Tommy's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 1824 Coventry Rd

    Cleveland, OH 44118

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  • 216-321-7757

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Hours
Sun-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 7:30am-10pm
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I really love it for what it is - a nice joint to meet friends and there's something for everyone! The milkshakes are indeed fabulous and the portions are nothing to sneeze at! A Cleveland classic that I hope never goes downhill!

4
★★★★☆

I really love it for what it is - a nice joint to meet friends and there's something for everyone! The milkshakes are indeed fabulous and the portions are nothing to sneeze at! A Cleveland classic that I hope never goes downhill!

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As a frequent, long-term patron of Tommy's, I can honestly say that it's one of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland. There truly is something for everyone on the menu. Personal favorites - always recommended to friends - include the French Onion Soup, Fries, & Shakes.

This place is not cheap. It's not uncommon to walk out after a Saturday lunch for 2 with a 20 - 30 buck bill. Suffice to say, I think it's well worth it.

My biggest gripe about Tommy's is the customer service...or lack thereof. From the moment you walk in, you're usually crushed by a wall of waiting customers frustrated with the haphazard registration and seating process. Regulars will usually help newbies find the dreaded list. The wait and service staff tend to operate in the zombie realm. The bottom line remains, I come here for the food....not the wait staff. Once seated, service is usually pretty fast and accurate.

Tommy's is in a class of it's own. The menu is diverse and unique. If you've not tried it, make a point of going. Young, old, hip, punk, funky or whacked...the people in the dining room make the experience truly Tommy's and uniquely Coventry.

2
★★★★☆

As a frequent, long-term patron of Tommy's, I can honestly say that it's one of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland. There truly is something for everyone on the menu. Personal favorites - always recommended to friends - include the French Onion Soup, Fries, & Shakes.

This place is not cheap. It's not uncommon to walk out after a Saturday lunch for 2 with a 20 - 30 buck bill. Suffice to say, I think it's well worth it.

My biggest gripe about Tommy's is the customer service...or lack thereof. From the moment you walk in, you're usually crushed by a wall of waiting customers frustrated with the haphazard registration and seating process. Regulars will usually help newbies find the dreaded list. The wait and service staff tend to operate in the zombie realm. The bottom line remains, I come here for the food....not the wait staff. Once seated, service is usually pretty fast and accurate.

Tommy's is in a class of it's own. The menu is diverse and unique. If you've not tried it, make a point of going. Young, old, hip, punk, funky or whacked...the people in the dining room make the experience truly Tommy's and uniquely Coventry.

Pros: Menu diversity, Unique Experience, Outside of the Box

Cons: Service/Staff, Cost, Wait

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Tommy's is absolutely my favorite restaurant in the Cleveland area. Just writing this review is making me crave the Quinn sandwich and a milkshake. It is the one place I have to stop and eat at every single time I am in the Cleveland area. Plus, its always nice to walk around Coventry and see what's new - and stop in Big Fun!

5
★★★★★

Tommy's is absolutely my favorite restaurant in the Cleveland area. Just writing this review is making me crave the Quinn sandwich and a milkshake. It is the one place I have to stop and eat at every single time I am in the Cleveland area. Plus, its always nice to walk around Coventry and see what's new - and stop in Big Fun!

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Tommys is a mixture of the good and the bad. Their milkshakes are fantastic and there are quite a few items on their menu that are worth trying no matter how strange they may seem. The service, however, can be really spotty. I've found much better service if I dine in yet when I get food to go, I've often found myself waiting for upwards of half an hour. The last time I was there, I left without my food out of pure frustration in trying to flag a girl down so I can eat. Back to the food...lots of it is delicious but often quite greasy and somewhat overpriced. This is not the place it used to be.

1
★★★☆☆

Tommys is a mixture of the good and the bad. Their milkshakes are fantastic and there are quite a few items on their menu that are worth trying no matter how strange they may seem. The service, however, can be really spotty. I've found much better service if I dine in yet when I get food to go, I've often found myself waiting for upwards of half an hour. The last time I was there, I left without my food out of pure frustration in trying to flag a girl down so I can eat. Back to the food...lots of it is delicious but often quite greasy and somewhat overpriced. This is not the place it used to be.

Pros: A few neat menu items, milkshakes

Cons: Terrible take-out service, greasy food

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I have been here quite a few times. When I didn't live in Cleveland, I would go to Coventry and Tommy's to eat and thought it was pretty good. Once you get used to it though, and have been to Coventry enough, and have eaten at other places, it just isn't as good anymore. I will agree that the fries and milkshakes are very good. As far as vegetarian food goes, nearly everything they have is average at best. And, please go to Aladdin's if you're looking for hummus, baba, falafel, etc. Their mediterranean food is plain aweful.

1
★★★☆☆

I have been here quite a few times. When I didn't live in Cleveland, I would go to Coventry and Tommy's to eat and thought it was pretty good. Once you get used to it though, and have been to Coventry enough, and have eaten at other places, it just isn't as good anymore. I will agree that the fries and milkshakes are very good. As far as vegetarian food goes, nearly everything they have is average at best. And, please go to Aladdin's if you're looking for hummus, baba, falafel, etc. Their mediterranean food is plain aweful.

Pros: Location. Good place to grab some food in between looking at records and toys. Milkshakes.

Cons: Below average vegetarian food.

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Overall, a huge menu with lots of great choices. The milkshakes and fries are probably the best in Cleveland. Try adding the homemade peanut butter in one. There's a huge variety of meat pies and vegetarians pies. The falafel in some is flavored well, but sometimes a little overdone. The hummus is good, but I personally like one with more garlic and other spices in it. Give Tommy's a try, there's bound to be something on there that you'll like, and if the menu items don't fit what you want, they're the best with special orders. The only problem can be a significant wait, but the milkshakes alone are worth it.

2
★★★★★

Overall, a huge menu with lots of great choices. The milkshakes and fries are probably the best in Cleveland. Try adding the homemade peanut butter in one. There's a huge variety of meat pies and vegetarians pies. The falafel in some is flavored well, but sometimes a little overdone. The hummus is good, but I personally like one with more garlic and other spices in it. Give Tommy's a try, there's bound to be something on there that you'll like, and if the menu items don't fit what you want, they're the best with special orders. The only problem can be a significant wait, but the milkshakes alone are worth it.

Pros: Variety, Milkshakes, Huge Vegetarian menu if that's your thing

Cons: Waiting, Better hummus is not too far away (Aladdin's, Mad Greek, Falafel Cafe)

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I like this place for its milkshakes. They have chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, boisenberry, bananna, apple cinnamon, plum, mango, raspberry, huckleberry, blackberry, oatmeal rasin, almond, orange, peach, grape, cherry...the atmosphere is wonderful and the food is exquisite.

4
★★★★☆

I like this place for its milkshakes. They have chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, boisenberry, bananna, apple cinnamon, plum, mango, raspberry, huckleberry, blackberry, oatmeal rasin, almond, orange, peach, grape, cherry...the atmosphere is wonderful and the food is exquisite.

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I second that review. The milkshakes are out of this world. I am a big fan of the salads and sandwiches too. They have one with peanut butter and cheese and veggies, I know if sounds weird, but seriously it's delicious. The only downside is that there is a long wait at meal times because it's so popular. If you plan ahead, you can just sign-in and then shop at Big Fun or Macs Backs Books until your table is ready.

2
★★★★★

I second that review. The milkshakes are out of this world. I am a big fan of the salads and sandwiches too. They have one with peanut butter and cheese and veggies, I know if sounds weird, but seriously it's delicious. The only downside is that there is a long wait at meal times because it's so popular. If you plan ahead, you can just sign-in and then shop at Big Fun or Macs Backs Books until your table is ready.

Pros: Great food, fun relaxed atmosphere

Cons: Wait in line

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What a wonderful place to dine! I love the CeeBee - falafal with hummus, bean sprouts, tomatoes, cheese and sunflower seeds engulfed in a whole pita! Can't forget about the saltless fries!!! YUMMY! Not complete w/o a handmade shake of a flavor of your choice!

5
★★★★★

What a wonderful place to dine! I love the CeeBee - falafal with hummus, bean sprouts, tomatoes, cheese and sunflower seeds engulfed in a whole pita! Can't forget about the saltless fries!!! YUMMY! Not complete w/o a handmade shake of a flavor of your choice!

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I lived in the Cleveland area for a good amount of time, and Tommy's remains strong as one of my favorite restaurants in the whole city!!! Their vege burgers are to die for and the salads are always fresh and perfect...and of course well-named. The Haley is perfect!!! The milkshakes are hands down the best in ANY city.

2
★★★★★

I lived in the Cleveland area for a good amount of time, and Tommy's remains strong as one of my favorite restaurants in the whole city!!! Their vege burgers are to die for and the salads are always fresh and perfect...and of course well-named. The Haley is perfect!!! The milkshakes are hands down the best in ANY city.

Pros: Great food, "Holistic" Place

Cons: Wait large at times

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You can stand abdominal pains so fierce, they force you to sit on a toilet for a good 20 min. This is known as the Tommy shits. be careful what you eat!

2
★★☆☆☆

You can stand abdominal pains so fierce, they force you to sit on a toilet for a good 20 min. This is known as the Tommy shits. be careful what you eat!

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The only restaurant of it's kind in Cleveland. It offers high quality vegetarian as well as meat dishes.
It is located on the legendary Coventry Road where it's uniqueness originated during the groovey 60's and 70's.
Tommy's is an echo and happy memory of this time.

5
★★★★★

The only restaurant of it's kind in Cleveland. It offers high quality vegetarian as well as meat dishes.
It is located on the legendary Coventry Road where it's uniqueness originated during the groovey 60's and 70's.
Tommy's is an echo and happy memory of this time.

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I have been to Tommy's a few times. I like the food. They have a diverse menu, which includes a wide variety of salads that always seem to be very fresh. The service, however, is unpredictable. I had a good waitress once. Every other time, the service was slow and rude.

2
★★★★☆

I have been to Tommy's a few times. I like the food. They have a diverse menu, which includes a wide variety of salads that always seem to be very fresh. The service, however, is unpredictable. I had a good waitress once. Every other time, the service was slow and rude.

Pros: Fresh, Tasty

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...and i do stop in for a milkshake in the summers, but yuck. it's a shame, since it's a neighborhood staple, that servers are allowed to mumble or be rude, and that the food (which tastes okay going down) should make me sick. literally, every time i eat there, i don't feel well (i think it's the grill grease). it's sad, because it's a pleasant place inside, convenient and clean. lots of people love it but...buyer beware.

1
★★★☆☆

...and i do stop in for a milkshake in the summers, but yuck. it's a shame, since it's a neighborhood staple, that servers are allowed to mumble or be rude, and that the food (which tastes okay going down) should make me sick. literally, every time i eat there, i don't feel well (i think it's the grill grease). it's sad, because it's a pleasant place inside, convenient and clean. lots of people love it but...buyer beware.

Pros: clean, cute inside, GREAT milkshakes

Cons: greasy food, weird menu, poor service

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Fun, friendly establishment with great vegetarian and non vegetarian fare. Very inexpensive and very fun menu to read.

Great for kids and fun groups. Usually a wait for weekend breakfasts but lots of fun stuff to watch on the street while you wait...Coventry is a cool area of the East side.

2
★★★★★

Fun, friendly establishment with great vegetarian and non vegetarian fare. Very inexpensive and very fun menu to read.

Great for kids and fun groups. Usually a wait for weekend breakfasts but lots of fun stuff to watch on the street while you wait...Coventry is a cool area of the East side.

Pros: inexpensive, vegetarian, fun

Cons: cold in non-smoking, parking, crowded

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I have been to many restaurants, but nome mach Tommy's quality. The food tastes great and is inexpensive. Their is a parking garage across the steet with meter parking which isn't a big deal. I recommend Tommy's to anyone. Also if you decide to go try the lemonade because its one of the best I have had.

2
★★★★★

I have been to many restaurants, but nome mach Tommy's quality. The food tastes great and is inexpensive. Their is a parking garage across the steet with meter parking which isn't a big deal. I recommend Tommy's to anyone. Also if you decide to go try the lemonade because its one of the best I have had.

Pros: inexpensive, good food, casual enviornment

Cons: crowded,worth thewait, needs more spicy food

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where"you gotta be kiddin' me" is almost always followed by " hey this is great !! " . Good for herbavores,omnivores, and carnivores.

2
★★★★★

where"you gotta be kiddin' me" is almost always followed by " hey this is great !! " . Good for herbavores,omnivores, and carnivores.

Pros: never"pushed out", conveniantparking, attached bookstore

Cons: bad wait @peak time, no free parking

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Tommy's is located in a great spot and has great food, but unfortunately the service is very poor. I'll still eat there occasionally if I am shopping at Coventry. Whenever I do eat there or place a to-go order, particularly, the people behind the front counter walk around and ignore me when I am standing there waiting for service... and I wait, and wait, and wait. Finally, someone comes around and I place my order, but then when I come back to pick it up, I wait, and wait, and wait, since "nobody" sees me standing there. I think it is very rude, and the even though the food is great, this poor service always seems to happen. A good restaurant owner teachers their staff how to make good food and how to treat customers with the utmost respect. I'm still waiting for some prompt service.

2
★★★★☆

Tommy's is located in a great spot and has great food, but unfortunately the service is very poor. I'll still eat there occasionally if I am shopping at Coventry. Whenever I do eat there or place a to-go order, particularly, the people behind the front counter walk around and ignore me when I am standing there waiting for service... and I wait, and wait, and wait. Finally, someone comes around and I place my order, but then when I come back to pick it up, I wait, and wait, and wait, since "nobody" sees me standing there. I think it is very rude, and the even though the food is great, this poor service always seems to happen. A good restaurant owner teachers their staff how to make good food and how to treat customers with the utmost respect. I'm still waiting for some prompt service.

Pros: selection, taste, atmosphere

Cons: rude women clerks, service

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Tommy's got me to try new things which I thought I would never do--It is a great place for breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. Their french onion soup is the best!!!!!!

2
★★★★☆

Tommy's got me to try new things which I thought I would never do--It is a great place for breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. Their french onion soup is the best!!!!!!

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very good, clean, and of course----cheap. It has very clean bathrooms and nice waitresses.

2
★★★★★

very good, clean, and of course----cheap. It has very clean bathrooms and nice waitresses.

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Tommy's never, to my knowledge, had any pretension to being Vegan. Not that I care -- a non-veggie, I went there for great food, low prices, and the funky Coventry vibe -- and for those things, Tommy's is unbeatable.

2
★★★★★

Tommy's never, to my knowledge, had any pretension to being Vegan. Not that I care -- a non-veggie, I went there for great food, low prices, and the funky Coventry vibe -- and for those things, Tommy's is unbeatable.

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No one ever said this place was vegan. I mean, you can get some vegan things, but the menu is mostly an amalgam of cheese sandwiches and salads. The one thing not to be missed is a shake. A mocha shake. Just like we used to share in high school. After so many fires, remodels and changes, it's still there. That says something. It oozes an old-Coventry aura. Bad servers and all, I hope Tommy's never closes.

2
★★★★☆

No one ever said this place was vegan. I mean, you can get some vegan things, but the menu is mostly an amalgam of cheese sandwiches and salads. The one thing not to be missed is a shake. A mocha shake. Just like we used to share in high school. After so many fires, remodels and changes, it's still there. That says something. It oozes an old-Coventry aura. Bad servers and all, I hope Tommy's never closes.

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Hipsters, locals, kids and academics fuel up at this Coventry Village institution where the large menu features lots of healthful sandwiches, shakes (many made with fresh fruit) and pita pies. The decor includes natural wood, plant life…

 

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