Join in on the fun at the Nelly Belly Restaurant at the Emerald Necklace Marina! Located in the Cleveland Metroparks’ Rocky River Reservation, this incredible valley location sits at the start of the hike-n-bike trails, directly on the river below the Detroit Avenue bridge that spans the cities of Rocky River and Lakewood, Ohio. (See the interactive map below.)
This casual seasonal restaurant offers its guests a beautiful, sprawling outdoor patio with plenty of umbrella seating overlooking the river! Take time to catch your breath after burning off some energy hiking, biking or running the the trails, or simply come on down to sit and watch the boats go by while enjoying some delicious fresh, local, family-friendly food. OPEN ALL YEAR LONG!
Nelly Belly features applewood-fired pizza with both traditional toppings and some highly-creative specialty pies, and over a dozen styles of piadina, those warm and toasty flat-breads stuffed with ingredients like meats and cheeses — and even walleye, goat or shrimp!
The menu also offers dozens of other healthy and tasty menu options like grilled chicken sandwiches, deli sandwiches, a salad bar, burgers and hot dogs, plus sides of fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, coconut shrimp and more.
Looking for a quick refreshing treat on a hot summer day? Come taste the Ashby’s Ice Cream! We’ll have both soft serve and hand-scooped ice creams, which naturally will be offered as sundaes, shakes, cones and topping whips. Other tasty frozen treats will include Slush Puppies and Thelma’s Frozen Lemonade, plus all kinds of desserts like pies, scones, mini-cakes, dessert pizzas, candy and more!
Thirsty from your hike, run, bike or kayak ride? Stop in for one of our thirst-quenching beverages! We’ll have all of the major Coca-Cola products on fountain, plus bottled water, teas, lemonade and more.
Interested in more ‘adult’ beverages? Then come check out the new patio bar!
Nelly Belly will feature beers on tap (including brands like Great Lakes’ Dortmunder and Shock Top), a variety of domestic and premium bottled beers, and a wide selection of regional wines both inside and out.
Inside, top-shelf liquor and mixed drinks will be available. Out at the patio bar, the drinks will run more toward the frozen variety!
Nelly Belly at the Emerald Necklace Marina will be the west-side’s new summertime outdoor place to hang out! In addition to the great food, delicious desserts and all of the beverage choices you can imagine, there will be live music every Friday evening during the summer months, happy hours every Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m., and in-the-table fire pit seating to stay cozy on those cooler nights! What a way to spend the day or evening!
Come check out the Nelly Belly and this incredible riverside spot just once — after that, we promise you’ll be back plenty!
Nelly Belly Restaurant at the Emerald Necklace Marina
Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation | 1500 Scenic Park Loop Trail, Lakewood, Ohio 44107 | Phone: (216) 228-2233