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October is clambake month in Northeast Ohio

October is clambake month in Northeast Ohio. These restaurants are offering their own twist on the popular autumn treat.

Beachcliff Tavern, 19245 Detroit Road, Rocky River, 440-333-4686: Clambake dinners are served Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to close. The meal includes a half-chicken, a dozen clams, clam chowder, sweet potato and corn on the cob for $16. Substitute ribs or steak for the chicken for an additional $3.

Bonnie’s Bar and Grill, 22811 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, 440-734-3276: Traditional clambake dinners are $16.99 every Friday and Saturday after 4 p.m.

Don’s Lighthouse Grille, 8901 Lake Ave., Cleveland, 216-961-6700: Don’s Taste of New England autumn menu includes whole Maine lobster with middleneck clams. Save $10 off the price of the dinner on Sunday and Thursday.

Grumpy’s Cafe, 2621 W. 14th St., Tremont, 216-241-5025: Clambakes are served every Friday through Nov. 1, from noon to 10 p.m. Dinner is a dozen clams, mesquite chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, Southwest corn and homemade bread for $15.99. Add soup or salad for $18.99, or substitute a strip steak for chicken for an additional $2.99.

Ironwood Cafe, 688 Dover Center Road, Westlake, 440-835-9900: Clambake dinners will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 24. The meal includes New England clam chowder, salad and roasted potatoes, and a dozen clams served with a half-chicken ($25) or strip steak ($30). Extra clams are $9 a dozen. Call for reservations.

Market, 1137 Linda St., Rocky River, 440-799-4292: A VIP clambake is being held in the outside tent prior to the Pat Dailey concert on Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the concert at 8. Clambake dinner tickets are $50 per person. Preferred concert seating is $30. General admission to the concert is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.

Michael’s Family Restaurant, 19797 Detroit Road, Rocky River, 440-356-1233:
The restaurant’s 35th annual clambake is served every Thursday through Sunday. It includes chicken, a dozen clams, clam broth and chowder, sweet corn and potatoes for $16.99.

Pearl of the Orient, 19300 Detroit Road, Rocky River, 440-333-9902: The Chinese Lobsterbake, available seven days a week through Nov. 15, starts with Peking clam chowder, followed by a dozen clams, a whole Maine lobster de Fukien, chicken ala Kung Pao, fried rice and garden vegetables. The cost is $35.99 per person. Reservations are required.

Smedley’s Bar and Grill, 17004 Lorain Ave., Fairview Park, 216-941-0124: A clambake dinner with all of the fixings and live entertainment is planned for Oct. 26. Tickets are $20. An extra dozen clams is $6 and a lobster tail is $15.

Sokolowski’s University Inn, 1201 University Road, Tremont, 216-771-9236: Cleveland’s oldest family-owned restaurant serves clambake dinners every Saturday in October. Choose between a steak or chicken bake, with a dozen clams, New England clam chowder, red skin potatoes and a side salad.

Tick Tock Tavern, 11526 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, 216-631-6111: A clambake dinner with chicken is $19.95. Steak and prime rib clambakes are also available.

Tommy’s Place, 1325 Linda St., Rocky River, 440-331-9687: Clambakes, served on Friday and Saturday, include a half-chicken, a dozen clams, chowder, corn and potatoes for $16.95.

 

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