United States Ohio Cleveland Cleveland Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events All Cleveland 1950s-Style Diners in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio By Sandy Mitchell Sandy Mitchell Sandy Mitchell is the author of multiple books about Cleveland, Ohio, including "Cleveland's Slavic Village" and "Cleveland's Little Italy." She has lived in the area since 1980. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 06/03/19 Share Pin Email It's almost impossible not to have fun eating in a diner. Those sleek, shiny icons from the 1950s just exude fun and good times. Fortunately, Cleveland and northeast Ohio have several good diners, lovingly restored to their mid-century finest. Below are our choices for the best diners in the Cleveland area. Most are authentic; a couple of them are very good reproductions. 01 of 07 Annabelle's Diner in Mentor Located off of Rte 615 in Mentor, near the post office, Annabelle's Diner is an authentic, restored, stainless steel diner. The menu features traditional diner fare--burgers, chili dogs, milkshakes and more. The diner hosts a classic car show each weekend in the summer and frequently has live entertainment. Annabelle's Diner8637 Twinbrook RoadMentor, OH 44060440 255-6924 02 of 07 John's Diner in Lakewood Though not technically a diner (John's is a renovated trolley car), John's diner has all of the style and unpretentious elegance of a true diner. Located on the west side of Lakewood, John's is a family-run business that serves up good, affordable breakfasts as well as sandwiches, home-made soups and a variety of yummy desserts. Note: John's Diner is a cash-only establishment. However, there are many ATMs in the neighborhood. John's Diner18260 Detroit AvenueLakewood, OH 44107216 228-0871 03 of 07 Mary's Diner in Geneva Located just east of downtown Geneva in northeast Ohio's wine country, Mary's is a reproduction diner but you'd swear it's the real thing. The friendly eatery is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfasts are hearty, the sandwiches delicious and the dinner specials home-made. The cheerful atmosphere and nostalgic tunes will have you smiling. Mary's Diner666 E Main StreetGeneva, OH 44041440 466-6393 04 of 07 Nancy's Place in Grafton Nancy's Place, located in the heart of Grafton about 45 minutes west of downtown Cleveland, is a classic 1950s-style diner with table-side juke boxes and old 45s adorning the walls. The menu is standard diner fare, with sandwiches, shakes, soups and rib-sticking breakfasts. Nancy's Diner426 N Main StreetGrafton, OH 44044440 926-2462 Continue to 5 of 7 below. 05 of 07 State Street Diner in Conneaut (Conneaut Kid/Flickr.com) Located in the heart of downtown Conneaut in the extreme northeastern corner of Ohio, the State Street Diner is an unpretentious, homey, irresistible spot to stop for a turkey sandwich or a piece of pie. State Street Diner251 State StreetConneaut, OH 44030440 593-5061 06 of 07 Katz Club Diner in Cleveland Heights (Edsel L/Flickr.com) The newest addition to northeast Ohio's diner scene, Katz Club Diner is the brainchild of Doug Katz, the owner of Fire on Shaker Square. This 45-seat authentic, stainless steel diner will make you think you've stepped back into the 1950s. The menu here features classics like meatloaf sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, chicken a la king and breakfast all day long. Katz Club Diner1975 Lee RoadCleveland Heights, OH 44118216 932-3333 07 of 07 Steel Trolley Diner in Lisbon Located in Lisbon, in Columbiana County southeast of Cleveland, the Steel Trolley Diner is an authentic 1930s Jerry O'Mahoney diner. The eatery has a traditional lunch counter and home-cooked favorites like meatloaf, burgers and apple pie. What's more: this diner is open 24/7. Steel Trolley Diner140 E Lincoln WayLisbon, OH 44432330 424-3663 Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Best Places to Eat in Geneva-on-the-Lake Ohio 11 Guy Fieri Approved Utah Restaurants How to Enjoy Cleveland for Free 50 States, 50 Staycations: The Best Staycation in Every State These Are 40 of the Best Atlanta-Area Gay-Friendly Bars and Eateries 48 Hours in Columbus: The Ultimate Itinerary Where to See Holiday Lights in and Around Cleveland Top 10 Ethnic Food Markets of Northeast Ohio Your Complete Guide to Gay Honolulu, Waikiki, and Oahu Where to Eat Out in Cleveland on Christmas Day 2020 Great Spots for Viewing Fall Color in Northeast Ohio Your Trip to Cleveland: The Complete Guide Where to Eat in Cleveland's Ohio City Neighborhood Activities, Events, and Things to Do in Cleveland on Memorial Day Meet the Best Coffee Houses in Cleveland What Are the Most Romantic Restaurants in Cleveland?