Located on West Park‘s main through-way Lorain Road is the Emerald Necklace Inn and Tea Room. True to its name, the Emerald is a hidden gem near the lush greenery surrounding the West Branch Rocky River. The inn was built in 1863 during the American Civil War and originally functioned as the county general store, and today, the Victorian origin of the inn is evident in the decor, characterized by porcelain trinkets, crystal chandeliers, and old-fashioned portraiture. Afternoon tea includes fresh pastries, scones, and savory tea sandwiches – not to mention bottomless specialty tea blends.
Address & Telephone Number: 18840 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH, (440) 333-9100
Many locals of West Park claim that Athens Pizzeria is the best pizza joint in Cleveland, and some even say its the best in Ohio. What is certain is that Athens serves fantastic pies, by any standard, at bargain prices. Make-your-own and specialty pizzas are available on Athens’s unique crust that is somewhere between thin and thick, and mildly sweet. This spot also offers Italian appetizers and entrees including mouthwatering meatball subs and homemade stromboli. Grab a take-away pizza, sit on the outdoor picnic tables and enjoy the summer sun.
Address & Telephone Number: 4341 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland, OH, (216) 476-1944