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Sweet Melissa

20630 John Carroll Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44118-4535
+1 216-331-3555
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
“salads” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20630 John Carroll Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44118-4535
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went to Sweet Melissa for breakfast and ordered the french toast brunch, with a side of eggs. The french toast was good. The fruit and scone on the side were fine. But several aspects of this trip would keep me from returning. First, the...More

Thank ReviewMcReviewface
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner there with friends. Ambience is unpretentious, not elegant, fancy or upscale. Serves primarily local neighborhood, including John Carroll university. Menu has good variety. We were all pleased with quantity and quality of our orders, which included braised short ribs, and a vegan...More

Thank SabaF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our appetizers and dinner were delicious specifically the Caesar salad and short ribs. The service was very inattentive and condescending at best. The restaurant was very dirty. I have dined there many times and the service is consistently disappointing. Too bad.

Thank Peggy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered our meals and server came back 20 minutes later to tell ys they were out of items. Then it took ys 1 hour to get our meals. Chicken lot pie was like soup. Couldn't find the chicken. Salmon was dry and inedable. They took...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for Sunday brunch with my husband and son and had the worst service we've ever had. We've been here a dozen or so times and never had a problem, but the hostess and waitress we had seemed like they could've cared less....More

Thank Jabrand613
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious patio dining....Have had breakfast and lunch here....Food always prepared just right .... The hostess is very unfriendly , which is the only complaint . Not having a friendly hostess can set a bad tone .

Thank SedonaSoul1553
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Melissa's menu has something for everybody. I really like the pulled chicken risotto and my son loves the short ribs. On our most recent visit, my wife and I enjoyed tacos (chicken and fish) and my son had a very good beef pot pie. Service...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I went with my family to dinner, we've been to the other Sweet Melissa and were very excited to go. This time around we were very disappointed. Our appetizer (the fried brussel sprouts) were good but dry and didn't have enough sauce. My son and...More

Thank Charris C
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Nice mix of menu items and full bar to make an enjoyable meal. Just found out they are open for breakfast and have a great light menu (I recommend the bagel sandwiches).

Thank MH19620
Reviewed 14 January 2017

There are both good and bad aspects to the atmosphere, service and food here. The space isn't large or cavernous, like the big corporate eateries (think Cheesecake Factory or Brio).The ambiance is generally warm and cozy, which is very appealing. But when the space fills...More

Thank bsfog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20630 John Carroll Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44118-4535
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Shaker Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 216-331-3555
sweet melissa is a locally owned restaurant that specializes in local, organic, and unique dishes for all food genres. Our style is eclectic American. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free choices are available. We are excited to bring you the freshest ingredients. We use organic whenever possible. All of our pastries are baked in house at our Rocky River bakery. In our industrial chic setting, we offer lunch & dinner seven days a week and weekend brunch is available until 2 pm. Our coffee bar opens at 7 am weekdays. We feel we have an obligation to our guests as well as our planet.
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