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Academy Tavern

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12800 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120-1152
+1 216-229-1171
07:30 - 23:00
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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 well-prepared and reasonably priced. My daughter had the chili and I had a hamburger -... More 

1 Thank Janet M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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. Have entered in my favorites.

1 Thank Craftmen1000
Cleveland, Ohio
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388 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the new ones are learning fast.

Thank Cj K
Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 Academy Tavern, as I believe many others wood as well based on the poor crowd... More 

1 Thank MH19620
Cayo, Belize
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 things on a good bun served with a nice salad with a pear vinegarette, not... More 

1 Thank Gary S
Cleveland, Ohio
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Located on Larchmere (just north of Shaker Square) the Academy Tavern is a local institution. Though we don't get to Larchmere but once or twice a year, we always end up here. (I'd like to try other places, but the husband insists.) That's because we have never been disappointed. We've had the steak sandwiches, salads, beers. it may seem in... More 

2 Thank tina s
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

great food prices service and location! thank you!great food prices service and location! thank you!great food prices service and location! thank you!great food prices service and location! thank you!

Thank cleeeeeeeeevelander
Cleveland, Ohio
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170 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Seems like my wife and I arrive before the rush, everywhere we've been going. Crowds to me indicate acceptance and we saw the place get full, no frowns. I had WEDGE lettuce, which is my favorite and a cheese toast sandwich, which I seldom get anywhere. My wife had the PERCH on Fish Friday - We both had a cub... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 10
American, Bar, Italian, Delicatessen, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?