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What to Eat in Cincinnati

Although Cincinnati was settled by German immigrants, the city's culinary scene has been influenced by countries the world over. Abigail Street, a Mediterranean restaurant, is one of the most popular places to dine in Over-the-Rhine. Additionally, the Italian cuisine at Nicola's Ristorante, also in the Over-the-Rhine district, is highly praised. If you're vegan, you'll want to tempt your taste buds over at the Asian-style Loving Hut, situated in northeast Cincinnati. For a diverse array of ethnic eats, a visit to Findlay Market on the weekends should be on your itinerary. By the way, for ice cream, head to the local shops — downtown's Graeter's Ice Cream or northeast Cincinnati's Aglamesis Brothers.

But if you want some German fare, head to Mecklenburg Gardens, located north of downtown near the University of Cincinnati.  Cincinnati also has some signature dishes — don't miss "goetta," a mixture of pork, beef and steel-cut or pinhead oats eaten at breakfast. Head to Glier's Goetta (across the river in Covington, Ky.) for a taste. You might also want to try Cincinnati's take on chili, a compilation of spaghetti, chili and cheese, to which you might also add beans and onions.

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  • #1
    Graeter's Ice Cream
    #1 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1437 reviewsTripAdvisor (1437)
    $ - $$ | American
    332 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
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  • #2
    The Melting Pot
    #2 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 516 reviewsTripAdvisor (516)
    $$ | American
    11023 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249-2306
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  • #3
    Aglamesis Bros
    #3 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 336 reviewsTripAdvisor (336)
    $ - $$ | American
    3046 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
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  • #4
    Orchids at Palm Court
    #4 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 972 reviewsTripAdvisor (972)
    $$ | American
    35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
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  • #5
    The Precinct
    #5 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 830 reviewsTripAdvisor (830)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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  • #6
    Sotto
    #6 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 707 reviewsTripAdvisor (707)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European
    114 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3202
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  • #7
    Holtmans Donuts
    #7 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 596 reviewsTripAdvisor (596)
    $ | German, American
    1332 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7159
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  • #8
    Graeter's Ice Cream
    #8 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 219 reviewsTripAdvisor (219)
    $ | American
    650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2517
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  • #9
    Tony's Of Cincinnati
    #9 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 257 reviewsTripAdvisor (257)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    12110 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249-1731
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  • #10
    Mazunte
    #10 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 223 reviewsTripAdvisor (223)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    5207 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1481
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  • #11
    Boca
    #11 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 457 reviewsTripAdvisor (457)
    $$ | Italian, American
    114 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3202
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  • #12
    Carlo & Johnny
    #12 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 317 reviewsTripAdvisor (317)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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  • #13
    The Eagle Food and Beer Hall
    #13 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 584 reviewsTripAdvisor (584)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1342 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7159
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  • #14
    Jean-Robert's Table
    #14 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 307 reviewsTripAdvisor (307)
    $$ | French, Contemporary
    713 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2007
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  • #15
    Maplewood Kitchen and Bar
    #15 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 415 reviewsTripAdvisor (415)
    $ - $$ | American
    525 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2347
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  • #16
    Nicola's Ristorante
    #16 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 327 reviewsTripAdvisor (327)
    $$ | Italian
    1420 Sycamore St Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
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  • #17
    Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
    #17 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 672 reviewsTripAdvisor (672)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    700 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2015
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  • #18
    Kenning's Circle K Restaurant
    #18 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)
    $ - $$ | American
    6166 Bridgetown Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45248-2944
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  • #19
    Taft's Ale House
    #19 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 509 reviewsTripAdvisor (509)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
    1429 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7009
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  • #20
    Primavista
    #20 of 2,227 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 281 reviewsTripAdvisor (281)
    $$ | Italian
    810 Matson Pl Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1487
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