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Don's Lighthouse

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8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6315 (Clifton)
+1 216-961-6700
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Cancun, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had the daily special, swordfish with shaved broccolini and potato pancakes, I had caramelized Nantucket scallops with lemon thyme crust, wild rice, spinach, pine nuts, lemon beurre blanc. Lori was our server and did a fantastic job. I love scallops and these were the best I have ever had. If you haven't been to Don's Lighthouse you must... More 

Thank tcebular
Level Contributor
383 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with a group of people and had apps for dinner. Service was terrific, drinks were good. Calgary very good, not chewy, came with a nice sauce other than marinara which was a welcome change. Bruschetta was good but it could have had ore toppings. Brie Cheese was generous with fresh toppings. Bread is good italian crusty bread.

Thank clubnev
Cleveland, Ohio
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526 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best happy hours around. Appetizers are terrific. We especially like the mussels and the artichoke dip, but the sliders and crab cakes are excellent too. One crab cake fan says they are some of the best she has had. Good beer selection - mostly Thirsty Dog craft beers in a few styles. Beers are not highly discounted... More 

Thank Riverliver
Cleveland, Ohio
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Come dressed up, come business casual, come to enjoy amazing food. Don's Lighthouse is a landmark in the Edgewater Park neighborhood. Reservations recommended but walk in guests are always welcome. Super nice staff, cozy & comfortable seating. Although you are waited on hand and foot this place is only classy not pretentious. As their motto reads "drop anchor and be... More 

Thank Sarah H
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My husband and I had a date night here and we loved it. It's an upscale restaurant with more casual dining in the bar at happy hour. Our food was impeccable as was our service. We both had fish which was cooked to perfection and paired with delicious vegetable sides.

Thank Claire M
Cleveland, Ohio
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I dined at Don's with friends yesterday. It was quiet (MLK day). ambience is good, service was very good or better. my salmon dish was done exactly as ordered and very tasty.

1 Thank SabaF
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to give this restaurant a try as I was visiting Cleveland for my birthday and craving french onion soup. The soup was delicious as was my surf and turf dinner. Others in my party had the prime rib special which I had to try and it was delicious as well. Overall I would definitely visit this establishment again if... More 

Thank dhj0510
Lakewood, Ohio
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I have been here several times for different occasions, lunch and dinners. Every time I have gone, I have thoroughly enjoyed my meal. My husband and I are not easy to please when it comes to food. I always start with their Wedge Salad. It is served with 1000 Island dressing which I prefer over any kind of blue cheese... More 

Thank LeahK123
Cary, North Carolina
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370 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We dined at the restaurant for the first time in many years while visiting Cleveland for the holidays. We had dined there often in the past. The decor has not changed. It is dimly lighted with a lot of dark wood. It is a nice environment in which to dine. Our expectations were high but we ended up disappointed in... More 

Thank JoeBoxter
Richfield, Ohio
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I strive to be a Trip Advisor who gives 5 stars and always positive. Look at my record. We ordered appetizers and salad at the same time. Order should have been placed at the same time. Spouse was served right away and after 15 minutes and eating, server came back to say did not know the salad should have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8905 Lake Ave, Fl 1, Cleveland, OH 44102-6315
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-961-6700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?