As a city burgeoning with new and old restaurants reinventing the classics, the grilled cheese sandwich is one comfort food not to overlook in Cleveland. National Grilled Cheese Day is April 12 and is another excuse to eat more grilled cheeses from the city's best spots.
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10 restaurants to find the best grilled cheese in the city
1. Lucky’s Café – Cleveland (Tremont) (635 reviews/4 stars)
Order the grilled cheese of the day with house-made cream of tomato soup and you won’t regret it! This neighborhood gem will leave you with a happy belly. MORE
2. Melt Bar & Grilled – Independence (427 reviews/4 stars)
As a Cleveland grilled cheese institution, no celebration would be complete without Melt. TIP: dare yourself to try The Melt Challenge – finish over 5 lbs. of grilled cheese and be inducted into the Melt Challenge Hall of Fame! MORE
3. Blue Door Café & Bakery – Cuyahoga Falls (321 reviews/4.5 stars)
This veteran-owned spot uses locally sourced ingredients for an ever-changing menu. Their grilled cheese is a popular house special based on local seasonality! MORE
4. The Lockview – Akron (217 reviews/4 stars)
This gourmet grilled cheese restaurant and craft beer bar has 13+ mouthwatering sandwiches. Try the Number Six—a Yelper favorite with apples and bacon, and served with goldfish! MORE
5. Forage Public House – Lakewood (174 reviews/4 stars)
Nothing quite screams “Cleveland” like a Great Lakes Grilled Cheese. Made with Great Lakes yellow and white cheddar, this Forage sandwich is an easy Yelp favorite. MORE
6. Twisted Meltz – Kent (111 reviews/4.5 reviews)
The Drew Carey, the Mark Mothersbaugh, the Chrissie Hynde. Famous Ohioans, or grilled cheese sandwiches? Both! With 25+ grilled cheeses, every sandwich at Twisted Meltz is named after a Kent State alumni. MORE
7. Herb ‘n Twine – Cleveland (Ohio City) (62 reviews/4.5 stars)
One of the hippest sandwich stops in Cleveland, stop by Herb ‘n Twine for a mouthwatering grilled cheese made with seasonal jam on house-baked bread. MORE
8. Nosh Eatery - Hudson (56 reviews/4.5 stars)
For a good ol’ fashioned cup of tomato basil and a multi-layered grilled cheese, Nosh is the place to be. They even grow local ingredients in their organic urban garden. MORE
9. Helio Terra Vegan Café – Cleveland (Downtown) (40 reviews/4.5 stars)
Vegans, fear not! For an extraordinary “grilled cheese" Helio Terra Vegan Café has you covered! The Cooked Awesome Grilled Cheese Sandwich is made with Daiya cheddar and truffle salt. MORE
10. Marie’s Café – Medina (20 reviews/4 stars)
A home-style grilled cheese has never tasted so good. Served with hot sauce on 9-grain bread, order one for the kids and one for you in Marie’s homey atmosphere! MORE
For more grilled cheese spots, visit the Yelp Cleveland Grilled Cheese Month bookmark collection here.
Lauren Kotmel is Community Manager for Yelp Cleveland. Connect with Yelp on Twitter or Instagram at @YelpCleveland.