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Cleveland tradition: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Slyman's

When it comes to corned beef, Slyman's has become a Cleveland staple.

CLEVELAND — It's a St. Patrick's Day tradition in Cleveland.

Long before sunrise, many get their annual celebration started with a stop at Slyman's to grab some of their iconic corned beef.

“It’s exciting to be part of Slyman’s," Sam Slyman tells 3News' Austin Love. "Just sandwiches, sandwiches, sandwiches and corned beef – but a lot of good corned beef, not just regular corned beef.”

It gets so busy that Slyman says he slept at the restaurant so he was ready for today's rush.

Slyman's, which opens at 6 a.m. for St. Patrick's Day, says their phone orders "maxed out" before Friday. The dining room is also closed for the day with carryout the only option.

You can see more coverage from our morning at Slyman's throughout the videos below...

Another Cleveland tradition for St. Patrick's Day is the city's annual parade, which steps off at 1:04 p.m. on Superior Avenue at East 18th Street. We plan to stream the entire parade live HERE and on our YouTube channel (subscribe here).

Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous St. Patrick's Day story on March 16, 2023.

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