Shaker Heights Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Shaker Heights

April 14, 2018 Toi Mattera

Shaker Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the city population was 28,448. Shaker Heights is an inner-ring streetcar suburb of Cleveland, abutting the eastern edge of the city's limits. In July 1911, a petition by property owners was successful in detaching a long strip of land from the south of Cleveland Heights, to be named Shaker Village. In November 1911, the voters of Shaker Village formed Shaker Heights Village, which was incorporated in January 1912.
Things to do in Shaker Heights

1. Melt Bar and Grilled

13463 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-2635 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 9 - SGD 20 +1 216-965-0988
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 394 reviews

Melt Bar and Grilled

Melt Bar and Grilled features gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, craft beers and signature cocktails in an eclectic, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Featured on several national television programs and in countless publications, Melt puts a new spin on traditional bar food in a setting that is cool, fun and very unique. In addition to Melt's signature grilled cheese sandwiches, many vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options, appetizers, salads and desserts are also available. Patrons may dine in, order take-out, or speak to a staff member about catering their next event. Melt Bar and Grilled is an independently owned and operated restaurant group based in Cleveland, Ohio. Melt was created in 2006 by owner/founder Matt Fish with the simple goal of providing great food and awesome craft beers in a very fun and unique atmosphere. Melt has grown from its humble small storefront beginnings to multiple regional locations with more organic growth planned. Melt continues to grow and prosper because of The Melt Family: The amazing staff and management team. Thank you and welcome to Melt!

Reviewed By Rumrummer314 - Cleveland, Ohio

Just found out they are expanding to Cedar Point, the roller coaster Capitol of the world!! I have been to a couple different locations of this local phenomenon restaurant. They are all different but the menus are pretty close to the same, they are all great. I have seen some of the great meals they put on in the other reviews here, but have not seen the best sandwich they produce. My favorite is the Monti Cristo, It is sooo good and have tried it at a couple of the different locations and it is always great!! They pile on everything they do and is always hard to eat it all, but just because it is so good you try. This place is also very cheap for the size meal you get. The new one at the point promises to be a great addition.

2. Corbo's Bakery

12210 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1926 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Breakfast +1 216-421-8181
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Corbo's Bakery

Reviewed By Randy_Debbie_Ohio - Bellbrook, Ohio, United States

Fist note: We did not buy anything because the place seemed dark and not very clean. There were plenty of beautiful cakes and cookies to choose from, though. They also offer pasta and sauces to buy. Just wasn't comfortable buying anything given the overall feel of the bakery. There were bakery servers ready to help and answer questions.

3. Zanzibar Soul Fusion

13225 Shaker Sq, Shaker Heights, OH 44120-2314 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fusion Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 18 +1 216-752-1035
Excellent
47%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 79 reviews

Zanzibar Soul Fusion

Zanzibar is an upscale restaurant that features the best in southern cuisine and other specialties such as Walleye cakes, Soul Rolls, Shrimp & Grits, Smothered Steak, Turkey Chops, Catfish, Pasta dishes, Macaroni & Cheese, and Greens. Over 50 Martini & Specialty drinks, and of course the famous Peach Cobbler and Bread Pudding.

Reviewed By GeneDoc57 - Cleveland, Ohio

This is one of several excellent restaurants in the Shaker Square area. The service was excellent and the atmosphere is comfortable. We had dinner for 5 in a circular booth, which was just perfect. The soul rolls were outstanding and the corn muffins are excellent. The shrimp and grits was also excellent, with a somewhat unexpected gravy (the same as on the chicken & Waffles). The BBQ beef shank was given a thumbs up.

4. Mitchell's Ice Cream Beachwood

2101 Richmond Rd, Ste 13, Beachwood, OH 44122-1391 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating Gluten Free Options +1 216-831-2722
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 123 reviews

Mitchell's Ice Cream Beachwood

Reviewed By mmuzyk02 - Richmond Heights, Ohio

Mitchell's is mine and my husbands favorite ice cream place. The flavors are amazing and change with the season. They also have flavors that stay on the menu year round. There is usually a line, but it goes fast and the staff is always so great. Its definitely worth trying. Everytime we bring someone new to Mitchells thry fall in love with their ice cream!

5. Choolaah

27100 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, OH 44122-4210 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Fast Food, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 800-459-8860
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Choolaah

Authentically fresh Indian cuisine in a fast casual environment.

Reviewed By Ram791 - Chennai (Madras), India

Amazing place to have tasty Indian food with nice ambience. Super fast service! My order with 10 items got ready in less than 3 minutes. Their staff were very helpful and polite during checkout and while getting a to go box. Their mango kulfi ice-cream and mango lassi is a must try. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone to wants to try Indian food!

6. Anatolia Cafe

2270 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-3433 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 216-321-4400
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 150 reviews

Anatolia Cafe

Reviewed By Anna S

My friend and I️ could not stop thinking about the sautéed calamari appetizer from our first visit! She commented on the filet being excellent and I had to get the sautéed seafood entrée for the second time! We found the staff friendly and the atmosphere unique and clean. I want to bring a group of friends for dinner sometime after the holidays as they have a party room separated from the main restaurant. Both of our visits to this establishment have been excellent and consistent! I cannot wait for next time!

7. Red, the Steakhouse - Beachwood

3355 Richmond Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122-4100 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 66 - SGD 157 +1 216-831-2252
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Red, the Steakhouse - Beachwood

This is more than a place for a great piece of meat. Critics are buzzing about Red, The Steakhouse. No wonder it ranks within the top 10 best steakhouses in the country according to Esquire and Playboy magazines. Look for creative cuisine a la seafood, poultry, pasta and more by Executive Chef Jonathan Bennett. Outstanding wine selection courtesy of Sommelier Cyrus Davarpanah.

Reviewed By gjan1019 - Shaker Heights, Ohio

Great steakhouse.
Our server was top notch and treated us to a special dessert for our post Valentines Day visit. Both of our steaks arrived as ordered with that perfectly seasoned crust. Bri her of us left anything behind in our plates. We look forward to a return visit very soon. Although pricy, well worth the cost.

8. Presti’s Bakery & Cafe

12101 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1923 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night +1 216-421-3060
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 536 reviews

Presti’s Bakery & Cafe

Reviewed By kmcgervey

Presti's bakery Case is a work of art. All of the Italian baked goods you expect, plus gluten free Cannolis. I'm gluten intolerant and I usually eat the tuna salad and fruit when I go there for lunch. They also have delicious salads and other pre-made foods in their case and ready to heat.

9. Bialy's Bagels

2267 Warrensville Center Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118-3143 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 216-371-1088
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 44 reviews

Bialy's Bagels

Reviewed By jaseaton - Silver Spring, Maryland

Our friends did take-out bagels for a Sunday brunch. Plain, raisin, and a few other varieies. The bagels had very small or no center holes at all, and they were just a tiny but bready, but they were still quite good. With cream cheese, whitefish salad, and nova....aahhh.

10. Dewey's Pizza

2194 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-2908 Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 30 +1 216-321-7355
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Dewey's Pizza

Reviewed By p o

Service was not what I expected. Shannon (I think) only served up a sour expression. Pizza was great and other servers were very attentive, But there was no getting around her bad manners. Sorry if our attempt to request a different seating arrangement inconvenienced you. One can only hope you never have to request service by someone who shares your traits!!!!!

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