Restaurants in Cincinnati, OH

The most popular restaurants in Cincinnati, OH include fine dining establishments, cafes and burger joints.

On Friday, November 16, 2012 - 17:04

Orchids at Palm Court

Located dowtown in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Orchids at Palm Court is a fine dining establishment. The Sunday brunch is highly recommended as well as the multiple course chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings. ZAGAT rated the Orchids at Palm Court as Cincinnati’s best, and Cincinnati Magazine has named it the city’s number one restaurant.

Arnold’s Bar & Grill

A Cincinnati establishment since 1861, Arnold’s Bar & Grill is the city's oldest tavern. The outdoor patio is popular with diners, and live music accompanies the eatery's expansive menu. Vegan and gluten-free options are available, and the broad selection of beer is a major draw.


Pasta lovers will feel right at home at Nicola’s, an Italian restaurant. All of the pastas are handmade in-house, and the historic building lends charm to the upscale atmosphere. The crispy potato gnocchi are raved about by diners, and the menu also features hearty dishes such as grilled pork loin.

Sugar n’ Spice

The best place for breakfast in Cincinnati is Sugar n’ Spice. Since 1941, diners have come to this Avondale restaurant for some of the eatery’s famous Wispy Thing Pancakes. The menu’s fluffy omelettes that are made with four eggs are touted as both delicious and shareable by patrons.

Zip’s Cafe

If burgers are on the brain, head to Zip’s Cafe. This Cincinnati restaurant is a local favorite thanks to its beefy burgers and beer-battered onion rings, and it has won CityBeat’s “Best Burger & Fries” award countless times. Known for its affordable fare, Zip’s Cafe has been one of the city’s top spots since 1926.

Skyline Chili

Skyline Chili is one of Cincinnati's top chili restaurants, serving up bowls of the favorite dish, as well as hot dogs, wraps, salads, steamed potatoes and more. The eatery, which opened in Cincinnati in 1949, creates its chili from an original, secret recipe.

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