Cincinnati Lunch/Dinner Spots

Tue, Aug 6, 2019 7:48 PM

Going to be stopping in Cincinnati for the day/night on Friday and having never really been to Cincinnati much anyone have any great restaurants recommendations? 

Open to any types of food my wife is a big fan of Mexican and wants to avoid chains if possible. 

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  • Tue, Aug 6, 2019 8:12 PM

    What part of town will you be in? Nothing Mexican that sticks out other than Nada or Bakersfield, but I think they get a little more hype than they deserve. Still pretty good, though. 

    Tue, Aug 6, 2019 8:36 PM

    The Dirty Sanchez at Hangover Easy is good. 

    Camp Washington is good for any meal. 

    Tue, Aug 6, 2019 9:47 PM

    Avoid the chili, it's nothing but watered down spaghetti sauce

    Tue, Aug 6, 2019 10:18 PM
    posted by Verbal Kint

    Avoid the chili, it's nothing but watered down spaghetti sauce

    It's sauce, not proper chili. But it's still awesome. 

    Tue, Aug 6, 2019 10:27 PM
    posted by justincredible

    It's sauce, not proper chili. But it's still awesome. 

    I am trying to think of something that the locals rave over more that is just not good, maybe Upper Peninsula meat pasties, no Cincy chili is worse

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 1:37 AM

    Go to Eli's or the Eagle. They're not what you're looking for, but they are delicious. 

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 8:39 AM

    We will most likely be staying downtown but nothing has been decided yet. But we will have a car and don't really have any plans for the day/night so we could travel. My wife will most likely be picking since I don't ever care where we eat. 

    I forgot about The Eagle always heard amazing things about it. Thanks for the suggestions so far! Also definitely avoiding the chili.... not a fan of Skyline. 

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 8:45 AM

    Eli's (fab mentioned) is great and a 5ish minute drive from downtown if you like BBQ. Get the rib tips.

    Sotto is downtown and awesome if you like Italian. Get the pork tenderloin or short rib cappellacci.

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 10:33 AM

    Che has some awesome empanadas.

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 11:23 AM
    posted by OSH

    Che has some awesome empanadas.

    Forgot about Che. Great spot and close to downtown. Basically just go to OTR and walk around until you find something you like.

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 11:23 AM

    O Pie O also makes a mean empanada.

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