Going to a Fall season clambake is a Cleveland tradition, and there are no shortage of styles and places to enjoy one (or two).
Here’s a listing of clambakes near you for October 2021.
Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern
Get ready to feast at Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern’s ongoing clambake, which takes place every Thursday and Friday from Sept. 23 until Nov. 5. Various meal options are available for order including blackened shrimp or pan-roasted chicken ($39), half-pretzel crusted trout or sweet soy and Thai chili glazed salmon ($49) and beef tenderloin or sea scallops ($59). All meals are served with clam chowder, a dozen clams and roasted potatoes.
4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, Sept. 23-Nov. 5
8960 Wilcox Dr., Twinsburg
Bruno’s Ristorante & Catering
1 Dozen Middleneck clams, clam chowder, corn on the cob, sweet potato, white clam pasta and choice of roasted corning hen ($32), roasted half chicken ($32), or tender filet of beef ($42) with house dessert.
2644 W 41st St, Cleveland
Every Friday & Saturday until October 30. Dinner service only.
Gunselman’s Tavern in Fairview Park will host its annual clambake on Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Nov. 6. Dinners will include a dozen middleneck clams, potato, corn, coleslaw, New England clam chowder and clam broth — along with a choice of chicken ($30), clams only ($28) or strip steak ($33). Dinner will be served on Gunselman’s outdoor patio.
21490 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park
Oct. 10, Oct 17, Nov. 6
Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub
Mavis Winkle’s in Twinsburg hosts clambakes on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 23. The bake includes a dozen clams, sweet potato, corn on the cob, bread and more. Customers can pick from a chicken bake for $18, or a full clambake for $29.99.
8870 Darrow Road, Twinsburg
4 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 23
Stop by Merwin’s Wharf for a clambake on Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 24 until Oct. 30. The dinners include a dozen clams with drawn butter, roasted redskin potatoes, corn, half a chicken, kielbasa and clam chowder. $35.
1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland
3-9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 24-Oct. 30
Don’s Lighthouse Grille and Don’s Pomeroy House
Both of Don’s locations are planning to serve up clambakes starting Oct. 1, offering lobster and clam dinners on the weekends with limited availability.
Don’s Lighthouse Grille
8905 Lake Ave. #1, Cleveland
Don’s Pomeroy House
13664 Pearl Road, Strongsville
Gordon Square’s Stone Mad Pub will host its clambake every weekend in October, offering a $35 meal that includes a dozen clams, roasted chicken, New England clam chowder, corn and sweet potato.
1306 West 65th St., Cleveland
Weekends in October
Stancato’s Italian Restaurant
A dish of a dozen clams is coupled with parsley red skin potatoes, marinated baked chicken, sausage and peppers, linguine with white clam sauce and clam chowder. The Parma restaurant serves the whole meal up for $36.99, both in dine-in and takeout formats.
7380 State Rd., Parma
5-9 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 26
Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23
Tinkers Creek Tavern
Take in a waterside view for Tinkers Creek Tavern’s annual clambake season, which runs on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 1 until Oct. 30. The clam dinner ($21.95) includes a dozen middleneck clams, clam chowder, mashed sweet potatoes, corn on the cob and a roll. Other dinners include clams and sides, along with a half-chicken ($29.95), a half-slab of smoked ribs ($33.95) and a strip steak ($37.95).
14000 Tinkers Creek Road, Walton Hills
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 30
Take your choice of a strip steak ($75), lobster ($79) or chicken ($65) at Welshfield Inn’s series of clambakes this year. The meal also includes a bowl of New England clam chowder, a pound of mussels, a dozen middleneck clams, mashed sweet potatoes and more. Extra clams and mussels are available for purchase, too.
14001 Main Market Road, Burton
6:30 p.m. Fridays, 6 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 8-30
SPECIAL EVENT CLAMBAKES
Brick and Barrel Brewing
Get ready to feast at Brick and Barrel Brewing’s upcoming clambake. The brewery’s dinner includes a dozen clams, sweet potato, corn, coleslaw, cornbread and a choice of beer or wine. Tickets $35.
1844 Columbus Road, Cleveland
2-5 p.m., Oct. 10
This year’s “Celebrate Tremont” fundraiser will give back to the community’s nonprofits and honor neighbors. This year, the event will honor three restaurateurs: Bonnie Flinner (Prosperity Social Club), Bernie Sokolowski (Sokolowski’s) and Paulius Nasvytis (Velvet Tango Room).
A ticket to the event, hosted at Forest City Brewery, includes a clambake dinner (with vegan options available) and an open bar. Tickets $115.
2135 Columbus Road, Cleveland
7-11 p.m., Oct. 15
City of Willoughby Clambake
Join other Willoughby residents at this clambake, run by the city’s parks and recreation department, on Oct. 16. For $40, enjoy a full clambake with chicken and other fixings. For $31, enjoy a chicken bake with no clams. Extra clams are available for order by the dozen for $9.
Lost Nation Golf Course outdoor pavilion: 38890 Hodgson Road, Willoughby
5-8 p.m., Oct. 16
Cleats Club Seat Grille – North Royalton
For $40, diners can enjoy a dozen clams, steak, chicken, corn, potatoes, clam chowder and clam broth at Cleats’ North Royalton location.
5267 Wallings Road, North Royalton
1 p.m., Oct. 24
Forest City Brewery
This fundraising dinner will benefit the “Celebrate Tremont” future events, such as the farmers market, art festivals and more. Tickets are $115, which will include a Clambake Dinner (Vegan / Veggie Option Available), Open Bar Including Craft Beer, Wine & a Specialty Cocktail (mixed drinks available, but not included), Live Music by blues singer, songwriter & slide guitarist, Austin Walkin’ Cane, DJ SQRBIZ, Silent Auction & Raffle Baskets, Prizes and Photo Ops.
2135 Columbus Rd, Cleveland
Oct. 15 7-11pm
Head to Hingetown for a clambake at Jukebox bar, where you can listen to the restaurant’s mix of music while you eat. Bakes include clams, chicken, pierogi, corn and more. Ticket prices TBA.
1404 West 29th St., Cleveland
The Local Bar
The Local Bar in Strongsville will have chicken, steak, baked potatoes, corn and — of course — clams at its upcoming clambake. Ticket prices will be announced ahead of the one-day event.
14751 Pearl Road, Strongsville
Rustic Grill at Stonewater
Rustic Grill at Stonewater will bring back its popular annual clambake event on Oct. 15, serving up clam chowder, littleneck clams, Old Bay potatoes, kale Caesar slaw salad, corn, chicken or a strip steak. Top it all off with a pumpkin roll for dessert. Tickets $48-$58.
1 Club Dr., Highland Heights
5-8:30 p.m., Oct. 15
Be sure to reserve a ticket ahead of time for the clambake at Sloppy Bob’s in Parma. The restaurant will offer chicken ($28), steak ($34) and crab ($38) dinners on Oct. 9.
5994 State Road, Parma
4 p.m., Oct. 9
Tony K’s Bar & Grille
The North Coast Parrot Heads, a local Jimmy Buffett fan club, will host a clambake at Tony K’s on Oct. 16. Dinners include clam chowder, a dozen clams, a baked sweet potato, corn on the cob and either a half-chicken ($38) or a sirloin steak ($40).
841 W. Bagley Road, Berea
5 p.m., Oct. 16
Cheer on the Browns in downtown Willoughby at this clambake, hosted at Westel’s. The bar will offer dinners that include a dozen middleneck clams, chicken, sausage, clam or corn chowder, potatoes, cornbread and a beer. Tickets $40.
4084 Erie St., Willoughby
1:30 p.m., Oct. 3
TAKE HOME CLAMBAKE
Order a clambake ahead of time from Heinen’s various Northeast Ohio locations. The dinners come in two options: a $19.95 traditional clambake (a dozen topneck, littleneck, or middleneck clams along with half a chicken, corn, potato, coleslaw, bread and clam broth) and a $43.95 “everyone’s favorite clambake” (one lobster, half a pound of mussels, a dozen topneck, littleneck or middleneck clams, half a chicken, corn, potatoes, coleslaw,, bread and clam broth). Customers can order clambakes at Heinen’s store seafood departments, with 72 hours of notice.