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Balaton Restaurant

$$ - $$$Eastern European, , Hungarian
13133 Shaker Sq, Cleveland, OH 44120-2312
+1 216-921-9691
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cabbage rolls” (10 reviews)
“goulash” (12 reviews)
“paprikash” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, European
$$ - $$$
13133 Shaker Sq, Cleveland, OH 44120-2312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Budapest last summer, and were eager to duplicate our experience and have some fun memories. Also, my heritage is Eastern European, so I remember these foods from Mom's kitchen. It was fabulous!!! I ordered the Sampler plate, with Wienerschnizel...More

Thank nlstudebaker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Balaton Restaurant for dinner on Nov 4th for the first time and were very pleasantly surprised and pleased with the cozy atmosphere, excellent menu and friendly staff. Generous portions for both the appetizers and our main courses. The chicken schnitzel and the...More

Thank Randy O
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If you're in the mood for some authentic Hungerian food...look no further. From goulash to veal...to the daily home made soups. Friendly and comfortable. The only caveat...they are not open every day of the week. Double check their website.

Thank scoccola
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Nov. 4, 2017 was our first and last visit. Our reasons: Technically we had no waitress waiting on our table. We were seated in a large room with many tables and lots of patrons. We sat and sat waiting to place our orders and we...More

Thank Susan31326
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We can where for lunch and good is incredibly good. Portions are big and tasty and I can say it is authentic Hungarian food. Service was very professional too .

Thank forjoes01
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I had my 60th Birthday Dinner at the Balaton last Saturday night. We had a table of 14. The dinner came off wonderfully. Everyone has happy with their dinner. I had the Chicken Paprikas as always. I was as good as mom's as usual. We...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Cleveland has largest Hungarian population west of Budapest Similar to Budapest Cleveland is really two cities divided by a river but united in name Anyway this is great Hungarian food Vienna schnitzel if you have a young gall bladder Goulash and everything else great Casual...More

Thank rsegraves
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Eating in Cleveland is such an experience. Not only are there the usual ethnic Italian and Chinese places but restaurants that cater to other cultures as well. Balaton is one of these. We brought my Slovak mother here years ago. She enjoyed it then and...More

1  Thank comfortnurse
Reviewed 2 August 2017

If you like traditional Hungarian fare, this is the place for you. We ordered the Woodsman platter for 2-4 and it could have feed 4-6 easily. Although a bit on the heavy side, it was all good and done well. We had leftovers and they...More

1  Thank springle322
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The food was super traditional and authentic. Not a bit was left over on our plates! Beginning to end it was perfect!

Thank Laura R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
1:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13133 Shaker Sq, Cleveland, OH 44120-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-921-9691
  • E-mail
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