Lakewood Is 'Best Of' Almost Everything

Lakewood cleaned up in Cleveland Scene Magazine's 2013 Best of Cleveland Awards.

It's a good day to be a Lakewood resident.

The city, its business and people were named in 26 different Best of Clevleland Awards by Scene Magazine this year.

Two of the more notable honors included Best Suburb and Best School District.

Here's the list of Lakewood's award winners:

Best local photographer

Frank Lanza (Lakewood resident)

Best place for free fun

Cleveland Metroparks (main entrance at the end of Sloane Avenue)

Best Sandwich Shop

Melt Bar & Grilled

Best Seafood & Most Romantic Restaurant

Pier W

Best Sub Shop

Dave's Cosmic Subs

Best Beer List

Buckeye Beer Engine

Best Pizza


Best Indian Food

India Garden

Best Cheap Lunch & Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Aladdin's Eatery

Best Latin

Barroco Grill

Best Wings

Winking Lizard

Best local entrepreneur

Matt Fish (Lakewood resident)

Best Local Comedian & Best Local Author

Mike Polk (Lakewood resident)

Best suburb


Best school district


Best Place to Buy Music

The Exchange

Best Consignment Shop

Avalon Exchange

Best Smoke Shop

Daystar Boutique

Best chocolate /candy shop


Best Barbershop/Men's Salon

Crazy Mullets

Best Bowling Alley


Best skate park & Best playground

Lakewood Park

Editor's note: Lakewood Patch Editor Colin McEwen's family owns Mahall's Twenty Lanes.

Jim Smith April 11, 2013 at 07:51 PM
EVERY day is a good day to be a Lakewood resident! Especially this time of year.
Carole April 12, 2013 at 01:03 AM
I <3 Lakewood!
B cman April 12, 2013 at 01:29 AM
Yeah except when you have to pay your estimated taxes.
michelle yereb April 12, 2013 at 06:26 PM
I think they might want. To rethink there vote what I see in Lakewood is horrible why don't u ask what the residents really think of Lakewood I so glad I moved my family out of there
terry April 12, 2013 at 07:58 PM
I've been a resident of Lakewood for over 48 years and love it. I like the convenience of getting where you want to go without any problems. The schools are great. There are of course a few too many pubs and churches in our little community.
The original Bill April 12, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Not unlike any other incorporated community in Ohio, so what's your point?
Linda Rogers April 13, 2013 at 03:12 PM
LOVE my little city! I can't wait to spread this news.
dougmoore April 14, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Congrats Michelle, you did the right thing..maybe some day the rest of us will get it!? In the meantime lots of us will join Linda & bask in lots of Lakewood LOVE as we work to make Lindas "little city" the best it can be! By the way, Michelle, will you share with us your new community? Most us really are happy for you!
Barb Mattis April 18, 2013 at 04:00 PM
I agree! And now I'm sure all the haters will flood with their comments also!!
Barb Mattis April 18, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Agree! Kinda bitter too.....
dougmoore April 19, 2013 at 01:17 AM
Barb..in reference to your above comment...I think its in our best interest to keep the "haters" commenting. One of the lessons of Boston & sooo many others places is what can happen when the "haters" stay below the surface! We all need to express ourselves & hopefully learn. Otherwise what is the PATCH good for? We cant even put it in the bottom of the birdcage! PEACE.
MK April 19, 2013 at 02:16 AM
How cool to see many of my favorite places listed! Way to go Lakewood!
Barb Mattis April 19, 2013 at 02:53 AM
I get it. And I totally agree. Thanks for the different perspective :)


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