyed the show! We hope to see you again very soon!

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ShawnF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was Great the food was Great my Reservation was made for the Wrong day by accident and they still was able to accommodate me so everything was all Good‼️ I loved the Experience and I will be back Thanks Music Box 👍🏾

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Shawn, So glad to hear of your great experience here at the Music Box! We love accommodating our customers and are pleased to know you were able to enjoy your time with us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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IM4U
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Music Box staff does a fantastic job of entertaining in style!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi there! Thank you for the positive review and we are glad to know you had a good experience with us! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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TonyE
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this venue but not my first time at a dinner theater. I was at best expecting typical food you have at these type of places. What we had was some of the best food I have had out in over 6 months. The service and food way exceed my expectations. I would eat there even if there was no show. One word of advice for anyone going there , get the key lime pie it’s the best I’ve ever had. Great experience job well done guys.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Tony, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are thrilled to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations! We look forward to having more great experiences here at the Music Box with you very soon!

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SueZQ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The show was fantastic along with the atmosphere. Such a beautiful summer evening.
I had the perch which was very good. I asked for crispy French fries which were not crispy or hot. By the time the server came back, I was dine eating.
Dessert was great.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Sue, So glad to hear you had a great time at the Music Box! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you again very soon!

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JIMO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

only had drinks & apps as menu is limited but band was great

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi there! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the show! We hope to see you again soon!

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KimF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Eat anywhere but here. Small menu over priced food.

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SonnyW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The fish tacos were excellent. They were out of the dessert I wanted.

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi Sonny, So glad to hear that you had a great meal here at the Music Box. We are looking forward to serving you again very soon!

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vipconcert
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night out at the Music Box! Fun concert, great food, super attentive service and very cautious operation. Awesome all the way around!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi there! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here at the Music Box! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! From when we first got there to the drinks, the food, the service and the music! My sister and I had a great time. First time ever at the Music Box and we will be back!

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hi there! Thank you so much for this kind review! We look forward to having you here at the Music Box again soon!

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Rusty Anchor at the Music Box is rated 4.4 stars by 1752 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.

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