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Cincinnati, OH

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  • 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
1035 ratings
opened in 2012; serving up authentic, Mexican street fare & a selection of over 100 tequilas & American whiskeys
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As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Ice Cream"
  • 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
111 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
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Blue Ash Chili: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(211 ratings)

9565 Kenwood Rd Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 984-6107
www.blueashchili.com
  • 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
211 ratings
since 1969; Other Recipes: Walnut Chicken
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  • 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
464 ratings
top of hill dining room featuring panoramic views of the Ohio River & downtown Cincinnati
5
  • Escovitch Snapper
    whole snapper, deep-fried & dipped in seasoned vinegar bath
  • Jerk Chicken
    marinated for 24 hrs; looks good
4.0 out of 5
98 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
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Knockback Nats: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Knockback Nats
(209 ratings)

10 W 7th St Map It!
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
209 ratings
#9 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); neighborhood bar serving BBQ
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Melt Eclectic Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(460 ratings)

4100 Hamilton Ave Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 818-8951
www.meltcincy.com
  • 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
4.0 out of 5
460 ratings
since 2005; serving gourmet sandwiches & salads including a large variety of Vegan, Vegetarian options; moved from original airing location (4165 Hamilton Ave); Other Recipes: Coconut Lime Chicken Stew
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Pho Lang Thang: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(472 ratings)

114 W Elder St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 376-9177
pholangthang.com
  • 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
472 ratings
opened in 2010; at Findlay Market (oldest market in Ohio...in 1852)
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Senate Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(772 ratings)

1212 Vine St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2020
senatepub.com
  • 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
772 ratings
opened in 2010; specialize in "gourmet street food" esp. hot dogs w/ gourmet toppings; Other Recipes: Braised Pork Belly
10
Skyline Chili: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Skyline Chili
(268 ratings)

290 Ludlow Ave Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 221-2142
www.skylinechili.com
As Seen On:
Guilty Pleasures, Episode: "The Deep Fried!"
  • 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
268 ratings
est. 1949; multiple locations
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  • 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
791 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
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Terry's Turf Club: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(668 ratings)

4618 Eastern Ave Map It!
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
668 ratings
crazy-fun outside décor, inside is full of neon
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Tom+Chee: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(215 ratings)

133 E Court St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-2433
tomandchee.com
  • 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
215 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)
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  • 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
173 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)
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Izzy's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Izzy's
(39 ratings)

612 Main St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 241-6246
www.izzys.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Cincinnati"
  • 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
39 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)
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Jimmy G's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jimmy G's (CLOSED)
(115 ratings)

435 Elm St Map It!
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
17
  • "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
137 ratings
CLOSED; pay homage to two traditional German Cincinnati favorites: beer & sausage
Cincinnati, OH   (17 restaurants)    

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