Thursday, December 19, 2013

Charlie's Dog House Diner

I've probably driven by Charlie's Dog House Diner at least 1,000 times. Located on the corner of Brookpark Road and Broadview Road in Cleveland (headed into Parma), the exterior of Charlie's can't be missed.
It literally resembles a dog house, perched on the corner and just beckoning you in. I think what kept us away for so long is the fact that it is teeny tiny, with very little seating. There are only one or two small tables, and the rest is counter seating.
We happen to hit it at an odd time on Saturday for breakfast, so we easily found a spot at the counter.

Now, I thought that they would only have your basic breakfast offerings, but I was wrong. The menu was actually pretty lengthy, including dishes like burritos, corned beef hash, eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, several omelets, and then specials like three different skillets and a country fried steak. I was immediately impressed at what was coming out of the small kitchen.
I decided on the Ashlee Burrito with eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, and cheddar cheese stuffed into a flour tortilla and smothered with sausage gravy ($6.99). Dining Deals Alert!
The picture doesn't do this burrito justice, it was HUGE. I barely ate half of it. I spiced up the sausage gravy with some hot sauce, and then it was quite tasty. I'd order it again. Rick also enjoyed his skillet.

The diner has been around since the 1950's, and it's a Cleveland landmark. It holds on to that nostalgic feel, and you can still get their famous hot dogs. Open seven days a week, and free parking in a large lot, this is a great place to stop in for a quick breakfast or lunch.

Charlie's Dog House Diner
2102 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44134