Lakewood restaurants you'll love
Top restaurants in Lakewood, Ohio
If you haven’t yet dined in Lakewood, you’re missing out on some of the best restaurants and bars in the entire Cleveland-Elyria metro area. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of places that serve every type of cuisine you can think of.
Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to find where most of the restaurants and bars are: on the waterfront not far from the southern shore of Lake Erie. Lakewood is also part of Cleveland’s historic streetcar suburbs, so you can expect a unique experience. To reach Lakewood, you can either take I-90 west from downtown and if you like a waterfront view, you can also get there via Highway 20 (a.k.a., Clifton Boulevard), which parallels the lake. But here's a tip: most of the best places to eat are along Detroit Avenue, with a few options further south on Madison Avenue as well.
Once you're in Lakewood, you can find an eclectic collection of restaurants serving cuisine styles like American, Asian, Mediterranean, Middle-eastern, and cafes, to name a few of the more popular options. If you're looking for a reliable landmark, Kauffman Park is a good one because it's near the biggest collection of restaurants in Lakewood.
Lakewood's top cuisines
Must-try Lakewood restaurants
TACOS • FRENCH FRIES
18260 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
|Mexican St Corn||$4.00|
Corn on the cob (sweet corn) w mayonnaise, cotija cheese & Tajín spice
|Chips & Guac||$5.99|
Corn chips & guacamole (8 oz)
|al Pastor Taco||$3.50|
Pork with special rub & cooked on a spit.
14536 Detroit AVe, Lakewood
Vegan. A delicate mixture of chopped parsley, sweet onions, diced tomatoes, bulgur, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and fine herbs
Vegan, Gluten-Free. Fresh assortment of carrot and celery sticks, cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, calamata olives, pickled turnips, and pickled cucumbers
Vegetarian, Gluten-Free. Homemade with carrots, celery, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, potatoes, green peppers, onions, and sweet peas
16918 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
|BLUE CORN ENCHILADAS "SUIZA"||$16.00|
rostizado chicken | tomatillo-cilantro mole verde | baked queso blanco + pico de gallo
|GOAT CHEESE GUACAMOLE||$9.00|
goat cheese | tomato + chile poblano (vgn|gf)
grilled tomato + chile guajillo (vgn|gf)
Western Reserve Distillers
14221 Madison Ave, Lakewood
|KY SMALL BATCH||$54.99|
Our Handcrafted Kentucky Small Batch Bourbon is sophisticated and complex. A bourbon carefully crafted to exceed the expectations of even the most discerning bourbon lover. Made from our signature "high rye" recipe. We carefully craft each batch by selecting no more than 4 barrels at a time for blending. Each batch is carefully crafted to have a distinctive and elegant flavor profile. Unmistakable spice mingles with sweet caramel and vanilla to create a bourbon that is bold, yet smooth and balanced. Born in Kentucky. Bottled in Ohio.
Nose: cedar, floral, brown sugar
Palate: cinnamon, white pepper, bold spice
Finish: a lingering warmth with caramel,
vanilla spice and a touch of oak
|OLOROSO SHERRY FINISHED BOURBON||$64.99|
Smooth whiskey and mouthfeel that begins rather dry but gradually sweetens with flavors matching the nose and finishes with sherry notes of dried stone fruit.
Western Reserve Distillers produces WHO Formula 1 hand sanitizer offering just one step in the protection against the Coronavirus.
17112 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
|Broccoli Cheese Soup||$6.00|
|Crispy Tofu Tacos||$8.00|
crispy tofu, avocado, sriracha lime slaw, tomato/corn salsa, roasted pepitas (nf/gf option)
ranch, celery, choice of Buffalo or BBQ (nf,gf)
15609 Madison Avenue, Lakewood
Mozzarella Sticks Served with Marinara
|Sage Fry Basket||$5.75|
Hand Cut Fries, Fresh Sage
Smoked Gouda Sauce, Chicken, Bacon, Spicy, Cheddar Cheese
Ohio City Burrito - Lakewood
14412 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
Ditch the tortilla and make it naked! Same fillings as the burrito, but in a bowl.
|25th Street Taco||$4.00|
A double-layer taco with refried beans sandwiched between a soft flour & crispy corn shell. Your choice of meat & all the fixin's
Bed of corn tortilla chips & lettuce topped with your choice of beans & meat, cheese, salsa, guacamole & sour cream
PIZZA • SALADS • MEATBALLS • EMPANADAS • CHICKEN WINGS • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Sauced Taproom & Kitchen
14701-4 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
housemade dough, red sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, parmesan
|BBQ Chicken Pizza||$4.00|
spicy Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce,
cheddar, mozzarella, onion
strings, pulled chicken, green
|Loaded Baked Potato Pizza||$4.00|
housemade dough, lime sour cream, mozzarella, cheddar, diced potatoes, bacon, ranch, green onions
12301 Madison Ave, Lakewood
Viking Carrot & Bacon
Dates, Candied Pecan, Rogue Caveman Blue Cheese, Dried Cranberry, Fennel, Arugula, Watercress, Orange Maple Calvados Vinaigrette
Bombay Dry Gin, Plantation Dark Rum, Wasabi, Almond, Ginger, Lime
The Ranger Cafe @ West Shore
14100 Franklin Boulevard, Lakewood
Mixed salad greens , tomatoes, carrots, pickled red onions, Asiago cheese, cucumbers and herb croutons.Please choose a size and dressing)
|SEASONAL SPINACH SALAD|
Spinach Greens, Sliced Apples, Toasted Almonds, Carrots, Dried Cherries, Red Onions, Feta Cheese & Croutons. Served with White-Balsamic Vinaigrette.
(Contains Almonds-if allergic please let the chefs know!)
|ALMOND & CHOCOLATE CHUNK SEA SALT COOKIE||$1.50|
A customer favorite! Chocolate and almond cookie that has been sprinkled with sea salt.
17806 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
|Potato Latkes Waffles||$8.00|
Fresh crispy waffle style potato pancakes served with applesauce or plant-based
Classic soft pretzel served with spicy mustard or vegan queso.
Hot Ramen bowl with rice noodles, Shiitake mushrooms, green peas, carrots, green onion, and sesame.
Dang Good Foods
13735 Madison Ave, Lakewood
|Char Kway Teow||$14.00|
An icon of Singapore street food. Char Kway Teow is a wok fried noodles dish that is a must when you step out of Changi Airport. Fresh rice noodle, egg noodle, shrimp, eggs, bean sprouts, yu choy, and Chinese pork sausage are just some of the ingredients in this dish. Vegan Friendly option with tofu and mushrooms available.
|Dang Good Wings||$8.00|
Crispy Fried Chicken wings with a little hint of spice
A common lunch for the young and old across Japan’s hardworking folks. Our onigiri is a popular holdover from our food truck days. (gluten free friendly).
PIZZA • SALADS • FRENCH FRIES
13619 Detroit Ave, Lakewood
|14" BUILD YOUR OWN PIZZA||$11.00|
|1lb Jumbo Wings||$9.49|
Blackbird Baking Company
1391 Sloane Avenue, Lakewood
|Peanut Butter Cookie||$1.70|
If you like peanut butter, this one's for you!
|Cranberry Oat Cookie||$1.70|
Our take on the classic oatmeal raisin cookie, with cranberries and a touch of coconut.
|Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie||$1.70|
Our award-winning chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with a dusting of coarse salt!
15527 Madison Ave, Lakewood
|Corn Soft Shell||$3.50|
One taco on a soft corn tortilla(V, GF)
|Bowl with Cilantro-Lime Rice||$6.50|
Cilantro -Lime Rice (V, GF)
One taco on a soft flour tortilla (V)
Peppers Italian Restaurant
12401 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
Skewered Hand Breaded Provolone with Pomodora Sauuce
Garlic Spread Romano Herbs Melty Cheese and Marinara
Planted - Lakewood
15603 Madison Ave, Lakewood