Cincinnati, OH

  (21 restaurants)    
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SagoSee Sago Video ($$)
(96 ratings)

1004 Delta Ave Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45226
(513) 321-0982
  • Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang
    curried beef stewed for hours; served w/ side of peanuts, egg, spicy pickles, coconut rice, tamarind sambal; tradition is to mix all items together to eat; looks good
  • Roast Duck
    roasted & oil-crisped skin duck topped w/ Hoisin sauce; served w/ noodles & veggies; looks good
5.0 out of 5
96 ratings
serving Malaysian dishes w/ influences from European & Asian flavors showcasing a broad experience & unique style; "it's a Malaysia" -Guy Fieri
BakersfieldSee Bakersfield Video ($$)
(1466 ratings)

1213 Vine St Map It!
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
1466 ratings
opened in 2012; serving up authentic, Mexican street fare & a selection of over 100 tequilas & American whiskeys
Graeters Ice CreamSee Graeters Ice Cream Video ($)
(146 ratings)

2704 Erie Ave Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 321-6221
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
146 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
Kiki College Hill ($$)
(120 ratings)

5932 Hamilton Ave Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(513) 541-0381
  • Pepe Meshi
    "fancy Rice-a-Roni"; rice, noodles, chicken broth, chicken skewers, plum sauce, seaweed; "you've found magic...that is my kind of jam" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Pork Gyoza
    pan-fried dumplings filled with ground pork; served w/ side of ponzu dipping sauce
4.5 out of 5
120 ratings
since 2019; husband-and-wife team fusing the art of Japanese cooking w/ gentle flavors w/ an American twist; "Our mission is simple: We serve what we want to eat." (from its website); James Beard nominated
Arnolds Bar & Grill ($$)
(360 ratings)

210 E 8th St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-6234
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Cincinnati, OH"
  • Yo Mama Burger
    burger, American cheese, geotta (German sausage patty), potato cake, sunny side up egg, chipotle mayo; "it's probably one of the best meals ever" -Casey Webb; looks good
4.0 out of 5
360 ratings
est. 1861; institution w/ old-school fixtures, dark wood, walls plastered w/ art & a cozy patio; "decor must be seen to believe" (from its website)
Blue Ash ChiliSee Blue Ash Chili Video ($)
(225 ratings)

9565 Kenwood Rd Map It!
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
  • No Freakin' Way Challenge
    2.5-lbs of spaghetti, 2.5-lbs of award-winning chili, crowned w/ 2-lbs of shredded Cheddar cheese & 1-lb of jalepeno caps totaling 8-lbs; challenge: eat in 60 min
4.0 out of 5
225 ratings
since 1969; Other Recipes: Walnut Chicken
Incline Public House ($$)
(847 ratings)

2601 W 8th St Map It!
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
847 ratings
top of hill dining room featuring panoramic views of the Ohio River & downtown Cincinnati
Island FrydaysSee Island Frydays Video ($)
(197 ratings)

2826 Short Vine St Map It!
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
4.0 out of 5
197 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
Knockback Nats ($$)
(400 ratings)

10 7th St W 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
400 ratings
#9 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); neighborhood bar serving BBQ
Lucius QSee Lucius Q Video ($$)
(338 ratings)

1131 Broadway Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-4227
  • BBQ 3-Way
    spaghetti topped w/ brisket chili & cheese
  • Pendleton Porker
    sandwich w/ pulled pork, pork belly, onion bacon jam, smoked cheddar, Carolina Gold; looks good
4.0 out of 5
338 ratings
Midwest barbecue joint with a modern-industrial vibe serving authentic BBQ, southern sides, and live entertainment
Melt Eclectic CafeSee Melt Eclectic Cafe Video ($$)
(597 ratings)

4100 Hamilton Ave Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 818-8951
  • 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
597 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
Pho Lang ThangSee Pho Lang Thang Video ($$)
(745 ratings)

1828 Race St Map It!
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
745 ratings
opened in 2010; at Findlay Market (oldest market in 1852); moved from airing location (114 W Elder St)
Senate Restaurant [CLOSED]See Senate Restaurant Video ($$)
(903 ratings)

1212 Vine St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2020
  • Croque Madame Hot Dog
    hot dog w/ shaved ham, sourdough, roasted squash, sauce bechamel, sunnyside egg & chives
  • 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
903 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2010; specialize in "gourmet street food" esp. hot dogs w/ gourmet toppings; Other Recipes: Braised Pork Belly
Skyline Chili ($)
(377 ratings)

290 Ludlow Ave Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 221-2142
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
377 ratings
est. 1949; multiple locations
Taste of BelgiumSee Taste of Belgium Video ($$)
(1233 ratings)

1135 Vine St Map It!
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
1233 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
Terrys Turf Club ($$)
(891 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
891 ratings
crazy-fun outside decor, inside is full of neon
Tom + Chee [CLOSED]See Tom + Chee Video ($)
(252 ratings)

133 E Court St Map It!
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
252 ratings
[CLOSED]; #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 ChiliSee Camp Washington Chili Video ($)
(289 ratings)

3005 Colerain Ave Map It!
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
289 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)
Izzy's [CLOSED] ($)
(40 ratings)

610 Main St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 241-6246
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
40 ratings
[CLOSED]; 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] ($$$)
(128 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
128 ratings
[CLOSED]; retro modern steak house for carnivores
Wurst Bar In the Square [CLOSED] ($$)
(140 ratings)

3204 Linwood Ave Map It!
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
140 ratings
[CLOSED]; pay homage to two traditional German Cincinnati favorites: beer & sausage
Cincinnati, OH   (21 restaurants)    

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