Fall Is Time For Clambakes

I’ve still never been to a clambake, but based on my inbox, it’s clearly that time of year!

Here are a few upcoming clambakes in and around Cleveland:

Houlihan’s Restaurant, Westlake
Annual Clambake $22.95
September 10, 11 and 12, 2010
Bake includes New England Clam Chowder, 1 dozen Middle Neck Clams, 1/2 Roasted Chicken, Corn on the Cob and Red Skin Potatoes.

Please call (440) 808-9090 for more information or to make a reservation!
Clambakes available this weekend only while they last.

Stancato’s Private Clambakes on the Patio, in the Lounge or Dining Room
Any Friday or Saturday between September and November, 2010, Hours 5-9 pm, parties of two or more

Stancato’s Super Bake $24.95 per person or Stancato’s Steak and Bake for $26.95 per person

Super Bake includes One Dozen Clams with drawn sweet butter, Broth, New England Clam Chowder, Grilled Chicken Pasquale, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Corn on the Cob and Salad Bar. 

Steak and Bake includes One Dozen Clams with drawn sweet butter, Broth, New England Clam Chowder, 6 oz. Signature Steak, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Corn on the Cob and Salad Bar. 

Call, 1-440-886-6242, ext. 5 for reservations.

Stancato’s also offers catered clambakes, leran more at http://www.stancatos.com/pdfs_cateringMenus/ClamBake.pdf

Gamekeeper’s Tavern
Fridays and Saturdays in October
$59.95 1.25 lb Lobster Bake,  $49.95 Half Chicken Bake,  Additional clams available for $9.00 a dozen (please order when making reservation)

On Northeast Ohio’s Best Outdoor Dining Courtyard.  During Friday’s Clambake chowder and mussels served from 6:30 until 7:30 followed by clams and main course. Saturday chowder and mussels served from 6:00 until 7:00 followed by clams and main course.

Includes: New England Clam Chowder, Prince Edward Island Mussels, 1 Dozen Midlle Neck Clams, Choice of Half Chicken or 1.25 lb Lobster, Rolls, Redskins, Sweet Potato Tamale, Slaw, Sweet Corn, Non-alcoholic beverage and Pumpkin Roll

Reservations are required. Please call 440-247-7744 and ask for Lindy or Sarah for more details and to make your reservations. Tax and gratuity not included. Credit card deposit is required.

The Lakehouse Inn
Clambake at the Beach

September 18, 2010 — Festivities begin at 5:00pm
Overnight for one or two nights, or clambake only ($100 per couple)

End the summer with one last cookout at the beach!

Weekend includes:

– Accommodations for two nights
– Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
– Clambake* Saturday afternoon–Festivities begin at 5:00PM
–5:00PM – Light Hors d’oeuvres
–6:00PM – Chowder served
–6:30PM – Clambake served
–8:00PM – Bonfire on the beach

**** Live Entertainment***

Couple/double occupancy:
(Rates do not include tax)
B&B Room-$360
B&B Suite-$505
Beach House-$650

Couple/double occupancy-one night stay:
B&B Room- $240
B&B Suite-$305
Beach House-$385

$ 100.00 per couple (clambake only)

*Clambake includes-one dozen clams, 1/2 chicken, sweet potatoes or red-skin potatoes, New England clam chowder, cole slaw, sweet corn, rolls and butter, assorted pies, iced tea, a bottle of Lakehouse Wine (per two people), lemonade, coffee, tea

Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Bonfire with marshmallows and smores after sunset on Saturday

Call Andrea today for more information at 440 – 466-8668

Debonne Vineyards
September 17 and 24, 2010

Clam or Steak Bakes, $25.95 per person

Make your reservations today for our annual Clam or Steak Bakes. Dinner includes: one dozen clams or 10 oz. strip steak, 1/2 chicken, New England clam chowder, red skin potatoes, corn on the cob, tossed salad, roll & butter.

Dinner will be served 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Stay the evening and enjoy great entertainment starting at 7 p.m.
$25.95 per person. This is a pre-paid, non-refundable ticket event.

Here are a few posts from last year for more info on clambakes in Cleveland, including where you can buy supplies to host your own clambake or have one catered for you:



Until next time,



More Clambakes

Just found out about some more clambakes at some in the Cleveland area from the Cleveland Independents restaurant email:

Plus, click here for some more clambakes I wrote about a couple of weeks ago.


Until next time,


Clambakes are Popular in Cleveland?

According to this website, besides being popular in the Pacific Northwest and New England, clambakes are popular in Cleveland, Ohio.  Now of course, living in Cleveland, I know that clambakes are a popular fall activity here.  I just never realized that this wasn’t the case everywhere else?  

As for events, here are some I was able to dig up:

The Lake House Inn – Just missed it last weekend.

Chalet Debonne Vineyards – Just missed this one too!

Clambake at Vue Restaurant – One down in Hudson at Vue Restaurant this Friday night, September 26, 2008

Or you can pick up your own clambakes at the following locations:

Miles Farmer’s Market in Solon- Oct. 4th only

Spice of Life Catering – Apparently do clambakes-for-hire

Tom’s Country Place in Avon – can purchase the clambake goods, or they do clambakes-for-hire

Brennan’s Catering on Triskett in Cleveland – can purchase the clambake goods, or they do clambakes-for-hire

Lobster Brother’s Seafood in Westlake – Clambake info, Instructions, How To Video, and supplies 

Quality Halls Meat Market in Olmsted Falls – Buy clambake supplies and steamer rentals

Euclid Fish in Mentor – provides all supplies down to the steamer/pot and plates/utensils

Farmhouse Foods at Woodland and Southgate – Provides supplies, plus six steps to a great clambake

Am I missing any?   Where are the best places to host a clambake in Cleveland?

Until next time,