1824 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, United States
Review №1

This is a great diner with lots of choices for everyone. While the menu is very extensive and took me some time to get used to, the food is amazing. If you are vegan or vegetarian--you must try Tommy's. They will accommodate any allergy as well. Try the MR3, the veggie burger, and the milkshakes!

Review №2

Haven't been to Tommy's in awhile... I'm very happy I went back everything was still good and tasteful. Customer service was excellent and our food served in a timely manner and at the right temperature. We really love the flowers and paintings on display. Good vibes

Review №3

Amazing food! We needed gluten free and regular and we're being careful about COVID safety and this place went way above and beyond. On top of all that, best burgers and fries we had in town.

Review №4

Tommy's is a classic go-to place in Cleveland. While I haven't lived in Cleveland in decades, Tommy's is always place to enjoy a delicious shake, awesome and healthy sandwiches or salads. Tommy's is part of a great generation of Cleveland restaurants- many of whom are no longer open. And now is the ideal time to visit Tommy's. They are amazingly COVID-19 safe with the usage of the patio (across the street in the former Panini's outdoor space). The patio is great, with well spaced out tables and all the staff adhered to best safety practices. Let's remember to support Tommy's during this challenging time and enjoy their patio which should remain open through September.

Review №5

Tommy's is pretty good. My only complaint is the strange and too massive menu. It's a ton of reading when you could just call an olive and egg salad an olive and egg salad... Not some weird people name.Service is always good.

Review №6

Lifelong favorite. I absolutely adore this place. One of the only restaurants where I eat something different every single time. Every item on the menu is divine.

Review №7

Visiting from out of town the other day and had heard good things about Tommy's so I decided to check it out. Alyssa on the phones was so helpful and friendly. Food was delicious. She recommended the tofu salad sandwich and it was excellent. The milkshakes were also delicious and worth the splurge! Will definitely be back if I'm ever in town again!

Review №8

Service was good and the food was good. Just a lot of bees on the patio which is a nature cause. All together it was a great experience. The fries were too pricey and too many to eat.

Review №9

*Note: this is from Pre-covid*Tommy's is a great restaurant, the food is great but even better are the milkshakes which are to die for

Review №10

A decades-long community staple for a reason. The food is delicious, the shakes are a must-try, and the ambience is natural and green. They've adapted wonderfully to the changing health climate, and I feel completely safe and comfortable eating there.

Review №11

We had a lovely experience. Our food was great and our server was amazing.

Review №12

All I order are burgers, milkshakes, and fries, so I have no idea what else is on the menu. But those three things are great. Cheap, yet somehow also very tasty.

Review №13

Delicious! Ate breakfast here because saw online they had vegan options! So rare to find vegan breakfast. The tofu scramble was delicious and our server was so kind to make sure the chef made the hash browns vegan and to bring us vegan butter for our toast. Really looking forward to returning to check out their lunch/dinner menu.

Review №14

This place used to be a favorite of mine. It has been around forever and is a fixture in Cleveland. I have nothing against the food, although prices have gone up. The last time I was there about a year ago, I paid with a prepaid card that had fifty dollars on it. Somehow the waitress overcharged me on it. It took a while but it was resolved after talking to the card company, the waitress and finally Tommy. It never should have happened. I don't know if that waitress is still there but I haven't been back since the incident. They have very good milkshakes, even non dairy ones. They have a large selection of vegan and vegetarian options. I just refuse to go there after what happened. They lost a very good customer.

Review №15

A lot of options! They offer a lot of different types of food, and there's a section for vegetarian/vegan. Server was slow (1 server for around 5+ tables), but food came out in about 30-45 minutes while the place was busy, and we're patient people so it was fine.Will return!

Review №16

The quality of every little ingredient makes the difference here. Noticeably very fresh

Review №17

Love this place!!!! I've been coming here with my mom since I was 13. The food is always good and theres literally something on the menu for everyone. Make sure to start with a basket of fries and end with a vegan chocolate chip cookie!! Pictured is my order Capetown (spinach pie) with bacon and no mushrooms ( I love pickles so I get one at every restaurant, dont judge me, try it lol)

Review №18

The food is always great and the service to. Highly recommend.

Review №19

Great for vegans! They had lots of options. Their vegan vanilla milkshake is to die for. THEIR FALAFEL TOOOOO

Review №20

The new patio location it's a great (restaurant) response to these difficult dining times. And as always, it's Tommy's!Now that they're indoors, the same superlatives apply... And the social distancing accomodations are the safest-feeling of any of the few places we go.

Review №21

Love this place! They do a fantastic job with the curb side pick-up and everyone is always so upbeat and generally awesome. The food is a go to for us and the milkshakes are a must.

Review №22

Moved away 30 years ago. Every bit as good as I remembered.

Review №23

Very good place, friendly staff, and food was excellent. Definitely needs more recognition.

Review №24

Great food, friendly service and lots of options for all dietary needs.

Review №25

Best bacon cheeseburger and fries on town. Please open dining room when done with patio across the street

Review №26

The food was fresh and made quickly. Very delicious and fulfilling.

Review №27

Feels like you are eating at a friend's house!My wife and I stopped by here for a late lunch during a recent trip to Cleveland. What a great surprise, and now one of our must stop places when we return!The service is warm, welcoming, and fast. The food is phenomenal and local when possible, with very generous servings.

Review №28

Curb side p/u and the best milkshakes in town!

Review №29

Mam this food was so enjoyable! Light, delicious and portioned properly. I loved the fresh fruit plating, best fruit I've had in a very long time! I'd come again if in the area.

Review №30

Excellent food, friendly staff & very nice to have so many veggie friendly options!

Review №31

I've been to Tommy's quite a few times over the years and they never disappoint in terms of food or service. The shakes are amazing!

Review №32

A Cleveland classic in Coventry. I chose the Turkey, Ham, & Cheese sandwich (aka "THC") and it was delicious. Very generous portions of each on the pita flatbread. As a shared side, we chose the hand-cut fries and they did not disappoint. Cooked well, just to a slight crispy crunch. The place was clean and very spacious.

Review №33

Phenomenally consistent, for the last 25 ± years... We'll worth the trip, and do make certain that you grab one of their Shakes, you won't be disappointed

Review №34

Tommy's has an expansive menu of traditional and eclectic dishes. The environment of Tommy's screams "artsy, vegan-friendly institution" as they include in their bio so beware if that's not your thing. The prices run a little high and the service runs a little slow, but the meat pies and milkshakes are very satisfying. The meat pies are really the top items on the menu in terms of cost-value and deliciousness. If you go to Tommy's, definitely go at off hours and not when they'll be flooded with customers. Otherwise expect to wait to be seated and then wait for your food. Additionally, it would be better if Tommy's dishes came with sides instead of having to pay additionally for sides.

Review №35

Delicious food with many options for everyone. Extensive menu includes breakfast, burgers, and vegetarian options, along other things. Try the meat and meatless pies.

Review №36

Probably one of the best places for groups of people who eat different foods. I always knew that it was a great place to take people who are vegan and vegetarian, but it's a great place overall. They have great service, the staff is so friendly and they will accommodate dietary requests without looking at you weird. The restraunt is so cool inside especially if you enjoy books (they are attached to a bookstore). You can also get takeout. They have amazing milkshakes and the hamburger is very filling. I got it without a bun and with a side of their homemade peanut butter and it was fantastic. Extra pickles are a must in my opinion they are to die for.

Review №37

This place has it all! My wife and I went here after she had a CT scan to determine if her cancer has spread. My wife was really worried about what to eat and the waitress was really helpful. After hearing our story she paid for our meal and to display that kindness is unheard of these days. I had a salad that was topped with two types of hummus and it was delicious! I loved this place and will be back when we return to Cleveland!

Review №38

Great Malts! Fries and Sadwiches are good too. Malts come in a cup that you can keep. They have good menu options for vegetarians, which is great for me! I have only experienced this restaurant through online ordering and pickup because of COVID-19. No issues thus far.

Review №39

Great food! Great time! Wonderful waitstaff.

Review №40

Delicious vegan food and shakes!

Review №41

The Food is delicious!!!! They have so many choices. Service is excellent too.

Review №42


Review №43

Practically an institution in Coventry, Tommy's is always busy and often packed and for a food reason. Quality food has a way of getting people's attention. Huge menu with regular American, vegetarian and vegan options, consistently well prepared and with good service to go along. A joint that pays attention to all the details and has been doing that for a long time. Every customer should sample one of the falafel concoctions, they're delicious.

Review №44

Nice staff. Good food.

Review №45

I Love Tommy's, as do my brother, sister, brother-in-law & friends. I've been coming here since 1984 and the food Never disappoints! And the servers are always friendly. The only issue I've ever had was with the service once when I was there recently for Sunday brunch. The server never asked if we needed refills on our coffee or water. We had to flag someone down every time. And once the check was placed down, she was non-existent. It would've been nice to have been acknowledged more often. There was one that took our order & gave us our check and another one who served our food so I wasn't sure who was responsible to give us refills. That said, one time in 35+ years to have one minor difficulty is a great track record and it means Tommy is still doing an Awesome job!

Review №46

The menu is huge! The food and service was great. We had a wonderful experience. We loved sitting by the window.

Review №47

The french onion soup was like a bowl of mush and the flavor was terrible . i had the Rebel , tofu and veggies on a pita , it was so dry and soggy i couldnt eat it . my husband had chicken rice soup which was watery and a chicken sandwich that he said tasted fake . we got a milkshake to go , it had a funny , chemical taste . i would not ever eat here again .

Review №48

Tommy's is like an old reliable friend. It's been there for as long as I can remember (I grew up around the corner). Great menu, great food, great shakes, great staff, and interesting clientele. it's been a few years, but it was nice to see you again!

Review №49

This plce was okay. The food I ordered was great nd absolutely hot. The waitress was very nce nd polite, I was happy to leave her a tip to show my appreciation . First impressions could also turn out to be well worth the 1hour wait time that I had to wait to be seated. The atmosphere was pleasant.

Review №50

Hi my name is tommy so I give 5 stars.

Review №51

I started going to Tommy's over 30 years ago, we always sat at the same table upstairs. They have remodeled and the upstairs seating area is gone but the food and service is still awesome. Today I introduced 2 of my grand daughters to Tommy's and they LOVED it, especially the milk shakes. Good going Tommy's for staying one of the best kept secrets in Cleveland.

Review №52

Best shakes in Ohio! Try the black cherry.

Review №53

My favorite nostalgic place to come back to time and time again. This place takes me back to my medical school days when me and my room mate needed to soak up alcohol filled weekends. Everything on the menu is delicious! I mean everything!! I will come here any time.

Review №54

We did curbside to pick up our dinner, including multiple yummy shakes, during the covid pandemic and the staff was so extremely efficient and friendly as usual. The staff adhered to health recommendations to ensure safety of all individuals! Support local!

Review №55

Extensive menu, regular and vegan. Service is best during the week as weekends are usually packed and you might wait 30+ minutes for a table. Lots of local art hangs on the walls which you can purchase. I've never had bad food at Tommys and their French fries are a must have on your first visit.

Review №56

Tommy's, a fixture on Coventry, has an excellent vegetarian and vegan menu, and Mediterranean tilt as a sandwich shop. They also have fantastic shakes, malts, and an ice cream counter! The menu is overwhelming, however, with every topping variation to each sandwich getting its own name. The price is moderate to slightly high, and the portion size inconsistent from item to item. Not a bad restaurant, but not my favorite either.

Review №57

One of the best vegetarian restaurants I've been to. I have been coming here since high school in the 90s. The broccoli rizzo has always been my favorite. I used to drag my friends and family when I was a kid, now they just go...even when I'm not in town!

Review №58

Simply put, Tommy's is the greatest restaurant on the planet! Best fries, best milkshakes, and a diverse menu guaranteed to please anyone that walks in their doors.

Review №59

Friendly service, fresh ingredients, great space full of nooks, plants and art. I had the Donnkvan falafel and some fries, delicious. I was killing time in the area and after finishing lunch killed some hours in the attached book store. I make a point to frequent Tommy's any time I am in the area.

Review №60

So good and unique! Wish it was closer to home. The fries are delicious. Everything they do is good and everyone should be able to find something they like. I especially like the vegetarian French onion soup, it was one of the best French onion soups I've ever had.

Review №61

Tommy's has a big menu with great variety and the food is absolutely delicious. The restaurant has a really good atmosphere and a very friendly and helpful staff. If you are in the area you need to try tommys because it is that good. They now have a customer for life!

Review №62

Disappointing. Expensive salad for basic ingredients. Dough on meat pie was raw inside. Baba ganoush was overwhelmed by smoke flavor. Probably good hangover food, but I was stone sober :)

Review №63

My spinach pie was delicious. The kids grilled cheese were delicious. The fries were good. The much vaunted shakes.... mine was ok but if you like Mitchell's ice cream, don't bother. It's not even in the ballpark.

Review №64

The breakfast sandwich was nothing special but the ambiance and staff were very pleasant. Great prices.

Review №65

I love Tommy's. I grew up at this restaurant and have never had a bad experience. The staff is family and the food is amazing.

Review №66

Unique, consistent through the decades and wonderful! Crispy fries? Check. Vanilla shake? Check. Oddly named oddly constituted vaguely healthy sandwich? Check. Another great meal. Thank you, Tommy's. Quintessential Cleveland Heights.

Review №67

It had been years since we'd been to Tommy's, we stopped in after a movie at the Cedar Lee - the Spiked Hummus is still the BEST hummus around!Then it was a ham & cheese.

Review №68

Awesome vegan options. A huge menu four for a variety of palates. Excellent service. Make sure to put your name on the list.

Review №69

The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was excellent

Review №70

I loved Tommy's! The service was wonderful. The food was very tasty with a lot of options. The restaurant was clean. This is a good place to go for lunch or dinner. I got a burger and had rice bread instead of a bun. It was very good. Their french fries were also very tasty. We asked them to be done extra crispy and they willing did that for us.We will certainly be going back here!

Review №71

Best hand cut fries!

Review №72

I love this place. I used to frequent it during the 90s driving up from Pittsburgh for shows at the Grog. We still hit it whenever we are in Cleveland, always drive out of the way just to stop for the best fries in town and nostalgia. Great, fresh and unique foods and friendly service. 100% approved!

Review №73

This is a unique place with something for everyone and unique menu items. We had a meat pie, veggie burger, and honey vanilla milkshakes (amazing!). There is a bookstore connected to the restaurant to browse while you wait to be seated. Delightful plants line the interior, and local artist have work featured on the walls. There are many vegetarian and vegan offerings so this is a great place to bring people of all dietary preferences.

Review №74

Good food, SO many choices (even for vegetarians and vegans) and plenty of room for a party of 6. We loved the Delaney and the seitan sub. Next time we'll go to the connected bookstore!

Review №75

Great place for vegetarians. The shakes are so good, extremely filling, better to share!Kid friendly. Love the ambiance.

Review №76

Had their falafel sandwich and the BLT. Great quality ingredients, fresh and flavorful sandwiches. Incredibly friendly and quick service. Highly recommended.

Review №77

Good food large menu. Good service.Try the pound cake or a shake

Review №78

My son is vegan and the rest of the family is not so Tommy's is perfect for us, plus it's delicious.

Review №79

We were in Mac's bookstore next door and I was feeling very very thirsty. From the bookstore, it looks like just an ice cream store. I went to the counter, and a clean-cut young man asked if I was ordering take-out. I was told I could place a drink order, so my husband and I each ordered a cold drink. Then I tried to sit down. I was told that I was not allowed to do that since I had ordered from the counters and not ordered from the menu. I mentioned but I'd been in the bookstore and felt like I was going to pass out, but that didn't cut any ice. I need to say that there were plenty of empty tables at this point giving this 2 stars only because of the young lady behind the counter who was very kind and asked me if I would like a lemon with my diet coke.As a senior citizen, I would just like to observe that the staff wearing those rings were very lovely, while the managerial types were the ones who were rude. As a first-time visitor who didn't know the drill, I think we could have been treated better!

Review №80

The best cherry milkshake I've ever had. I didn't care too much for the food, but I'm a plain eater with texture issues- and this menu is loaded with complex foods with lots of textures. The aroma is amazing, and the service was fantastic, and friendly.*** As you can see, the management below has replied- the staff on hand actually DID help me choose a "chuckwagon" They served me well.

Review №81

A friend and I enjoyed lunch at Tommy's. While ordering I mentioned that I had a food allergy. No less than six times Hannah (our waitress) and another food prep person consulted with us, making suggestions and adapting my order to something benign. Lunch was terrific and the chocolate malt reminiscent of our youth. They offer an eclectic menu, most selections are named for people that suggested the combination of foods and condiments. Do not scoff at the selections featuring bbq sauce.

Review №82

Very delicious, the spinach greens were really fresh as with the rest of the vegetables. The portions are larger and I couldn't finish it all. Would definitely come back!!!

Review №83

I love Tommy's! The food is so good that I love to try something new every time I am there.

Review №84

Whenever I'm on the Eastside and need gluten free. I go to Tommy's for a juicy burger on a gluten free bun. And if your lactose intolerant get a slice of vegan cheese on it. Excellent!

Review №85

Have always loved this place! Grew up going here, and now brought our kids who have food allergies here. They were very accommodating and seemed to have good protocols in place for allergies. They were able to have dairy-free kids and vegan milkshakes - which were delicious! Thank you!

Review №86

Tommy's has such an eclectic and unique selection of food. They are a great option for people with dietary restrictions, but they offer an incredible array of food for anyone. I have always enjoyed their meat pies and they make a mean milkshake. Their french fries are great as well. You really can't go wrong here - definitely give it a shot!

Review №87

5 Stars. Been coming here for 20 years. Consistent quality, taste, and service. Menu caters to nearly every taste. Just the bomb digity.

Review №88

The service was efficient and friendly. The restaurant was clean and family oriented. I thought my scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream was amazeballs. HOWEVER, the cost of my side salad ($6.49) with iceberg lettuce, 10 shaved strips of carrot, two slices of tomato and grated mozzarella cheese served in a much-too-tiny-bowl left much to be desired. The lamb schwarma was also quite disappointing for the price. This dish did not come with a side. Everything appears to be a la carte. I expected to be fuller and far more impressed by the quality of food for my $23 (with tip) dinner for one person.

Review №89

Best .menu!

Review №90

Local legend for shakes and a gigantic menu

Review №91

Easily my favorite restaurant! The service is always great, staff is very friendly and hardworking, and the food is amazing every time! I have never had a bad experience. I come here at least once or twice a week. So good!!!

Review №92

Great eclectic grill. Amazing milkshakes!

Review №93

Tommy's has a great vegetarian and vegan menu, and all of their food is delicious. The only downside was that it does get pretty busy during peak hours, but they have a large building so waiting should not take too long.

Review №94

Tommy's has been my favorite restaurant for the past 30+ years. Whenever I come back to cleveland, I have to eat there. Love the M.R. (Spinach pie with falafel, tahini and melted cheese). I load that up with hot sauce. The fries are amazing too- I usually put the malt vinegar all over them old school style. They have the best milkshakes on the planet!

Review №95

My friend took me here once because she loved it, now I love it and always find my way back! I love the Veggie Burger and the shakes, but everything else has been good as well!

Review №96

Went to Tommy's last night for the first time, and had a great experience. We had a great server. Liz was very welcoming, personable, and answered all of our questions. She also gave us the right amount of space in between her coming to check on us. We got veggie burgers with vegan cheese, a sharable plate of fries, and fruit. Everything was great. The only issue we had were the cut of the fries. They were in really small pieces, and we ended up having to get a second plate..experienced the same thing with that plate as well. Overall though, I would recommend trying this restaurant. There is a variety to choose from. Regardless if you're vegan, vegetarian, or a meat eater there's something on the menu for you.

Review №97

Great place with lots of food options but three of us were not impressed with the flavors of the food (or, lack of flavor). The food (veggie burger, tamales, and chicken sandwich) was really bland though the fries were good.

Review №98

This is one of my favorite Cleveland restaurants to go to. Great to visit any time of day, any day of the week. The food is classic with great taste. The also due old fashioned milkshakes which is fun. The vegetarian options are very good as well.

Review №99

I have always enjoyed Tommy's, but as time has gone on, they have lost some of their authenticity. They do have great food, especially if you are vegetarian or vegan!

Review №100

Gem! Everything on the menu is delightful! Fun place with lots of soul and history.

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4.8 Rating
  • Address:1824 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 216-321-7757
  • American restaurant
  • Vegetarian restaurant
  • Family restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:12–7PM
  • Tuesday:12–7PM
  • Wednesday:12–7PM
  • Thursday:12–7PM
  • Friday:12–8PM
  • Saturday:12–8PM
  • Sunday:12–8PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Dine-in:No
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Halal food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Organic dishes:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Historic:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Usually a wait:Yes
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