Owners, Bill and Mary Jo Demopoulos, have a long history in food service that dates back to 1980 when they founded Toby’s Sandwich Shop in Garfield Heights, Ohio. At that time, the only local, quick service food operations were McDonalds and Burger King. They had the desire to bring better food to the market. The original menu offered a large assortment of made-to-order sandwiches, salads & soups. In 1983, the Demopoulos’ duplicated and expanded this operation to an office building at 4807 Rockside Road in Independence, Ohio. While still operating the thirty-five seat Independence location, in 1985 they grew the Garfield Heights location to a full service, 110 seat Restaurant & Sports Bar. The menu grew considerably during the 1980’s and off-premise catering became a regular request. Guests will often refer to Toby’s (1980-1995) and the great food & service they had always received. For three seasons in the mid 1990’s, they also operated the concessions at The Glen Eagle Golf Course in Twinsburg, Ohio. After taking a vacation to Ireland in 1995, they decided to open a restaurant that would always remind them of the Emerald Isle.
Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub grew from a desire to offer a fun loving, casual dining experience, serving excellent food at moderate pricing. It needed to be a place where any age group could participate. The belief is that a restaurant is not just a place you come to have a meal, to fill the basic need to eat. Oh! No, it is much more! It is a place you come to feed your soul, as well. The Irish Pub theme offers this philosophy. After having the opportunity to travel Ireland and experience the true meaning of what an Irish Pub is all about, Mary Jo and Bill Demopoulos decided to create that same experience, only much closer to home!
Mavis Winkle's Irish Pub décor is well appointed with beautiful wood, glass and brass. Photography on most walls are from Scott MacGregor (www.irishphotos.com), a local Irishman who loves to capture the beauty of Ireland for all of us to embrace. This casual, cozy atmosphere oozes comfort and charm. A gorgeous two-sided fireplace with hand crafted mantles (also made by a local artist, Patrick Foley...Irish Workshop) boast two special Irish toasts! Don’t forget to find out what they say when visiting either location!
Offering attentive, friendly service coupled with a large eclectic menu will leave you wanting to return often.
Our menu and daily specials go way beyond corned beef, colcannon and boxty, to embrace well done offerings from the many cuisines of ethnic, rich Northeastern, Ohio. In the mood for steak, seafood, calamari, BBQ ribs or chicken? Ninety percent of our menu is made from scratch and offering the best value in food and drink. We also have a children's menu for our wee guests. There is sure to be a selection for everyone!
We invite you to take a few moments to view our extensive menu. Specials are also featured daily. Our entire menu is available for Dine-In or Take-Away!
Whether you are trying Mavis Winkle’s for the first time, or making it your “usual gathering place,” you can always count on a warm combination of décor, food and service that truly sets your dining experience apart.
Patio (Twinsburg) and Banquet Room for up to 90 people available at both locations.
2014 Mavis Winkles Irish Pub Restaurant - Cleveland, Akron, Independence, Twinsburg Ohio