Station 43 Tavern’s fresh fall menu has people across Northeast Ohio all fired up

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Guests are raving about Station 43 Tavern’s Tomahawk Chop, which includes sauteed spinach and a baked potato, for just $24.99. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Beth Newcomb

You can’t fake a good bake, and at Station 43 Tavern, an authentic clambake awaits—every Thursday after 4 p.m.—until the end of October.

Our clambake is as delicious as it gets,” says Chef Brian Swaney, master of all things made from scratch in the Station 43 kitchen and leader of the wildly talented kitchen team. “For just $32, you’ll get a cup of homemade clam chowder, a dozen clams, corn on the cob, your choice of a baked or sweet potato, and half a roasted chicken.”

Available for dine-in or carry-out, it’s nice to know that at least one of Northeast Ohio’s fall traditions hasn’t been cancelled.

“We know people are craving a sense of normalcy,” says Lisa Ross, who, along with Anthony Fiorelli, is a managing partner of the restaurant. “That’s why we absolutely had to offer our wildly popular Station 43 clambake.”

You can also order clams by the dozen to accompany your bake, or just because you love them. Priced at just $13.79, this seasonal must is a perfect starter, side or nosh while you’re sipping a brew at the bar and enjoying the big game.

Hearty Fall Fare
“Instead of offering traditional pub food, we’ve been blazing new trails since we opened in 2006,” Anthony says. “Our menu is bursting with fresh fall flavors, and most of it is comfort food—not pub food.”

The house-made stuffed peppers are based on Chef Brian’s grandmother’s recipe and served with mashed redskin potatoes.

Here’s an excellent example. Station 43’s Tomahawk Chop, the currently-buzzed-about cut of meat you’ve likely seen served at pricier restaurants, features a 12-ounce, long-bone, all-natural pork shop served with fresh sauteed spinach and a baked potato, for just $24.99. Try to find a chop of this size, beautifully prepared with sides, for this price anywhere else in Northeast Ohio, I dare you.

“Our prices are very affordable,” Lisa notes. “With more people venturing out to restaurants, we’re thrilled they choose to come here. We like to think it’s because of our comfortable, Cheers-like atmosphere, but for a lot of people it’s about the food. We give you a lot for a little bit of money, making it easy for people to enjoy something high-end like a tomahawk pork chop at a very affordable price.”

Also on the new fall menu, the comfort food of all comfort foods, Homemade Stuffed Peppers. “This is my own family recipe,” Chef Brian reveals. “You get two secret-recipe stuffed peppers and a pile of mashed redskin potatoes, for just $15.99.”

“And they’re delicious,” Lisa enthusiastically chimes in.

The house-made stuffed peppers are based on Chef Brian’s grandmother’s recipe and served with mashed redskin potatoes.

Rounding out the new fall menu is Homemade Chicken Paprikash served over spaetzles, for $16.99.

These delish dishes are available every day after 4 p.m. and all day on Sunday.

But sometimes a hearty portion isn’t quite what you had in mind. Station 43 has you covered there, too. Available all day is the BBQ Bacon Burger, the Black Forest Ham Sandwich and the Open Face Roast Beef sandwich, all under $12.50.

Anthony says the fall dessert menu is just as enticing as the regular menu, with homemade carrot cake, double chocolate cake, and banana caramel crunch cake, all baked fresh by local bakers, providing the kind of sugar rush we could use right now.

Lisa Ross and Anthony Fiorelli keep their charming firehouse-themed Station 43 Tavern safe, socially distanced and sanitized to greet fall diners.

“Guests love our firehouse theme and the creative cocktails we serve, but Chef Brian and the kitchen team have spent hours collaborating and creating our seasonal menus,” Anthony adds. “Our signature is comfort food, but they regularly put a spin on those favorites so they’re uniquely ours.”

Station 43 Tavern is located at 39910 Aurora Road, in Solon. Current hours are Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; closed Monday. The phone number is 440-836-0043 and you can call ahead for seating or reservations. The web address is where you’ll find dining and catering menus. Like the restaurant on Facebook at Station 43 Tavern. The restaurant offers free Wi-Fi and a free dinner entrée to anyone turning 43 with a valid I.D. Station 43 enthusiastically embraces all Covid cleaning practices and social distancing mandates.

Categories: Eastside Food & Dining