Events are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays, October 4 through 26, 2014
Along with the changing leaves and cooler temperatures, fall is also time for the traditional clambakes and lobsterbakes and luckily for us Clevelanders we do not have to travel to New England for this culinary celebration. Cleveland Metroparks invites you to their new full service restaurant, Merwin’s Wharf that is located at Rivergate Park (located at 1785 Merwin Avenue on the east bank of Cleveland’s Flats).
The restaurant features waterfront dining, tasty clambakes and lobsterbakes, fall foliage and families can make plans to feast on clams or lobster dinners that occur from 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Along with the clambakes and lobsterbakes, the eatery has made from scratch entrees, a 3,000 square foot patio (complete with fire pit, stone fireplace and overstuffed couches and chairs). Choose from eating indoors or out (the café has floor to ceiling windows). While there you can watch the many birds and water fowl that frequent the area, see Great Lake freighters as they glide past on the Cuyahoga River or just enjoy the beautiful fall colors at Irishtown Bend.
As for the clambakes, the chefs will be serving up lots of food for your $25 (lobsterbakes are $35). The clambakes include one dozen steamed clams, half a grilled organic chicken, Ohio sweet corn on the cob, roasted potatoes and a cup of Manhattan clam chowder. The lobsterbake feature a 1.5 pound Maine lobster, Ohio sweet corn on the cob, roasted potatoes and a cup of Manhattan clam chowder. If you’re still hungry you can order a dozen steamed clams for an additional $7 with your lobsterbake or entrée order). An ala carte order of one dozen clams is $13.
Choose in or outdoor seating, as weather permits. Reservations are accepted for parties of eight or more, call 216-664-5696.
And stop by Merwin’s Wharf and catch the Sunday football games. Ask about Sunday food and drink specials.
Merwin’s Wharf hours
Tuesday – Thursday
3 – 10 p.m.
3 – 11 p.m.
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
noon – 9 p.m.
Merwin’s Wharf is located at 1785 Merwin Avenue in Cleveland Metroparks Rivergate Park on the east bank of the Cleveland Flats. Merwin’s Wharf offers patrons free on-site parking.
Directions from West 25th Street: head north to Washington Avenue and turn right. Continue on Washington until Center Street and turn right. Take Center to Columbus Road and turn right. Follow the signs to Merwin’s Wharf. From downtown: head westbound on West St. Clair Avenue toward the river. Continue down the hill and turn left on Robert Junior Lockwood Drive. At Columbus Road, turn right. Turn left to stay on Columbus at the fork with Center Street. Take Columbus to Merwin Avenue and turn right. Follow the signs to Merwin’s Wharf.