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Balaton Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, Eastern European,
13133 Shaker Sq, Cleveland, OH 44120-2312
+1 216-921-9691
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“goulash” (10 reviews)
“paprikash” (15 reviews)
“torte” (9 reviews)
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European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
$$ - $$$
13133 Shaker Sq, Cleveland, OH 44120-2312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating in Cleveland is such an experience. Not only are there the usual ethnic Italian and Chinese places but restaurants that cater to other cultures as well. Balaton is one of these. We brought my Slovak mother here years ago. She enjoyed it then and...More

1  Thank comfortnurse
Reviewed 2 August 2017

If you like traditional Hungarian fare, this is the place for you. We ordered the Woodsman platter for 2-4 and it could have feed 4-6 easily. Although a bit on the heavy side, it was all good and done well. We had leftovers and they...More

Thank springle322
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The food was super traditional and authentic. Not a bit was left over on our plates! Beginning to end it was perfect!

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We ate at a traditional Hungarian restaurant (Balaton – named after the lake in Hungary’s Transdanubian region and is the largest lake in Central Europe). My wife had lángos ($6.50) – a deep fried flat bread dough which is a distant cousin to the funnel...More

1  Thank DrHumbug
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Hungarian food at its finest. Chicken soup with home made noodles. Fried bread, too hot to eat right away. Best breaded veal in Cleveland, stuffed cabbage and paprikash at its best. Quaint restaurant on Shaker Square giving the feel of eastern European neighborhoods. Good selection...More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Real Hungarian food!!! Delicious food!!! Really worm place, nice location, amazing staff friendly and educate. Restaurant clean and with all the tipical characteristic of a real Hungarian etterem. Highly suggested!!!

Thank marco-anni
Reviewed 11 May 2017

They warned us the portions were large, we should have listened. We had wonderful food and so much of it. Everything we ordered was beyond the pale. I should have quit after devouring their fried flat bread served with sour cream and fresh garlic oil....More

Thank Mammie2015
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My family brought my Hungarian grandfather - in- law to Balaton. He says everything tastes great, just like his mother used to make. As a non - Hungarian, I've enjoyed many different dishes during my visits to Balaton. The weiner schnitzel is crisp and tender....More

Thank meg177348
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

There aren't many of these home style restaurants around anymore serving typical Hungarian food such as chicken & veal paprikash; stuffed cabbage and wiener schnitzel so try to dine there soon. The desserts are wonderful too and worth the exercise that you'll have to do...More

Thank Traviata5013
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the Balaton since I was a child. That was back in the day when it was on good old Buckeye Rd. My dad took us-Nicholas-the cop & funeral driver. Everyone knew you & what you were.You see, it wasn't just...More

2  Thank Jan C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
13:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13133 Shaker Sq, Cleveland, OH 44120-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-921-9691
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