Cincinnati, OH

  (17 restaurants)    
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1213 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 579-0446
  • Milanesa Torta
    chicken cutlet, black beans, salsa verde, arugula, avocado lemon mayo served on telera roll
  • Short Rib Tacos
    braised short rib, queso fresco, crema, white onion, radish, cilantro
4.5 out of 5
952 ratings
opened in 2012; serving up authentic, Mexican street fare & a selection of over 100 tequilas & American whiskeys
Graeters Ice Cream
2704 Erie Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 321-6221
  • Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
    all-time best-selling flavor; an absolute "must-try" for anyone new to Graeter's; looks good
4.5 out of 5
109 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); since 1868; made w/ 18% butter-fat cream in old-fashioned French pot freezers (where air is not whipped in); multiple locations
Melt Eclectic Cafe (CLOSED)
4165 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 681-6358
  • Vegan Chili
    using textured vegetable protein instead of ground beef; "so delicious even the carnivores crave it!" (from its website); served 3-way (on spaghetti & topped w/ cheese); owner/chef likes to add Sriracha sauce; looks good
  • Yeehaw BBQ Sandwich
    chicken, Seitan or Tempeh w/ roma tomatoes, housemade Pico de Gallo (fresh roma tomato, minced jalapenos, cilantro & finely chopped red onion, drizzled w/ lots of housemade BBQ sauce & melted nuenster on a whole wheat hoagie; (vegetarian & vegan options available); looks good
4.5 out of 5
421 ratings
TEMPORARILY CLOSED (Expanding); since 2005; serving gourmet sandwiches & salads including a large variety of Vegan, Vegetarian options; Other Recipes: Coconut Lime Chicken Stew
Blue Ash Chili
9565 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 984-6107
  • 6-Way Chili
    spaghetti, chili, chopped onions, kidney beans, cheese, deep-fried battered pickled jalapeno peppers
  • Chili Philly
    Philly cheesesteak topped w/ chili; looks good
4.0 out of 5
199 ratings
since 1969; Other Recipes: Walnut Chicken
Incline Public House
2601 W 8th St
Cincinnati, OH 45204
(513) 251-3000
  • Cherry Pepper Poppers
    cherry peppers stuffed w/ cheddar cheese curd & wrapped w/ bacon; served w/ fig jam
  • Chicken & Waffles
    spicy breaded chicken breast, serrano-corn waffle, maple-bacon butter; available for brunch only
4.0 out of 5
418 ratings
top of hill dining room featuring panoramic views of the Ohio River & downtown Cincinnati
Knockback Nats
10 W 7th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621-1000
  • Smoked Wings
    smoked for 3 hrs & finished on flat top w/ homemade wing sauce
4.0 out of 5
189 ratings
#9 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); neighborhood bar serving BBQ
Pho Lang Thang
114 W Elder St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 376-9177
  • Banh Mi Dac Biet
    house specialty; banh mi sandwich w/ headcheese, pate, BBQ pork, Vietnamese bologna, pickled cucumber, cilantro, garlic mayo in a baguette
  • Pho (Noodle Soup)
    Guy got Dac Biet pho (rare steak, meatballs, brisket, tendon, tripe) w/ rice noodles & 20-hr beef broth; looks good
4.0 out of 5
430 ratings
opened in 2010; at Findlay Market (oldest market in 1852)
Senate Restaurant
1212 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2020
  • Booty & the Belly Sandwich
    braised pork belly & braised pork shoulder, pulled & sauteed in homemade BBQ sauce serve on brioche bun w/ apple celery root slaw & 2 onion rings; looks good (and sloppy!)
  • Korean Hot Dog
    homemade kimchi, beef hotdog, braised short rib, pickled cucumber, brioche bun; looks good
4.0 out of 5
713 ratings
opened in 2010; specialize in "gourmet street food" esp. hot dogs w/ gourmet toppings; Other Recipes: Braised Pork Belly
Skyline Chili
290 Ludlow Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 221-2142
  • 5-Way Chili Spaghetti
    steaming spaghetti covered w/ homemade chili, topped w/ beans, onions & a mound of shredded cheddar cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
257 ratings
est. 1949; multiple locations
Taste of Belgium
1133-1135 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 396-5800
  • Belgian Pretzel
    served w/ side of beer-cheese
  • Belgian Waffle
    Belgian way is to eat it plain; looks good
  • Carbonnades
    Belgian beef stew; beer-braised beef, frites, salad
4.0 out of 5
722 ratings
opened in 2011; started in 2007 baking waffles at the back of a produce store at Findlay Market...a few weeks later it was so popular he had to find his own place; official waffle of the Cincinnati Reds
Terry's Turf Club
4618 Eastern Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45226
(513) 533-4222
  • Burger w/ Burgundy Wine Sauce
    top seller; burger is multi-spiced including "Grains of Paradise" & comes w/ Swiss cheese; looks good (and sloppy)
  • Filet Mignon Chili
    50/50 pork loin and filet mignon, plus ground chuck (for fatty flavor); looks good
4.0 out of 5
642 ratings
crazy-fun outside décor, inside is full of neon
133 E Court St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-2433
  • The Armagoetta
    grilled cheese sandwich: goetta (Cincinnati sausage patty), Pepper Jack cheese, grilled hot peppers, fried onions & sweet hot mustard; looks good
  • Blueberry Blue Grilled Cheese Doughnut
    grilled cheese sandwich: mozzarella, blue cheese, blueberry compote w/ sliced glazed doughnut as buns; looks messy (good)
4.0 out of 5
213 ratings
#76 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2009; creative selections of grilled cheese; menu varies; Tom+Chee is restaurant lingo for Tomato & Cheese (tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich)
Camp Washington Chili
3005 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225
(513) 541-0061
  • Chili spaghetti
  • Chili
    sweet & salty tomato-based w/ bull meat round; served minimally on spaghetti ("two way")
  • 5 Way Chili
    spaghetti, chili, beans, chopped white onions, shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
163 ratings
#65 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1940; James Beard Award (American Regional Classic); open 24-hours a day, 6 days a week; chili ordered 3-way (spaghetti+chili+mound of shredded cheese), 4-way (+onions or beans), or 5-way (+onions+beans)
Island Frydays
2824 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 498-0680
  • Escovitch Snapper
    whole snapper, deep-fried & dipped in seasoned vinegar bath
  • Jerk Chicken
    marinated for 24 hrs; looks good
3.5 out of 5
82 ratings
since 2009; restaurant & catering business serving Jamaican cuisine; owner/chef was a former Univerity of Cincinnati football star who used to cook for team mates before getting hurt
612 Main St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 241-6246
  • 110 Reuben Challenge
    challenge: 5.5-lb reuben (super-sized potato pancake, Izzy's Famous corned beef, sauerkraut, Izzy's special dressing, Swiss cheese all on rye oval loaf) in 30 min.; Adam Turer (local youth baseball coach) lost first time trying, lost again
3.5 out of 5
38 ratings
est. 1901; first kosher style delicatessen West of the Alleghenies; Best Deli-2011 (Cincy Magazine); blends great food with friendly and attentive staff, all while maintaining the highest in quality and value (from its website)
Jimmy G's (CLOSED)
435 Elm St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621-8555
  • Barge Bash Burger
    dry-aged grind, smoked bacon-tomato jam, bleu, house pickle; looks good
  • Boozy Ice Cream
    bourbon & peanut butter-infused mixed w/ peanut butter toffee candy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
115 ratings
CLOSED; retro modern steak house for carnivores
Wurst Bar In the Square
3204 Linwood Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45226
(513) 321-0615
  • "U-Betta Goetta" (Sausage)
    Gliers Goetta Link, diced hash browns, maple bacon gravy & topped w/ a poached egg
  • Vroomin' Shrooms
    4 baby portabella mushrooms, stuffed w/ sausage, cheese & baked
3.5 out of 5
132 ratings
pay homage to two traditional German Cincinnati favorites: beer & sausage
 Cincinnati, OH  (17 restaurants)    

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