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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Cleveland

Cleveland is a world-class city that draws people for its pro-sports teams, cultural attractions, and a gorgeous setting on the shores of Lake Erie. One other way that Cleveland puts itself on the map is its dining scene. This under-the-radar midwestern culinary haven delights visitors and residents alike with a stellar dining scene that includes a mix of authentic ethnic eateries, stellar restaurants for haute cuisine, and mom-and-pop spots for the comforting midwestern fare. One meal that diners find particularly good at Cleveland restaurants? Brunch. Cleveland diners have no shortage of delicious spots where they can nurse their hangovers and dig into a nourishing weekend meal. If you’re on the hunt for a delicious meal, check out our Tastemakerlist of where to find the best brunch Cleveland has to offer.

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19 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:Dante Next Door, Supper Club at the Music Box, Pier W
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary Italian, American, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Cleveland West, Downtown Cleveland, Lakewood
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Dante Next Door

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Cleveland West
4.8
452 reviews
Dante Next Door is a restaurant created for the purpose of serving excellent brunch. This Italian trattoria is warm and rustic inside, welcoming people as they wake up on weekend mornings. The restaurant opens only on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The menu features breakfast choices like strawberry shortcake pancakes, cinnamon waffles, and frittatas. They also have a pizza menu for guests looking for something more savory. Dante Next Door is in Tremont, close to the banks of the Cuyahoga River.

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Supper Club at the Music Box

$$$$
American
Downtown Cleveland
4.3
2213 reviews
For the best brunch in Cleveland focused on comfort food, head to the Rusty Anchor at the Music Box. Located at he legendary local music venue, guests of the Rusty Anchor can come to dine to hear music, or they can simply enjoy the food without attending a concert. The restaurant has a stunning deck that offers riverfront views. Sunday brunch at the Rusty Anchor is a buffet. For $20, guests can eat a variety of egg dishes, breakfast meats, sweet dishes (like French toast), pastries, and more. The Rusty Anchor is in the heart of the city center, on the banks of the Cuyahoga River.

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Pier W

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lakewood
4.8
8657 reviews
An upscale choice for some of the best brunch in Cleveland is Pier W. This chic eatery combines fresh, local ingredients and an inventive menu with a bright and bustling atmosphere to offer an unforgettable dining experience. For brunch, the restaurant features a buffet. For $42 per person, diners can check out the carving station, raw bar, hot entrée area, or cold tables. Visitors also get one glass of champagne or mimosa included with their brunch. Pier W is a trendy restaurant in Cleveland, so go to do a little people-watching, in addition to dining. The restaurant is on the shores of Lake Erie, technically in suburb Lakewood.

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Beau's On The River

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Akron
4.1
1078 reviews
In nearby Akron is Beau’s on the River—one of the spots for the best brunch in Cleveland and its suburbs. Beau’s is actually on the River: overlooking Cuyahoga falls at the Sheraton Suites Akron. On Sundays, the restaurant offers a brunch buffet with a huge variety of options to taste. Get a cooked-to-order omelet, pastries, muffins, prime rib, shrimp cocktail, and a host of the mouthwatering bites. Beau’s is a hotel restaurant, which means its casual and family-friendly. Diners are welcome in their sweatpants or their suits.

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Hecks Of Ohio City

$$$$
American
Ohio City
4.7
1168 reviews
Another great option for some of the best brunch in Cleveland is Hecks of Ohio City, located in the historic bustling downtown neighborhood of Cleveland. Hecks is trendy gastropub that has a wide variety of eats: from burgers to salads to milkshakes, and beyond. On Sundays, Hecks has brunch that incorporates many of its regular menu items, as well as several egg and hash dishes. Diners rave about the Short Rib Hash and the Crab Benedict. Hecks has a casual bar atmosphere, so no need to dress up to dine. But gear up for a cocktail, because they mix some excellent handcrafted drinks and pour very cold beers.

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Nighttown

$$$$
American
Cleveland Heights
4.2
797 reviews
Nighttown, named after the Red-Light District in James Joyce’s Ulysses, is aptly-titled because it’s themed after turn of the century New York restaurants, started by Irish immigrants. The restaurant opened in 1965, and it’s been serving some of the best brunch in Cleveland since. The brunch menu here has a lot of classic brunch options, as well as some Irish fare: find corned beef hash, bangers and eggs, Belgian waffle, and more. For diners who like to eat outside, Nighttown is an excellent option. There is four season outdoor dining that has moveable walls to make it comfortable no matter the season. Nighttown is in University Circle, and it’s a white tablecloth restaurant, so diners should look nice, even during brunch.

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Hecks Of Avon

$$$$
American
Avon / Avon Lake
4.6
480 reviews
Hecks of Avon is another outpost of the beloved regional chain. Hecks serves some of the best brunch in Cleveland in a vibrant and industrial-feeling brewup atmosphere. When they eat at Hecks for brunch, diners can choose from breakfast dishes like hash and eggs. They can also eat lunch food like burgers, salads, bar snacks, and more. Hecks is a fun place for brunch when a sports game is on, because this location features televisions in the dining room.

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Rosewood Grill Westlake

$$$$
Contemporary American
Westlake
4.6
711 reviews
Rosewood Grill is an American restaurant in Westlake, and it has some of the best brunch in Cleveland and its suburbs. With a dark bistro feel, Rosewood Grill is a warm and inviting place to have brunch, no matter the season. The brunch menu features inventive takes on traditional brunch dishes: lemon ricotta pancakes, spicy sausage and bacon frittata, and sausage and egg tacos. The restaurant has excellent cocktails for diners looking for a boozy brunch, and it also touts a menu of no-booze cocktails for the kiddos or people who want a delicious hydrating treat.

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Felice Urban Cafe

$$$$
American
Shaker Square
4.6
987 reviews
For a quaint, romantic setting and some of the best brunch in Cleveland, hit up Felice Urban café, located in the Buckeye Shaker neighborhood in town. The restaurant sits in a historic bungalow, and when the fireplaces roar, diners feel tucked away in a country escape. The menu at Felice Urban Café is also similarly comforting. There are a wide variety of choices, including breakfast pizza, octopus tostada, and avocado and grapefruit salad.

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Rosewood Grill Strongsville

$$$$
Contemporary American
Strongsville
4.7
926 reviews
Another location of Rosewood Grill in Strongsville serves some of the best brunch in Cleveland. This dark, bistro-feeling outpost of Rosewood Grill has an American menu with a wide variety of interesting takes on breakfast classics. When dining for brunch, visitors should try the specialties of the house: the breakfast burger with a fried egg or the fried chicken benny, served on a buttermilk biscuit.

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Beau's Grille at the Hilton

$$$$
American
Akron
4.3
610 reviews
Beau’s Grille, at the Hilton Akron, is a casual spot for brunch that serves excellent food in a welcoming, inviting atmosphere. Diners at Beau’s can opt to order off a menu for brunch, or they can go for the larger buffet. Menu options include things like a pancake stack, Belgian waffle, and egg rancheros. The buffet has choices like smoked salmon, cured meats, yogurts, cereals, pastries, breakfast meats, farm fresh eggs, and more. Because Beau’s is a hotel restaurant, they are a great choice for families with kids and people who don’t feel like putting on their pajamas to dine.

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Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Twinsburg

$$$$
American
Twinsburg
4.5
2499 reviews
Blue Canyon Kitchen is a small chain throughout the Cleveland area, and the location in Twinsburg serves some of the best brunch in Cleveland and its suburbs. This rustic eatery serves comforting meals with farm fresh, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant’s Sunday brunch experience seats people from 10:30am to 1pm, and it offers a buffet with a wide range of options. Diners recommend choices like Applewood smoked bacon, maple sausage, chef’s pasta dish, cinnamon rolls, and more. For an escape from the concrete sidewalks of downtown Cleveland, Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern in Twinsburg is one of the best bets.

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Urban Farmer Cleveland

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown Cleveland
4.4
1633 reviews
One of Cleveland’s best steakhouses is also one of its best brunch restaurants. Urban Farmer, in the heart of downtown by the Hungarian Heritage museum, offers upscale dining on the weekend and food that is unforgettably good. Diners who eat at Urban Farmer recommend any of the steak dishes—even for brunch. So visitors should consider ordering the steak frites, protein bowl with grilled flat iron steak, or the Farm Burger (served on English muffin). This white tablecloth eatery welcomes diners of all ages but encourages attire on the dressier side.

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One Red Door

$$$$
Contemporary American
Hudson
4.1
1173 reviews
One Red Door is a brunch restaurant in Cleveland with a distinctly tavern-like feel. The menu has a creole bent, so diners who come for brunch can opt to have things like Low Country Gulf Shrimp and Grits, Chick and Waffles with crispy confit chicken wing, and chicken and chorizo sausage tostado. Diners here rave about the brunch drinks, so choose it when looking for a boozy weekend meal. One Red Door is technically in nearby suburb Hudson, Ohio.

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Der Braumeister Restaurant

$$$$
German
Cleveland West
4.6
172 reviews
For some of the best brunch in Cleveland in an authentic biergarten setting ,head to Der Braumeister. This authentic German eatery offers diners the option to eat German fare at brunch and sip on a variety of cold brews. For brunch, try the Bavarian Eggs Benedict, the Apfel-Cake Fritter, or Crepes with German lingonberry jam. Brunch is on Saturdays only at Der Braumeister.

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Cedar Creek Grille

$$$$
Contemporary American
Beachwood
4.6
3084 reviews
For a special occasion, there is no better spot for brunch in Cleveland that Cedar Creek Grille. This upscale, chic eatery features a menu of American favorites that satisfies diners who have a wide range of palettes. On the brunch menu, find choices like egg benedict, Belgian waffle, and avocado toast with poached eggs. There is an open kitchen at Cedar Creek Grille, so diners can watch the chefs work their magic while dining. Cedar Creek Grille is in the heart of Beachwood, close to Cleveland.

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100th Bomb Group

$$$$
American
Cleveland West
4.1
1071 reviews
For an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown, head to the 100th Bomb Group, a restaurant nestled in a beautiful French Chateau near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. This restaurant shines for its setting as much as its food: it overlooks the runway, so diners can watch the planes as they come in to land. The landscaping stuns and there are amenities to delight all visitors: fire pits, a putting green, and a bar with excellent happy hour deals. Brunch here is a buffet. Come to taste a wide range of dishes, including both breakfast and lunch food. Find bacon, hash browns sausage, omelets, waffles, and more, or choose to eat roast chicken, beef stroganoff, stuffed turkey or other warm comforting fare. The atmosphere here is casual but festive, so come ready to have a good time.

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Crop Bistro - Permanently Closed

$$$$
Continental
Ohio City
4.3
3229 reviews
For a brunch restaurant in the heart of the historic Ohio City neighborhood, head to Crop Bistro. This upscale restaurant features inventive American fare and is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. For brunch, there is an unlimited brunch buffet, so wander through all the different hot and cold food stations and sample a little of everything they have to offer. Some of the most popular brunch offerings at Crop Bistro include crawfish casserole, eggs benedict, Belgian waffles, whole smoked salmon, beet salad, prime rib, and a whole station dedicated entirely to bread and baked goods. Set in an impressive historic building, the attire here is on the fancier side, so think collared shirts over cutoffs.

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The Cabin of Willowick

$$$$
Steakhouse
Cleveland East
4.2
175 reviews
For an unforgettable one-of-a-kind dining experience. Head to the Cabin of Willowick. Not only is its setting completely unique, it also serves some of the best brunch in Cleveland. Don’t expect regular brunch food when dining, though. The menu is sushi, salads, and steaks, and it doesn’t change even for weekend diners. The restaurant is in an authentic log cabin far from the hustle and bustle of downtown, just outside of Willoughby. The restaurant also has more than 20 beers that rotate, some come for a delicious cold brew with brunch.

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