The 25 most photographed restaurants in Greater Cleveland, according to Yelp

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The next time you head out for an indulgent meal, make certain your phone is fully charged.

Turns out that a beautiful photo of your food will get you way more than Insta likes. New research shows that taking pictures of your food before you dig in can actually make it taste better.

A study published in the Journal of Interactive Marketing found that those folks who take a picture of their meal first are actually paying more attention to the food’s aromas and aesthetics. Taking the time to savor your food can make your experience way more enjoyable.

That got us wondering. Which of Greater Cleveland’s restaurants gets high marks when it comes to having the most photographed food? has partnered with Yelp Cleveland to find the Most Photographed Restaurants in Northeast Ohio, by county according to their reviewers.


This is an all-time list of the most-photographed restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area according to Yelp Cleveland.

To come up with this list, Yelp Cleveland identified businesses in the restaurants and food categories, then ranked them based on how frequently users submit photos.

This list looked at businesses in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties. If a local chain appeared on the list more than once, we only included the highest-rated location.

We worked directly with Yelp Cleveland on this list to reflect accurate data. Want to see your favorite spot make the list next time? Pen your first review and apply for the Yelp Elite Squad today:

Here are the results:

No. 1

Mabel’s BBQ

Michael Symon closes Lola bistro, November 20, 2020

Mabel’s BBQ. John Kuntz,

2050 E. 4th St., Cleveland, 216-417-8823

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Really great BBQ! I’m from Houston and am pretty picky about BBQ. This place is awesome! Meat tender and juicy, potatoes full of flavor! Wanted to try more but we were so full after all this! In a fun area of town too. Lots of little breweries.” – Nicole S.

No. 2

Lucky’s Cafe

Lucky's Cafe.

Lucky’s Cafe will be featured in a special edition of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” (Peggy Turbett, The Plain Dealer)The Plain Dealer

777 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, 216-622-7773

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Lucky’s is in a unique location and can easily be overlooked but you don’t want to miss out on this place. I loved the ambiance inside and out, their display of pastries, and some local products all located right when you walk in this cafe. The food seemed very fresh and cooked with love. We sat outside on the patio enjoying the fresh air. If you haven’t tried Lucky’s yet then I suggest you hurry up and do it.” – Teaira J.

No. 3

Great Lakes Brewing Company

cup of beer

Great Lakes Brewing Company hosted its Christmas Ale first-pour party on Thursday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Judie Vegh, special to

2516 Market Ave., Cleveland, 216-771-4404

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Great beer, good food and awesome service. Always enjoy our visit to the best brewery in Cleveland.” – Jeff H.

No. 4

Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar

Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar has set a re opening date

Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar has set a re-opening date.The Plain Dealer

623 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-523-7000

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “We had our anniversary dinner at the Marble Room. When we entered, the restaurant decor and ambiance were amazing. We had several pictures of us taken throughout the evening. The staff graciously agreed to take our pictures. Our meals were fantastic! The service was the best! Jules and the rest of the staff were friendly, helpful and professional. We will most definitely return. Thanks to everyone for making our anniversary special!” – Jim R.

No. 5

The Bourbon Street Barrel Room

Our brunch and breakfast series takes us to Bourbon Street Barrel Room in Cleveland

Our brunch and breakfast series takes us to Bourbon Street Barrel Room in Cleveland.

2393 Professor Ave., Cleveland, 216-298-4400

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “The food was SPECTACULAR! We had appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Each was better than the next, especially when you ask for chocolate dip for the beignets. Zack was the BEST! He helped us make great choices and his service was a 10/10. Make sure you ask for him if you visit. Music and environment were very chill, able to hold a conversation with your friends/family but enjoy a lil tune in the background” – Sydney W.

No. 6

Mia Bella Restaurant

Mia Bella Restaurant

Mia Bella Restaurant
– Photo courtesy of Mallory S., via Yelp

12200 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, 216-795-2355

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “It was our first time eating at Mia Bella. Our table was ready when we arrived, the service was wonderful and the food was very good. We will definitely be back.” – Mike T.

No. 7

Butcher and the Brewer

Butcher and the Brewers annual Stout It Out Loud is set to return in February

Butcher and the Brewer

2043 E. 4th St., Cleveland, 216-331-0805

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Great atmosphere and energy here. They have shareable plates so you can get a variety of flavors. I recommend the kimchi balls. My husband ordered an IPA and the bartender gave him 3 to sample before ordering. I had a peach seltzer (yummy). Everyone working there gave great service. The employees seem like they enjoy their jobs -kudos to management. I will definitely be back for a visit.” – Jennifer P.

No. 8

Pier W

Pier W is located 12700 Lake Ave. in Lakewood

Pier W is located 12700 Lake Ave. in Lakewood. (John Benson/

12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood, 216-228-2250

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “We went to brunch for our ten-year anniversary and I wish we had gone sooner! Allyson was very attentive to keeping our table clean, cups filled, and utensils fresh. Food was of the highest quality and the view was unbeatable.” – Tony C.

No. 9

Melt Bar and Grilled

MELT Bar & Grilled

Mighty Macaroni (Creamy homemade macaroni & cheese battered and deep fried, layered with cheddar cheese sauce & your favorite melted cheese) from MELT Bar & Grilled
– Photo by Yadi Rodriguez,

14718 Detroit Ave Lakewood, 216-226-3699

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “I enjoy Melt every time I come here. There are multiple locations, but I still like the original in Lakewood. The food is always good, but the best part is the staff. They are always friendly and helpful, and this time was no different. Brittany was great.” – Donald A.

No. 10



L’Albatros in University Circle
(Photo by John Kuntz,

11401 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, 216-791-7880

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “The food is delicious, the ambiance is really nice and relaxing and the service is good. Duck Confit, Chicken Breast and Cassoulet are really good” – Claudia S.

No. 11

Kintaro Sushi & Hot Pot

Kintaro Sushi & Hot Pot

Kintaro Sushi & Hot Pot
– Photo courtesy of Alex H.

7325 Northcliff Ave., Brooklyn, 216-459-8862

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “It’s pretty amazing. I come here every time I visit my grandchildren and they all love it. All-you-can-eat ramen with all the fixings that you cook right at your own table in a broth of your choice. Totally worth it.” – Criss M.

No. 12

LJ Shanghai

Dumpling Crawl

The soup dumplings from LJ Shanghai come hot and juicy.David Petkiewicz,

3142 Superior Ave., Cleveland, 216-400-6936

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Very authentic food! Scallion Noodles and Spicy Pig Intestine Noodle Soup are super good. The best ones I’ve had in the U.S.! Strongly recommended.” – Rex L.

No. 13

Soho Chicken + Whiskey

Soho Chicken + Whiskey

Ohio City’s Soho Chicken + Whiskey

1889 W 25th St., Cleveland, 216-298-9090

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Soho Chicken + Whiskey lived up to the hype! I got takeout from here recently and loved it. I decided to get the Nashville chicken sandwich, although I was a little nervous that it would be too hot for me. But it was perfect! Lots of flavor and a manageable level of spice. My friends added a little hot sauce to their orders since they like things a bit hotter. On the inside, the restaurant was beautiful and had a great vibe — I’ll have to come back and dine in person sometime!” – Mehak K.

No. 14


Barroco shown and Hola Tacos are slated to move into Brim Kitchen and Brewery which is closing in Willoughby

Barroco The Plain Dealer

12906 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-221-8127

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “I came here a couple of years ago and finally had the chance to come back. And it’s safe to say the quality is still unmatched to this day! The serving sizes are massive and you definitely get your money’s worth. On top of that, the food is incredible and incredibly flavorful. We were seated outside and I have to say it was definitely the move as the decor, music and weather were perfect. Overall, loved this place and will definitely be returning!” – Vivian H.

No. 15

Market Garden Brewery

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Market Garden Brewery David Petkiewicz,

1947 W 25th St., Cleveland, 216-621-4000

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “We’re so glad we found this great place! The food was delicious, and the servers were wonderful. My husband loved his beer and I loved my Campari! The place is huge and inviting, windows were open so you can feel the vibe of the city! We’re planning our next visit to this very cool place!” – Alejandra E.

No. 16

Noble Beast Brewing

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Noble Beast Brewing Co. is at 1470 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland.
– Marc Bona, cleveland.comMarc Bona,

1470 Lakeside Ave. E, Cleveland, 216-417-8588

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “This was a great casual spot where hubby and I decided to go to for an impromptu Friday dinner date. Our server was friendly and checked in on us throughout our meal. They have an extensive beer menu; however, we’re not really beer drinkers so we appreciated their alternative offerings as we ended up enjoying a couple of glasses of Riesling. For appetizers, we had the Beer-B-Q wings which were tasty as the wings were quite meaty and juicy. For entrees, we had the Mushroom “Mushies” & Swiss grilled cheese sandwich & the house burger. Everything tasted freshly prepared and the overall ambiance was relaxed as there were several tv screens airing an array of sports games.” – Tina B.

No. 17


momocho carjacking

Momocho in Cleveland’s Ohio

1835 Fulton Rd Cleveland, 216-694-2122

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Incredible!!!!! We were so impressed. The service was impeccable. Classic Mexican food with a little Ohio vibe!! We will definitely come back” – Gloria W.

No. 18

Collision Bend Brewing Company

beer calendar

Collision Bend Brewing
– Marc Bona, cleveland.comMarc Bona,

1250 Old River Rd., Cleveland, 216-273-7879

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Great view of the lake. Food is always fast, and the service was great. One of the best restaurants in the Flats” – Enrique R.

No. 19

Alley Cat Oyster Bar

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Alley Cat Oyster Bar is one of a plethora of choices for food and drink on the East Flats in Downtown Cleveland. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.comDavid Petkiewicz,

1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland, 216-574-9999

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “Outstanding oysters and lobster roll. The food and drinks were top notch complemented by exceptional service.” – Brooke S.

No. 20

Rowley Inn

Rowley Inn

Our brunch and breakfast series takes us to Rowley Inn in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.

1104 Rowley Ave., Cleveland, 216-795-5345

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “My wife and I had the Sunday brunch and it was excellent, and the service was even better. Staff was super friendly.” – Julio R.

No. 21

The Oak Barrel

The Oak Barrel

The Oak Barrel
– Photo courtesy of Brian S., via Yelp

5975 Canal Rd., Valley View, 216-520-3640

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “The food is great. Any menu item I have had comes in very generous portions that I need a to-go box. Consider going there before a date night to the movies at Cinemark.” – L.A.

No. 22

27 Club Coffee

27 Club Coffee

27 Club Coffee has a lively, altnerative vibe. (Photo by Paris Wolfe)

1215 W 10th St., Cleveland, 216-727-0027

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “First off, my friends and I enjoyed their vegan/vegetarian-friendly options and subs, which added to our delight. I was skeptical at first because I thought it was just another celebrity coffee/food place that would be mediocre, but MGK did not disappoint! I love the cafe’s brunch-like menu and it was delicious. The decor was pretty in pink and edgy with a lot that just worked together, and the ambiance inside wasn’t too overly loud, which made it perfect to converse. The service was also cheery and helpful for our first time. Cleveland, OH really has a gem here…” – Raine S.

No. 23


Rood Food and Pie

Rood Food and Pie: Sliders, glorious sliders. At Rood Food and Pie, they’re the thing that puts the fun back into the fundamentals of truly great dining. (Photo by David Petkiewicz, Petkiewicz,

17001 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-712-4506

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Absolutely incredible and one of the best meals we’ve had from start to finish in a while. The dishes are very well thought out, unique and tasty. We had the elote (wow!), the zucchini fritter dish (amazing!) and the pork (also wow!) as apps. For our mains, we ordered the gnocchi (to die for) as well as the Asiago chicken (amazing). The pb pie and vegan tahini pie were also so delicious. The interior is super cute and has a great vibe, and our waitress was too notch. Service excellent all around.” – Jenna L.

No. 24

Presti’s Bakery

Presti’s Bakery

Presti’s Bakery located at 12101 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland
– Photo by Yadi Rodriguez,

12101 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, 216-421-3060

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Some of the best gelato and dessert I’ve had. Their cannoli are so delicious, and their coffee has always been great as well. Ordering here never breaks the bank either, which is definitely a plus. Outside is a great place to sit and people watch.” – Jen L.

No. 25

Blue Point Grille

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There are many routes you can go with Blue Point Grille’s seafood menu including the Grand Seafood Tower, Ahi Tuna, lobster mashed potatoes, grouper and more. Blue Point Grille is coming up on its 20th anniversary. The restaurant has been a consistent fine-dining seafood option in the heart of downtown Cleveland. David Petkiewicz, ORG XMIT: CLE1712151449418895 The Plain DealerThe Plain Dealer

700 W St Clair Ave., Cleveland, 216-875-7827

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Food was amazing. Our server Pete was amazing. Ambiance was great. Make reservations, they do get busy. We were lucky and got a high top in the bar area. The shrimp cocktail was so good. The lobster tail may have been the best lobster tail we have ever had. The salmon was really good. Crème Brûlée with fresh berries was a great finish. The house wine was also really good.” – Phyllis B.


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