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The Flat Iron Cafe

#158 of 1,504 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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1114 Center St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2406
+1 216-696-6968
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Painesville, Ohio
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After all the rave reviews my husband and I read about this place, we decided to try it. First there was the $2 charge to park in the lot across the street because we didn't have any change for the meter. We ordered on the end of the lunch hour and didn't see our food for 30 mins. If you... More 

Thank Dana H
Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Flat Iron had more ambiance, the revised one has descent food, but still is a great place to have a sandwich and a beer and watch a game. I do not recommend going on band night as it is way too loud.

Thank MH19620
Wichita, Kansas
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a weeknight for dinner hoping to find some native Lake Erie food. On offer was lake perch. We tried that and the fish and chips and both were tasty. Atmosphere was nice with the river just outside the window and prices were to be expected for the area.

Thank John D
Urbana, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to The Q for the TSO concert and wanted a place nearby with room to park. We looked around at many places but parking is at a premium there. We had a little trouble finding it as it is a bit out of the way but parking was no problem. The neighborhood didn't appear to be the... More 

Thank samsmom2015
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, they have a nice craft beer selection, some that are actually kind of hard to find. It's the king of place that has at least something to please most everyone

Thank Mike Y
Tucson AZ
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187 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for perch off and on for 30 years. Love the location and atmosphere. My husband worked on the Great Lakes so spent time at this spot working his way through college. I will say that our lunch yesterday was not the best, the perch was good, the fries too plentiful and not very hot. But......I... More 

Thank travelbird80
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We decided to eat at the Flat Iron Cafe on a recent visit to Cleveland. Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted with a "wait to be seated" sign, which some people seemed to ignore. I personally stood by this sign for about 7 minutes before being acknowledged. A simple nod or smile would have been nice. When I finally... More 

Thank cindy k
Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Went here for lunch based on a recommendation and found this to be a great restaurant. The people are friendly and the food was excellent. The servings are very large so don't order too much.

Thank Timothy K
Corpus Christi, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Found by searching the downtown area on Google Maps/Yelp. Worth the effort to locate. Try the meat loaf sliders - absolutely delicious!

Thank KKRod13
Medina, Ohio
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Never been here but glad we made the run. Very good drink selection, reasonable prices. Very clean and historic building. Great parking and easy walk to other places on east and West Bank. Service was fast and friendly. Great place to go, highly recommend.

Thank Dragracer1977

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 Center St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-696-6968

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