6 Best Delivery Restaurants in Cleveland, OH

February 24th, 2022 by

Ordering a meal for delivery is a convenient option for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. Cleveland is home to many restaurants that elevate takeout food to new levels. Whether you crave Thai, southern soul food, or a hot bowl of traditional ramen, there’s a dining establishment in this city to satisfy your cravings. 

Here are the six best delivery restaurants in Cleveland.

Brown Sugar

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Brown Sugar is known for creating authentic, comforting Thai dishes from time-honored recipes. House specialties include deep-fried tilapia, pad Thai noodle dishes, drunken noodles, and fried rice. The menu also carries several types of curry, such as red, yellow, green, masaman, and panang. 

What’s more, this outfit offers sushi and sashimi made from the freshest fish and vegetables. Tuna, scallop, vegetarian, and octopus rolls are available as well. Be sure to leave room for dessert. The restaurant has an extensive dessert menu, including Thai specialties such as sticky rice, custard, ginger ice cream, and coconut-scented Kao Neow Sangkaya.

Brown Sugar Thai has two locations in Greater Cleveland. You can find them on Detroit Avenue in Lakewood and on Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Both branches are open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

Southern Café

Southern Cafe tout themselves as Cleveland’s premier soul food restaurant. The chefs make every dish from scratch, using trusted family recipes and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The menu includes southern specialties such as fried catfish, smothered pork chops, and sausage gumbo. Try the ever-popular buttermilk fried chicken served with delicious red velvet waffles. Entrees include Southern-style sides, such as low country grits, baked macaroni and cheese, red beans and rice, and candied yams.

Po’boys, burgers, and many other sandwiches are also on the menu. Don’t miss out on the house’s popular soul rolls, made from eggroll wrappers stuffed with collard greens, black beans, roasted corn, chicken, and cheese. The Georgia-style peach cobbler is a sweet way to end any meal here.

You can find Southern Cafe on Detroit Avenue in Lakewood and Kinsman Avenue in downtown Cleveland. The Detroit Avenue location is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. But the latter closes one hour earlier on those six days.

The Fairview Tavern

The family-owned Fairview Tavern has been a local favorite since opening in 2006. The restaurant delights patrons and first-timers with their griddle-cooked burgers made from scratch. Patty melts, BLTs, and beer-battered cod sandwiches are also popular meals they serve. Plus, fresh, homemade kettle chips accompany every sandwich and burger.

Also, you can customize a pizza or choose from one of the specialty pizzas. Check out the Spicy Tavern pizza made from red pepper pesto sauce, sausage, jalapenos, and roasted red peppers. A gluten-free cauliflower crust is available for those with special dietary needs. Additionally, the outfit offers daily dinner specials, including fresh Lake Erie cod and hand-cut strip steak. 

Fairview Tavern is on Lorain Road in the Cleveland suburb of Fairview Park. Operating hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact-free curbside pickup is available upon request.

Mason’s Creamery

Mason’s Creamery is unique among Cleveland restaurants due to their seasonal menu changes. The establishment serves their homemade ice cream from late spring to early fall. Flavors include traditional favorites such as vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, as well as modern delights like lemon ricotta, popcorn, roasted banana, and cookie butter. Vegan ice creams and fresh fruit sorbets are available, too. 

Further, Mason’s Creamery creates comforting, authentic ramen bowls during the cold winter months. Each bowl contains vegetables, pork, or chicken and includes a soft-boiled egg, homemade broth, spring onions, pickled radish, and nori. The winter menu also features cold noodles made with Sichuan peppercorn, black vinegar, Korean pepper, sesame oil, and garlic. Be sure to try the restaurant’s signature fruit tea, made with mango black tea, dried jasmine, chrysanthemum, and fresh citrus.

Mason’s Creamery is on Bridge Avenue. They’re open Wednesday through Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.


Batuqui provides a taste of Brazil in the heart of Cleveland. The menu here includes authentic Brazilian appetizers such as cheese bread (pao de queijo), fried pork belly, and white wine mussels.

The main entrees are decadent and richly spiced. Try moqueca baiana, a traditional stew made from tomatoes, onions, coconut milk, and your choice of protein. Or share a plater of feijoada, which is a party dish made from black beans, bacon, ham, smoked kielbasa, pork loin, and beef. Other popular offerings are hand-cut steaks, pasta, short ribs, fresh fish, and more. All entrees come with your choice of pinto beans, black beans, collard greens, fried bananas, Brazilian rice, and fried yucca.

Dessert is a must here. The extensive dessert menu boasts passion fruit mousse, coconut butter cake, chocolate-filled churros, caramel custard, and Brazilian chocolate bonbons.

Batuqui has two locations to serve you. Visit the original site in downtown Cleveland, on Larchmere Boulevard. Takeout hours for this spot are Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m., Sunday from 3 to 8:30 p.m.

They recently opened a second branch in a renovated Victorian on East Orange Street in the Chagrin Falls neighborhood. Takeout hours for this location are Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 8:30 p.m.

There you have North Coast Auto Mall’s top six options for meal delivery in Cleveland. What did you think of our list? Do you have a favorite restaurant or know of a hidden gem that Clevelanders need to know about? Drop us a line and let us know; we will be sure to add it to our list.

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