Best Scallops In Cleveland

August 3, 2016 8:00 AM

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Scallops for dinner are such an easy choice; sweet and flavorful they’re easily prepared, light and relaxing and speak of summer nights and dinners al fresco. Not sure if you’re ready for preparing scallops yourself? Leave it to the pros and more than a dozen restaurants around Cleveland. Scallops are the perfect choice for any seafood lover.
Docks Beach House Bar And Grille
252 W Lakeshore Drive
Port Clinton, OH 43452
(419) 732-6609
www.docksbeachhouse.com

West of Cleveland in Port Clinton await some of the best scallops served by the energizing restaurant Docks Beach House Bar and Grille. If you’re looking for dinner and drinks, music and entertainment than Docks Beach House is your place. This eatery takes no reservations, just come as you are and seating includes a lakeside view. Serving colossal broiled scallops and shrimp, they’re broiled in garlic and butter and served with a side of reskinned potatoes and streamed vegetables. Nothing beats a great dining with a great view and great food.

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Chez Francois
555 Main St
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-0630
www.chezfrancois.com

Chez Francois in Vermillion is the perfect spot for anniversaries, birthday celebrations or the impromptu dinner. This fine dining restaurant has a more casual riverfront café, perfectly suited for the summer hours. Scallops at Chez Francois are just as special, served with shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels, clams and escargot over a bed of fettuccini pasta tossed in olive oil, diced tomatoes, mushrooms and Kalamata olives. Just as Chez Francois makes every meal an exercise in perfection the scallops here are paired with a perfect accompaniment to bring out the best in flavor and taste.

Pier W
12700 Lake Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 228-2250
www.pierw.com

Pier W knows what it takes to make delicious seafood spectacular. First they start with only the best selection; having a personal relationship with the fisherman Pier W receives the freshest they can provide. Their philosophy insures the best seafood is made for your dinner. Georges Bank diver scallops at Pier W are pan seared and shiitake mushrooms, young peas, asparagus, goat cheese and mushroom folded pasta and finished with a tarragon cream. They are a heavenly dinner made even more so when you’re seated with a view of the Cleveland skyline. Pier W is well known for its spectacular views, polished service and quiet confidence, add a delicious scallop dinner and it’s perfection.

Tartine Bistro
19110 Old Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 331-0800
www.tartinebistro.com

Tucked away in a spot, surrounded by restaurants and boutiques Tartine Bistro is busy, inside and out. The patio is always full, café tables with tiny chairs filled with patrons, people watching and enjoying appetizers and drinks. Dinner at Tartine Bistro is seasonal; fruits and vegetables from local sources are utilized daily, but a mainstay at Tartine Bistro are the dinner scallops. Seared scallops served with a sweet corn risotto, crushed tomatoes and garlic, butter and seasonings. Be sure to order these with your favorite pizza or appetizer to fully enjoy them; scallops are better with a friend.

Mia Bella
12200 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 795-2355
www.miabellacleveland.com

While you’re in Little Italy enjoying the wine, tiramisu and lively conversation be sure to try the entrees being served at Mia Bella. The food here is classic Italian, read — perfectly seasoned, heavy on the tomatoes and the scallops are no different. An entrée of scallops at Mia Bella are served with spinach, mushrooms, butternut squash and tomato cluster. Mia Bella uses a Mediterranean twist on their menu so seeing a wide variety of seafood, scallops, mussels and shrimp should be no surprise and come a delight to patrons alike.

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Marissa Burke is a happily adventurous wife, mother and runner. Living in Lakewood, Ohio she searches neighboring communities for exciting food and drinks that are good and good for you in the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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