Spending time in Tremont? Get to know this Cleveland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an upscale Asian eatery to a burger joint with views of the house that appeared in the holiday classic "A Christmas Story."
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Tremont, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Sokolowski's University Inn
Topping the list is Polish and traditional American spot Sokolowski's University Inn. Located at 1201 University Road, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 511 reviews on Yelp.
Founded in 1923, Sokolowski's is Cleveland's oldest family owned and operated restaurant, according to its website. It clearly has staying power; a recent Cleveland.com story described the restaurant as "a gold mine that never fails to satisfy. It has extraordinary food, crowds of friendly people and world-class owners."
2. Ginko Restaurant
Next up is sushi bar and Japanese spot Ginko Restaurant, at 2247 Professor Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 277 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Part of chef Dante Boccuzzi's Dante Group, Ginko Restaurant's menu includes an extensive set of sushi offerings, as well as such specialties as shabu shabu strip loin and ginko omakase, a five-course chef's tasting platter.
3. The Loop
The Loop, a spot to score coffee and tea, vinyl records and DVDs, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, at 2180 W. 11th St., 4.5 stars out of 164 reviews.
As Yelper Jacquie K. put it, “With two stories of records for purchase and a number of tables to work or visit, it's an easy choice in the Tremont area."
4. Rowley Inn
Rowley Inn, a pub and gastropub that offers beer, wine, spirits and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 131 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1104 Rowley Ave. to see for yourself.
As numerous reviews note, the Rowley Inn has two claims to fame: its stacked burgers and its location across the street from the house that appeared in the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story." Here's a chance to soak up the atmosphere on the same street that Ralphie plotted to have Santa bring him a Red Ryder air rifle.