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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
    The Melting Pot
    #1 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 550 reviewsTripAdvisor (550)
    $$ | American
    11023 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249-2306
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  • #2
    Graeter's Ice Cream
    #2 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1464 reviewsTripAdvisor (1464)
    $ - $$ | American
    332 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
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  • #3
    Aglamesis Bros
    #3 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 352 reviewsTripAdvisor (352)
    $ - $$ | American
    3046 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
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  • #4
    Orchids at Palm Court
    #4 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 980 reviewsTripAdvisor (980)
    $$ | American
    35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
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  • #5
    The Precinct
    #5 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 844 reviewsTripAdvisor (844)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2135
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  • #6
    Sotto
    #6 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 720 reviewsTripAdvisor (720)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European
    114 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3202
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  • #7
    Holtmans Donuts
    #7 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 607 reviewsTripAdvisor (607)
    $ | German, American
    1332 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7159
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  • #8
    Graeter's Ice Cream
    #8 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 221 reviewsTripAdvisor (221)
    $ | American
    650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2517
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  • #9
    Mazunte
    #9 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 228 reviewsTripAdvisor (228)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    5207 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1481
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  • #10
    Tony's Of Cincinnati
    #10 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripAdvisor (261)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    12110 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249-1731
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  • #11
    Boca
    #11 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 461 reviewsTripAdvisor (461)
    $$ | Italian, American
    114 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3202
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  • #12
    The Eagle Food and Beer Hall
    #12 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 597 reviewsTripAdvisor (597)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1342 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7159
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  • #13
    Jean-Robert's Table
    #13 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 311 reviewsTripAdvisor (311)
    $$ | French, Contemporary
    713 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2007
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  • #14
    Carlo & Johnny
    #14 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 320 reviewsTripAdvisor (320)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
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  • #15
    Maplewood Kitchen and Bar
    #15 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 423 reviewsTripAdvisor (423)
    $ - $$ | American
    525 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2347
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  • #16
    Nicola's Ristorante
    #16 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 331 reviewsTripAdvisor (331)
    $$ | Italian
    1420 Sycamore St Ste 3, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7356
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  • #17
    Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
    #17 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 682 reviewsTripAdvisor (682)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    700 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2015
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  • #18
    Primavista
    #18 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 286 reviewsTripAdvisor (286)
    $$ | Italian
    810 Matson Pl Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1487
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  • #19
    Taft's Ale House
    #19 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 523 reviewsTripAdvisor (523)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
    1429 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7009
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  • #20
    Dewey's Pizza
    #20 of 2,246 Places to Eat in Cincinnati
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 202 reviewsTripAdvisor (202)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Italian
    265 Hosea Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1705
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