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1975 Lee Rd. (Overlook Rd.) Send to Phone
If the homemade meatloaf, potpies, big burgers and thick milkshakes aren’t enough to send you back in time, these authentic and beautifully restored dining cars certainly will.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Dottie's Diner Restaurant Review

: Seven years in the making, this place became one of the most talked-about restaurants on Cleveland’s East Side long before its doors ever opened. Quite a challenge to overcome when the place finally did open for business, but it did not disappoint. Made from two beautiful, and beautifully restored, authentic diners, which were built in the late 40s and early 50s, Dottie’s Diner and the Sweet City Diner are joined by a newly constructed small lobby-gift shop and a large new central kitchen. All the details are perfect---to make you feel as if you’ve gone back in time---overseen by owner Steve Presser, who also owns the areas’ most unique toy shop, Big Fun, also in Cleveland Heights. All the food is homemade and hearty. Portions are huge, like the menu, which takes newcomers a long time to read. You’ll find all the All-American diner fare you’d expect---soups, chili, burgers, turkey dinners, mac ’n’ cheese, meatloaf and potpie---and, of course, thick milkshakes (made with locally produced Pierre’s ice cream), fresh-cut french fries (try them with cheese and crumbled bacon, or gravy), and lots of homemade desserts of every description. Dottie’s even offers phosphates and egg creams. Breakfast is just as popular here, with many large-portion favorites, like corned beef hash, and pancakes. Service is appropriately erratic.


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