Memories of a Steak House Clan

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Memories of a Steak House Clan

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Located in the celebrated Cleveland Flats, Jim's Steak House was the place to go for people from Cleveland to London and beyond. Thousands of patrons from boat captains to movers and shakers celebrated anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, graduations, special memories, and more at JIM'S. While dining on their favorite choice cuts of beef and famous hash browns, they marveled at giant oar boats easing around the fabled Cuyahoga River’s Collision Bend; enjoyed sweeping views of the Terminal Tower, and Cleveland skyline. Adopted into the JIM'S family at an early age, G.L. grew up living in the apartment above JIM'S and witnessed, from the back, top, and front, what some call the “hospitality business.” This is his––often humorous, sometimes poignant, always revealing––story of the clan that was part of Cleveland's restaurant scene for some sixty years.


“Makes you laugh...not like reading a history book about Jim's Steak House but reading about a family and their adventure.” - 4 Stars, Jane Spires at

“An engaging and vivid remembrance of the highs and lows of daily life in ‘the hospitality business’, highly recommended.” - Midwest Book Review