We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ontario Street Cafe

2053 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44115-1028
+1 216-861-6446
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good50%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
17 Jun 2018
“Great sandwiches and atmosphere ”
29 Dec 2017
“Downtown Dive with Good Corned Beef and Cheap Booze”
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Cafe, Deli
2053 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44115-1028
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (10)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The Ontario is a small bar that serves big sandwiches. The pastrami on rye is as good as you'd find in a real deli. There's also a juke box with a great selection of R and B. My only knock is you can barely hear...More

Thank FamousOriginalBob
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This is the cheapest drinks I’ve found down town Cleveland on my business trips. Great music and fun atmosphere! True culture! This is what I picture when I think of this city. $4 top shelf drinks on Saturday all day. Could you ask for anything...More

Thank Prestige W
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Good corned beef and pastrami, lettuce, tomato, and onions optional. Stadium mustard available. Big glasses of cheap beer and cheap shots of mid-range liquor. One of my favorite spots in the area. Always friendly because everyone in drunk.

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Snuck in for a few while in town for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. This is a very accessible (no attitude) bar. The signature Corned Beef is a must while you're at it. Not commercial. Not a chain. It's all good in here!

1  Thank Iratdog
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went here for lunch on a Sunday and had a great corned beef sandwich. The bar is dark but that did not bother us. The service was good. We left satisfied and without regret :)

Thank JRF11983
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is one of the "secret gems" in downtown Cleveland. It has been around for YEARS, and the "regulars" are a great group of people. The employees are fun and the prices are very, very reasonable. It is a clean respectable place to stop in...More

Thank billiefeagin
Reviewed 5 March 2016

If you walked past this place you wouldn't think much of it. The menu is really limited, but I'll tell you they served the BEST brisket sandwich I have ever eaten. The staff and regulars are all very friendly.

Thank Cleveland_Holly
Reviewed 18 January 2016

It was after dark when we got there and the whole area didn't feel safe including the nearby parking garage. The place was very dark, smelled bad and seemed dirty. We ordered tea while we looked at the menu. It was stale and we left...More

Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Funky place right across from the casino. SHOT AND A BEER $3.75 !!!!! Did not eat here but wanted a quick drink before a concert. Friendly people, funny smell, dark safe space.

Thank MattskiErie_PA
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Don't come here if your expectations are fancy or your girl friend is high maintenance. What you get is a dark, old looking place----not too many of these around anymore. Mixed crowd, good service, everyone minds their own business. Value is excellent: got a great...More

Thank Larz V
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 hotels in Cleveland
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
1,269 reviews
.19 km away
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
840 reviews
.22 km away
Residence Inn Cleveland Downtown
590 reviews
.29 km away
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
1,829 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Morton's The Steakhouse
229 reviews
.15 km away
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
148 reviews
.12 km away
B Spot Burgers
193 reviews
.09 km away
Pura Vida by Brandt
182 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cleveland Public Library
195 reviews
.31 km away
Quicken Loans Arena
586 reviews
.29 km away
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
331 reviews
.15 km away
Old Stone Church
89 reviews
.32 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ontario Street Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Cafe, Deli
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2053 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44115-1028
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-861-6446
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing