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Academy Tavern

12800 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120-1152
+1 216-229-1171
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good54%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
21 Dec 2017
“Lunch on a Cold Day”
8 Nov 2017
“Something Fishy”
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Italian, Delicatessen, Pub
$$ - $$$
12800 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120-1152
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

My wife and I love the Academy Tavern. We have coming here for over 20 years now. The place has so much charm and the food is great. After some hiccups a couple of years ago, I am so pleased that many of the classic...More

Thank tbennettstmartin
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Forever, this place has been THE neighborhood pub for Friday fish. Located near the border of Cleveland and Shaker Heights, the mix of patrons was strictly United Nations, and no other "joint" matched their food and their prices. Oh, and they servred other good pub-food...More

Thank Doc3626
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I used to eat here when a student at nearby Case Western 45 years ago. The food was a great value and I loved the friendly neighborhood atmosphere. The interior has been refreshed but the friendly attitude and neighborhood feel is just the same. This...More

1  Thank OnAFamilyBudget
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Around since 1939, one can only hope that it keeps going another 80 years or more. Dark old wood inside, some booths, some tables, a bar...looks just the way an old tavern should look. Several IPAs on draft, a menu full of Midwest comfort food...More

2  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We were in town on business, found the Academy on trip advisor, old school tavern atmosphere was quality, had a splendid tomato soup homemade, good hamburger, salad very fresh, my girlfriend had the homemade meatloaf which was homemade along with the mashed potatoes and gravy....More

1  Thank Craftmen1000
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Great place, had a few beers on the patio and the academy burger about 6:30 before the cavs 8pm game. Great service, not crowded, fast delivery and tasty food. The outdoor patio is the bomb and not pretentious.

1  Thank Misonix
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We had beers, a shared appetizer,and soup. The service was friendly. A guy was playing the piano. It feels like a place where everyone knows your name, or at least is very friendly.

Thank K B
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Our neighborhood "go to" place. If you haven't been here for a while you'll find a new updated menu. A little price-ery but better quality and with fewer fried foods. In the warmer months definitely the best patio around. We miss the old servers but...More

Thank Cj K
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This place USED to be the best place for hamburgers and fried chicken and a great fish fry. Sadly someone decided to "yuppify" this great old restaurant and minimize the menu to a limited amount of "fancy items". I would much rather have the old...More

1  Thank MH19620
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I eat at The Academy about a dozen times a year since I live close by. The food is not gourmet but they are trying to be imaginative. As an example my dinner was a sandwich with grilled cauliflower, carmelized onions, cheese and few other...More

1  Thank Gary S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12800 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120-1152
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-229-1171
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