Local Restaurants


Looking for a bite to eat after visiting A Christmas Story House?  

Here is a list of local restaurants we recommend.

Rowley Inn
1104 Rowley Ave (directly across the street)
216-566-9350 therowleyinn.com
Daily – 5:30am – 2:00am – Lunch & Dinner available.
Recently remodeled neighborhood bar and grille across the street from A Christmas Story House & Museum. Families and children are welcome.  A favorite of the cast and crew during the film of the movie.  Darren McGavin (The Old Man) could often be found at the bar after filming was over for the day.  Now a modern day neighborhood favorite of the staff of A Christmas Story House and Museum, how can you pass up the Rowley Inn?
Price Range – $

The Bourbon Street Barrel Room
2393 Professor Avenue
216-298-4400 – bourbonstreetbarrelroom.com
Friday 11:30am – 2am, Saturday 12pm – 2am, Sunday 10am – Business Decline (Brunch, 10am-3pm)
Offers a relaxed, casual, fun atmosphere while serving authentic New Orleans style cuisine by Southern Louisiana native, Johnny Schulze. Chef Johnny’s Creole and Cajun inspired cuisine includes classics such as: gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, & beignets (just to name a few). The Bourbon Street Barrel Room also features 30 rotating craft beer handles, as well as ALL the classic New Orleans cocktails made with love with care.
Price Range – $$

2258 Professor Ave
Sun-Tues: Closed; Wed & Thurs 4pm-9pm; Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm;
Good food takes time and attention. Our dough is hand-tossed from scratch, not pulled out of a box or put into a machine. We slow rise our dough and bake your pizza at 550 degrees to lock in the natural aroma and flavor and give you the best tasting pizza you’ve ever had.
Price Range – $

Edison’s Pizza Kitchen
2365 Professor Ave
216-298-4484 – edisonspizzakitchen.webs.com
Friday 4pm – 2:30am, Saturday 1pm – 2:30pm, Sunday – 2pm – 10pm
Pizza, subs, and salads. Connected to Edison’s Pub, so grab a beer while you wait. Edison’s patio courtyard is a great place for pizza eating and beer drinking.
Price Range – $$

Fat Cats
2061 W. 10th Street
216-579-0200 – coolplacestoeat.com
Brunch Saturday – 11am – 4pm; Lunch Friday – 11am – 4pm; Happy Hour Friday – 4pm – 7pm; Dinner Friday/Saturday – 4pm – 12pm
“Little gem” in Tremont that is tucked away – but with a wonderful view of downtown Cleveland across the valley. The ambiance is a wonderful hip casual as Fat Cats operates out of a converted house with wood floors, warm colors and cool paintings.
Price Range – $$

Grumpy’s Café and Bakery
2621 West 14th Street
216-241-5025 – grumpys-cafe.com
Friday 7am to 10pm, Saturday 8am to 10pm, Sunday 8am to 3pm
This homey little café and neighborhood icon was destroyed in 2004 by a fire but has reestablished itself in this location quite nicely. Larger and adored more now than ever. The menu resembles the original grumpy’s style with fresh, “feel good” ingredients in Cleveland-style comfort food. Breakfast all week and brunch over the weekend. Lunches include affordable, healthy portions that vary from comfort food to daily fresh fish specials that will get you out quickly.
Price Range – $$

La Bodega
869 Jefferson Avenue
216-621-7075 – labodega-tremont.com
Friday 10AM – 7PM, Sat – Sun 10AM – 4PM
30+ super sized sandwiches and salads available, and you can customize your order.
Price Range – $$

Lucky’s Café
777 Starkweather Avenue
216-622-7773 – luckyscafe.com
Friday – Breakfast & Lunch served 9am – 3pm/Coffee and pastry served 7am – 5pm, Saturday/Sunday brunch – 9 am – 3 pm – coffee & pastry – 8am – 5pm
Cyber café includes soup, sandwiches and decadent pastry. WiFi available.
Price Range – $$

Prosperity Social Club
1109 Starkweather Ave
216-937—1938 prosperitysocialclub.com
FRIDAY – 4pm – 2:30am, SATURDAY – 10:30am – 2:30am, SUNDAY – 10:30am – 2am – Kitchen till 2am on Fri & Sat; Sun til Midnight
Retro style atmosphere, eclectic clientele and an unpretentious attitude! Offers a tavern-style menu that is vegetarian friendly, and an array of craft beers and libations. Art Deco influences, wormy chestnut walls and vintage beer memorabilia. Game room features an old-fashioned bowling machine, pool table and vintage board games. Retro-style, vacation themed patio.
Price Range – $$

The Southside
2207 West 11th Street
216-937-2288 – southsidecleveland.com
Friday – 11am – 2am, Saturday – 11:30am – 2pm, Sunday – 10:30am – 2:00pm, Sun Brunch – 10:30am-3:00pm
9 HDTVs including 3 on the patio to cheer on your favorite teams. 1,000 square foot inside/outdoor patio open year round. Casually hip and artfully unpretentious, this Tremont tavern offers good food, cold beer, stylish surroundings and frequent appearances by local bands and DJs. WiFi available.
Price Range – $$

Tremont Tap House
2572 ScrantonRoad
216-298-4451 – tremonttaphouse.com
Friday 4pm-12am, Saturday 11am-1am, Sunday 10am-11pm, Sunday brunch 10 am – 3 pm
Tremont’s first gastropub. Fresh, high quality, local ingredients along with an extensive selection of hand crafted American and European beers.
Price Range – $$

Ty Fun Thai Bistro
815 Jefferson Ave
216-664-1000 tyfunthaibistro.com
LUNCH – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; DINNER – Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Established in 2006 by Bangkok native Sunny Ting. ZAGAT named TY FUN among the top ten restaurants in Cleveland. Features fresh authentic Thai cuisine in an upscale and fun environment.
Price Range – $$