Clambake season is here, but there's no need to drive to the New England coast to enjoy this seasonal seafood favorite. Experience waterfront dinning, tasty clambakes and fall foliage at Cleveland Metroparks new full-service restaurant Merwin's Wharf located in Rivergate Park on the east bank of the Cleveland Flats.
Make plans with your family and friends to feast on delicious clam or lobsterbake dinners on the weekends from October 4 - 26, from 3 - 11 p.m., Saturdays and 3 - 9 p.m., Sundays.
Enjoy fresh, made-from-scratch entrees as well as the sights and sounds of the Cuyahoga River from the 3,000-square-foot landscaped patio complete with fire pit, stone fireplace and overstuffed coaches and chairs. Seating is available out or indoors, but floor to ceiling windows in the dining room provide plenty of beautiful, unobstructed views of the river. Watch for wildlife including a variety of birds, see Great Lakes freighters plying the Cuyahoga River or soak in the breathtaking fall foliage lining the riverbanks at Irishtown Bend.
The chefs at Merwin's Wharf are serving up clambakes for $25 and lobsterbakes for $35. 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. Lobsterbakes feature 1.5 pound live Maine lobster, Ohio sweet corn on the cob, roasted potatoes and a cup of Manhattan clam chowder. Other options include a dozen steamed clams served a la carte for $13 and a dozen clams added to any dinner entr�e or lobsterbake for only $7. Choose in or outdoor seating. Reservations are accepted for parties of eight or more, call 216-664-5696.
Stop by Merwin's Wharf and catch the Sunday football games. Ask about Sunday football food and drink specials.
Merwin's Wharf hours:
Tuesday - Thursday, 3 - 10 p.m.
Friday, 3 - 11 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, 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 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.