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The story behind Slyman's and its legendary corned beef in Cleveland: NorthEATS Ohio

Who's hungry?? Reporter Austin Love makes a stop at Slyman's, a true Cleveland original.

Its name has become synonymous with Cleveland.

Welcome to Slyman's.

For 55 years, Slyman's on St. Clair has been the cornerstone of corned beef! It's that legendary, over packed, juicy corned beef stuffed between two pieces of rye that has made them a Northeast Ohio staple.

The family owned business started decades ago, and has been operated by the same family ever since. 

"It's a mom-and-pop operation that started in 1964," says owner Freddie Slyman. "It's 2019 and we are still doing a mom-and-pop operation kind of thing here."

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The classic shop and gigantic portions has consistently brought families and celebrities through the doors. 

"My father, he's the one that was making the big sandwiches. He knew that if you make somebody a big sandwich they're going to come back." 

Now it's a tradition carried on by Freddie, his brother, Moe, and his son, Sam. 

"This have never changed here. It's like a time capsule.

Slyman's is located at 3106 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114. 


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