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The Flat Iron Cafe

#114 of 1,499 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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1114 Center St, Cleveland, OH 44113-2406
+1 216-696-6968
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tucson AZ
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184 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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49 reviews
22 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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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Having just completed a wonderful "Take a Hike" tour of Canal Basin, we figured we owed our lunch to the Flat Iron Cafe that kindly allowed the group to gather outside the cafe. Before we sat down, we checked the menu to see if there were items we wanted. Several different salads were listed. So we each ordered a different... More 

Thank WHMeg
Cleveland, Ohio
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182 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great hangout, well trodden by locals. Great pub fare if that's what you come expecting. Irish themed, and with some strong Cleveland history. The Flats location is a little hard to get to, and was up until recently a bit sketchy, but getting better.

Thank Ron R
Norwalk, Ohio
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here before the Indian's game. Great sandwiches and fries. They have a shuttle service that drops you off at the stadium.

Thank Vickie H
Rochester, New York
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

When in CLE do what the locals do. Stop in for a pint and enjoy the memories! Love the artifacts and the food. Had many a delicious lunch here while we lived in CLE for 24 years! Miss this place!

Thank Sgorie
Bradenton, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure by the looks of it how family friendly this place would be with a gentleman's club across the street, but The Flat Iron Cafe was awesome, from the server to the food. We had the BEST server (Shannon, who our son had to hug before we left) and the food was great! We ordered the fried pickles,... More 

Thank drumnart g

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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, Irish, Bar, Soups, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?