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Best Cleveland Cheap Eats


Where can you go for a good-quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of GAYOT's selections for the best cheap eats.

Aladdin's Eatery Middle Eastern
Quick Bite
12447 Cedar Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

From the inventive pita pizzas to the eight different daily soups, this Lebanese-themed restaurant covers all the bases. More...

B Spot Burgers
12/20
Dining Room at B Spot, Woodmere, OH Eton Collection
28699 Chagrin Blvd.
Woodmere, OH 44122
Menu
Michael Symon’s casual joint has a cool vibe, standout burgers and an impressive beer list. More...

Barrio Lakewood Taqueria
12/20
Dining Room at Barrio Lakewood, Lakewood, OH 15527 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

Satisfy your late-night munchies at Barrio Lakewood, where custom-ordered, scratch-made tacos are all the rage. More...

Dewey's Pizza Pizza
12/20
2194 Lee Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
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Small, pedestrian-friendly pizza parlor offering create-your-own pies. More...

Happy Dog Hot Dogs
11/20
5801 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
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There may only be four items on the menu --- hot dogs, vegan sausage, fries and tots --- but the topping possibilities go on and on. More...

Harry Buffalo Burgers
11/20
Dining Room at Harry Buffalo, Lakewood, OH 18605 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
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Harry Buffalo is a sports lover's dream come true with myriad TVs, upscale casual grub and plenty of brews. More...

Johnny Mango International
13/20
Dining Room at Johnny Mango, Cleveland, OH 3120 Bridge Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113

The $1 Tuesday tacos and fresh juice bar make this place popular with Ohio City hipsters. More...

La Bodega Sandwiches
11/20
869 Jefferson Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
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This local gem attracts diners of all kinds with its long list of sandwiches and sides. More...

Mama Santa's Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Mama Santa 12305 Mayfield Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Mama Santa’s has earned a reputation for being a low-budget, big-flavor, Little Italy mainstay. More...

Melt Bar & Grilled Sandwiches
13/20
Dining Room at Melt Bar & Grilled, Lakewood, OH 14718 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
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Melt serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade soups alongside an array of craft brews. More...

Tommy's Eclectic
12/20
1824 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
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Whether you're a vegetarian, meat-eater, vegan or just plain hungry, Tommy’s will surely satisfy. More...


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