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The Best Restaurants in Solon, OH

Michelle McQuade | September 14, 2016

Whether it’s a casual lunch with friends or a fancy dinner with a loved one, Solon has something to offer for every kind of food lover. Here are our top picks for the best restaurants in town.

Swirl Wine Bar
33325 Bainbridge Rd

Located in a 19th century home complete with gardens and cozy fireplaces, Swirl Wine Bar is the best place to take a significant other to a date. Whether you’re an oenophile or somebody who’s cultivating a love for wine, you’ll enjoy Swirl’s huge selection and delicious small plates that will keep you ordering for more.

Pacos Tacos
6140 Som Center Rd

Pacos Tacos is the go-to place for a taste of Mexico. Drop by during lunch or dinner service – either way, you’ll still get to benefit from their menu which consists of a wide variety of tacos, nachos, soup,
Sandwiches, and other Mexican fare. The best part is that you can get a very satisfying meal for an affordable price.

Burntwood Tavern
33675 Solon Rd

DiningIf you’re looking for classic and comforting New American fare and pub grub in Solon, head to Burntwood Tavern in Solon Rd. Bring your friends and family to enjoy Burntwood Tavern’s selection of meat and seafood, which you can pair with the establishment’s craft beer and cocktails menu. If there’s one thing about Burntwood Tavern, it’s that a good time is certainly guaranteed.

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
6025 Kruse Drive

With several locations spread across the country, Rusty Bucket is a household name and a go-to place for both sports enthusiasts and lovers of comfort food. Scan the menu and you’ll find a variety of options, including the in-demand pork potstickers, signature Rusty Bucket Wings (available in five flavors), classic Bucket O’Shrimp, chicken fingers, salads, sandwiches, pasta, meatloaf, burgers, tacos, and more.

Jim’s Open Kitchen
33779 Aurora Road

If you’re looking for the best breakfast place in town, you don’t need to go further down Aurora Road. Stop by Jim’s Open Kitchen, a local institution best known for serving sausage, toast, eggs, and all your breakfast favorites to perfection. As its name indicates, the kitchen is within clear view, allowing you to take a peek into the process before your order gets to your table. From omelets, to egg breakfasts, oatmeal, and sandwiches, Jim’s is the perfect greasy spoon. Come around nighttime to taste a sample of their dinner menu as well!

Zoup! Fresh Soup Company
30050 Aurora Road

Best known for its menu that features a diverse range of soups, sandwiches, and salads, counter-service chain Zoup! has made a home in Solon, earning the love of locals and tourists alike. The best thing about Zoup! is that it regularly changes its soup offerings, guaranteeing something new to hit your taste buds every time you step within the restaurant.

Jimmy Dadonna’s Italian Restaurant
6200 Enterprise Parkway

Every town needs to have its own Italian restaurant, and for Solon, there’s Jimmy Dadonna’s. It is said that Jimmy Dadonna’s garlic rolls are enough to make you fall in love with the place. The pasta selection is extensive, and for every serving, you’ll get a side salad. The portions are generous, the ambiance warm and comfortable, the pizza pies delicious, and the overall experience simply enjoyable. It’s just what you’d expect of a traditional Italian restaurant.

Glenwillow Grille
29765 Pettibone Road

Housed in a 19th century building, Glenwillow Grille takes dining (and its classic American offerings) to another level. This eatery and tavern regularly serves dishes made of the finest quality, making Glenwillow Grille a definite must-try if you’re looking for a fine dining experience. Lunch and dinner options include an array of starters, hot soups, sandwiches and wraps, burgers, salads, and more. Glenwillow Grille also has an impressive wine and craft beer selection.

Harvest Kitchen & Lounge
33730 Bainbridge Road

Harvest strives to provide the freshest and most creative dishes by sourcing local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. According to reviews, this upscale restaurant is considered one of the best places to eat in Solon. Enjoy a diverse menu, even for the pickiest eater, offering gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. I’ve been reminded not to forget their desserts: save room for the bread pudding!


Solon has more to offer aside from a variety of great dining opportunities. For more information about the town, check out our community guide here.

41 North Main St. Chagrin Falls, OH 44022