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A Better Place Caribbean and American Restaurant

About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating


A Better Place Caribbean Restaurant

A Better Place Caribbean Restaurant

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The Bottom Line

"A Better Place" is indeed a better place in a sea of average downtown eateries. The food is good; the service is casual and friendly; and the prices are affordable.


  • Friendly and affordable
  • Convenient to downtown shopping, offices, and theater
  • Full bar service
  • Late night bar menu served nightly


  • Decor is uninspired


  • A Better Place Caribbean and American Restaurant
    815 Superior Ave (at E 9th St.)
    Cleveland, OH 44114
  • 216 201-9227
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 1130am - 330pm
  • Dinner: daily 4pm - 10pm
  • Late Night Menu: Monday - Wednesday: 10pm - 1230am, Thursday - Sunday: 10pm - 2am
  • Restaurant entrance is on Rockwell Ave.

Guide Review - A Better Place Caribbean and American Restaurant

A Better Place Caribbean and American Restaurant, which opened in downtown Cleveland in spring of 2006, is a delightful oasis in a sea of office towers and forgettable eateries.

The food at A Better Place starts with light and tasty conch fritters and house-made soups, including a refreshing gazpacho. Sandwiches include a jerk chicken sandwich and a tequila-marinated chicken breast sandwich on focaccia bread. There are also traditional burgers. All sandwiches are served with made-to-order, hand-cut french fries, perhaps the best in the city. Highlights of the entrée menu include cornmeal-battered catfish and a varied list of southern side dishes, including red beans and rice and sautéed greens. The highlight of the Dessert menu is a luscious key lime pie.

The service is casual and friendly, efficient, but not effusive. The restaurant offers full bar service, including a variety of beers on tap, including several Great Lakes Brewery selections. A late night bar menu is served nightly, making this a great place to dine after the theater or an event at Playhouse Square.

(last updated 11-10-06)

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