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Creekside Restaurant & Bar: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts

September 1, 2018

Creekside Restaurant & Bar: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – Our brunch and breakfast series continues as we check out Creekside Restaurant & Bar. Here’s a look at what to expect:

Location + hours: 8803 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, 440-546-0555. Open 11 a.m. Monday-Saturday, with Sunday breakfast running 8 a.m.-1 p.m. It’s on the east side of Brecksville Road and just north of Ohio 82. Parking lot is out front.

Menu or buffet? Menu.

About the space: Opened since 1992. Even though it’s spacious with inside and outside seating, we had a wait – but only for a few minutes. It goes quickly, thanks to hostesses constantly walking around scouting open tables.

Don’t miss: The view. The woods offer a natural-setting vantage from Creekside’s patio. Find a nice day and go.

The eats: It covers the morning gamut. Combos include strawberry crepes, a rare find on menus. We tried a delicious one, with vanilla filling and fresh strawberries. Four types of waffles are offered (though the banana split waffle’s accompanying pineapple topping wasn’t anything to write home about and the banana was way under-ripe. It was our only miss of breakfast.). Six savory items are all hearty, including hamcakes - pancakes mixed with Applewood smoked ham, scallions, cheddar cheese and topped with Cajun butter. Five pancake options include tempting lemon ricotta blue cakes with ricotta cheese and blueberries. Four breakfast meats are available – bacon, sausage links, turkey sausage patties (very tasty) and Applewood smoked ham. With very few exceptions, everything is under $10.

Eggsactly the way to go: A dozen omelette creations include a create-your-own with 20 ingredients to consider. The list even has “lasagnomlette” - Italian sausage, beef, provolone and ricotta cheese.

Unique: Coffee Cake French Toast is exactly what it sounds like, and was amazing. Meant for carb lovers with a sweet tooth.

For sale: Fresh-baked cinnamon bread is sold on site near the hostess stand.

Have a brunch spot you’ve wondered about and want us to visit? Email me.

Previous eats: Northeast Ohio breakfast-brunch spots we’ve tried:

111 Bistro - Medina

35 Brix - Green

Akron Family Restaurant - Akron

Alley Cat - Cleveland

Bay Diner - Bay Village

Beau’s on the River - Cuyahoga Falls

Big Al’s Diner - Cleveland

Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Twinsburg

Blue Door Cafe - Cuyahoga Falls

Bomba Tacos & Rum - Akron

Bonefish Grill - Independence

Brim Kitchen + Brewery - Willoughby

Burntwood Tavern - Brecksville

Check Please Cafe - Grafton

The City Diner - Cleveland

The Eye Opener - Akron

Fat Cats - Cleveland

First Watch - Fairlawn

Flour - Moreland Hills

Flury’s Cafe - Cuyahoga Falls

Flying Fig - Cleveland

Fred’s Diner - Akron

Fresh Start Diner - Twinsburg

Gabe’s Family Restaurant - Cleveland

The Girves Brown Derby - Medina

Hofbrauhaus - Cleveland

Jennifer’s - Strongsville

Kelly’s cafe - Brunswick

Lamp Post - Akron

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge - Cleveland

Michael’s A.M. - Akron

Mom’s Deli & Grille - North Royalton

Mustard Seed Market & Cafe - Fairlawn

Noble Beast Brewing Co. – Cleveland

Perk Cup Café & Grill - Berea

Rosewood Grill - Hudson

Tartine Bistro - Rocky River

Tony’s Family Restaurant - Parma

Urban Farmer - Cleveland

Valley Cafe - Akron

Village Diner - Orange

Wally Waffle - Akron

Yours Truly - Mentor

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