ASHTABULA — It's being called the best kept secret at the Eagles.

A new restaurant called Cliffhangers is now open six days per week at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1463 at 527 Center St.

A graduate of Ashtabula High School, Beverly Catania owns the business, and her mother, Mary Ann Detrich, is her advisor.

"When I need ideas I call Mom," Catania said. "She makes one of our best daily specials — the meatloaf. Mom is known for her delicious meatloaf."

Catania has extensive restaurant experience both as an employee and owner. 

"I always liked to cook," she said. "I started out watching my grandmother and mother cook."

Catania's signature dishes are lasagna and peanut butter pie.

When she heard the Eagles needed a restaurant, Catania said she jumped at the chance to have a business in her hometown. 

"We called it Cliffhangers because eagles make their nests on cliffs to protect their young," she said. "We were looking for a name that had something to do with the Eagles." 

So far, she said it's been a success. They offer take out and delivery service and are open to diners at the club.  

The most popular menu item is the Eagle Eye Burger, but the Italian sausage sandwich, fish, wings, deep fried mushrooms and fresh pork rinds also are in demand, she said.

The menu also includes appetizers and desserts.

"Everything is homemade; nothing instant," Detrich said. "Our mashed potatoes are real mashed potatoes."

Cliffhangers is open from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday with delivery until 11 p.m.; noon to midnight on Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. They are closed on Monday.

For more information or delivery call 440-536-6443 or 440-992-9371.