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Willoughby Brewing Company

4.0
246 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

At the Willoughby Brewing Company, we specialize in creating the regions finest hand crafted beers. Complemented by our newly redesigned scratch kitchen, your experience will be one to tell your friends about.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday noon - 9 pm
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Phone number
(440) 975-0202
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Jacobs
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Private party facilities
Our private dining facility is the perfect place for your group to meet or entertain. Whether you are planning a business luncheon, birthday party, reunion, reception, or just entertaining friends, we will make yours a gathering to remember.
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Private party contact
Shelly Russo: (440) 975-0202
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vine
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Parking details
We are located in a public lot with ample parking. Valet service available daily through dinner service.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday, be sure to check out our website to see who is performing this week. www.willoughbybrewing.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
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food
4.1
service
3.9
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3.9
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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

We went to the Willoughby Brewing Company for my husband's birthday. It just so happened that the World Series was also on that night. We had incredible food, amazing service, and a fantastic atmosphere! We would definitely recommend to others! Go Tribe!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2016

I haven't been here in a year or two and finally got back. Pleasantly surprised with the new updated menu. I wanted to sample everything it all sounded great. We came in to watch the Indians WS game and it was great the place was active and fun but not too loud so we could talk at least in between innings. We just had a few of the appetizers. Soft pretzels but what was shocking was the dipping sauces, a unique spicy mustard and a spicy cheese, the winner by far was a caramel sauce infused with their awesome peanut butter cup porter ale. A humas plate was tasty and smoky.
we will definitely be back to have a full meal their smoked meats and BYO mac and cheese looked awesome at the next table
Servive was A plus our waiter explained the new menu to us, like he cared. made the night all the better.

See you next time

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

Our waiter was wonderful. Jim was attentive for drink refills and answered any questions we had. The food was delicious, hot and flavorful. Your vast selection of beers enabled everyone in our party to find what they were wanting. We will be back

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1.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Ordered the Henny Chicken. Service was extremely slow. Server said it was due to having inadequate number of frier's available to cook chicken. Delayed entire table's meal (7 people). Disappointing.

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2016

it was just much too loud for us seniors...............not a good menu for seniors

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2.0Dined on October 1, 2016

I was bummed that this place let us down. I expected more, especially from the food. Beer was okay. Not blown away by anything from this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2016

I reserved a table for my daughter and a friend. They were 10 minutes late as they had never been there before and it took them a while to figure out how to get to the restaurant since it is behind the main thoroughfare. They were told they lost their reservation in a not so friendly way. Apparently the restaurant was pretty empty with minimal diners. They were eventually told they could have the table that had a reservation in an hour. The restaurant never did fill up and had many empty tables. I wonder if the young 20 something server would have treated an older couple the same way if they were 10 minutes late or is it just because these were 2 young girls who weren't comfortable with speaking up for themselves. Hostesses/Servers should be aware that just because a patron is young, they are still a paying patron and had no reason to assume any differently and be treated any less. Very disappointed in how the situation was handled by the front staff.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Other than the rude host who gave us attitude for being 10 minutes late to our reservation, the experience was great.

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3.0Dined on September 14, 2016

honestly that impressed. We fir dinner prior toa show being hosted. food was sub-par; however, excellent service.
Headliner comedian was drunk by the time his show started, which was a huge letdown. However, we liked the middle guy.
We ended up leaving early.
All in all, a waste of $85.

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2016

Pretty underwhelming for the cost and service. We've never been wowwed here and not likely to return

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2016

I've been to Willoughby Brewing many times, and have enjoyed every visit. Recently they seem to want to add hot spices to just about everything. Not my cup of tea, so I will just be more careful in the future.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2016

enjoyed the beer enjoyed the food and enjoyed the atmosphere

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2.0Dined on June 25, 2016

My chicken dish was too salty to eat. The garlic mashed potatoes were old and the burger was extremely dry. Also the establishment was extremely dirty. Dust everywhere.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2016

It's our first time, the waiter is not so attentive, considering the place has less customer. Otherwise, the food is excellent !!!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Known for its brewery the food is very good. They were busy the night I am reviewing, the service wasn't good. However we have been there in the past and had good service.

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2016

We had an awful waitress who didn't bring silverware, dishes for appetizers, and had to go back for things she forgot when we ordered or had to be asked a second time to remind her to get for us. The food has changed a lot since our last visit several years ago. It's more bar food menu and the chicken tacos were awful. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Neat little brewpub. Good selection of home brews on tap and not home brews in bottles. Food was very good, what you expect out of a brewpub.

The Railroad Raz was good. Didn't care for the others I tried but I'm a Miller Lite kinda guy (which is available)

Pretzel appetizer was great. Humus appetizer was very good. SW Chicken wrap was very good.

Server was very attentive and offered helpful suggestions.

Moderately loud, before the band. Talking after the band started playing was impossible. (9:30-10ish) That's what sent us out.

Valet parking only on Friday and Saturday ($5)

We had 4 beers, 3 mixed drinks, 2 appetizers and the Wrap, $68 before tip.

Came back the next night for more. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2016

Emily was our server and she was great! Ambiance was great, food was great!

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Went there on Mother's Day. Brunch was ok. For the price I expected more selections. Waitress was nice but we rarely saw her. I realize it is a buffet brunch but people need refills and we struggled to find her. They were not busy so it shouldn't have been an issue. Beer was good. I would go back to drink but not for the food or service.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2016

Great spot for local craft beer and delicious food. My favorite spot in Ohio.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2016

The menu and food are outstanding the last few times we have been there. Tacos, pizza, chicken wrap are just a few we have tried . Obviously , Beer remains primo.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2016

Come for the beer or come for the food, either way you won't be disappointed. The draft selections of their in house offerings are all great and you can get crowlers to go which is a plus. If you want to stop in for lunch or dinner, the menu options are delicious and appropriately priced. Also has a ton of seating, fantastic patio, live bands on a regular basis, and family friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Steve (the OU Bobcat GM) Was super cool. Our current bobcat was visiting friends from Kent for the weekend and met them here for dinner. He has some good stories, ask....... Dinner was great too!

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2016

We made reservations thinking everything would be "normal". Some one there had the bright idea to limit the menu for Super bowl day to only a few appetizers. We had people coming from different parts of the state and could not change to somewhere else at the last second. We found out about the menu change after we were seated. I was disappointed that they would not prepare any food for us.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2016

We had great meal on the way to Spire Sports Complex for a swim meet. The atmosphere is great and we enjoyed the craft beer!

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2016

New menu. Interesting choices but no steak or salmon options

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2016

Fantastic service, complimented by some of the best micro-brews around. Quality food offerings for a nice evening out.

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2016

Just because it's a brewery, doesn't mean every food item needs to have beer in it- beer humus, beer roasted veggies. Step away from the keg.
Aside from that, the menu is now bar food- only ~4 entrees and uninspired imo. The pot roast, while tender, was 50% fat and overly salty. The mixed veggies were tasteless and the beer braised veggies were a sodden mass of flavorlessness.
The restaurant was not busy at all but the salad came out with the main course. The main course was plated incorrectly and fixing it took over 10 minutes (it gave me time to eat the excellent kale salad).
Overall, this was a poor experience. We'll look online to see if the next menu is worth bothering, but likely we've visited for the last time.

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2.0Dined on October 30, 2015

The beer selection and variety is great. The food, with the exception of the Bavarian pretzels, was nothing to write home about. We were here about 1 year ago, and the food was great, but the place was empty. This year, it was busy, but the menu was totally different. A little too trendy for my liking, and not a whole lot of variety. Probably should have just had beer & pretzels as appetizers and gone somewhere else for dinner.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2015

Great food and amazing beers, be sure to get the $5 wings during happy hour.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2015

It's been awhile since I was last at Willoughby Brewing and on previous visits the beer has been Great and the food...has been ok. But on this latest visit my wife & I were blown away by how Great the food is compared to our last visit. And the server, Adam, was the BEST! Great Job Willoughby Brewing Co!

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2015

We went right after the DTW 5K and it was packed! But with our RSVP, we were sat on time to our reservation and the service was great and attentive. Food took a normal amount of time and the bar was great with drinks too. Pizzas are huge! Even the kids size!

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2015

My fiance and I stopped here in the way to visit her family. We have came here before just for beer never food. I had the masher pizza or was amazing and our waitress was amazing

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2015

I really enjoyed your Pressed Pretzel Sandwich. The Pork, cheese, and fried pickle combo
on my favorite bun was more than satisfying. Combined with your homemade potato chips and a nice glass of wine really made my lunch!

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2015

The restaurant did a great job incorporating the event into their menu. We wanted to sit outside but not happening that night. Food was great, beer was great and service friendly and fast. Cold inside with ceiling fans that really move the air. I was happy but not my girlfriend. View is a little bland due to their location but overall, not going their for the view. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2015

We have been there twice now, this time taking a group that had not been and they loved it also!
The menu is not to big and that makes it really nice, you know they are cooking quality food.

The specials were excellent and unique. Of course their beer is good, some of us non-beer drinkers had the Sangria and it was excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2015

Best fish taco's. Services was great. Good place for a group

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2015

The menu was not at all exciting for a luncheon menu. This is much different from the "old" menu. I did not find much flavor in the Chop Salad I ordered and you could hardly chew the bacon bits.
For a Friday lunch the restaurant was not very busy. Perhaps a sign that the new menu is not pleasing to customers??

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2015

Exactly what you would expect from a good microbrewery. Great beer selections. Food was very good. We were seated quickly and the wait staff was great. I would highly recommend to someone who want to go out for a few drinks and a good meal.

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1.0Dined on June 19, 2015

Have not been to WB for a few years but thought to give it a try as I remember the food being pretty good. What a shock! There is a new menu that is at best difficult. Nothing is even tempting to try. Since we were there we had a beer and tried an appetizer - pierogies. These were terrible! Greasy, tasteless, and unappetizing presentation. Obviously did not finish the plate. Asked for the bill and went to eat at another establishment in Willoughby.

My recommendation - don't go to WB to eat.

Server was very nice and attentive.

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