Rick’s Cafe and Catering: Restaurant in Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Rick's Cafe in Chagrin Falls, Ohio is currently closed permanently

Rick’s Cafe Caters

The old business address: 86 North Main St Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 Ph: 440-247-7666

Cafe, Food, Live Music
  • In your home or the facility of your choice.
  • We are available for private parties on Sunday.
  • We cater Birthday, Anniversaries, and Graduation parties.
  • We also serve Bar Mitzvahs, Company Parties, Back Yard Picnics, and Clam Bakes.
  • Call us for your next celebration. We will be happy to serve you.

History of Rick’s Cafe

In March 1976, Alec Singer and William Greene opened a new concept restaurant in the then small country town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Their unique innovation was Rick’s Cafe, the first of many area restaurants that featured all house made foods, simply prepared and served in a casual, bistro style setting.

Especially unique was their idea to turn the bistro into a weekend nightclub that featured live, local bands that played everything from R & B and oldies to Rock n Roll. Even now, Rick’s has been the place to go to hear some of the finest live music in the Cleveland area.

Singer and Greene, both movie buffs, named their restaurant the same as the bar in the movie Casablanca. They did abandon the Moroccan decor of the bar in the movie in favor of an Art Deco look in their Rick’s Cafe. It was not just a look, but a treasure trove of authentic Art Deco antiques, paintings and fixtures that were collected and assembled by Cleveland area antiques and auction guru, Michael Wolf.

The interior of Rick’s was designed to be very symmetrical, very chrome-trimmed and totally black and white with two huge multi-colored art deco murals, painted by an area artist, that flanked the prominent, center stage hand crafted birch bar and wood and glass tubing back-bar.

To enter Rick’s from the side door was to take a stunning step back into an era of jazzy elegance.

The culinary and dining success has been under the direction of Chef Sherrie Pallotta who has been with the cafe since 1979. Not only is the restaurant famous for its Barbecue and Gourmet Burgers, but it is also known for its fine, fresh grilled seafood dishes, unique sauces and an array of ethnic, world foods.

Pallotta has also been very committed to the vegetarian diet and to using natural, organic and non-processed foods that create a tasty and healthy recipes.

Rick’s Cafe has always been involved with the community and supports a multitude of civic, athletic and cultural events. For several years Rick’s worked with the Hunger Task Force and fed the hungry at an adopted church in Cleveland.

Over the years, Rick’s Cafe’s business has expanded to do off site catering that range from the informal barbecue to the elegant multi-course dinner for weddings or bar mitzvahs.

“We are now feeding our original customer’s grandchildren”, says owner Singer. For sure, few restaurants have the staying power enjoyed by Rick’s who is served well by its loyal staff. But why not, just like in the original play that inspired the movie, eventually “everybody comes to Rick’s.”

Dinner Menu

Mini Plates

  • Homemade Soup of the Day 5.35
  • Sherrie’s White Clam Chowder 6.40
  • Skewered and Grilled Ribeye with Scallions 7.00
  • Skewer of Shrimp Topped with Tomato Vinaigarette 7.00
  • Ribeye Steak,Mushrooms, Peppers, Marinara and Mozzarella Wrap 7.50
  • Grilled Eggplant Slice, Fire Roasted Red Peppers, Basil, and Kalamata Olive Salsa 6.00
  • Garlic Toast, with Grilled Eggplant, Basil, Feta and E.V.O.O. 6.00
  • Grilled Buffalo Scallops with Bleu Cheese Sauce and Romaine 7.00
  • Chili Garlic Peanut Shrimp over long noodles 9.95
  • Grilled Skewered Shrimp with Jalapeno Pesto Mayonnaise 9.95
  • Taste of Ribs 7.95
  • Barbecue Wings 6.95
  • Focaccia Pizza 11.25
  • with Basil, Roasted Tomatoes, Asiago Cheese, and Kalamata Olives
  • Focaccia Pizza 11.25
  • with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce, Grilled Chicken, Sautéed Mushrooms & Melted Fontina Cheese

Gourmet Hamburgers

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  • Plain Burger 10.25
  • Quarter Pound Burger 8.25
  • Half the size of our regular burger with your choice of topping
  • Cheeseburger 11.25
  • Swiss, Cheddar or Mozzarella
  • Sour Cream and Mushroom Burger 11.25
  • Melted Cheddar Cheese with Apples and Walnuts 11.25
  • Mushrooms with Lemon Butter, Worcestershire, Mustard 11.25
  • Melted Cheddar with Sautéed Onions, Mushrooms, and Green Peppers 11.25
  • Bacon with Swiss, Cheddar or Mozzarella 11.25
  • Blue Cheese 11.25
  • Salsa, Jalapeno and Sour Cream 11.25
  • Horseradish, Jalapeno, Cheddar Cheese Sauce 11.25
  • Jerk Spiced Burger with Banana “Ketchup” 11.25
  • Plantain and Jack Cheese Burger 11.25
  • Boca Burger 11.25
  • Buffalo Burger 12.25


Green Salad

Green Salad

  • Dinner Salad 6.00
  • Mini Rick’s Salad 14.50
  • Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese, Turkey, Lettuce and Fresh Garden Vegetables 1/2 Mini 10.00
  • Grilled Chicken Salad 11.00
  • Char Grilled Breast of Chicken Arranged over Salad Greens with Snow Pea Pods, Grilled Zucchini & Tomatoes
  • Caesar Salad 9.00
  • Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken 11.00
  • Greek Salad 14.50
  • Romaine Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives with Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Grilled Hamburger on a Chopped Salad 12.00
  • A La Carte
  • Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich 11.00
  • on Garlic Toast with French Fries
  • Grilled Ribeye Sandwich 14.50
  • on Garlic Toast with French Fries
  • Shrimp BLT on a Kaiser Roll 11.50
  • with Key Lime Mayonnaise with French Fries
  • Lobster BLT on a Kaiser Roll 14.00
  • with Key Lime Mayonnaise with French Fries
  • Flour Burrito Filled with Brown Rice and Black Beans 10.95
  • topped with Herb Sautéed Vegetables and Melted Jack Cheese
  • Pasta Tossed with Herb and Olive Oil Sautéed Vegetables 10.50
  • Brown Rice Topped with Herb and Olive Oil Sautéed Vegetables 10.50

Barbecue Dinners

  • PuPu Platter-Trio of BBQ Treats 17.00
  • Ribs, Wings, Shrimp With French Fries
  • Half Slab St. Louis Style Barbecue Rib Dinner 17.50
  • Half Slab Baby Back Rib Dinner 19.50
  • Full Slab St. Louis Style Barbecue Rib Dinner 22.50
  • Full Slab Baby Back Rib Dinner 24.50
  • Half Barbecue Chicken 17.25
  • Half Barbecue Chicken and a Taste of Ribs 22.50
  • Barbecue Breast of Chicken Dinner 17.95
  • Two Boneless, Skinless Breasts


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  • Gourmet Thin Crust Pizza – Special Topping Daily 15.50
  • Fresh Mushroom, Tomato and Caper Marinara Sauce over Pasta 15.95
  • With Chicken 18.95
  • With Shrimp 19.95
  • With Lobster 23.25
  • Tandoori-Spiced and Grilled Chicken Breast 19.25
  • Over Brown Rice and Roasted Vegetables
  • Grilled 14 Ounce Ribeye Steak 24.50
  • With Smashed Roasted Garlic, Choice of Potato
  • Sauteed Chicken Breast and Shrimp 20.25
  • In a Cranberry Sherry Glaze
  • Frutti Di Mare with Sauteed Scallops,Shrimp and Lobster 21.75
  • In a Garlic, Herb E.V.O.O. Sauce over Pasta


  • Bread and Butter 2.25
  • Steamed Vegetables 3.00
  • Brown Rice 3.00
  • Baked Potato 3.00
  • Roasted Potatoes 3.00
  • Black Beans 3.00
  • Homemade French Fries 3.00
  • Cole Slaw 3.00
  • Desserts
  • Sin Pie 6.00
  • Decadent Brownie 7.00
  • With Ice Cream 7.50
  • Ice Cream 5.00