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Jun 18, 2012 03:34 PM

Attention Cleveland eaters: what are you go to spots for under $10?

Cruising through the Great Lakes board and came across a lot of love for Cleveland's dining scene. What are the must go's in the under $10 range? Breakfast lunch and dinner and anything in between works. Any places that feature a memorable owner/staff always a plus.


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  1. I thought that any place under $15.00 a person was cheap, unless you have find a food truck or a carry out. I may be wrong.

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    1. re: Kelli2006

      Actually, you're not wrong about the $15 price point, but truly good food/entrees can be had here in the Detroit area for $10 *if* you know where to go. That's kind of why I'm peeking over the Cleveland curtain here, because I stinking *love* these kinds of recommendations. Doesn't have to be fancy, mind you...just has to be great. I'm looking forward to seeing where I should eat if I make a trip to see the Tigers stomp the Indians on a road trip! ;)

    2. Are you looking just for downtown suggestions? The food trucks here, for sure, which are on Walnut at noon on Wednesdays throughout the summer and early fall. The Little Bar and Grill downtown for burgers. Slyman's (breakfast if you want to stay easily in the $10 and under range).

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      1. re: rockandroller1

        Downtown is great but Im willing to travel a bit as well. Any particular food trucks you like?

        1. re: blackbookali

          I tried Motor Mouth recently and really liked it a lot. I also generally like the food from the Dim and Den Sum truck.

          I would head to the Happy Dog in the Gordon Square district if you are open to getting out of downtown, it's only about 5 minutes away down Detroit road. GREAT dogs with a billion topping varieties, and tater tots with various gourmet dipping sauces. Fantastic.

          Also for lunch, in Tremont is a little sandwich shop called La Bodega. They turn out some very good food from their tiny store, I would recommend them.

      2. You can find great eats at the West Side Market for less than $10. Also, Cleveland has an Asiatown (www.clevelandasiatown.com) where many restaurants have items in that price range. Istanbul Grille in Tremont has numerous lunch specials at $10 or less, and the Chef is a master at Turkish cuisine. http://www.grillistanbul.com/. Superior Pho has a large number of items priced under $10. http://www.superiorpho.com/.

        Check out this website for Happy Hour deals at more expensive restaurants around town: http://www.dailyhappyhour.com/ohio/cl....

        One of my favorite restaurants is Dante in Tremont, which offers a late night Asian noodle menu for under $10 a bowl http://restaurantdante.us/menus/Zuzut.... They also have a great Happy Hour menu (pork belly for $5!).

          1. re: blackbookali

            I don't recommend it. It's canned/processed/frozen-reheated heaven. Like, canned vegetables as your side dish type of place.

          2. Happy Dog (also mentioned by rockandroller1) was my first thought. It's the most fun I've ever had ordering food (you check off your toppings of choice on the "order form" at the table).

            You can do pizza by the slice for lunch at Valentino's in Little Italy, easily under $10. Outdoor dining/takeout only; great pizza!