What: The Lobster Pot, a seafood restaurant in Willoughby Hills
Where: 2749 SOM Center Road in Willoughby Hills, on the east side of SOM Center, just south of Route 6.
When it’s open: 11:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
Why you should go: The restaurant has a significant nautical theme. The space is dotted with oars on its walls, sea-inspired prints and even a small boat suspended from the ceiling over the back dining area. It has hardwood floors, wooden wainscoting, and white tablecloths and linen napkins. It feels upscale but not stuffy.
What you should eat/drink: The haddock sandwich ($12) was a highlight of the restaurant trip. It was breaded, not just battered, and the crispy, flavorful breading surrounded a tender inside. The giant piece of fish on a brioche bun came with fries, which were also above-average.
How to get more information: 440-569-1634, thelobsterpotrestaurant.com
A version of this story was originally published on News-Herald.com. Image: A huge and delicious breaded piece of fish stars in the haddock sandwich at the Lobster Pot (Mark Koestner).