Tremont Neighborhood Guide
Welcome to my Neighborhood Guide for one of the more popular Cleveland, Ohio neighborhoods, Tremont. Home to over twenty churches, well-known chef-operated restaurants, unique boutiques, street festivals, and its proximity to Downtown and other popular neighborhoods, Tremont has a little something for everyone.
With its charm, colorful homes, wrought-iron fencing, and alleyways, Tremont gives off strong New Orleans vibes. There’s even a New Orleans-themed restaurant! You’ll see bits of its university history with its academically-oriented street names, you’ll lose count of how many A Christmas Story Leg Lamps you find in windows, and you won’t lack for delicious food, shopping, or art.
- Check out the actual home used in A Christmas Story, and visit the recreated interior to feel like Ralphy. (you’ll notice a lot of Leg Lamps in windows around the neighborhood)
- Enjoy the summer favorite Taste of Tremont, an annual street festival with food, art, and fun.
- Tremont gives major New Orleans vibes around the neighborhood, but also at Bourbon Street Barrel Room.
- Visit the Affogato Cat Café and make some new furry friends.
- Tremont is known for having many churches, in fact, there are over 20 churches in the neighborhood.
Tremont is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but so are many of the churches within its borders. In fact, there are 26 churches within one square mile which is the largest concentration of historic churches in the country. A photographer’s favorite church is St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox with its iconic green patina roof.
Eat Cajun Home Fries & Andouille Sausage at Grumpy’s Cafe
Grumpy’s is one of the yummiest breakfast & brunch spots in Tremont. I highly recommend getting the Grumpy’s Special with Cajun home fries and andouille sausage along with other breakfast classics if you’re going for the New Orleans vibes.
Visit | 2621 W 14 Street
Eat Tasty Pizza & Buy A Book At Crust & Visible Voice Books
Located in the same building is Crust, a local pizza shop known for its ginormous sizes of pizza. Just upstairs is Visible Voice Books, a locally owned book store for curious readers and creative thinkers.
Other Great Restaurants In Tremont
Delicious pizza served next door to a local pub with the same name.
Build Your Own Tacos At Barrio Tacos
One of the first popular taco joints in Cleveland was made popular by their taco checklist menu where you can create your own tacos. My favorite thing, however, is the Queso Blanco. It’s the creamiest, thickest, most delicious cheese dip ever.
Visit | 806 Literary Road
As you drive around Tremont, you’ll notice a lot of street signs inspired by education such as “Professor”, “College”, “University”, and “Literary”. These are remnants of Tremont’s past as home to Cleveland University back in 1851-1853.
Enjoy A Taste of Tremont
Every summer the neighborhood gets together where all the restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and more get a chance to showcase their best and tastiest food. My favorite is the roasted corn, it’s next-level good.
Visit | July 17th 2022 | 2406 Professor Avenue
Make New Furry Friends At affoGATO Cat Café
A Cafe that creates a safe and comfortable haven for kitties you can adopt while also creating a place for locals to work and play.
Visit | 761 Starkweather Avenue
New Orleans Vibes
Bourbon Street Barrel Room
It’s no secret that New Orleans is one of my favorite cities which is why I noticed all of the NOLA-esque details around the Tremont neighborhood. When I walk around the neighborhood, I see courtyards and alleyways with wrought-iron fencing and colorful homes that remind me of the homes you’d see around New Orleans that make me feel like I’m walking around the French Quarter. There’s even a New Orleans-themed restaurant called The Bourbon Street Barrel Room where you can get Cajun food and beignets.
Visit | 2393 Professor Avenue
Eat The Tastiest Pastries & Breads At Leavened
So many delicious bread and pastries can be found at local favorite Leavened. My favorite is the chocolate chip cookie, it’s one of the best I’ve had.
Visit | 1633 Auburn Avenue
Cleveland Script Sign
Visit one of the famous Cleveland Script Signs on the outskirts of Tremont with a killer view of Downtown Cleveland.
Find all the Cleveland Script Signs in my post on the Cleveland Script Signs & How To Find Them
“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid”
A Christmas Story House & Museum
As you drive around Tremont, you may notice an abundance of familiar Leg Lamps in the windows of residences and businesses alike. That’s because you can find the actual home from the movie that plays non-stop every holiday season, A Christmas Story, in the heart of Tremont.
This home is the actual home facade used in the popular Christmas movie. The owner renovated the interior to match the movie as much as possible and turned it into a museum and home you can rent out to reenact your favorite A Christmas Story moments. Its most busy season is during the holidays but the museum is open year-round.
Visit | 3159 West 11th Street
Eat Delicious Comfort Food At Rowley Inn
Good tasting comfort food is around the corner from A Christmas Story House & Museum.
Visit | 1104 Rowley Avenue
More Events In Tremont
Tuesdays running from May 10 through October 11 along West 14th Street in Lincoln Park.
2nd Friday of Every Month and showcases the best of Tremont throughout the neighborhood.
Weekends throughout August showcasing a variety of arts and dance acts in Lincoln Park.
Date TBD, guests can tour 6 homes and enjoy food and drink from local chefs at each home.
Shop At The Prettiest Boutique Shop Banyan Tree
Trendy and unique clothes and accessories, home goods, gifts, jewelry, and beautiful display windows can be found at Banyan Tree.
Visit | 2242 Professor Avenue
Not an island and there are no ducks but there is a small patch of land about 1 square mile between Ohio City and Tremont bordered by Carnegie Avenue, Train Avenue, Scranton Road, and the RTA Red Line Rapid Tracks.
This small area of Tremont is growing with new homes and apartments being built and small businesses opening. Learn more about Duck Island at Cleveland Historical.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Tremont Neighborhood Guide! Are you a business in the neighborhood and want to collaborate, or did you have an update on something I shared here? Contact me. Be sure to check out my other Cleveland Ohio Neighborhood Guides below!