10 Must-Do Dishes at Cleveland Area Seafood Restaurants

CLEVELAND, Ohio – We’ve had a river of fish on our minds since the start of Lent on Wednesday, February 17th. This week we will be featuring 10 mouthwatering seafood dishes from restaurants focused on seafood. Yes, we know there are many amazing seafood dishes at a variety of restaurants including steakhouses and others, but we decided to keep our guide really focused on seafood. Bon appétit!

Alley Cat Oyster BarThe simple merchant

CLEVELAND: Alley Cat Oyster Bar

One bite of the lobster roll and you’ll feel like a crazed, mad Gloucester fisherman pulling the line in the evening. Comes with Old Bay fries. Pair it with a crispy Gruner-Veltliner or a cold lager and you are in heaven.

Where: Rive Est des Flats

Parking: lots nearby

1056 Old River Road


Our food guide features 10 courses from Northeast Ohio seafood restaurants.

Blue Point GridThe simple merchant

CLEVELAND: Blue Point grille

Ahh, we fondly remember the Blue Point Express, a trio of perfectly sized portion lunches offering a choice of soup, salad and sandwich. But for dinner these days, it would be hard to pass up My Blue Point Heaven – lobster tail, shrimp, scallops, mashed lobster and asparagus. Of course, the menu item of the same name – oysters – is always a great bet. Excellent food from a restaurant that has been around for over 20 years in the city center.

Where: Warehouse district

Parking: Lot across the street

700 west, avenue Sainte-Claire.


Our food guide features 10 courses from Northeast Ohio seafood restaurants.

Don’s Lighthouse Grid David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

CLEVELAND: Don lighthouse gate

The restaurant’s “simply prepared” options offer pleasant and simpler alternatives to the menu. And chefs have hit the mark with the right amount of seasoning in many seafood dishes. We’re missing a crisps and dip appetizer that unfortunately pops off the menu (the inclusion of lobster and Maine crab). brightened up the dip a bit). The cod and walleye appetizers are well prepared.

Where: southwest of Edgewater Park

Parking: Dedicated lot

8905 lake avenue

Don’s Lighthouse Home

Our food guide features 10 courses from Northeast Ohio seafood restaurants.

KingfishThe simple merchant

AKRON: Kingfish

Oh, what’s not to like here? One of our favorites, we always start with oysters – often a mix from different regions. So many dishes have never disappointed. Today we’re going to give a nod to New Bedford scallops – served with a savory earthy blend of hazelnut sweet potatoes, bacon and Brussels sprouts. A unique tour.

Where: Restaurant Row, on the hill opposite Interstate 77.

Parking: Dedicated lot

115 Montrose West Ave., Akron


Our food guide features 10 courses from Northeast Ohio seafood restaurants.

MallorcaMarc Bona, cleveland.com


The seafood platter – Parillada – shines in this restaurant. Its menu consists of approximately 75% seafood dishes. Parillada is an amalgamation of sea bass, lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, squid, orange roughy and tilapia. The fish are grilled with different frictions and coated with saffron butter.

Where: Warehouse district

Parking: Lot across the street

1390 W. 9th St.


Our food guide features 10 courses from Northeast Ohio seafood restaurants.

Steaks from the marble room and raw barThe simple merchant

CLEVELAND: Steaks in marble dining room and raw bar

The vibe can’t be beat, and it’s for sure an awesome place to get out of town. Lots of seafood offerings to choose from – and there should be some with the words “Raw Bar” in the name. Sushi offerings are plentiful. And if you can’t make up your mind, there’s always the seafood tasting with lobster, shrimp, oysters and king crab.

Where: Downtown

Parking: Lots and garages in the area

623 Euclide Avenue

Marble Room Steaks & Raw Bar

Our food guide features 10 courses from Northeast Ohio seafood restaurants.

Mitchell Fish Market The simple merchant

WOODMERE: Mitchell Fish Market

Great menu, and we had great tuna here. This dish with Asian accents is one of our favorites:

Shanghai sea bass – ponzu, ginger, spinach and sticky rice.

Where: Boulevard Eton Chagrin

Parking: Dedicated lot

28601, boulevard Chagrin


Our food guide features 10 courses from Northeast Ohio seafood restaurants.

Nauti mermaidThe simple merchant

CLEVELAND: The Nauti Mermaid

The restaurant’s relaxed and comfortable vibe is a welcoming draw, and the menu offers nice variations of the classics. Popular vendors include the surf and turf burger (beef and crab cake? We’ll try), king crab legs, and – get this – lobster nachos and lobster BLT. Because it’s hard to go wrong adding lobster to anything.

Where: Warehouse district

Parking: lots nearby

1378 West 6th St.


Our food guide features 10 courses from Northeast Ohio seafood restaurants.

Pier WThe simple merchant


OK, the view can’t be beat. The expanse of the lake and the Cleveland skyline in the distance set the mood. For eating, the rotating selection of oyster varieties makes this a deliciously fun bite to taste and compare.

Where: Overlooking Lake Erie

Parking: Dedicated lot

12700 Lake Road, Lakewood


Our food guide features 10 courses from Northeast Ohio seafood restaurants.

Dave’s SalmonThe simple merchant

ROCKY RIVER: Dave’s Pacific Grilled Salmon

It’s a difficult call, and we checked with the people at the restaurant. The best seller is the grilled salmon. Bonus: the restaurant’s Taste of N’awlins continues until Sunday, April 4.

Where: Almost on the west bank of the Rocky River

Parking: Small lot, plus street

19015 Old Lake Road


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